Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy New Year

I want to wish all a Healthy and Happy New Year. Along with your travels this year take a few good books to read. Please take mine and a few of my friends along too. This year will bring many new changes for us all, it does every year. Take care and remember to be grateful for the small things as well as the large. So New Year's  Eve go have some fun make plans and keep them for those plans are your dreams.
Happy New Year from me and Princess. Yes, grammar police come attack!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Happy Holidays.

May this holiday season bring you joy and lots of good reading. You can still fill all the e-readers and stockings with books from Indie writers. Many to choose from. Thank you for the Holiday Love to Princess and myself. I am glad you enjoyed Haunted Bedtime Stories and please pass it on to others.

So what books are you putting under the tree?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Gifts of books!

Well, it's the holidays and you need to fill all the e-readers with great books. Just remember that in January your friends and family will want something to read. So get started filling up the e-readers and buying books.

http://amzn.to/vWE3Yd A Gift for Adam

Bones of the Woods

The Reunion

Angels in Hell's Kitchen

From the Gator's Mouth

The Desert Rose

Mind of a Mad Man

Rips in the Weave

Mind of a Mad Man

From the Gator's Mouth

Bones of the Woods

Angels in Hell's Kitchen

The Desert Rose

Rips in the Weave

The Reunion

Haunted Bedtime Stories

So please support the hard working Indie writers. You will be giving not one but two gifts. One to your loved one and one to a writer. Thank you for supporting my friends. If you need more check out the Coffin Hop list. Go shop! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Shopping.

How about we fill all the Kindles, Nooks and e-readers with books from Indie writers. Everyone has shopped till they drop. Lets make it easy for you. There are so many wonderful writers with every kind of book your friends and family would love. Here is a start then wander of to the Coffin Hop list so many wonderful writers.

http://amzn.to/ujOWFO  This Brilliant Darkness

http://amzn.to/rQhkv1  Damian's Oracle

http://bit.ly/tB47tM  The Reunion

http://bit.ly/ike8KG Unsceptred Isle 

http://amzn.to/tNMjbX  Haunted Bedtime Stories

http://bit.ly/nqxPGq    Haunted Bedtime Stories for Nook, Ipad and other e-readers.

So why not add these books to all the e-readers you buy. Give the ones you love a great gift of books. Thank you all so much for your support. Lets support all the great writers in Coffin Hop.
Black Friday, I am sleeping in and relaxing doing a bit of writing. What did you do on Black Friday?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

NaNowrimo and Coffin Hop Thank you.

I was asked what I was doing this month with NaNowrimo. I sadly failed! Well, failed is wrong. I was interrupted by life yet again. Life gets in the way of your plans as you make a list of what to do. Then you are thrown another list of things. I do not feel bad I know I am with thousands of others who tried. It's OK I have a good start on a novel anyway. I know how hard others are working and I am thrilled for them. I hope that everyone I know who is writing a novel this month soars.
Princess and I have gotten much done. All my Christmas shopping is done, house is clean for estate agents and I did write. 
I also wanted to take this time to thank all the writers in Coffin Hop who shared so much of their time on blogs. It was good fun and I learned so much. I meet so many wonderful writers. Also Thank all of you who read our books and blogs. Thank you.

Princess says it is time to get back to work.
I hope Coffin Hop lead you to many new books to read. So what are reading? 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes

Guy Fawkes day, I am not sure what people really know about it. Its's a historical event not a movie or what is going on in current events. To me it's what as a kid something we did every year. We went to a bonfire and burned our Guy Fawkes dolls we made in school. It is the 'The Gunpowder Plot' to blow up the house of Lords. Another event in my childhood I still do. I was the kid who wanted to see the bad stuff in history and was often disappointed. I saw no beheadings, no burnings at Smithfield and no wars live and in colour. School trips can let you down.
Growing up in England school trips were so fun to historical sites. The down part was no I didn't see Anne Boleyn beheaded, Lord Nelson win a war or any other of the fun gory stuff. I still love History anyway. So I burn Guy Fawkes he didn't take down the Empire known as Great Britain. I am glad he didn't.
 So no matter what the political people are doing, the image in use is Guy Fawkes, learn the history first. Then let me rule the world with Princess. Sadly no fireworks here in Arizona, but at least it I have cool weather for a change. Lets all repeat the poem we learned in school:

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dea

To learn more http://bit.ly/s8Kbpa

My Guy Fawkes burning:

So what did you do tonight? Cheers!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Welcome to Hampton Court, loads of ghost!


