Research, horses and thanks :)

Posted on October 25, 2014 by

If you’ve been following my blog lately, it’s no secret that I’ve been writing a story about two sisters who lost their parents, and that their mom owned a horse farm.  Jasmine, the little sister, is emotionally bonded with her horse Mono. What you may not know is that I don’t know the first, Read More

Lucky Charms (Zoe)

Posted on October 23, 2014 by

Untitled work, rough draft, not edited, read at your own risk, etc etc etc.  Also copyrighted, please don’t repost anywhere. Thanks. You can catch up from the beginning here.   Get your parents to watch your kid. Asshole. I’m back at my car, without really noticing how I got there.  I don’t know the guy who walked, Read More

Gravestones (Matt)

Posted on October 22, 2014 by

Untitled work, rough draft, not edited, read at your own risk, etc etc etc.  Also copyrighted, please don’t repost anywhere. Thanks. You can catch up from the beginning here.   Lucas Cervone, a slightly chubby nine-year-old with bright red cheeks, looks up from the table when I speak to him. “It’s my cat, Mister P.” “Oh yeah?”, Read More

Miss Welch? (Zoe)

Posted on October 20, 2014 by

Untitled work, rough draft, not edited, read at your own risk, etc etc etc.  Also copyrighted, please don’t repost anywhere. Thanks. You can catch up from the beginning here. “I don’t wanna eat my vegetables,” Jasmine says for the four-hundredth time. Just in case I didn’t hear her before. I wave a fork in her direction. “I’m, Read More

Character Profile: Jim Turville

Posted on October 18, 2014 by

  19 years old. Jim Turville has all the luck. He finished basic training just in time for a massive terrorist attack on Washington, DC and the beginning of the second American civil war. But at the time he didn’t know any of that was coming.  In fact, at the time, he was kind of, Read More

Let’s get to business (Matt)

Posted on October 17, 2014 by

Untitled work, rough draft, not edited, read at your own risk, etc etc etc.  Also copyrighted, please don’t repost anywhere. Thanks. You can catch up from the beginning here. It’s early to leave for the teacher work day before  starts, but at one in the afternoon Tyler shows up at my door. He chuckles as he walks, Read More

Mabel Stark (Zoe)

Posted on October 16, 2014 by

Untitled work, rough draft, not edited, read at your own risk, etc etc etc.  Also copyrighted, please don’t repost anywhere. Thanks. You can catch up from the beginning here.   Mister P.  I should have realized. But how would I? The signs said Mister Paladino and that was his name, of course, but I just didn’t make, Read More

Thompson Sisters Boxed Set Volume 2

Posted on October 15, 2014 by

Hey folks, Just a heads up that the Rachel’s Peril Trilogy–Girl of Lies, Girl of Rage, and Girl of Vengeance–are now available in a single boxed set as an ebook and will shortly be available in paperback! If you’ve read the series, please consider posting a review for the boxed set too!  And if you, Read More

Perfect love casts out fear

Posted on October 14, 2014 by

Early 1980s. Seventh grade. There was this girl, her name was Lily. She played violin, sang in the chorus, and I was in love. The only trouble was, she didn’t even know who I was. I was that kid who watched from afar, as she sang the lead part in the school play. And I, Read More

So, I just got a note from Krystle over at K & M’s Book Haven about their review of Girl of Vengeance.  I don’t want to take too much from it here, because hopefully you’ll go check out their site. But here are some highlights that left me overwhelmed: Thank you for creating my favorite, Read More

Mister P (Matt)

Posted on October 10, 2014 by

Untitled work, rough draft, not edited, read at your own risk, etc etc etc.  Also copyrighted, please don’t repost anywhere. Thanks. You can catch up from the beginning here. The day before school begins is always hectic.  You spend your summer in continuing education courses, or working a summer job, or trying to write a PhD thesis,, Read More

Angry God

Posted on October 9, 2014 by

Not long ago—perhaps ten months—my therapist handed me a book called “Came to Believe: A Guide to the Second Step” by Chet Meyers. The book refers to the Second Step of Alcoholics Anonymous (and other 12-Step programs). For those of you not familiar with the paradigm, the way it works is this. First you, Read More