Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Amazon Poll: Winning story

I created a poll several weeks ago to determine the story that I will enter into the 2013 (previously called it 2012) Amazon breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

The results weren't even close; BEAST is the winner. Unfortunately I can only enter one story or I'd consider entering them both. But it appears that I will be entering BEAST. I'm not going to make any edits (I've already addressed some editing errors) and the only thing I may do is to clarify that Beast is a MODERN day fairytale.

I've gotten several reviews that state the story reads like a fairytale...Perhaps I should rename it BEAST: A modern day Fairytale. Some don't like that Christopher transforms into a handsome man, some don't like Ashleigh, some want more description of Ashleigh's family while others want more detail about Lance's closeted relationship.

I suppose that if anything gets edited it would be the description of the story so that people are more aware that we are dealing with a new rendition of an old fairytale. 

But I'll deal with that later. Thanks for your input and for voting. I appreciate you guys!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Adaptation Chapter 31

Hey everyone, thank you for reading Adaptation and for your kind words. I know it is a departure form the normal Pepper Pace story. But it is a labor of love for me. As I previously explained, this story is a bit of fan fiction as tribute to one of my favorite authors; Octavia Butler.

I don't always know exactly where the story will end up--but I do know where it is going. Here is the long awaited Chapter 31. Enjoy!

Chapter 31 ~Their First Time~

This will be the last installment of this story for 2 or 3 weeks while I try to 'find' some me time.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pepepr Pace novels into Audio books?

Would anyone be interested in my novels being turned into audiobooks? If so which ones? I confess to not being very knowledgeable on audio books though I have listened to some in the past. I don't know...the idea of someone 'acting' the story out seems corny. And someone narrating my stories might transform it. There are some stories that are lyrical, poetice; Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings as an example. I bet that story being read to you would just leave you warm and fuzzy. But a publisher asked me if I wanted to turn Juicy into an audio book and I was like....whoa? Really? Juicy? Maybe Beast...but not Juicy. But then again, I don't know. What do you guys think?

Check out the demos at Cherry Hill Publishing for an idea of this publishers style.



Monday, December 17, 2012

Adaptation chapter 30

 The last chapter of 'The Trip'. Includes a bonus drawing from yours truly! I bought a new drawing tablet over the weekend. I'm still trying to get used to it (especially coloring). Enjoy!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Adaptation Chapter 29

Chapter 29 of Adaptation is a day early only because The Walking Dead is in a mid-season hiatus so I didn't have to nap or rush to finish chores so that I could watch it. Enjoy!

Chapter 29 ~The Trip V~

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Poll; please vote!

It's time form me to consider what entry I will make in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Each year Amazon hosts a contest in which the winner gets a cash prize and a writing contract with a prestigious publishing company.

This year the grand prize is $50K and a writing contract through Amazon. Last year I entered A Seal Upon Your Heart and it made it through to the second round. Since I had neglected to complete the story I could have never won :( but this year I'm entering a completed story. 

So I'd like to ask for your assistance. The choices are; Beast or Wheels of Steel. There is a poll set up on the right side of this blog and I will consider (I make no promises) entering the winner into the contest. I'll only count the votes made directly in the poll, but if you would like to provide some feedback on why you think one story should be entered over another then you can place your feedback here. 

As always, I appreciate your thoughts, feedback and consideration!


The Poll ends December 24th at 5:30 pm eastern time.

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