Showing posts from May, 2014

Cursed Brambles and the Blackberry Man

Virtual Tour Editors: Alexander S. Brown and Louise Myers   Featured Book Release: Southern Haunts: Devils in the Darkness   May 26 to June 1, 2014 Today I have a haunted special guest, Diane Ward, straight from that wonderful second anthology of haunted Southern Tales, Devils in the Darkness. And this devil's closely related to those devilish brambles with sweet fruit and thorns. Seventh Star Press books are known for wonderful original stories, haunting themes (even when the books aren't haunted by their titles), great authors and great artists too, so enjoy, and welcome to my blog! Intro to the Blackberry Man by Diane Ward People see Jesus in many things in Mississippi. A more sinister and possibly more intriguing question is: where do people down south see the devil?   Depends on who you talk to. If you’re talking to someone who picks blackberries, then they might mention Michaelmas Day held in honor of Saint Michael the Archangel. M

Tails of Mystery, destiny and book reviews

If you've followed my blog, you'll know I dream of being a best-selling author one day--or at least, of being an author whose books might be found in the bookstore, whose name might be known, whose readers might clamor for more... Last week, my children's Tails of Mystery--a collection of short stories about two dogs and a cat and their mysterious adventures--was offered a home with Linkville Press . It's definitely a step toward my dream. And, as one of the books I'm reviewing this week reminds me, celebrating steps is an important part of success.I have a publisher clamoring for more, so I'll rejoice and dream that the readers come next! Meanwhile, of course, I'm a reader as well as a writer, and I'm clamoring for more in several of the series I've enjoyed this week. So grab a mug, pick your book from the shelf, and choose your brew to suit. Actually, you can't pick up Riding the Sea Change by James Rafferty yet because it hasn't been

Nobody from the Olde School

Virtual Tour Author: Selah Janel Featured Book Release: Olde School Book One Kingdom City Chronicles May 26 to June 1, 2014 If you've been following Selah Janel's Olde School Blog Tour you may already have met some fascinating characters from the book. Today one of them's being interviewed for my blog, so sit back, enjoy, and join the author as she meets the wonderful... uh... well... just for a moment I thought nobody was there... What Happens When Nobody Wants a Guest Post I’d been willing to do a lot to promote Olde School , and this newest assignment shouldn’t have been all that different. I’d agreed to meet with my interview subject and so far, save a case of author nerves at having to face the massive structure coming in, nothing was amiss. The room I’d been led to could have been considered cozy, but to me it seemed somewhat off. There was a sense of claustrophobia, yet the room itself was decent size. The stone walls stretched upward