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If I Should Die
Peyton Farley has settled into a new life in southwest Montana. Research and fact checking for a local newspaper is a perfectly safe job, or is it? One morning, Peyton awakens and finds a strange man in lace up work boots who is bleeding out on her kitchen floor. As Peyton calls 911 from her bedroom, someone is stealing the body.
Milk Carton People
Milk Carton People is a paranormal thriller about people who suddenly find themselves invisible, able to observe things but unable to participate. Do they go mad? Maybe they find others. It is quite possible that there is no point in being invisible.
Tag Archives: fiction
I just want to give all of the Eternal Press Authors, Editors, Cover Artists and Kim Richards Gilchrist a round of applause for yesterday’s releases. You all rock. Continue reading
I have been around since the late 1800s. I came out of the tail end of the poor house era. The people I housed then are much the same as the people who live here now. Continue reading
I have four bodies down here. Interred one at a time. Who would want to tumble more than one body to a grave? Seems fitting that if they were born differently they should be buried in their own graves. Continue reading
1. In three days, all power will go off, everywhere for a very long time. What will you include in your author survival kit?
This post is coming out on the heels of SuperStorm Sandy and power outages are very real for our East Coast American readers.
A pack of Zebra fine-tip black ink pens. Tons of spiral notebooks. Thesaurus. A mystery from each of Lee Child, Lisa Gardner, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich. A Pat Conroy book, probably Prince of Tides. A way to make sweet tea, probably sun tea since there’s no power. That’s it. Everything else is superfluous. It still only takes a pad and ink to make stories happen, and I can do that a long time. I MIGHT take a manual typewriter, because I love thinking while I type and I’m a much faster typist than writer. Continue reading
A house of cards is insubstantial. A house of cards has absolutely no integrity. A house of cards is a fleeting thing. Continue reading
On September First 2012, Saturday, my Full Moon Blog Tour Begins! See what is inside, behind and within the Milk Carton and its Author! Continue reading
Where did the idea for the work you are promoting arise?
Ostensibly, The Closet of Discarded Dreams about a world of dreams; two precursors influenced its creation: 1. I inevitably skip reading dream scenes because they lack verisimilitude. Chingau–they often bore into stupid! And since I relish challenges [like a dare to write about an artificially intelligent carpet that takes over the world, using just ice cream; Rudy Rucker liked that one.], in this novel I planted chaos, contradiction and irreverence amidst humankind’s dreamy aspirations. 2. I first wrote this as a short story. Nebula Award winner Edward Bryant remarked that that contained “the germ of something in the vein of magic-realism author Jorge Luis Borges,” inspiring me to novelize it. Then the Northern Colo. Writers Workshop issued a challenge: write a novel in 30 days. It took me 45 for the working draft, 60k words, then years of rewrites. It’s 61.3, now. Hopefully, both Ed and Jorge won’t/wouldn’t be too disappointed in their vicarious-bastard offspring. Continue reading
“Gabe! Dammit, you nearly gave me a heart attack!” she accused, rolling to her back, which only succeeding in landing her on her butt in her sleeping-for-the-winter tulip bed. Her cold, not frozen, muddy tulip bed. “What are you doing lurking there?” Continue reading
4. Tell us about the most exciting place you have ever visited?
I visited Scotland when I was in college. It was the first time I ever traveled anywhere on my own. I figured why start with an in-state road trip when you can fly internationally instead? Scotland was fantastic—I felt like I’d been there before when I got off the plane. I was staying with my best friend from high school, so I got to visit places off the main tourist tracks. I also went to Edinburgh on my own and saw Holyrood House and Edinburgh Castle. It was a great experience and I’d love to go back. I revisited it in a way when I wrote Where There’s a Will. I came up with that idea largely because I wanted to write about where I’d been in Scotland and show some of the love I felt for the place while I was there. Continue reading