To start the new year on the right foot (eg: with a good book!), all four of my books are FREE this weekend on Amazon (see links in titles and because of a glitch, Elegant Execution will be free on Jan. 2 & 3rd). Go and grab a copy of each Friday, January 1st thru to Sunday, January 3rd and I hope you enjoy!!! Happy 2021!!!!!
Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird: Fourteen year old Hope Quest knows that the abusive life she leads with her alcoholic grandmother is not the only one she’s ever had. With a face full of scars, a heart damaged from a lightning strike as a toddler, and only able to speak in a whisper, Hope is desperate to find her “voice”, to discover the truth of her life.
Encouraged by her cousin, Onyx, to break free from her grandmother’s control, Hope’s life begins to unravel when an attack at a party awakens another secret ability – the power to pull stars from the sky – and opens a terrifying black hole over her lightning scar.
Escaping with Onyx and their motley group of punk friends to attend a three day music festival, StarFEST, Hope discovers her long-lost brother is Blackbird, an enigmatic rock star, who leads her down a dark and dangerous path to self-discovery.
Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning: Picks up exactly where book 1 left off after Hope’s tumulutous experience at StarFEST ,where she encountered Blackbird and discovered both her star-moving abilities and her dark history with him, she must now navigate life with the knowledge of her strange origins while her unique abilities continue to grow and strengthen. The arrival of a new photography teacher at school presents new challenges when Hope learns there is more to her family than Lennon let on. With her 15th birthday looming, Hope discovers that the family cult is seeking her return. Will Lennon come “out of the dark” to help save her from the family he took her from as a toddler or will Hope be able to find the strength to save herself?
Elegant Execution is my first poetry and dance photography collection and is a very personal piece of work created as a way to heal from childhood trauma and abandonment.
The Stars Went Out was my follow up collection of poetry and my dance photography. It is a blend of literary and visual art, creating a unique and memorable dreamscape.
All of my book babies are FREE this weekend!! 🖤💙(Friday thru Sunday). Find the books here: my Amazon Author’s Page.
I would love to find some new readers and get some more reviews, especially for my Hope Quest books (Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird and Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning), a YA, supernatural, coming of age series about 14 year old Hope, an unusual girl who speaks in a whisper and occasionally pulls stars from the sky, and her motley group of friends, whose search for Hope’s strange origins takes them to STARfest, a rock festival, where they find enigmatic musician Blackbird and discover his dark connection to Hope.
I also have two poetry and dance photography collections (I’ve worked as a children’s photographer for the last decade): Elegant Execution and The Stars Went Out.
So, if you are looking a summer read or two (or four!), please check out my books and consider leaving a review if you liked them! I would be forever appreciative. Those reviews are gold for indie authors like me!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My second novel, Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning, and second installment in my Hope Quest series, is FREE today as an e-book via Amazon! Find it here! Cosmic and supernatural, it is a coming of age/fantasy/drama about 14-year-old Hope Quest, an unusual girl who speaks in a whisper but has some strange and powerful abilities to control the stars and birds. After learning of her origins in book 1: Blackbird and having to deal with unexpected trauma at StarFEST, her group of punk friends helps her navigate her growing abilities, just as a strange, new photography teacher arrives at school with a particularly strong interest in Hope.
Check it out and if you enjoy it, please consider leaving me a review on Amazon. Those reviews are gold for indie authors like me!
My first book, Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird is FREE today (Friday, Feb. 21 thru Sunday, Feb. 23)!! Get it here. It is the first part of my Hope Quest trilogy (Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning also available and book 3 still to come this year). Cosmic and supernatural, the story is set at a music festival with punk kids and musicians, and a strange girl named Hope who speaks in a whisper and occasionally pulls stars from the sky. The story came to me in a series of dreams when I was 15 and a fun fact, my own fifteen-year-old daughter graces the cover!
I would love for you to check it out and if you like it, please consider leaving me a review on Amazon! Those reviews are gold for indie writers like me!!
This is a story that was in my head for twenty plus years and that got me through some dark times in my life. It is the story of 14 year old Hope Quest, an unusual girl with a face full of scars, who talks in a whisper due to a damaged heart from a lightning strike as a toddler and has some very strange coping mechanisms to deal with an abusive life as she searches for her true origins, which are not entirely human.
I would love for you to check it out! And if you like it, please consider leaving me a review on Amazon and /or Goodreads!
In anticipation of my second novel, Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning being released on December 18th, my first book, Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird is FREE today and tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 7 & Sunday, Dec. 8th) as an e-book via Amazon!
It is a dark tale of 14 year old Hope Quest, an unusual girl with a face full of scars who speaks in a whisper, survived a lightning strike as a toddler and possesses some strange coping skills to deal with an abusive life with her alcoholic grandmother. A getaway to a three day music festival with her motley group of friends, leads to the discovery of Blackbird, an engimatic musician with some strange skills of his own who shares a dark history with Hope.
Be warned that there is disturbing, triggering material in the book.
This is a story that was in my head since I was 15 and helped me get through some dark times in my own life. It has taken me twenty-plus years to get it out into the world – and my own 15 year old daughter is on the cover!
If you enjoy it, please consider leaving me a review on Amazon and look for Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning to drop on December 18th!!
6 months ago today, I started my indie author journey with the release of my poetry and dance photography collection, Elegant Execution. One month after that, I released my novel, Hope Quest book 1: Blackbird. To celebrate, I am offering both books (e-book versions) FREE today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday)!!! Links in the titles.
Hope Quest is the story of an unusual 14 year old girl (Hope) who speaks in a whisper and has some unique abilities in regards to the stars. In her search for her family, to uncover questions about her strange abilities, she stumbles across Blackbird, the enigmatic frontman for Meteoric Rise, at a music festival, and her search takes some very dark and twisted turns. Hope Quest does contain disturbing and triggering material and is not for the faint of heart!
I had the story in my head since I was 15 years old and it helped get me through some dark times in my life. My own 15 year old daughter is on the cover. It took me two years to write the full 550 page story, which I am breaking up into a trilogy. Hope Quest book 2: The Lightning will be released later this year.
Go download the books! They’re free, they’re cool and you just might like them! Remember to leave me a review on Amazon and / or Goodreads, too. As an indie author, those reviews are gold!!