Wonder Mountain Christmas Published!

Wonder Mountain Christmas (my novella-length retelling of Cinderella, featuring some of the same characters you met in Show of Wonders) is now available on Amazon.  You can also view it (and review!) on Goodreads.

Book description: Min’s childhood in foster care was marked by loneliness, relieved only by her escape into books about the magical worlds of Narnia and Middle Earth. Now that she’s of age, she’s looking for a home in the mountains she’s dreamed of all her life–only to find that working as a server in a luxury ski resort is not only lonely, but thankless and humiliating.

And then, one snowy Christmas Eve, a stranger skis into the bar where Min is working and offers her a strange invitation that could change her life forever–if she has the courage to accept it.

Join Min in this heart-warming Christmas story as she searches for her true family and the home where she belongs!

Special Offer: Wonder Mountain Christmas is only 99 cents through January 6th on Amazon! Merry Christmas to you, and hope you enjoy it!


Thankful for Book Sales?

Book Sale

If you read on a budget (like me), then you know the thrill of running across a great book sale! (I’d hoped to take part in the Indie Christian Books sale this year until life got in the way, but in solidarity with the spirit of the event I’ve put Dragon Slave (my retelling of The Pilgrim’s Progress as a contemporary portal fantasy) on sale for $0.99 through the end of December.)

And now let’s talk about INDIE CHRISTIAN BOOKS! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors has banded together to offer a huge selection of discounted books between Nov 24th and 30th. No matter what you enjoy reading, there’s literally something for everyone!

On November 24th, the Indie Christian Books website (http://www.indiechristianbooks.com) will go live. Every single book listed will be on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you. When you purchase a paperback book through indiechristianbooks.com you’ll be eligible to enter an exclusive giveaway including free books and an Amazon gift card!

You can meet ICB authors by visiting the Author Database on the website. Want to get to know the authors better AND have the chance to win some fun prizes? Join the ICB week long Facebook party which will feature 39 authors over 7 days.

A note on the Ebooks Only page. Many of the books are listed as “Sold Out.” This is because we aren’t selling those directly through our site. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks.

Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.

Burning Rose Cover Reveal

If you’ve been following this blog (or my reviews on Goodreads) for the past year then you know I’m a fan of Hope Ann’s retold fairy tales. Legends of Light is an interlocking series of epic fantasy adventures with underlying allegorical themes, and I’m very pleased to show you the fantastic cover she’s just revealed for the upcoming box set of her first three tales, titled Burning Rose. This is one of the best covers I’ve seen in a while. I absolutely love it!

If you want to learn more about Burning Rose, visit Hope Ann’s site – she’s offering a free prequel to the box set, which should whet your appetite for more!

Cover design by Kate Flournoy.The Burning Rose

January Sale – Happy New Year!

Through the end of January, my two full-length novels will be on sale for $0.99 (as in cents, not dollars!) on Amazon. If you haven’t already, check them out and let your friends know!

Dragon Slave is a retelling of The Pilgrim’s Progress as a contemporary portal fantasy story with allegorical overtones. It’s appropriate for readers from middle school and up, and asks: What happens if the pilgrim doesn’t want to make any progress?  Dragon Slave is available in e-book format on Amazon.

Monster is a contemporary re-imagining of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s blackly comic speculative novel Frankenstein, set within the context of western society’s interest in life extension through science. If the human race figures out how to bioengineer its way into immortal life, should we – no matter what the cost? Monster is available in e-book format on Amazon.

May you set out on the adventure of 2017 with hope in your heart!

Freebie at the End of October!

Monster (my retelling of Frankenstein) is scheduled to be available for free on Amazon in e-book format from October 29 thru November 2 (in honor of the fact that my version unfolds over Halloween).  If you haven’t read it yet then I hope you’ll download it for free, and if you know anyone who might be interested in a contemporary retelling of a classic story (in which nanotechnology and hubris run amuck, with unexpected results!), please pass the word along.