The Old Shack in The Woods (Tales from the Mountain)

The next morning Shaw and Claire woke up shivering. โ€œI'll get up and build a fire in the stove,โ€ he mumbled, climbing out of bed. He opened his eyes and was shocked. โ€œOh, my God. Get up Claire. Hurry! Get out of that bed.โ€

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

Published! The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

It was a crazy busy week, and it'll be just as busy this weekend as I work at The Inn and promote The Camp Series and "Be Careful of Those Woods". It'll be nice to have my next three days off, and be able to work on the manuscript rather than promote things. ***** The … Continue reading Published! The Camp Series (Tales from the Mountain)

I’m Not A Professional Book Cover Designer

I do wish I could afford one. Because this is not an option for me right now, I'm doing this for myself. My book covers could definitely be better if someone else were doing this but, since its me, I'm learning a few things here and there. Above are the original book covers for the … Continue reading I’m Not A Professional Book Cover Designer

And Now I Am Working On…

Oh, so many things. Haha. Are you surprised? Because so much went wrong last month when I wanted to be putting my books on Kobo, Lulu, and Barnes & Noble, I haven't even gotten to adding any yet. So now I'm planning out where to start, how often to add, and in what order. (Any … Continue reading And Now I Am Working On…

Playlist for The Camp Series

I read so many tips and descriptions about interesting things writers can put on their blogs to help readers better understand different aspect of their writing and more about the characters and places they write about. For instance, I wrote diary entries from a characters perspective for the #campseries, and a newspaper article to go … Continue reading Playlist for The Camp Series

Published! Seeing Things (Cemetery Hill Series Part 5) (Tales from the Mountain)

It's been a busy week. First by getting this one ready for publication and, yesterday and today, getting the word out. Newsletters, a blog post, and other promotional tasks have been completed, but there is still more to do. All this means that I'm not actually working on the new manuscript, which is what I … Continue reading Published! Seeing Things (Cemetery Hill Series Part 5) (Tales from the Mountain)

Last Read-Through is Complete

It's important for me to do a last read-through of a manuscript before I am done with the editing process. Why? Doing this step helps me to catch certain things before I publish, at least for the most part. Part of my theme word for the year has to do with focusing on the details, … Continue reading Last Read-Through is Complete

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

Posting to let you know that Dragged Off, part 3 of the #CemeteryHillSeries, and sub-series in the Tales from the Mountain series, is available for purchase on Amazon.com. I've met my fiction publishing goals for 2018. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! This is the last story I'm publishing in 2018. NOTE: There is another story in the Cemetery … Continue reading Published! Dragged Off (Cemetery Hill Series Part 4) (Tales from the Mountain)

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

Just wanted to let you know that The Visitors, part 3 of the #CemeteryHillSeries, and sub-series in the Tales from the Mountain series, is available for purchase on Amazon.com. That leaves just one more story to publish this year for me to meet my fiction publishing goals. ๐Ÿ™‚ In this third story of the #CemeteryHillSeries, … Continue reading Published! The Visitors (Cemetery Hill Series Part 3) (Tales from the Mountain)

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)

Have You Read These Yet?

My first series was a set of four ebooks, that go along with a few diary entries that you can read here on the site. These entries and ebooks are part of Tales from the Mountain, and follow a character named Jessica and her cousins. (If you've read these already, please consider leaving reviews if … Continue reading Have You Read These Yet?

Published: The Old Shack in the Woods

It is a rainy winter morning here in my little area of Maine. The sidewalks are covered in snow, making it difficult to judge where the icy spots are, and the driveways are slushy mess. I'm sitting at Aroma Joe's, ready to begin the promotional activities for The Old Shack in the Woods. Another woman … Continue reading Published: The Old Shack in the Woods

Publishing a New Story Soon!

I'm planning to publish my new story, The Old Shack in the Woods, on Monday! Granted, it might not actually get to you until Tuesday because it sometimes takes Amazon a day to get it up and then I have to capture it for my author page over there. It will be the first published … Continue reading Publishing a New Story Soon!

New Year Goal (2017): Publish More Stories

On the other site I mentioned a fiction new year goal for 2017 was to publish more stories. Did I pull it off? I sure did! It was so important to me to reach this goal that, despite a very rocky start to 2017, I managed to pick myself up and work hard to get … Continue reading New Year Goal (2017): Publish More Stories

Updating the Blog; And the Process

It is my hope to, at some point, have a more professional blog or site for the fiction I write. For now, I'm making some updates to this blog. When you publish eBooks, even if they are only short stories, there is a lot of other stuff you have to do. These days, you can't … Continue reading Updating the Blog; And the Process

Published! Auntie’s Boyfriend

I published the third eBook in the #CampSeries, Auntie's Boyfriend, This week, and it is ready for you to read. Here is the description of the story. 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 … Continue reading Published! Auntie’s Boyfriend

An Uncle, a Dad, and a Boogie Man

NOTE: This entry should be read after Part 2 of the #CampSeries, A Trip to the Outhouse. Dear Diary, We went up to camp again today. It was boring until our cousins got there. I played in the field with Carl, Jenny and Alex. Carl wanted to talk about the Boogie Man again. He wanted … Continue reading An Uncle, a Dad, and a Boogie Man

Published! A Trip to the Outhouse by Shannon L. Buck

If you've followed me long enough, which I know some of you have, then you remember a couple-few years back when I had published a not completely edited version of A Trip to the Outhouse on a revenue share site. I did this to see what the reaction would be, and received some good feedback … Continue reading Published! A Trip to the Outhouse by Shannon L. Buck