Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Welcome to the 5th Annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Hey there! Once again I'm part of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
And what am I giving away? 
Hmmm... Maybe I'll give away free witch visits to your house?

Nawww. That's pretty raciest or something.
How about a pet werewolf?

Nope. They shed.

I know! An autograph photo from Dracula!

No. He's got better things to do.

I KNOW! Why don't I throw all those things in to one FREE gift? A book!

One lucky person who posts in the comments will get NIGHT CHILDREN: DARK BIRTH for free. 

Here's what it's about...

Annabelle and Roland’s lives changed forever after they died. Annabelle is terrified of facing Dominic, the master vampire who killed their parents. She’d rather get a stake to the heart than fight him but a confrontation is inevitable. Roland is thirsty for the battle, longing for revenge. They train to survive Dominic and waves of his loyal werewolves, vampires, sasquatches and dark witches.

As if their new undead lives weren't complicated enough, they must rescue a real witch from the Salem Witch Trials and dodge lethal attacks from a cruel monster hunter.

They have a short season to master their new abilities, including transforming into bats and mesmerizing others, before Dominic and his dark warriors launch their final, devastating attack. 

Sounds great? Well then comment below!

And don't forget to check out these many mighty hoppers too!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I'm now on Wattpad

Wattpad is a place where you can sample chapters of books for free!
Come check out Dark Birth Chapter 1 out this week and I'll be posting each chapter each week!

5th Annual Children’s Book Festival with me!

Don't forget! I'll be at the 5th Annual Children’s Book Festival Program this Saturday the 27th from 10:am to 2:pm. It will be at the Community Learning Center in Tooele.

Come join the fun!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Two Has a cover!

Feast your eyes on the cover of NIGHT CHILDREN: DARK CHANGES! I bought the flag image from Shutterstock.com. The artist is known by the handle BeRad. I needed help formatting it and Shanda Maple, a fellow employee at my day job, helped me out.

Dark Changes has been uploaded to Createspace and a proof of the paperback version has been ordered so I can show it at the Children's Book Fair. 

My critique group is going over it for a last look, and I'm not quite happy with the back cover blurb, so there will be some tweaking before I officially release it next month.

Watch this space for more information!

Thursday, September 04, 2014


A BIG thank you to my daughter Sara for an amazing idea! I now know what happened with my cast of undead heroes during the moon landing in 1969! 
It will become book 12, DARK ECLIPSE! That combined with my 1950's style DARK INVASION means a total of THIRTEEN Annabelle books! Perfect spooky number!

Book One: Dark Birth
Book Two: Dark Changes
Book Three: Dark Quest
Book Four: Dark Revolution
Book Five: Dark Wilderness
Book Six: Dark Exodus
Book Seven: Dark Betrayal
Book Eight: Dark Frontier
Book Nine: Dark Experiment
Book Ten: Dark War
Book Eleven: Dark Invasion
Book Twelve: Dark Eclipse
Book Thirteen: Dark Cataclysm

Can't wait to write it all! Dark Changes is coming very soon. Working on Dark Quest now.
So excited!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The Watchers Book 1 Knight of Light Book Trailer

Check out Deirdra Eden's The Watchers: Knight of Light.

Here is a little discription:

In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her dangerous powers.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Marketing in Your Pajamas by by Rachelle Christensen & Sabine Berlin

Thought I'd drop a link to this piece of wonderful advice from Rachelle Christensen and Sabine Berlin here. That way I can come back and use it.

Marketing in your pajamas

Now I just need to use it!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Robin Williams Tribute

Sharing one more thing about Robin

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Silence about my books?

So why have I posting nothing about my writing efforts lately? Simple. I've been busy writing! I've reformatted Myths and Multi-Mart to a paperback publishing format with active table of contents. I wrote more on Myths, then wrote more on Multi-Mart. I keep getting inspired for one while I'm working on the other. GAHH!

Also, I have received mark ups on the Prologue for Book Two (Dark Changes) and received mark ups for several chapters from the same book from my daughter. I've made the necessary edits and cut more fat from the book.  

I've also reviewed others' work for the crit group.

So overall I've been pretty successful with my time. More info to come!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Best Robin Williams Moments


My favorite actor. You will be missed.

Thank you for all you have given us.

You have been and always will be an inspiration to me. Your levity in times of crisis, the way you look at the silly side of life.

This one was very hard for me to take.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I'll be at the Children's Book Festival in Tooele!

I've been invited to attend the Children's Book Festival in Tooele!

Here is their website:

Tooele Children's Book Festival

It will be held at the Community Learning Center on the 27th of September, 2014.

If you're local and can make it, please do! I'll have copies of DARK THREATS and DARK BIRTH and if I'm able, maybe DARK CHANGES as well.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tooele Writers Meet and Greet

We had a great Meet and Greet yesterday!
Tooele Writers Meet and Greet

I chatted with several fellow authors like Emma Penrod, Celeste Hansen, Karen Hoover, Roseanne Wilkins and Lucien Maier. I met with a few people who want to join our group and some who were looking for something to read.

