A blog about our adventures becoming a published Indie Authors. Here you will find advice, humor, and stories about what we've learned on our journey, along with books reviews, as well as great advice from other authors we've met on our journey. It's a long road, but the things you'll see and experience along the way can be very interesting.
Alex Hill buried his psychic talents for eighteen years. But with the scream of tires and twisting metal all this changes.
His girlfriend, Police Sergeant Veronica Ross, is nearly run down by two teenagers leaving her depressed and troubled. After calming her down they get a call from the Coroner's office and learn that both the driver and passenger of the wrecked car had already been dead for almost twelve hours before the accident. Furthermore, they hadn't been killed in any vehicle accident, the pair had been drowned.
Upon hearing this he feels his powers stirring again and goes with Veronica to see the coroner in order to learn more. But, as soon as they reach the doors of the Morgue he is psychically assaulted by an unknown force.
Taking the attack as a warning, he tries to resist getting involved further. But, his talents soon lead him directly to the place where the teenagers died. It is the stream underneath an old stone bridge that is supposedly haunted by the White Lady.
Unfortunately for him, both the bridge and stream are on the Graham Estate. The very property he is now representing as a real estate agent.
Soon the body count begins to rise, and each new death is somehow attached to the stream. To make matters worse, Alex soon finds himself on the suspect list because he has the most access to the property and no alibi for any of the incidents.
Now, in order to clear his name and learn who or what is behind all the killings, Alex must decide whether or not to embrace the very abilities he has shunned for so long...
What starts as a simple surfing lesson, turns into a struggle for survival for billionaire heiress Cassandra Elliott and her new love interest the Seneca shamaness Julie Cloudfoot.
Cassandra is knocked off her board by an unseen assailant that leaves a terrifying gash in her wetsuit, along with a small red mark on her leg. Soon, terrifying visions of a ghost ship begin haunting the heiress' dreams. She begins to feel strangely drawn to the sea whenever a strange fogbank appears in the distance.
Is something hiding within the miasma, and what connection does it have to the legendary "Lost Colony of Roanoke", and the tribe of Tuscarora indians, that Julie is distantly related to...
In 1861 sixteen year old Nathan Steward joined the 7th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment to help end slavery and preserve the Union. Before he left, Nathan promised his sister Isabella that he would not let the war change him... he was wrong.
While serving in the Union Army, Nathan found himself fighting on many battlefields. But his toughest fight took place on a parallel version of Earth (a Para-Earth) where evolution took a very different turn. Although he managed to get back to his own world, this particular battle left him so altered there was no going home. For now he needed to drink blood, sleep in the ground, and avoid sunlight.
Today, after 150 years of wandering and touching the lives of others, he is finally coming back to claim his family mansion which has stood empty for decades. However, unknown to Nathan, his homecoming will not be as lonely as he anticipates. For someone has been waiting all this time to welcome him back.
But, there is another who wishes to meet up with Nathan again as well. A creature he faced in that Para-Earth back in 1862, has found its way into this world and has caught his scent. Now it is drawing closer to his hometown, bent on his destruction. For this foe knows he is the only force that can stop it from enveloping this world and its dead.
Well, my wife Helen and I have finally finished moving into our new place. I'll be posting some more videos from my Vlog about that shortly, but I wanted to focus on another subject today. Hobbies, talents, things people do for adventure, enjoyment and relaxation.
Now in creating characters that seem real to the audience I've found that the more real and reachable the characters are (i. e. they're like people you know or might meet) they're the ones that the readers seem to really relate to and even come to love. Now one method I've used to make my characters seem more human and real is to give them traits that are familiar, and even somewhat odd but intriguing. I've given characters hobbies or activities I've tried. When they are finished with what I've written, some have even gone and done research of their own on the activity. Some have even taken it up and made it a part of their lives.
But how did that happen? Simple, whether it's playi…
This latest installment not only deals with creating characters, but also explains a bit why I haven't been making as long an entry as I'd like lately. I hope to do a more proper entry shortly. Thanks...
Okay, as you all know my first book is out. "The Bridge" is available on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, I-Tunes, Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, Createspace, and a bunch of other places. How did I do it? And how are the sales coming so far? Are probably what you are asking at this point. Well, I'll be honest, the sales are going slowly. The book has only been out maybe 2 weeks and during that time it took over a week for it to appear on a number of those sites. But that's no excuse. It is definitely out there, so why aren't more people buying it right away? The answer is simple, "They don't know it's out there!"
Now here's where we get into today's discussion. I'll briefly answer the first question "How did I get it in so many places?" Then we'll address how I'm going about to correct the problem of getting the word out.
Now I published my novel both in e-book form and trade paperback for those who pre…