Work of Fiction

This blog contains some posts from a fictional character in a trilogy I am writing. She is not real and she is not based off a real person. Thank you.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Summer of Amery - Available now on Amazon

My latest short in the Bandages on the Soul Collection, Summer of Amery, is now available exclusively on Amazon Kindle.

After a brutal attack, Trinity retreated to her family's summer home on the beach where she encountered an interesting new friend, Amery.

Amery guides her through the healing process, but when she returns home, everything she believed to be true has been turned upside down and she is not sure what is real anymore.

Summer of Amery takes the harsh reality of an attack and brings it into the world where magic is real and healing comes with tea and cookies.

Buy it here:
Amazon US $0.99
Amazon CA $1.28
Amazon UK £0.99

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nightmare and Lies: A Bandages on the Soul Short

I have finally released another short in the Bandages on the Soul series!

Nightmares and Lies 
Available for Amazon Kindle for only $.99 US

When Kelly turned 21, she went on a drinking spree with a couple of her friends to celebrate. After a horrible accident, that left her dead for nearly two minutes, she acquired a strange gift. Although she sees it more as a curse. Victims of violent crimes visit her in her dreams begging for her help.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Busy, busy, busy

Well, after a fairly long funk, I am back to work. Here's what you have to look forward to over the next few months...

Completed writing stage:
Nightmares and Lies - A Bandages on the Soul Short Coming May 1st
Midnight Town (Stand-alone full-length novel) In Edits
Summer of Amery - A Bandages on the Soul Short In Edits
Witch Way Now - Book 1 in the Dorothy Thompson Trilogy In Edits 
Nearly complete (only 2 chapters to go):
Painful Promises - A Bandages on the Soul Short
Losing Innocence - A Bandages on the Soul Short

And about halfway complete:
Drawing Insanity - A Bandages on the Soul Short 
Untitled - A Bandages on the Soul Short 

As you can see, I've been busy. I will also need to start working on the second book in the Dorothy Thompson Trilogy. Guess I better get back to writing! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Slowly but surely....

At the beginning of day three of getting back to writing. Still low in the goals, but they are going up. Wrote 1084 words on Monday and 1856 words yesterday. Would have had more yesterday but I was fighting with this one paragraph that was just not write and eventually I just got rid of it. A couple hundred words and at least an hour of writing down the drain.

All well, can't dwell, it happens.

The snow is finally starting to melt, my poor plants look so sad though. Hoping that was the last of the evil white stuff so they will recuperate.

Well, I guess I have stalled enough, time to get back to writing.

Have a great day!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Writing Challenge or Writing Death Sentence?

So I have been doing really bad at keeping up with writing. Even now, when I should be writing, I am here on my blog instead.

A good friend of mine Dawn McCullough-White (Facebook and Amazon) suggested we have a writing competition to get back to writing as this winter has taken it's toll on more than just my muse. Each day we will post our word count.

Hmm, this may end really poorly for me as the day is already half over and I am only at 650 words. Oops?

Doesn't help that the cold front that just dumped some snow on us is wreaking havoc on my sinuses, or that the dog keeps trying to get to the birds in front of the house through the window, or perhaps it is the fact it snowed, on my flowers, in April. Or maybe I am just making excuses. Who knows. All I know is I really need to get back to writing.

Well, then... Here I go.

No, really... I am off.

Definitely this time...

Happy reading everyone.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring Not Spring

We had several days of really nice weather, I started writing again, it was beautiful.

Then yesterday this white stuff started coming down from the sky, but the thermometer read 35.8*F. What is this sorcery? My bulbs are all coming up, my crocuses are in full bloom and this happens?

So it continues to lightly snow all night and because the temperature dropped we had a very light accumulation as you can see in the picture.

This morning it was cold and rainy/sleety out, which was miserable for standing outside waiting for the bus with the pup (who by the way was loving the weather) to see the boy off to school. After becoming cold, wet rats, we came inside and she pouted on her doggy bed because wet dogs are not allowed on the couch.

I tried to write, but the miserable weather just kills my muse so instead I cleaned the kitchen. Now I am sitting down with a fresh mug of tea and a banana and hoping for warmer weather.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Difference between coffee and tea for me.

So, once upon a time I was a heavy coffee drinker. You all know the kind, don't bother me before my morning coffee or die. Then it started giving me heart burn and acid reflux. After that my cardiologist told me I should consider switching to something else. So I tried soda and wow did I put on weight. 
Granted I love my Wild Cherry Pepsi, Dr Pepper and Mr Pibb, but they obviously love me even more because they stuck around in the form of a beer belly. I guess you can say I have a soda belly now. hehe So now I limit myself to a couple sips with my morning medications.

So, with coffee and soda being out, tea was the logical alternative. It allows me the satisfaction of a warm mug in my hands, the act of slowly sipping at a warm drink and smelling whatever is in my mug. Yet, at first I was hesitant. I mean... It's tea and I am an avid coffee drinker (or was). Now I am a tea collector and lover. I have loose tea and tea bags and K-Cups in assorted different flavors, both regular and decaf, herbal to black. I now have different flavors for different activities as well, it has become a bit of an obsession for me.

Here's what I like about tea, when I drink a good black tea in the morning it wakes me up without the jittery feeling coffee gave me. I feel more coherent, less scattered, and it is relaxing. Even the caffeinated teas offer a sense of calming when I drink them. In the evening, or when stressed, I will have an herbal or decaf tea while knitting to wind down with. Unlike coffee, that was basically a necessity to function, tea has become a companion to my day.

Here are some of my favorites:

Organic Masala Chai Black Tea from Wegmans
This is one of the best Chai teas I have found. They sell it loose in these big metal canisters and you measure out how much you want. The taste is amazing and there are whole Caramom pods that you crack before brewing for added flavor. (I use a Teavana Perfectea Maker for my loose teas and absolutely love it.) When my daughter makes it, she does it the traditional way with cream and sugar, but I just add a teaspoon of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer, Sweet Cream Flavor to mine and it is perfect.

 Davidson's Tea Bulk, Decaf Earl Grey at Amazon
I absolutely love this black tea for the evenings. It has a nice flavor and the Bergamot gives it an absolutely wonderful aroma. One thing I have noticed, since I started drinking this tea in the evenings I have been having an easier time with falling asleep. Could be a coincidence... Or not.

Awake English Breakfast Black Tea  by Tazo
This one is in tea bags and K-Cups and I have found it in most grocery stores. A great tea for waking up in the morning. Nice smooth, soft flavor that goes great with a splash of lemon or lime juice. It has an extra boost of caffeine in it, thus it's name.

Turmeric Ginger Caffeine-Free Herbal Blend by Rishi
If you are looking for an herbal tea with a bit of spice to it then look no further. I picked this one up because I have been taking turmeric for joint pain and thought it would be a great addition, I was right. The flavor was not as overpowering as I thought it would be and it actually has a calming effect when you drink it.

Do you have a favorite tea? Share it here, I would love to know what it is and why you like it. :)