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Friday, March 13, 2020

Friday the 13th....and celebrating a new release from Shannon Lawrence

A wonderful blogger friend, Shannon Lawrence, is celebrating the release of her new short story collection today!

On Friday the 13th????

But of course!

If you happen to know Shannon Lawrence, it's clear that today is perfect for her tales. She swims in all things spooky, dark, suspenseful, and tension-filled.

To help celebrate, we're to tell our own spooky tales, reveal our favorite urban myths or even gallop into the world of dark mythology. Every time, I think of spooky things I've run across during my life so far, I can't help but think of Dvigrad. I'm going to cheat a little here because there isn't really a ghost story surrounding this little-known place in Croatia. It's simply the town (or what remains of it) and it's history, which left a mark on me... in their own, chilling way.


DVIGRAD

This isn't a place usually found on most people's 'top tourist sights' lists. It's an abandoned, midieval town in central Istrian, Croatia, in the Draga Valley. Translated, Dvigrad means two towns. These settlements were around before the Romans moved in and lived in normal conditions until the Venetians took them over. Around 1345, war broke out between the Patriarchs, and it was besieged and conquered. In 1383, the Venetians won power again, took Dvigrad over, slaughtered the citizens, stole the riches from the church and remained in control. In 1616, it was devastated again during the war between Venice and Austria. The real downfall started in 1631 with the plague. By 1714, the last building occupied, the church, was abandoned. 

Now, none of this is really creepy in a ghostly way...or scary. But you have to picture the ruins of over 220 buildings, including a high, surrounding wall, all grown in by trees, bushes and vines. No one goes there. The supposed parking place to stop there and view it is a small, dirt area where weeds are somewhat kept at bay. We wandered the place for over two hours and not another soul was there the entire time.

It's so strange, walking down the streets of an ancient, abandoned town, while the buildings...although in ruins...still stand enough to be recognized with doors and windows and walls. The population wasn't small when the the town was occupied...it was a main trading place, thriving with life. And yet, all of it stands empty and forgotten. It's said almost all of them died of the plague.

And that abandoned, sad atmosphere rings with every step one takes.

No one has tried to keep back nature. No one has tried to put up signs or even make it friendly for anyone to walk through. Even walking through it is very dangerous. We followed a small path, which found itself more and more thickly grown on both sides. Suddenly, we realized the bushes had mutated to treetops and that we were walking along a path maybe 3 feet wide with over a 15 foot drop-off on both sides...and that on an ancient stone wall. (Noticing this while walking around with two young kids, who might have accidentally stepped off the side, was a real heart-stopper.)

So, is this a scary story? Maybe not. But walking down these streets left an odd feeling of strangeness I doubt I'll ever experience again. And it left a mark, I'll remember for life.

If you want to see some pictures (because I have no idea what pile my husband put ours into), head on over here.





Bruised Souls & Other Torments
 Short Stories

by  Shannon Lawrence










Fear resides in the soul.

A welcoming widow with a twisted appetite; a war-time evil lurking behind the face of a child; a father’s love gone horribly wrong; a deadly government solution; a new job with a demonic pay scale; a woman trapped in a mysterious house with no memory of who she is or how she got there. These are a mere glimpse of the terrors that lie in wait in this collection of horror short stories, sure to grip the psyche and torment the soul.  

Amazon pre-order link:



You can stalk Shannon Lawrence...










Wednesday, March 4, 2020

IWSG—Writing Healthy Into the Spring?


The first Wednesday of every month is when this group of awesome writers comes together to offer support, advice, encouragement or simply to let  frustrations and woes flow. Writing is a tough journey, and we don't have to go it alone.

Thanks goes to the brain behind this group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! If you want to join in or find out more (because there is so much more to this group), then head on over here.

Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG. They can also be found on Facebook or on the IWSG blog.

Super, special thanks goes to this month's co-hosts:Jacqui Murray, Lisa Buie-Collard, Sarah Foster, Natalie Aguirre, and Shannon Lawrence!


(WARNING: I'm babbling this month!)

Happy March!!!

I don't know about you, but I'm not really ready for it. Not at all.

Here on my little farm, March means the beginning of all sorts of outside work. Now, don't get me wrong. I love to work outdoors (otherwise, what am I doing on a farm?). BUT that also means double the workload. I wasn't even keeping up with things this winter!

