I was thrilled to be invited as one of the featured authors at the Civil War Reenactment scheduled for this coming weekend in Ridgetop, Tennessee!
Most of my books are set either right before the war, during the war, or after the war at the time of Reconstruction. When I first started writing, agents, other authors, and publishers cautioned me against choosing this time period to set my stories. However, if you’ve followed my blog, you know that a dream inspired my first series, and from then on, I’ve felt compelled to write about the struggles this nation went through during that difficult time. I believe wholeheartedly that although this was a sad time for our country, it’s crucial that what happened isn’t forgotten. Hopefully, by remembering these events, we can learn from them and prevent them from happening again. If you’re in the area this weekend, come by and experience something you’ll not soon forget!
Here are the books I’ll be featuring!
For more detailed information about all of these books, be sure to check out my book tab!
I’m excited to say that my publisher, Jumpmaster Press, is featuring my book, “Regenerates,” this month at a 10% discount!
This story is probably one of the most unusual books I’ve ever written, and it was inspired by an article I read online about a cat at a nursing home that could predict when someone was about to die. First, I have to say that I highly respect people who work in senior care facilities. I cared for my mother-in-law in the final months of her life. It wasn’t easy, but the experiences I had with her at that time far outweighed the difficulties of the task. It often seemed she had one foot here on Earth and the other in Heaven. I suppose my experiences with her would be a good topic for its own blog. 🙂
“Regenerates” has more than one quirky cat, but my favorite is Mr. Blinky–the nursing-home cat. The book was written for the young adult market, yet it’s an enjoyable read for anyone, thirteen and up! It deals with death and centers around a serial killer who’s preying on teenage runaways. Oddly, the killer dresses them in fine clothes, makes them up to look like fashion models, and positions them in the city parks. The story is set in Spokane, Washington–a place I lived for a few years when I was very young.
Two teenagers become sleuths and uncover what they believe is really going on, but they’re afraid to tell anyone for fear they’d be called crazy.