Saturday, August 11, 2012

Starry Night Books!

I just began a working relationship with Starry Night Books in Tooele. The owner, Brandon, is reviewing Night Children: Dark Threats. It's a strong possibility that Dark Threats will be sold at their store! We set up a future book signing for September 28th!

More info to follow. Watch this space!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Bite of Story Thursday

Night Children: Dark Birth

Chapter One; Arrival

Annabelle watched Mother give Father a quick hug.  Her parents were nearly as excited as they were, she realized.

She felt a surge of joy. Despite their crammed, stuffy spot below deck, her mother always seemed to make their long trip at sea seem almost like home.  Happiness shone through her long, gentle face like the warm sun.  Her beautiful red hair rested on her slender shoulders.  Some might’ve seen it as unkempt due to the rigors of traveling at sea, but Annabelle thought its beauty still glowed.

“They’re excited again, I see.” 

“Yes,” he chuckled.  “Can you blame them?” 

“No.  I believe there’s excitement enough for everyone.”  She kissed him.  “In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you this happy.” 

“I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy.  Back in London, our lives were so constrained.  Out here in the New World, there are so many possibilities.” 

Roland shouted, “Father, Mother, we’ve stopped.  We’re docking.  Let’s go!  Let’s go!  Let’s go!” 

The excited boy led his family up on deck where they watched the sailors toss heavy ropes over to the wooden jetty.  The boatswain shouted for the crew to furl the sails.  Annabelle jumped as the heavy anchor chain splashed into the water.  She couldn’t believe it.  They were finally here. 


For more check out Dark Birth at your local online store. Links to Dark Birth on the web can be found on the Store Page on this blog or you could just go here, Dark Birth on Amazon.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Who's Who in the Annabelle Universe? Anthony Foresight


No picture at this time. Hopefully that will change someday.

Physical characteristics:
Anthony was a man of medium height, dark brown hair and was in excellent shape.

Friendly, kind and determined to help others if needed. He always encouraged his children in any endeavor and was willing to take any challenge on.

Anthony had the normal abilities of a full grown man.

Known History:
Anthony grew up in London, England. He was apprenticed as a bookbinder at age fourteen, became a journeyman at age nineteen, and a master at twenty-two. He met his wife Glorianna during the great London Fire of 1666. They struggled together to rebuild their lives. He built up a successful bookbinding business on Threadneedle Street. They had two children, Roland and Annabelle.

Anthony and Glorianna did something unheard of, they taught their children to read. It was his hope that Roland would one day take over the business but Roland never could get interested in books or staying still inside. Annabelle, however, loved the business and learned a great deal, even reading all the books that came through her father's shop.

Everything changed when a strange woman dressed in black visited the Foresights, and convinced Anthony to sell his business, buy property in the American colonies and move his family to Jorgantown, Massachusetts.

Shortly after their arrival the Foresights met Eliza Pratchet. Anthony stood up for her against some rough men. For some unknown reason, Eliza fled into the woods and when Roland followed, Anthony gave chase. Soon the entire family were trapped in the dark wood, surrounded by wolves. They met Dominic Pratchet, the rightful owner of the land Anthony was sold. Dominic killed Anthony and his wife Glorianna. 

Annabelle and Roland would forever remember their parents love and devotion. They strive every night to live their undead lives in honor of their parents.