Saturday, December 31, 2016

Celebrations and Motivation

Happy New Year!!!

Tomorrow, I have a much more important post, but today, I just had to stop and say:

THANK YOU!

AND

WOOHOO!

LIFE IS WORTH CELEBRATING!

ANY SMALL SUCCESS IS WORTH A CHEER!

LET'S  STEP INTO THE NEW YEAR AND CELEBRATE EVERY TINY BIT OF LIFE WE HAVE!

I admit, I have a few things to celebrate today.

Madeline Mora-Summonte and I both have stories
in The Best of 2016

We won't get paid for this honor, and the journal is a celebration of tiny fiction, but I'm still excited and honored to be included with such great company - Madeline is an exceptional short fiction author.

And, then, there's this fun and awesome video celebrating 2016 with my daughters' team - created by one of the athletes:
My youngest has short, blonde hair and kayaks (two-sided paddle)
My oldest has long hair with blonde ends (usually up in a high messy ponytail) and canoes (one sided paddle).
If you watch, see if you can find them.







THESE ATHLETES INSPIRE ME!
Celebrations help motivate me.

What inspires and motivates you?.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016


MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hope you have a wonderful, warm, delightful, love-filled Christmas day and season!

I'll be back with a last Goal post on the 30th and a New Year's Day post.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tara Tyler's Five Reasons to Use Chapter Titles

Please welcome Tara Tyler, guest extraordinaire!




5 Reasons to Write with Chapter Titles
By Tara Tyler

I am a total PLOTTER. I need organization. I also like to name things, people, places, stories, even scenes. So this topic spoke to me… I even gave a few chapter headings from all my books as teasers.

5 Reasons to Use Chapter Titles
  1. As a Teaser/Preview - I like to hint what the chapter is about. And the hint lets the reader guess what’s coming
  2. For a Character POV - I love how some books, like Game of Thrones, have characters for the chapters so I could look ahead and see when my faves were coming up
  3. As a Quick Reference - I use them for myself whether I put them into the novel or not for organization. Like in my YA/Adult series Pop Travel, I have the list (with page numbers of course) so I know where to look for a certain scene or section as needed.
  4. To be Quirky & Funny - I have fun coming up with the previews and teasers. I was raised to be punny =D
  5. For Creativity - The process of devising them stretches the brain muscles!
As promised, here are some of my faves from my novels…

For my Pop Travel Series, the chapter names are just for me, they're not in the books.
From the middle Pop Travel. As you can see, I started very basic, until I switch series...
Locker
Shocker
Plan
Saffioti & Jones
Library
Miki & Jared
Café
Vivienne
Hitman
Detained
Released

A few from Simulation, can't give too many or they spoil the story!
a new deal
C meets the C
G meets A
C chase
G&A investigate/C Slug
G & A trap

And here's a sneak peek at Disposal, these chapter titles are a little more detailed:
  1. Passion in a pill
  2. Jimmy's all-nighter
  3. Get to work
  4. Let's do lunch
  5. Is he dead?
  6. You can have him
  7. Kids, nothing but trouble
  8. You want me to what?
  9. Torture Chamber
  10. Thrill of a lifetime
For my Beast World Series, these chapter titles are totally in the books.
Chapters 1-16 From Broken Branch Falls
  1. Careful what you wish for
  2. Best laid plans
  3. Meet cute
  4. Leave the pranking to the pros
  5. Punishment fits the crime
  6. No pain, no gain
  7. Phoenix from ashes
  8. Cracking the armor
  9. Hiding in the bushes
  10. Here's the deal
  11. A glimpse of hope
  12. Smashed to pieces
  13. Powder keg ignited
  14. The big deal
  15. Plan hatched
  16. Werewolves? There wolves
And lastly, the first twelve from Cradle Rock
  1. You Can't Live With 'Em
  2. Sense of Insecurity
  3. Up, Up, and Away
  4. Fire It Up
  5. Watch Out For That Tree
  6. Pit of Despair
  7. Gesundheit!
  8. Without a Paddle
  9. Don't Get Too Cozy
  10. Forget Me Not
  11. Sticks and Stones
  12. Be Our Guest
I hope you had fun reading the chapter headers and maybe they piqued your interest! Thanks Tyrean, for letting me come over and be a part of my release party. I had a great time!

