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)

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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)

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

In case you haven't noticed, A Child is Taken, part two of the #cemeteryhillseries, and Tales from the Mountain story, has been published and is ready for purchase on Amazon. If you still haven't read part one, The Beginning, I'd do that first. When sweet little Louisa is taken from Cemetery Hill Township, even the … Continue reading Published! A Child is Taken (Cemetery Hill Series Part 2) (Tales from the Mountain)

I am on Mix.com, Previously StumbleUpon

I've been sharing networks I'm on with you; inviting you to join me on whatever networks we have in common. If I noticed someone new is a reader from this site or the Facebook page, I generally follow back. Now that StumbleUpon is gone, I've switched over to Mix.com, where I'll be sharing the things … Continue reading I am on Mix.com, Previously StumbleUpon

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've had a lot to do the last couple of weeks, what with publishing The Beginning. I've been promoting this new story, as well as the others I published over the last few months, and am close to being caught up. That damn humidity made me so sick I couldn't concentrate on much. I'm slowly … Continue reading Busy, Busy, Busy

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

Just wanted to be sure you know that The Beginning, part one of the #cemeteryhillseries, and Tales from the Mountain story, has been published and is ready for purchase. You can get it for $3.99 on Amazon. The Cemetery Hill Series is part of Tales from the Mountain. In part 1, The Beginning, we are … Continue reading Published! The Beginning (Cemetery Hill Series Part 1) (Tales from the Mountain)

The Woods (Tales from the Woods)

This is a stand-alone story from the Tales from the Woods series. (See the excerpt after the description.) Want to know more about what happens in Bear Wood? The Woods gives you another glimpse at the horrors that live within. Will this little girl and her siblings make it out alive? Find out in this … Continue reading The Woods (Tales from the Woods)

Dead People (Tales from the Woods)

This is a stand-alone story from the Tales from the Woods series. (See the excerpt after the description.) A Tales from the Woods story, Dead People offers a look at the forces at play in Bear Wood. What would you do if you entered a bus and came face-to-face with dead people? This is exactly … Continue reading Dead People (Tales from the Woods)

I Finished the Novella!

I recently finished writing the second novella of the year; one for the Stalker Series. I had taken breaks from it here and there to publish my stories and do the promotional stuff for them, but it is now complete 🙂 I also have a few notes in my folder for a third book in … Continue reading I Finished the Novella!

Sometimes You Need to Take a Break

And I did, for the most part. It wasn't planned. It's just how things turned out. Back during the first week of the humid weather my body did not adjust quickly enough. I was sick, but then I seemed to feel better the next couple weeks. Then I started feeling ill again, and just couldn't … Continue reading Sometimes You Need to Take a Break

Published! Dead People

What a busy long weekend at work! I would have rather been at the IMPACT festival in Bangor. Three days of great bands. This particular festival raises awareness of the suffering that results from suicide and mental health issues. A worthy cause, for sure. But I was working at The Inn, conversing with happy guests … Continue reading Published! Dead People

The Shack (Tales of Magick)

The people who visit see a happy old lady; the witch in the woods. She lives peacefully enough, and has no complaints. No one bothers her, and she bothers no one. It’s lonely out here most of the time, so she enjoys it when someone knocks, unexpectedly, on her door. She invites them in, feeds … Continue reading The Shack (Tales of Magick)

I’m a Memay… Again <3

Sometimes you just have to take a break from everything and enjoy the beauty of life. Recently, my daughter gave birth to her second child - my granddaughter. Babies make me so happy 🙂 ❤ The other day My daughter and her husband had to come to the area to take care of a few … Continue reading I’m a Memay… Again ❤

What I’m Working on Now

First, I'm still editing the first novella in the series I wrote between 2016 and 2017. I'm now on chapter 15 of the first read-through. I'm not sure how many edits it will go through before I'm done. This might take some time, as I have a fair amount of publishing to finish this year … Continue reading What I’m Working on Now

Finally Available: The Woods (Tales from the Woods)

I was trying to get a new book out to you each month this year from January to November, with  plan to take December off from publishing to do family things. When I tried to publish The Woods last week (June), it didn't show up on Amazon. I wrote to the KDP team a couple … Continue reading Finally Available: The Woods (Tales from the Woods)

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)

Choosing Character Names

I write a lot of stories, and most of those stories have a number of characters. I employ a number of methods in finding the right names for each character. For instance, I sometimes create a post on Facebook asking my friends and family to chime in with their favorite names for a particular type … Continue reading Choosing Character Names

What I Listen to When I’m Writing

Music helps me to get things done. Actually, music used to bother me when I was writing - until I started doing so at Aroma Joe's. They always have music playing, and I did get used to it. Now it's more difficult to write without it. Funny how that works. I cycle through a number … Continue reading What I Listen to When I’m Writing

Editing the Novella

While on vacation I started editing the first novella I wrote. I did two chapters during the bus ride to visit my daughter's family, and then four more chapters on Tuesday. I'm pretty happy with the progress so far. I do edits on paper first, so I print the entire first draft and mark it … Continue reading Editing the Novella

Don’t Go Into The Woods Alone (Tales from the Woods)

“You’re not really going out there, are you?” Kelly asked, brushing her shoulder length, wavy brown hair out of her face. “Of course I am,” Stacey replied with a smile. “That’s where he wants to meet.” A stand-alone story from Tales from the Woods. (See excerpt after the description.) “But, you don’t even know who … Continue reading Don’t Go Into The Woods Alone (Tales from the Woods)

Stories in Last Edits

I'm not sure about other writers, but I have stories in different levels of readiness. For instance, I have a few first drafts, a few second drafts, and even stories in last edits. I even have notes for stories that I want to write, and stories that I have already begun. Currently I have 6 … Continue reading Stories in Last Edits

Update: My Goals

Each December and January I spend a fair amount of time going over what I accomplished that year and in previous years, then I decide what I want to accomplish in the coming year. It is a lengthy process that is very well thought out before making any decisions. My main goal for fiction is … Continue reading Update: My Goals