Reading Free Ebooks

While I do read free ebooks, I don't do so regularly. Authors deserve to be paid for their writing. Usually I read a free book when I want to read something from an author I haven't read before. This helps me to decide if their books are for me. They aren't always but, when they … Continue reading Reading Free Ebooks

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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)

Promoting Other Authors

Even though this is my author site, I do promote other authors here. I might do this by mentioning what books I am currently reading or plan to read in the near future. Or by talking about who my favorite authors are. I've also mentioned my favorite books. I share the book reviews for the … Continue reading Promoting Other Authors

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)

My Current Projects

Given that I just finished writing the first draft of a manuscript, I figured I'd update you on my current projects. I always need to have things to keep me busy. First, I've started on my summer/fall reading list. It's a big undertaking. I do read a lot. I am currently taking notes (see photo) … Continue reading My Current Projects

My Reading List

I love to write. I love to read. I'm currently reading five books, and have an entire list of What to Read Next. This list includes physical books and ebooks. These are the physical books I'm reading this summer and fall: The four I'm currently reading are: Smart Women Finish Rich, Becoming, Eat. Pray. Love., … Continue reading My Reading List

Google Play Books

Google Play Books does not make it easy to sell through them. Previously, if you published on Lulu.com, you could send the book through to Google Play. Today I read that is no longer the case. Apparently now they only allow so many people in any given time to sell books through them. I went … Continue reading Google Play Books

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)

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)

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)

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)

Dreaming a Little Dream, Or #SelfPubCon2019

I mentioned before that I attended the virtual Women in Publishing Summit this month. I got so many wonderful tips during that summit that I decided to attend the online author conference that took place over the last couple of days. It's actually still going on. I've already read through all of the transcripts that … Continue reading Dreaming a Little Dream, Or #SelfPubCon2019

Check Out My Profile on AllAuthor.com

I may have mentioned on the Facebook page that I've created a profile on AllAuthor.com. It's a nifty little profile that showcases a few of my books at a time. I mentioned that I love how the site makes my books look more real by showing what they would look like with a spine. It … Continue reading Check Out My Profile on AllAuthor.com

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)

Pricing Books, for Other Countries

I learned something very useful as I was setting up Rascal on Kobo last week. I had noticed while using KDP (Amazon) there was a list of other countries where they sell books to that had prices set in each countries currency. I thought it was pretty cool, thinking they must know what they are … Continue reading Pricing Books, for Other Countries

Women in Publishing Summit Notes

Last weeks Women in Publishing Summit was amazing. Five days, each filled with a number of interviews and panels with authors and publishers. It was inspiring. They were inspiring. I'm so happy I found this summit. I'm just hoping that next year it does not coincide with the business summit I also enjoyed last week. … Continue reading Women in Publishing Summit Notes

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)

The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

The Camp Series, a sub-series of Tales from the Mountain, pulls together all of the short stories that have previously been published as single ebooks, diary entries written by Jessica, and other bits of information for the reader to better understand what is happening in the children's world. The horrors that are encountered come in … Continue reading The Camp Series (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)

“Be Careful of Those Woods” (Tales from the Woods)

Grandpa always told us, “Be careful of those woods”. We didn’t know why. We were pretty much convinced he was just trying to scare us. He may have also been a little crazy. Why should we have to “be careful of those woods”? A Tales from the Woods Story: Listen to your elders. They know things … Continue reading “Be Careful of Those Woods” (Tales from the Woods)