May 4, 2018

WORSE THAN WICKED Now Available

Didn't win a contract through Kindle Scout, but it looks like Amazon is shutting down the program, so I guess it's for the best. 

In any event. WORSE THAN WICKED is now available at Amazon . . .

A forbidden secret sparks a perilous journey.

Banned from her parents’ yearly visits with the Merfolk, sixteen-year-old Sofi schemes to stow away the next time their boat sails. When her actions reveal a hidden truth, the plan backfires, imprisoning her mother in the mermaid queen’s lair.

The price of freedom? Journey deep into the forest and bring back an ancient magic stolen from the sea.

But that fearsome power is wielded by a cruel enchantress desperate to keep control. And she’s determined to send this new challenger home as cursed and broken as every girl who came before.

Because once Sofi tries her hand at sorcery, she'll never want to stop.

A story of loss, courage, and dark desires, WORSE THAN WICKED is perfect for readers who relish fantasy, adventure, and the lure of the supernatural.


I hope you'll pick up a copy soon at Amazon.

Kindle version only, for now. Paperback to come.

March 13, 2018

WORSE THAN WICKED IS HOT!

Terrific news:  
WORSE THAN WICKED, my YA fantasy, is now HOT on Kindle Scout!
Of course, this can change on an hourly basis, but it's still reassuring.

If you're unfamiliar with Kindle Scout, it's an Amazon program that invites readers to nominate books for possible publication.

Check it out here.


May 16, 2016

NOBODY KNEW SHE WAS THERE

My OWW writer friend, Phillip Spencer, who pens the blog "Nightspore", recently linked to a post by British author Freda Warrington (ELFLAND), in which she discusses her desire to create strong female characters when writing fantasy. 

An excerpt:

I wanted to read about mutual pleasure and joy, I wanted the women to have as much fun as the men, I did not want the men to be selfish pigs, I wanted equality and respect and shared adventure. But too often, in fiction, I was not finding it. Not even from female authors.

It's a long post, but well worth reading.

http://www.sarah-ash.com/fantasy-and-science-fiction/1173/guest-blog-for-nobody-knew-she-was-there-by-freda-warrington/


January 4, 2016

Celebrating La Befana





The holidays continue long past Christmas in other countries. Italy celebrates the story of La Befana on January 5. Click on the link to my website to learn more about her, including an original poem.


 NOTE: For copyright purposes, I don't post any original writing here. 

December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Wishing you all the very best during the holidays.

Click on the link for a special Christmas greeting.
http://www.bluemountain.com/ecards/christmas/spirit-of-christmas/card-3285565


August 31, 2015

An Amazing Talent


A beautiful example of accordion virtuosity. Never thought "The Four Seasons" could sound so incredible with just one instrument. Vivaldi would be proud.

This young man is Alexander Hrustevich, a Ukranian teenager. http://hrustevich.com/en/bio

Enjoy!


May 5, 2015

How to Publish Like the Pros

This is a free webinar that will take place on Thursday, May 7. The details below are part of an email I received from Joel Friedlander, one of the co-presenters.

It's sponsored by Kirkus Reviews. Sounds intriguing.

What:     Free webinar, "How to Publish Like the Pros"
Where:   Online from the comfort of your home or office
When:    Thursday, May 7, 2015 

                11:00 a.m.Pacific, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Cost:       None, it's free
Who:      You, if you're interested in learning about indie 

                publishing, and how to find, hire, and work with 
                editors and designers.
How:      Register here: Webinar Registration Page
Why:      Webinar seating is limited, grab your seat now!