My list has gotten huge: firewood to split, fence line to clean, fence line to move (build), house to be painted, weeds to be pulled, seeds to be planted, brush hogging, re-setting the pool, rebuilding railing around the deck...and...and...and...

If I stop and let myself think about it, I get a little overwhelmed. You know that sense of panic which pulls at the chest and makes it hard to breathe, while you squeal through clenched teeth??? Yep, that's what happens. So, I don't think about. Nope.

But there's a bright side! (*cough*cough* Sure there is.)  The bright side? It's time to lose some weight, get fit, and suck in nature's pure air! (Yay???)

As a writer, spending way too many hours sitting behind a keyboard can be a problem, and I'm not just talking about that extra cushion around the hips and waist. A stiff neck, aching wrists and forearms...and let's not forget the back. I mean, who really sits with the perfect posture while typing away? (Okay, the work on the farm also makes me ache....BUT....)

I don't always sit when I write. That's a biggie for me. I tend to move around with my laptop. While my favorite spot is a chair at the dining room table, you'll find me standing at the kitchen island or in front of the living room windows at my small, rolling-standing desk. Seriously, that standing desk on wheels was the best Christmas present ever!

I also 'schedule' small tasks in between writing time as breaks...if I'm going to be writing for several hours at a time. (Which doesn't happen very often, but let's ignore that.) For example, I'll wash a window or two, or take out the garbage...something every half hour of writing or so. There are always small jobs to get done, and instead of doing them all before or after my writing hours, I sprinkle them in between.

Too bad the bigger farm work can't be sprinkled in between. (I wish I could build a fence line in five/ten minutes!) But I'll take what I can get.


What do you do to keep yourself from sitting too long? Or do you just give up and enjoy that chair?

Friday, February 28, 2020

About Us by Elizabeth Seckman

I'm so excited today to help out a fellow writer/author/blogger friend announce her new book to the world...
and it's one you won't want to miss out on.




Hayden Matthews isn’t looking for love—she’s trying to get as far from it as possible. She's already wasted eight years in a failed marriage and is ready for a good life. A peaceful life. One where she can raise her daughter to be strong, independent, and happy. But to make that happen, she must fix her own life first.

Cam Vorelli has loved Hayden since he was in grade school. Always in the friend-zone, he stood on the sidelines, his heart breaking, as she said I do to the wrong man. A man he knew didn’t deserve her, who could never love her as he did. But what could he say? She was marrying into his family. Cam would never break a holy vow much less be disloyal to his kin.

Until he sees the bruises on Hayden. Abuse is a game changer.

Leaving a husband like Tag, who has a hot temper, a badge, and a gun is tricky. When Hayden calls Cam for help, she isn’t trying to lure him into any romantic webs. She needs someone she can trust and knowing her soon-to-be ex fears his former NFL cousin is a bonus.

When Cam comes to her rescue, he isn’t doing it to win her love. He does it because it’s the right thing to do. But if she starts to feel the same for him…couldn’t it be fate?



SNEAK PEEK

Was she a monster for wanting to be happy? Screw happy. She didn't start the divorce process so she could be happy.  She wasn't a child. She knew happy was an elusive, often selfish goal. Being happy was Tag's thing. He wanted every day of his life to be some sort of party. 
She hadn't asked for anything so impressive. She didn't ask for a big house or a new car. Hell, she didn't even expect vacations. All she wanted was a simple life, a peaceful life. A life where she knew when her husband said he had to work late that he truly was working late, not diddling the bartender or dropping the grocery money into a slot machine. 

She'd have been content with a marriage that simply wasn't miserable. 



Kobo: FREE

Amazon: 99 cents 

https://tinyurl.com/u6xcrob




And here's....Elizabeth!!!



Elizabeth is a multi-published author of books for people who are believers in happily-ever- after, true love, and stories with a bit of fun and twists with their plots. The mother of four young men, she tackles laundry daily and is the keeper of the kitchen. She lives along the shores of the Ohio River in West Virginia, but dreams daily of the beach.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

A review today of Escape Galapagos by Ellen Prager

Usually, I place these reviews over on Bookworm for Kids but had a mix-up today. So, I'm double posting this one here and there. Just hit the tab up above or read this one. 
Think of it as twice the fun!!!




