A Reason to Celebrate!

I finished my first novel today, quite an achievement. After three long years of writing and re-writing, its done. Well almost. My manuscript is with my new editor and I’m sure I will have a few changes to make,  but I can handle that.

After re-reading my manuscript three times I am finally happy with it and that’s something to celebrate.



Preview Dead of July

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Ghost of a Chance




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My three books!

I attended a two-day Author conference this weekend. It was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! It was also very exhausting with so much information I thought my head my explode. I learned so much from brilliant people like Guy Kawasaki, Penny Sansevieri, Joan Stewart and many other seasoned writers and social media experts.

There are many things I have taken away from this experience and one of them is to write for the ‘RIGHT REASONS’.

Many writers make huge amounts of money, but there is only a ‘Ghost of a Chance’ of that happening to me. In fact I will be lucky to break even after publishing my books, but it doesn’t matter because the reason I write is to enrich people’s lives.

I am not a great philosopher, and you won’t learn anything from my books, but they may help you escape to another world for a while. They will entertain you and that in itself is an achievement.

My first novel ‘Dead of July’ will be released later this year, hopefully in September Preview Dead of July. I know you will enjoy reading it.

My first short story, ‘Guy at the Bar’ is currently in re-hab and will be re-released in November.

My second book ‘Girl on the Beach’ is still available, but not for long. As I continue along the path as a writer, I have become a perfectionist and my first two books weren’t quite perfect. When they are re-released, the will be.


My First Book Signing for Girl on the Beach


My Book


Wow, I can’t believe I have a book in print. How exciting is this?

What is even more exciting is my first book signing party tomorrow at my friend Roberta’s house.

The nice thing about this is that all the people who will be attending are friends.

My friends, some of whom I haven’t seen in a very long time, are coming along to support me in my new adventure.

Writing has always been my hobby, and now it is becoming a passion. ‘Girl on the Beach’ is my first book in print. In early May it will be followed by ‘Guy at the Bar’. These are both short stories.


Coming soon

In the September/October, I will be releasing my third book, which is turning out to be a full-blown novel. I am already on page 150 and not finished yet. I have yet to come up with a title for my novel. It is set in Germany in 1982.

Enough for now. I must prepare for the Main Event tomorrow night.

If you are not attending my book signing, but would like to buy a book, you can purchase from my website wordsfrombeyond.com

or from the following links:

Girl on the Beach (US)

Girl on the Beach (Smashwords)

Girl on the Beach (UK)