I also joined a critique group!

It's great being back in the thick of things!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shout Out to my fellow Tooele Writers!

Meet Authors of Tooele County

Yup, that's right. If you live locally or just want to come all the way to my home town, we're hosting a Meet and Greet night this Friday!

Come say "Hi"!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Daddy/Davie Day @ Lagoon!

Went to Lagoon Amusement Park with my son, David Bryan, as a Daddy/Davie Day. Had a great time! Rode lots of rides and spent a lot of time at Lagoona Beach.

Unfortunately we had a lot of sun and I didn't use the lotion as well as I could so we have Lobster-Dave! Ah well. Tomorrow we rest.

Where are the rest of the family? My sweetheart Janeen Bryan took Laura Bryan to visit Snow College and Katelyn Bryan to visit Southern Utah University. Sara Bryan went along too for a girl's road trip! We miss them!

Anyway, that's what's going on right now!

My son, David

And the beat keeps going...

Thought I'd drop a few words to update you on how things are going with my writing.

Right now NIGHT CHILDREN: DARK CHANGES (Book 2 of my Annabelle series) is with various beta readers. I hope to get it back before the new School year starts and I hope the changes are too extensive. I don't think they will be, but I'm too close to the project and I've been wrong many times before.

Still, if the changes are not too bad, I can complete them on time for my goal; to publish it on Amazon in September in time for Annabelle's 10th anniversary!

Meanwhile, I've been plugging away at MYTHS: THE FARNALLA TOME. I ran into some troubles but I think I have a handle on it.

Anyway, that's where things are at.

More info later.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tooele Writers Meet the Community

I'm going to the Tooele Writers Meet the Community! It will be at the local Swimming Pool Park, the Pratt Aquatic Center, covered pavilion in the park on Vine Street in my home town of Tooele Utah.

Now I realize most viewers of this block live no where near me, but I'm excited about it and thought I'd share.

We'll get to meet the people and share our excitement about writing!

Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Trip to Bridalveil Falls

What we did Saturday the 28th of June, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The truth about Stonehenge!

What is the truth about Stonehenge? Is it an ancient burial location? A strange cosmic clock? Or maybe it’s an inter-dimensional device left here by multiversal stockbots for the purpose of bringing in potential customers? Maybe there is a Stonehenge in most habitable alternate Earths? Eli the elf and his friends find out first hand in Myths! Must keep writing…

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Climbing up hill

I feel like I'm trudging up a steep hill. I spend each morning going through job leads. After I send out my resumes I then do a "no-no". I browse Facebook and YouTube.

I should be writing. Instead I put it off and never get back to it. I've drifted away from the usual blogs, writing friends and so on. I want to write but I just feel like I'm lost in a cloud somewhere. When I do open my manuscript I peck at it, a paragraph at a time. Distractions pull me away and it's so hard to start back at it.

Last night I googled "Vampire Children" and came across one of my plugs for the book I put on a random web page about vampire children. I posted it in 2011. Almost four years ago! I've had my books online for four years and STILL I haven't gotten anything else put up online. Book 2 needed changes and I'm still doing it. Myths and Multi Mart are half finished.

I need to get my but in gear!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A tribute to my dear friend: Kirby

My friend,

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry. I don't know exactly how old you were. I know you were old, and tired, and blind. You might have been in a great deal of pain, but if you were, you never said anything. It was never your way.

No. Your way was obedience,acceptance, loyalty and love.

You turned blind. You were tired and I don't know how much farther you could handle life. "Life". It wasn't as good as it could have been for you in these last months. I know it was getting harder. And it would've gotten worse.

That's why we let you go today. That's why you left us to go to a world of peace and joy. A world of sight and love. But we can't follow you there. And we miss you. I miss you.

After Sophie was killed we searched for someone to love. We found you and you gave us more love than we imagined we could ever have. When we brought in Coco you jumped right in and trained her. Now she is the best alpha and so very loyal. A trait she learned from you, my friend.

You have been at our side and we will never, ever forget you.

Good bye my friend.

Monday, February 03, 2014


Sorry for the flare. This video could use a lot of improvement. Also, I should have credited Danny Elfman and his Edward Scissorhands score.

But this is my second try at introducing my channel. I'll keep at it.

I have a YouTube channel!

I have a YouTube channel! Two of my children cheated their own channel. They call it the ButterboyDiamondgirl channel. Inspired by them, I tweaked mine. I'm still improving it but here is the link...


I call myself "Museslave" because I'm a slave to my muse. I'll be posting random vlogs of my day-to-day life, action figure reviews, and (most important) info on my writing. I'll even read from my book as well.

So watch this space for more videos.

Also, I'll still put up blog entrees when I can.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Quick Update!

Things are continuing on in my world. I was laid off last October and I've been job hunting ever since. Also I created a YouTube channel. More on that in another blog entry.

I've been writing but not as much as I should. This is something I'm taking steps to fix.

More to come!