Monday, March 30, 2020

FULL DARK got a facelift

What do authors do when they're stuck at home?
They write and dust off when-I-have-time projects.

The FULL DARK anthology authors and I decided to give the book a new cover. Author Carrie Butler was kind enough to make and donate a new one. She did an awesome job, don't you think?

What happens in the dark will come to light.

Full Dark is a collection of eleven short works with impressive depth and range. Twisted tales of ghosts, villains, and the paranormal await you—mystery, heinous fantasy, and pure suspense. Acclaimed and award-winning authors as well as a few talented newcomers have joined forces to be your guide. Venture into the dark if you dare.

Just A Matter Of Time by Loni Townsend
Forerunner by David Powers King
Taking Care Of You by Carrie Butler
The Apartment by Lisa Buie-Collard
The Caricature by Nick Wilford
Shifting Sands by Elizabeth Seckman
Shadows Falling On Rainbows by Celeste Holloway
Meringue, Murder or Marzipan by Tonja Drecker
Haunted Lake by Michelle Athy
Soul Coin by Laura Rich
Retribution by Melissa Maygrove

FULL DARK is a benefit anthology. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.


FULL DARK: A Benefit Anthology is available from these retailers:


Barnes & Noble

100% of proceeds go the the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hunkered Down in Houston

Well, Katy, Texas, actually. A smaller city right on the western edge.

And I'm not exactly hunkered down. Only on my days off. Despite my county's 'stay-at-home' order, I can't. I'm a nurse, so that makes me an essential employee.

I wasn't sure what to post today, or even if I should. I decided to keep my promise to myself to blog at least monthly, despite the pandemic.

There's enough scary news bombarding us, so I'll keep it upbeat.

I'm healthy, and so is my family. We have been blessed far more than we deserve. I buy groceries in bulk, so we had plenty going into this crisis.

I'm a nurse, so I have work and a steady income. And I work in the NICU, so I'm in a safer environment than most.

My kids are grown, so I was not forced to suddenly homeschool or scramble to find childcare. Most of my coworkers are not so lucky.

I thank God every day for all of this.

For those of you who sew and want to do something to help, consider making surgical-type masks. I found a group on facebook, Covid-19 Maskmakers, where people are pooling information, patterns, and resources, and listing locations that have needs.

One suggestion if you do this: make the inside of the mask a different color from the outside, so healthcare workers can see at a glance which side goes back against their face.

Thanks for visiting. Stay calm and stay safe. We will get through this.

I work six of the next eight nights, so replies and return visits might be delayed.