Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

January 2nd, 2014 by Heather Marie Adkins

2014WitchesampWitchcraftReadingChallenge_zps254cb627Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf is hosting an awesome reading challenge to read books about witches and witchcraft, and I’ve decided to take part. Along with everything else I let slide by the wayside, reading didn’t happen often enough in 2013.

What better way to prompt myself to read than to read the kind of literature I love the most! I have a long list of witchcraft themed novels I want to read. The best part is I can consider it research for my own paranormal novels, and the reviews I would post on my blog would be writing practice. Every bit of writing I do is good for my career!

I’ll be starting with ‘Cold Days’ by Jim Butcher :)

 

 

 

 

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A Taste Test Blog Tour – Day Four with LM Preston

May 28th, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

A group of YA authors came together to give you a “taste test” of our upcoming books.  My tentative fall release, “Wiccan Wars”, is featured in the collection!  This is our blog tour…

Each author will be featured on all six blogs on a particular day with different guest posts and interviews – all of them are short, sweet and a ton of fun to read.

Not only that, but if you visit THIS LINK you can sign up to win lots of free books and stuff!

If you want to check out our FREE book with the first few chapters of each of our upcoming novels, you can download it for your Kindle or epub reader at SMASHWORDS.

Today is LM Preston!

LM’s Author Bio: LM. Preston loved to create poetry and short-stories as ayoung girl.  With a thirst for knowledge she  worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years.  She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids.  Her first published novel, Explorer X – Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds.  She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.

Find her at HER BLOG!

My Top 10 Addictions

1. Chocolate

2. Coffee with Chocolate

3. Playing hide and seek with my kids

4. Daydreaming

5. Talking to myself outloud

6. Going to the movies and thinking I could do better

7. Escaping in a book I’m reading

8. Going to the beach

9. Baking cakes, cookies, and pasteries

10. Playing board games

 

by: LM Preston, YA Author, www.lmpreston.com

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A Taste Test Blog Tour – Day Four with Brenda Howson

May 25th, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

 

A group of YA authors came together to give you a “taste test” of our upcoming books.  My tentative fall release, “Wiccan Wars”, is featured in the collection!  This is our blog tour…

Each author will be featured on all six blogs on a particular day with different guest posts and interviews – all of them are short, sweet and a ton of fun to read.

Not only that, but if you visit THIS LINK you can sign up to win lots of free books and stuff!

If you want to check out our FREE book with the first few chapters of each of our upcoming novels, you can download it for your Kindle or epub reader at SMASHWORDS.

Today is Brenda Howson!

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About Brenda: Brenda caught the bug and she has been writing for ten years, in between motherhood and working at a local high school in the computer department. She has won two short story competitions and been runner up in another. Forbidden Territory will be her first published novel.

Find her at HER BLOG and on TWITTER

Today, Brenda is telling us: When You’re Not Writing What Do You Do?

Sewing, looking after kids, emailing my bestie, watching movies or blogging.

 

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A Taste Test Blog Tour — Day Three with ME!

May 23rd, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

A group of YA authors came together to give you a “taste test” of our upcoming books.  My tentative fall release, “Wiccan Wars”, is featured in the collection!  This is our blog tour…

Each author will be featured on all six blogs on a particular day with different guest posts and interviews – all of them are short, sweet and a ton of fun to read.

Not only that, but if you visit THIS LINK you can sign up to win lots of free books and stuff!

If you want to check out our FREE book with the first few chapters of each of our upcoming novels, you can download it for your Kindle or epub reader at SMASHWORDS.

Today is ME DAY!


Nolia McCarty is American by birth but Irish by heritage and heart. Her dream is to live on a small cottage in Ireland where she can watch the sheep outside her window and write all day. “Heaven Below” is her debut young adult novel, and her most recent release was “Eternal Youth”, co-written with author Julia Crane.  Nolia has several books in the works including “Wiccan Wars” and “Barefoot Blue Jean Nights”.  Visit her blog at noliamccarty.wordpress.com for more information about her upcoming books!

In her real incarnation, Nolia is author Heather Marie Adkins.  Under this (real) name, she has written several novels, including paranormal romances “The Temple” and “Abigail”.  Find more information on her at heather.bishoffs.com.

What I Love About Writing

This is such a silly question, because every true writer is going to say I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT WRITING.  I love the way it feels to sit in front of my computer and read over the last few pages to primp for the next.  I love when I write a line that makes my heart sing. There’s always the expected “I love creating worlds and characters”, but ultimately, I just love the way writing makes me feel.  If I’m not writing, I’m only half a person.  Playing with words is the single best therapy a girl could hope for in a world that just sometimes really f*ing sucks.  I think the worlds I create in my books are a helluva lot cooler, anyway.

