New Book – Self Publishing For Canadians

I know, I said publishing four books this year practically killed me, but here I am with a fifth. Self Publishing for Canadians grew out of a huge blog post here. There was so much information to share on self publishing, especially in regards to Canadian-specific information.

The ebook is available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and all major online outlets. The great news? It’s only 99 cents!

If you’re a Canadian that’s always wanted to self publish, this book is a great guide to get you started.

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Bayou Bound is out now!

Bayou Bound, the third book in the Sin City saga, is now out everywhere in digital and print.

Jake Wheeler is back in town and he needs Tim Kelly’s help. Against his better judgement, Tim ends up on a cross-country road trip with his least favourite person. When they get pinched by a crooked sheriff in a crooked Louisiana parish, it’s five years hard labor in a prison camp. No one knows where they are, and no one’s going to come looking.

Escape is the only thing on their minds.

Buy it now in digital or print format.

Bayou Bound Cover and Blurb Reveal

Bayou Bound (Sin City, #3) will be released on October 1st, 2018, and here’s your first look at the cover and blurb:

We’re not in the desert anymore …

Jake Wheeler wants out from under his Outfit debt and to reunite with Darla Redmond in Hollywood. The only way he can do it is with the help of Tim Kelly.

Tim isn’t thrilled to see Jake back in Las Vegas, and he doesn’t trust a word coming out of his mouth. But Jake’s offer of a big score that would legitimize his business dealings is too good to pass up.

They head to Alabama for the loot, and on their way back, they end up in the Louisiana bayou. Neither of them bargained for the small-town sheriff and the crooked prison warden. They’ve been sentenced to five years hard labor on a chain gang. No one knows where they are, and no one’s going to come looking.

Escape is the only thing on their minds.

 

The Long Way Home now available

My latest book, the sequel to the YA coming of age Anywhere But Here is called The Long Way Home, and it’s now available everywhere!

The book continues the story of Joy, Libby and Angel as teenagers navigating the often abusive foster care system. This two-book series is now complete and is the precursor to the Brookline University series.

Interested in print versions? You can find those at Amazon and Lulu.

Digital versions are available at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google Play, Smashwords and more. Click below to purchase.

 

 

Anywhere But Here Soundtrack

I create soundtracks for most of my novels. It’s music I imagine playing in certain scenes, and most of the songs are ones I listen to while writing.

This is the soundtrack listing for Anywhere But Here, filled with lots of 1980s music goodness.  You can listen on YouTube and Spotify. There are tiny spoilers about what scenes they match to, so skip the post if you like to remain unspoiled.

Anywhere But Here (1984 – 1987)

  1. Runaway (Bon Jovi)
    Ch 4 – Joy sleeps outside.
  2. Round and Round (Ratt)
    Ch 4 – Cal saves her from shoplifting.
  3. Rock U Like A Hurricane (Scorpions)
    Ch 5 – Joy meets the Leylands.
  4. Drive (The Cars)
    Ch 9 – Cal gets Joy out of the hospital.
  5. What About Love (Heart)
    Ch 12 – Making out in the car with Cal.
  6. I’m On Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
    Ch 14 – Joy sleeps with Cal.
  7. Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room (Motley Crue)
    Ch 18 – Halloween at the Leylands.
  8. She Sells Sanctuary (The Cult)
    Ch 20 – Cal at Christmas.
  9. Why Can’t This Be Love (Van Halen)
    Ch 21 – Fight with Cal.
  10. What You Need (INXS)
    Ch 22 – Joy hangs with Johnny.
  11. Your Wildest Dreams (Moody Blues)
    Ch 26 – Johnny and Libby get together.
  12. Holding Back The Years (Simply Red)
    Ch 27 – Angel is hurt/recovering at Leylands.
  13. Livin’ On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
    Ch 30 – Cal and Joy steal cars.
  14. Nobody’s Fool (Cinderella)
    Ch 33 – Joy and Cal caught.
  15. The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby and the Range)
    Ch 35 – Joy, Libby and Angel leave Judkins House.

Anywhere But Here On Sale Now!

Anywhere But Here is now available for purchase in print and digital format at Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Barnes and Noble and more!

Meet Joy, Libby and Angel before they got to college at Brookline University, and follow them through their years in foster care.

You can also pre-order the sequel, The Long Way Home. This picks up right where Anywhere But Here leaves off, and covers the last two years of the characters’ lives before college. Find out how they got there when their lives were more about foster care and running away than school.

Anywhere But Here – Cover and Blurb Reveal

The prequel series to Brookline University will be coming out soon (details to come!) and it’s high time for the reveal of the cover and blurb.

This gorgeous cover was designed by James at GoOnWrite.com.

And now, the blurb …

Anywhere But Here

When thirteen-year-old twins Joy and Libby Morrison are reunited after months in different foster homes, their relief is short-lived. Their new group home is known for its abuse, but putting up with it is the only way they can stay together.

The only thing keeping Joy going is her relationship with streetwise hood Cal Gordon and his friends. Older and wise to the ways of foster care, Cal is bent on teaching Joy how to survive. But it isn’t enough.

When the abuse becomes more than the girls and their new roommate, Angel, can bear, Joy is desperate to finance their escape from the system. Cal can get her into a car theft ring, but if it backfires she faces permanent separation from her sister and friends.

A coming-of-age story in the vein of The Outsiders, Anywhere But Here highlights the strong relationships that form under the most difficult of circumstances.

Stay tuned for information on when it will be available, along with its sequel, The Long Way Home.

Tilt playlist

Tilt’s playlist was curated by M.B. Miller. I’m hoping to add the scenes they match with soon, although astute readers may pick up on where certain scenes take place thanks to mentions in the book.

You can hear the playlist on YouTube and Spotify.

01        I Fought The Law (The Bobby Fuller Four)

02        You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)

03        Cherry, Cherry (Neil Diamond)

04        Baby I’m Yours (Barbara Lewis)

05        Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me (Mel Carter)

06        Come A Little Bit Closer (Jay & The Americans)

07        Don’t Mess With Bill (The Marvelettes)

08        We’ve Got To Get Out of This Place (The Animals)

09        Sunshine Superman (Donovan)

10        Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)

11        We Can Work It Out (The Beatles)

12        You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Diana Ross & The Supremes)

13        What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (Jimmy Ruffin)

14        She’s Not There (The Zombies)

15        Nowhere Man (The Beatles)