Yesterday, an organization I’ve been involved with for five years closed it doors along with the publishing company that branched out from it – both the Fantasy and Science Fiction Network and Azure Fire Publishing. It has been an adventure and great learning experience working with the authors of the two groups and will forever be remembered. You can see the farewell notice on here. Thank you to all members past and current for making it a great run!
This week I sent my end book through to be published. I then shared the new cover on Facebook…and thought I should share here as well! A Moment of Darkness is Book three of The Chronicles of Elizabeth Fairbairn. The blurb is: Elizabeth fought with her father to save the coven with The Veil’s help and succeeded. She secured the peace her coven desired but failed to find her own. Wesley and his family disappeared before the battle and left her feeling abandoned, broken. Her soul rages with emotions and magic she still hasn’t mastered. Living in a world she barely understands, the one person who is there for her is the one she should stay away from. Will the lure of the darkness be overcome or will she give in? What do you think? I’d love your opinions! It’ll be available on Amazon soon.
Last year, not much was written in way of my books so this year… I aimed for change. I had
Okay, that may be a little corny, but its a question many authors think about. Do readers still read print
This book has taken me so long to write, over two years. I would do a lot of research and then hit writers blocks but I finally finished and am proud to present it to you! Blurb: A transformation that takes the smallest of elements and turns it into a sentient being that influences humans according to their desires. Will it ever tell it’s secret? Excerpt: The skies turn so dark that even the great star no longer shines, no longer rises, and no longer sets. The sky is full of only ash and dust. The chaos lasts days and turns into weeks and months. Something is wrong. The earth has never been in such turmoil. Growing concerned even TEC becomes frightened. The air turns grey, and the winds howl with fury continuously. The rains begin to beat down and don’t give way, so much so that TEC is pushed down into the ground with others of its
The last month things have been so busy I haven’t posted a thing, for that I apologize. My goal is to get caught up and get my posts going again. Here’s what’s been happening… I finished one book – edits, cover, formatting… I’m just waiting for the proof copy to arrive before I can go any further. I have also finished the first draft of a different book and have started the edits for it. I have finished two shorts for anthology submissions – one for a publishing company in Australia (still waiting to hear back from them) and the other for an event I will be attending in March in Arlington, TX. A longtime friend and I have joined up to start offering a local mini-con book event in a couple of years, so tons of brainstorming moments have happened there as well. The garden is being overhauled for the fall plants and I’ve done what I can in
This past weekend was the Literary Love Savannah book event in Savannah, GA. This was my first book convention and for three days I was non-stop going and it was a blast. We got into Savannah on Wednesday evening with the activities starting first thing Thursday morning. First, hubs and I took advantage of some free time and walked River Street and getting some dinner. I could give you an hour by hour recall but I’ll give you a brief rundown -2 signings, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 costume ball, and several other things in between. Additionally after each evening we walked several miles along River Street. The best part of all this wasn’t the things we did but the people we spent time with. The readers were the best ever! These readers were friendly and wanted to hear about every story. They wanted to meet the authors and learn about them. They were the most interactive readers I’ve ever
Ghost Haunting A Maggie York Paranormal Mystery written by Ally Shields Book Blurb: Her most dangerous suspect may not be
On Wednesday, a fellow author reached out to be about attending the Books are Bigger in Texas Author Event being held in Houston, Texas asking if I wanted to attend. What girl could refuse a well known event, especially when she had no other plans for the weekend?! So I went. The event was held in the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and was very fun. I was pleased to meet a wonderful woman RR Born who was my table mate for the day. All day long I was able to speak new people as well as see familiar faces. The readers were hungry for books coming and going with bags and wagons full, smiling the whole time. The weather the day before had been much cooler but surely warmed up on us Saturday. The air was full of airplanes landing and taking off and chatter from the crowd. The first thirty minutes or so the planes coming in and going