ESCAPE GALAPAGOS
The Wonder List Adventures, #1
by Ellen Prager
Tumblehome Inc.
Middle Grade Adventure
180 pages
ages 8 to 12








As Ezzy Skylar's mother lay dying, her father promised to take Ezzy and her younger brother, Luke, to all of the places on his wife's wonder-list, starting with the Galápagos Islands. There's just one problem: while Luke loves all living things, Ezzy freaks out around wild animals. For her family, Ezzy must face her fears and walk with iguanas, swim with sea lions and sharks, and pretend to dance among blue-footed boobies. Things take a dangerous turn when hijackers take over their cruise ship. Ezzy, Luke, and Aiden, a teen they meet on the ship, are stranded on remote and wild Isabela Island, where an erupting volcano adds to the action and adventure. Ezzy must find bravery she never knew she had and rely on her little brother's help to make their way across the island in an attempt to rescue a ship full of tourists and the animals of the Galápagos.



MY TIDBITS

This book packs kid-appropriate adventure on every page and mixes it with some interesting facts about animals and more along the way to create a fun read.

Following a last wish from her deceased mother, Ezzy's father take her and her brother on a trip to the Galapagos islands. Her brother is thrilled, but then he's and animal friend. Ezzy isn't so sure they're as neat as her brother believes. when a hike on Isabela Island ends with them stranded and their cruise ship in the hands of hijackers, Ezzy not only has to learn to conquer her fear of the animals but save them and an entire ship.

Any readers who love animals...especially more exotic ones...and adventure is sure to enjoy this tale. The first pages already dive right in as Ezzy faces her first 'mini-dragon' and is told there is so much more to come. Her fear is understandable, as is her irritation with her younger brother, who can't understand her reaction. But then, their entire, little family carries a nice atmosphere, and it's clear they care for each other quite a bit.

The adventure itself is quick-paced and packs enough tension to keep the reader hooked. At the same time, it stays with the realm of kid friendly and is even appropriate for more sensitive readers. This, along with the information about various animals and the islands, makes it a wonderful read for school groups or homeschoolers, too. Add the wonderful mix of sibling relationships, friendship, and learning to step beyond ones fears...and this makes a lovely read.



And here she is...

Dr. Prager is a marine scientist and author, widely recognized for her expertise and ability to make science entertaining and understandable for people of all ages. She currently works as a freelance writer, consultant, and science advisor to Celebrity Cruises in the Galapagos Islands. She was previously the Chief Scientist for the Aquarius Reef Base program in Key Largo, FL, which includes the world’s only undersea research station, and at one time the Assistant Dean at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.



Read an article from Ellen in Children's Writer's Guild: http://www.childrenswritersguild.com/escape-galapagos-creating-a-family-adventure-in-reading/


Here's the tour if you'd like to follow along!



Friday, February 14, 2020

Help! I've Been Abducted by Aliens Blog Hop



Today, I'm taking part in a super-duper blog hop for the release of Patricia Josephine's new book!  And from the title, you're probably able to guess what her book is about. 
Since this is such a fun topic to contemplate.... 
What would an alien abduction look like? 
What do aliens look like? 
What in the world would happen to me if I were abducted???

See...
it's fun. 
So, she's asked everyone taking part in the hop to write a short story about an alien abduction. You'll find my attempt below!  But first...



Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. A year later she reappears—alone. With no memory of what happened and strange, new abilities manifesting, Savannah struggles to rebuild her life.
Evan Sullivan never gave aliens much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted.
Now, changed by the horrifying experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the
shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him.
But neither can let the other go. Reunited, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their
old lives return. As they face what happened to them together, they realize aliens aren’t the
only danger out there.
Someone closer to home is watching, waiting for the right moment to tear them apart.



You can find it here! (as of today!)

Amazon: http://mybook.to/AbductedLife
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/747693
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/abducted-life/id1282655088?mt=11
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/abducted-life-1
B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/abducted-life-patricia-josephine/1127096809


And here she is...



PatriciaJosephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never
set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school
and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down
a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn't
regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or reading about
serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult
Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small
petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow. 


