My Stories

I write adventures for those in search of a good story. My novels fall in the Fantasy genre, but many people consider them Sci-fi too. Each story is written with what I look for when I read a book: action, adventure, twists and turns, love, heroes, vicious enemies, fighting (weapons and hand to hand combat). I write because I want to share the stories that are inside of me. I hope you enjoy the adventures as much as I love writing them!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Now in paperback!!

You can now get the following books in paperback at CreateSpace and Amazon (which is totally awesome because it usually takes a week or two)!  And of course as always they are available in ebook at Barnes&Nobles, Apple, Smashwords (in most formats), Kobo, Diesel, and Sony.

What people are saying about Not Human:

"I will start by saying, this is not my usual type of book. I'm not much for action or science fiction. But there were good relationships that developed, and especially the middle part of the book was very good. The action scenes were pretty intense too, it's just not the kind of thing I get into. If you like a story with heart AND action, give it a try."

"Great book and story! Read all of this up and coming authors books, and she never lets me down! Very creative story. Sci-fi at its best! Real page turner, I highly recommend."

"This book may not be for everybody, but it's great entertainment for the price. The author does a great job of "painting" the picture in your mind, you can't help but root for Rose and Zatak - be ready for twists and turns, the ending will surprise you!"

"I enjoyed the book as a whole, the writer adds plenty of energy. The beginning of the book was so filled with excitement. The middle dragged a bit for me and then the ending came back with a punch. As with all the books from this writer I was not disappointed."

What people are saying about The Shadow Dragon: Orbs of Fire:

"I couldn't put it down. Loaded with adventure, the character's so unique a story so worth reading. I look forward to the next book, which I watch for.The writer has a wonderful imagination."

 What people are saying about The Shadow Dragon: Aleksertac:

"I READ BOTH BOOKS AND LOVED THEM. I WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE..Great story this has been my favourite from this writer so far. I have read all her books and enjoyed them all."

"This book kept me wanting for more. I could not put it down. This author really has a talent for capturing the readers attention and taking them on a mind gripping ride of suspense, danger, fantasy, and love. I highly recommend."

Monday, December 9, 2013

Story 13 update

Just a quick note:

Yeah!!  Finished my revisions on Story 13!!  It is just over 85,000 words.  Now I have to print it and get it to my "editors"!  Another new story almost ready for copyright.  Next year should be a good year for me as far as publishing goes.  I already have three in the waiting "to get through the Editors" stage, and tomorrow - hopefully - I'm going to start on The Shadow Dragon series, and I still have several stories to finish up and the ideas for othe books are brewing again too.  Plus I have The Shadow Dragon (books one and two) and Not Human almost ready to be in Paperback.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Still working

Sorry it's been so long since I've written a blog.  This time of year always seems crazy.  The emotions, the chaos, the things that inevitably won't go right.   Despite all of that, I have been devoting as much of my spare time as I can to getting to the library so I can work on my books.  I have about ten more pages to revise on Story 13 and I'll be handing that off.   I'm also working hard to keep my goal of getting The Shadow Dragon (books one and two) and Not Human in paperback by the New Year.  I am really looking forward to working on The Shadow Dragon book 3 (and hopefully four). 

I know, not a lot to report on.  It seems life sometimes slips the rug out from underneath me and I have to work hard to get back up.  One of my favorite lines is from Batman Begins: "Do you know why we fall?  So we can learn to get back up."  My daughter asked me this morning about life (in general).  Is life great or does it suck.  I smiled to myself and replied, life is as great as you want it to be.  It all comes down to how you're going to perceive it.  Your attitude will decide if life sucks or if life is great.   She replies (with her big toothless smile and her sparkling eyes), "Well I want life to be great."   While I was out for a hike today my mind reflected on that conversation.  I have to agree with her, I want life to be great.  I'm not where I would like to be (physically, emotionally, financially, nor locationally) and lately there seems to be a lot that wants to pull me down.  I've always seen my daughter as my wake up call in my life and once again she has caused me to re-evaluate.  Not my goals and dreams, quite the contrary.  What is it about aging that causes us to lose our optimistic perspective?  Sure we're more aware of the bad in the world, but why do we, ourselves, falter?  I, obviously, don't have the answer.  However, I am going to hold onto my dreams and strive to continue to be a positive influence for all those around me, especially my children.  

Things have a funny way of working out.  :)