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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours yesterday with some old friends and their 16 year old daughter, Ashley, who is an aspiring new author.  I was honored when she asked me to review and edit a manuscript she has written.   Ashley is a very talented writer and I expect her career to blossom as she grows and learns as an author.  She writes with feeling and it shows in her work.  Her characters have depth and true to life personalities.  Be on the look out for Ashley Cabala as she is working towards getting published with her first Novel... "The Skull and the Typewriter".

Sunday, July 29, 2012

777 Writer's Challenge! Pass it on!

The 777 Writer's Challenge is when authors showcase seven sentences from either page 7 or 77 of their current 'work in progress'.   I am currently working on 'Willow Crossing 2-Quest for the Glow' which is the sequel to Willow Crossing and it is nearing the final editing stages.  With some coverwork and a few illustrations, I should be ready to publish soon.  I was nominated for the 777 challenge by S.L. Wallace, the talented author of the Reliance on Citizens triology.  Information about her triology can be found on her website at:

Here are the seven sentences I have chosen from page seventy seven of 'Willow Crossing 2-Quest for the Glow':

Chief, still holding the rock in his hand, touched it first to his own heart and then to Ben’s heart.  Then he pursed his pouty monkey lips and planted a kiss on the rock before he handed it to Ben.  Ben mimicked Chief’s actions, touching the rock first to his own heart and then to Chief's.  Lastly, he kissed the rock.  Instantly a light flashed and before their eyes, Max and Garrett watched as the two vanished. 
“Wow,” said Garrett.
“Yeah, wow,” said Max.  “Looks like Ben got his wish after all.”

That was fun!  And now I am passing the challenge to the following authors:

H.H. Laura
Ashley Cabala
Paul R. Hewlett
C. J. Cutayne
Bon Rose

Author interview with Rhodora M. Fitzgerald, by Inspiration Forum. I hope you enjoy it!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Willow Crossing (ebook)

Willow Crossing is book one of a three part series.  It's a very imaginative read for upper elementary to middle grade students.  Four children embark on an adventure that takes them far away from their ordinary lives and the problems they deal with on a daily basis.  I set out to purposely write Willow Crossing without any obvious villians, because I believe our own inward challenges are sometimes the biggest obstacles we are forced to face.