Fall is short for Football


Fall is short for Football.

This is my mantra from September through November. I’m not a pumpkin spice sipping, admiring leaves color, puffy vest wearing, bonfire loving person.  So, I bury myself in books, writing, and college/professional football. I’m blessed with a spouse that knows me. He allows me to put up my Christmas tree on November 1st each year. Therefore, I’m counting down the days until Halloween passes.


I’m participating in the virtual I.O.W.A. Writers’ Room event the weekend of November 6-7th, 2021. I hope you will visit the webpage to meet new authors and find great new reads.



Lust—This book will be at the editor for the final time next week, with a release in November 2021.

Sloth—I’ve plotted it out. I’m anticipating the second draft will be complete by December First.

Remi & Nala –My second children’s book, written under the name Gretchen Stephens is currently with the illustrator. We are planning a release of book #2 in November 2021.


Books make great gifts. My romance books in sweet and steamy versions are favorites for readers age 16 and up. I offer books, decorations, and crafts on both Facebook and Shopify.

Links: Shop on my Facebook page here.

Links: Shop on my Shopify shop here.

In addition to my books, check out these two authors:

Find Author Zoe Adam’s Book Here

Find Pebbles Lacasse’s Book Here

Happy Reading!

Haley Rhoades

By haleyrhoadesauthor

Haley Rhoades’ writing is another bucket-list item coming to fruition, just like meeting Stephen Tyler, Ozzie Smith and skydiving. As she continues to write romance and young adult books, she plans to complete her remaining bucket-list items, including ghost-hunting, storm-chasing, and bungee jumping. She is a Netflix-binging, Converse-wearing, avidly-reading, traveling geek.
A team player, Haley thrived as her spouse’s career moved the family of four 10 times to four states. One move occurred eleven days after my C-section. Now with two adult sons, Haley copes with her newly emptied nest by writing and spoiling Nala, our precious Pomsky. A fly on the wall might laugh as she talks aloud to her fur-baby all day long.
Haley’s under five-foot, fun-size stature houses a full-size attitude. Her uber-competitiveness in all things entertains, frustrates, and challenges family and friends. Not one to shy away from a dare, she faces the consequences of a lost bet no matter the humiliation. Her fierce loyalty extends from family, to friends, to sports teams.
Haley’s guilty pleasures are Lifetime and Hallmark movies. Her other loves include all things peanut butter, Kansas City Chiefs, St.Louis Cardinals, Star Wars, mathematics, and travel. Past day jobs vary tremendously from an elementary special-education para-professional, to a YMCA sports director, to a retail store accounting coordinator, and finally a high school mathematics teacher.
Haley resides with her husband and fur-baby in a south Des Moines suburb. This Missouri-born girl enjoys the diversity the Midwest offers.
Reach out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or her website…she would love to connect with her readers.

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