Moving Right Along

I’ve been dragging my feet a little. I loved writing about Princess Tess, but once the book was finished, I was terrified.
What if it’s no good?
What if no one likes it?
I’ve never written a children’s book before.

Now I’m a little more optimistic. My daughter LOVES the book, which means a lot to me. My editor enjoyed reading it and said there were “laugh out loud” moments. Laughing is good, and Princess Tess is funny.

So I took a deep breath and started moving right along.

The cover is being designed and I’m preparing my bio and a summary of the story so hopefully in May, this finished, fun filled book will be available on Amazon. There is an ebook of course, but also a print copy so if you need a smiling Princess looking at you from your coffee table, it will be available. This is the first book I’ve written in quite some time so this is an exciting moment for me.

Princess Tess and Her Mess is the book you’ll enjoy reading to your kids and grandkids, especially if they like animals. Book Two Princess Tess Tales is already in the works. I wouldn’t want you to have to wait too long now would I?

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for updates.

Hallelujah – The Sun Sets on the Girl on the Beach

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Just in time, one day before my Fiction Writers Conference, I managed to finish the final edit of the final re-write of my first book Girl on the Beach.

It will be a while before its published because the next step is the content edit, followed by the copy-edit, followed by the lay out, then the front and back cover and finally the proof reader. It’s such a great achievement to get this far though. I am so excited. I am re-launching this book in the genre ‘Young Adult’. Are there any young adults out there who would like to be my beta readers?

Exhausted, but happy, I’m going to bed.

My novel Dead of July is available on Amazon and sells at $3.99 for the Kindle edition and $9.99 for the print version.

Girl on the Beach, should be available around Christmas time. Watch out for it.

A Young Girl, A Beach, and a Premonition

My very first book was called Girl on the Beach. It’s loosely based on my own life, and yes I’ve had some very strange experiences. As a newbie to writing, I put this book on Amazon and Smashwords five years ago. It was free for a while. As I became more experienced, I realized that although I got some great feedback on the story, the book needed to be re-written. For the past six months, I have been working on the re-write and I think I’m almost there. I need help with the title though because I’m not sure Girl on the Beach, does it justice.

Set in 1964, this young adult book is about a seven-year old who has a terrifying experience on the beach in the British seaside resort of Blackpool. She appears to be having a nightmare in the middle of the day, and is surrounded by darkness and death. The nightmare haunts her, even after her vacation is over.

Sheila is only seven years old, but has already come to terms with the fact that death isn’t the end of everything. A young cousin, who died of leukemia, visits her often. She is sensitive to wandering spirits, who tend to seek her out. A huge burden to bear for a youngster.

Back to titles. Here are some new ones I’m thinking of.

Nightmare on the Beach

Fear in the Sand

Bad Dreams in Blackpool

It’s probably hard to decide when you haven’t read the story, but any help is appreciated. When I re-launch the book do I change the cover too?

Girl on the Beach by Sandra Thompson

Teenage Zombie Vacation.

Roxy was in no particular hurry as she ambled along the road to her house. It was a warm Summer’s afternoon and  school was out. Lots of long lazy days stretched out ahead of her. She hummed a tune to herself as she texted her friend Laurie to see if she could come and spend the night. It was unusually quiet, but Roxy didn’t notice because she was concentrating on the phone in her hand. She was good a texting and had once won a competition for being so fast. She won a new iPhone, her favorite toy.

Zombie1Laurie texted back almost immediately “See you a three”.

“Awesome” Roxy texted back. Not paying attention to where she was going and totally unaware of what was shuffling its way towards her. When she finally looked up from her phone she squealed as something that barely resembled a man, lunged towards her. Roxy stepped to one side quickly avoiding being hit in the face. Her attacker lost his balance, but caught her left shoulder as he fell. “Ouch!. That hurt you old fool, what did you stick in me?” She asked as she tried to rub away the pain. Blood trickled down her arm “Gross. What did you do to me you pervert” she said looking down at him.

The only answer she got was a strange chomping sound as he banged his rotten teeth together. He had blood on his lips and gave her a crazy, demented look as he struggled to his feet.

Roxy ran home as fast as she could, scared and feeling very sick. As soon as she was safely in the house she washed her bleeding shoulder. Had he bitten her? It sure looked like teeth marks on her arm. She didn’t feel too good either. In fact she felt awful. She sank to the floor, her  back against the wall, and lost consciousness.

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Laurie arrived at Roxy’s just before three o clock. “Roxy, Roxy, I’m early. Where are you? I have the my mum’s car. We can go anywhere, the tank is full of gas. Do you want to go to the mall? ROXY, where are you?”

The new Roxy crawled from her hiding place behind the door and sank her teeth into Laurie’s leg, the warm blood trickled down her chin. It felt good. Her friend looked down in disbelief and horror as she realized her best friend was trying to feast on her. She pulled away, but fell to the floor. Roxy was on top of her before she could get up. She prayed for death as darkness enveloped her.

PART TWO OF ZOMBIE VACATION TO FOLLOW SOON

Another different story for me. I have never written about zombies before. My stories are usually based on true paranormal experiences. These are fun. Maybe ROXY AND LAURIE can get into enough trouble as teenage Zombies, to warrant a book. 

Check out my first short story:

It is short, but taught me to write. ‘Dead of July’ will be released soon. Watch for it on Amazon and Smashwords. For updates sign p to the blog and Follow me on Facebook

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