Thursday, October 8, 2015

Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga -- coming soon

The sequel to Widow's Web has been completed. Now the final editing begins with the focus on will Corporate Snare be as good a standalone as Widow's Web? It needs to be equal, not lesser.
I have a cover picture in mind, but it's yet to be done. Soon. I'm not rushing this, plus I have a lot on my calendar. Good things.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Books by DuannaLee Petersen-Griffin
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This new page is dedicated solely to my books. Check it out. 
Let me know what you think. Pretty please with sugar on it?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


No, you can't drop into a bookstore and pick up a hardbound copy anywhere. I'm sorry but that isn't an option.

Although, you can order a paperback version instead. It would be available in a few days. It simply depends on how quickly the bookstore orders it for you. Or you can order it on Amazon and have them shipped directly to your home or office or to a friend or relative. To find them in Amazon's search field, just put in the author's name to pull up the author page for ebooks and paperbacks:
DuannaLee Petersen-Griffin
for my author page or, without going through that way, enter on your search engine's IP bar:

As ebooks, the novels are available just about everywhere. Whatever reader you use, they should be available your way.

No money? There's another alternative. Read for free. Yes, ask your public library to obtain the ebook. I already have a couple in libraries, and they were just made available. I was amazed at not only how fast they were purchased, but also how fast people started "borrowing" them to read. Literally within an hour or so.

Keep in mind that dozens of books are published every hour, so it is easy to get lost in the mix. Searching by my name is the easiest and quickest way to find them.

Happy reading!  If you read my books, please rate them. It helps others in selecting books. I expect honest ratings. I also know that people are individuals with their own likes and dislikes. "You can't please everyone" is a true statement. Don't worry about my feelings.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Say what? 3 more what? Books, of course!

I have 5 novels. There are 3 steps for each novel: Amazon ebook; other ebook; paperback (as print on demand). I've opted out of hardcover standard printing.

All 5 novels have been published as paperbacks. These are NOT available on bookshelves, but print-on-demand via various outlets.

All 5 are available as ebooks on

So far 2 are available as ebooks on numerous other outlets (and via libraries by request) and I'm working on getting the last 3 ready to go.

Meanwhile, I'm working on novel number 6, a sequel to number 5.

I also have a novella (Hearts Crossing) that needs a second look before I publish it. It is based on my paternal ancestors which in and of itself complicates things. Specific details not being available, it is not a true biography, and the characters are thrown into a location and relationship that never happened in true life, as far as I know. (It would be so fun if it really had happened that way.) Being torn between facts and fiction, I'm leaning toward writing a preface. I wouldn't want someone to assume that it's from an autobiography. There simply isn't a detailed one available! (Each family prepared a very brief sketch of their lives, which I used as a guide.)

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Sales of my ebooks show up immediately on my reports, but the paperback sales don't. Oh, they're upfront with that issue, that there is a delay of a couple of days to a month or so. I'm finding this to be true...and frustrating. I still have a problem with impatience. Waiting is so difficult. (I want to know faster!) The scales are balancing. Will that stay the trend?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

SPOILER for Magnetic Attraction

Some folks are a bit put off by the kissing in the first chapter. There is a reason for it. Here's a preface just for those of you who can't get past that.

    When Vickie Johnson has a son, Jon Jr., she and her best friend, Jenny, make a promise that if Jenny has a daughter their children will marry and bind them together as sisters through their offspring. Soon after, Jenny marries and has a daughter. Vickie and Jenny recommit with a pact for their children, which will give them a blood tie as grandparents. They are delighted when little Jonny first saw tiny baby Elizabeth and kissed her cheek. The mothers beem with joy, hoping their dream would flourish into reality. As the children grow, Jonny kisses the little girl and grins when his mother smiles and whispers to her friend approvingly. 
   As the little girl gets bigger, she toddles to Jonny for a hug and he kisses her cheek, so her father calls Jonny "Kissy Boy". The tots are rewarded with smiles and clapping. Jonny and Elizabeth are inseparable whenever the families are together, which is quite often. Vickie has a daughter who is a few months younger than Elizabeth, so they play together often, with Jonny frequently kissing his little girlfriend's cheek. He hugs his sister, but his kisses are for Elizabeth.

