Thursday, July 24, 2014

MISTS OF PAPOOSE POND - CHAPTER FIVE







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I continue with the Mists Of Papoose Pond for my Friday Frights this week. Our theme this month is Bloody Beach Parties. New evil entities arrive on the scene . . .


Chapter Five



     In all my trips to Papoose Pond, I have never heard a wailing such as this. Can they be wolves, coming down from the northern parts of the state, or even from Canada? I don't think so; they sound more like dogs: big, throaty dogs.

     "Shit!"Louise hollers. "The bastards are coming! To the main house! We have to get to the big house now!"

     We put our clothes on and bolt out the front door, running for all we're worth, not even looking around us. Damn! we're almost to the big house before I realize I still don't have a clue about all of this. Louise knows, that's pretty obvious. Why is it now imperative to run out the door when it wasn't a few hours before?

     Reaching the door to the big central building, a huge lodge made of enormous hewn logs, I see others waiting to get inside and even more campers coming from all the surrounding areas. This is going to be one packed place.

     Louise grabs a key from her pants pocket and unlocks the door. People start streaming in and the lodge is full in no time. Looking around to make sure no one else is coming, she locks the door and sets a row of dead bolts into action. Unlike the place I was in, the lodge is a veritable fortress.

     The log walls are thick and secure with caulking in all the right places. Whoever built this place used only the finest materials and had an ulterior motive in mind. Okay: that would be Louise's father, but where is he?

     "George! John!" she shouts out, "Secure the windows! They'll be here any second now."

     They quickly push floor to ceiling walls, constructed over special rollers, in front of the windows, effectively sealing them from becoming an entry point into the lodge.

     A fort! Louise's father built a fort, camouflaged to appear as a huge focal point for the campers to meet for special occasions, but it is so much more. Soon, I am afraid, I will find out what all this is intended to keep out.

     Why is it that now is the"coming out party" for whatever is out there? The pond and camp have been here for so many years. Yes, there was always an essence of something out of the ordinary here, but I never felt threatened by anything: just drawn to the mystique of it all.

     Louise is back to her self-assured, confident persona, taking complete charge, knowing exactly what to do. George and John are obviously people she knows and trusts. They too must know what's here.

     I no longer fear whatever is out there, not for the moment anyway. Following Louise's example, I follow her loyal circle of friends and try to secure the building and settle the campers down. John and I usher some of the people to a basement below, which if anything, rivals the upstairs for its security; cement walls and floors; no windows; and even a huge overhead door suspended from a ceiling composed of thick wooden beams, ready to slide into place if needed.

     Cots and beds are set up everywhere, with plenty of canned goods and water stored in the old-time green containers used back in the days when people were afraid the Ruskies were going to drop the bomb on us. They never did, but a place like this would have been a neat place to sit everything out.

     I return upstairs to the sound of screaming from outside. Louise looks through specially designed peep holes, thinks for only a second and opens the door quickly, allowing five people frightened out of their minds to rush inside. Once they're in, she re-bolts the door.

     Just in time!

     Horrid scratching sounds force their way into the lodge, and a stench of unbelievable proportions makes me gag! Whatever is out there bangs on the door and the walls of the building, but are repulsed by their strength.

     For hours on end, the moaning of these beasts can be heard as they try to get inside. Shuffling sounds pierce my ears, coming from the porch, before moving away as the creatures appear to be leaving.

     Voices, human voices, shout out excitedly as they near the lodge, but their sounds of hope fade to fear in a hurry when the beasts return once more. I hear the demons between us and the once hopeful people, knowing that something bad is about to happen. Exactly what, I'm not sure of.

     I can't stay inside any longer! I must try to save them!

     Bolting towards the door, I'm stopped by George and John before I even get the first deadbolt loosened.

     "Damn it, man!" George hollers. "It's too fucking late! By the time it would take you to open the door,those people would already be dead. Trust me. I've seen these things in action. Once they're on you, there's no stopping them."

     He's right. The sounds of the struggle end quickly.

     "Stop what!" I holler. "It's about time I was let in on what's happening around here."    

