A Time to Die, The Next 1000 Miles, Upcoming

Save Up Your Pennies!

Good afternoon, let’s jump right into it!

Next Friday, A Time to Die will be going to the editor. From there, it shouldn’t take longer than a couple of weeks before I have my final draft back. From that point, it’ll jump right into the lap of a formatting artist and finally, a revised full cover piece from my cover artist to wrap it all up.

What’s that mean for you?

Well, if all goes according to plan, there will be a final installment of the Legend of Carter Gabel series in your hands in less than a month!!

I will of course keep you more up to date as the weeks progress along this last slide into home base. But, as we know, occasional downfalls occur. And with them, things could get hinky.

Hinky = Effed Up, without making grandmothers cringe.

What will happen from there? I can only hope good things. I have a lot of pots on the stove cooking, in terms of new reading. I need everyone’s help in making sure I can serve them up though. If I go Indie, that’ll be a long time to wait at the pace I’ve set. But, the more and more people’s hands my book gets into, the better chance I have of delivering stories.

Sooooooo, share your thoughts out there with a review if you haven’t already! Or tell a friend looking for a good book. Or if you didn’t like it, donate your copy to a teen group like Boys Club or Girls Inc or your local library.

Indies thrive off of word of mouth and if we get enough help, you can be one of those people saying, I knew him when… I remember chatting with him once…. or I actually got to meet them before the movie ever got made! How cool will you be?

Sorry, no one’s as cool as BW

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Journey of 1000 Miles

The 777 Challenge

Kate M. Colby has graciously tagged me in the 777 Challenge. The point of the challenge is to share seven lines from the seventh page of your current work-in-progress then tag seven writers to do the same. I’m sharing a portion of A Time to Die, the final chapter in my very first series. It’s a conversation going between the main character, Carter, and the woman filling in as his mother figure, Eva.


“What can I do to help?” I said it with the conviction of an adult, which quite literally terrified me more.

“She needs to be around kids her age, kids like her. I need people who can help her, but I don’t know where we can turn to anymore. This place makes me question if it’s really her talking to me any longer. I want to stop being afraid of my daughter, Carter.”

My mind races with where I could take them both to feel and stay safe. Every major city is out in my opinion and all that pops up is the Dakota District. They could live with Benny and his family, but then I have no clue if I will ever see them again since it would be a one way ticket.


Writers to Pick On:

Nina Soden

Shannon A. Thompson

C.L. Coffey

S.R. Carillo

Millie Ho

J.B. Salsbury (I already know she won’t do this, lol)

Erin Lyon