Thursday, September 29, 2011

Book Banning but I like Book signings.

I have been reading and hearing so much about Banning Books. What right do I have to tell you what to or not to read? What right do you have to tell me what not to read? My opinion, I will not tell you what you cannot do or read. I am not your Mum, beside if mine had told me not to read I would! Be honest you would too. Yes, I was made to read books that bored me to tears in school. We all did but that being said we were kids.

Here is a list of places and books wanted banned. 

I am busy working on things for my book signing Oct. 8.
The Source
3382 E.Speedway, Tucson, Az.
6 pm - 8pm

I hope you can join me there to get your book and meet me. Books will be available at The Source starting Oct. 8.

So what do think?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tales behind the Tales. Haunted Bedtime Stories.

Have you ever wondered about the story behind a story? Why was it written? What was it that made the writer write it? I was asked what is behind my collection of short stories. I was asked also how do you describe a collection of stories anyway? I gave it some thought. I know the stories in my book each came to me in a different way. It's funny, some came from travels and others just weird news mixed up in dreams.

So here are the tales behind each story in Haunted Bedtime Stories.

Eternity Realty - We were in New Mexico and a local real estate advert came on TV. The lady was so cute. The older lady's hair was big and her accent was West Texan. I would bet she was a former Miss Texas in her younger years. That is how I came to the funny yet creepy realty company in this story. After all we all need that forever home right?

Ghost's Walk - This came to me in full on my last trip to London. I knew I had a bit of a story after chatting up a friend. It was started by the House of Lords scandal and moat cleaning being paid by tax payers. It was just one of the misuses of tax money. Moats just stuck in my mind. As I walked Queens Walk on the Thames the story fell in to place. Remember its not just a breeze.

Boneyard - Well if you ever visit Southern Arizona in the monsoon, drive by the many aircraft grave yards. Just know those jets may not be dead after all. Dust and storms could send you packing.

Swamp Full of Lies - This came to me on a trip four years ago. We drive from Arizona to Atlanta. I had to help sort out my Dad's home. Well, Louisiana and Alabama the swampy land and creepy trees this story wrote it self.

Annie's Letters - I took a quick day trip up to Phoenix and heard on the radio about tent city. Also how the state was cutting funds to the mentally ill. Well, what would happen if a mentally ill person hooked up with some not so nice criminals? You get letters, because you know that she never would want anything bad to happen.

Aunt Francy's Ghosts - Was inspired my friend Francy. It is a favorite of many. Those who know her  know if she had taken a left turn in things would be different. Just saying, ghosts are not always a bad thing. This is a bit of chick lit I have been told.

Then you have an easter egg. If you want the full stories get the book and read it. You will see I am a bit creepy. If you have read the book let me hear what you think. After all even us grown ups need a good bedtime story. So what do you think?

Saturday, September 10, 2011

9-11 Ten years ago.

Its hard to believe ten years ago I was teaching Photography. I remember that day so well. As I was getting ready for school I was told the World Trade Center had been hit. I just couldn't believe it. I had to be at school at 6.30 am. When I got to school it was so quiet. We were told let the kids see TV and keep them as calm as you can. My classes were Seniors and Juniors. Most of the kids came to school. I told each of my classes how proud I was of them. They were never to let someone or some group keep them from their goals and dreams.
I miss the classroom and going to school each day. Due to a condition I can't work full time, sadly can't teach anymore. That was my final year teaching. I am glad all my students came to school and have lived each day as hard working people. I am sorry that a few of my students died in the wars that followed. These kids had so much to give.
Well, I hope we can learn from the past to never repeat it but sadly I fear that wont happen.
May you have a peaceful day and remember your loved ones and friends. Princess and I wish well and thank you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Autumn perfect for short story book.

Thank you all for making Haunted Bedtime Stories do so well this weekend. I do hope you enjoy Haunted Bedtime Stories. Even us grown ups need a bedtime story. I have been told its perfect to have a book of short stories. Many are so busy with back to school for them selves and kids. So when they can relax to read a short story hit's the spot.
I have written these stories over a few years. I am now working on novel which seems to want to write its self. I will be having a hard copy of my book out in a few weeks. I will let you know here.
I am still on the mend from foot surgery but understand the foot looks good and doing well. High heels soon LOL.
Soon many of you will be getting the beautiful fall autumn leaves. Soon cooler temperatures for me I hope. Here in the South part of Arizona it seems to be summer year round. I hope your first part of fall is beautiful and full of good reading.
So what do you think of the Haunted Bedtime Stories?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Haunted Bedtime Stories Is now out to buy! Labor Day Sale!

Happy Labor Day to everyone. I want to thank you all for working hard everyday of your life, here is a sale of my new book. All my e-books will be .99¢ next week the price will go up on the 6th of Sept. You can buy a book this weekend while you are resting and relaxing then read. This is a collections of short stories not for kids!

I want to thank my Editor  J. Snowy for all her hard work. Thanks for putting up with me this summer. I need to thank Cherianne for all her love and proofreading and forward she wrote. Natalie Silva thank you for the great book cover it is over the top great. Thank you E my son for all your hard work and help. Francy thank you for keep kicking my bum to work and great input.

Here are the links so far all 5 star ratings!




Have a great weekend. Thank you.