Tuesday, April 28, 2015


24 more days 'til my book is out!

That is if I get everything done in time.

I got my proof and I think the cover looks great. Just like I wanted it. Simple and sharp. My aunt thinks a matte finish would be better to bring the texture out, but I think it looks fine the way it is. I got to go through the book now and mark any booboos. :)

My aunt read the proof and said she enjoyed it. Now if I can get others to read the book and post reviews like that when it comes out...   :)

Another page was added to Fire. I'm working on it at night before I go to bed so I'm only getting a little done at a time. I'm a pantser for the most part, but I have certain scenes already in my head. Getting to those scenes is where I'm the pantser.

My cat just crawled into my lap. I think he's tired of me looking at the computer. :)

I'll write more in a few days.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Update

My book's on pre-order for kindle on Amazon!

At Amazon, type in Earth Reader and my last name and it comes right up.

I should be getting the poof by the end of the week so I can look it over. I hope it looks as good as I think it does from the picture.

The back cover:

Police consultant Sara Phillips reads the earth like a medium hears the dead. When a killer’s dump site is discovered, the FBI are called in, but the lead agent Nick Issaro, who has a secret of his own, seems more interested in Sara than the dead bodies.

While they work the case their attraction for each other grows. This puts both of their lives in danger when the killer develops a strange attachment to Sara.

Will they both live through the ordeal, or will the killer win the hand he deals them?

 Good, yes?

I wrote a bit more on Fire. I need to knuckle down and work on it. I want to have it done this year.

The fire starter can't burn Sara because of her gift, but...I still haven't figured out how Sara's boyfriend doesn't get fried by the fire starter. Vampires have a connection to the earth and they heal incredibly fast but physically they're just as vulnerable to fire as normal humans.  The fire starter 'excites' molecules and causes them to burn. Perhaps Sara distracts the fire starter and the feedback causes the fire starter to burn or at least short circuits him/her a bit. That would give Sara's boyfriend time to act.

What do you think?  Do you have another idea?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April status

Well, I finished the corrections and sent Earth Reader back to publisher.  May's coming up fast. I want it on Kindle pre-order so those that have Reader's can get it immediately once it's pubbed.

I only did a few more words on Fire. I'm still thinking about the fire starter explanation. 

A friend said there's a disease that causes one to burn from the inside out-- it causes toxic epidermal necrolysis which is the skin peeling away and infection setting in.

So not what I want.

While the body is mostly water it is still comprised of possibly flammable chemicals. I read that the metabolic molecule acetyl-CoA (aka acetone) is a natural accelerant and readily available in the body.  But it needs an igniter...

So I decided my igniter is going to be the fire starter 'exciting' the molecules with his mind, causing the heat that ignites the molecules and voila SHC!

Most scientists usually credit alleged Spontaneous Human Combustion to the "wick effect," by which an external ignition source -- clothes or hair ignited by say a cigarette -- acts as a wick that splits the skin, exposing the highly flammable subcutaneous body fat, which burns madly, shooting out flames that split more skin, exposing more fat, which burns madly. ETC.

Now I got to figure out how my earth reader's vampire boyfriend is going to help defeat the fire starter without going up in flames. :)

Any ideas on That?