You want a copy of one of my books?  Just leave a comment telling me which book and I’ll email it to you.  No strings attached!  Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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A Taste Test Blog Tour! – Day Two with Michelle Hansen

May 22nd, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

 

A group of YA authors came together to give you a “taste test” of our upcoming books.  My tentative fall release, “Wiccan Wars”, is featured in the collection!  This is our blog tour…

Each author will be featured on all six blogs on a particular day with different guest posts and interviews – all of them are short, sweet and a ton of fun to read.

Not only that, but if you visit THIS LINK you can sign up to win lots of free books and stuff!

If you want to check out our FREE book with the first few chapters of each of our upcoming novels, you can download it for your Kindle or epub reader at SMASHWORDS.

Today, I’m hosting Michelle Hansen!

Michelle’s Bio: Michelle A. Hansen was raised in southeastern Washington State. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in English teaching from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and taught high school English for six years. She and her husband Nathan have four children.

Find more information on her at HER WEBSITE.

From humble beginnings…

Blurb of the first story she ever wrote.

The first story I ever wrote was for the Young Author’s Contest in first grade. I wrote about my first pony Sugar, how thrilled I was to receive her as a gift from my Grandparents, and how she ate straw… and died. It was a bit of a downer.

To an author!

Future Plans:

My next book is a contemporary YA Thriller

When a bomb goes off in his locker, Rebecca Hale’s best friend Ryan is labeled a terrorist. She vows to clear him before the FBI, ATF and the real bomber find where he’s hiding. However, when Rebecca discovers the crime has little to do with Ryan and everything to do with her, proving his innocence may mean losing a life-long friend.

 

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A Taste Test Blog Tour! – Day One With CJ Duggan

May 21st, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

A group of YA authors came together to give you a “taste test” of our upcoming books.  My tentative fall release, “Wiccan Wars”, is featured in the collection!  This is our blog tour…

Each author will be featured on all six blogs on a particular day with different guest posts and interviews – all of them are short, sweet and a ton of fun to read.

Not only that, but if you visit THIS LINK you can sign up to win lots of free books and stuff!

If you want to check out our FREE book with the first few chapters of each of our upcoming novels, you can download it for your Kindle or epub reader at SMASHWORDS.

Today, I’m hosting CJ Duggan!

Author Bio: C.J is Australia’s newest enthusiastic addition to the Indie market of Self Publishing. Paving the way by writing her debut novel, a YA Romance ‘The Boys of Summer’. A coming of age love story set in a mythical small Australian Town in the mid 90′s. Juggling the pressures of a stressful day job, or be it the many realms of mundane reality? C.J has earned a name for her ballistic imagination and witty banter in her blog. Offering an honest, refreshing account with her daily rants of the world and her personal journey in being an Aspiring Author.

Find her online at HER WEBSITE

4 Questions with CJ Duggan

If you could have a Psychic Power what would it be?

A mind reader thinking I would be very popular on Birthday’s, Christmas and Anniversary’s.

What is your favorite Mythical Creature?

*Bites knuckle* Gotta love those Shape shifters.

Do you believe in Ghosts? Why? Why not?

I believe in something, spirits, and energies. There are definitely a lot of things that are unexplained and I would like to think there is something beyond this world.

If you could move anywhere in world where would you move and why?

First and foremost Australia is amazing and we really are the lucky country…BUT this is a fantasy and if I could do a stint somewhere for a while I could completely envision myself wondering around the streets of Paris, immersing myself in the culture, writing in a café and eating baked goods.

Only to return my apartment and order room service!

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Playing Catch Up…

May 4th, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

The story of my life is… BUSY.  Let’s catch up a bit.

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On the book end (hehe, bookend), I’ve put out some books this year.  Surprisingly, the focus has been on the young adult genre so far, which is completely strange to me as I never felt the urge to write YA before.  Heaven Below was pulled from my store of teenage ideas and most of the rewrites took place while, well, intoxicated.  HB was also my first book with an honest-to-goodness editor, Sarah Billington.  Sarah has also recently finished a substantial edit on “Abigail,” and I’m waiting for a free moment to sit and begin rewrites. Ack.

Hate is what drives mankind, but have you ever stopped to consider that one day, love will be our salvation?

