Reading from the grave

While on vacation many people visit sites they have never seen or not seen in awhile, I visit a cemetery. Yep. I grew up in Liberty County, Georgia and the history just seems through the air. So, where else would you find the best history but a historical cemetery! During my visit I did a short reading from my book Born of The Veil and thought I’d share with you all. I chose a scene from the book that takes place in this actual cemetery. I also give you a nice view of the gorgeous mossy oaks.

Smile and Inspire!

As you may have seen in a previous post, Azure Fire Publishing (AFP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary publisher that I am proud to sit on the board for as well will be getting a publishing contract through. We are dedicated to inspiring literacy through fantasy and science-fiction writing challenges and publications. But we would love some help covering the financial end of things. In order for us to be successful, we need your help! Typically this is where I’d give a pitch on donating from your wallet, but not today. Today, I am asking that as you shop on Amazon you do it via Amazon’s Smile program. You can shop like you always do and Amazon will donate a portion of the sales to AFP. As simple as that! The donated portions will go toward funding our writing challenges for new and young authors, our mentoring programs, and of course the day to day business expenses. So, if you shop

read more Smile and Inspire!

Azure Fire Publishing

  On June 12th I announced on my personal blog that I have been given the opportunity for a writing contract with Azure Fire Publishing. (you can see that post here). I would like to tell you a little more about Azure Fire Publishing. First, I’d say they are very unique in the literary industry as they are a nonprofit literary company, yes a true blue 501(c)(3)! They are very focused on the Fantasy and Science-Fiction genres and desire to help create more youth friendly reads. You can read their Mission Statement here!  As a nonprofit, they are accepting donations and currently have a donate button on the website itself as well as a few other locations. Writing challenges with possible publishing contracts will be awarded, several literary events will be sponsored annually, and much more to come. If you would like to learn more about Azure Fire Publishing go here. You can find Azure Fire Publishing in the world at: Twitter

read more Azure Fire Publishing

Great news to share…

Announcement Time! Now that my newsletter has gone out and the news has been shared with those subscribers first – I can share with all of you! I have been offered a writing contract with Azure Fire Publishing! All of my fantasy/sci-fi books will slowly start the transition over to them! What will this mean for my work? Well, I will get more exposure as a published author. The publishing company (not a vanity press) will be working with me and my work. We will be getting a bit of polishing inside, but you will continue to see the same gorgeous covers! What will this mean for readers? My work will be able to reach more individuals in more places while offering a higher quality read. Check out Azure Fire Publishing! They are a Literary 501(c)(3) with very clear goals of what they wish to obtain for the literary world! If you’d like to get this kind of news before the

read more Great news to share…

~May Book Review~

I love to read… which shouldn’t be too much of a shock or surprise to anyone, but I also love to share my book reviews. Sharing my reviews is my way of saying “Hey this is a good read.” I will not share a review of a book I do not like. I do post those reviews on places like Amazon and Goodreads. This month’s review is of The Lightning Luminary, a book from RS McCoy. This multi-genre author has a gift for writing fiction that makes you feel like you are right there next to the characters, living and breathing what they live and breath.   So without further hesitation… The Lightning Luminary (my review is below the blurb). Title: The Lightning Luminary Author: RS McCoy Genre: Urban Paranormal Romance Cover Designer: Kit Foster Design Now Available Blurb:  Talia Stanley may look like the typical wealthy New Yorker, but she’s hidden her secrets for more than a thousand years. One of the

read more ~May Book Review~

What they expect

I bet you read that title and was thinking “What in the world is she even saying?”  🙂 It’s okay, that is the exact sort of confusion I wanted to convey?  Ok, who is they and why do they expect anything? Here is a short poem I wrote as a teen to get us started… Everyone loves my hair, Loves my eyes, Loves my lips, Loves my thighs and my hips But why oh Lord can’t I agree As I go on this shopping spree. Clothes here and there As I look, others stare, Am I thin or am I fat Oh my lord can you answer that. I look at this and wish I could wear it Look at my wallet and wish I could bear it. Oh dear lord can I ever have my way Will my weight please me someday? This was written in the mid-’80’s, yes I am that old. But if you really read the

read more What they expect