Cover Art for The Inbetween and Crimson Knight Revised Now Available

htThe Inbetween is the second supernatural thriller I’ve written. I wrote and published the first one, but it’s currently unavailable because the original publisher is now defunct. I’ll republish it on Kindle Publishing later. Currently, The Inbetween is slated for publishing this year along with Golden Knave. In fact, the only thing I’m waiting on is the cover art. My niece is getting her degree in Graphic Design, and she’s doing the cover for my book according to our joint collaboration. I’ve agreed to allow her to sell prints of the cover without the lettering and the finished cover will be included in her portfolio for future employers to see. I’m confident she’ll do a good job.

Crimson Knight First Edition Revised is now available for purchase on Amazon in both print and ebook. It’s also still available from Audible.com in audiobook form. My narrator,Nick, did a lovely job on it. If you purchase any of these, please leave a review. I would love to know what you think of it, good or bad.

That’s it for now. I hope everyone is well and staying safe during these last few nasty weeks of Winter!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Rare Edition of Crimson Knight – Get Yours NOW!

That’s right, the current edition of Crimson Knight, my first published fantasy novel is rare, and you really need to get yours right now.

Why?

Currently, Crimson Knight has formatting issues. The edition being released on Valentine’s Day will be the corrected version. This means the current edition will never be available from me or my publisher. It won’t exist except for those fortunate enough to have bought one. This will make it ideal for the book collector as well as the book fan.

You can get your copy on Amazon: Crimson Knight

Be sure to post a review as well as I could really use the feedback!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!

Mind How You Go

This is a phrase I first heard on one of my favorite shows, Endeavour. For Americans, it basically means “Be Careful”. Personally, I think it means so much more.

In the show, this phrase is said by people who are worried about the person they are talking to. DI Thursday says it to his right hand man, DS Morse, whenever they’ve been talking about things that have them worried, or has Thursday worried about Morse. Morse is incredibly clever, but he’s also very caring – too caring at times. This worries his boss so, he cautions him to be careful, but it a more meaningful way.

It’s also said by Thurday’s wife, June, to Thursday. This is usually said when he’s off to work on a case that is especially troubling to the couple. Or when they’ve been talking about personal issues between themselves. The phrase is said with love and so has more meaning than the usual “Be Careful” seems to have.

At times, it’s also said between friends as with DS Morse and his fellow officer, DS Strange. Strange has said it on more than one occasion to Morse, especially when the other man sees Morse bucking up against higher ups during investigations or with potentially dangerous criminals. Morse has said it to Strange as well, though more as a caution to how he was behaving rather than to his physical well being.

My Point? Mind how you go. A phrase that conveys more meaning, in my humble opinion, than a simple Be Careful. Leave it to the English to put more meaning into a simple phrase just be how you say it, than just the words themselves. To me, it shows more depth of emotion, of caring, of mindfulness on the part of the speaker than Be Careful does. I’m going to try to use it more often in my own life, even though I’m an American, and we don’t actually use the phrase.

Who knows, maybe I’ll start a trend! Brilliant is another British English word that means more than just bright 🙂 I’ll be trying to use that more often too.

Mind how you go, and I’ll see you on the flipside! Don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Crimson Knight print version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794494480

Crimson Knight ebook version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008W9ZH22 This is available for free from Kindle Unlimited.

Crimson Knight audio book version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWFD7TC

Please leave a review no matter which version you get. If I don’t know how you feel, I can’t fix things or make things better.

*Note* I know about the formatting issues in the print and ebook versions, and they are being worked out.

Website is Updated! 9 Feb. 2020

It’s been a while since I update my website over on sitey, but I finally did it. I need to tweak a few things still, but all the links to my book, Crimson Knight, are now active. This makes me feel better. I still have a ways to go to get everything the way I want it, over here and over there, but it’s in the making so Yay Me!!

Anyone else have issues with keeping their websites updated?? Feel free to share your story/ies here!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Crimson Knight print version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794494480

Crimson Knight ebook version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008W9ZH22 This is available for free from Kindle Unlimited.

