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)

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)

“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)

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)

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)

Published! Dark Surprises in Bear Wood (Tales from the Woods)

It's been a busy last couple of weeks preparing this story for publication, and an even busier last couple of days. Now all I have to do is promote the heck out of it. But it's ready! And I'm excited about that. I've already mentioned it on the Facebook page this morning, and sent out … Continue reading Published! Dark Surprises in Bear Wood (Tales from the Woods)

Getting this Story Ready for Publishing

It's been a pretty busy office day so far, and I've still got more to do. I've been working on the to-do list for Dark Surprises in Bear Wood, a new story I'll be publishing soon that is part of the Tales from the Woods series. I'm pretty excited about it, as I know it … Continue reading Getting this Story Ready for Publishing

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

Amazon got the book and it's page and description ready quickly this time around. Last night I had everything uploaded and, by the time I got home it was published in their store. This morning I captured it to my Author Central, and within an hour it was in my Amazon store. I've been working … Continue reading Published! You Don’t Know Me (Tales from the Woods)

Publishing a New Story, Soon :)

You Don't Know Me will be the fourth story I've published this year, though I've published many others as well. This one's main character is a disturbed young woman who has done horrific things. These were the very rough, first notes taken for this story. Obviously the woman has a mental illness and needs some … Continue reading Publishing a New Story, Soon 🙂

Bear Wood: Where the Story My Mother (and Others) Takes Place

Bear Wood is a peaceful place where you'll find people walking from here to there and children playing outside in their yards, up the road, or wherever they want. They are free to roam, and learn a great many valuable lessons for it. It's a beautiful area with plenty of woods, and many dirt roads … Continue reading Bear Wood: Where the Story My Mother (and Others) Takes Place

Almost Time to Publish Another Story

When the girls were young teenagers I wrote a number of short stories. I've been adding to the collection every so often since then. These are the stories I've been publishing over the past couple of years. It took a lot of editing, and a lot of learning about graphics, formatting, social media, and more, … Continue reading Almost Time to Publish Another Story

Doing Last Edits on a Story

I'm in the process of editing another story. This one is going to be published next month. Called My Mother, this story is about mental issues and the horrific things that can happen as a result. Part of Tales from the Woods, My Mother takes you somewhat into the mind of a boy as he … Continue reading Doing Last Edits on a Story

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

New Story Published! Alone

It has been a whirlwind of editing, having Zowie edit, and editing again, as well as formatting documents, uploading them to Amazon.com and Lulu.com, creating eBook covers and other graphics to upload places, and marketing and promotional tasks, for 7 short stories and 2 nonfiction books, this year. And I'm not done yet. Also, I … Continue reading New Story Published! Alone