Do you use chapter titles? Give us a teaser!


WELCOME BACK TO THE FOREST!


CRADLE ROCK, Beast World Book Two
by Tara Tyler

Gabe the goblin just saved his town Broken Branch Falls from splitting apart. He also revealed that humans--horrible creatures of myth and legend--may actually be part of their history! But seriously? Nah!

Now Ona, Gabe’s girlfriend, is headed thousands of miles away to Camp Cradle Rock for Spring Break seeking evidence of humans. Gabe knows better than to tell a stubborn ogress she’s crazy, so he’s letting her go and spending the break at the beach like a normal teenage beast. And he’s determined to have a good time without her, whether he likes it or not.

But when Gabe hears Ona went missing, he and his friends set out for the wilds of the west to find her, no matter what dangerous creatures get in his way. Not even humans.

Check out the Book Trailer!

Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently she has two series, Pop Travel (techno-thriller detective capers) and Broken Branch Falls (fantasy adventures). To squeeze in writing, she economizes her time aka the Lazy Housewife. Make every day an adventure!

Talk to me!
Author Blog ~~ @taratylertalks ~~ Facebook ~~ Housewives Blog


I'm also giving away signed copies of Broken Branch Falls and Cradle Rock, some Beast World swag, and a $20 GC!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tyrean's Review: Cradle Rock is an excellently fun MG adventure through a fantastical world of Beasts and those strange mythical creatures, humans. Gabe, Ona, and their friends stumble into a human camp, nearly begin a war, and then . . . well, you have to read to find out! It's hard for me to review this one because I was so caught up in the adventure that I didn't slow down. The characters are fully developed, the world-building is insteresting and full of depth, and the plot rocks! 



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

#IWSG December, Christmas, and an Apology to Jeff

An awesome, encouraging blog hop founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh and supported by amazing writers from around the web-sphere.
Co-hosts this month: 
December's Question:
In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Erk. Plan?

No, wait. I do have a plan. Or, I had a plan once.

I lost my plan somewhere in the hustle of the last three years.
I attempted to re-create it a few times, but it didn't stick.
This month's question burned deep, so I revisited my goals and my plan.
If you do not want to read it all, I suggest hitting the bits in bold.

IN 5 YEARS:
I hope to be a hybrid author with 1 or more traditionally published titles, 2 or more small press titles, and 30 self-pubbed titles.  
I hope to make part-time to full-time wages as a writer, and not just tips.
I hope to gain a few public speaking gigs at writing conferences and/or community classes.
Finally, I hope to have over 300 short works published: poetry, short stories, and articles.

THE PLAN/HOW-WILL-THIS-HAPPEN?:
Writing 2-3 hours a day. This is a must to make all that writing possible.
Marketing/Networking: 30-60 minutes a day. (Find some marketing wisdom somewhere.)
Joining a toastmaster group/public speaking group to practice public speaking.
Keep writing, keep revising, keep submitting, repeat as many times as needed.
By keeping my goals in front of me! (lesson learned)

WHAT I HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SO FAR: 
Since 2009, I have blundered my way through the blosphere, learning through a huge number of mistakes some small bits about blogging, tweeting, facebook(ing), and instagram. Along the way, I've made some friends, and I've had a few friends send me extra bits of wisdom via e-mail. Thank you, sweet friends!
Since 1992, I have had 102 short works accepted for publication and 101 of those published. (One is forthcoming in 2017.) I've gained momentum in the last two years. I've also gained determination - no matter the rate of rejection, I can still get published.
Since 2013, I have self-published: 3 novels, 3 writing prompt books (2 are journals), 3 writing curriculum books, 3 collections of short works, 1 study guide for a novel, 1 small devotional book, and 7 short or experimental fiction e-books. That's a total of 21 self-pubbed titles, although some are only at smashwords, and some are very short.
I have one novella published through a small press - this novella is associated with a youtube series with a tiny following.
I teach writing classes at a local homeschool co-operative, have taught one class on writing through my church, have taught some Sunday School classes over the last twenty years, and I have given the message at church a few dozen times. (This is all working on my public speaking skills, although that wasn't the primary motivation to speak on any of these ocassions.)

