My Writing Free on Goodreads!

There are some short stories and poems that (A) I don’t plan on submitting to contests, (B) have already won a contest, or (C) have already been published and the rights remained with me. I’ve been trying to think of a way to share them with you easily in one place and not need you to sign up for anything new. Finally I’ve discovered that Goodreads lets me post my writing – anything I want! I’ve already posted my poem “Words Can Form”, winner of the Steven Barza Collegiate Prize from the Poetry Society of Virginia in 2007. I also posted a short story called “Wisdom’s Creation” that I hope you’ll enjoy, especially if you love libraries.

Find my fiction creations here: https://www.goodreads.com/story/list/584058. I’ll post more shorties and poems, and maybe even a section from Locke and Keye closer to publication. Maybe haikus, or even Symbolic Experimentalism pieces!

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Locke and Keye on Goodreads Plus Official Blurb!

That’s right! Locke and Keye has been added to Goodreads for your to-read pleasure, and it’s got an official blurb. Read more detail about the book and add it to your Goodreads lists here. It’s slotted to be published at the end of the April, but if that date is moved up, I’ll let you know ASAP.

In other Locke and Keye news, the Whitestone family has finally made an appearance, and as usual, they don’t disappoint. I think you’ll like the extra bits we get to see of them in this book!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year

First of all, I wish you a happy and healthy new year full of good books, whether you’re reading or writing them!

Second, today is the first day of the Best Fantasy Books Subgenre Reading Challenge – 65 subgenres in one year. Come join the Goodreads group here. And don’t forget, you don’t have to participate in the challenge of reading 65 books in order to join the group. You can join if you’d like to read just a couple or if you’d like to discuss fantasy books in general. Our first read is Eye of the World, the first book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, so we’ll be off to an exciting start!

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart: Official Cover Reveal!

The time is drawing close. My debut novel, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, has an official launch date of October 1, so let’s celebrate the impending pub date with a cover reveal! Here’s the ebook version:

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And here’s the print version:

 

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Every single thing on the cover has meaning, and as you read the book,  you’ll recognize the significance of each one. The key, the mirror, the Amaranthus flower, the wallpaper, the dress, even the stairs! They all have a major place in the story.

I sincerely hope you like the cover as much as I do. I think it fits the mood of the novel exactly. I worked with Ebook Launch on it, and I would highly recommend them. I’ll do a separate post on my experience with them and how the cover evolved from the first draft of the cover to the final version – you’d never believe how it started out!

Anatomy of a Darkened Heart (AoDH) is the first book in the Dark Victoriana Collection; there are 4 more books to come: three novelettes (releasing throughout 2016) and one more novel (releasing in 2017). In addition to that, I have a five-year publishing plan that is quickly expanding, so there’s lots more to come!

Even though the official launch date for Anatomy is in October, the Kindle version of this book is already available! Click here to take a look. Or add it to your Goodreads to-read list!

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Thank you for reading this post! For joining me in my excitement while I begin my career as an author, I am forever grateful. Hope to see you around here lots more!