Some of you are aware that one of my novels, Unspoken, was contracted to a tiny, up and coming publishing house. After some time of not hearing from them, I pushed and was finally told that they were dissolving. During this time I wrote three more novels, one of which was the sequel to Unspoken. But that didn’t help the sense of loss.


Realizing that everything happens for a reason (my motto), I took a second and third look at my query and sent it off to a few agents and publishing houses. I happened upon Parliament House and sent my query and first three chapters and much to my surprise, they asked for the full manuscript! Now, I hadn’t opened up the document in two years mind you so who knows what had been overlooked.  Nails bitten and house neglected, I swept through it one last time and sent it away.

I waited a few weeks. I wasn’t genuinely hopeful because of my failures in the past, but I tried to keep positive. Lots of writers go through dozens and even hundreds of rejections before they find the right home for their work. I know what I love, and that is writing. So I couldn’t be sad. I couldn’t be down on myself and stop writing. I could not give up.


And then my Gmail app chimed, and there was an email from Parliament House, and THEY WANTED MY NOVEL!


There is going e a ton of work and lots of waiting for this wolfy story to get out to the masses, but God am I excited. I will update as soon as things get moving along. For the time being, here is the placeholder and the link to add it to your WANT TO READ. Please add it. It helps authors a lot!

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Link to the announcement of the acquisition!



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When the Sky Fell on Splendor: Review

GAH. This is going to be one of those harsh reviews that I really hate writing. But because I’ve loved the author’s other works, the disappointment of this one hit hard.

So, here we have a group of kids. Franny (the POV we read from, her brother Arthur, Levi, Remy, Nick, and Sofia. They are creatures of loss, one way or another, and find companionship in it all while being part of a small Youtube channel while they visit haunted places and recall ghost stories. During one such nightly excursion, they encounter something otherworldly.

This book started solid, with hints of movies like Super 8 and maybe even Signs and a little bit of Goonies and E.T. But unfortunately, it didn’t take off in the same caliber. I prepped myself for the big reveal to what happened with Franny’s brother, only to never truly get it. I wanted a real Signs moment, where Mel Gibson finally comes to terms with his wife’s death type thing. Don’t get me wrong; the book had fantastic characters in that I could tell them each apart which is hard to do when you’re writing a book with six close friends vying for the reader’s attention.

Basically, the story dipped and stayed underwater for quite some time. I found myself skimming, (which is the first sign of boredom). There was quite a bit of flashback, which I ordinarily don’t mind, but there were so many which should have built up to something and never did. Not to mention, I felt incredibly DUPED by the cover and the synopsis. I thought I was finally getting a fresh alien novel. ARGH.

This book was compared to The Serpent King, which is a total bull crap lie. That book had heart and what ultimately led me into reading it as buying it as quickly as I did. Henry’s first two books were shiny gifts to the world, but this one was one of those shoebox presents wrapped in newspaper.

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