I'm crazily excited to say that I've signed with Solstice Publishing http://www.solsticepublishing.com/ for my paranormal/suspense novel entitle ALEX. Details to follow!
If dreams become reality, what of nightmares?
For something a little spicy...
WooHoo! I’ve signed a contract with Breathless Press, http://www.breathlesspress.com/ , for my short story ‘Shelton in Love’. Yea! The release date has been moved up to: May 13, 2011!Buy now at Shelton’s falling quickly for his sexy roommate, but can he forget the pain of past rejections and give Nevil what they’re both aching for?..
And for something a little scary...
I'm very excited to say I've just signed with MuseItUp Publishing, http://museituppublishing.com/ , for my ghost story 'The Trials of a Lonely Specter'. Release date: October 2011
Read an excerpt here: http://bit.ly/g2hc6w
How does one tell a ghost he’s not really dead?
My name’s Dianne Hartsock. Let me tell you a little about myself. I’m married. Have two children who are growing into intelligent, fun people. I live in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon, where I work as a florist in a locally-owned gift shop.
The first story I wrote was in the first grade, entitled ‘The Giraffe’. I enjoyed writing it, and also hearing the praise from my teacher and friends. I’ve been writing ever since; mostly short stories, ghost or sci-fi. Two years ago I thought I’d try my hand at a novel. My first attempt was a fantasy/adventure. I have the second book in the series written now, and am working on the third.
I’ve just finished ‘Alex’, my paranormal story, at the ‘Workshop Workbook’ given by Wolf-Pirate Publishing, Inc.
When dreams become reality, what of the nightmares?
Alex hovers on the edge of the bridge as images of torture and death crash into his mind. He walks a tightrope, never sure on which side of sanity he’ll fall. He doesn’t know why the murder victims are revealed to him, though he guesses it’s because he’s escaped the killer once himself. He hears their cries for help, but even with the aide of Oakton’s police chief, he’s always one step behind the killer. He grows desperate as the lives of those closest to him are threatened. When his visions lead him to separate crime scenes, Alex becomes the prime suspect in the gruesome murders. To clear himself, he must find the killer. He has to stop him before he can strike again, perhaps in Alex’s own home. At the risk of losing everything, he must take the final, terrifying step into the killer’s mind.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
by Marianne Williamson
from A Return To Love
Who I'd like to meet:
To read the first chapter, please visit WPP. Click "Writer's Workshop", then "Completed Works", then the link to Alex, by Dianne Hartsock. Enjoy!
Follow my LiveJournal for a private interview between Alex and Officer Mandel. Remember to start with part 1.
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