Happy Holidays!

ws_Happy_Holidays_2013_2560x1600Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment to wish you a beautiful Christmas. For those of you celebrating other festive holidays, have a wonderful time! I’ll be taking two weeks off from posting. So, there won’t be any Teaser posts for Freaky Friday posts until January 10th. Until then, be safe and have a glorious New Year!

Upcoming Events: September, October, November, & December

Hi everyone and I hope this post finds you having a great Sunday! I am posting to let you know the line up for the remainder of this year. It has been an exciting one, hasn’t it? So much has happened since January 2013 and here we are staring into the face of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!

So, here are all the exciting things that are happening:

On my YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2O27s3YyDjvpVwKWE6kHJQ/videos) the Bumps in the Night series is coming to a close. There’s only three more episodes left (9/19/13, 9/26/13, and 10/3/13). However, I will be continuing my glance into the paranormal as we discuss some other subjects. The line up is as follows:

10/17/13: Shadow People

11/7/13: Ghosts

11/21/13:  Why are Scary Movies so Scary?

12/5/13: Spirit Guides

12/19/13: Gifts of the Supernatural Kind

65a52968-e08a-4cd6-aea4-53bdfab6dceb_world_of_ink_network_logoAs for events and appearances, I will be at the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV on Saturday, 9/21/13. In October, I will be setting up a booth at the Waverly Zombie Walk (10/12/13). On October 25th at 10 p.m. EST I will be a guest on Willow Cross‘s excellent blogtalkradio series (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/worldofinknetwork) . November and December appearances are still in the works, but it will likely be at The Tea Caddy of Jackson.

As for social media events, I will be setting up another “Like” party for Southern Ohio Ghost Hunters (10/28-10/31/13) and Idolum (11/25-11/28/13). “Like” parties are awesome and a great way to encourage traffic to your site.  There will be winners selected from these two events for free ebooks of Between Worlds (volume 1) and Idolum. Last, but not least, the Aspiring Authors Autumn Blog Tour kicks off on November 1st and lasts until the 30th. Two winners will be selected from that group for ebooks as well.

I have also decided to come up with yet a third career (lol!). I have decided to become a marketing coach as well as a party host. I want to start out with the hosting very slow because I’m limited by time constraints as well as my other obligations to working outside of the home. As a marketing coach, I can be little more flexible.

What’s Next?

Hi everyone! I know this is my second post of the day, but I wanted to answer the burning question everyone is asking me right now: WHAT’S NEXT?

1236822_195004017340661_815620536_nFirst, let’s look at what’s been accomplished. In January 2013 I self published The Fine Line. By March 2013, that book was picked up by a talented small publishing company, PDMI. They released it under a new title, Between Worlds (volume 1): The Fine Line, through Injected Ink Media. This all happened because I presented them with a copy of Undone for their review. Undone then became Idolum: Visions of the Undone thanks to the creative mind of Tc McKinney. His vision and passion for my work and his wife’s knack for perfected formatting gave wings to my dream of becoming a published author. So what’s coming up?

Right now I’m working on the second installment of the Between Worlds series. It’s title: Through Glass Darkly. The book focuses on Olivia Gregory. For anyone out there that hasn’t read BW volume 1, Olivia is the daughter of Matthew Gregory and the stepdaughter of Robin Hillard-Gregory. These are the two main characters from The Fine Line.

Olivia doesn’t turn out quite the way readers think she will. However, I’m not going to give much more away than that… for now. Although for all of you Idolum fans who are wondering if Lauren Harris and Nick Bennette will have a second book devoted to them, you might be interested to know that in a sense I’m not done with them yet. Lauren and Nick will be teaming up with Olivia in Through Glass Darkly. My hope is to complete the manuscript and hand it over to the capable hands of PDMI by the first part of 2014. Hopefully, readers will have the book in hand by mid-2014. From there volume 3 and/or volume 4 is next on the creative agenda. I am undecided on whether or not I want to devote one book to Hope Gregory (daughter of Matthew and Robin) and a separate book to David Gregory (the only son of Matthew and Robin) or combine to two into one volume. No matter what, you can be sure that more is coming for the Between Worlds Series in 2015.

After that, there are three more books coming, at least that’s my hope, all stand alone.

An Idolum launch party is scheduled for Friday the 13th on Facebook. The Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant will be one of the largest events I’ve ever participated in (I’m crossing my fingers I’m prepared). That is scheduled for mid-September. The Waverly Zombie Walk is next, scheduled for October 12th. That opens the door for the holiday season and books make excellent Christmas gifts, after all. Hopefully I’ll be back at the Tea Caddy and then possible at Baby Cakes Bakery in Oak Hill, Ohio around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Next year the plan is to attend the Dayton Ohio Author Expo in April and another Author Expo in May in New Port, Kentucky. All of the while, I’ll be working on my YouTube channel to bring you new episodes each Thursday night.

Shooo *wipes forehead*

Contests? I’ll see what I can cook up. One thing is for sure, I promised all of the aspiring authors out there that I would be hosting a blog tour just for them and I will follow through on that promise.

As you can see, I’ll be busy, busy, busy, but I’m never too busy for questions and suggestions.

So stick around… things are just getting started.