Monday, June 30, 2014

Giveaway: Faded by Chloe Miles

The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles

Series Overview:

You only live once ... unless you're Hunter Emmerton.

A half-spirit girl. An irresistibly charming ghost. The beginning of a timeless first love. A town terrorized by evil ... and dark forces who will stop at nothing to tear them apart. But how can they be together if they can’t even feel each other’s touch?

From the sweet love story of Faded to the heart-stopping action of See No Evil and the inspiring Ever After, find out why readers are buzzing about The Faded Trilogy ... and falling head over heels for Hunter Emmerton.

When seventeen-year-old Savannah Fraser and her three friends are killed in a car accident, they are given a second chance at life by a group of century-old earthbound spirits who need their help.
Savannah learns she is a Chosen One, which means she can switch between human and spirit form, heal people, and control the weather—and she is also now invincible.
The Chosen Ones are the only ones who can defeat The Forces—a trio of evil half-spirits who are slowly destroying the perfect little town of Fort Everwick with violent storms and not-so-natural disasters—and stop them from harming everyone they care about.
The Forces are set on destroying everything Savannah knows and loves, but they also have a more sinister plan—they want a new member to join them. They won’t give up until they get the one they want—and they have Savannah firmly in their sights.
But what Savannah didn’t count on was falling in love with Hunter. She’s never loved anyone the way she loves Hunter, and she knows he loves her, too. But how can they be together forever if he no longer exists and she’s the only one who can see him?

Will Savannah have enough belief in herself to defeat The Forces, or will they be able to lure her to the dark side and turn her against her loved ones—and tear her and Hunter apart?

The enthralling story that was built in Faded continues in exciting and unexpected ways in this action-packed sequel in The Faded Trilogy.
Are Savannah’s dreams predicting the death of someone close to her? Or is it someone even closer than she thinks? Can Savannah save one of her best friends—and stop another from suffering the same fate?
Savannah will need more strength than she ever has before if she is to defeat The Forces for good, and with Hunter’s love and encouragement to believe in herself, she finds the confidence she never knew she had.
However, while The Chosen Ones become more confident in their roles as protectors of Fort Everwick, The Forces only become more evil—and prove they will stop at nothing to win.
What will Savannah do that will change everything and determine her position of power over The Forces forever—and prove to them that she just might have it in her to beat them at their own game?
But while becoming their biggest threat, it also reinforces Savannah’s position as Gwen’s most cherished target.

In this heartbreaking yet heartwarming conclusion to The Faded Trilogy, Savannah is facing an epic final battle with The Forces—and the possibility of losing Hunter forever.
If Fort Everwick no longer needed protecting, and Hunter was free to cross over, would he stay with Savannah as he promised—or leave her to live the normal life she deserves?
Savannah can’t imagine her life without Hunter, but does he love her truly enough to let her go?
Until then, The Chosen Ones only have one thing on their mind—defeating The Forces. But they are stronger than ever—and not prepared to go down without a fight.
Will The Forces finally be defeated once and for all? And can Savannah and Hunter really live happily ever after?

Check it out on Amazon!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: J.B. North

     J.B. North is a young adult author (born in 1996) that writes for young adult readers. She uses her vivid imagination and love of fantasy to weave tales that grip your attention until the end. Her first book, Spark (Legends of the Shifters), was published on April 30, 2014, almost three years after she began writing it. The sequel to Spark will be out in December of 2014.
     North was raised in Abilene, TX, but now lives in beautiful Southern Virginia. She and her family moved around frequently, 18 times total in her 17 years of life. She has been home-schooled for the past four years, allowing her the time to focus on what she really loves--writing.
     J.B. North plans on writing many more books in the future, not only in her current series, but also in other series and stand-alones to come.

Favorite reads? 
     This might sound pretty cliche, but The Hunger Games was definitely my favorite. I loved The Maze Runner and Divergent as well.

