Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Finished Christmas Lites

I submitted my Christmas Lites story just now! I think this project has been going on for nine years now, and I've been part of it for most of those years. I just sent my short story in for this year. It is a short and sweet story. I hope that everyone who reads it likes it. Now as my last day of freedom I have to wonder what I will be doing. I know last night I was working on turning Beneath the Scars into a screenplay. I doubt I'll do anything with it once it is done, but it's nice to have on hand. I will say the formatting difference is a bit of a pain. I give a lot of credit to those who do it on regular bases. It's pretty gross outside today so I'll probably spend my last day writing, but we'll see!

Monday, August 19, 2019

End of Summer

I know that there is pretty much another month of summer, but for me as a teacher, I go back to work in two days. So summer is pretty much over. As always I had a mental list of things I wanted to accomplish this summer, and I'm pretty much sure I did close to none of it. Oops! At least the batteries are recharged? I also finished another Christmas Lites story today! It's been 9(?) years since it has started and I've had a story in almost every edition! It's crazy and I love being part of this big project every year! It is a short sweet story this year. I try to change it up every year. I think I already know what I want to do next year!

I did a Facebook take over the other day and I got asked what my next project is. It made me think. I did put out a few stories this year after a little hiatus. If you all could see my computer folder you'd know that I do have plenty in the works. However, editing fees does slow things down. I do have a few things in the works and I might try something new editing wise to help be able to put more stuff out quicker, without breaking the bank. As you know I got married this summer and the hubby and I have some financial plans for the future. He supports me and my writing, but I want to make sure that help out with those plans.

So what am I working question that got me thinking. Number one, Pirate story, I have been saying this for year, but I will be making this happen and I am looking at covers so it is real! I will just have to come up with a better title and edit it and that will be out late this year, early 2020! Who doesn't like pirates? Number 2, Invisible Bond (Family Ties 2), another title that I've been saying that would be coming out soon. I need to beef it up a little and edit it, but that will be released 2020 as well. I'm currently working on a titleless story that is a little different than my other stories. I am enjoying it, but I am not 100% sure if it will be a full-on novel or a mini novella series like Mistakes is. I did write out a small outline for them, but I am leaning towards a novella series for that. Oh, and I do have my clone story that I will go back and scan through before beginning the editing process. I am sure there are others that I'm not thinking about that I want to work on, but I'm sure more new ones will pop up!
Happy Readings!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

World Wind

I can't believe it has been a little over a month since I wrote last! I'm so sorry, but this summer has pretty much felt like I've blinked and now I'm only a few weeks away from going back to work! Crazy....

So I got married this month which is where most of my MIA has gone. I got married in Maryland and I can't wait to share the photos with you. However, I'm here pretending like I'm being patient and not sitting here praying that they'll come soon. Then went to Mexico for a week. It was beautiful and I was not ready to come back. I haven't done much writing this summer. Then I kind of been itching to do some stuff around the house all the while running around to get my name changed.

I am not changing my name which I write under, just my legal name. I did write the ending of that untitled work that I've been working on. Does that count? PS look me up, I'm on Instagram!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

New release ~ Off the Beaten Path

Good Morning!
It's a bright and sunny Sunday afternoon and I think this heat is crazy. Apparently no gradual process to summer we went straight to into the oven. So yesterday Off the Beaten Path was released! I had released the paperback a couple of days early. Now it is available for every ereader.
It is finally released after what three or four years of me saying it was coming? It went through a lot and a couple of editors, but we made it!

Off the Beaten Path
After a couple of years, things almost seem calm again. There is almost a sense of home and security. However, something they thought would never happen does - a group of people finds them. Once the crowd comes, everything they know changes. Their pack order and relationships are questioned as things are thrown for a loop. After everything that Mother Nature had thrown at them, can their group survive other people.
Amazon paperback
Barnes and noble

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Off the Beaten Path and a Freebie

Good morning from New Jersey!
I'm visiting my family in New Jersey for another week then it is back to Virginia for me. I'm down to 24 days until my wedding! It is getting to the crunch and I've been so calm through this whole process I'm trying to keep it up! It is all the little details now and I'm not the best with that stuff so it's interesting. However, you are not reading this to hear about my wedding planning process.

