Category Archives: Book planning

Thoughts about works in progress and how they develop. Back stories that may be interesting to the readers and some of the character development.

Book 5 of the Funeral Singer Series is available now!

As of midnight tonight, A Song of Redemption is available for Kindle and paperback. This is the final book of the Funeral Singer series, so to celebrate I am putting all five e-book versions on sale for 99-cents each. That all five books for $4.95 U.S. Canada and overseas are a little higher, but also discounted.  They will be on sale for the next three days, until midnight on October 24.

If you have been waiting for the series to be finished, then now is the time to grab your copies. Come follow the Funeral Singer, Gillian Foster, as she encounters spirits, ghosts, and demons thanks to her unexpected gift.

You can find all the books in the Funeral Singer series at Amazon.

The new book, A Song of Redemption,  is not yet available on non-Amazon outlets, but the rest of the series is on iBooks, Nook, Kobo, and others. They should be going to the same lower prices on those outlets as well.

New Release on October 22, 2018


I am so excited to announce that the 5th, and final, book in the Funeral Singer series, A Song of Redemption will be released on Monday, October 22nd. I’ve loved working on this series, and I think the final book is an explosive and exciting wrap-up to Gillian Foster’s story.

A Song of Redemption

At a loss and depressed following her team’s failure to contain Belphegor, Gillian Foster begins to pull herself together to plan her next moves and build a network of other spirit escorts to help her. The threat of the soul thieves grows daily and thrusts the need to stop them solely on her.

When a horrifying attack on her friend brings the problem home leaving Gillian’s life in turmoil, she struggles to control the damage. Working with Orielle, the anthropologist, who is an expert on supernatural creatures, they soon find support from an unexpected source—the Vatican.

The path ahead is clear; the tasks to be done defined. Now all Gillian has to do is execute them and stay alive.

The Kindle book is now listed for pre-order at 99-cents on Amazon.

To celebrate the release, I am putting all five of the Funeral Singer books, including this new one, on sale for 99-cents each. It’s a great time to pick up the set for a total of $4.95. The books will be at this price from October 22 to October 24.

Next Project

Once this novel is out, I will be prepping for this year’s NaNoWriMo and getting my plot lined up for a new book. I have two ideas that I am trying to narrow down for this project, and I am excited about both. More on that after I get into the writing.

In the Works

I have two books that are in the editing process right now. One is a related book to O’Ceagan’s Legacy, which is to say it’s in the same universe but features one of the supporting characters in the book. That book is In Strange Waters, and I plan to release it in January 2019. Look for more information in December. It’s a little different from O’Ceagan’s Legacy, but it is a fun read with a different viewpoint.

The other book is Time Walker, a fantasy novel that combines time travel with a touch of Steampunk. The planned release date for it is in May 2019 to coincide with the Book Lovers’ Convention in New Orleans. The story combines adventure and a bit of romance… But look for more about that in March 2019.

Book Progress and Promo

Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything since April when I released “A Song of Forgiveness”. I have been busy these past few months though and I am in the final stages of the fifth book of the “Funeral Singer” series, “A Song of Redemption”, which is now planned for release on October 22, 2018. This will wrap up that series so I hope you’re ready for it to end. I’ve loved writing Gillian’s adventures, but I have other projects I am eager to work on also.

One of them is a new book that I wrote this summer that involves time travel and a touch of steampunk. It’s a fun story and I had a great time with it. In May, I went to a master plotting workshop with Cherry Adair and came out with lots of tips, ideas, and a novel almost ready to be written. In July, I made it my summer Camp NaNoWriMo project and completed the first draft. I’m ready to begin the first round of edits now. At this time, I am anticipating a late Spring release.

Another book that needs to be edited is set in the same universe as “O’Ceagan’s Legacy” and explores the Erinnua home world through they eyes of a new arrival. The story is written and ready to edit. I just need many more hours in my days.

More on both of these projects later.

For now, I’d like to tell you about an exciting book promotion that starts today – September 6th – to coincide with National Read a Book Day. Several of our Nevada authors have gone in together to  promote our books. If you’re looking for a new read, check out these books.To learn more and find links to the individual books, click here.

Until next time, enjoy the fall weather coming soon.  Or if you’re south of the equator, spring is on its way. Either way. there should be lovely days ahead.

I update this again soon with more information on the new novels.

 

Release Day is here for my eBook!

Photo Teaser for "A Song of Forgiveness"

“Almost to my house, I could see the upper story from the street and I glimpsed a dark patch on my roof. I halted and peered at it. Was it a shadow from a tree? No, I couldn’t see any tree that would cast that shadow and the sun was behind me to the west. Then the shadow seemed to flow over the roof, a blob of black covering the area like a moving oil slick…  A shade looking for a way in.

From A Song of Forgiveness:

I am really excited about today’s release of Book Four of the Funeral Singer series. A Song of Forgiveness picks up after A Song of Betrayal as Gillian Foster, the Funeral Singer, realizes her gift has pulled her into a brewing battle between light and dark. The Shades she’s  encountered are increasing in numbers and threatening the souls on the interim plane. Not only that, they are seeking her on the Earth plane as well. Feeling overwhelmed, she’s looking for help and answers.

Can she stop the flow of the soul-devouring creatures or turn them back? What will it take to defeat them?

Join Gillian as she struggles to battle the encroaching evil and ensure her transitioning souls make it safely to the next plane.

A Song of Forgiveness is a thrill ride from start to finish.  Check out my launch page for more information and links to the Amazon store.

Categories: Paranormal, urban fantasy, mystery, thriller

 

New Book Release and Convention Appearance

My latest Funeral Singer book is out and available now at Amazon in both Kindle and paperback! So excited about this third installment in the series. Things are really heating up for the funeral singer now.

Called A Song of Betrayal, the story continues singer Gillian Foster’s interactions with the recently departed in the ethereal cemetery as she confronts a murder victim. Zoe Sarkis’ husband killed her and fled the country. Now, she’s refusing to cross over until he is found and brought to justice. Complicating Gillian’s task of helping Zoe, she is also facing an increasing number of ghoulish figures called shades. Can Gillian help find the missing husband and learn to deal with the shades?

A Song for Betrayal is available now in paperback and Kindle from Amazon.com. You can also read it for free on Kindle Unlimited. Take a look at my launch page for more information and links.

For a preview of the book, follow the link below:

Reno Comic Con

If you’re in the Reno Nevada area, Sands Comic Con is happening this weekend, September 23 & 24. I will be there both days to talk to folks and sign books at the Pynhavyn Press table. Joining me, both at the table and in a panel on Saturday, is Margaret McGaffey Fisk (Steamship Chronicles) who will also be happy to chat and sign books.

Our panel will be at noon and we’ll be discussing Immortality as Seen by Hollywood. This panel excites me as I love talking about how most of the programs that have immortal characters tend to slant it negatively. As a longtime Highlander the Series fan, I’ve definitely had discussions with people on this before. So, if you’re in town, come on down to the Sands and join us in this discussion.