Inspirations for the book? 
     Well, there are many inspirations from many sources, but I'll name one. When I first started writing Spark almost three years ago, I was in love with the novel Hawksong, which is also about shapeshifters. I fell in love with the thought of people shifting form, and began to develop my plot from there.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little? 
     Sort of... I just knew that I wanted to write. It has always been something that I love doing. I suppose at the age of 11, when I started writing novels, I knew I wanted to be an author.

Any Pet Peeves? 
     I probably have a few too many. Some of them are:

          1. Sounds of any kind while I'm writing.
          2. Too many exclamation points in dialogue.
          3. People who talk/walk/breathe too loudly in the library.

     You might say that I'm the epitome of a cranky librarian.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
     Haha! BOTH. I even included them in my acknowledgments.

The weirdest thing you've ever done? 
     One time, when I was about eight, I woke up really early in the morning and ground up some green chalk. Then, I smeared it all over my face and sneaked into my mom's room. I woke her up by growling (quietly), "Don't make the Hulk angry!"
     That's just one of many things I did when I was little. I might've had a few issues as a kid, LOL.

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
     The ideal soundtrack for the book would have to be anything from The Village. The music is so haunting and mysterious.

Do you need anything to write? 
     I would like to say chocolate...but to tell the truth, I don't usually have it when I write. The only thing I really need is silence and the lack of internet.

How long do you write on any average day?
     On an average day, I'd say about three or four hours.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
     It's like one of those indoor roller coasters that you ride in a pitch black room. There are twists, turns, loops, and dips that you will never see coming. Get ready for the ride, because it's sure to be an exciting one!

Author Info:

For more than a decade, Ivy Oliver has lived in a dark, crumbling orphanage where she was sent after her parents’ death. Her only hope for a life of simplicity and happiness is the trial, a test that frees her second form from where it’s been buried since her birth. 

That hope is dashed, however, when she transforms into a creature that rips her away from the only friends she’s ever had and ensures that her enemies are numerous. She is dragged unwillingly to a school that will discipline her in the ways of survival and defense. There, she makes both friend and foe. She discovers things she never knew about her past and her future. This tiny, insignificant girl is faced with a crushing destiny that might be too staggering for her to bear. She will have to abandon her shy, quiet demeanor and take on a fearless spirit if she wants to survive.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Interview & Free Book: David Matthew Almond

     David Matthew Almond has been working in the restaurant and IT industry for the last nineteen years. Over the last two, he has finally made time to focus on his true passion, writing stories.
David grew up in Utica a small city in Upstate NY (home to such rare delicacies as Tomato Pie, Utica Greens, Pusties, and Chicken Riggies) and attended "Buff State" in the amazing city Buffalo NY, where he would eventually return to run his bakery café, meet some of the absolute best people in the world, and fall in love with his amazing wife Julie.
     David currently lives in beautiful Monkton, Vermont and would love to hear from you...

Favorite reads?
     Neil Gaiman's Stardust and entire Sandman series (I love everything he does), Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels, Peter Straub's Blue Rose trilogy, the Xanth series by Piers Anthony, Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising novels, almost every single thing Brian Lumley has ever written... I mean what an amazing author this guy is!
       Okay it just occurred to me that I can not continue or you may run out of space on the blog. There is just too much to list in one place. Needless to say I LOVE to read, I am not stuck in one genre, there is no point in limiting the stories I can experience. Wait just two more! Robert Aspirin's Myth series  & Thieves World, Arthur C Clarke -nuff said.

Inspirations for the book?
     I find inspiration in the oddest places, no doubt many artists feel similar. Some of the best sources I have found are visits to museums, long drives through the rolling countryside of Vermont, and my amazing wife Julie. Though, there are certainly aspects of mythology layered into this series, as it is something I have always found deeply interesting and inspirational.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
     In my early teens I used to write random short stories whenever I had the chance. I remember going to my friend's house and finding that his sister owned a word processor, which back then was relatively rare. Instead of hanging out around the pool I kept finding myself drawn to her computer, like Pooh to hunee. There has always been an itch somewhere deep down inside me to tell stories, or maybe it was a missing piece that screamed "write a novel!" I knew at the age of seventeen that as much as I desired to write a gripping story, I had to go out and get real life experiences before I could hope to produce anything to be proud of. As generally happens, life intervened and it was not until a couple decades later that I finally decided to commit myself to working on a novel. This was the best decision I have ever made in my entire life.
Any Pet Peeves?
     When baristas do no steam milk properly. If the entire cafe suddenly sounds like a 757 is taking off, that should be your first clue you are not steaming the milk. Oops, I think my inner manager just came out, sorry... remnants from a former life of servitude.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
     Oh, Peanut Butter! On bananas, in celery, on toast, in heavenly candy coated goodness, and of course my favorite way, on ice cream.