You can stalk her (not abduct her!) at...
Website: - https://www.patriciajosephine.com
Patreon - http://bit.ly/2sHZ3Vr
Twitter - https://twitter.com/pattyauthor07
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pattyauthor07
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pattyauthor07/
Newsletter - http://bit.ly/2qOsvbm
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine
Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00UH7GAK0

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/patriciajosephine


And here's my contribution to the Alien Abduction Short Story.

Oh, How Sweet Valentine's Day Is
(In celebration of Valentine's Day, I decided to take an odd twist)

Three dozen red roses, one giant box of chocolates, and a large teddy bear. Tara blinked against the glitter sprinkling down from the hat perched on her head and rang the doorbell. Hopefully, the person didn’t take too long to answer the door. She’d been lugging chocolates, balloons, bears and roses all over town the entire day and hadn’t even had time for lunch.

Love. It was such a wonderful, magical thing… especially when the day finally ended.

As she shifted her arms under the weight, the clunk of a lock made her jerk into position. She plastered a super friendly smile on her face. Again. Smiles were so overrated.

“I have a delivery for Lilly Bean.”

From the spicy smell of cologne coming on the breeze, this was probably not Lilly. But then, one never knew.

“Oh, great! Come in.” The guy’s voice rang pleasant as he moved to the side and lead her into the entryway. “She’s in the living room. Do you want me to help carry some of that?”

Tara nudged the teddy bear toward him. “Go ahead and take this into her first. I’ll follow a few seconds later with the rest. She’ll love the extra surprise.” She added a wink, wishing he’d take the bear faster so she could get the last delivery over with and finally head home.

He went through what must have been the door to the living room. In less than two seconds, a high-pitched squeal hit.

“And that must be Lilly,” Tara mumbled. Forcing her smile wider than before, she stepped into the living room to find the two lovebirds wrapped in a sweet embrace.  

The sight was sheer bliss.

Shoving the roses along with the chocolates underneath her arm, she tapped a button on her bracelet. A beam of light burst out from the teddy bear and encased the loving couple in a ball of shimmering blue. Neither noticed as a portal opened around them to transport them off to the mother ship. But then, once transported, they’d never notice anything again. The preservation process had to be carried out immediately to ensure the fresh aroma of lust, love and desire wasn’t ruined by a sudden influx of adrenaline and fear.

Forty-four couples. It was her best harvest so far, but then, she planned to top it next year.
Sucking in the aroma of love still lingering in the air, she licked her lips and stepped toward the bear now lying on the floor. One push of the button on her bracelet and the portal’s light engulfed her in a warm embrace.

Now, her Valentine’s Day could truly begin…and what a feast it’d be. 


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

IWSG - Oh, Inspiration... Where do you come from?



Every first Wednesday of the month, this group of writers comes together to offer support, advice, encouragement or simply to let  frustrations and woes flow. Writing is a tough journey, and we don't have to go it alone.

Thanks goes to the brain behind this group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! If you want to join in or find out more (because there is so much more to this group), then head on over here.

Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG . They can also be found on Facebook or on the IWSG blog.

Super, special thanks goes to this month's co-hosts: Lee Lowery, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Jennifer Hawes, Cathrina Constantine, and Tyrean Martinson.


This month's question: Has a single photo or work of art ever inspired a story? What was it and did you finish it?

Nope. It hasn't. But it could happen.

My stories have been inspired, so far, by a range of different things. One was thanks to the recounts I'd heard from my relatives in Germany (A Glowworm). Another was due to a myth about a castle I'd once visited (Petals on a Rose). And there was one that came from my daughter's love of that show 'Cupcake Wars', Meringue, Murder and Marzipan. The last one is very, very, very loosely connected to the original inspiration.

Other story ideas seem to pop out of no where. Like Music Boxes or In the Shadow of the Eagle's Eye.  I have one MS I'm reworking for submission, A Crimson Rose, which does involve a painting. But I never saw a painting to inspire it.

My current WIP (no, not the co-authored one because that didn't originate in my head) was inspired, at least in part, from my jobbing days during high school at Burger King. (Didn't everyone have one of those jobs?) But even that plot has so little to do with reality that calling it inspired is quite the stretch...I can promise I wasn't going to die thanks to a blood moon and never dreamed of searching for ancient slippers. I did, however, have an old man crash the cash register in front of me with his cane because we didn't serve hamburgers during breakfast hours.   Got to love those years!

