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
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?
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
Do you remember the movie Throw Momma from the Train? Billy Crystal plays a writer, who also teaches a writing class. His catchphrase was, "A writer writes - always!" That became one of my favorite lines, ever. And it's TRUE! Trust me, if I'm watching TV, or driving somewhere, or even having a conversation with … Continue reading So Creepy!!!
I'm closing in on the finish of Cast Down; Masked and wanted to share the dedication page with everyone, especially with those who knew my friend, Mary, and her family. A Note from the Author Masked the third novel novels in the Cast Down series. The first; A New England Haunting was released in … Continue reading Masked – Dedication
The third book in the Cast Down series should be finished in about two weeks. Want a little taste? For over a month Gabby woke to the smell of her father’s aftershave lingering in her room, as if he’d spent the night sitting in a chair at her bedside, keeping a silent vigil over her. … Continue reading Cast Down; Masked (teaser)
Cast Down; A New England Haunting is available in paperback and Kindle form already. Cast Down; Remnants is available for Kindle now and in a few days will be available in paperback. Cast Down; Masked is still being worked on. I am working with someone on this one, and it's sure to be a terrifying … Continue reading Cast Down; Seven More Wicked
The following is an excerpt from one of the new Cast Down series novels I'm working on. This one is called "Remnants". It's a companion novel to "A New England Haunting" and can be read independently of the first book, though it will make a little more sense if read as part of the series. … Continue reading Cast Down; Remnants