Pikeville Comiccon

Last weekend was Pikeville’s very first Comic con!!!  It was a smashing success, okay.  From the view point of a geek from the hills of Eastern Kentucky it was a smashing success.  But I’m guessing it was for others as well.  It was already announced that there will be another next year!  And I’m so looking forward to it!  For all those who were involved in putting it together, Kent Leedy, The Estore, a most heartfelt thank you for the event!  And thanks for having me!

Follow Pikeville Comiccon on facebook, the first place to get news on next years event!

 

Also, for those who entered to win a free copy of Howling Moon upon it’s release, follow me here or on facebook.  As soon as I have physical copies the drawing will happen and I will announce the winner!!!

 

 

Howling Moon

So if you’ve been following me on Facebook for the past month or so you probably heard the news!  I have a book coming out!  The cover has been revealed and everything!!!!!!

 

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“”Emily Meyer’s life is blessed…until a mysterious animal attacks her one night in rural West Virginia.

 
Now nothing is the same. She can’t eat. She can’t sleep. And her dreams are filled with terrifying nightmares that leave her exhausted and worried she’s losing her mind.
 
Something is watching her every move. Now she’ll have to fight to survive…and to keep her humanity.””
It comes out September 12th!!!!!!!!

Human 76 on Kindle

For those who have been waiting, Human 76 is now on Kindle!  Okay, okay, it has actually been on kindle for awhile but I’m not the best blogger in the world.  Something I have to work on.  But I just wanted to let everyone know it is now available on Kindle for those who prefer it!  There is more news to come very soon, but wanted to put it on in the world.  I really hope everyone is enjoying the book as much as we all did working on it!

 

Human 76 on Kindle!

The Evolution of Waya

First and foremost, if you haven’t read The Hunted, my addition to the Human 76 Fragments of a Fractured World anthology.  You may want to stop now.  There may be some spoilers in the following blog post.

The following post is all about the lead character and his story, how Waya came to be.

The name Waya is Cherokee for Wolf.  Also something I used in his mutation, his wolf like eyes.  And really anyone who is familiar with much of my writing…a wolf in some for is almost always represented somewhere in my writing (pretty much there is either a wolf, raven/crow or dragon always present in some form or another).  Here Waya himself is meant to be a wolf, a predator in his own right especially in his youth.

I wanted Waya to be a character, who had a dark past.  He was born innocent enough but he was taken captive by the very sort of men he is being hunted in this story.  And for awhile, he was trained to be like them, to fill their ranks.  So in his past he has done dark and horrible things that may not have been by choice but they are there.  And one of the things that brought him out of that world and into the almost peaceful existence was love.  Olathe is part of the reason he escaped and started a new, very different life than the one he was trained into.  Olathe herself also shares much the same story as him, Ahyoka being their true savior in turning them into better people.  He knew what kind of men they were that were hunting him, not just cannibals, but cold blooded killers.  Men who just wanted to destroy anyone who they crossed paths with.

In appearance I wanted Waya to be someone when you picture him, you’re wary of him.  Not someone you would trust on approach and in this world he would almost seem villainous.  His thick messy beard.  His braided and matted hair with as much gray as his youthful black.  He is a rugged looking man.  Thin but muscular, and almost serpent like with his frame and movements, hence part of why Ghabrie uses the phrase she does about a serpent shedding their skin.

For those who may be curious about the other two characters, Waya’s family or more particular their names.

Ahyoka means “she brought happiness” (also Cherokee).

Olathe means “lovely” (also with native american origins).

I think it may go without saying that I may have other stories to tell in this world, maybe a view back on Waya’s past as well as where he and his family go at the end of The Hunted.  Do they find the peaceful community he tells his daughter about at the end of the story?  Or will his dark past come back to haunt him?  Guess time will tell.

Again I feel like just pointing out how amazing the whole experience of working on Human 76 was.  And how truly amazing the book is, biased as an opinion as it is.  I didn’t truly realize it myself until I had a physical copy of my own.  You should get a copy as well and let us know what you think!!

 

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Human 76!

Sorry for the delay!

Human 76 has been released.  I can’t really describe how amazing the experience of working on this anthology has been.  Everyone involved is just so amazing.  Really didn’t want to use the word again but I really no other way to describe my experience with working on this book.  From the other writers,  the editors, just the entire Human 76 community.  You are all amazing!!!!

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I know I’m a couple weeks behind with this post but here are some of the places you can find Human 76!!!

Lulu Paperback

Lulu Ebook

Amazon Paperback

Barnes and Noble Paperback and Nook edition

 

And on top everything the book is also on Goodreads!!!  If you have an account go mark yourself as interested!!  And if you read the book, give us a review!  Nothing helps authors out more than reviewing the book!

 

Human 76 on Goodreads!

 

 

Human 76 Release Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day, Human 76 is being released.  June 17 2016!!  So excited, I really hope everyone enjoys the book.  A lot of very talented people put time and energy into making this book so amazing.

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Thought I would pass along a couple links this evening in preparation for tomorrow’s release.  For starters, Human 76 has its very own facebook page.  So you can keep up with everything happening in Gharbrie’s world.

Human 76 Facebook page

The second link, for all of those who may be curious to know how this book came to be.  No one better to let you know about that than one of the people who envisioned the story, Lisa Shambrook.

Human 76 – Ghabrie is on her way…

 

 

Human 76 cover revealed

Exciting News!!!

For awhile now I’ve been working on an Anthology with a group of wonderful and very talented people.  Well as of yesterday the cover to said Anthology has been revealed!

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And what an amazing cover it is!!!!

The release date has not been revealed yet but just as soon as it does I will let everyone know.  I am sure you will all love this book!!

 

And to wet your appetites a little….here is a small snippet from my entry in Human 76!

 

The rope bridge swung violently from side to side with every overly cautious step. Waya grimaced.  His heart roared in his chest, picturing himself plummeting to his death in the foggy cavern below.  He closed his eyes and held his breath until the bridge halted its violent movements.  His stomach churned with each screech and shrill whistle, thinking he was going to vomit. Though it had been over a day since he had a meal, there was nothing in his stomach to lose.  The wind pushed up into his face, blistering his exposed skin.  Biting his lip he looked back the way he came, shifting his body to secure his uncertain position against his fear of heights.  There was little in this world he was truly afraid of, heights and the loss of his family and home.  He could still see the smoke from the ridgeline knowing he had lost his home already.  He knew the origin of the fire; years of hard work gone up in flames.  The howling of his pursuers broke his gaze on the memories floating into the sky.  Emerging from wilderness, they spotted him immediately, their yells echoing louder than the wind.  He focused again, placing one step in front of another and another.  He felt the advance of the first hunter, as the bridge shifted harshly with the presence of another on the flimsy surface.  He chased showing no caution in his pursuit.  Waya smiled.  Waya rushed forward, away from the man, but lost his footing, slipping.  He gritted his teeth, holding tight, not allowing himself a breath until his feet were again secure on the rope.  The man was closer now, Waya positioned himself, waiting.  He felt the knife resting on his lower back, it would be easy to pull it free but he knew the hunters likely avenue of assault as he approached with a clutched blade between his teeth.  When the hunter was close enough he took the knife in one hand holding the rope above them with his other.