Cover Reveal: The Wallace House of Pain

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What does one do while waiting a year-plus for the next big novel (Beautiful and Terrible Things) to be published? One writes a shorter work of fiction, of course! Today, I reveal the cover of that work -- it's called The Wallace House of Pain, and will be published later this month. You may have … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Wallace House of Pain

Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

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Yes, I'm having fun dabbling with these Amazon sales for my books--my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey is free for 2 days only. That's today and tomorrow, July 22-23, on Amazon, ebook only. (I'd love to make it free on other platforms too, but my ability to do so is limited by technology and … Continue reading Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

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I've got 3 exciting updates on Shannon's Odyssey, my novel for 7- to 11-year-olds: First and foremost, find Shannon's Odyssey featured in Shepherd's list of "The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic". The book also appeared on an author's list of recommended summer reads. And on July 22 … Continue reading The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

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I'm offering my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey as a free ebook for three days, starting from midnight tonight (Friday, July 1) through midnight of Sunday, July 3. Take advantage of this special promotion if you know a 7- to 11-year-old who loves adventure stories, animals (who may or may not talk), and a … Continue reading Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

That Stunning Cover Artwork

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And now for a little bit of fun: If you love the cover art of my novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (as I do!), then you'll like this 16-second video, which pans down the painting, giving you the chance to savor it up close. Credits: Illustrator/artist Natalie Simone. Cover design by Colbie Myles. Cricket soundtrack … Continue reading That Stunning Cover Artwork