     A murmur spreads from the people gathered inside, and I realize I'm not the only one who doesn't know whats going on. Shit! Maybe I should have kept my big mouth shut. Inciting fear among the campers is not what I intended to do.

     "You're right, Ed," Louise says. "Everyone needs to know what's happening so we can better prepare for what's ahead. George, John, and I brought everyone to the lodge because it is the only safe place around. You can tell it was built to withstand a war, and for good reason: one is about to begin."

     People stare at each other, trying to read emotions which, for the most part, are common with all of them. Let's face facts; things are not exactly normal when giant leeches attack and kill people; and it doesn't appear that's the worst of it.

     "My Dad is down at the other end of the pond, where the lily pads are, trying to set up a line of defense with the only allies we have around here. I hate to tell you this, but we're cut off from the rest of the world."

     "You're crazy!" a big, burly guy in his middle thirties hollers out. "As soon as morning comes, and I can see what I'm doing, I'm getting the hell out of here. There are weapons in this joint. I'm taking some and leaving. I drove in; I'll drive out. Whoever wants to join me can."

     Louise laughs. "First of all, buster, the weapons don't belong to you. They're my dad's. Secondly, the roads will be torn up by morning. You can bet on that. Third, you can leave if you want. I'm not stopping you. It's your ass." 

     "You can't stop me from taking some rifles and ammo, missy! If something is out there, I need a way to defend myself. Sending me out unarmed would not be right: I could be a sitting duck."

     "My allegiance is to those who stay here. I'll do anything to protect them. If you choose to leave, you're on your own."

     The guy turns bright red, wanting to say something else but not knowing exactly what. Nervous, agitated sweat runs the length of his body, and he takes the back of his hand to wipe the briny taste from his mouth as little rivulets carrying the salt from within his pores come down his cheeks. He knows all eyes are on him and this is not the best time to do or say anything more. Rest assured, this guy will be trouble: if not tomorrow, at some point.

     Once this hot-head is quiet, Louise gets back to things. "Okay, the truth of the matter is, I don't have all the answers. Not yet. You saw the leeches; you heard what was happening outside. Some of you have seen other things," she says, glancing at me. " What I do know is that when the hounds start howling, these creatures come, and they kill. When the hounds howl a second time, they leave. Twice before I have seen it. Before, it happened at the other end of the pond."

     "These . . .these creatures are awful!" one of the five people, a woman, let in before these things arrived for the first time at the door, hollers. "They move about as if in a trance. All of them were covered in blood and looked like parts of their bodies were torn apart. They were hideous!"

     "Yes!" a man shouts out. "I was there too! They look like lepers almost: huge boils all over their exposed flesh and stripped away pieces of their heads and hands."

     "And some of them were missing eyes or had dangling ones that looked as if they would fall to the ground at any moment!" another woman screams.

     I run to the door and peer into the special telescopic like peep hole. They're still out there, all over the porch and yard, every bit as disgusting as what the three witnesses just described.

     Looking at Louise, she hangs her head for a mere second, regrouping for what she wants to say next.

     "Yes, Ed, they are zombies."



Blaze McRob



RENA MASON - WOMAN IN HORROR!


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Rena Mason is my Woman In Horror today! I'm sure most of you have heard by now that Rena is the winner of the 2013 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel for her novel The Evolutionist. Rena has not been writing very long, so this is quite an accomplishment. Her mastery of taking horror from a dream world is awesome. How many times have we heard the advice not to write about dreams? Hmmn. Just shows you not to listen to every piece of advice reaching your ears. Her Amazon bio will give you a glimpse into the personal side of Rena:

Rena Mason is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of The Evolutionist and East End Girls. A longtime fan of murder mysteries, horror, sci-fi, and history, she began writing stories to incorporate her favorite genres along with career and life experiences into suburbia.
Currently, she is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada with her family but she grew up as a military brat and has lived in eight states ranging from Hawai'i to the Florida Keys. An avid SCUBA diver for over twenty years, she has done some wreck diving, ice diving, and just about everything in between. Travel has always been a big part of her life, and her favorite place to vacation is The South Pacific. To learn more about this author visit her website at: www.renamasonwrites.com

Go to Rena's website   http://www.renamasonwrites.com/  and pick up some very interesting insight into the lady as well as her views on horror.

