#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 10/17/18 Winter Evergreen

This weekend I’ll be appearing with my publisher, Mountain Gap Books, at a local art festival, Art in the Park. All of Mountain Gap’s books and authors will be there, so if you’re in the Northeast Tennessee area, why don’t you drop by? You can read more about the event HERE.

Welcome to another WIPpet Wednesday*. This week I’m sharing again from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree – Appalachian Elementals 1 ½. Yes, 1 ½. This novella is set in the holiday season between novels one and two, so we decided to run with the half. Or, for the purposes of the release day tour, #1.5. (Update – we’re running with 1.5 across the board to prevent any confusion.)

Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree is scheduled for a November 5th release.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 10/17/18:  1+1+1=3 paragraphs from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree.

WIPpet ONE “A Cedar in the Corner”

WIPpet TWO “The Perfect Tree”

WIPpet THREE “Yuletide Memories”

WIPpet FOUR “Follow Your Heart”

WIPpet FIVE “Rebirth”

“So…” I take a deep breath and scratch beneath my undercut at the stubbly hair that’s already growing back. “What do I need to do?”

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 10/3/18 Follow Your Heart

Our big orange boy kitty, Sampson (Sammy) is in the hospital with what they think is an infection. He’s a sick kitty and, at the age of fifteen, there’s only so much that can be safely done to help him. He’s on IV antibiotics and being made comfy. That’s our start point.

Here’s how Sampson got his name. When we adopted him from a local shelter, someone had lobbed off his whiskers… hence, Sampson. He was skinny, whiskerless, but oh-so-sweet in the way he laid his head to my shoulder when I took him from his cage that I melted. At the shelter, they said he was around eighteen months old, but when we got him to the vet to be fixed we were surprised to learn that he was maybe six months old. He’s a big boy, a probable Maine Coon cross, and he has nothing but love for everyone.

Sammy later grew in some of the longest cat whiskers I’ve ever seen.  They vary from 6″ to 7″ long.

Here’s hoping Sammy does well and returns home to us.

Welcome to another WIPpet Wednesday*. This week I’m sharing again from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree – Appalachian Elementals 1 ½. Yes, 1 ½. This novella is set in the holiday season between novels one and two, so we decided to run with the half. Or, for the purposes of the release day tour, #1.5. (Update – we’re running with 1.5 across the board to prevent any confusion.)

Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree is scheduled for a November 5th release.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 10/3/18: I’m taking the three for three paragraphs from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree. The brief sentence in yellow comes from last week’s WIPpet.

WIPpet ONE “A Cedar in the Corner”

WIPpet TWO “The Perfect Tree”

WIPpet THREE “Yuletide Memories”

“Yeah, Stowne told me.” I sip my coffee then rise from the table in search of the quart of cream we keep in the homestead’s old Kelvinator fridge. “But that doesn’t explain why they’re so happy.” Continue reading

#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 9/26/18 Yuletide Memories

Sweet little novella cover, isn’t it? I don’t generally share both the front and back of my cover designs like this, at least not widely, but I really like this one.  Yes, Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree is going to be available in both ebook and print formats. It was a simple choice, actually.  A happy, well-priced, holiday story always sells well at autumn events, and my publisher has such an event coming in late October.  We’re thinking it’ll get some sales. (crosses fingers)

Welcome to another WIPpet Wednesday*. This week I’m sharing again from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree – Appalachian Elementals 1 ½. Yes, 1 ½. This novella is set in the holiday season between novels one and two, so we decided to run with the half. Or, for the purposes of the release day tour, #1.5. (Update – we’re running with 1.5 across the board to prevent any confusion.)

Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree is scheduled for a November 5th release.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 9/26/18: 9-6=3 paragraphs from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree. The brief sentence in yellow comes from last week’s WIPpet.

And here’s the earlier WIPpets from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree

WIPpet ONE “A Cedar in the Corner”

WIPpet TWO “The Perfect Tree”

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 9/19/18 The Perfect Tree

I’m five days post my last event, and I’m still glowing. We had our very first large-scale Pride festival here in NE TN, and it was fun, wonderous, successful… add any word you want as long as it’s positive. I not only met a lot of people and sold both my latest release and from my back catalog, I also talked to a lot of wonderful young people that made me remember how much I miss teaching. Sigh. That part of my life is over, but it was still nice to talk to young writers in such an uplifting setting.

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*, by the way. This week I’m sharing from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree – Appalachian Elementals 1 ½. Yes, 1 ½. This novella is set in the holiday season between novels one and two, so we decided to run with the half, or, for the purposes of the upcoming release day tour, 1.5.

WIPpet Math: for 9/19/18 – 9+9-1-1= 16 sentences from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree, which is scheduled for a November 1, 2018 release in ebook novella format.

NOTE: The first paragraph, in yellow, comes from last week’s WIPpet, and Cent is speaking.

You can read last week’s WIPpet HERE.

   “Two days. I know. Thanks, honey, but can we do something about the mess?”

