mike’s place

April 7, 2013

Always a Marine Anniversary Party! Where Do We Go From Here?

First let me kick off this final post of our anniversary party with a huge thank you to everyone who dropped in this weekend, hung out, tweeted, retweeted, as well as to all my readers who make my day with their enthusiasm and of course to my crit partners and editor and publisher without whom this entire series would not be possible. Beyond all of these fantastic people…to all our men and women in the service who inspired me in the first place. Where Do We Go From Here In the twelve months since Once Her Man, Always Her Man […]
April 7, 2013

Always a Marine Anniversary Party! Giving Back

In Once Her Man, Always Her Man, I introduced readers to Mike’s Place. A number have asked me where the idea came from and what inspired it? In all honesty, the idea was born while I wrote the book. Luke told me as he told Rebecca. Sadly, the story Luke told of his friend Mike and what happened to him is hardly a unique one in the realm of our armed forces. Fisher House At the time that I began describing Mike’s Place, I wasn’t fully aware of Fisher House, but it didn’t take me long to learn about it. […]
November 9, 2012

Men & Women of Military Blog Hop: Meet the Marines of Mike’s Place (Always a Marine)

Print Good morning and welcome to Mike’s Place. Located in Allen, Tx—this facility was founded by retired Marine Captain Luke Dexter. He wanted to create a place for veterans and their families to heal together. Why? Let’s hear that from Luke’s words in Once Her Man, Always Her Man: “I’ve seen what back to back wars do to the men and women who serve, and their families. Mothers who don’t see their kids for years. Fathers who return, a wad of stress and out of sorts. Soldiers who can’t reintegrate because their personal worlds moved on without them, and the […]
June 1, 2012

Happy Release Day! Tell It To The Marine

The third installment in the Always a Marine anthology in 1Night Stand (1NS) line for Decadent Publishing. 1Night Stand is the business name of an exclusive online dating service run by Madame Evangeline who provides her clients with a possibility of happily ever after or happily for now.   Tell It To The Marine Buy This Book All Romance eBooks Amazon Barnes and Noble Bookstrand PFC James Westwood isn’t a typical Marine. As a clinical psychologist, he recognizes his band of brothers needs a helping hand after their return home from the war. When his boss, Captain Dexter, encourages him […]