Space travel development and plant manager, school teacher and author for over thirty years. Current series of five books now selling worldwide. The Paradise Series at Amazon
1. A Beckoning From Paradise
2. Secrets of Paradise
3. Paradise is Where You Find It
4. Paradise Grows
5. Raised in Paradise
A single, In Search of Paradise Now published. April 2010.
A second series on the way, finalization and published.
The Little Eagle Series
1. Indian Summer
2. Christmas With Little Eagle
3. Little Eagle Saves a Spy
4. The Golden Cross
5. White Panther's Legacy
The next series is called the White Panther Series.
All due out before 2012.
O'Bannon Castle (published)
Robin Long Bird (published)
White Bird Returns (published)
A Spy Saves Little Eagle (published)
Upholding Family Traditions (weeks away)
A fourth series has been started
with one more planned (The Hermit)
A fifth series is in process
Love Spiral 2013
Mist Door 2013
The love of writing keeps me busy, the love for my students makes me write what I do.
Alcohol and Drug abuse is a serious subject. On April 5th, my husband, Al, and I went to meet with Steve Meunier, Senator John Kerry's Policy Advisor, in Boston. We met for an hour and talked about clauses we would like see added to The Patient Privacy Act for substance abusers. He was very interested in our ideas and want to take them to Washington.
Nice to hear from you again. I appreciate you spreading my books. I forgot about that website. In fact, I belong to it. I've been so busy keeping up with a daily post to my blog and website, I'm behind on other sites.
Superb work. I love real wood and can't stand the laminated furniture around. Many times, I go to where I can buy unfinished pieces and stain them myself. Usually, I put on a top coat of Varathane to protect them. Some pieces are 30 years old and still haven't chipped or discoloured.
Although my books are listed on Amazon.co.uk, I don't see a place where bookstores could buy at a lower price and thus make a profit.
The writer on CS answered me regarading EDC printing in the UK. I would have to go through Lightning Source. I have my own ISBN's now so I'll be investigating them. With the current interest in Druidry, I need to get in on the act fast. Meanwhile, I'm doing yet another proofread of the MS to make sure it's as perfect as it can be. Among other errors, my last reading showed a few gerund openings that need to be changed.
I pity anyone trying to make a living from writing books. Those who know nothing about the process see block-buster sales for big names like Steven King and think it's easy. The sad thing is that most people think they can write. I see previews of writing all the time and some don't even have the basics of grammar. I saw one earlier this week where periods were followed by lower-case letters. My writing isn't perfect, but something like that is what gives self-published authors a bad name.
The economy will recover, it always has. While it's this bad, it affects book selling/buying, too.
Yes, fiction is always an adventure, non-fiction never was as there were deadlines to meet.
The collection of stories evolved over the years, as I remembered people or incidents in the village where I grew up. With The Last Druid, the only thing I knew was the ending but I knew a lot about Cambria during Roman occupation. I think I know it better than I know today's world. There were time when I was writing that I'd stop to check something because I thought it couldn't be right. Research showed me it was. Knowledge came as if it had always been there, or somebody or something was in touch. My sister who still lives in Wales says I taught her a lot about our history. She's pushing to get the book into libraries and bookstores, but Amazon's return policies won't work for them. I'm checking Lulu to see if they have better options for bookstores. If they do, I'll republish via them with my own ISBN. There was a family reunion last week and Liz made up flyers to hand out. That might bring a few more sales.