*This month's blog: Texting
*Next month's blog: Grandma
*June 7 - Blog post on Worlds of the Imagination.
*June book signing postponed. Books still in transit. New date TBA.
*July 5 - Guest spot on Linda Rettstatt's blog.
*July 26 & 27 - Book signing & speaking engagement at the PNWA conference in Seattle. (Details below).
A fantasy novel
published by Champagne Books, Burst Division
Now available in paperback at Amazon and Champagne Book Group.
An orphan girl seeks the oblivion of the forest while darkness lures the Chosen Son
of prophecy, yet they find each other, and their budding love could destroy the
very world Goran, the tormented prophet, is trying to save.
War threatens to destroy the world of Anthelion unless the holy man, Goran, can solve his prophecy riddle. For every clue he finds, another obstacle surfaces. An orphan girl, Watcher, becomes his responsibility. As if parenthood itself isn’t daunting enough, she keeps a bear for a pet and transforms into her forest surroundings to avoid socialization. Hope momentarily emerges when Goran finds Benaiah, the Chosen Son of the prophecy. Only he soon discovers Benaiah is a social pariah on the verge of embracing darkness.
When Benaiah and Watcher unexpectedly meet, the two outsiders find in each other a sense of belonging they’ve never known. Now their emerging love promises to bring about the same war Goran is struggling to prevent.
Also available as an ebook at Burstbooks.ca, Amazon.com, iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes & Noble.com, and Sony.
The reviews are in! Check them out:
Marked by Books My Cozie Corner
My Reading Addiction review Stressed Rach
A humorous paranormal thriller
Due to be released as an ebook November 2013 by Champagne Books
Supernatural abilities haunt her. Brainiac students taunt her. The FBI "Freak Squad" wants her. Will she abandon her extra sensory talents in favor of freedom, or or will she hone them to help catch crooks?
Former army brat, Ainsley Benton, may have finally found her place in this world, and it's among the freaks. This small town art teacher has the ability to see, hear, and feel what other people are experiencing, and now the FBI’s freak squad wants to use her "human bug" abilities to catch bad guys. Despite her fear of commitment, failure, and responsibility, Ainsley temporarily agrees to help this team of misfits, and ends up risking life and limb to
investigate a conspiracy that may only be one of her schizophrenic co-worker’s paranoid delusions.
The Middle Eight
A romantic comedy.
I just finished the first draft of this quirky little 'summer read.' As soon as my critique group gets through with it, I am on to editing!
Sex, drugs, and rock & roll. Just what the accountant needed.
When the normal life Ray has always dreamed of unravels,
she falls for a drummer, comes to terms with her unconventional childhood, and inevitably discovers that normal was never really in her best interest.
This entire novel flew into my head one weekend, and it's been a blast writing it all down.
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A sequel to Watcher.
Watcher and Benaiah are back, trying to overcome the trials of parenthood as well as the
ominous plots of their enemies.
I just finished the rough draft of this one and have started the editing process.
Works in Progress...
Right now I am focusing on editing, but I have started writing a sequel to The Hitchhiker, because these characters are so much fun to work with. This one has more dark elements, because this time the Department of Interagency Investigations team is trying to catch a serial killer. I already have the first two chapters and several other scenes written, and I've just barely started.
When my editing is near completion, I will begin the third and final book of my fantasy series. I already have the last line worked out, though, so I know where I am headed.
About my blog...
Although I will occasionally post excerpts from my fiction writing, I mostly post what I hope are amusing anecdotes based on my experiences as a somewhat neurotic and terminally sarcastic human being.
Fellow author Richard Hacker and I will be giving a presentation at the Pacific Northwest Writers Association's annual conference in Seattle, July 25-28.
The presentation, 'Find the Right Critique Group For You,' explores
the who, what, when, where, why and how of participating in critique groups.
Richard and I will have our books available for sale in the conference
bookstore and will also participate in an Author Signing Party.