So, my additional question for those of you who are planning - have you written down what you've accomplished so far? 
It's a powerful thing to do - even if I realized that my results are not what I want them to be - lots of self-pubbed titles and very few sales. 

Merry Christmas! 
I'll still be around this month for a bit, but I know that many of you are snuggling up in blankets, reading books, and calling this year a wrap. To you and to all, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Much Holiday Cheer, and a Happy New Year!



An Apology to Jeff Chapman, who had an amazing guest post that everyone seemed to think was my writing last month . . .
I actually don't own an iPad.
Jeff writes on an iPad.
He guest posted.
If you looked up his blog, you may not have found him.
His website is here: Jeff Chapman Books
His twitter is here: Jeff on Twitter
His amazon page with oodles of awesome reads is here: Jeff Chapman at Amazon
Please stop by his website or his twitter or his amazon page and give him some writerly hugs!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Do You Have Goals? Mini-Thanksgiving Edition

HAPPY LATE THANKSGIVING!
Thank you, fellow writers, for all of your encouragement!
Thank you, Misha and Beth, for hosting this hop!


I'm keeping this short today. My last post was a wee bit long.

My main November goals were:
1.  - Thanksgiving - as an attitude and a holiday - Yes!

2. Exercise and Health - Hmm. Some. Lost my walking logbook, and had to guestimate.
Miles walked: at least 30

3.  NaNoWriMo - 32,870 words - I'm way behind schedule, and I had to write three essay responses to questions about homeschooling for my daughter's college applications today. Why did we homeschool? 638 word response. What methods of evaluation were used: 235 word response. What classes were taken outside of the home? 427 word response. I have three more due by the first. 

Update on NaNoWriMo - I squeezed through the finish line on Wednesday, just at 50, 102 words!

My December Goals Are:

1. Christmas Cheer!

2. Walk 50+ miles.

3. Yoga x 20 days of the month.

4. Write/Revise 25,000 words.


For Black Friday and Always:
Champion in the Darkness is free everywhere.
I have a bunch of short e-story books set free at Smashwords. 


How are your goals tracking this month?


Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Links, and a Look Ahead

HAPPY
THANKSGIVING!


Thanksgiving has changed for me.
Maybe it's because of dietary restrictions in the house - think food intolerances and digestive issues to an extreme factor (eggs, dairy, gluten, corn - just to name the most annoying ones),
but I started focusing on giving thanks for Thanksgiving.

My father-in-law sits at the head of the table and tells Sven and Oly jokes. 

Everyone is invited to the kitchen, before and after the feast, at my Aunt's house.
This year, we aren't getting together at my Aunt's house. It makes me sad. I'm missing my cousins - three of the younger ones are pictured here. And yes, we are all stuffing our faces on leftovers - just an hour after dinner. :)

This year is so different from previous years. Some loved ones are gone. Some have larger families that have invited them into new traditions. Every celebration is different, and yet, I still have thanksgiving in my heart.

Thank you, God, for giving me life!
Thank you, friends, for giving me cheer!
Thank you, family, for your love!
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.

And, don't worry, I still eat turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and pie on Thanksgiving. It's just a little more creative.

BLACK FRIDAY
I know that most people see this day as a day of insanity, rioting in stores, etc.
I know a wonderful group of people who see it as an opportunity to share..
On Friday, they have cookies to hand out to shoppers. 
They do this every year.
They don't shop.
They go to share love, kindness, and Christmas cheer.
If people want to talk, they might share their faith (but only if asked).
They inspire me.

Who inspires you on Black Friday?

If you don't have enough to do/read/consume this weekend, check out these links that I ran across recently:

LINKS

How to Write a Headline (for twitter, facebook, instagram, etc.)

Outline and Tracking Tool for Writers

Eight Elements of a Successful E-book Launch

50 Vague Phrases that Have No Business in Your Query

How Authors Can Build Their Audience on Instagram
Although - I have to say - it does matter how many times a day we post on instagram according to my two "in-house" teen experts. Once a day is best, twice is okay. Once a week is good, as long as it's on the same day every week.