When sixteen-year-old Kelli McNeil sets into motion an ancient prophecy from an extinct civilization, memories of past lives return to her. As the dreams intensify, Kelli discovers that she is the answer to the renewal of her lost race and without her, her kind will never rise again.

In every memory and dream is a man: Sebastian, whom she loves…and fears.  When she meets him in the present-day, Kelli can’t help but fall for the man she feels she’s always known. But there is more to it than love and the fate of her people. Because in every incarnation, Bastian isn’t only her true love—he’s also her murderer.

Available now at:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

iTunes

and Amazon in print!

You can read more about the concept and execution (booze-fueled) at my YA blog.

Also along the lines of Young Adult novels, I also officially announce the release of my co-write  with Julia Crane!!  This book was so much fun to write.  Julia and I passed it back and forth by email for a couple months, each of us adding a few hundred words here and there.  It was so neat to watch the story line unfold, bouncing ideas off each other every day.  I’m extremely proud of this book. Julia and I make an excellent writing team, and we’re already planning our next book :)

The six years following the abrupt death of her father were the worst of Calista Bishoff’s life. Frightened by her own mortality, Callie’s mom threw herself into a search for the Fountain of Youth—and dragged Callie along with her.

Callie should have loved traveling, but instead she hated every minute. When one more failed search sends her mother into depression, they finally return home to California.  Sixteen-year-old Callie is ready to hang with her friends and be normal for as long as she can.

But, an unplanned trip to Bermuda with her grandmother throws Callie’s plans awry, and there’s more in store for Callie and her mom than just a simple beach vacation.  Callie’s life is turned inside out as she finds herself in a very different world than the one she knows—

Where things exist that she never dreamed were real.

Available at:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords

iTunes

The Eclective’s newest anthology was released in March – The Celtic Collection.

Six stories from the Eclective, six accounts of Celtic things. There’s more than one way to go Green.

 

Irish Kiss by Shéa MacLeod
Morgan Bailey, vampire Hunter, thought finding a Leprechaun’s missing pot of gold would be easy. She couldn’t have been more wrong.

The Luck of the Irish Brigade by M. Edward McNally

The Irish are fighting themselves, only because there are no other worthy opponents.

Song of the Banshee by Heather Marie Adkins

Belinda has a job to do, but a dying man’s grandson may be a big problem. It’s a hard world for a lonely banshee.

The Red Veil of Vengeance by Jack Wallen

Vlad Kurvail is back and, as usual, he’s pissed. This time his cold vengeance is served up to the Irish. Will their luck hold out?

Zombies Eat Leprechauns by P.J. Jones

When a zombie curse infects the Fairytale Kingdom, Lucky the Leprechaun needs the help of an idiot dragon slayer and a cross-dressing dragon to escape. Can he make it out with his pot of gold, or will Lucky’s luck run out?

Five Shamrocks by Alan Nayes

After her husband dies on St. Patrick’s Day, life goes on for Mattie O’Malley.

It is currently only available at Amazon, but is coming soon to all other major ebook retailers.

The Eclective is also planning a print version of our first three anthologies – Celtic, Holiday, and Halloween.  I’ll post about it when it happens!

My focus right now is on rewrites of “The House”.  Once released as a short story, I’m aiming to make it a complete novel.  Check out this killer cover Jack Wallen of adorkabledesigns.net made me!

After The House, I’ll be spending the month of June doing a quick and dirty write on The Trickster, the second book in my Vale Avari series, sequel to The Temple.

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In January, Andrew and I drove to Nashville and stayed a few days.  We arrived on a Sunday and were utterly LAZY for three days, until Tuesday evening when we saw my absolute favorite band in the ENTIRE WORLD!!

I wrote a post about it for the Eclective site–it’s about dreams coming true, and the fact that we should hang on to our dreams, no matter how big or how small.  Meeting Gaelic Storm that night after the concert was one of the best nights of my life.  While you’re there, take a look at all the books my co-authors have released this spring.

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The Indie Chicks have launched a website!!  From this central location, you’ll catch posts on love, life, and living from some of the hottest indie women out there — and from some of us newbies just trying to make it ;) As a starting point, I highly recommend Terri Giuliano Long’s article on Writer’s Envy and inspiration.  If you get the bug, feel free to check out MY first post about Growing Up Slowly.

