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Nathan Day Welcomed To Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Nathan Day into our family of authors. Orphan Surfacing, the first novel in the epic-scale, cross-genre Orphan Saga, will be released in print and eBook editions this summer!

“Nathan Day is a tremendous addition to the Seventh Star Press family,” said Stephen Zimmer, a founding member of Seventh Star Press. “Readers are going to be enthralled with the Orphan Saga, which defies categorization. Truly a brilliant cross-genre series with loads of action and intellectual depth. This series definitely speaks to our times, and Nathan’s talent brings it alive.”

Synopsis of Orphan:

God is dead.

The war between Heaven and Hell had waged for eons, spiraling towards its inevitable conclusion as the Book of Revelations began to unfold. Mankind, most unknowingly or unbelievingly caught in the crossfire, had played small but critical roles throughout its history. But when an unimaginable act resets the balance of power, no outcome remains guaranteed and all of creation teeters on the brink of oblivion.

A dark stage has been set.

Heaven falls silent. Its once glorious armies plunge into disarray while their hellish counterparts thrive unattested. The demon Uzahl sews corruption as it stalks Traci Nicholas and her son, Solomon, whose mysterious gifts surge in strength.

Something stirs.

After turning from God, Athiel had spent four decades in the depths of the Pacific reconciling his lost faith with the suffrage he had witnessed. Suddenly he is jolted awake and inexplicably drawn back to the surface and the world of man, no longer sure to which world he belongs.
Kings advance their pawns.

The enigmatic Manuel Valdez watches events unfold, sending deadly S.W.A.R.M. assault teams to eradicate angelic and demonic targets to further his shadowy agenda.
Hope remains.

In the city of Lanza del los Santos, the Big Apple of the West, stands the Cathedral of Saint Michael. Within its walls the angelic captain Dycliasses safeguards Joseph, a charismatic young priest scarred by a terrifying vision. If they can survive the enemy at their gates they may yet have a chance to stem the growing darkness.

About Nathan Day: Nathan Day has been called a Renaissance Man, passionately expressing himself as an actor, director, screenwriter, songwriter, producer of film and music and now author. A Kentucky native, he won The Young Author’s Award in the fourth grade and harbors an obsession for telling and collecting stories through any medium. He has appeared in over 30 film and television projects including Stash and Bulletsong, the latter of which he also wrote and directed. Orphan: Surfacing and the Orphan Saga are his first published work.

 

Follow Nathan Day on Twitter at: @akagenre
Follow Nathan on GoodReads at: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/64512889-nathan-day

Carl R. Moore Welcomed to Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to welcome Carl R. Moore into our family of authors.  His collection of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology titled A Slash of Crimson and other Tales, was edited by Margie Colton, and is set to be released in early summer of this year in both print and eBook formats.

“We are thrilled to have Carl aboard with us,” said Seventh Star Press founding member Stephen Zimmer.  “Carl worked with a fantastic editor in Margie Colton, in developing this collection, and the results are exceptional.  Carl is very dedicated to the craft of writing, and I have no doubt that readers of many different genres are going to love his work.”

Synopsis of Slash of Crimson and Other TalesSlash of Crimson and Other Tales offers two novellas and six short stories that combine an intoxicating mix of horror, crime noir, and alt-mythology. From its title story about a young guitarist and street rough who takes a harrowing journey with a red-eyed beauty who claims she’s from Atlantis, through the half-dozen brutal and bitterly sardonic tales of souls tortured by demons and far worse, to the final novella of trust-destroying lust, the collection delivers a deliciously disturbing feast full of fire, shadow, and infernal intrigue.

About Carl R. Moore: Carl R. Moore lives in upstate New York with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Maddy and Izzy. His fiction has appeared in Thuglit, Macabre Cadaver, and numerous other magazines and anthologies. When he’s not writing or working the night shift, he enjoys listening to heavy metal, plucking steel-string guitar, and walking miles through the woods.

Follow Carl on Twitter at: @carlrmoore
Carl R. Moore’s Blog: https://carlrmoore.com

Between the Lines Anthology from Bram Stoker Award-winning Editor Michael Knost Available Now!

Between the Lines challenged the writers in Bram Stoker Award-winning editor Michael Knost’s online writing class to create stories while using the same opening and closing line. The result is an anthology filled with an array of great tales and excellent writing, covering many different genres.

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Now available in print and eBook formats from Seventh Star Press, and featuring a cover design from Aaron Drown Design, Between the Lines delivers a unique kind of reading experience that showcases many outstanding writers.

