The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 23.1 — Jay Interviews a New Servant

23.1 -- “Who’s this?” said Jay as Fritter and Janine brought in the evening meal on a large rolling tray. Fritter bowed low as he wrung his hands. “Sire, this is Janie, my new assistant -- trained by Col and Bee, who live down the valley in the Tulgey Woods.” Jay studied her with a… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 23.1 — Jay Interviews a New Servant

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Book Review: Veritus by Quinn Coleridge

Hester Grayson is a blind, albino young woman from 1892. She cannot speak, and she is at the mercy of a wealthy father who despises her and a socialite mother who doesn’t have time for her. Her days roll on in unending monotony, her only companion a maid who tries to be kind but doesn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Veritus by Quinn Coleridge

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The Language of Sparrows

Book Review:  The Language of Sparrows, by Rachel Pfifer - When artist April Wright and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Sierra, move to Houston, Texas, they are trying to escape a past neither of them can get over. But their pain follows them, and April has no idea how to help her brilliant daughter, who learns languages… Continue reading The Language of Sparrows

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NaNoWriMo Winner: I’m done!

I'm done! It's November 30th, and I am officially finished my first draft of Out of the Depths. It has been quite the month, with a rollercoaster of emotions as I tried to figure out what this book was about and where it was heading. Some days I got discouraged and never wrote. Some days… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner: I’m done!

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Stone and Spark

Book Review: Stone and Spark - by Sibella Giorello: Sibella Giorello goes back in time and gives us a new mystery/suspense series featuring Raleigh Harmon as a teenager. When her best friend, Drew, goes missing, Raleigh is sure that something terrible has happened. However, no one will believe her -- not even the police. Her only ally is a… Continue reading Stone and Spark

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Tea with the Black Dragon

Book Review:  Tea With The Black Dragon, by R.A. MacAvoy:  Martha Macnamara flies out to San Francisco to meet her estranged daughter, Liz, who is in some kind of trouble.  When Liz doesn’t show up for their meeting, Martha is left not knowing where to turn.  Then the bartender in the luxurious hotel where she… Continue reading Tea with the Black Dragon

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Where the River Ends

Book Review:  Where the River Ends, by Charles Martin: Doss Michael's wife is dying of cancer. The only thing left on her bucket list is to take a trip down the St. Mary's River (where Doss spent his childhood) to the sea, and Doss will do anything to make her last days happy. So, the… Continue reading Where the River Ends

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Harry Potter and Expecto Patronum

I’ve been sick the last couple of days.  As I rested, I began to reread the Harry Potter series.  I love J.K. Rowling’s books.  They’re just as fresh, alive and fun as the first day I read them.  I finished #3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I began to think about how… Continue reading Harry Potter and Expecto Patronum

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Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

Book Review:  Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen), by Danyelle Leafty: Aneira is 9 years old when she is kidnapped by Baba Yaga, and if she ever hopes to see her family again, she must help the witch. What starts out sounding like a straightforward task soon becomes complicated, for everyone… Continue reading Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

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The Sea Child

My 2015 NaNoWriMo project is called The Sea Child (working title).  It's a YA Fantasy/Mystery. Here's the blurb: When their parents die in a car accident, Maddie, Jack, and Barney are sent to California to live with their grandmother in her beach house in Carlsbad.  But one day Grandma goes missing, and Maddie finds a… Continue reading The Sea Child