So as I have said previously End of the Line 2 is being released this month! It has been a long journey and has gone through multiple editors, but it is being released next week! Off the Beaten Path takes place a couple of years after the first story. I've been torn if I will write a third. I did come up with another idea, but we'll see if I can do it or not. I do not want to force an idea. If you have no read the first, it is currently free through Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords. I will share the link. You can also check out the details for the upcoming release!

After a couple of years, things almost seem calm again. there is almost a sense of home and security. However, something they thought would never happen does - a group of people finds them. Once the crowd comes, everything they know changes. Their pack order and relationships are questioned as things are thrown for a loop. After everything that Mother Nature had thrown at them, can their group survive other people?

FREE - End of the Line

When so much is lost how does one to have the strength to move on? At seventeen Lauren was prepared for yet another year of school. Then asteroids hit, killing all of those she knew except for a few other teens from her neighborhood. Joining forces with her classmate Aaron, they work together on the journey in the hopes of finding more people that are alive. On the way, threats of starvation, illness, and freezing to death compare to the danger of Dean Manson. Manson is an ex-con out for revenge against Aaron. With so much working against them these teens fight for everything even if it means denying their feelings just for the chance to see a new day.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Mistakes Anthology Cover Reveal

So I am finally sharing the details for the Mistakes Anthology that will be released NEXT FRIDAY!!! You can preorder the ebook copy now, but the paperback will be available next Friday! I am also sharing that I'll doing an event July 27th from 6-10pm. I'll have several copies of each book including the new books. I'll be doing this even in Colonial Heights Virginia. There are more details to come.

There is a world that lives in the shadows of the moonlight that watches us. These creatures observe people from their past, remembering all of their wrong doing towards them while they were humans. Yet there seems to be trouble brewing in this hidden realm when one wolf challenges the leader. That one person causes a spiral of chain events that might put all humans at risk and the world that they know.

Now here is the full cover for the paperback. I hope that you all still like it as much as the others!


Saturday, June 1, 2019

TWO upcoming releases

Good Morning!
I'm currently taking a break from cleaning/laundry. I mean I live an exciting life full of adventure... Can't you feel the sarcasm this morning? Currently, my internet is trying to upload the cover for one of the upcoming releases for June. You did read that right, there will be two releases this June. The pressure is on! I would have put one in July, but I'm getting married in July and I can picture myself working on minor details and completely forgetting to market a release. At least I'm honest right?

The first release will be on June 14th. This release is a kind of new release. I put all the Mistakes novellas together to create an anthology. I prefer paperback books myself, and if there is an in-between book only available on ebook format I tend to not read it. It is terrible, my kindle spends most of its time collecting dust if I get a book for review that's pretty much when I use my kindle, otherwise I could go on and on about how much I prefer paperbacks. I wanted to let my readers who are the same way to have a way to read the Mistakes series. So I put the whole collection together as a collection. The collection will be available for ebook users AND paperback users. I have had some financial stuff going on lately so I couldn't afford to do a big cover, but I wanted it to go along with the other covers in the series. I hope that you all like it! I'll share that in a day or two ;)

The other release is FINALLY happening! I've been talking about this release for YEARS. End of the Line's sequel, Off the Beaten Path is FINALLY being released next month! I wasn't sure if I would rewrite a sequel to my first book, but a few years later I wrote one, I did have to take a little break because I almost felt like I wrote myself into a corner. Once it was written I had one editor take it. She had it, edited it, then her computer crashed. Unfortunately, some other factors happened and she couldn't edit the piece again. That in itself was a couple of years. Then this past December I gave the story to another editor that I've worked with and she sent the final piece to me this past week! I will not share this cover quite yet, but keep an eye out for ebook details for End of the Line so that you are prepared for the sequel! June will be a busy month and I hope that you all are ready!