Wednesday, January 27, 2016

.99 Kindle Countdown Deal!

The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines

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(and as always, free with Kindle Unlimited!)

What could be better than hiking, swimming, and horseback riding? Having a mystery to solve, of course!

When Sam and Ally embark on their next quest together, they have no idea what secrets hide in the shadows at Camp Whispering Pines. Set in the beautiful, rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the clues are slowly revealed, and it's up to the two girls to figure it out.

New friendships are formed, while at the same time enemies lurk nearby. The closer they get to uncovering the truth behind the camp, the further they are pushed into danger and deceit. Can Sam and Alley put all of the pieces together before it's too late? Follow them on another thrilling tale filled with excitement and adventure, along misty, high mountain trails and deep ravines, where the answers wait to be found!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My Interview With Seattle King5 News and Plane Crash Survivor, Autumn Veatch

BIG news!

Literally...I was in the news.

Last night a segment was aired on the Seattle news station, King5, featuring Autumn Veatch and ME! It is still a bit surreal, and I have only watched it about ten times (so far), but I'm pretty sure it really happened and that it wasn't a dream. ;)

Here, see for yourself!  Link to video click and article on King5 News

In it, we talk about what life has been like for Autumn, since the crash on July 11, 2015, and about the book (short story) I just released, Getting Out Alive, The Autumn Veatch Story. I wrote this based on a very long, personal interview I had with Autumn in late August. I originally released it here on my blog, but after getting several requests for a 'hard' copy, I spoke with Autumn's father, David Veatch. He and Autumn were all for the idea of publishing the short story in both ebook and paperback format on Amazon. The ebook is only .99 and the paperback is 6.95. I would have liked to have priced the paperback for less, but because of production costs, there is understandably a minimum price point on Amazon. However, since 80% of all proceeds are going to Autumn, I feel that most people won't mind. Just remember, if you purchase it, that it's small! At 40 pages, it is around a one-hour read, but it does have a professional cover design and formatting. It also includes some pictures of Autumn with friends and family, as well as the terrain she was in during the ordeal.

The response to this news story has been....well, pretty dang amazing. Funny, how the first thing that stood out to me while watching the video, was when the reporter called me an author. I think back to when I was a young girl, around eight, and I decided that one day I wanted to BE an author. To hear the title attached to my name on national television was a bit of an epiphany.

I hope that sales do well for Autumn's sake, and that the general consensus on my writing style is good. :)

If you would like to pick up your own copy, here is the link! And thank you for your support. Be sure to leave a comment, because I love to interact with readers!!!

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Some pictures documenting the Experience!

The 'set-up'

Autumn and I with King5 reporter, Heather Graf

Had to get a selfie with Autumn!! :)

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Short Story Release! Getting Out Alive

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to interview an incredible young lady. You may have read about Autumn Veatch in the news, especially if you are from the Pacific Northwest. In July, she was the sole survivor of a plane crash, when it went down in the Northern Cascade Mountains, near Hwy 20 and the Easy Pass area.

Both of her grandparents were killed, but Autumn walked away...and spent nearly three days alone in the mountains, trying to survive.

THIS is her story...

(This short story was previously published with a different cover on Smashwords for free. It has since been edited and updated with a professional cover. 80% of all proceeds go directly to Autumn Veatch)



A true story… 

A harrowing plane crash took the lives of two people and plunged sixteen-year-old Autumn Veatch into the middle of the rugged Cascade Mountains. Injured, alone, and lost, she defies all odds to make it out alive. 

This short story is a true account of a brave young woman's survival. Not only was Autumn the sole survivor of the crash, but she then hiked for nearly three days through some of the most unforgiving terrain in the country. 

Find out what it takes to be a survivor.