A book description and reviews for The Evolutionist.



Book Description

December 8, 2013
Winner of the 2013 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a First Novel!

Las Vegas suburbanite, Stacy Troy, dreams that everyone is dead. She dismembers the bodies of loved ones, stuffs them into a shopping cart, then takes them two at a time to the pile where she will burn their remains and say her last goodbyes.

Waking nightly to her own screams, Stacy is convinced she’s on the brink of a mid-life crisis and begins secretly seeing a psychiatrist. Dr. Light and his methods seem strange and unconventional, but his treatments work, and her circumstances improve. Until the nightmares return with a vengeance, taking on a life of their own.

Uncertain what to believe, Stacy carries on living the only life she remembers. Nosebleeds and head-splitting alarms only she can hear, become a regular occurrence. In physical and mental decline, the nocturnal world in her mind refuses to die. The images it reveals hold clues that lead her to a shocking discovery.

Threatening to unravel the last thread of her sanity, Stacy must make a heartrending decision...before her post-apocalyptic nightmares come true.

“Rena Mason is a fine writer. Write her name down, underline it, stick it on the fridge with the other reminders. Then, buy everything she writes. You will not be disappointed, because she is indeed a: Rising Star.”
—Gene O’Neill, THE BURDEN OF INDIGO and FROZEN SHADOWS

“The next time somebody tells me there’s nothing new in genre fiction, I’m going to hand them this and ask that they let me get a safe distance away before their presumptions are blown to smithereens.”
—Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award Winning author of THE CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES and TRICK OR TREAT.

"In this bold debut, Rena Mason has constructed an upper middle-class nightmare for the entire human race that will long stay with me. Read this book, and be prepared!”
—Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award Winning author of BLACK & ORANGE and DUNGEON BRAIN.

"Rena Mason’s The Evolutionist is one of the best debut novels I’ve ever read. A psychological thrill ride that is both literary and visceral. Wildly original, smart as hell, and highly recommended!"
—Peter Giglio, author of Stealing Night and Sunfall Manor

"The Evolutionist runs its icy fingers up your spine, grabs you by the brain, and compels you to read on to the final chilling page."
—Fran Friel, Two-Time Bram Stoker Award Finalist.

"Riveting, intense, smart, and thought-provoking. THE EVOLUTIONIST burns with such ferocity, it feels as if the pages might spontaneously combust!"
—R.J. Cavender, editor of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated +Horror Library+ anthology series.

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Author Rena Mason's debut novel is a highly imaginative, ambitious tale of supernatural themes. Her use of dreams and the subconscious to showcase the gory macabre is nothing shy of brilliant. We virtually feel the melancholy and despair within her character as she suffers a loss of intimacy with her friends, her absent husband, and her increasingly estranged teenage son. Her dreams depict a ghastly slaughter with an apocalyptic back drop as each of her neighbors and loved ones are dismembered and rendered helpless. The descriptions of Stacy's visions and dreams are so vivid we sense a virtual kaleidoscope of living Technicolor spiraling before us. This novel would make an excellent translation unto the big screen if directed properly. The surrealistic feel and unexpected plot twists within the final act are reminiscent of a veteran author, most comfortable on the New York Times best sellers list. Make way for a new Madam of Macabre for Rena Mason has arrived." -Hellnotes