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 9/12/18 A Cedar in the Corner

Well, my holiday novella is off for edits, and now I’m thinking about what’s next. I believe I’ll dive back into the Surrogate series, return to Etain’s world. Traditions is in the rewrite stage of its existence, and I have a new tool in my arsenal, an audio reader that’s inside my word processor, which is ever-so-helpful where flow’s concerned.

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday* by the way. This week I’m sharing from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree – Appalachian Elementals 1 ½. Yes, 1 ½. This novella is set in the holiday season between novels one and two, so we decided to run with the half.

It’s scheduled for a November release.

Here’s the blurb to get you started.

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 9/5/18 Keeping House Prologue Part Five

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*. This week, I’m sharing more from the sequel to Cleaning HouseKeeping House, which is truly still a WIP. I’m almost finished with the rough draft though. Actually, I’m 102K into the work, and I’m nearing the ending. That said, I stopped for a bit to work on a holiday novella set in the Appalachian Elementals world and it’s currently in rewrites before it ships off for edits. Look for it in November.

The focus in the prologue for Keeping House is the character Dane. She has a dark history, and I’m shoving you headfirst into it. The prologue is set in the year 1603.

Here’s how I picture Dane back then: sixteen-years-old, desperate, and angry.

 

 

 

Read part one of the prologue HERE.

Read part two of the prologue HERE.

Read part three of the prologue HERE.

Read part four of the prologue HERE.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 9/05/2018: I’m taking the 2 for the final two paragraphs from the prologue of Keeping House, book two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

This WIPpet picks up right where the last left off, but I’ve included the final line from last week (in yellow) to help you along. (Note: The first speaker here, the one in yellow, is Duff, king of the Hunter Fae.)

     “Secure ‘er then come tae me chambers.”

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 8/29/18 Keeping House Prologue Part Four

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*. This week, I’m sharing more from the sequel to Cleaning HouseKeeping House, which is truly still a WIP. I’m almost finished with the rough draft though. Actually, I’m 99K into the work, and I’ve sketched out the ending, but I’m taking a break to work on a holiday novella set in the same world as Cleaning House, meaning it’s contemporary. It’s titled Mama, Me and the Holiday Tree and will be released in ebook format on November 1, 2018.

The focus in the prologue for Keeping House is the character Dane. She has a dark history, and I’m shoving you headfirst into it. The prologue is set in the year 1603.

Here’s how I picture Dane back then: young, desperate, and angry.

 

 

 

 

Read part one of the prologue HERE.

Read part two of the prologue HERE.

Read part three of the prologue HERE.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 8/29/2018: 2+1=3 paragraphs from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

This WIPpet picks up right where the last left off, but I’ve included the final line from last week (in yellow) to help you along.

Dane’s heart is tightly tangled with her beautiful catch, so she jumps into the deal before she fully thinks, shuddering when Duff pulls her close, hissing his want before he kisses her.

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 8/22/18 Keeping House Prologue Part Three

So what’s up with me? Writing. Formatting. Posting. Getting a book ready for the publisher I work with. It’s a great YA title, and she joined #WIPpet Weds last week!

Otherwise, things are quiet here, but I’ll soon be gearing up for another release of my own. It will either be 1) the first novella in a series set in the Surrogate series or 2) a holiday novella set in on Embreeville Mountain where Cleaning House and Keeping House take place. Either way, it’ll be a November release, so I’ll be posting from it when I finish what I’m in the midst of sharing, which is the prologue for…

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*. This week, I’m sharing more from the sequel to Cleaning HouseKeeping House, which is truly still a WIP. I’m almost finished with the rough draft though. Actually, I’m 99K into the work, and I’ve sketched out the ending, but I’m taking a break to work on the novellas I mentioned above.

We’ll see.

The focus in the prologue for Keeping House is the character Dane. She has a dark history, and I’m shoving you headfirst into it. The prologue is set in the year 1603.

Here’s how I picture Dane back then: young, desperate, and angry.

 

 

 

 

Read part one of the prologue HERE.

Read part two of the prologue HERE.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 8/22/2018 – 2-2+2=2 paragraphs from Keeping House, book two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 8/15/18 Keeping House Prologue Part Two

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*. This week, I’m sharing more from the sequel to Cleaning House, Keeping House, which is truly still a WIP. I’m almost finished with the rough draft though. Actually, I’m 96K into the work, and I’ve sketched out the ending, but I’m taking a break to work on a novella from the Surrogate series that I hope to release later this year.

We’ll see.

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#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 8/8/18 Keeping House Prologue Part One

Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday*. This week, it’s something totally new. I’m sharing from the sequel to Cleaning House, from Keeping House, which is truly still a WIP. I’m almost finished with the rough draft though. Actually, I’m 95K into the work, and I’ve sketched out the ending, but I’m taking a break to work on a novella from the Surrogate series that I hope to release later this year.

We’ll see.

And the partial cover above is, you guessed it, Keeping House, but it’s still a work in progress and it’s too far from the release to share the full design.

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