It’s always a pleasure to appear at Charles’ blog, and I really appreciate him opening his site up for a bit of October promotion. October has always been a good month for me, and it’s probably because I have so many paranormal stories to my name.
This year, I’m pushing The Hat. This one is a different kind of crazy for me. The hat is a creature from another dimension. He’s trapped here, under some specific rules, and bound by magic to a specific family.
Lizzie St. Laurent inherits the hat, and he takes her on an adventure into his bizarre world. They form a kind of symbiosis, and discover they can do more together than they can on their own.
This story is a lot of things, part superhero, part buddy story, part coming of age. Lizzie and the hat have different viewpoints on many issues, and they struggle to work together for the larger good. I intended for it to be adventurous and funny at the same time. If you want a superhero kind of reference, more Guardians of Galaxy or Suicide Squad than Batman.
I have it priced at 99¢, and it’s novella length. This means it won’t break the bank, it will only take a good afternoon to read, and it might satisfy your Halloween reading cravings. Take a chance, check out the reviews and see what you think.
If this isn’t your cup of tea, I have others. Will O’ the Wisp is a paranormal tale set in the 1970s, and is suitable for young adults. Panama is kind of a paranormal western. Then there is The Playground. This one is more adult fare, and is told in kind of a Tarantino style. (At least that was my goal.)
If you’re looking for gallons of blood and horror, my stories probably aren’t what you’re looking for. If you like a bit of paranormal fun, and the occasional chuckle, I might be your guy.
Thanks again to Charles for hosting me, and here is the cover and blurb.
Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.
She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather. This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.
Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.
Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs, and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.
Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length. Wonderful escapism for an afternoon.
I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.
I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.
I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.