"Mason's individual style is refreshing as a first person point of view. It's a challenging persona to undertake yet she executes it with ease refraining from the mundane all the while expressing a wide range of deep emotion. The interpersonal relationships with her husband, parents, son and friends are created effectively bound to emphasize the way in which the readership holds relationships in their own lives. It creates a sense of suspended belief, enhancing the tale with an endearing sentiment." -Horror News
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW....... July 15, 2013
Format:Paperback
It's been well over ten days and thirteen books ago that I finished The Evolutionist and I cannot get that story out of my head. Between the taut prose, the clever turning of a phrase, the Stepford-esque clique of friends and the degradation of Stacy's mental health, it all fits together beautifully like a hermetically sealed Rubik's Cube.
This story brought so many memories to mind; the fifties housewives with a twinge of Patrick Bateman from American Psycho as to who could outdo whom, The Twilight Zone, and, of course, Outer Limits. Now by reading this, you are likely thinking this cannot be good. But it is. It is brilliant.
The nuances and control Mason has over the words she has chosen reflect how brilliant a story can be and how it continues to haunt the reader much longer than when you have read, the end. I am really hoping there is a sequel to this, because it cannot end like it did.
One of the best things I have read this year.
 
 
 Another great book that Rena is in is actually two books in one. Read below and see what Only The Thunder Knows-East End Girls(JournalStone's Double Down Series Book 1) is about. Rena was up for a Stoker for this book in Long Fiction.
 

Book Description

June 3, 2013
William (Billy) Burke and William Hare were two real-life, beer-swilling, fist-fighting lowlifes who managed to stumble their way into infamy in Edinburgh, Scotland in the late 1820's. Step by step, they graduated from the unemployment line to petty thievery, to grave robbing, and then on to cold bloody murder - ultimately becoming Britain's first documented serial killers. What history doesn't know about, or consider is the possibility that Burke and Hare may not have been acting on their own; and the blame for those heinous crimes might not entirely be theirs. Two mysterious strangers have arrived in the city - an old sculptor and a stunningly beautiful actress - both of which use their money and influence to manipulate the young Irishmen into searching for an ancient artifact rumored to have the awesome power of Heaven and Hell combined.

Seized by the vicious killings of Jack the Ripper, Victorian London's, East End is on the brink of ruin. Elizabeth Covington, desperate and failing to follow in her beloved father's footsteps, risks practicing medicine in the dangerous and neglected Whitechapel District to improve her studies. News of a second brutal murder spreads. Elizabeth crosses paths with a man she believes is the villain, triggering a personal downward spiral taking her to a depth of evil she never knew existed. Only she knows the truth that drives the madness of a murderer.

Editorial Reviews

Review


     "JournalStone launches its Double Down tĂȘte-bĂȘche series with two novellas based on lurid British crimes. "Only the Thunder Knows" is a wild historical melee of 19th-century graverobbers William Burke and William Hare. A surprise conclusion sets Hare straight and leads into the dark world of "East End Girls," where Eliza, a young aristocrat and medical student, is torn between lofty career goals and her imminent marriage. Readers who enjoy toying with alternate-historical hypotheses and can endure gore should find these lively accounts appealing. (June)" -Publishers Weekly


     "Gord Rollo's use of characters Burke and Hare, two actual, notorious body snatchers and convicted murderers breathes a chilling voice of suspended reality unto the readers, paired with Rena Mason's rendition of a classic unsolved mystery, will inspire countless conversations in literary and conspiracy theorist circles alike for years to come. I commend JournalStone's innovation and ingenuity for a bold, exciting concept in formatting, pitting two of contemporary horror's most talented authors on the rise." - Horror News


     "Only the Thunder Knows is a wonderfully written story by Gord Rollo, possibly his very best writing (which is saying quite a bit.) The story starts with two grave robbers but it moves into unexpected territory as it continues and by the end I was totally enthralled. I was amazed at the skill Rollo brings to the table to be able to pull this off. Very highly recommended!" -John R. Little


     "East End Girls takes the story of Jack the Ripper and turns it upside down and inside out with the precision of a surgeon. It is a marvelous read from beginning to end, with delightfully bloody twists and turns that are as dark and dangerous as an East End alley. With this book, Rena Mason proves she is a rising new voice in horror." -JG Faherty, author of The Burning Time

"It takes a lot of guts to take a stab at historical facts and add new twists to them. The narratives are absolutely flawless---Rollo and Mason know their craft well. The writing styles are easily readable, their pacing is excellent and the re-imagined factual story lines are a windfall. The twists of both stories are very unexpected and done in a compelling way. Horror fans won't be disappointed with these well-crafted novellas. A satisfying read indeed." --- Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

