Saturday, May 28, 2016

When Time Travelers Bump into Themselves...

I know there's a good deal of debate about whether or not it would be possible, but, in my world, the Society in the Shadow of Civilization, it happens. More than once.


















The first instance in the Society in the Shadow of Civilization is in The Shadow Watcher, when Sam and Michael travel to Costa Rica in search of the Flamella tree. They didn't expect to see anyone except Adjatay - but, they see themselves across a ravine...   

Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Shadow in Doubt: Chapter Four - Duty Call

Happy Saturday! Today, I'm sharing Chapter Four from A Shadow in Doubt, where Sam ponders her situation, Jay and Kristoff make her want to gag, and you'll find out who I was listening to while writing that part of the book....


Chapter Four
11/18/2006 - Duty Call

A groan near my head woke me. My hair fell in my face when I lifted my head; I tried to push it out of the way, but it just fell back in the same place. A male chuckled softly behind me - from the sofa - and my heart skipped a beat hoping it was Michael. I rolled over, disappointed it was Kristoff smiling at me from the couch.

I couldn’t figure out how he got there, so I asked, “How?”

He smiled, holding out a can of Pepsi. “Artemis let me in when I rang the bell,” he replied. Because it’s perfectly natural for a cat to answer a doorbell in a secret cavern.

I accepted his offering with gratitude, “Thank you.” Two gulps down, I was awake. “I hope you brought something stronger for Sleeping Beauty here.”

He tapped the travel thermos on the end table next to him. “Never leave home without it.”

“Come on Jay,” I gave her a shove, “it’s time to get up.” Then to Kristoff, “Take the lid off, she’s gotta smell it.”

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

.99¢ EBook Sale - A Shadow in Doubt

A Shadow in Doubt is now on sale for .99¢!

Who can Sam really trust?

Accepting the Society in the Shadow of Civilization as a part of her world, Samantha Marquet knows one thing for certain: what seems impossible today is already possible tomorrow. Returning to her life in Novica, however, reminds her how much else remains in question. 

Torn between the man who dedicated his life to protect her and the boyfriend who claims to love her, but, may be working with the enemy, Sam focuses on living as if she has no knowledge of the Marquet family's secrets, the Society, or the danger closing in on her. The Future depends on it.


If only The Future would leave her alone.

A summons to the Society's hidden lair forces Sam back into close quarters with her Shadow Watcher, and a prisoner with connections to his past. While stuggling with moral decisions being made by the Council, Sam also confronts the captive Traveler, who shares disturbing information about the U.C.E.'s plans. Information implying the Marquet family has long been misguided by the one they trusted most....















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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Happy Mother's Day!


Once upon a time, motherhood inspired me to start writing Mother's Day poetry. (Shocking, I know!) But, my muse has been on vacation much longer than had planned, so, (please accept my apologies, Mom,) I have nothing new this year. Instead, I'll share two of her favorites, written for Mother's Days past....



In My Mother's Garden

In my Mother’s garden I watched many things grow,
How she made it happen, I never thought I’d know.
But as I watched her work, I learned to tend the plants,
Sometimes even helping, until distracted by some marching ants.

In my Mother’s garden it seemed everything came alive,
The world will never be as green as it was when I was five!
A new creature would be revealed with every stone unturned,
Each with a new (and sometimes painful!) lesson to be learned.