Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all Readers (and especially mine) 😉
Here’s to 2016 and all the new stories that are waiting for you!

If you like dark comedies and modern fairy-tales-in-fairy-tales, then go on and ‘Add’ my upcoming novel…


last chance if you want our name as a character in my new novel coming spring 2016

Now is your last chance if you want your name as a character in my new novel coming spring 2016 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28282947-untitled


1st Draft of ‘Untitled’ Complete

To whom it may concern, tonight I have completed the first draft of my new novel which is still untitled because I cannot settle on a suitable title, though I have two or three options. I will now begin the second draft of the novel, which will enrich the writing and give the characters nuances and little details which bring everything to life, plus give more substance and more detail. For me, the second draft is the most important draft when the first draft is the blueprint and the fastest written part because I have to get the ideas down before they disappear into the ether. I consider the first draft the skeleton for the story…the second draft we will add the blood ‘n guts…the third draft will be the skin 🙂


4* Hide the Elephant @ Goodreads…

thanks Mindy!




4* LDL and BA…

Thanks Donna for 4* Living Dead Lovers…Thanks Julia 4* Balloon Animals


2016 ‘Untitled’ Novel Inspiration

My new novel has been inspired by the following in no particular order…

Number 1.  Not so long ago, my little girl Chloe, four years old, ran across the street and was just inches from being knocked down by a car. I almost lost my life as she almost did. I panicked, raw fear. I asked myself how I would live with myself if anything happened to her and the thoughts of the time-machine did enter my head…

This horrible morning provided the spark for my new novel in 2016 ‘untitled’.

Number 2. I have a grandfather clock dated 1782 and if you look into the face long enough you will begin to see the past. I also have a wood carved antique table. It is laden with folkloric  and mythical  beasts, dragons, fauns, and beautiful sirens.

Mix all of this up with a heart transplant and a doomed roller coaster ride and you’ve got your novel.

oh, and love…