“Do You Know Stephen King?”

I've been asked this a number of times at while at work at The Inn. Or, "Have you met Stephen King?" It's because: We live in the same state. I work in the city where he lives. And, possibly because, I push the Stephen King tour on guests when they indicate they are a fan … Continue reading “Do You Know Stephen King?”

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)

Staying Motivated…

... is not always easy. Except where writing is concerned. I get sidetracked pretty easily in general. This used to be the case even with my writing. I've lost count of the number of books I've started over the years, that still need to be finished because I had such a hard time staying focused. … Continue reading Staying Motivated…

Notes on Creating Characters

Today I am sitting at Aroma Joe's, enjoying iced mint tea as I do my writing. I've already finished a chapter in my manuscript, and have come to a point where I need to think about what is going to happen next. How are these teenagers going to get the adults in their life to … Continue reading Notes on Creating Characters

My A-Z List of Books I’ve Read

I've read a lot of books, so I thought I'd follow along with others who are listing their A to Z lists of books read. There was only one letter spot I was unable to fill. Read on to find out which one, and see if you can make any suggestions. Many of these are … Continue reading My A-Z List of Books I’ve Read

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 … Continue reading The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

What I’m Reading

I have a long to-read list. It's huge, seriously. This year I'm working my way through all of the Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot books I haven't read yet. (Though I have read a lot from both authors.) Switching back and forth between the two. I'm on a series by Kendra at the moment. Here's … Continue reading What I’m Reading

You May Notice Some Changes

So far I've updated my bio, and the books I'm showing in the side bar. I'm planning other changes for the blog this year as well. There's a lot going on, but some of it is behind-the-scenes stuff that may not be noticeable if you're not looking for it. My plans for the blog include: … Continue reading You May Notice Some Changes

Switching to Universal Links

This morning I spent time updating the About page here on the blog. What I'm doing, because it will make things easier for me in the long run, is changing all the book links here on the blog to universal links. What this means for me: I won't have to go in add links to … Continue reading Switching to Universal Links

1 Book Done, Another Planned

In case you missed it, I finished the first draft of the 8th Stalker Series book on Monday. This is the book I was working on last fall, that I had to put aside to join the NaNoWriMo Challenge. I won the challenge, then finished that book (Coming Home), and then picked up this manuscript … Continue reading 1 Book Done, Another Planned

Good Start to the New Year

I've been writing. I guess that's not a surprise. Because I finished the first draft of Coming Home on Christmas Eve, I've been able to concentrate on the 8th Stalker story again. It is coming along nicely. And I have the new book covers and other graphics for the Cemetery Hill books done, as well … Continue reading Good Start to the New Year

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)

Writing Goals for 2020

Happy winter! While I don't have specific word or chapter count goals, I am making goals for writing in 2020. I have already marked in my planner that I will be writing just about every Monday this year. Beyond that, my other goals are below. Keep writing! I can do this at work during downtime, … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2020

Finished a Manuscript!

During the month of November I won NaNoWriMo with my Coming Home manuscript. I'd taken time away from the Stalker series in order to do that challenge so, at the end of November, I had two unfinished manuscripts. Winning NaNoWriMo does not mean finishing a book. It just means you wrote at least 50,000 words … Continue reading Finished a Manuscript!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

While there may still be some articles posting to the blog, I am actually on vacation. Everything has been written and schedule to post on specific days, so you can still check in and read new things while I am away. I will be enjoying working at The Inn a little extra this week and … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Review: Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas + A Giveaway

Love. Lust. Money. Revenge. What else could a person ask for in a good summer read? Maybe one or two other things, and you might just find those in this Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas as well. Has there ever been a time in your life when you were completely happy, only to have the … Continue reading Review: Daring Summer by Elyse Douglas + A Giveaway

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