Tuesday, November 17, 2020


 Lost Time and Place

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Lots of free stories about time slips, time travel, portals to other dimensions and realities, or even sentient, or magical cities and places. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Magical Realism, all featuring traveling to a different time in some way.

 This is a StoryOrigin event.

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Friday, October 16, 2020

LOVE CONTAINED - Chapter 1 excerpt


Chapter 1


HE REALIZED A long time ago his whole life would forever be divided into two parts: before he’d killed his brother and after. He had to accept, too, that he was also morally obligated to bring Max back to life−as much as he could−for his parents, and possibly for Ling Su, too. He could only do that in China.

It had been easy living one life, and not that much harder living two. Though it was nearly impossible after he lost his faith.

Max and Henry Winston were

Saturday, October 3, 2020




Henry Winston’s faith is first tested when his twin brother dies. Six years later he returns to the mission field. As soon as Chinese authorities start arresting missionaries, Henry takes refuge in a twenty foot shipping container that has been stocked with food and water for just such a hideout. When the crane mistakenly lifts the container with him inside and stacks it on a freighter bound for America, he must endure an ocean crossing fraught with injury, hunger, and a second crisis of faith as well as an unexpected stowaway.


in paperback and Kindle on Amazon

Free with a subscription to Kindle Unlimited

Monday, September 21, 2020

Free Previews and Samples from Sci-Fi Authors

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Click HERE to see what's available. You might find a new author or series. 

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Across the Universe and Back Again


Are you in KindleUnlimited? Check out these titles during this special promotion that ends September 29, 2020. Click HERE to find the latest and best in Sci-Fi books. Go ahead, judge these books by their covers, then click again to read the description, maybe the first few pages, and download directly from Amazon. My Time Bender series is among these - get all 4 books in the series at once.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Get FREE Romantic Suspense Books or Thriller/Mystery/Suspense Books

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Click HERE and go to the StoryOrigin site where you'll find books that my author friends are giving away. They hope you'll leave an honest review on Amazon in exchange for downloading a free digital copy.


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Click HERE and go to another StoryOrigin site where you'll find books that my author friends are giving away. They also hope you'll leave an honest review on Amazon.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

200 Creative Writing Prompts Workbook


200 Creative Writing Prompts Workbook

Creative writing enthusiasts (teachers, students, authors, wannabe writers) this workbook is for you.

You love writing. You've got stories inside that are aching to get on paper, the computer screen … the big screen. But maybe you can’t get started and need some prompting. Or maybe you’ve started but stalled when that dreaded writer’s block smacked the next word right out of your head. Have no fear, this book will help. These prompts are all taken from published novels, changed enough to avoid copyright infringement, or written verbatim with the author’s consent.

These will spark your imagination with situations, characters, dialogue, or verbiage. Get your copy today and start working on your masterpiece now.

★★★★★ Actual prompts from real novels. Very inspiring.

★★★★★ Great for the classroom. English teachers will love this.

★★★★★ I use this for my own writing and I'm incorporating it into my homeschooling plan.

★★★★★ This could be used at any grade level, college, and beyond. Excellent.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

For Word Search Lovers


Nothing but wordsearches in volume 11 of Brain Power Puzzles! This is the ultimate challenge for wordsearch aficionados who like a variety of wordsearch types. Easy. Medium. Challenging. Various themes, sizes, and styles.

This puzzle collection from previous Brain Power Puzzle volumes is sure to provide you with hours of fun and entertainment.

EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN while you have FUN! You'll learn a number of new things just by playing along. Made for adults, but kids can enjoy these too.


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

HYP by Boone Patchard, a parallel universe YA novel


Through hypnosis two teens find a passageway into a parallel world where missing kids have been captured, but attempting a rescue mission may make all of them fade from the real world. Will they cease to exist?

In this modern YA slightly paranormal fantasy 17-year-old Harmoni hunts for her friend who’s gone missing. Aided by Lucas, a boy who keeps his feelings for her hidden, the two discover, through hypnosis, a parallel world where they can access the abilities they could only have in dreams. Now one of them can fly. 

But in this world

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Guardian's Diary - first entry


Pity was something that Jedidiah Kelita could never ignore. He knew it followed him like a devoted puppy. He often thought that if he were allowed to have a pet, he would definitely name it Pity. Pity would be at his heels as he walked through the mall, nipping at his ankles in the crowded fast food restaurants, resting almost contently on his lap as he waited in yet another doctor’s silent white waiting room. It might be fun to see people’s faces as he called out things like, “Come on, Pity, follow me,” or “Watch out for Pity,” or “Don’t worry, Pity doesn’t bite.” But, of course, that wasn’t true; pity did bite. It bit him when he heard the whispered sympathies, it gnawed at him when heads quickly turned away and it sank its sharp teeth into his heart when he couldn’t avoid the curious stares.

Maybe you pitied him once.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Time Bender book 1

Selina just wants to fit in at school, but an interplanetary scout plans to abduct her. Will her time-bending superpower make a difference?

Seizures. Visions. Nauseating shyness. If it weren't for the friendship of Alex, a musical genius, Selina Langston would think her high school life totally sucked. And she'd be right. But suddenly being the object of interest to two good-looking guys lessens some of the sucky-ness. So what if they're from another planet ... who doesn't like cute aliens? When they show her she can already manipulate time she begins to blossom socially. When they lure her to their space ship she never suspects she'll be the victim of an interplanetary kidnapping or a hold the fate of the world in her hands. But time is on her side. And so is an unlikely hero.

If you're a fan of science fiction, fantasy, space battles, teen romance, action and adventure or young adult books that take you to a new world, then you'll love THE TIME BENDER.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Book Recommendation: ECHO OF ESCAPE

I read lots of books and occasionally I recommend an author. Here's a chick lit / suspense novel for adults: 

ECHO OF ESCAPE by Jessica Michaels

The blurb from the back of the book:
Alyssa Burdick spends her days teaching middle-school and her nights battling the psychological oppression of a misogynist husband. He was her knight in shining armor from the day she met him up until the end of their wedding reception.Now she’s humiliated by what goes on behind closed doors. At least at school she can be herself. And after school, behind her closed classroom door … well, she’s humbled, confused, hopeful even, as her department head, Connor, mentors her. Slowly, very slowly, she opens her heart and soul to him. Just when she’s brave enough to leave her husband something inconceivable happens. Followed by the unimaginable.
Find ECHO OF ESCAPE on Amazon

Saturday, February 29, 2020


IT WOULD TAKE my entire Rock Hills High School volleyball team to stop my forward momentum and get me back into the hypnotist’s chair. But they’re not here. My screams drift in the air, shrill. And my terror. I hover off the floor like a resurrected ghost in a bad dream, unable to sit back down, unable to open my eyes.
“Hailey,” a familiar male voice croons, “I’m going to count down from ten and when I reach one you’ll open your eyes and feel rested and calm.”
Oh no I won’t. My heart is pounding, my body thrumming with frustration.
“You won’t remember what’s made you so afraid.”
But I will. No smooth-talking, pointy-nosed, over weight snake-charmer is going to wipe these images from my brain with a bit of trance-inducing meditation. The scent of stale smoke, strong mouthwash, and my own dried sweat swirl around, biting.
“Ten, nine, eight …”
My eyes roll back in my head and sharp fingernails scratch at invisible scabs.
“… seven, six, five …”
I can’t suck in enough air, but I feel the chair hard against my thighs. I’m sinking back, no longer hovering.
“… four, three, two, one.”
Nothing. Maybe I never was off the seat. The monotonous vibrations of a moment ago have ceased, vanished into uncomfortably thick air.