Spoiler:  Jack is Jon Jr. (Jonny).

Magnetic Attraction is now available for Barnes & Noble, Apple products, and numerous other outlets and readers.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


To make my books more affordable, I have reduced Widow's Web as an ebook down to $3.99. I have slashed the prices of the paperbacks down to the minimum allowed within 7 cents. Now at rock bottom pricing:
$9.45 for Dreams & Secrets
$9.80 for Turnabout in Fair Play
$9.10 for Magnetic Attraction
$9.99 for Mysterious Castle
$16.88 for Widow's Web

Monday, March 30, 2015


Nobody's life is a piece of cake. We all have challenges and obstacles to overcome. It makes us stronger, right? Mine is on overload right now. 

When I should be promoting my books and finishing up my sequel to Widow's Web, I'm either lost in the fog or buried under an avalanche. Without naming specifics, let's just say that stress never ends. 

Right now I'm feeling fatigued which could be due to a couple of things, basically exercise and meds. After breaking my foot early last year combined with arthritis since age 21, I'm stiff and sore, even though my mobility has increased it's not back to normal yet. I had surgery (not foot related) in October at the same time I was releasing my books on Amazon. I'm on new medications, and stopped the one that affected my heart (improved heartbeat, but also enlarged heart) and the doctor said to decrease my activity 50% of normal. Yeah, I've gained 20# over the last 13 months due to decreased activity. I'm not happy about that bonus! 

Never fear, boredom is not a problem. I have too much going on to ever have time to get bored. Well, that's about where I am, burning the candle at both ends.

Monday, February 23, 2015


All five books are available for sale of AMAZON as paperbacks and ebooks. Widow's Web was just reduced in price. I am exploring options for advertising and increasing sales. Any changes will be posted here.

On search under may name: DuannaLee Petersen-Griffin
Widow's Web: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga
Mysterious Castle
Dream & Secrets
Magnetic Attraction
Turnabout in Fair Play

The sequel to Widow's Web is being written and progressing as planned:
Corporate Snare: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga

I am preparing to offer all five books via other outlets, such as Barnes & Noble.

Have you visited my website? 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PAPERBACK VERSIONS of 5 NOVELS February 2-6, 2015 (via

My novels about be released as paperbacks for sale on Amazon in the next 7 days!
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About to be released:
Turnabout in Fair Play  [Amazon has it in the queue for February 2-4]
Dreams & Secrets  [Amazon has it in the queue for February 4-6]
Magnetic Attraction  [Amazon has it in the queue for February 4-6]
* Widow's Web  [Amazon has it in the queue for February 4-6]
Mysterious Castle  [Amazon has it in the queue for February 4-6]

Please read and rate for me. 

Delayed by the learning curve, there were some technical changes made, such as changing the cover paper from Matte to Glossy and the paper from Cream to White, and a final read-through for layout and previously missed imperfections. 

Amazon provides print-on-demand for books. The ebook versions are already available on Amazon. Any ebook glitches found have been corrected. (If any more are discovered, they too will be corrected.) If you think you found one or more, please let me know. I'd love to hear from you!

If you are wondering the order in which they were written, it is Dreams & Secrets, Magnetic Attraction, Turnabout in Fair Play, Mysterious Castle, and Widow's Web: A Jim Cavanaugh Saga

Warning for readers in other languages: 
Two of the novels will have problems converting to other languages: 
Dreams & Secrets and Turnabout in Fair Play
Rather than indicating whenever a character speaks with a dialect, those dialects are written for spiciness, a little seasoning to get the feel of it. I was writing with Americans in mind, but non-USA readers could find it frustrating even in English. I feel the same way reading Shakespeare, yet I love the challenge.