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Secret City: Kiki

In Announcements on June 4, 2016 at 9:44 pm

The Mischievous Angel dolls will be making their debut at the Secret City Festival on June 10-11 in Oak Ridge, TN!

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Secret City: Teddy’s Wisdom

In Announcements on June 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm

The Tao of Teddy will be gracing the public once again at the Secret City Festival June 10-11. In potholders. Hey, a cat has to accept whatever publishing opportunities present themselves.



P.S. There’s an adorable picture of Spunk in them potholders, too.


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Secret City Festival

In Announcements on March 15, 2016 at 10:49 pm

I’m looking forward to being at the StoryInside booth at the Secret City Festival in June! The retirees at Home Sweet Home a.k.a. The Sweat Shop are leather tooling and crocheting away on the handmade crafts that will incorporate short stories and bring them life. Pictures coming soon…

Kindle Giveaway of “Reflections and Tails”

In Announcements on March 25, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Dear Human Readers,

Reflections and Tails is free for Kindle during March 26-30. Download your copy from Amazon,  then tell your friends. And order me some treats while you’re on there.



Dear Human Readers,

You don’t have to do what Teddy says. She’s not the boss of us.




P.S. Amazon offers a FREE Kindle Reading App for your computer, smartphone, or tablet. So you don’t even need a Kindle device to read a Kindle book! (You do, however, need opposable thumbs. Stupid human-centric world.)

Cover Wars: Vote for your favorite book cover!

In Announcements on March 2, 2015 at 8:40 pm

Uncertainty Principles is in the running for March’s Cover Wars! Vote at this link, if you are so inclined: at the Kingston Country Fair

In Announcements on October 2, 2013 at 9:34 am
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On Saturday, October 5th I will be at the* booth at the Kingston Country Fair. So, if you’re in east Tennessee, swing by and say hello! I’m told there is a pie-eating contest and live music. What more could you want from a Saturday?


Kingston Country Fair
Fort Southwest Point
1226 S. Kentucky Street
Kingston, TN

*Story Inside provides homemade cards, each containing a short work of fiction.

Say hello with a story.


First Chapters Interview: K.S. Brooks

In Announcements on September 17, 2013 at 6:01 am

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.)

Q: Pick two celebrities to be your parents.

K.S. Brooks: “Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) and Tom Berenger (The Sniper) – NO ONE would have picked on me in school!” 😀

If anyone knew the caliber of butt-kickings that could be dreamed up in that brain, no one would have picked on K.S. Brooks, no matter who her parents were! She was born in New York City into a family of classical artists and to a former Army Counterintelligence Agent. She spent hours glued to television shows like “The Avengers”, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” and “I Spy,” nurturing her aptitude for espionage and adventures of intrigue. She is an award-winning novelist and photographer, author of seventeen books, and co-administrator of Indies Unlimited. Her feature articles, poetry, and photography have appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and other publications both in the U.S. and abroad.

You can read excerpts from the Kiss of Night from K.S. Brooks’ Agent Night Series in First Chapters, and a video preview is included below.

First Chapters Interview: Melissa Bowersock

In Announcements on September 13, 2013 at 6:01 am

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.)

Q: What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

Melissa: “I have a totally separate ‘car brain’ that thinks about different things than I do at other times. I get in my car to go to my day job and during the 25 minutes I think up all sorts of things that (1) I need to order online, (2) I want to look up (like what else the guy has been in who was in the movie I watched last night), (3) writing details about my latest WIP, etc. Then as soon as I get to work, walk in and fire up my computer there, I am zeroed in on work and all those important things I was thinking about in the car completely disappear. After my work day, I get in my car, head for home and *poof* all those things I thought about that morning come roaring back to full consciousness, but of course I have done absolutely nothing about them all day long. I have finally gotten in the habit of writing myself notes on my way to work, just so I won’t forget everything as soon as I park the car.”

Melissa Bowersock is the award-winning author of ten novels — and they are all just 99 cents on Amazon this weekend in celebration of Melissa’s birthday! You can read excerpts from Queen’s Gold in First Chapters, and a video preview is included below.

First Chapters Interview: D.V. Berkom

In Announcements on September 12, 2013 at 6:01 am

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.)

Q: What songs describe your work ethic?

Berkom: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction and Eight Days A Week”

D.V. Berkom is the author of two bestselling series featuring strong female protagonists. You can read excerpts from the Kate Jones Thriller Series in First Chapters.

As an aside, D.V. Berkom once lived in Mexico on a sailboat, which makes me wonder if there might be a little autobiography in Kate Jones, who was on the run through Mexico with a backpack full of money…


First Chapters Interview: A.C. Flory

In Announcements on September 10, 2013 at 6:01 am

(This post is part of the First Chapters interview series.)

Q. What do you think of garden gnomes?

A.C. Flory: “My mother used to have garden gnomes in her front garden. One day I received a distraught phone call – Mum’s gnomes had been abducted! Well, Mum was never the shy, retiring sort, and soon every neighbour, every shopkeeper, the postman, the man who came to read her meter, and even strangers on the street knew about Mum’s missing gnomes. Three weeks after they disappeared, the gnomes came back. Clearly someone had had an attack of conscience. And no, it was not me. If it had been me they’d still be missing. I really, really don’t like garden gnomes!”

On her Amazon author page, A.C. Flory says, “I’m a pragmatist who sees the world as it is, but there is a part of me that longs to see it the way it could be, that’s why I write science fiction.” There are a myriad of interesting tidbits in her bio, including a range of musical tastes from Puccini operas to Two Steps From Hell.

First Chapters includes excerpts from Flory’s novel, Vokhtah.

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