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
     I am not sure what constitutes as weird these days, and even if I had an inkling, we probably all have different barometers for it as it is. I mean, say you are walking along through the forest and a troll blocks your access across the bridge, the businessman thinks "Hmm, that's weird." but the traveling bard says, "Yeah yeah, c'mon and gimmie the riddle already." I assume a great many things I do would be considered weird, but perhaps the most recent was when I traveled to Barsoom to have lunch with a group of Thark chiefs. I have to tell you, besides that the food was something that sticks in your gut for weeks later, those Martians really do know how to party. Most of it was fun, but in retrospect, trying to compete with a six-limbed green man in a game of twister was probably not my wisest decision. 

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music? 
     I am a massive fan of music. The genres I enjoy widely vary depending on my mood, so it is difficult to nail down only one favorite. How about I narrow down some of the vinyl I listened to when writing this novel? The Cure - Singles, Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks, Massive Attack - Mezzanine, Tom Waits - Closing Time. 
Do you need anything to write?
     In order to write I need privacy, it does not have to be completely quiet, just a place to be alone and write in my house. Although, I also greatly enjoyed writing on my way to work when I had to go across the lake. I would park the car on the ferry and sit back with my pad vigorously jotting down notes, greedy for the gift of time I was receiving.
How long do you write on any average day?
     I was able to spend about an hour every night working on Secrets of the Elders, and three to four on my days off. It was basically, squeeze in whatever time you can possibly manage between the demands of work and joys of family, because at the end of the day it is the rarest resource we have. These days I am able to spend six to eight hours writing, and am working on my new novel five days a week. This change is moving me light years ahead on the second entry to Chronicles of Acadia, Land of the Giants.  

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
     Nothing is better than sinking your teeth into a fast paced adventure with richly developed characters, in an interesting new world. It's that feeling you get when you just can't put the book down and are dying to know what happens next. The world of Acadia is sitting right there at the edge of your imagination, and poor Logan Walker can't get started until you open the book.

Author Info:

After their peaceful village, Riverbell, is raided by the foul monstrous skex, brothers Logan and Corbin Walker find themselves caught in a race against time, desperate to warn the capitol before the deadly skex arrive to wreak the same havoc upon the unsuspecting people of Fal. 
Never could they imagine, that this would only be the very beginning of their unforgettable journey, when Logan is suddenly exiled from the kingdom for a crime he did not commit. On the run, doggedly avoiding his own brother, sent to pursue the wanted criminal, can Logan Walker possibly hope to stay free long enough to unravel the Secrets of the Elders? 

And So the Fourth Age of Acadia begins... 

Secrets of the Elders is free for download on Amazon until June 22. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: Debra Chapoton

     Debra Chapoton is an international author of young adult novels including EDGE OF ESCAPE (SOMMERFALLE in German), THE GUARDIAN’S DIARY, SHELTERED, and A SOUL’S KISS. She is an avid game player, active in her church, and lives in a full log home she designed herself and built with her husband.

Favorite reads?
     I love suspense that could really happen. Zombies and ghosts don’t scare me, but a stranger with a droopy eye and his hand jigging my front door knob will give my shivers shivers.

Inspirations for the book?
     A Soul’s Kiss was inspired by a book I read told from the point of view of a woman in a coma. I took the idea to a different level, allowing my character to interact with others on a spirit plane.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
     I didn’t know writing was in my future though there were plenty of clues: a sci-fi story I still have from fourth grade, a folder of angst-filled poetry, and several diaries that chronicled my life from seventh grade until I married.