Here are the direct links for several versions of Between the Lines

eBook versions (all $2.99)
Kindle
Nook
Kobo
iTunes

Print Version
Amazon.com

Within the pages of Between the Lines you will enjoy stories from the following authors: (in order of their appearances in the book)

Elizabeth Gaucher
Trace Conger
Angela Lambert
J. Mace
Katherine Sanger
C.J. Brooks
Ben Eads
Cynthia Dawn Griffen
Marty Young
Nicole E. Castle
B.D. Prince
Lynn Butcher
Kenneth W. Cain
Lee E. E. Stone
Roxanne Crouse
Denise Wyant
LRH Rendell-Hayes


Synopsis of Between the Lines:
Bram Stoker Award-winning editor and author Michael Knost gave his online writing students an opening sentence and a closing sentence and asked them to write a story Between the Lines.

Every story opens with: “Kelvin pressed against the wound as blood seeped around his hands.”

And ends with: “Watching the train disappear into the night, he brought the flower to his nose before tossing it to the tracks.”

This anthology is the amazing results.

Now, prepare yourself for the wonders you’ll find BETWEEN THE LINES.

knostauthorphoto_bwAbout the Editor: MICHAEL KNOST is an author, editor, and columnist of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and supernatural thrillers. His Writers Workshop of Horror won the 2009 Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in nonfiction in Brighton, U.K. His critically acclaimed Writers Workshop of Science Fiction & Fantasy came out in 2013. His debut novel, Return of the Mothman was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award® for superior achievement in first novel. The Horror Writers Association recently honored Michael with the prestigious Silver Hammer Award for his work as their mentorship program chair. He resides in Chapmanville, West Virginia with his wife, daughter, and a zombie goldfish. To find out more, visit www.MichaelKnost.com.

Zeus’ Warriors From Michael West Now Available in eBook Formats!

Zeus’ Warriors, the third installment in bestselling author Michael West’s Legacy of the Gods series, is now available in eBook formats from Seventh Star Press!

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Featuring cover art and illustrations by Natasha Alterici, Zeus’ Warriors continues the dark fantasy adventure that began with Poseidon’s Children and continued with Hades’ Disciples.

The eBook is priced at just $2.99 and is available now at these links:

Kindle

Nook

Kobo

 

Synopsis of Zeus’ Warriors:  Zeus’ warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses.

Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades’ disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls — ancient vessels of indescribable power — and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone.

Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi — a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find.

Zeus’ Warriors is the third book in the Legacy of the Gods series.

 

Be sure to also read Poseidon’s Children and Hades’ Disciples! 

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michaelwestzeuswarriorssoftcoverphotobwAbout Michael West: Michael is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home. His favorites include the skull-shaped candy dish he takes with him to various events, and the human skull lamp that sits atop his desk.

Michael West’s Zeus’ Warriors Release Date and Kindle Pre-orders Announced!

The latest installment in bestselling author Michael West’s Legacy of the Gods series, Zeus’ Warriors, is set for release on September 27th and the Kindle version is now available for pre-order! Have a copy delivered to your Kindle immediately on release day!

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Pre-order Zeu’s Warriors for just $2.99 on Kindle!
Amazon Kindle Version Pre-Order Link

Zeus’ Warriors continues the incredible dark fantasy/urban fantasy journey that began with Poseidon’s Children and advanced in Hades’ Disciples. The new release also includes three new interior illustrations by Natasha Alterici!  Here’s one of them:

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Synopsis of Zeus’ Warriors: Zeus’ warriors, the defenders of humanity, have suffered terrible losses.

Presumed dead, Earl Preston has been forced to retreat into a forgotten underworld beneath New York City, but he is still far from safe. Hades’ disciples need only to recover the two remaining crystal skulls — ancient vessels of indescribable power — and their dark quest to return the vanquished gods to earth will be all but complete. To save civilization as we know it, Earl must rise to confront his greatest challenge yet, but this is a fight he cannot win alone.

Trapped inside an alien environment, Alan Everson and Kari Hannigan must put aside their differences and work together to help a gravely injured Carol Miyagi — a woman they both claim to love. Theirs is a journey to discover the secret of life itself. And they may not like what they find.

Zeus’ Warriors is the third book in the Legacy of the Gods series.

 

Kindle links to Poseidon’s Children and Hades’ Disciples

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Poseidon’s Children, Book One of the Legacy of the Gods

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Hades’ Disciples, Book Two of the Legacy of the Gods

ZeusWarrriors_MichaelWestAuthorPhotoAbout Michael West:  is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, Spook House, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series.  He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar.