We are also in the middle of uploading our newest Indie Chicks anthologies.  More on that soon :)

 

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Guest Post – Carol Davis Luce

March 24th, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

Carol Davis Luce

Self-taught Late Bloomer

My motto is, “If I can do it, anyone can do it.” I wasn’t born to write. I didn’t aspire to be a writer from the time I could hold a Crayon. I could, however, draw, and make things take shape through form and color on paper and canvas, and that’s the path I traveled well into midlife. The artist’s life opened up my eyes and mind to expression and sometimes stories through composition on that blank eighteen by twenty-four inch stretched canvas. Then one day it changed.

As a voracious reader, I was content to read what others wrote. I admired those writers who had mastered the craft. I was happy to dwell in their world for 300 pages, to laugh, cry, and be enlightened and surprised. Until one day when I closed a book by my favorite author and felt something was missing. The novel was a mystery/suspense with elements of romance. The suspense was killer. The romance, however, was lacking, missing those subtleties that resonated with me. I wanted more. The promise of romance was there, but fizzled somewhere along the way. For me, it wasn’t about graphic sex. It was about sexual tension, passion, love. After searching unsuccessfully for novels to satisfy my romantic suspense fixation, looking for just the right balance, I realized I had to write the book myself.

Only I knew nothing about writing a novel, let alone a genre book with a sub-genre. So I went to the library and checked out a reference book titled, HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL. Easy enough, right? If dedication is easy, then it was easy because I was driven. My artist’s passion shifted to focus on the writer’s canvas. That canvas was structure, words, emotion, and truth. And the rest is history.

Well, almost.

I burned up two electric typewriters before investing in a computer. I checked out every book on the “book writing” reference shelf, and many grammar and stylebooks, and two years later, my 800-page opus, NIGHT STALKER, was finished—

Almost.

I learned about the important shaping process, without which most stories would be unreadable. Editing. The passion and pain of cutting and revising. Finding the jewels that lie buried in too many, or misguided, words. Three years and a dozen revisions later, 400 pages lighter, it found a home with a traditional publisher. Within the first few months of release, it went into three printings and became the flagship for the sub-genre “Woman in Jeopardy/Romantic Suspense” at Kensington Publishing.

Where it started…

I left school at sixteen to marry my high school sweetheart. Six years later, as a housewife and mother, I channeled my artistic talent into sketching and painting, selling my work at a local art gallery. A quarter century later, I traded in my paints and brushes to hit the keyboard. Our three sons, not much for novel reading, are waiting for my books to be made into movies. That childhood sweetheart I married a lifetime ago is now my soul mate of 50 plus years. His encouragement fueled me, and his support allowed me to pursue my goals.

Going back to my motto of, “if I can do it, anyone can.” There has never been a more opportunistic time to try your hand at writing a book. Or taking the plunge and self-publishing. My decision to self-publish my upcoming suspense novels came about when I hit the proverbial brick wall after five published books. With a stalled career, I had a choice. Teach, or see my stories in print again. I chose the latter. My first self-published book is the short story trilogy, BROKEN JUSTICE, followed by my suspense novel, NIGHT WIDOW.

Agents and editors think they know what readers want. They don’t always know. Readers know what readers want, and they’re expressing their wants by buying books written by indie authors. Give yourself a hardy pat on the back if you’ve completed a manuscript, but the big applause goes to our devoted fans and readers. Without them, we would be nothing.

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About the Chick

Carol Davis Luce’s first novel, Night Stalker, was also her first sale. “A dandy read,” wrote author Tony Hillerman. It went into three printings and became the flagship for the sub-genre “Woman in Jeopardy” at Kensington Publishers—strong heroines pitted against evil opponents. Reviewers have said of her villains: [Night Prey] “Luce’s portrayal of a psychopathic mountain man is chilling&hellip” [Night Game] “The villain is evil personified.”

In addition to five published novels, Carol’s short story “Shattered Crystal” appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Magazine and Treadmill Tales (audio). E-reads Publications reprinted Night Passage in e-book format and POD. Nonfiction publications include two articles for Writer’s Digest. One article, “Writing Suspense That’ll Kill Your Readers,” was reprinted (second edition) in THE COMPLETE HANDBOOK OF NOVEL WRITING (Writer’s Digest Books)2010.

In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing 2010, Carol Davis Luce defines tension as “the act of building or prolonging a crisis.” She goes on to give some examples and ends the chapter with this: “How you build that suspense can make the difference between your readers chucking your book for a good night’s sleep or nudging their spouse to say, ‘the suspense is killing me.’”

Find Carol Online!

Facebook

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Find her books at http://www.amazon.com/Carol-Davis-Luce/e/B000APHQU2

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St. Patrick’s Day DOES Go With Reading. Promise.

