Showing posts from September, 2015

The World In-between Boxed

The first three books of the World In-between series, The World In-between , Bow of the Moon , and Secrets of the Sages have been boxed together in preparation for this year’s release of book four, Whispers . The World In-between Series follows the life of a modern man who enters a portal, discovering the realm of magic where myths, lore, and fairy tales reside. Book 1: The World In-between Berty Chase gets caught in the battle for magic, invoking ancient magic that changes his life and the lives of those around him forever. Book 2: Bow of the Moon Trying to restore order in the Empire causes Berty to join the race for the legendary Bow of the Moon and its bearer. Book 3: Secrets of the Sages Revealing ancient magical secrets begins to unravel the world as Berty knows it, possibly losing everything and everyone he loves. The World In-between Series Books 1, 2, and 3 box set is only available as an e-book at Amazon . 

Poetry Wednesday 16 Sept 2015

“Please Do Not Weep” From: Breaking The Silence by Diamante Lavendar Do not feel Like a wave that is tossed; Do not weep By yourself, so alone; For I am with you, Soon you will be Home. The things of this world Are transient and brief; I will be your comfort, Your ease and your peace; Notice the good And perceive not the bad; Observe what you’ve learned, The lessons you’ve had; For everything you’ve been through Has come at a cost; There is good in the bad, You have won and not lost. I have set you here, love, And you shall I keep; Do not lose hope, And please do not weep. Find Diamante Lavendar: Website:   Diamante Lavendar - Author and Writer Google:   Diamante Lavendar Twitter:   Diamante Lavendar (@DiamanteLavenda) | Twitter Facebook: Myspace:   Diamante Lavendar ( on Myspace

I Am a Short Story Machine

Okay, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration.  But, for me, crafting three short stories in one year, while I write a subplot heavy novel, is a triumph of pen prowess. My latest takes place in the real, modern world.  All That Lies focuses on a woman who has been tossed into the crosshairs of two competing global organizations.  When shots riddle her house and her husband, she discovers her life of lies and needs all the strength she can muster to hold on to the truth. This story is for Laurel Highlands Publishing ’s thriller anthology , Disturbance .  When thinking about what to write for the anthology, I consulted my Story Ideas Folder. That folder holds pieces of paper on which I have written general ideas, outlines, first lines, skeletal scenes, and other story related stuff (technical term).  After leafing through, I pulled a sheet from the file.  The first story I began writing didn’t want to work within a 3,000 to 5,000 word limit.  It wanted to be longer, so I p