Can you believe it’s Labor Day already? I’ve had my head in my book for so long that I missed summer. Oh I knew it was happening: my electric bill went up, the window shades went down, and my lawn went from spring-green to summer brown to this wonderful, rain-fed, lush carpet of emerald. In my basement office, PEEPs and I were already at the end of summer. Mia and Murphy were dealing with surprising happenings, both paranormal and human. Yes, PEEPs, the first draft is finished!
As some of you may have noticed, I’m not posting every week. This, basically, is because I’m busy writing book #20 Given Enough Rope of the Haunted Series. I become incredibly focused, and it’s hard to break away to ponder much else but PEEPs. So until I have the first draft finished, bear with me for the lateness of any extra communications.
Eternal Maze PEEPs Lite 3.1 is now in paperback! It will retail at $5.95 in the USA, £ 4.51 in the UK, and €5.35 in the European Union.
I couldn’t think of any great additions to the human casting for PEEPs characters, so I’ve cast animals instead. This is a very silly blog post. It lacks logic and any attempt at true research. Enjoy! ~ The Red Pen.
Blog time again! I’m in the process of writing book #20 of the Haunted Series. Because of this, my mind is in another world, so forgive me if I’m a bit inattentive here and on FB for a while. Last week, a few readers asked me: if the Haunted Series were brought to the big or little screen, who would I see playing whom. I think the most difficult thing to do is to take a character I have created and try to find a human that looks like them to me.
In only two cases have I used a real life person as stimulus for a character. Jake was loosely taken from the WebGuy’s good friend, who is notoriously vague when it comes to answering questions. I thought this attitude would make for an ironic ghost in the computer system of PEEPs. The other character is Ed, aka He-who-walks-through-time. I took inspiration from Dwayne Johnson’s (The Rock) Scorpion King character for my Superhuman.
I’m back from my minibreak and ready to return to the first draft of book # 20, tentatively called “Give him enough rope.” This title occurred to me as I was driving per my navigation system’s instructions down a one-lane gravel road in the middle of nowhere. I thought, I’ll just not question the computer, and I continued on, giving it enough rope, so to speak. Uh oh. It was four tense miles, but I came out of it with a book title and a dust-covered vehicle. By the way, if you want to see the USA, now’s the time to do it. Gas prices are low and the navigation systems seem to be having fun and are taking us for a ride. Speaking of rides, Cid has been selling very well. Thank you to all who have purchased and read the first of the Cid Garrett P.I. series.
I am most pleased to announce that Cid, the first novel of the Cid Garrett P. I. series, is available on Amazon Kindle! Cid has stepped out from under the shadow of Mia and Ted Martin and is flying solo as a carpenter/paranormal investigator. Cid will still be part of PEEPs, but he will also have his own series of paranormal investigation books. This is ghost hunting done Cid-style.
Hello all, Aaron the WebGuy here, and this week we have a special podcast for you. Alexie newest "Haunted Series" novel Cid is coming out very soon and we decided to give you all a sneak peek! She is really excited about this book and I think you all can hear it in her voice like I did when we recorded. Hope you enjoy and look forward to Cid coming out on Amazon the first week of July. Have a great day everyone!
Cid is on schedule and in its second edit. I’ve finally caught the wave of my next book after dumping the first four chapters. They just weren’t right. I’ve got to feel the story, and I wasn’t feeling it. Contrary to some reports, I don’t turn it (the muse) on like a faucet. Although water does help. Or doing something else like waiting in line somewhere. Movie theater lines are perfect, and I love summer movies.