The Social Media Frequency Guide
The numbers change on this type of article every time I read one, but it's good to stay updated on the latest data.

Black and White Publishing has a new way to publish books through youtube!
Check out this Flash Fiction story, "Breathe," by Milo James Fowler.





I really, really like this video: Know Your Why




And, this is a longer "Know your Why" type video about How Great Leaders Inspire Action







LOOKING AHEAD
Do You Have Goals? - This Friday
IWSG and Dressember - December 7th
Guest Post by Tara Tyler - December 14th
Last Post Before Christmas/The Reader Edition - December 19th
Do You Have Goals? And Early New Year - December 30th

What are you thankful for this year?

Do you know your why?



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

5 Reasons to Write About the Paranormal by Christine Rains

Please welcome the amazing Christine Rains to 
the 5 Reasons to Write Series





Thank so much for having me here today, Tyrean! More so, for inviting me to talk about two of my favorite things: writing and the paranormal.

Tyrean: Thanks for coming by, Christine!


The supernatural has fascinated me since I was a child. I was the kid who wished Halloween was every month, I picked up every scary book and film, and I was the always the first to investigate strange noises in the night. (I wouldn’t last long in a horror movie!) I had to share my love of the paranormal through my stories.


Here are five fantastic reason to write about the paranormal:


1) Escaping reality. Of course every story helps you escape from your every day life, but the paranormal can bring you into a whole new world. You can create a parallel dimension or craft a hidden society of wizards which exists within our mundane world. You aren’t limited by every day rules, but you must always keep in mind the rules of the world you do create.


2) In creating that world, you get to play with countless what-ifs. What if vampires were real and controlled all the major countries’ governments? What if powerful psychics banned together to control the world’s population through their cell phones? I always knew those things were going to land the human race in trouble! You can put forth a lot of food for thought with these what-ifs.


3) Supernatural characters are such fun to play with. Sure, they can shapeshift, have super speed, and can read your mind, but along with the strengths of being paranormal beings, they get the weaknesses. You can stick with the legends and have your vampires unable to go into the sunlight and your werewolves deathly allergic to silver. Or you can create new ways to torment your characters. And since your characters are supernaturally powerful, you can torture them in ways you couldn’t normal humans.


4) Most paranormal tales have elements of mystery and horror in them. It’s such an adrenaline rush to write the scary and suspenseful scenes. I love to get my heart pounding and bring goosebumps to my skin.


5) Wide-eyed wonder. Sometimes it’s difficult to put into words what you’re imagining in your head, especially when it isn’t real. Yet when you do find the right words, not only will you be happy, you will leave your readers in awe. The paranormal can be beautiful and horrifying, but it’s the otherness which attracts us. Every book which has made a lasting impression on me has hit me with this otherness, because I’m seeing something new and wonderful.


If you write paranormal stories, what’s your favorite thing about writing them?

And if you’re a reader, what’s your favorite thing about reading them?


Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood but make her a great Jeopardy player. She’s a proud member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. She has one novel and several novellas and short stories published. Her newest urban fantasy series, Totem, is her biggest project to date and weaves ancient Inuit myths with modern day society.


Newsletter: eepurl.com/3pxgr
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CRainsWriter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorchristinerains

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christine-Rains/e/B00AZYIAT4/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

A few notes from blog host, Tyrean:
1. "Rain Vigil" at A Story in 100 Words came out on Saturday. Plus, I have a vignette, "I am Patient," getting published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal tomorrow.

2. Children's author Stephanie Faris has a new book out in her Piper Morgan series!
Piper helps some four-legged friends find the perfect home in the third book of the brand-new Piper Morgan series.


3. Remember, if you want to escape reality with some wide-eyed wonder, read Christine!
Her latest book just came out!



No one messes with Saskia Dorn’s family and gets away with it.

The same murderous shifters who had hunted her sister have attempted to steal a magical totem pole. Since the pieces are scattered across Alaska, Saskia, a polar bear shifter, takes her search to the tundra for any signs of the lost totems.