Any Pet Peeves?
     I am frequently annoyed by the misuse of apostrophes.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
     I had to ask my husband to help me with this one because I tend to block out embarrassing moments. His first two choices were unsharable so the third weirdest thing I’ve ever done was to run after a pair of ducks while flapping my arms wildly. I was only trying to scare them out of mating in our swimming pool.

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
     Yes, and you can hear it in the trailer. Listen here:

Do you need anything to write?
     I only need quiet and a bit of inspiration. I get plenty of both living in the middle of the woods.

How long do you write on any average day?
     How long I write varies day to day, but I try to produce a thousand words, more or less.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
     If you want to read a book that satisfies your need to escape, experience a different reality, make you feel like you’re seventeen, and fall in love then A Soul’s Kiss is for you. Also, I’ll give you chocolate.

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When a tragic car accident sends Jessica’s comatose body to the hospital her spirit escapes. Navigating a supernatural realm is tough, but being half-dead has its advantages.
Like getting into people’s thoughts.
Like taking over someone’s body.
Like experiencing romance on a whole new plane – literally.
Jessica learns an amazing truth as she struggles to return to her body before the doctors pull the plug, only she can’t do it alone. Now the only people willing to help Jessica’s splintered soul – the two she has hurt the most – must guide her soul back to her body before it’s too late.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: Aaron Galvin

Salted is Aaron Galvin's debut novel. He first cut his chops writing original stand-up comedy routines at age thirteen. His early works paid off years later when he co-wrote and executive produced the 2013 award-winning indie feature film, Wedding Bells & Shotgun Shells.
He is also an accomplished actor. Aaron has worked in Hollywood blockbusters, (Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers), and starred in dozens of indie films.
Aaron is a proud member of SCBWI. He lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter.

Favorite reads?

The Stand by Stephen King
The Lord of The Rings & The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
I could keep going. Haha. ;)

Inspirations for the book?

My mom.
I had written a different book that received numerous rejections and was moping around her one day because of it. She told me to suck it up. Write something new. For about an hour she gave me various prompts.
“Wizards!” she’d say. 
“Harry Potter,” I’d reply.
“Vampires! Werewolves!”
“Twilight, Mom.”
Finally, she said, “How about mermaids?”
I didn’t have an answer for that. This was back in 2009 when I admittedly hadn’t been reading much at the time. Too busy chasing my other dream, acting. Anyway, I couldn’t think of any mermaid books at the time. The only response I could come back with was that mermaids were for girls. And what guy wanted to be seen reading about mermaids anyway? They weren’t cool!
Then Mom said something I’ll never forget. “Find a way to make them cool.”
That changed everything. I’m a pretty competitive person. Suddenly I had a challenge. How could I make mermaids cool for guys like me? How could I make them different? 
Salted is the result of that. It took me five years to reach this point, but I like to think I accomplished Mom’s challenge. Readers will decide if that’s true.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?

Actually, I didn’t. Acting was my first love. I’ve always told stories though. My mom would tell you I was quite the little liar as a kid. I like to think it was the characters in my head finding their way out into the world. Now, I’ve learned to put their voices to paper so I don’t seem like such a crazy person. 

Any Pet Peeves?

I hate horn honkers. It has to be one of the most annoying sounds in the world.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?

Reese’s cups! Best of both worlds. ;)

The weirdest thing you've ever done?

WWE wrestling was huge when I was a freshman in high school. My buddy and I often parodied SNL skits for pep sessions since I was a weakling who would’ve been smashed on the gridiron.
One time, we opted to do a wrestling skit. I played the wrestler Goldberg. Keep in mind this guy was around 250+ pounds of muscle and his uniform was nothing but a speedo. Anyway, I played my part. Walked out in front of my entire high school wearing nothing but a speedo…all 103 pounds of me.
And I rocked it. ;)

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?

