Hidden Camp: Part 4 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

Elijah, age thirteen. “I was up late last night. Some woman was screaming outside, and I couldn’t sleep. Mammy and Pappy weren’t home yet, and it was getting late. Everyone else was asleep, but I was scared.” There are secrets on the mountain. Things adults know but don't tell their children. The young hear bits … Continue reading Hidden Camp: Part 4 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

Auntie’s Boyfriend: Part 3 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

Aunties boyfriend is gone. No one knows where he is. Sometimes strange things happen on the mountain, like pets disappearing. Or toys. Or even people. No one knows where they go, just that they are gone. Or, at least, that is what the grownups tell the children. What if the grownups know more than what … Continue reading Auntie’s Boyfriend: Part 3 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

Alone (Tales from the Woods)

Alone is a stand-alone story from Tales from the Woods. It is a mini story that can be read when you have a short break. Read the excerpt below the description to learn more. “I can call someone for you, if you’d like,” offers the kind nurse, but I turn my head without answering. She … Continue reading Alone (Tales from the Woods)

A Trip to the Outhouse: Part 2 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

"What are you doing up?" Dad asks when he notices me. "I have to go pee," I say nervously, knowing what was coming next. "Well, hurry up and then get back into bed." He took his turn at poker. On the mountain, children are not any more safe than adults. Sometimes, a fabled monster turns … Continue reading A Trip to the Outhouse: Part 2 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

Rascal: Part 1 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

“Have you heard about the Boogie Man?” “No,” we all said at once. “Tell us about him.” The Mountain itself is truly a majestic place. The beauty of the fields and the woods is astounding. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, especially when viewed from the top of the mountain. And winter, though leaving people … Continue reading Rascal: Part 1 of The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

The Haunted Dinner Party

“Are you nervous?” Cal asked his friend as they walked. “Why should I be nervous?” replied Sofi as they neared the old house. “It's just a Halloween party.” Sofi is excited about the Halloween party she and Cal have been invited to, but he seems nervous. Is he right to be? He's heard some things … Continue reading The Haunted Dinner Party

Bang! (Tales from the Mountain)

Bang is a stand-alone story from the Tales from the Mountain series. It is a mini story, meaning it can be read during a coffee break or other times when you only have a few minutes to relax. (See excerpt below the description.) “What’s going on, Sean?” She was frightened. He couldn't blame her, he … Continue reading Bang! (Tales from the Mountain)

We Can See You (Tales of Magick)

“Nice,” he replied as they drove by the cemetery into which his daughter was pointing. “Do you still visit Charlie’s father’s grave often?” “Once a week,” she said quietly. “Okay. Have you ever seen anything... unusual while there?” A Tales of Magick story. A community rises up to get rid of people they don't think … Continue reading We Can See You (Tales of Magick)

Victims (Tales from the Mountain)

The blood was everywhere. Covering the ground and the exposed roots. Blanketing the bushes. Painted on the trees. There was blood on the young woman lying on the ground. A stand-alone story from Tales from the Mountain. (See excerpt after the description.) Serena and her friends have gone on a hiking and camping trip that … Continue reading Victims (Tales from the Mountain)

The Face in the Window (Tales from the Woods)

I was glad to finally be leaving the camp in the woods. As dad drove away from the cabin that night, I was crying from the sheer happiness of leaving the place. This is a stand-alone story from the Tales from the Woods series. (See the excerpt after the description.) Tough times befall so many … Continue reading The Face in the Window (Tales from the Woods)

My Mother (Tales from the Woods)

"She kills people. It's what she does." Another story from Tales from the Mountain, My Mother brings to light some of the bad things that happen in Bear Wood. (See an excerpt for the story below.)   Is he lying or telling the truth? It's difficult to decide what the truth is sometimes, especially when … Continue reading My Mother (Tales from the Woods)

The Woman in the Woods (Tales of Magick)

She gave me a mysterious smile and said “Child, haven't you noticed that you’re different? Not the same as other people?” Again, I blushed. “I know I’m different. My parents...um, foster parents, were scared of me. They didn't understand me.” I paused a moment, then went on in a low voice. “I don't even understand … Continue reading The Woman in the Woods (Tales of Magick)

You Don’t Know Me (Tales from the Woods)

“It was exhilarating, the first time I killed someone. I was young, but I’d been wanting to do it as far back as I could remember.” She was calm. She hadn't been sure she would be. A Tales from the Wood Story She doesn't understand social cues. She is unable to form meaningful bonds with … Continue reading You Don’t Know Me (Tales from the Woods)

Dark Surprises in Bear Wood (Tales from the Woods)

“If you go into the woods today,” said Mrs. Everett. “You’re in for a big surprise.” She sipped her tea and peered out at us from over the rim of her cup. Putting the cup down, she asked, “Do you know what creepy surprises await you in the dark of the woods?” A Tales from … Continue reading Dark Surprises in Bear Wood (Tales from the Woods)

Seeing Things: Part 5 of the Cemetery Hill Series (Tales from the Mountain)

This is the fifth book in the Cemetery Hill Series, a sub-series of Tales from the Mountain. As far as I know, this will be the last book. I hope you enjoy each of the stories! Seeing Things is the fifth story of the #CemeteryHillSeries. In this part, Edgar must go up against forces he … Continue reading Seeing Things: Part 5 of the Cemetery Hill Series (Tales from the Mountain)

Dragged Off (Cemetery Hill Series Part 4) (Tales from the Mountain)

In Dragged Off, the fourth story in the #CemeteryHillSeries, part of Tales from the Mountain, three people are forcibly taken from the township. Can the sheriff and other officers, with the help of the men from Cemetery Hill Township, figure out who or what took them, before it's too late? And who do they bring … Continue reading Dragged Off (Cemetery Hill Series Part 4) (Tales from the Mountain)

Writing & Blogging While Home

Honestly, while I have been blogging and working on other projects during my time at home I have not been working on my manuscript. Not at all. I've tried. I sat down at my desk to write a number of times over the past month, but nothing has come of it. I recently organized my … Continue reading Writing & Blogging While Home

No Aroma Joe’s

That's not 100% accurate. AJ's is still open, but only for drive-thru orders. I have walked up to the drive-thru window twice since I've been staying home from work, after running other essential errands. I need disinfectant every so often. But the dining area isn't open. I cannot go in and sit, enjoy brunch, and … Continue reading No Aroma Joe’s

The Visitors (Cemetery Hill Series Part 3) (Tales from the Mountain)

In this third story of the #CemeteryHillSeries, Willa makes some important decisions about her future and is ready to move forward after her terrifying ordeal the previous year. Little Lavonne has healed, being left with scars and fear. And new people come to Cemetery Hill Township, as something horrifying - something monstrous - makes its … Continue reading The Visitors (Cemetery Hill Series Part 3) (Tales from the Mountain)

A Child is Taken (Cemetery Hill Series Part 2) (Tales from the Mountain)

When sweet little Louisa is taken from Cemetery Hill Township, even the state police get in on the search. And she's not the only child snatched from the peaceful community on the mountain. Will the children be found alive? Find out in A Child is Taken, part 2 of the Cemetery Hill Series from Tales … Continue reading A Child is Taken (Cemetery Hill Series Part 2) (Tales from the Mountain)

The Beginning (Cemetery Hill Series Part 1) (Tales from the Mountain)

The Cemetery Hill Series is part of Tales from the Mountain. In part 1, The Beginning, we are introduced to Willa and her family and friends, who live in a community on the mountain. Willa gets married and leaves the community only to return some time later, after running away from her new home. Her … Continue reading The Beginning (Cemetery Hill Series Part 1) (Tales from the Mountain)