Monthly Archives: June 2012

New Release Today and the Cover Art of Barrymore Tebbs

Today is release day for the fourth serial in my Delia Daugherty series, “The Haunted Dunes.” I’ve so enjoyed writing these fun little stories!

About the story:

The woman’s crying haunts her nights…Delia Daugherty’s work on the library at Gulf Goddess, a lovely Destin mansion, has taken an ominous turn. Can she trust her employer, handsome Beau Benton, who is rumored to have been in love with a young girl who disappeared?
During a late night walk on the beach, Delia will learn the answer to who is crying in the night–ghost or human. But someone doesn’t want her to find out. Can Delia trust Beau, Belle, or Breeze Benton and put the ghostly woman who walks the dunes to rest?

**This is a 5600 word gothic romance serial. You can jump in reading the set anywhere. The others in the collection are
#1 Menace at Mistwood
#2 Lady of the Lighthouse
#3 Whispers beneath the Waves

And coming in August of 2012–Ghosts of the Past.


Buy Link for “The Haunted Dunes” (Delia #4):

Buy Link to FREE copy of Menace at Mistwood, Serial #1 in the set. Today is the last day it’s free:

Here’s the fabulous cover art by Barrymore Tebbs. He’s an author of psychological gothic fiction, and he really knows how to capture the mood I’m going for with the font he uses and other touches:

The other serials in the series also have covers by Barrymore:

Delia #1

Delia #2

Delia #3

Lisa Orchard: Writing by the Seat of Your Pants

Hello Everyone! I’m Lisa Orchard, author of the Young Adult Novel “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”. I’m guest blogging today for Lisa Greer. I want take a moment and thank her for allowing me to visit you today. Thanks Lisa! (Love your first name by the way! J)

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I wanted to talk about being a “Seat of my Pants” writer. That’s right. I’m a died in the wool “Pantser”. I’ve tried being a plotter, but it didn’t work for me. I got bogged down in the process. “Pantser” is the only way for this author.

There are some pros to being a “Pantser”. For example, by pounding away at the keyboard and plowing my way through my story, I get done quickly. That being said, this can also be a drawback, because I have to go back and do A LOT of editing. I don’t mind that though, I would rather edit than outline. J

 That sounds strange doesn’t it? I’d rather edit than outline? I thought so myself, so I put some thought into why and here’s the answer.

 When I write an outline, it’s like those are the rules and I have to follow them. I feel constricted, like I can’t deviate from the OUTLINE. J

 I love the freedom of being a “Pantser”. I know the beginning of the story and the end. I let my imagination run wild in the middle. I love putting my characters in situations and seeing how they get out of them. That’s the “funnest” part of writing for me!

 So take a look at my story “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer.” The blurb is below. See what kind of situations my characters, Sarah, Lacey, and Jackie get into and how they escape!

 Just an FYI: the second book in the series is coming this summer! These stories are full of suspense! It’s a great way to get your teen away from the TV!

Blurb:

This book opens in a small town in Michigan where fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman. One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death. Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own fact-finding mission. The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the inquest. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. To make matters worse, the police don’t even believe them. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer, or die trying…

 Buy links:

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Spies-Lady-Killer-ebook/dp/B007JZH61K

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-super-spies-and-the-cat-lady-killer-lisa-orchard/1109518725?ean=2940014338202

 You can find me here:

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-Orchard/328536613877060

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/lisaorchard1

**Lisa has graciously offered to give away one copy of “The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer.” Just leave a blog comment for her, and I’ll draw a winner by the 6th of June. Thanks!Image