What about you? What inspired your tales?

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It's time to celebrate!!!

A writer/blogger friend of mine is celebrating her 2nd Blogging Anniversary...
and she's doing it big!



There are several prizes....lots of ebooks...

AND

An Ebook copy as well as an AUDIOBOOK copy of



And as far as I saw... there aren't many entries so far!!! (Means that your chances of winning are good)




Wednesday, January 8, 2020

IWSG - Starting the New Year without a bang


Happy New Year!!! And what better way to start off the blog this year than with IWSG?

Every first Wednesday of the month, this group of writers comes together to offer support, advice, encouragement or simply to let  frustrations and woes flow. Writing is a tough journey, and we don't have to go it alone.

Thanks goes to the brain behind this group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! If you want to join in or find out more (because there is so much more to this group), then head on over here.

Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG . They can also be found on Facebook or on the IWSG blog.

Super, special thanks goes to this month's co-hosts: T. Powell Coltrin, Victoria Marie Lees, Stephen Tremp, Renee Scattergood, and J.H. Moncrieff!


With a brand new year comes new energy and swing on the writing front! Right? Well, not in this writer's head. While the dreams mount and goals overflow, I'll admit...I feel slumpy.

And yes, 'slumpy' is a word in my world.

You know those moments... every word is trash. Every sentence forms such a mess that the entire literary world would be aghast if they even caught a glimpse of it. Nobody's writing has ever stunk as much as what's hitting my manuscripts.

That's me, at the moment. And that voice in my head is bouncing up and down, screaming that I should just give up because I definitely have no right to think that anyone would ever like my garbage. The short stories I've published are a laughing stock. People say they like them and they were published...but, come on, I know they stink to high heaven. And Music Boxes...a sheer accident. I haven't even completed another book since that one.

Sure. I have hundreds of story ideas floating through my head. I'm pretty sure several of them are dazzlers too. Which is all good and well...until I try to write them. Let's face it, those stories don't have a chance with my pathetic skills.

Sound familiar? If not, I'm amazed at your confidence and wouldn't mind having a dusting every now and then.

Will I listen and give up? It's tempting, but...not a chance. It's just that stupid, little doubt monster, who managed to squiggle his way out of whatever hole he was hiding in. Again. The best way to shut him up is to ignore him and keep plugging away. Because he does get tired of it, at one point. I just hope it doesn't take a few months...years? Luckily, I'm in for that even if it does. I'll just have to make sure my supply of chocolate never runs out.

What are your 'secret' ways of dealing with your self-destructive, writer's voice?

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This is coming up next week! Don't miss out because it's a ton of fun. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

IWSG...Keeping it fun


Every first Wednesday of the month, this group of writers comes together to offer support, advice, encouragement or simply to let  frustrations and woes flow. Writing is a tough journey, and we don't have to go it alone.

Thanks goes to the brain behind this group, Alex J. Cavanaugh! If you want to join in or find out more (because there is so much more to this group), then head on over here.

Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG . They can also be found on Facebook or on the IWSG blog.


Not only am I thrilled to help co-host today (because that's always tons of fun), but the winners of the anthology contest are being announced, too! I was lucky enough to be one of the judges, and wow! The stories were terrific! This anthology is going to be a real treat and probably not what you expected. Adventurous? Yep. But each story is so much more than that.

The winners can be found HERE ... the IWSG blog (after 5am EST)!  Congratulations to all of them!

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Don't put down those pens, yet! January is just around the corner, which means it's almost time for...


From 8am to 8pm EST, you can tweet a pitch of your finished and polished manuscript (with genre, audience age group, and #IWSGPit ). If you receive a like/heart from a publisher or agent, then check out their submission guidelines, send in the desired materials, and Wa-La! Your story will get at least a glance.

I, personally, love peeking in on these just to see all of the awesome stories. The ideas are always amazing!

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I'm skipping over today's question because I wanted to share something with you, instead.
My co-author loves to whittle and has been creating the characters from our WIP.  We have quite the cast, and the ones I'm showing you aren't necessarily the main characters. At least, not in the first book. Let's just say that someone is going to be whittleing for many moons to come. 

