Articles for the Month of August 2014

One day early–Haunting Danielle is at Amazon!

HautingDanielle (1)It wasn’t supposed to be out until tomorrow, but the first book in my new Haunting Danielle series is now available at Amazon.

It will be exclusively at Amazon for the next 90 days, so that means if you are taking advantage of Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited program you can read the book for free.

As I’ve already mentioned, it is a little different from other books written under my Anna J. McIntyre pen name, which is why I added my real name to the cover.

I’ll confess, the series was inspired by two of my favorite ghost classics, Topper and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

 Click here to find it at Amazon.

How do you feel when your manuscript comes back from the editor?

iStock_000045546846SmallOver the weekend I received Haunting Danielle back from the editor. Actually the editor isn’t finished. She’s sending me a second corrected version mid-week. If all goes as plan, Haunting Danielle will be available on Amazon, September 1, 2014.

When I get a manuscript back from the editor I’m always curious to see if she left me any comments. Editors I use always edit in Word, using Track Changes and leave the comments along the right side of the page.

Comments tell me just how much work still needs to be done. This time she sent me on a few minor tasks, nothing major that will interfere with the deadline date. For that I am grateful.

While the manuscript has been off to the editor I haven’t been idle. I’ve started on Book 2 in the Haunting Danielle series, with a target publication date of November 1, 2014.

Haunting Danielle
eBook Coming to Amazon Sept. 1, 2014

Haunting Danielle small ebook_edited-2When Danielle Boatman inherits Marlow House, she dreams of turning it into a seaside bed and breakfast. Since she’s never visited the property, Danielle’s not sure what awaits her in Oregon. She certainly doesn’t expect to find one of the house’s previous owners still in residence. After all, the man has been dead for almost ninety years—shouldn’t he have moved on by now?

Charming Walt Marlow convinces Danielle the only way he can move on is if she solves the mystery of his death. Danielle soon discovers her real problems may come from the living—those who have their sights on Marlow House’s other secrets.

The haunting is the least of her problems.

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Charming Walt Marlow convinces Danielle the only way he can move on is if she solves the mystery of his death. Danielle soon discovers her real problems may come from the living—those who have their sights on Marlow House’s other secrets.

Haunting Danielle, Coming September 1, 2014

 

 

Inside Haunting Danielle

SONY DSCI’ve created the fictitious seaside town of Fredrickport, Oregon for my new Haunting Danielle series. I try to set my stories in locales I’m familiar with. Our son lives in Portland, and during one of our last trips we took a drive along the coast, even stopping by the Astoria house used in Goonies to snap a few pictures. I thought the Oregon coast would be a perfect setting for Haunting Danielle.

In my Coulson Series, the fictitious town of Coulson was patterned after my hometown of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, even down to how it was founded. Sugar Rush was actually set in Lake Havasu City, and While Snowbound was inspired by a mountain community we once lived in, Wrightwood, California.

I’ve been working on the book’s blurb—or book description—for the first book in the series, and this is what I have so far:

If the old house doesn’t need too much renovation, Danielle Boatman intends to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast. Since she has never visited the property, she’s not sure what awaits her in Oregon. One thing she doesn’t expect to find is one of the house’s previous owners still in residence. After all, the man has been dead for almost ninety years—shouldn’t he have moved on by now?