Friday, May 25, 2012

Experience Part 2

Okay, so my story has been out, and reviews are coming in. Not bad, but there is always room for improvement. That is what keeps a writer (okay, me) from being too prideful about his/her work. In my case, writing does take a lot of my time, yet it also brings me joy. Yes, I do make mistakes and brings me down; however, I do like to improve. That is why trying to find ways of development into an author is important to me. Not just the sales and hoping people like the novel. Developing as a writer takes time to nourish that seed inside you. I am so glad to have people who stand beside me. Those people, my friends, love me for me. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Glass Serpent---now on B and N website

The Glass Serpent is now on Barnes and Noble website and can be purchased there! Check it out!


"Highly Recomended----its a must read! Love it. Looking forward to more books by this amazing author."

"This book was great! The story was interesting and I can't wait until the next book comes out!"

Promotion for The Pineville Heist by Lee Chambers

Hey everyone, there will be a BIG promotion for a friend and fellow author, Lee Chambers on May 20, 2012. If you have not or if your teen has not read this awesome book, please join us on that day. Why? Because it is FREE! That is right, FREE! What is it about? Check below:

The Pineville Heist
by Lee Chambers

The Pineville Heist is the debut #1 Thriller from writer/director Lee Chambers. The screenplay version attracted Booboo Stewart (Seth Clearwater) from the Twilight movies for the lead in the motion picture slated to shoot later this year.
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Here’s the set-up:

Seventeen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn’t take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence.


Aaron almost jumped out of his skin. The shudder of fast-moving air around the muzzle sent a shockwave, before the sound ever hit Aaron’s ears. That was when he knew that Jake was dead. Yet, his ears were ringing so loudly, everything seemed like it was vibrating. He hoped that he hadn’t let out a scream when it happened. If he had, he never would’ve heard it. He didn’t even hear Jake’s body hit the ground – Jake simply fell into view, pale and flaccid; his cheek slamming against the ground right outside the canoe – mere inches from Aaron’s terrified face.

            Struggling to control the roll of his dying eyes, Jake looked up and made contact with Aaron. Jake’s eyebrows rose, perhaps involuntarily, or maybe in surprise at seeing Aaron beneath the canoe. A wave of blood washed over Jake’s brow and down his nose.

Aaron shook his head, trembling, as Jake stared now unblinking at him. Aaron raised a shaky finger to his lips – shhh, for God’s sake, shhh.

Jake’s tongue fought back against the blood in his throat. He gurgled, “Help me... he’s a...” A second bullet was fired, silencing Jake, snuffing out his last words. The flash of the gunfire illuminated Aaron, as he cringed, wishing this nightmare would end and he could just wake-up in his bed at the mansion. Just get me out of here.

In that exact same instant, in a moment of madness, Steve and Mike made a run for it. They rushed out of their hiding place in the bushes, while the figure’s back was turned on them, darting across the campsite.

Their footsteps weren’t dainty or quiet. A couple of knuckleheads trampling like a herd of crazed buffalo. They might as well have screamed, “RUN!”, because the figure spun around, dropping the stick to the ground once more, and barreled after them, gun raised.

Steve and Mike hurdled the canoe with ease, but Aaron panicked, curling into a ball as the figure jumped the canoe, his foot catching on the lip. In a second, the canoe flipped right over, totally exposing Aaron in his fetal position.

Then another few seconds passed. A gunshot in the distance. Aaron opened his eyes. Nobody. They were all gone.

Aaron unfurled himself and slowly found the will to stand up. At his feet, Jake had bled out. Something then caught Aaron’s eye, right out of the corner of his peripheral vision. Stuffed under the seat of the canoe. A green backpack.

Aaron whipped through the long grass as fast as his legs would carry him. His eyes were filled with angst and adrenaline. He was still in shock. Not every day you see a dead man. Not every day you see that much money either – he glanced down at the backpack in his arms. Must – keep – running.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

New Project

I started working on an old writing project that I had began when I was in high school. I have been thinking a lot about this particular project, and it has definitly been a while. Research has been done, but there is still so much to do. It is about a land that I do not have experience in yet hope through the time and effort, it will be a success. It will not be revealed anytime soon unless those who already know, then be prepared. It is interesting to see a manuscript that has not been worked on return to light. Now there is a different perspective and a different maturity added to the skeleton. True, right now it is full of kinks and unpolished edges, but with time and patience, it will be a work of art. I am looking towards next year to have it finished so wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I have been thinking a lot about my recent experience as a published author. During the past couple weeks, with school and life going on, there has been so much worry about what people will think about my book. There are a bit of mistakes, which I am embarrased about, but that is okay. I can live with them and grow. Personally, the publisher should have provided an editing staff and now I understand why there are a few authors upset with this particular company, but not all of it is bad. Also if you want your book distributed then there is a cost. I think this experience has proven what could happen when you decide on who you want to publish your book. My book cover is done rather well, so I do not completely condamn this publisher. The format was also done really well, but I think the publisher cared more on making money than what was needed to produce something of quality. Granted, I am still thankful for this particular yet growing trial. There is also next time when used in a sense of good. I will continue forward but with different ideas. I will become the author whom I need to be in order to stand with other authors.