Saturday, January 26, 2008

CONTEST for free book

CONTEST for FREE Download

I am offering contest to win a free PDF download of my newly released horror novel, “Beckoned”. It is open to everyone. To win, you need only send to me on one of the following sites the answer to this question.

Where did I get the symbol that appears on the cover of “Beckoned”? I’ll even give you two hints

(1) an unaltered image of the original symbol can be seen on,

(2) Released September 1970

If you think you have the answer, send it to me at the Blog or to my email address

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Full Moon at Midnight

Amazing night. I went outside around midnight. Waxing toward Full Wolf, the moon illuminated the backyard, the trails and the woods and cast deep shaddows. Already below 10 degrees, I wanted to check on my dogs, Yukon, who is half wolf, and Kato, my Husky. Though the near-full moon was bright, I could see brilliant stars, even next to it. The air was crisp and fiercely cold and the ground rock solid. The crust of snow crunched beneath my boots and I imagined this might be what it would be like on one of the moons of Jupiter; cold, sterile, brutally beautiful. Everything was so still, like the cold had frozen even time. Amazing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The cryptic symbol on the cover of "Beckoned"

Hi, just wanted to put up the original symbol that the cover used. Check back for the significance of this later.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Beckoned cover art

I wanted everyone to see the cover art for Beckoned. It was graciously adapted (from a photo my daughter took at Full Wolf Moon last year) by M. E. Ellis and hubby. The resultant image is another story but that's for a later date.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Update and Thoughts from Home

The weather has done a 180. Partly sunny and in the 50s. Wow! Rode my bike yesterday and today and its the first week in January! Saturday I was on cross country skis with Sky, Sunday riding the Trek up the road.

Getting positive feedback about "Beckoned". At least several buyers have commented that it "looks interesting". Trying to get another professional Review too.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

A New Year reflection

Shoveling out of 14 inches of Northeast Ohio lake-effect snow, it didn't dawn on me right away how fortunate I really am at the dawn of this new year. To begin with, and most importantly, my family and I are healthy. My daughter Taryn has recently gotten engaged and she and her fiance visited for the Holidays from Florida (they hoped to see snow but missed it by a week). And today my new book "Beckoned" was released.

All in all a fabulous start to 2008!