March 16th, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

 

Who doesn't like sales?  Especially when combined with green beer, drinking games, St. Patrick's effigy on a stick, and leprechauns. (of course there are leprechauns)

Author David Gaughran has pulled together this massive sale of books from some of the finest authors out there.  Not only is so much greatness in one place, but every book has been knocked back to 99 cents THIS WEEKEND ONLY.  So, pick a few books for less than the cost of a case of Guinness (and preferably buy the Guinness, too.)

My book, "Abigail", is a paranormal romance usually priced at 2.99, yet you can grab a copy for 99 cents today, tomorrow, and Sunday.  WOOT.

Find ALL the books on sale listed HERE.

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In other exciting BOOK NEWS, the Eclective's 3rd short story collection is out!  Not only is it published, but you can download a copy FREE FROM AMAZON for the next two days! It has leprechauns, zombies, vampires, and shamrocks.  My story is about a banshee with somewhat of a drinking problem, and could be fun to read while imbibing.

Download your FREE copy HERE.

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Barbara Silkstone – Have You Ever Lost a Hat?

March 7th, 2012 by Heather Marie Adkins

I lost everything including my home, my car, and even my retirement accounts. I was physically attacked inside and outside a court building. My daughter and baby granddaughter were threatened. I came at the bad guys like a mother tiger.

A few years earlier I had agreed to testify against a real estate developer in a civil racketeering case. He was obscenely rich and could afford a hanger full of Lear jets, four sneering lawyers, and a greedy judge. In an effort to discredit my testimony in his upcoming trial and to frighten me out of appearing against him, his team of legal manipulators pasted together a bogus suit against me designed to keep me tied up in court and unable to function. They underestimated my sense of justice.

I’d been sitting on the witness stand for the better part of a day… one of many in my five-year “trial.” The judge, forgetting her microphone was on, had just proclaimed me “a pretty tough cookie.” I’d given up expecting justice. It was much too late for fairness. I was in an out-of-body state observing my own funeral and laughing about it.

When the four-hundred pound lawyer asked me if I’d ever lost a hat, I thought one of us had lost our minds. I was pretty sure it wasn’t me. He blinked as if he realized the absurdity of what he asked and dropped the line of inquiry. The question struck my funny bone and sent me into giggle-fits. And that was the moment when The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters was born.

Within a few months the lawyers I hired to help me sucked up every penny I could muster.

When I was broke, they walked off the case. Unlike in criminal cases, defendants in civil litigation must pay for their own attorneys. No money – no lawyers. I was on my own. I needed to defend myself. But how when the case was nonsense? How do you fight silly? The lost hat question was a perfect example of the charges brought against me. But the more ridiculous their charges, the stronger and feistier I grew. For each thing they threw at me, I came back that much harder, roaring and taking notes for my someday book.

Since I was a child my driving passion has been to write. In Catholic grade school I started an underground newspaper. When our nun forbade me to continue, I carried the paper further underground. While I continued to write as an adult, life eventually got in the way of living and my writing took a backseat. But now as I sat in the courtroom I was inspired and chomping at the bit to get this real-life fairytale on paper.

Anger boiled in me as I saw the precious time I had carved out for writing being eaten up as I defended myself in bizarre proceedings. I was spending all my time in the law library studying the Rules of Civil Procedure in order to write Motions and Pleadings and filing them against the court in such rapid fire I would have made Rambo back off.

Earning a living on commission sales is impossible when you are spending 14 hours a day fighting a pack of legal sharks. I had to take the creepiest part-time jobs… things that still give me nightmares. Things like working for a gold broker who brought us the teeth from dead people. We were expected to separate the gold from the molars – not unlike the lawyers I was dealing with. I needed the money but not that badly. I ran to the nearest exit.

Locked in a deadly struggle with the notorious real estate developer, I chose that time to become romantically involved with a Brit who, it turned out was not what he seemed to be. I stepped into the perfect storm. The Brit’s upper-class accent and polished manners hid a not-too-clever conman, but clever enough to fool my starry eyes. The developer and the conman clashed in a rage of wicked deeds. I was sandwiched between them.

Is The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters true? Would Lewis Carroll say Alice in Wonderland was true? The emotions are real and still raw, but the journey was worth the results. Would I do it again? You bet your tushie. My sense of justice would not permit otherwise. But I would not be quite so naïve. I would expect slimy tricks and dirty pool. Merely because someone wears a robe and speaks of the law does not mean they abide by the law.