Crimson Knight audio book version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWFD7TC

Please leave a review no matter which version you get. If I don’t know how you feel, I can’t fix things or make things better.

*Note* I know about the formatting issues in the print and ebook versions, and they are being worked out.

Golden Knave Update – An Annoying Setback and Moving Forward

Almost a month ago I crowed about completing the second draft of my sequel novel to Crimson Knight, Golden Knave and how it now needed to be sent off to my Beta readers.

*Note to self* NEVER clean while both having an argument and cleaning!!

I have was having an argument via phone before work one day was quickly cleaning before I left because I had other things planned for after work. I do spur of the moment cleaning as well. At this time, I was arguing with a service trying to bill me twice for something, and I was not happy.

Long story short, my son’s cat had knocked my papers onto the floor and among them were the loose leaf sheets of my finished work. I hadn’t had a chance to add them to the main story in a notebook yet. I write all my work long hand and then, after placing it in one notebook, I put everything on computer.

Cue the tragic music: I threw away the 14 handwritten pages that completed Kitya’s part of Golden Knave. I had been struggling with the ending for some time, and this was a tear jerker – when I realized what I had done almost two weeks later. In that time, I’d looked everywhere several times before I remembered throwing the papers away. I was devastated to say the least.

Fast forward to last weekend. I sat down and wrote the ending again. This time, for some reason, things came a bit easier. It flowed. I wrote it all in one sitting – another 14 glorious pages! Then, I began adding them to the main story, and those pages, those scenes, GREW!! I was only able to get 1 1/2 pages transferred before I got pulled away, but those 1 1/2 pages had become 5 in the notebook!! The scenes had expanded, the dialogue had continued!! I was thrilled!!

I haven’t been able to work on the transferral since because of work and my life in general, but I’ll have the time tomorrow. Then, the tedious chore of putting it all on computer begins. I’ll have to do it in spurts, but it will get done!!

So there you have it, my update 🙂 I hope you all have a wonderful day/evening/night depending on where you are in the world.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Crimson Knight print version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794494480

Crimson Knight ebook version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008W9ZH22 This is available for free from Kindle Unlimited.

Crimson Knight audio book version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWFD7TC

Please leave a review no matter which version you get. If I don’t know how you feel, I can’t fix things or make things better.

*Note* I know about the formatting issues in the print and ebook versions, and they are being worked out.

Lovely Weekend/Golden Knave Update

I have a gentleman friend I see once a month, and this past weekend was this month’s time. We have hectic work schedules plus we live several hours apart so we can’t see each other more often. It means our relationship is developing a lot slower than normal, but we’ve known each other since we were in high school (we just reconnected after 24 years) so we’re not far behind. It makes our time together even more important to us, and that’s a precious thing.

We were talking and somehow, the conversation got around to him confessing he hadn’t read Crimson Knight yet. Considering his work schedule, I’m not hurt by this in any way, and I assured him of this. We talked about the book and how I was learning how to market said book so I could increase sales. Just got a great audio book by Penn on the subject and have already begun working on some of the ideas she gave me. He’s very supportive of my writing ambition even without having read my work, and I appreciate that from him.

Talking about Crimson Knight had me thinking about Golden Knave, the sequel, while I was watching the Texans barely win against the Bills (in ovetime no less!), and I realized something. I realized that I haven’t been able to get past one scene in the book. I hated everything I tried to write after that. I realized that was my muse telling me that part of the book was done; it was time to move on. So, after I add a short bit of dialogue, I’m adding what I have written down to what I have on the computer. Then, that will be sent off to Beta readers while I move on to the next part of the book. I just needed to step back from the project to see why I was hitting the proverbial brick wall.

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend like I did, and I’ll see you on the flipside. Don’t forget to bring your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Crimson Knight print version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/1794494480

Crimson Knight ebook version : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008W9ZH22 This is available for free from Kindle Unlimited.

Crimson Knight audio book version: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RWFD7TC

Please leave a review no matter which version you get. If I don’t know how you feel, I can’t fix things or make things better.

*Note* I know about the formatting issues in the print and ebook versions, and they are being worked out.