24 June 2014 0 comments

It's Summer, so Where's the Book?!

I'm working on it!

I want it to be great, and I'm sure you'd prefer it to be, too. And I promise you, it doesn't make me happy that I've misjudged the time required. (Writing doesn't pay for itself, so there goes a good batch of time.)

My publication goal has shifted to late July, with August as the latest possible. I would hate to write another post like this one. Guilt and regret get in the way of doing what matters.

Okay, now back to work I go! Thank you for your continued interest.

10 May 2014 0 comments

The Darkest Midnight: Latest Cover Art

The latest cover for Book 2, minus all text:

You can see how it got to this point by going THIS POST.

20 April 2014 0 comments


It has been awhile since I've posted--and that's a good thing for those of you looking forward to reading The Darkest Midnight come July/August. I've been dividing my time between writing, making the cover, and all the other stuff that crops up in life plus a part-time retail job. I'd like to say the mid-June deadline I set for myself all those months ago will be no problem, but of course it will be. There's all sorts of technical stuff beyond the words of a story.

But I still think it's do-able.

Part of my prep work (which you've probably noticed, at least in terms of this space) has been to update the look and some function of this blog, the book series pages, and the publishing site. Phwew! Thank goodness for templates.

That's all for now--back to work, for me. Oh, and Happy Easter!
15 March 2014 0 comments

Excerpts (and Spoiler Alerts)

Links to the Prologue and first Chapter of The Darkest Midnight have been posted to its page.

If you haven't read Book One (aka The Stone of Shadows) yet--but hope to someday--and you enjoy a feeling of suspense or even anxiety as far as "what's going to happen?" then those excerpts are not for you. In setting up the coming events, several past events are mentioned.

Some things like "which characters survived the big event(s) in the last chapters?" will be hard to keep out of the blurb that will eventually be written and published on the back cover and online sales/promo sites everywhere…but not for a few months yet. So there's still time to read Book One with all of its mysteries intact.

If you have read The Stone of Shadows or if you don't care one way or the other about SPOILERS, then those excerpts are for you.

They are not necessarily in final form, however. When they are published, they may read a little differently.