Cloak of Snow - at Amazon

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Lynda Young's 5 Reasons to Write with Images



Please welcome Lynda R. Young to the 5 Reasons to Write Series




5 Reasons to Write with Images
by Lynda R. Young

1. For inspiration:  I once had an idea in my head about a place that functioned as a warehouse/shopping mall. It had to be different but I couldn’t see it. So I looked up ancient buildings in Google Images and found the perfect place with the perfect feel. It turned out to be a European Cathedral with vaulted ceilings, and a sense of awe seeping from the walls. The image helped me describe this strange place and brought the story alive.
An example: Click this Link

2. For posts: When a blogger or social media guru posts articles, the pieces are imminently more readable and engaging when images are included—whether they are graphs, photos, or drawings. In this visual culture, people are attracted to imagery and the pictures break up the text to make it easier to digest and understand.

3. For grounding: When a writer writes with word pictures—not just the description of the setting, but also what the characters are doing, feeling, smelling—the reader becomes grounded in the story and far more invested. The reader isn’t left in the dark to fill the gaps. They are, instead, carried away into a sensory experience, rich with imagery. They know exactly where they’ve been transported.

4. For engagement: To mix up the way you say things in your writing is to help keep the reader engaged. For example, the use of figurative language like analogies, similes and metaphors helps paint a picture in the reader’s mind that offers them a different perspective on a subject. Even using general description—a word here, a sentence there—can build a remarkable picture for the reader that will stay with them for a long time.

5. For sharing a passion: Passion is often displayed through the teller by the indepth way they speak or write about the object of their passion. The more detail, the more pictures painted in words, even actual pictures, the more others understand the depth of that passion.

So there you have it: my five reasons to write with images.
What would your reasons be?

Lynda R. Young
Lynda R Young writes devotionals, articles, and speculative short stories. In her spare time she is also an editor, game developer, artist, and dabbles in photography and all things creative. She lives in Australia with her sweetheart of a husband. You can find her here: BlogTwitterFacebookGoodreads

Her debut daily devotional, Cling to God, can be found here: Amazon PaperbackAmazon kindleNookB&NKoboiTunesGoodreads.


A few notes from blog host, Tyrean: 
#1 Lynda's devotional book is one of the best devotional books I've read in years. I haven't finished it yet because I'm savoring it. I highly recommend it!

#2 Crystal Collier's newest book came out last week and I missed the party. :( So, let's throw confetti and dance for her book and Lynda's at the same time.
BUY ON

Visit Crystal here: 
Unleashing the dream world, one book at a time 


#3 I had a unexpected novella come out. See story about that here. I am working at getting the latest pdf from my small press publisher for some reviews. If you are interested, please e-mail me here: tyreantigger (at) gmail (dot) com - it's a paranormal early MG novella.

#4 I had a drabble published and a poem published in the last five days. If you have time, read them here: "Guidance Counseling" at The Drabble and here: "Waves" at Leaves of Ink. And, currently Seven by Twenty is running a series of Twitter-sized stories: "Selkies," "Wind-walker," "Rain Blanket," "Swim Lessons," and "Sorrowing Rain" - all coming out this week. 

Now, please, dance with Lynda and Crystal!!! Celebrations commence!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

#IWSG November 2017 and Jeff Chapman's 5 Reasons to Write with an iPad


Many thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh and all of the awesome people who make the IWSG website, facebook, twitter, and hop run smoothly each month!


November's Question: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer?
My Answer: 
Traveling to distant lands of imaginary landscapes with new characters in new situations is my favorite part, especially when it feels like it's all flowing onto the page right! 

Now, the next day when I look back at it and it looks like gobbledygook, that's no fun.

But traveling to distant lands of imagination is awesome!



Now, please welcome, Jeff Chapman, an amazing novelist and short story writer, who has 5 Reasons to Write on his iPad.

5 Reasons to Write is an ongoing series, separate from IWSG




Jeff Chapman's
5 reasons to write on your iPad

I used to write all of my first drafts by hand with pen in a notebook. I'd cross out words and phrases and then I'd scrawl replacements in the margins with arrows or circled numbers to keep track of what went where. Later, I would attempt to decipher the gobbledygook. Typing the manuscript took a very, very long time. I couldn't always read what I had written. I needed to do something to increase productivity, but composing a first draft at the keyboard doesn't work for me. I like to write curled up on the couch with a cat purring on my lap. Enter the iPad and the Hanx Writer app.

