To write or not to write, is that actually a question?

I suppose that is a question for most people and maybe even many authors, but it’s hard to imagine going a week without writing. It’s my hobby, passion and job. Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed with constantly creating. (I have trouble following a recipe; I always want to get creative with the spices, which you should double, and maybe the other ingredients too.) I usually have several projects in the works. That way, if I don’t feel excited about one project on that given day I can write on a different one.

I have several writing announcements in February, and I just published my collection of short stories called Quickies. Many of these stories have been published in print and online, and one did pretty well in a Writer’s Digest competition. The book also includes my two Kindle novellas, The Fairy and her Giant and Diversity Problems. So it offers quite a mix of my different genres.

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Along with the two novellas, Quickies includes:

The Look – a romance mini

Which One? – a mother is put in a tough spot when as she tries to save her children during a store robbery.

Demands of the Job – how can he live with himself if he endangers the one he loves?

Valentine’s Day – it’s once again the yearly reminder of the day he lost his wife. He finds a new connection but is scared of sharing it with his young son.

Living In The Christmas Tree – How do you say goodbye to your child forever, on Christmas?

The Perfect Christmas – He lived his life thinking he didn’t need anyone…until now.

In The Land of Huckleberries and Wokas – Native American fiction. She always thought the stories were just stories, but now she’s been taken from her tribe.

This is a short story that placed 32nd out of 12,000 entries in a Writer’s Digest short story competition. I’m expanding it into a novella for release later this year. It’s a bit like The River People, but about a young Klamath girl that is taken from her tribe during a raid. The Klamath live around a huge, shallow lake with marshes, so they made marsh shoes similar to snow shoes. They also had dugout canoes and guided them through the reeds with a stick to gather Wokas, aka pond lily seeds. They made all kinds of foods out the these seed pods. The story is an action/adventure story, but it’s so interesting to learn about (and incorporate) their lifestyle.

Well, I’ll be back later with more updates, including another surprise release coming soon. 🙂

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The Fairy and her Giant – A Fantasy Romance

Sometimes size does matter…

Stephen couldn’t walk by the old pirate, outnumbered and losing a fight. Of course he had to help. He didn’t expect a ‘thank you’ for saving the Captain’s life, and he sure didn’t expect a gift, especially a gift like this! How could it be fairies are real, and yet he had no idea?

She is so beautiful… and so tiny. There’s no reason to stick together, except that Trisha might need his help, at least for the time being to stay safe. Besides, she insists she can help him find his brother. But when they track him down, a secret comes out. The pirates want their fairy back and his brother is mixed up in the mess of it.

Everyone wants to find that special one, but “Phen” and Trisha both know they’re dreaming. How can they make a love like this work? And that’s a question for when they’re lives aren’t in danger.

 

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New for your Kindle and Kindle Fire – The Fairy and her Giant. A bargain Kindle romance.