Just a quick update since I'm getting lots of questions lately. I have been getting chemotherapy treatments since my diagnosis of colon cancer three months ago. Chemo isn't fun, but I'm tolerating it pretty well, all things considered. I have a little nausea and fatigue but nothing overwhelming. I get an infusion every two weeks, … Continue reading Quick Update
Finally. Done. At last. Masked is out in Kindle, paperback and hard cover now. This one was more a labor of love than the first two in the series and I dragged my feet here and there during the process for health reasons and grief. Every book is personal but this one was close to … Continue reading Masked – Released
This was a true group effort. The whole book was, actually. Having cancer now it was hard to finish what I've been working on for so long. I get that fatigue, I get that chemo-brain which makes it hard to focus sometimes. Fortunately I have an amazing team of talented friends and colleagues to help … Continue reading Cover Art – Final
Over the last two years I've been focusing most of my time and attention on my Cast Down series or horror novels, and I enjoy using my lifetime of paranormal research to entertain readers (and hopefully give them a second thought about what might be "haunting" them). However, my first foray into writing was through … Continue reading By Raphael Bound
When did we go and get all entitled? I feel older by the day now saying stuff like, "When I was your age," and "When I was growing up..." Because it was a different world just a few decades ago. I remember working really hard and going without. I don't ever remember stimulus checks coming … Continue reading Age of Entitlement
It used to be a big thing to have a profession. To work at the same company for thirty years and retire from there and get a gold watch or something. "What do you do?" "I'm an architect." "I'm an accountant." "I'm a secretary." People in the town where I grew up in Fairfield County, … Continue reading What Do You Do?
Little known fact - I used to sell Avon. No, really. I did. I was looking for supplemental income, something I could do online, with a quality product and a company that'd been around forever. Hands down, AVON checked all my boxes. I wound up making enough to help some people out and got myself … Continue reading AVON Calling!
Ever since I thought about writing my first book, years ago, I dreamed of having it available in hard cover. Why? I can't explain it, but if you're a writer, too, you know what I'm saying even if I can't find the words to say it. And if you've ever had a favorite book as … Continue reading Hard Cover Joy
I swear I am distracted by so many squirrels. I am nearing completion of Cast Down; Masked. Nearing. I had lunch today with the brilliant Book Doctor, Ms. Elizabeth Capalbo. She bailed me out when I was nearing completion of A New England Haunting and has graciously offered to make time to help me hammer … Continue reading Seven More Wicked
I am finally feeling good enough (on my good days!) to do a little writing and thought I would share a tiny bit of MASKED, which I am working hard to finish now. It's the third book in the Cast Down series. Carrie froze in the foyer and without turning around requested, “I’d like to … Continue reading Masked – a brief tease