Super Witch, a bullied student witch decides she’ll be a SUPERHERO instead! #ChildrensBooks #SuperHeroes #99cents


Lydia McLauren wanted to be a great witch. She was going to cast spells, brew potions, and soar on a broomstick. But her teacher says she has no brains, no talent, and no hope. Well, FINE. If Lydia can’t be a proper witch like the other kids she’ll be a SUPERHERO instead! If only her magic would show up.

Join the Super Witch as she sets out on her exciting hero’s quest to save the day the best she can. And maybe she’ll even find the confidence to defeat a surprising, and dangerous, enemy.

Only $0.99 through August and FREE on Amazon Select.



Oog, long weekend. #amwriting too much. I have a headache. My eyes hurt. #whiner

I’m productive, though! I’ve finished Super Witch. I even finished the out loud read-through and now my voice is gone. Croak, worth it! Cough!

It’s, maybe, a bit longer than it should be for a kid’s book at 25 thousand words but, hell, when I was eight I was plowing through all kinds of multi-chaptered books and loving every second. All I need to do now is finish up the cover and get it back from the editor. It should be live by Friday and I’m going to take a week off to celebrate. I need a vacation!

I need the time to decide what to do next. Yikes.

happy retro writer


No newsletter? Bad llama! Sorry. #amwriting too much and not enough.

I’m badly behind on social media but far ahead on actual book writin.’  Not only am I on the verge of finishing up Super Witch but I also overhauled everything I’ve already completed with new covers, blurbs, keywords, back matter, and editing. I even redesigned the cover redesigns I posted a week or so ago. I love the results. High five!

I’ll be more conscientious in the future, I swear.


Fall already? In August?! In North Carolina?!?!?! I might just die of joy.

The weather peeps are claiming that the heat and humidity will be mostly GONE throughout August. The heat’s broken and we’re having September weather now. I love it. I can relax on my balcony again, I can go for walks again, and I can BREATHE again.

I can even cook again now that the heat of the oven no longer overwhelms my apartment. Over the weekend I made a rich chicken stock, spaghetti, lemon-pepper tilapia with mashed red potatoes, garlic bread, and peanut butter cookies. (Don’t be too impressed with my culinary skills, the milk I used for the potatoes curdled and I didn’t notice until it was too late. PTOOIE. But the rest was delicious.)

We’re skipping August, ya’ll! I can’t handle it.



If I did it right the first time I wouldn’t have to do it aga…shut up. #amwriting

Okay, I’m overhauling my print books on Create Space. I don’t sell well over there so I neglect that side of things. (Duh, maybe that’s why?) They’ve become time capsules crammed with all my original typos. But Saturday will see CS and the ebooks completely overhauled and beautiful. I’m going to have to start giving out free copies to ARC blogs/readers to see if I can get a little more attention. That’ll be next week’s maintenance project.

THEN I’ll finish Super Witch! That poor little book is so cute and so neglected but I have a thing where I have to make sure my entire backlog is perfect before I release a new book. I have bright hopes for this one. Superheroes are BIG right now.

Wonder Woman

OK, the new covers for my Souls series… #amwriting

OW, MY EYES! MY EYES! But I think I’m on the right track at last. I see several tweaks that I want to make and I’ll jump on them as soon as my internet data tops up again in August. The 1st is fine as is,  the 2nd needs more firey bling and the 3rd needs to have the title much larger. Plus, yes, more cowbell for both. Visual elements are courtesy of and Vecteezy and I’ll give them proper credit in the books themselves when I re-upload. Whew, that was a fun chore to do while I huddled under the AC all weekend long, away from the 115 degree heat index! I think I accomplished what I set out to do, namely have my covers reflect the mood and the content of the stories. Now, I’m all smug.

(Images REMOVED because…damn!) #ChristmasInJuly B: or How the Bogeyman DIDN’T Save Christmas!

Christmas in July! From now until the1st of August my ebook for kids, B or How the Bogeyman Didn’t Save Christmas is only $0.99.


Santa Claus has made a BIG mistake and Honoir ‘Tank’ Battle, Kicki ‘Ninja’ Kita, and Polly ‘Pureheart’ Petersen are paying for it. Can they rescue Christmas? Can their parents? Can Mrs. Claus? Nooo, it’s up to the BOGEYMAN to save the day! Or, y’know, not.