The first two figures are still in the making, but I couldn't resist giving you a glimpse anyway (hope Mr. Co-Author forgives me.) 



This is Niles, a fifteen-year-old, who is trying to support himself and his sick, little brother. He works as a janitor at the castle. Later, he needs to learn how to fight... the scenes from which this figure originates. On his back are the arrows, and he's holding a bow. (I can't wait to see it when it's sanded.)


Meet Anglia (oh, I hope I spelled her name right!). She's nine/ten-years-old and a bit of a handful. She's extremely playful and has a rich imagination...maybe a little too much so? Niles becomes a big brother figure for her (that's why he's currently standing at her back). I'm super excited about where her story will take her during the series (yep, we're writing a series!) She packs tons of surprises! And yep, this is definitely a YA read...take that as a very slight and impossible-to-know-where-it's-going hint at what her future holds.



Meet Midnight. She's not a character in this first book and is a very, very tinsy-tiny side-character, whose name might or might not be mentioned in the series (We're still working on book one and although the basic plot stands for the series, who knows what surprises will pop up!). But her best friend, Fay, is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the first book. Fay carries so much spunk that her little body can hardly contain it. Since I can't find my Fay photo (and I'm sure Mr. Co-Author emailed it to me..hmmm), I decided Midnight was too interesting to ignore. Her wings are iridescent, and you can kind of see that in the photo if you squint. She's still drying in this image...perhaps, that explains her scowl? But then, she does have a bit of a dark side.



As you can tell, Mr. Co-Author and I are having fun. Considering how much rewriting and editing is involved, fun is a vital element and keeps the excitement level high.

So, does chocolate.

Tons of chocolate.


Have a Happy Holidays! And see all of you next month!!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday Whittleings...and where those whittleings wander.


Wednesdays are my day to randomly babble. Sometimes about children's books, others about writing, and whatever else strikes my mind. Random thoughts...random whittleings.



I'm a horrible whittler. Honestly, I've never done much whittleing outside of creating pointed sticks to roast marshmallows on...(if that's not a worthy whittleing activity, though, then I don't know what would be!)  My co-author, however, is a whittler and is creating some of the characters from our book. I'll be sure to post pictures soon, so stay tuned for that!    (See, I'm getting you hyped for later!  ...ummm...and I haven't told him I'd like him to take pictures of them yet. So, if he's reading this, now he knows.)

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In other news, an awesome writing friend is celebrating the release of her new book in just TWO DAYS!!! I haven't read it yet...my 'to-be-read' pile has been getting the best of me lately...but I've heard so many good things about it and will be reading it. I'm a fan of her writing. So, I'm going to say...This Is A Must Read!




NOT GUILTY
by C. Lee McKenzie
Evernight Teen
YA Contemporary / Thriller / Mystery




A bloodied knife. One young man's word against another. A lifetime dream shattered.


B&N https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/not-guilty-c-le…/1133757423
KOBO https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/not-guilty-19
SMASHWORDS https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/959648



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Also, in the world of writing (is there another world?)

I'm going to be at the Barnes & Noble in St. Peters, Missouri from 12 to 3 pm this coming Saturday (October 26th.) They're planning quite the Halloween event (I've heard), and there will be an adult horror/thriller/spooky author there as well.

I've been told to come dressed for the celebration. I might have the perfect outfit.

So, stop by if you can. Plus, it's supposed to be yucky weather—a terrific time for a visit to the book store!

*****

The super-awesome, amazing narrator, Nance Weber, put together a short video to help tease the audio book version of Music Boxes. I'm still over the moon about this and love listening to how she reads the characters.



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And lastly...but not leastly...

Here's the on-going Tour line-up for the next week's stops and Music Boxes, conducted through Silver Dagger Book Tours.
There's a giveaway for a Music Box + Swag AND a $20 Amazon GC (2 separate prizes). Plus, there are guest posts, where I babble and babble and babble. Is there a prize for babbling?

Today, Wednesday:

Thursday: 

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

Monday:
https://introspectivepress.blogspot.com/
https://eileentroemel.com/category/book-tour/

Tuesday:
http://diaryofawannabewriter.blogspot.com/?m=1
https://cravinglovelybooks.blogspot.com/