West collects many different skulls which he displays throughout his home.  His favorites include a skull-shaped computer speaker and the human skull lamp that sits on his desk.

Cover Reveal of R.J. Sullivan’s New Science Fiction Release, Commanding the Red Lotus!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by Enggar Adirasa for R.J. Sullivan’s science fiction compendium Commanding the Red Lotus!

Commanding the Red Lotus is set to be released in eBook format and trade paperback at the end of April, and will feature 3 Red Lotus novellas.  These include the previously released (on eBook only) Fate of the Red Lotus, and Red Lotus: Innocence Lost, along with the brand new novella Mutiny on the Red Lotus.

Get ready for some great new science fiction from the creative mind of R.J. Sullivan!

Synopsis of Commanding the Red Lotus

Money Can’t Buy Respect

Sayuri Arai, privileged daughter of a corporate mogul, abandons a promising career to find her own path. She invests in a broken-down asteroid mining ship and steps in as the commander of its crew. Every day presents a new challenge just to keep her ship from falling apart and the bitter crew from killing each other. Can Sayuri unite the feuding factions, or will her rivals turn the entire complement against her? Commanding the Red Lotus offers a classic sense of wonder for today’s science fiction readers.

Volume one of the Red Lotus Stories, now in softcover for the first time.

Commanding the Red Lotus includes the previously released ebook novelettes:

Fate of the Red Lotus

Red Lotus: Innocence Lost

Plus the brand-new novella Mutiny on the Red Lotus




About R.J. Sullivan:
Best known for his ghost story thrillers, Commanding the Red Lotus is R.J.Sullivan’s fifth book and his first release in the genre he most adores.

R.J.’s critically acclaimed, loosely connected ghost story trilogy and his short story collection are all available in paperback and ebook though Seventh Star Press. R.J. resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. He drinks regularly from a Little Mermaid coffee mug and is man enough to admit it. Learn more at rjsullivanfiction.com




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Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Offer for USA Today Bestselling Author Dan Jolley’s Gray Widow’s Walk!

Seventh Star Press is proud to reveal the new cover art by John Nadeau for Gray Widow’s Walk, the first book in an exciting new trilogy from USA Today Bestselling author and co-writer of the world-wide #1 selling game Dying Light Dan Jolley

Gray Widow’s Walk will be released in print and eBook formats on May 13, 2016, and a special pre-order offer for signed copies of the trade paperback is now open at the Seventh Star Press website. Follow the link below to see the offer and reserve a copy.
Gray Widow’s Walk is the first book of the Gray Widow Trilogy.  The cross-genre trilogy, with a mix of science fiction, thriller elements, and dark fantasy, features captivating female protagonist, Janey Sinclair, the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.

Synopsis of Gray Widow’s Walk:

“The only thing in this world you can truly control is yourself.”

Janey Sinclair’s ability to teleport has always been a mystery to her. She tried for years to ignore it, but when tragedy shatters her life, Janey’s anger consumes her. She hones her fighting skills, steals a prototype suit of military body armor, and takes to the streets of Atlanta, venting her rage as the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.

But Janey’s power, and her willingness to use it, plunges her into a conflict on a much grander scale than she had anticipated.

Soon she encounters Simon Grove, a bloodthirsty runaway with a shapeshifting ability gone horribly wrong…

Garrison Vessler, an ex-FBI agent and current private defense contractor, who holds some of the answers Janey’s been searching for…

And Tim Kapoor, the first person in years with a chance of breaking through Janey’s emotional shell—if she’ll let him.

But as Janey’s vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with Simon Grove draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities—hers and all the others like her—begins to reveal itself. Because, high above the Earth, other eyes are watching. And they have far-reaching plans…

Gray Widow’s Walk is book one of the Gray Widow Trilogy, to be followed by Gray Widow’s Web and Gray Widow’s War.

About Dan Jolley:  Dan Jolley started writing professionally at age nineteen. Beginning in comic books, he has since branched out into original novels, licensed-property novels, children’s books, and video games. His twenty-five-year career includes the YA sci-fi/espionage trilogy Alex Unlimited; the award-winning comic book mini-series Obergeist; the Eisner Award-nominated comic book mini-series JSA: The Liberty Files; and the Transformers video games War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. Dan was co-writer of the world-wide-bestselling zombie/parkour game Dying Light, and lead writer of the Oculus Rift game Chronos. Dan lives somewhere in the northwest Georgia foothills with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert cats. Gray Widow’s Walk is his first adult novel.

