It’s here, it’s on smashwords, and it’s free!!!

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A great start to our October event! Grab this Ebook and get ready for spine tingling chills!  Get to know the authors you are going to chat with on the internet before the start of our Blood Moon Rising 2 Event!

As you can see, yours truly is one of the contributors to this fantastic volume of the macabre. Grab your kindle or Ipad, or whatever other devious device you use to read ebooks, turn off the lights, wrap yourselves in a blanket, toss out the dog, send hubby/wifey off on a two hour long errand, and enjoy!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the internet at the big shindig. Remember, it’s goin’ all October long!

Let us know what you think of these tales of terror. Until we blog again, read on, my friends – read on!

*BWAAHHHAAAAAHAAAHAAA!*

Lunar Eclipse and Blood Moon Rising 2 Event

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Hello All!

In honor of the eclipse occurring tonight, and to let you all know what is coming up the whole month of October, I’m posting a little slide show our hostess, Sam Gregory, put together for all of us authors who are going to be on the Blood Moon Rising 2 event.

This event will start October 1 and go straight through to November 1, having authors on facebook each day, to answer questions, talk about their novels, both now published and those that are up-and-coming and generally have a hellaciously great time this Halloween season!

So come on – circle the whole month on your calendars, check out the video below, and stay tuned for up and coming announcements and where to go to check out our event!

Take some time out tonight to gaze at the moon, howl with the wolves, work magic with the witches and chat up a ghost or two – and will look for you throughout the month of October where I and my fellow authors will be having a horrorfyingly good time!

Here’s a little video for the event

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Wonderful Gala for a good cause!

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Hey all! I’m back! Sorry for not writing to you last week, but it was crazy-hectic!  This past Saturday, the Roane Writers Group – a fantastic group of writers whom I have the honor to be a member of – had their annual gala event for the Roane Co. Childrens Writing Competition.

What this group has been doing for the past seven years is host a themed gala event to collect funds for the competition and a scholarship which is awarded to the high school senior who wins the grand prize.  The schools in our area – Roane County, East TN – that participate are all three: elementary, middle and high school.  The kids can enter stories, poems, flash fiction – in the genre of their choice. The winners of our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place all get published, along with the grand prize winner, and the books are for sale, giving all the kids both the ability to claim they are now published writers and to raise more money for the next year’s competition.

Last year was the first time I participated, and let me tell you, there is some absolutely incredible talent within this area! The little ones, elementary school, were just as phenomenal as their older competitors! I feel very honored and blessed that I am part of a group that works to encourage education and intellectual stimulation through stories and writing!

Well, our gala this year, which was held last Saturday, was a 70’s and 80’s theme. We had a terrific crowd, Gregg Johnson’s ‘Legends’ – Elvis, Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton impersonators – who were incredible and really knew how to ‘work the crowd’ *wink wink*!  Ron McCuiston spun the tunes as our DJ; we had a live auction with the speed-speaker John Mcdonald our honorary auctioneer (his “Auctioneers Song” was a hoot!), food catered by Jake’s Tavern – four types of chicken wings, Swedish meatballs, an unbelievable fruit tray  and brownies that knocked your diet right into next year – and the ladies of our group who put our heads together and came up with four kinds of finger sandwiches!  We also had vege trays, cheese trays, wine, beer, sodas and ice teas (sweet and unsweet).

Snackies included pretzel sticks, peanuts, and m & m’s, the treats of choice in my youth (70’s and 80’s, of course!).

Our fearless leader, BJ Gillum was an incredible inspiration and pitched in with his usual gusto! Many thanks also go out to everyone in the group, and those connected to us as well, who helped with every aspect of this gala – from decorating to serving to hosting our guests, to the fun part of the cleanup after!

Tremendous thank you goes out to Bill Anderson, owner/operator of the Rockwood Event Center, in Rockwood TN, where our event was held this year! Thanks Bill! You’re a champ!

You all are a fantastic group of people, and helped make this years’ Gala a phenomenal success!

Now, onto next year….

Be well, read lots, and don’t forget to leave your authors a review! 🙂

Kill for a Copy – an anthology to be read!

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Hello all! Hope your Labor Day weekend was fun and full of good food! Apologies for being late in the blog this week…have several irons in the fire, besides working on my novels and short stories for anthos, as well as radio blogs coming up soon! (will keep you posted!)

In the meantime, check out this fantastic review on ‘Kill for a Copy’, an anthology by the great Dark Chapter Press!

Yours truly has a little gem of my own in here, and I’m honored to be listed with a horrific (I mean that in a good way, guys!) group of authors who are as immersed in the blood and guts of inciting terror as much as I am!

So, once you feast your peepers on this review, don’t hesitate…grab a copy and see for yourself!

Oh, and then…please leave a review of your own!

Happy reading!

5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic collection. Introducing new writing talent, 28 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Kill For A Copy (Kindle Edition)
This new collection of short stories is from a series of fairly new or unknown writers. Please do not let this deter you!! Setting aside Jack Rollins and Stuart Keane, I have never read of of the work from the other authors in this anthology.

From the offset Rollins and Keane catch our attention immediately by grabbing us around the literary scruffs of our necks with their tales Home Sweet, home and Bon Appetite respectively. Both of which are well written and examples of authors understanding the truest concept of horror.

I wont mention all of the stories, but the collection continues and shoots off in many different angles and introduces sub genres. Each story told with a unique spin and delivery. Here is my pick of my favourite five;

Be Careful What You Wish For by Sharon Higa – a short but punchy tale of an ill fated hitch hiker.

Bovine Rule by SL Dixon – horror meets dark humour as the cows start to go wild.

Tactile Living by Audrey EL Coots – This clever story brings us a woman living her dream lifestyle with the help of a state of the art virtual reality game. What could possibly go wrong?

The Herald Of Our Times by Matthew Teah – an extremely well written story about an apocalypse scenario, written from a totally unique perspective.

Towards the end of the collection we see the intensity being increased until it explodes into the final story in the book, a story which i found a particularly uncomfortable read – And trust me, I do not scare easily!

Hell awaits by Feind Gottes – a story that just about nailed my entire worst fears in the most horrible way possible.

In summary, a great release from a fairly new press that really showcases the talents of some great undiscovered writers.

Go buy..