• Everything You Wanted to Know About Extrahumans, But Were Afraid to Ask

    This post is a glossary of some terms from the Providence Paranormal Universe, where all of the college series books take place. I’ll have something later this year set in the same world but in a different town in Rhode Island. Stay tuned! The Academy– Something between a community college and a military academy for extrahumans, the Academy is geared toward helping extrahumans who don’t play well with mortals get ready to join a blended society. The Big Reveal– The term used for the 1990s, when the world discovered magic was real and extrahumans existed. The decade was marked with fear as everyone adjusted to the changes. Since the 21st Century, law…

  • Providence Paranormal College Part Two: Books 6-10

    Five more books, no waiting. Read. Laugh. Catch a case of the feels. Book 6: Roundtable Redcap: Can Fred rescue his brother from the Fae Queen with just reluctant Psychic Irina to help? Book 7: Better Off Undead: Lane and his vampire punk band Night Creatures are broke and broken. Can they pick up their pieces and shine in a Battle of the Bands? Book 8: Ghost of a Chance: Ghostly Horace and his Medium, Bianca, must solve a mystery to save Professor Watkins. Book 9: Nine Lives: It’s time for Olivia Adler to trust her instincts or Tony Gitano just might die for good. Book 10: Fae of Fae…

  • Providence Paranormal College Part One: Books 1-5

    Five fun books, no waiting. Read. Laugh. Catch a case of the feels. Book 1: Bearly Awake: A sleepy bear shifter needs a brainy genius to help him pass exams. Book 2: Fangs for the Memories: The man who remembers everything and woman everyone forgets must solve a mystery. Book 3: Of Wolf and Peace: A wolf shifter steps up to choose a side, start his first pack, and save his parents. Book 4: Dragon My Heart Around: A dragon contends with a thief breaking into the family hoard. Book 5: Djinn and Bear It: An altruistic bear shifter must choose between the greater good and her heart. This volume…

  • Clerical Error: A Challenge of Vircon Adventure

    I’m working on posts about each of my books and realized I haven’t put anything out about my GameLit in a while. Here goes! Actually, this is your mom’s video game. Daria Jackson hasn’t entered NeuroNet to play Challenge of Vircon since her tanking husband passed away. A newly single mom, she quit VR esports to develop biofarming hardware for deep space exploration. For ten years Daria’s cheered her kids on as they fought their way up CoV leaderboards. While cleaning their VR cabinets, a forgotten login protocol drops her at level one in the game world she almost ruled. Strange glitches and odd throwbacks from her past hint at…

  • My Review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Sometimes, I review the books I read. Here’s one I read over the summer. It’s December and I read this book back in July. Well, book is sort of a misnomer here. It’s actually a script for a stage production. The Cursed Child has gotten very mixed reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, in part because most frequent readers of prose have limited experience reading scripts. I actually really liked this story. It made more sense to me than it might have if I wasn’t a recovering performance artist. When I read stage plays, the scene direction and repetitions make sense in the context of my imagination as I visualize a live performance.…

  • Audiobooks!

    It’s your friendly neighborhood Paranormal Author reminding you that funny isn’t just for looking. It’s for listening, too. I’ve got audiobooks out right now on Audible. They’re the first four in the Providence Paranormal College series, narrated by P.J. Morgan, whose comedic timing is impeccable.

  • Real Characters Fantastic Worlds

    Cannonball 2018!

    As I stand here shivering on the diving board that is the last day of 2017, I hang ten off the edge. It’s almost time to make as big a splash as I can but before that happens, I’ll take a breath and remember everything that 2017 had to offer. Over the winter and for much of the spring, I struggled with a mystery illness. We still haven’t pinned it all down but the worst symptoms have been medicated. If you saw me at an event and I fell on my hiney, that’s why. I hope I can maintain my balance when it’s most important, though. This still-mysterious illness hasn’t…

  • P.A.W.S. By Debbie Manber Kupfer

    Autumn Author: Debbie Manber Kupfer

    Today, here’s an author I’ve been lucky to work with on the Stardust, Always anthology. It’s Debbie Manber Kupfer! Debbie grew up in the UK in the East London suburb of Barking. She has lived in Israel, New York, and North Carolina and somehow ended up in St. Louis, where she works as a writer and a freelance puzzle constructor of word puzzles and logic problems. She lives with her husband, two children, and a very opinionated feline. Her first novel, P.A.W.S., was published originally in June 2013 and her second book in the series, Argentum, was released in October 2014. In addition, she has stories in several anthologies including Fauxpocalypse,…

  • Untamed by Madeline Dyer

    Autumn Authors: Madeline Dyer

    Happy Halloween! Today, I’m interviewing Madeline Dyer, which is appropriate because she loves everything spooky. Here’s a bit about her. ​ Madeline Dyer lives in the southwest of England and holds a BA honours degree in English from the University of Exeter. She has a strong love for anything dystopian, ghostly, or paranormal, and can frequently be found exploring wild places. At least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes. Her debut novel, Untamed (Prizm Books, May 2015), examines a world in which anyone who has negative emotions is hunted down, and a culture where addiction is encouraged. Madeline’s second novel, Fragmented, released in September 2016, and…

  • Allison Barnard Author

    Autumn Authors: Allison Barnard

    Today, I’ve got an interview with Allison Barnard! She wrote what just happens to be one of my favorite dystopian books, Unforeseen. Here’s a bit about Allison in her own words! ​ Wife, mother to two toddlers, book blogger, and equestrian. Now I’m an author? What? I’ve always loved books. My mom would actually take my books from me instead of sending me to my room when I was in trouble (it was terrible!). I’ve dabbled in writing for years, had some poetry published in high-school, but it wasn’t until after I had my first child that I started writing. Unforeseen is the first book that’s fit to be read…

  • Jeffrey Cook

    What Happened Wednesday!?