Learn more about Dan by visiting his website, www.danjolley.com, and follow him on Twitter @_DanJolley

Dan Jolley Joins Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce Dan Jolley as the latest addition to our author family, with his cross-genre Gray Widow Trilogy.  A prolific writer who has numerous credits in the book, comic,gaming and video game worlds, Dan is going to be a tremendous addition to the Seventh Star Press family.

The first book of the Gray Widow Trilogy, Gray Widow’s Walk, will be released in early 2016 in softcover and eBook formats.  The cross-genre trilogy, with a mix of science fiction, thriller elements, and dark fantasy, and featuring a captivating female protagonist, will feature brand new cover art from Enggar Adirasa.
About Gray Widow’s Walk
“The only thing in this world you can truly control is yourself.”
Janey Sinclair’s ability to teleport has always been a mystery to her. She tried for years to ignore it, but when tragedy shatters her life, Janey’s anger consumes her. She hones her fighting skills, steals a prototype suit of military body armor, and takes to the streets of Atlanta, venting her rage as the masked vigilante dubbed “the Gray Widow” by the press.
But Janey’s power, and her willingness to use it, plunges her into a conflict on a much grander scale than she had anticipated.
Soon she encounters Simon Grove, a bloodthirsty runaway with a shapeshifting ability gone horribly wrong…
Garrison Vessler, an ex-FBI agent and current private defense contractor, who holds some of the answers Janey’s been searching for…
And Tim Kapoor, the first person in years with a chance of breaking through Janey’s emotional shell—if she’ll let him.
But as Janey’s vigilantism gains worldwide attention, and her showdown with Simon Grove draws ever closer, the reason for her augmented abilities—hers and all the others like her—begins to reveal itself. Because, high above the Earth, other eyes are watching. And they have far-reaching plans…
Gray Widow’s Walk is book one of the Gray Widow Trilogy, to be followed by Gray Widow’s Web and Gray Widow’s War.

About Dan: Dan Jolley started writing professionally at age nineteen. Beginning in comic books, he has since branched out into original novels, licensed-property novels, children’s books, and video games. His twenty-five-year career includes the YA sci-fi/espionage trilogy Alex Unlimited; the award-winning comic book mini-series Obergeist; the Eisner Award-nominated comic book mini-series JSA: The Liberty Files; and the Transformers video games War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron. Dan was co-writer of the world-wide-bestselling zombie/parkour game Dying Light, and lead writer of the Oculus Rift game Chronos. Dan lives somewhere in the northwest Georgia foothills with his wife Tracy and a handful of largely inert cats. Gray Widow’s Walk is his first adult novel.

Learn more about Dan by visiting his website, www.danjolley.com, and follow him on Twitter @_DanJolley

L. Andrew Cooper Joins Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce that L. Andrew Cooper has joined our author family, with three exciting releases coming over the course of 2016!

2016 will feature two reissues of previous titles and a brand new one.

Leaping at Thorns, a single author collection of horror short stories that explores the themes of complicity, entrapment, and conspiracy will see a new edition early in 2016. Also coming early in 2016 is a new edition of Reel Dark, an anthology of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy stories and poems co-edited by L. Andrew Cooper and Pamela Turner that features a cinema theme.

In May of 2016, L. Andrew’s brand new collection of horror tales, Peritoneum will be launched.  Plans are being developed for a special launch event that will be announced in the near future.

“We are very excited about having L. Andrew Cooper in the Seventh Star Press family,” press representative Stephen Zimmer commented. “He is a highly gifted author, a very skilled editor, and has a scholarly command of the horror genre, not just in literature but in film as well. With sagacity and an imagination that is truly unbound, L. Andrew Cooper is going to be working some literary magic with Seventh Star Press in the near future!”

For further information on L. Andrew’s forthcoming releases and Seventh Star Press, be sure to visit www.seventhstarpress.com

About L. Andrew Cooper: L. Andrew Cooper devotes extraordinary time to things provocative, scary, and strange. Works include novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines; short story collections Leaping at Thorns and Peritoneum (2016); non-fiction Gothic Realities and Dario Argento; co-edited fiction anthologies Reel Dark and Imagination Reimagined; and the co-edited textbook Monsters. After a decade studying literature and film at Harvard and Princeton—specializing in horror—he used his Ph.D. to teach about favorite topics from coast to coast in the United States, publish film criticism in academic and mainstream journals, and spend a year as the “film guy” on Louisville, Kentucky’s WDRB-TV. Having lived all over the U.S. (and travelled the world as much as possible, which is not enough), Cooper strives to be a global citizen, but he grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, an experience his readers encounter often. His global interests provide a never-ending supply of good horror movies as well as annoyance to his cat, Samara, who wishes Andrew and his partner James would just stay home.