So did you enjoy the 30 minute ride on the train from Waterloo station to Hampton Court? It is one of Henry the 8th favorite Castles well homes. It was built for parties and he did party. You can feel the past brush past  by you as you walk through the place. Now as for me I fancy living here. It is just beautiful in so many ways. Now in the Portrait gallery you my see Katherine running about. She was Henry's 5th wife. He only beheaded 2 wives not all as some think. He took this place from Cardinal Wolsey in exchange for his life, he died anyway on his way to The Tower of London. Henry lied to many about their lives most died. I love the gardens, if you are here again please take the carriage ride through the gardens it is delightful. Now I suggest we eat lunch here. It is reasonable and so good. It's a stew they have made for centuries and homemade bread. Yum.

When you walk through you're so lost in the History you just stare. I hate to take picture's inside many of the priceless tapestries are very fragile. The Royal Embroider's they are here as well. They still do all the work on the Royal families clothes like weddings and such. You can also see where many King and Queens added their own touches. The chapel is lovely with the stars on the ceiling. I like that you can buy seeds here to grow flowers and herbs. The seeds come from the plants here. Sadly I wasn't allowed to return back to America with them. 
This is a beautiful place and you can stay the night here. I plan on it my next trip home. As you can see the clouds are rolling in time to head back to Central London. When you get off at Waterloo Station grab fish and chips from the green box, good price and ever so good. Head back up stairs grab a bench to eat it. Then check out station. Waterloo is haunted in more ways one. The Tube is in the basement and train on top. You can shop here as well. It was built in 1848 and I hear there is a party going on in the cellar. Have a look at a few pictures...

Now if you are going to London go. Don't wait until you can hardly walk. So I am off to collect change in the settee to put in my TARDIS bank for my next trip home.

So Princess tells me we are giving away a sign book of Haunted Bedtime Stories. If you fancy yourself as the winner here is what you need to do. I wrote a blog about an article I wrote on London. So can you tell me where I feel like I am walking through History? Just DM me the answer on twitter by midnight Halloween night PST. Clue Oct. 2010.

Thank you so much for your time. I have had a flu jab and been rough this week and you have all been so kind. Thank you. See again soon. I hope to get to each blog myself. So time for a hop all are good so hop. Coffin hop.  http://coffinhop.blogspot.com

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tower Bridge, Tower of London

Hello Coffin-Hoppers, thank you for coming back for more. Well, we are standing on Tower Bridge. Unlike that silly woman I over heard say to her kids this is London Bridge. Yes, I corrected her. If you want to see London Bridge you need to head to American. It is proudly sitting On Lake Havasu, in Arizona. I hear its good to visit there.
Now Tower Bridge was built in Victorian era. Sadly many died building it. It still raises to let boats pass under and you can follow it on twitter. twrbrdg_itself Its good fun. This bridge took eight years to build. Let walk from over the bridge to The Tower of London.

Walk way

As you can just across the bridge is The Tower of London. We are on the North side of the river. This castle is was mostly built in the 13th century. It has been used as a prison up through the second world war. You find the Jewel House here where the Crown Jewels are keep. You have to stand in a queue to see jewels always. You can see the pearls that Queen Elizabeth I worn dangling from the crowns. Princess was mad I didn't bring a crown home to her. You can see why I said wear walking shoes, the cobble stones can be hard your feet. Traders Gate is where many unfortunate souls like Queen Anne Boleyn came in to the Tower. Now as for the ghosts there are many here. The two small prince's are just two you could see.  Walk through this castle you are walking through history of England. My first visit was on a school trip in grade school. I disappointed when we couldn't see a beheading. It's a fun place to walk around. 