    I’ll tell you what happened while you admire these delicious waffles. Friendly Neighborhood Friday went to a convention right along with my interviewee. I’m talking about Jeffery Cook, one of the authors of Working The Table, which is a book about bringing your books to conventions. I can haz ironywaffles and they are tasty! Irony. Waffles. Gah, yeah you see what I did there. Anyway, here’s something about Jeff, whose convention experience can be measured in loads (literally, as in dragging loads of books with him plus working loads of shows). ​ Jeffrey Cook is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author, primarily affiliated with Clockwork Dragon Books and the…

  • The Longest Night Watch 2

    Have a Good Read and Help #ENDALZ!

    “An estimated 5.4 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer’s disease in 2016. Of the 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, an estimated 5.2 million people are age 65and older, and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 (younger-onset Alzheimer’s).” www.alz.org/facts/ On March 12th, 2015, the writing world lost one of its greatest contemporary heroes – Sir Terrence “Terry” Pratchett. To honor his life, a group of writers published an anthology of stories that showcased his influence on their writing, and which also helped bring awareness of the disease that contributed to his end, Alzheimer’s Disease. That anthology was The Longest Night Watch, volume 1. It was a success, and the group–now…

  • Summer Splash Interview

    The Last Splash: Interview With C.A. King

    Well, this is the end of summer and today I have the last Summer Splash Author Interview. But don’t worry, I’ll be interviewing more authors all fall, too (if you’re an author and want an interview, contact me). My guest today is C.A. King, author of the Portal Prophecies series. Here’s a bit about her! ​ C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons. After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time…

  • Pirate Princess by Cat Banks

    Summer Splash Interview: Cat Banks

    It’s the second to last week in the Summer Splash set of interviews. For week eight, we have Cat Banks! Here’s a bit about her. ​ Catherine Banks is the author of the Artemis Lupine Series, Little Death Bringer Series, Ciara Steele Novella Series, and the novel Daughter of Lions. She began writing fiction stories when she was only four years old and finished her first full-length novel at the age of fifteen. Catherine is a Northern California native and has lived within a twenty-mile radius her entire life. She plans to travel to as many places as possible in her thirties to make up for her lack of traveling…

  • Summer Splash Interview

    Summer Splash Interview: Ashely Nestler

    Hello! This week we have an interview with A.M. Nestler! Here’s a little bit about her: Ashley Nestler (A.M. Nestler) is a published author. Her first novel, “Beautiful Nightmare: Some Dreams Become Your Reality”, was published when she was eighteen. “Into The Fog” was released when she was nineteen.  She is currently working on a secret third novel that will be released by April next year, and writes under the genres of young adult, epic fantasy, historical fiction, and literary fiction. She is also a big part of the indie author movement and is the owner/creator of the Go Indie Now! Bibliotherapy Box, as well as a book reviewer and…

  • Summer Splash Tour

    Summer Splash Interview: Anna Kringle

    Making a splash today on my blog, it’s Anna Kringle! Here’s a little bit about her, but please note that she is not the same Princess Anna with an ice Queen for a sister: ​ Anna is a bubbly fairy princess from a small country town far, far away. Raised around rednecks and obsessively muddy trucks, She was faced with a strange need to fill empty paper with words. So she decided she might as well write stories. With the help of her friendly mice and other neighborhood animals, she has worked very hard to make this hobby a profession and hopes to make the world a bright and colorful place…

  • Princess of Undersea

    Summer Splash Interview: Leslie Conzatti

        Hey, bloglet fans, here’s the first interview for the tour. Welcome, Leslie Conzatti! Have a look at this gorgeous cover for one of her works right here. Leslie Conzatti is an avid reader, a passionate writer, and a committed lover of all things fantasy. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she has been running the blog “The Upstream Writer” since the beginning of 2013, to promote her own writing and as a medium for interacting with readers. In addition, “The Upstream Writer” is an “indie book blog” as well, since Leslie willingly uses it as an excuse to get free books. (to review, of course!) Leslie’s “day job” is a staff…

  • Dragon My Heart Around

    PPC Book 4 is Live!

    It’s live! Well, the ebook is, anyway. For a limited time, Dragon My Heart Around is just $0.99. It’s also available in Kindle Unlimited. The paperback version will be out as soon as Createspace is done doing its thing. Click the cover image to get the book. Here’s your Release Day Recipe! This time, it’s for cinnamon waffles with spiced pears. Have a listen to the song while whipping up a batch. ​ Waffles 2 eggs 3/4 cup milk 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup flour 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 and 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon cinnamon In…

  • Bearly Awake

    Not 42, But Close

    I can’t believe what happened. Let me show you! Yup, that’s Barely Awake, sitting right next to Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel, Mort. It happened last night, which really put a dent in my sleep time. I don’t mind. That’s what coffee is for!

  • Of Wolf And Peace

    Of Wolf and Peace Is Live!

    You can get it here. Here’s the description: If you don’t own your mistakes they’ll own you. Wolf shifter Josh Dennison shouldn’t tempt coincidence, or he’ll end up ill-fated, like his missing brother and maimed sister. The wolves pledged neutrality when the Goblin King and Sidhe Queen split up centuries ago. But he’s falling for the one woman he can’t have, a Kelpie whose magic comes straight from the Goblin King’s court. Nox Phillips has hidden on campus since she undid the Queen’s punishing spell. When she and Josh work together again, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But for any favor shown to one Faerie court, a price must…