Georgia L. Jones is Newest Member of Seventh Star Press Author Family

Seventh Star Press is proud to announce Georgia L. Jones as the newest addition to its family of authors.  This Christmas will see the reissue of the first two books in her Remnants of Life Series, Legends of Darkness, and Witches, with the brand new third title to be released in early 2016.

To coincide with this announcement, Georgia has launched a brand new website at:

The Remnants of Life series is a contemporary, cross-genre journey filled with the paranormal, supernatural, and horror and thriller elements complete with its own mythos. As Georgia describes the series in her own words:

“I have heard that if you want to do something new with the vampire concept it is much like catching a lightning bolt in a bottle. What could possibly be done that hasn’t already been proposed in some way? Since 1897 when Bram Stroker set the stage for the undead creatures, we have seen them evolve into many different things. We have seen them turn into ugly demons, we have seen them as beautiful cunning deathtraps, and we have even seen them sparkle.

Imagine for a moment that there was a world before we existed. Imagine that in that world there were two Gods, one good and one evil, (Nuem and Avore). Each of them had different creatures under them to do their bidding.

Under Nuem, the Warriors were at the top of his hierarchy. Their sole job was to thirst for the blood of the demons. They were his army.

After time of battling one another, Nuem and Avore become bored with the battles that are never ending. They can each make more creatures and the war is doomed to a fate of never ending. They decide to make a new species of creatures, humans. They make a pact that once humans are made they will each go to their homeland, (Nuem to Atheria, and Avore to Vicus), never to return again. Only their creatures can coexist with the humans, but with one rule, “no other creature is ever to mate with the humans”.

Of course, after little time, the Avorian demons break the rule. They begin to mate with the humans and quickly breed evil into them.

The Warriors of Nuem are tasked with trying to keep the balance of good and evil for the humans. This is very difficult since now the humans have the evil that they desire coursing through their veins. They stand strong against that desire because of their devotion to Nuem and his love of the human creatures. They manage for centuries without any attention being drawn to them, until Vlad Tepes.

Vlad fell in love with a Warrior, Tarvoti. He desired her more than anything. When she denied him, he made it his mission in life to impersonate them and expose them as blood thirsty demons or vampires as we know them by. He made it his life-long goal to taint their reputation among humans; hence the legends of vampires were born.

With the Remnants of Life series, I have caught the “lightning bolt” in a bottle. It is wrapped in a nice package that begins with Legends of Darkness, in a modern day southern Missouri setting.”

The reissues of Legends of Darkness and Witches will feature brand new cover art and will be available in softcover trade paperback as well as all eBook formats. Get ready for a great adventure brought to you by Georgia L. Jones this holiday season!

About Georgia L. Jones: Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she has lived since.

At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words on an old manual typewriter.

In 1996 Georgia enrolled at Missouri State University where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about personal continuity by Rene Descarte.

Georgia L. Jones was born in Columbia, Missouri on September 21st, 1968. In 1992 she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of Lebanon, Missouri, where she has lived since.

At a young age Georgia learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out the words

Over the years Georgia has harbored the dream of being a published author and written many short stories. On January 10, 2010 she embarked on the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants of Life”.

On September 5, 2010 the “Remnants of Life” series was contracted through a small press publishing house out of Louisville, KY., and so her career began. Through that press, Blackwyrm Publishing, Georgia L. Jones published the first two books in the series, Legends of Darkness and Witches, took part in several anthology works both as an author and editor, and created a new character to add to her own multi-faceted personality, Smarty Mic Smartypants who endeavors into the more cynical and snarky side of life. In September of 2015 she became part of the Seventh Star Press Family which is based out of Lexington, KY. The second edition of the first two books in the “Remnants of Life” series as well as the third book in the series are currently contracted through them.

When her muse isn’t dragging her to lands unknown, you will find her hanging out with her family and friends in the Novalunium Paranormal Mansion, the 1840 farmhouse that she calls home as well as home base for the small Paranormal Research Group that her and a couple of friends have founded.