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It’s been how long?

Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t made an update in almost six months! While I don’t update frequently, I try to do it more often than this. I hope all of you are staying well during this pandemic. While I am a stay-at-home writer, I have not been as productive as I’d hoped to be during this time.

With smoke blowing in from the California fires, it’s tough to wrap my mind around creative writing or any writing, for that matter. My book that I had planned to release in May or June, it is now delayed until 2021. I’ve gone through three edits on it, but I’m giving it one more pass with my critique partners before I publish, so that is taking time. But I would rather put out a better book than rush it.

So, Splintered Time, the second book in the Time Threads series, is now scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2021. But I do have a gorgeous cover for it, done by the wonderfully talented Barb Hoeter at Coverinked. So, if you haven’t been on my Facebook page and seen it already, that’s it on the right side. I am so thrilled with this cover and I hope you love it as much as I do.

 

Book Giveaways

Once again, I have two books in two separate giveaways on Prolific Works. They are both previews with about one-third of the books in the download and a sale on through September to purchase the books at 50% off, if you want to read the whole book.  Over 40 books are in the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Giveaway while about 30 are in the Heroes, Romance, and Time Travel one. Check out both of them to possibly find some new writers to read.

November’s Nano Project

NaNoWriMo is coming up in November – after doing July’s Camp – and I have my project picked out for it. Incredibly it’s been four years since I released O’Ceagan’s Legacy and the second book is long past due, so I’ve been working on the plot for that and plan to write it in November with an eye to releasing it in toward the end of August 2021. I have a cover picked out that is similar to the original novel and I’ll be posting that about the time I begin writing the book. I love having the cover when I write since I make it the background on my computer screen , and it inspires me throughout the writing.

 

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.

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.

Not selected, but on track…

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By now, most of you, who nominated O’Cegan’s Legacy with Kindle Scout, know it was not selected for publication by them.  My intention was always to release this book in March and that is still the plan. The Kindle Scout program is fairly new and this was the first time I placed a book in it.  I learned a few things about it and how it works, so down the road, I may give it another try.  I think it’s a great opportunity and a win-win even if you aren’t published.  It’s given me more exposure and I’ve gained a few more readers.

I am making a few tweaks to the story and double-checking for typos and spelling errors, not that I do that, but sometimes my fingers hit the key in the wrong order. At any rate, this process is taking a little longer than I had initial thought it would, but I am getting close to the release.  I am targeting this coming weekend to release it.

Free Download for Nominators

For those who nominated my book, I will be having a free Kindle download day once it is ready.  Given that Amazon can sometimes take a few days to activate the book once it’s uploaded, I won’t designate the specific date until it goes live and the free book is live, then I will notify the Kindle Scout site that it is live and they will send out an email to everyone who nominated.  I will also post an update here, on Twitter, and on my Facebook page.  I really want you to have the chance to get it for free.

The book will also be available on Kindle Unlimited for an indefinite time, three-month minimum, where you can read it for free and I get credit.

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You’re A Book Reviewer and Critic!

Reviews are very important to an author.  A good review is a pat on the back saying that someone enjoyed your book.  A fair review with specific feedback means the author has some things to improve on.  A bad review?  Well, based on how many I get, it can tell me I’m a sucky writer, but if there are only a few, then I have to figure the book doesn’t appeal to everyone.  Nonetheless, the reviews, and at least the star ratings, are important to me and they tell other readers that maybe this is a book they’d like to read.  Please read and review!

What’s next?

I’m already into the first rewrite of the next book in the Funeral Singer series, A Song for Menafee.   Gillian Foster is coping with the events that occurred in A Song for Marielle while still keeping up with singing and the bill-paying job.  But one of her funeral singing jobs leads to a ghost with an old secret.  In order to help him cross over, she needs to learn the truth.  

I’m going to be taking a trip to Tennessee in April to do a little research for this book and get photos.  I’m excited and looking forward to “walkin’ in Memphis” and in other parts of the Volunteer State and to chowing down on some good BBQ.