It’s been awhile

I apologize for not posting anything for the past few months. Part of that was due to trying to get my children prepared for this school year, part was due to trying my best to maintain sanity during the election, part was due to training to run my second marathon, part due to compiling a new book, and part due to the panic and anxiety I’ve been feeling as a result of the election.

Whew!

I did complete my second marathon, but not as I’d hoped. There were changes in the race that were unexpected, including it being much warmer than it usually is in mid-October in Toronto. While my finish time was much worse than my first marathon, the mileage I physically ran was actually longer than an actual marathon. This was due to changes made in when they decided to start closing the course and there being no markings for how to complete the course once it was closed. I chalk it up to being my first ultra-marathon as it was over 26.2 miles by almost 2.5 miles. So, it was my worst marathon, but my best and new personal best for an ultra-marathon.

As far as the book goes, it is a collection of short stories and poems entitled, Fourteen Poems and Five Stories. Many of the pieces in the book are rather dark, but overall, I hope those who pick up a copy will enjoy it. It’s available on Amazon as well as CreateSpace and for order through most bookstores.

Finally, the election. Still trying to wrap my head around how someone as vile as the president-elect could have even gotten the Electoral College numbers needed to become the president-elect. Yet, as I write this, I am hopeful that the recent revelations about interference from Russia and his other shady dealings will cause the Electoral College to veer off their typical rubber stamp of approval and select either Ms. Clinton or someone more unifying than the person whom I shall simply call Orange Sauron.

Last, it is a snow day here where I am. I enjoy the snow, not shoveling it, but the ambiance it gives to the earth. The quiet way it falls and coats the earth in its blanket of white. Almost gives the earth the appearance of being cleaner than it is sometimes.

I wish you peace and hope to write more much sooner rather than later.

Promo time

Sales have stagnated and I find myself having to self market once again.

I currently have three books available in both print and e-book formats. The e-book format for all is Kindle. The books are also available from Amazon.com and other Amazon outlets world wide. They can be ordered from your local bookstore as well. Two are fiction and one is non-fiction.

The non-fiction title is The High School Student’s Guide to Life After High School. It is a work based on my years of teaching experience as I helped students find their way into college or technical college. It is a short and somewhat interactive book where students are encouraged to think about life after high school and navigate their way into some type of higher education.

The next title is my first novel, The Orra. This paranormal intrigue deals with a man who is given an amulet that gives him the power to shapeshift into animals. While he attempts to learn to control the power of the amulet, he overhears a plot to assassinate the President of the United States. He takes it upon himself, with the help of a friend, to stop the assassination from occurring. All this while he attempts to master control of the amulet and reach what will also become his destiny.

The final work I currently have in print, a novella titled as The Temp, is a much darker piece of paranormal thriller. In it, a young woman is stalked by an obscene phone caller. However, this stalker is far more dangerous that she bargained for because, well, I won’t give any more of that one away except that you wouldn’t want to meet Milos in a dark alley.

There you have it. Please look these up online or at your local bookseller. Order a copy or two. Give them as gifts. Please help a new author breakout and be heard.

Ok, I’ll stop begging for now.

Peace-Salaam-Shalom