Sunday, December 18, 2016

International Bestseller!

Just this past few days, my co-author on our gothic ghost story, Winterbay Abbey, Davonna Juroe and I found our book moving up the sales lists. I can now say that Winterbay Abbey is officially an International Bestseller! We made the top 100 paid charts on Amazon in the U.S. (#40), Canada (#4), Australia (#2), Barnes and Noble (#8), and Ibooks, and I've got pics to prove it.

Jodi Picoult? Great company!

Best seller!

Move over, Neil Gaiman!
This is all very exciting and new. We hit the charts and a lot of people got a chance to see Winterbay Abbey. The more people who read it, the better. That's why we wrote it. I sincerely hope all those people who took a chance on our book enjoy the read and never regret taking that chance.

Thanks everyone. There's more fun stuff to come.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Ghostville Reading

photo courtesy of Davonna Juroe
Lost in Ghostville fans, if you happen to be in Spokane, WA this October 29, stop by Auntie's Bookstore @4:00 pm and see me teach how to find ghosts.
I'll read a bit from Ghostville, answer some questions, and of course we'll search the store for any spirits who might be haunting the old building. Should be great fun! See you there!

Lost in Ghostville--Children's Event

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Winterbay Abbey Signed Copy Giveaway.


Ghosts and ghouls, my co-author Davonna Juroe ("Scarlette", "Seeing Red"), and I are giving away a signed first-edition copy of our ghost-story novel, “Winterbay Abbey”. The plot follows a Seattle architect who travels to a small town in Maine where he becomes entangled in the terrifying past of a menacing ghost haunting an abandoned abbey. Inspired by classic ghost tales, “Winterbay Abbey” is a contemporary Gothic thriller, reminiscent of Susan Hill’s “The Woman in Black”. This is the perfect book to put you in the Halloween mood and for ghost-story lovers. To enter to win, click on this link to go to my Facebook page. Open to both U.S. and non-U.S. residents, giveaway starts at 10:00 AM PDT on my Facebook Page on Sept. 6th, 2016, and entries are accepted through Sept. 8th, 2016 (12:00 PM PDT). Winner chosen at random and will be announced Sept. 8th, 2016. Good luck!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Day Your Books Arrive

It's always cool to see a FedEx truck pull into your driveway, but especially so when you're expecting something big. My author copies of Lost In Ghostville arrived today. That's a big day for any author--the day you get to see your published work on actual paper, not from your own printer, and bound, with a beautiful cover. Here's my experience opening my box of books.
Take a close look at the cover. The illustration is by Charlie Bowater. I think she made a fantastic cover, and most people who've seen it agree. You can see more of Charlie's work here: We've never met, but she draws a mean mermaid.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Ghosts, ghosts, ghosts...

I'm hitting the spirit world hard in August, with two new releases: Lost in Ghostville, a middle-grade humorous ghost story about a boy, his homemade ghost detector, and a ghost-napper.
Lost in Ghostville

Winterbay Abbey is an adult ghost story I wrote with co-author, Davonna Juroe, and is set in an old, abandoned abbey in Maine, with dark secrets and a future as terrible as its past.
Why all the ghosts, you ask? Well, we all have those times when we're trying to deal with loss, and both these stories helped me confront that, although in different ways. Ghostville does it by being funny, and heartfelt, as well as with robot dinosaurs and dino-poop. Winterbay is a bit darker and intended to scare. Combined, they gave me multiple ways to show the impact of ghosts, both their dark, and light sides.

In either case, I hope you enjoy my expedition into the spirit world.


Saturday, March 12, 2016


Here it is! New cover for a  new book! This is the ARC cover for my new middle grade ghost story, LOST IN GHOSTVILLE, due out Aug. 1 from Capstone.