Sneak Peek at the Book, Monster

If you haven’t already read my summary of my latest book Monster, I encourage you to read it. Or, you can just read this short prologue to the story and see if you like it from there. I hope you like it!

Prologue of Monster 

He had returned. Just as he did every night as if expecting something to happen. He knows. Or at least suspects something. I can feel it in the way he looks at me. Never have I allowed him to meet my gaze for fear of what he might see—the truth—that I was different. But perhaps he could help? If he suspects the truth of what was happening, he might also know how to stop the change. The man fell back into the shadows, but his cold eyes were still visible. Glowing like mine. Continue reading


My Story and Book Synopsis

Today I’d like to take a moment to talk about the book I’ve been writing for the last few years and how I got to where I am. I’m at the point right now where I’m trying to build up a readership for my books. The best way to do that is to tell you about them! This may not interest you, but my hope is that you will give my story a chance and listen to my journey and book plans. If you won’t listen to my journey, at least read my book summary and comment your thoughts. Continue reading

Fiction- real or not real?

51aqb3oov0L._SY445_If the fiction books we read are just fiction, what compels us to read them? What connects the reader to a made up story?

I have always considered books to be a complete work of fiction. But I’m beginning to see that perhaps that is what my stories have been missing–a touch of truth. A touch of reality to make my readers connect. Even though a book may be fiction as a whole, what makes people connect to it are the pieces of truth which typically stem from the author’s experiences in life. Continue reading

Jill Jerkins-winner of glowing tree prompt

We had one participant for last week’s writing prompt. Jill Jerkins, our winner by default. Great story, Jill! Here you guys go. Here’s what Jill thought about the scene . . .

He held his breath as the silver edges of the moonlight broke across the tops of the ruins and spilled to the floor. This was it. Everything he had been waiting for for thirty years. He froze for a moment when the moon illuminated nothing but the broken stones at the center of the courtyard. All for nothing, his mind wept. Then he saw the spark. A tiny illumination in the crack of stones. He stepped forward but his steps were halted by the beautiful growth before him. The spark changed and grew and twisted. One flame became six became twelve, became thirty, all twisting together and winding in a blaze of silvery trails until before him stood a brilliant blazing tree made of white fire and moonlight. The entire courtyard warmed in its light.
“Oh Helen, I made it, honey” he cried. And the tree glowed brighter.

Writing Prompt Day!


Hello, everyone. I’m a little hesitant to do this, because I’m not sure if anyone will actually participate. But here we go. Above is a picture. What is it a picture of? A tree. Sounds boring, right? It’s a good thing we are writers! What I’m hoping is that you lovely people can write a short story or a scene behind what is happening here. Submit your story in the comment section below. Whoever gets the most likes on their story will get theirs posted on the blog. In the event of no likes, I will choose my favorite. And in the event that no one writes a story for this image . . . then this will be very awkward, and I’ll never do this again.

I realize you may be very busy writing your own book right now. I just thought this might be a fun way to take a break while still writing. Maybe you could even incorporate it into your book. You never know!

So take a moment to have fun. Your story could be two sentences. It could be a hundred. Just have it posted by this Saturday.

If no one responds, I’ll do a secondary post. But otherwise, I’ll see you guys next Tuesday for an interview with writer Stephanie Smith 🙂