First, I love this question! Yes, yes, yes. If there is one thing I need to enter my writing zone, (outside of coffee), it’s music. I have a ridiculous number of music hours in my library, but I’ll give you a few at the top of the list for Salted.
·      Harry Surrenders – Alexandre Desplat – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II
·      Concerning Hobbits – Hans Zimmer – LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring
·      Vespertilio – James Newton Howard – Batman Begins
·      Life – Harry Gregson-Williams – Prometheus
·      London – James Newton Howard – Blood Diamond

Do you need anything to write? 

Music + coffee.

How long do you write on any average day?

It depends on the day. When I’m on Daddy Day Care, I’m not able to write long, or much, maybe 1,000 words.
This past weekend, however, my wife and daughter went to visit family.  With no one around and all quiet in the house, I locked in. Wrote nearly all of both days and into the nights. I knocked out 12,000 words. I like to joke with my wife she should visit family more often.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.

It features a unique twist on both traditional Selkie and mermaid folklore. You don’t even have to take my word for it. Check out the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

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Life isn’t better under the sea.

Lenny Dolan is all too familiar with this reality. A Selkie slave in the realm beneath the waves, he has no choice when charged with leading a crew ashore to capture an elusive runaway. If unsuccessful, the loved ones kept behind will pay for his failure with their lives.

But when their target leads Lenny and his crew to deeper, darker secrets, the Selkies are faced with a moral dilemma. Secure their own freedom at the expense of others, or return empty-handed to face the grisly consequences?

How Lenny and his crew answer the question will teach them the harshest truth of all. Only through the loss of innocence does one become Salted.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Interview & Free Book: Eric Buffington

     Eric Buffington was born in Ontario Canada, where he lived until he was eighteen. After that he traveled with a Canadian government program, for one year (what he did is top secret), he then moved to California to serve a two year mission working with the Laotian people.
     Shortly after returning home he met the love of his life, moved to Pennsylvania and married her. He has since completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education. He currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wonderfully supportive wife, and their four children. He currently works as a High School math teacher in an online cyber school. You can watch his math lessons on his Youtube channel.

Favorite reads?
     For fantasy, I love Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, anything by Brandon Sanderson, and Ranger's Apprentice is another favorite. In post apocalyptic genre I really liked Hunger Games and Divergent.

Inspirations for the book?
     For The Exile I had a daydream of one sequence in the book, (The archery tournament) and then I fleshed out the characters, and built an adventure story around the archer, Kaz. A lot of the bigger picture stuff came later, after some feedback on early copies.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
     Not at all! I almost failed English class in high school. My editors will tell you I still, don't, know, how to, use commas. But I love telling stories, and that is where I started with being an author.

Any Pet Peeves?
     I'm really upset about the Skittles Rainbow changing lime into sour apple.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
     Chocolate, no contest. Although I do like them mixed together as long as the chocolate is the dominant flavor.

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
     I dressed up as an old man and convinced children to sit on my lap for candy... (I'm not a perv or anything, I was Santa one year)

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
     No soundtrack for the book. But I really like country music. Unfortunately my daughter won't let me play it in the house without complaint.

 Do you need anything to write?
     I need quiet to write. I pretty much do my writing in my basement office after the kids are in bed.

How long do you write on any average day?
     I like to write about a thousand words per day if I can. Lately it's been quite a bit less, but that's because my kids are getting older and staying up later. I gladly give up writing time for family time.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
     Because it's amazing! It's a fun adventure from the very beginning all the way through.

Author Info:

In a world where each person is born with a magic ability, the island of Denall is on the verge of an attack from a power hungry sorcerer, Mordyar, as he scours the world in search of the Stones of Power. While the stones are gathering, and their power begins to be revealed, four boys leave their village on a rite of passage into adulthood and are swept into an adventure that will make men and heroes of them, if they can survive.

Eric Buffington has given the Smashwords code for a free copy of The Exile. The code is good for the month of June. Check it out!