“The Hail Mary Pass” refers to any very long forward pass made in desperation with only a small chance of success. It’s used in football and occasionally courtrooms.

My Hail Mary Pass knocked the bad guys on their butts. I filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari, which is a request to the United States Supreme Court asking that Court to review the decision of a lower court. I cast a spotlight on their dark shenanigans.

And as my Petition worked its way along the queue in the United States Supreme Court, making it almost to the finish line, the judge on my case went strangely silent, the notorious developer disappeared, and the Brit wandered off.  I had become a writer but not in the way I had envisioned. I was a self-taught legal guerrilla who had managed to land her petition to be heard by the highest court in the United States… right through the goal post. Unfortunately, in the end corruption won and I barely escaped with a toothbrush and a change of clothes.

Were those five years tough? Yes. But I fought because I knew I couldn’t live with myself if I rolled into a ball. I fought with the wit and sarcasm of Alice in the original Alice in Wonderland. Standing on the outside watching the Jabberwocky operate on the inside. I knew that someday my story, fictionalized with absolutely no resemblance to anyone living or dead and the names changed to protect the corrupt, would make a darn good yarn. And each step of the way, like Lewis Carroll and my out-of-body ordeal, I would allow the action to the skate on the edge of logic.

In The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters, a few murders have been thrown in for comic relief, and the characters have been shaken and stirred, then presented in a Pythonesque light. Any similarities to the jerks I dealt with are purely coincidental.

Have I ever lost a hat? Probably.

But did I retain my passion for writing, and even kick it up a notch?  Absolutely.

Every adventure contains a novel.

Sometime you have to pay dearly for it.

~

Quoting the Cheshire Cat:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” (Alice)
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—So long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

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This is one story from Indie Chicks: 25 Women 25 Personal Stories available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To read all the stories buy your copy today. All proceeds go to fund breast cancer research.

About the Author
Barbara Silkstone is the best-selling author of The Fractured Fairy Tales series that currently includes: The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters; Wendy and the Lost Boys; and London Broil.

Silkstone’s writing has been described as “perfectly paced and pitched – shades of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen – without seeming remotely derivative. Fast moving action that shoots from the hip with bullet-proof characterization.”

Wendy and the Lost Boys topped the charts in comedy, climbing over Tina Fey, Sophie Kinsella, and Ellen DeGeneres. The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters has been a consistent best seller in comedy. Both Wendy and Alice have been in the top 20 Amazon comedies at the same time. Silkstone has been fortunate enough to take part in writing workshops with Stephen King, Robert B. Parker, and James Michener. She lives in South Florida but has no time to visit the beach.

Barbara Silkstone loves to hear from her readers. You can write to her at: barbara_silkstone@yahoo.com
Or visit her at: Barb’s Wire eBooks & More http://barbswire-ebooksandmore.blogspot.com
Twitter @barbsilkstone   http://twitter.com/#!/barbsilkstone
Facebook   http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Silkstone/100000778601230
Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/barbsilkstone/

Fractured Fairy Tales by Silkstone
Criminally Funny Fables

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters

This author has a unique narrative voice, and reading the story is like taking a smooth slide into Alice’s surreal world. The premise is outstanding – a classic we all love, with a contemporary, intelligent twist.                             ~ Elizabeth Lindberg, author Upper West Side Stories

Purchase for your Kindle at: Amazon
Purchase for your Nook at: Barnes & Noble

Wendy and the Lost Boys
Be aware, this is not the Peter Pan story you want your kids reading. It is clearly intended for adult readers. Yet it appeals to the childlike part of us that loved the classic original stories. Combine that childlike love with modern politics and technology, and you get this smart, snarky, hilarious mystery. The story is richly developed and leaves you guessing until the very end. I am liking this grown-up version of Peter Pan even more than the original.                                  ~ Tiffany Harkleroad for Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Purchase for your Kindle at: Amazon
Purchase for your Nook at: Barnes & Noble

London Broil — the sequel to Wendy and the Lost Boys
The snarky Python sequel to Wendy and the Lost Boys. A murderous rollercoaster ride through London during a killer heat wave.                                                                                          ~ Ravan Reviews
Purchase for your Kindle at: Amazon
Purchase for your Nook at: Barnes and Noble

Zo White – coming  Summer 2012

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I am ALWAYS willing to give away ebook copies of my novels to anyone willing to read and review, so please don't hesitate to email me and request a book(s) at heather@heathermarieadkins.com

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...for The Temple, The House, and Cause & Effect.

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