Happy New Year, everyone!
I hope 2017 was a pleasant year. I read many books, wrote some new poetry, and made amazing new friends.
This year, I plan to focus more on book series. I hope to finish the next book in the Fluffy Folktales series before the end of the year. The title for the next installment is Beauty and the Beastly Herb Gardener. This one is going to be as much fun to write as Once Upon a Pastry was, and hopefully just as much fun to read!
Kyra and I will be working on the third installment in the Spunky’s Magical Adventures series. Though it is currently untitled, it will involve mermaids and underwater candy creatures. Kyra, the co-author and illustrator, is especially excited to get started on this new project.
Now on to something new. I have begun writing on a new children’s series for middle-grade. A science fiction/fantasy story, this series will focus on a group of children who become stuck on another world. More serious minded than our previous stories, this will not be a picture book, but will certainly bring out the best of your imagination. The first book of the Tales of Mentara series will be coming out before you know it.
That’s it for announcements. I hope everyone has a wonderful 2018, and keep reading indie!
We have a new book coming out on June 30th. Hunting Vampires with Grandma is a humorous short story about, you guessed it, old ladies that hunt vampires. I have rarely written a story that had me laughing as I was typing and this one took the cake!
Here is the summary:
Age is just a number when killing monsters is your specialty.
When Markie is attacked by a vampire, she finds out that her lovable grandma is more than she appears. A retired vampire hunter, G is forced to get the old gang back together when the very monsters that the ladies thought they had hunted to extinction show up in their town again.
Between knitting needles and fanny packs, psoriasis and holy water, Markie will soon realize that age really is just a number and that a handful of cranky old women can be scarier than any vampire bite.
My favorite thing about this book is that each character is named after an indie author friend of mine. I hope you swing by and pick this one up. It is available for pre-order on these sites. Happy reading and I hope your summer is going great!
When I am sleepy
When I feel lost
You push me
When I am busy
No matter the cost
When I am hopeless
Done with this dream
You poke me
Howl at me
You know I need you
Even when you scream
You help me
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