Free copies of Stones of Power Book 1 The Exile
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33% discount on Stones of Power Book 2 The Invasion
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: Dean Carnby

     As a fan of science and fantasy novels since my childhood, I spend most of my free time learning about our world and worlds created by our imagination. I believe that everything can be made light of, especially the things we would rather not examine up close.
     One does not have to travel to other dimensions and meet exotic aliens to live a life of adventure. Given the right framing, a battleship gray cubicle can be just as terrifying as a tentacled monstrosity. If you do not believe me, just look up which one drives more people to madness in actuality.
     I am not much of a sentimentalist, so the only things I collect are wrinkles and experiences. I hope you will enjoy my blend of sarcasm and serious storytelling in my upcoming books. There are many tales I want to present to my audience, assuming that I can find them.
     If you have had at least one thankless, dead-end job before, I am counting on you.

Favorite reads?
     The Mistborn series by Sanderson and The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov are the most memorable books on my bookshelf. The former is a brilliant piece of genre-aware fantasy. The latter is a blend of biting social commentary, romance, and humor that stood the test of time.

Inspirations for the book?
     I credit all callous, humorless, and overly bureaucratic people I had ever met for giving me inspiration for Wednesdaymeter. As I encountered a growing number of absurdities in life, I wondered if there was some kind of grand conspiracy connecting them. I didn’t find anything of the sort, but I did devise a magical alternate reality where many strange things from our daily goings make perfect sense.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
     When I was little, my career aspirations were more creative than realistic. I think I wanted to be a fire truck at one point, and then a politician. Thank goodness neither of those came true.

Any Pet Peeves?
     Even though I’m not a pirate, I hate porcelain. I use glass products to substitute most things people would use porcelain for, such as mugs and vases. I especially dislike the sounds knives make on porcelain dishes.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
     I’ve preferred dark chocolate for as long as I can remember. Minty and fruity versions are a great way to earn bonus points with me. For some arcane reason, my book also features chocolate consumption...

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
     I once experimented with lucid dreaming for about a year. I had many seemingly useful story ideas, but each one turned out to be totally useless upon careful examination. I guess I shouldn’t expect too much from someone who is asleep, even if it’s me.

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
     Anything low-key and depressing would suit the story nicely. As for the corporate scenes, something along the lines of the Office Space soundtrack seems like a natural fit.

Do you need anything to write?
     Being well rested makes all the difference for me. As long as I can write without numbing fatigue, I’m rather efficient at ignoring anything else.

How long do you write on any average day?
     This is entirely dependent on my other tasks, such as making a living and folding my clothes. I write something new or at least brainstorm a bit each day. Although I try to take a structured approach to most things in life, I prefer discovery writing over heavy outlining. This results in quirky solutions whenever I write myself into a corner.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
     If you don’t read this book, then the first sabertooth potato you meet will catch you defenseless. Just ask a mammoth how dangerous they are. Oh wait, it’s already too late for that…

Author Info:
     You can check out my website for updates about any upcoming stories. You can read the first three chapters of Wednesdaymeter as a free sample in epub, mobi, or pdf format to see whether this is the kind of story you would enjoy.
     I use Twitter to note any real life events which resemble my book’s world. When someone steals a 30 foot mango statue in actuality, you know something’s up with those wicked fruits.

(Ends 6/27)
20 Copies

Over the next two weeks, I would like to offer 20 copies of Wednesdaymeter in epub, mobi, or pdf format to those interested in a tale of corporate absurdities and the terrors of a magically mundane life. I welcome any feedback and thank my readers for taking the time to delve into such a strange world.

An eggplant wails, a ladder breaks, and the guise of civility shatters…
A professor of festival studies, a potato hunter, a deadly career counselor, and a part-time terrorist are struggling to retain their sanity in a magically mundane city. Their carefully laid plans fall apart when they meet Mr. Pearson, an everyman who suspects a conspiracy of evil polygons behind his company’s absurd practices.
Theirs is a world in which people use raw produce and wasted time to alter reality. If it were not for the stringent safety standards on fruits and vegetables, the citizens would live in misery. Most live a life of willful ignorance instead, desperate to avoid facing the threats surrounding them.
Festival season is about to begin, but the colorful banners cannot hide the tragic past any longer. A three-step ladder breaks at the worst possible moment, and the guise of civility melts away.
Wednesdaymeter is the first book set in a world full of stories yet to be told. It is a stand-alone novel, although some characters will return in other books.