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    Excerpt: Til Death Do Us Part

    I became a bonafide published author with the release of Til Death Do Us Part through Bannerwing Books. It’s a short, fun read that has received a lot of praise. When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle — passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop — to be reunited with its intended. “Each vignette is carefully crafted and woven – just a snippet in the life of the person holding the…

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    Excerpt Fear (Precipice 13)

    I’ll be honest. Ever since I joined a couple of writing groups, notably The Red Dress Club/Write On Edge, my writing improved. In fact, I write flash so much and discovered the art of tightening sentences and making each word count that it actually interferes with my ability to complete longer works. You know what they say… some people can only write novels, some people can only write short stories. I’d like to say I can do both, but other than my first NaNoWriMo where I completed a 50K word first draft, I’m not sure I am capable. (I won’t quit though!) I’m very thankful there’s a growing anthology market…

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    Excerpt: Reign of Fire

    This is a scene from my fantasy novel, The Immortal Heroes. The regular cast is not in this scene, but it tells the story of the creation of the Essedessel Tree, the willow tree River and co. find in the Wynnrar Woods, as  Rodra, Gnome King, remembers it… ~*~*~*~*~ Abaddon spread his wings out and waited for an upstream wind. He flew with it, spewing fire across the village beneath him, not caring who was caught in flames. He was on a mission, and he must see it through. He was the last and most powerful of the dragons. His skin shimmered with a red glow, sharp spikes up the length of…