1) The iPad is portable. I can carry it with me everywhere, which means I can write whenever I have the time.

2) I am not tied to a desk or table. I can write lying flat on my back in bed or sitting on the couch or sitting on the beach. 

3) I love the typewriter sounds. I use Hanx Writer as my text editor. There is a free version, but an upgrade is necessary to get multiple documents. The keyboard look and sound effects mimic a manual typewriter. I love the clickety, clickety, clack, and there's a clunk when you touch the shift key. Maybe the noise gives me the sense of working hard. Writing is for the most part a silent endeavor. 

4) I can read what I've written. Putting the first draft into a story editor is now just a matter of copy and paste from a pdf. I email the current draft to myself as a pdf at least once a day. This also gives me a backup copy on an email server. 

5) Just like a typewriter, I have complete control over the text and layout. There's no auto correct or capitalization going on. It's a first draft, who needs fancy formatting?

Jeff Chapman writes software by day and speculative fiction when he should be sleeping. Fueled by dark hot chocolate, his imagination churns out dark, creepy, comic fiction ranging from fairy tales to fantasy to horror and ghost stories. His latest tale "The Flaming Emerald" appears in Ghosts of Fire. Check out Jeff's website at www.jeffchapmanbooks.com/.


Thanks for sharing, Jeff!


Writers - do you write with an iPad or portable screen like Jeff?
What's your favorite aspect of writing? 
(And, do you spell favorite the American way or the British way?)


BTW - all of my Trick-or-Treat reads are still free until this coming weekend.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Third Annual Trick or Treat Reads!


Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet, Give me Something #FREE to Read with Trick-or-Treat Reads! 
http://www.patricialynne.com/blog/third-annual-trick-or-treat-reads
(Please share this tweet, which takes you to the main hop page!)

Please pick up these book treats today for FREE!

Champion in the Darkness delves into a world where faith, or lack of it, determines the destiny of Clara, a sword-wielding heroine in this action-adventure fantasy. Multiple viewpoint characters share the story, but the focus returns to Clara, the new Champion, whose faith or doubt could change the course of history.
Readers note: This is a whole novel - FREE!


Written on demand for a teaching friend and her private school classroom, the Study Guide for Champion in the Darkness includes basic lessons on theme, Freytag's plot pyramid, character development, and world-building with the background of Champion in the Darkness. This guide also includes creative and formal assignments, as well as discussion questions. 

ASHES BURN SEASON 1: ASHES AWAY is the first part of a micro-fiction series following the lives of three characters: Wend, Teresa, and King Bryant. Each episode in a 30 episode season is less than 30 words in length: a "hint" of fiction to spark the imagination of the reader. 
Experimental? Yes. ASHES BURN is a series of sparks.
Only FREE at Smashwords 

Ashes Burn is a hint fiction series based on the lives of three characters: Wend, on the run from his past; Teresa, hunting for the man she loves; and King Bryant, a man haunted by nightmares and desperate to hold onto his throne. Fire drove them apart, but where will the ashes lead them?


Is Elayn looking for the perfect picture, or the perfect guy? She isn't too sure herself. When she agrees to meet another photographer whose work she admires, will she find a picture worthy moment, or will she make a fool of herself like usual?
"The Bridge Snap" was originally published in Sunday Snaps: The Stories.


Lane has readers to appease and stories to write, but she misses her family. Can she step away from the keyboard long enough to reconnect or is it too late? "Story Addict" is a short science fiction tale.

This is probably my oddest pairing of stories and contains both apocalyptic and science fiction, but they hang together by one common character.
A terrible road trip at the end of the world.
Two annoyed teenagers.
The world's "Biggest Waterslide."
What could go wrong?




Dunnie has a secret: a power inside him that's gone wrong in the past. When it's time to introduce himself to a new teacher, what will he say? And, will his classmates ever accept the truth? "Seedling" is a flash fiction story.
(This is my personal favorite flash fiction story.)
Free at Kindle and Smashwords

Trick or Treat!
Fill your e-book bag with a handful!
Fight Cavities, Read Books! :)

Check out this link for more treats by more authors: