Today is a very special day for me. Don’t bother to hunt down whether it is national this or international that. Today, I hand over a very special paranormal standalone book to my editor and start book 27 of the Haunted Series.Read More
It’s here! I know I told you Friday, but I thought, “The book is finished, the book is ready, the Red Pen and the Beta Reader have said it’s ready, why not put it out there?” Blurb and link to Amazon after the jump!Read More
Writing is more than running with the muse. The muse is a showoff and runs easily while I clumsily try to maintain pace. What trips me up is naming characters. It can be an arduous task. To be less confusing, I try not to use a name more than once. Yes, I have slipped up with having a Mike and a Michael in the series and will admit to giving Whitney and Ted the same surname of Martin (oops).
In my defense, I have over 530 characters in the Haunted Series alone. So when a new character - even one that has the reading time of less than a minute – appears, I’m stopped. My fingers cease to fly over the keys. Maybe I should have said pound the keys. I’m hardly graceful. Sorry, digression is also a problem.
I feel I must take a few things into account before bestowing a name. Where do they live? What is their nationality? How old are they? And does their name mean something?Read More
Warning, Spoilers! If you have not read up through Sideshow yet, this podcast is not for you. Nothing worse than a spoiler.
In this podcast, Alexie and the Webguy will be discussing book #26, Sideshow. We will touch on the new characters, explain each sideshow, and hopefully gain you a better understanding of what went into Sideshow and why.
Pull up a chair, because this podcast is a long one. Podcast and download link after the jump.Read More
It’s February 27th, 2019 when I’m writing this. I’m inside recouping from the recent blizzard. In the last few days, I’ve moved just under a foot of snow with the help of the Webguy and the Red Pen. The object of our endeavor was to get as much off the drive before the Beta Reader packed it down with his tires leaving for work. We’ve had 91.2 inches of snow this winter season, and today it’s looking like we will be getting six more. It’s beautiful when it’s falling. On each side of the house, it swirls in snow eddies. On the southside, where the large trees protect us, it falls straight down. On the northside, it slams our house and my office window with such attitude that I suspect it’s somehow related to me.Read More
It is my pleasure to announce the release of Sideshow, book 26 of the Haunted Series. It is the longest book of the series, and it ties a lot of threads while taking you on an adventure with Mia, Murphy and PEEPs. Links and blurb after the jump.Read More
I haven’t disappeared. All is well. We’re just busy working on getting the next book ready for publication. Sideshow, Book #26 of the Haunted Series, is in the final edit before the Beta Reader gets it. The new Cid Garrett P.I. book The Promise is scheduled for editing in March. I’d love to give you exact release dates, but I don’t want to tempt fate. The fates and I have an agreement: I stay on my side of the universe and they stay on theirs.Read More
When was the first time you saw a ghost? I’ve been asked this question a few times. I took some time and thought about it this morning. I set aside the encounters I’ve had as an adult and thought back to my childhood. I had to access my memory vault – it’s actually a moldy cardboard Keds box tucked under the stairs of my mind house – and found this:
My earliest memory is of me waking in the night. A shaft of moonlight streamed in from the from one the high windows of our corner bedroom in the ranch home where I spent my childhood. It illuminated a tall white mass in the corner by the large chest of drawers between me and the door. My parents’ room was just across the hall. I knew if I could just get to my mother, all would be well. But how to get there unnoticed by the ghost? If I stood up, my four-year-old body surely would have been noticed, so I slipped down to the floor from my bottom bunk of the trundle bed set I shared with my older sister.Read More