Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Blood Moon and Cover Art

Hey Everyone,

Just a few announcements.  First of all, Blood Rain is still on the Amazon store for those of you who would like to purchase it.   I'm telling you this because, I'm pleased to announce, very soon the second book of the series, Blood Moon, will be available.  Also, if you purchased Blood Rain and enjoyed it, please leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads.

Yes, to my few fans who are interested, I am currently working on the third and final book of the series, Blood God.  I'm hoping to be finished at the latest by Christmas, but we'll have to see how inspired I feel and how much time I have to write.  There's a possibility I might be done before then, but I'm hoping to make Christmas my deadline. (If I take longer, rest assured it'll be to make the book better.)

I have to include a huge thank you on this post for my artist and friend J. M. Lee for doing such a wonderful job on the cover art of the first and second book.  I've included the cover art here to make your search for the novels easier and because I think, whether you are buying the book or not, you need to see this artwork.  He has done a wonderful job and I highly suggest you check out his website to see the other types of work he does through his company Wolf &Fox Design Studio.

Also, if you'd like to learn a little about me, my writing, or to contact me, my personal website is now fully updated.  (I know, finally, right?)  Another huge thank you to my husband, Joel, for helping me with my marketing and getting the word out about these novels.

I guess that's it for now.  I'll keep you posted on the progress of Blood God.  Thanks for reading.  Here's the cover art for Blood Moon.  Isn't it beautiful?  I love it.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Weird Al is a National Treasure!

Well, in spite of all of the bad things that have been going on lately, I can say that this has been a good week, thanks mostly to Weird Al Yankovic (and to my sister and brother-in-law for getting tickets for us).  I saw his "Mandatory Fun Tour" on Wednesday here is SC and I haven't laughed that much in months.  I can definitely say I had more than mandatory fun.  As things turned out, I really needed a good laugh.  Getting out and having a good time has put me in much better spirits.  It's amazing what a little laughter can do.

I saw him the first time at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  He likes to make uncomfortable eye contact with people in the front rows, and then sing song lyrics directly to them.  He did this to me and my sister.  It was awesome.

As for this tour, his voice is still great, he moves like he doesn't get tired, and he is still making hilarious music.  I was surprised to find out that he's fifty-six years old.  I can't believe the amount of energy he brings to the stage.  You can really tell that he loves what he does.  I respect that in any musician and I've been listening to Weird Al since I was a child.  Don't get me wrong, I do like the songs that he parodies, but I think some of the Weird Al's lyrics will be remembered longer than those of the original song.  

I was surprised to find that we also had friends of ours that we haven't seen in a little while sitting next to us, so we got to catch up a with them little before the show.  That was nice too.  I expected we would see some of our friends there, but I didn't expect to be sitting next to anyone we knew.  It was a great night, and while people are allowed to disagree with me, Weird Al Yankovic is a national treasure in my book.  Speaking of my book, I've included a link to his song "Word Crimes" for your viewing pleasure.


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Blood Moon

Hey Everybody,

Just wanted to give you a writing status update.  I'm almost done proofing "Blood Moon" and am planning to put it on sale on Amazon soon.  My artist Joseph Lee has agreed to do another awesome cover.  Most of the preparations should be done sometime in October at the latest, if all goes well.  I'm very excited about it.  I hope that you enjoyed "Blood Rain."  This sequel picks up where the other book left off and follows Mercy through her journey to reach the Northern mountains to form an alliance against the forces behind the blood rain.  

I'm also finished with a rough outline for the last novel of the series, "Blood God."  The first forty pages are also done but need proofing.  "Blood God" should hopefully be available by Christmas, but only if all goes well.  Wish me luck and, if you'd like to show your support, please pick up a copy of "Blood Rain" and put a review on Goodreads or the Amazon store.

Right now, I'm concentrating on finishing the "Blood Rain" trilogy, but I still have other novels in the works.  I haven't heard from all of the agents I contacted about my young reader horror series, "Junior Investigator's Club."  I should've heard one way or another from all of them by the New Year.  If the first story doesn't have an agent by then, I'll probably submit the second story and continue to look.  I would like for my young reader books to be hard copies since most of the target audience probably won't be reading e-books, but we'll see.  I'm keeping an open mind.

I also just wanted to say thank you to those that have purchased a copy of "Blood Rain" and that it feels wonderful to finally see some results.  Books are meant to be read, and I have a lot of written books and ideas still in my head that need to find a home.  I'm glad to see this series is finally getting to reach a larger audience.