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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.
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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
The photo of the Bench at the Top of the Steps was where the idea of Ruth began and it is where she sat for her final scene.
It is time to dust off some of those projects in search of a seed, plotline, character or even a very rich scene that could become my next novel. Continue reading
What a world – what a world. This week poverty dictated a simple celebration of my 17th Wedding Anniversary. Clifford and I were married on the 25th of October and our son was born the next morning. Sunday, our parrot, … Continue reading
Darling Husband and Jeepers Joined the Group.My Darling Husband and Jeepers wanted to appear with the Dangerous Duo… Continue reading
My first copies of If I Should Die came in the arms of a UPS man. I should have taken his picture.
At the moment, it is waiting to get into The Writer’s Chatroom.
Who knows where it will show up next?
Yes, it is November, Nanowrimo, and I’m not afraid to write some really awful words.
Damnation Books bought Realms of Fantasy Magazine and Eternal Press published my book, If I Should Die.
Speaking of Chat and Shameless Self Promotion, my novel, If I Should Die, will be released on November 7th. I’ll be at a Launch Day Chat over at http://eternalpress.biz/chat.php at 4:30 MST on Sunday. For those who visit The Writer’s Chat Room on Sundays, this chat happens a half hour before the TWC chat, so drop by and say ‘hey.’
You can buy my book from just about any online store on Sunday, but the easiest way to get it is just to go here… http://eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781615722112
I’ll be back soon to add updates. Be well and don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour on Sunday and join me in the Chat Room.
The view from my front window includes four new rabbits. The newest, a Dutch cross, mostly white, appeared this morning with the other three thugs. We think these are escapees from someone’s rabbit hutches. They certainly aren’t the native cotton tails.
The pumpkins await carving and I need to make sure the camera is charged and ready for this year’s deer who do handier work than a punk rock group.
Okay, alright, Eternal Press, a division of Damnation Books, asked to read a novel I wrote called If I Should Die. Late last week, they sent me a contract. The title is on the release schedule for November 2010. I can hardly wait to get into the editing process. I wonder what the cover art will be.