Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello All

     I have a book due to be published on March 16.  As most other authors I see out there have a blog, I suppose I should follow suit.
     I’ll start with a little overview of what it is I write, and then I’ll tell you a little about myself.  I write science fiction and horror along with screenplays.  It’s one of my sci-fi novels, The Willow and the Stone that will be darkening the electronic bookshelves soon.  You’ll hear more about this novel as I move along with this blog.        I also wrote and self-published the horror novel Lilith, which was released in 2002.  I have re-edited it and plan to submit it to the same publisher who is releasing The Willow and the Stone.  I have also written an award-winning screenplay which is currently being considered by a Hollywood producer, and I helped write a television pilot which will soon be available via YouTube as its creator (a television producer) tries to generate interest from the networks.
     As for me, I’m a sci-fi and horror geek through and through.  Now you won’t find me at Star Trek conventions or wearing a Princess Leia costume at Halloween, but I do love me some sci-fi, both campy and intelligent.  As for horror, I’m a diehard Stephen King fan and ghost story aficionado.  Having lived in a few haunted houses, I’ve got a taste for the macabre. 
     I have Asperger’s and I’m raising a brilliant autistic child with my musician husband.  We’re a quirky gang and take great delight in thumbing our noses at the ‘norms’ of this world.  My views are frequently a bit offbeat, and some may even find them offensive.  I am who I am and make no apologies for that.  Relax and take it this way:  if we all thought the same, the world would be pretty darned boring.
     What you’ll find in this blog in the weeks to come will be my thoughts on favorite sci-fi and horror shows, books, and theories.  I’ll also be highlighting my books and screenplays … hey, I’m about to be published and I have to promote this stuff, right?  We’ll see how it goes and call this blog a work-in-progress.  Most of all, I hope to entertain you with the things I love.   Right now, the plan is to give you random thoughts on Thursdays.  I’ll be copying a fellow writer friend of mine with First Four Friday, which consists of posting the first four sentences of different chapters from my upcoming books.  Six Sentence Sunday will showcase six random sentences from my upcoming books. 
     So come back Friday and get your first peek at the upcoming release The Willow and the Stone.  To whet your appetite, here’s a quick look at what the book is about:

On a future Earth overcome by predatory extraterrestrials, an unlikely pair of women hold the key to mankind’s salvation.

 Four years ago, insectile aliens arrived on Earth in great pyramid ships.  Now mankind is reduced to a few pockets of survivors, skulking in the shadows to elude the creatures that rule the planet.  Among those survivors are Carli Dixon and Renee Johnson, an ill-matched pair thrown together through chance.

Battling their extraterrestrial enemy and the betrayal of their own kind, Carli and Renee struggle against impossible odds to find safety.  Rescuing each other from certain death cements their friendship.  But to survive and save others like themselves, they must risk everything … including each other.


  1. I can't wait to read how your story turns out. Will your story be published in electronic format?

  2. Yes, it will initially come out through the publisher's site in e-format only (compatible with Kindle and Nook and other readers). About eight weeks later it will go to other distributors like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If it sells enough electronic copies, it will be released in print.