Now come back Monday, I will meet you at Hampton Court. I fancy living there. I will also have a give-away. You could win a nice Halloween gift from me a signed copy of my book. So be back on Halloween.
If you like you can also follow Big Ben he tweets too.  @big_ben_clock Good way to keep track of time on twitter.
Thank you so much for your support. It has been nice to meet you all. So time to hop over to one of these spooky writers blogs http://coffinhop.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lets Walk around, London is Epic and Haunted.

Welcome back. I do hope you have your walking shoes on. Well, we are standing on the middle Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament. No thats not Big Ben that is the clock tower Big Ben is the bell. Oh, that man walking under the bridge ignore him and don't go running across the bridge to see him. He is a ghost and never goes out the other side. If you get hit by traffic it will upset your family. Please stay on the walk, this bridge is very busy. Now across the river from the houses of Parliament that is Lambert Palace, whats left of it. You have seen the view from there many times on telly when they do stories about London or Great Britain.

Now the Houses of Parliament it is a must do tour. When I was here with my son last fall we sat in on the House of Commons. You sit in an upper gallery and watch from above. You can feel the centuries of history and law making. Walking through the building you can see the history of the UK unfold. Now is it haunted? Well, depends on who you ask. I say yes you can feel the ghosts watching you. Maybe even Mr. Guy Fawkes, remember the 5th of Nov., just saying. So when you have time take a tour online.....
So lets head back over the bridge to Queens Walk. No, we wont walk all the way to Tower Bridge today lets just hang out here in Westminster or as some say Central London. The Thames River is lovely to walk along and spend time on people watching, eating, and so close to fun things. The London Eye is here and the view is Fab! It's a huge Ferris wheel I love riding it. I took these pictures of my ride.

So lets go sit on the benches and have a cuppa and watch the people. You know many say they feel the ghosts walk by. Behind us is the London Aquarium. I have yet to see inside it. I couldn't tell you why I just never have.  http://bit.ly/u96isV It looks interesting from the online information, here it is next to the London Eye. On the list to see next visit.

So next time I will meet you at Tower Bridge. Wear walking shoes we will walk and have a peek at the Tower of London too. So time to hop I am sure others have a lot to tell you. I suggest Dime Store Novels, Creepy Walker, K. Koning and Jason Darrick/Fear in Words.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Haunted Coffin Blog Hop


Welcome to my Coffin Blog. 
I was wondering what would you like to read. I like to read about places with hauntings. I thought you may like to read a small bit about Tucson, Arizona, USA. No, I am not from here, I live here now. Well, just a while anyway. 
When you come to Tucson you have a choice of many wonder resorts to stay in. Myself I like to stay some place that's different. One of the oldest hotels here is Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. The tiles on the floor, the elegant Cooper Hall, Cup Cafe a nice lunch spot. It has concerts, fun bar and ghosts. It is just a beautiful place. The patio is nice to sit on with a cuppa, waiting for a ghosts. I have never seen the ghosts there, but all the more reason to return. I hear there is a lady ghost and a man who looks out the windows. Bring your camera to catch them.  It was built in 1912. It has the feel of the Southwest without being cheap. Not that campy stuff you laugh at along the road. You feel as if you are sitting in the 20's through 40's building. It's very colourful and calm, I like to have lunch there. When you sit in cafe you can feel the past. You can see more here : http://www.hotelcongress.com/club/ 

The American desert is dry and dusty. We seem to have a lot of wind which make Haboobs, massive dust storms that cover miles. What happens in these dust storms? For most nothing for many of the characters in my work a lot of bad. I will be giving away Haunted Bedtime Stories e-book. The lucky person will be my 900th follower on twitter. Don't worry you will have a chance to win a signed copy of my book with a bookmark on Halloween. Stay turned, how about next time you meet me here we take a walk. How does London sound? 

So hop to the next blog. 

I suggest  http://dimestorenovel.blogspot.com/  for more spooky good fun. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Coffin Blog Hop Spooky fun.

Starting Oct. 24th through Oct. 31 you can read blogs by great writers. You can meet some new writers and maybe even win a prize. I will have a prize maybe two! So sign up to get all the blogs.
Go say hi now. You will have a good time reading the spooky tales they spin.

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