My birthday's coming up in two days! :) Since hobbits give other people presents on their own birthday, I decided to do the same and give *you* the little gift of posting a short story I wrote, answering a prompt from The Writers' Collective back when Thinklings was doing that.
All right, here it is: the obligatory Valentine's-Day-or-love-related post you're probably expecting for the month of February. LOL!
I just got over being sick and am still catching up on work, so I decided to simply throw together a list of . . . well, you've read the title of the post. And, since it's not a leap year, there are 28 days this month, so that's 1 thing per day.
The picture above may be silly, but it is true: I never dreamed of starting/owning/running a business. My answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was not even once "an entrepreneur." Far from it: as far back as I can remember, I've wanted to be a writer . . . specifically, a novelist. Working alone in a quiet room, not having to deal with people. Introvert paradise.
A little while ago on Facebook, I invited people to ask me questions about my book, my writing process, or anything along those lines. Several people responded (thank you, guys!) and here are my answers to the good, thoughtful questions they posed:
Music is something that has played, and still plays, a significant role in my life. About 95% of the time, I've got some song or other stuck in my head, and when I listen to my favorite music, familiar and comforting songs, it sends me to a warm, fuzzy, safe place.* I've been doing a lot of "nostalgic listening" lately since the COVID craze began: late '90s and early 2000s stuff, some of which I haven't heard since college!
Just a quick post for those of you who haven't seen this on my Facebook or Twitter pages:
In honor of the Hunter's Blue Moon, which is happening this Saturday (Halloween!), I put the e-book of Hunter's Moon on sale for 99 cents the whole week. Grab your copy here and tell a friend who likes gothic novels!
What can I say except "You're welcome"? I hope you have a Maui Halloween...wait, that pun only works with Christmas...ah well. XD
P.S. - Follow me on social media for lots of fun and news about sales, sequels, and more!
Do you like to read scary books around Halloween? In this post I'm going to briefly talk about my favorite spooky novels and why I recommend them. (Pictured is most of my collection. Sequels not included due to lack of space.)
One of the hardest parts of Hunter’s Moon for me to write was the scene when Mel wakes up after her first transformation. The horror of said transformation itself was, believe it or not, easier for me to write than the aftermath! Because the morning after, Mel has much more time to think and process and dwell on what’s happened to her, since her mind is not being wiped away and the pain is no longer all-consuming.
This post originally appeared in Thinklings Books' blog.
For every book Thinklings releases, we feature an interview with one of its major characters. This week we sat down to chat with Jocelyn ("Jos") Beaumont from Hunter's Moon. Read below to see what main character Melanie's enigmatic friend and housemate had to say.
Every summer since my brother and his wife moved up to Maine (~5 years ago), my parents have made the 13-hour drive from NE Ohio to visit them for a week or two around the 4th of July. This year, my husband finally has a permanent job (rather than a contract) and we have paid vacation again for the first time in 8 years! So we were able to come along too, and we had a fantastic time!