From the Author

     The authors would like to thank Alan M. Clark for the cover art. Alan M. Clark grew up in Tennessee in a house full of bones and old medical books. He has created illustrations for hundreds of books, including works of fiction of various genre, non-fiction, textbooks, young adult fiction, and childrens books. Awards for his illustration work include the World Fantasy Award and four Chesley Awards. Alan M. Clark and his wife, Melody, live in Oregon. alanmclark.com ovellas, one from an established writer and another from a relatively new voice in horror. If this effort is any indication of what to expect in the future, then the future looks so bright I gotta wear shades.

Both stories take known events and extrapolate them into entertaining tales of horror. First up is Only the Thunder Knows from Gord Rollo who was born in St. Andrews, Scotland, and now lives in Ontario, Canada. Fittingly he choose the story of William (Billy) Burke and his friend William Hare who took to bodysnatching in Edinburgh, Scotland as a way to make easy money. They would dig up the recently dead and sell them to Dr. Robert Knox for use in his dissection school. That much is history, but where Gord Rollo takes us from there is wonderful.

I enjoyed much of Rollo's prose as he placed me right into the midst of the action, "No, it was the fog he truly despised, the thick Edinburgh pea-soupers that left the cobbles invisible beneath his feet as he trudged along the empty streets." And later, "That was how he liked to think of it - not that the fog came and hid the houses but that it took them away to some distant land where if the sleepers awoke they would see wonders aplenty through their shuttered windows."

Aside from being a well written story about the Ressurectionist period in Great Britain, it takes a number of dark twists and turns into the eternal fight between good and evil. No spoilers from me, but I think most readers will will enjoy the twists in this story.

The second novella is East End Girls from newcomer Rena Mason. Rena takes another famous villian from Great Britain's past and weaves a believable tale of Jack the Ripper where Catherine Elizabeth Covington is studying to be a doctor and performing abortions on the street for East End prostitutes. When one of those abortions goes bad Eliza manages to do a fairly convincing Ripper copy-cat. Although, not at all what I expected, I found East End Girls captivating and well realized on the page and I absolutely loved the final twist.

Only the Thunder Knows/East End Girls is available now in a Signed, Limited Edition flip book. This is where you read one story and then flip the book over to read the other, and in e-book format as well. JournalStone Books plans another in the Double Down series in September from Lisa Morton and Eric J. Guignard. I'm already looking forward to that one.


 I think it is pretty obvious that Rena Mason is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob

 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

JENNIFER MALONE WRIGHT - WOMAN IN HORROR!



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Jennifer Malone Wright is my Woman In Horror today! Before I mention anything else about Jennifer, I want to mention that she is gearing up to release the novel Keeper vs Reaper. I signed up for the Release Party and it looks fantastic. Find out more at
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This book is for those 18 and over. If you go to her website http://jenniferwrightauthor.com/  , you can read the first chapter for free. It is quite a story.


Jennifer has a whole series of YA stories The Vampire Hunter's Daughter The Complete Collection(Parts 1-6)  available now. The first book in the series is free and the other books are only .99.

Book Description
January 18, 2014
This special edition of The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter contains parts I-VI, the complete collection. Fourteen-year-old Chloe witnesses her mother’s murder at the hands of a vampire. Before the vampire can kidnap her, there is an unexpected rescue by a group of vampire hunters.

Overwhelmed by the feeling of safety, Chloe passes out and they whisk her away to their small community. When Chloe wakes, she comes face to face with the only other living relative, besides her mother, whom she has ever met: her grandfather. Chloe’s mother kept her hidden from the family; now, Chloe tries to unveil the family secrets.

Through her grandfather, she learns her mother was a vampire hunter. In fact, her entire family is descended from the powerful bloodlines of vampire hunters. Chloe agrees to join the family she has never known for one reason only: Chloe vows to kill the vampire responsible for her mother’s murder. With vengeance in her soul, Chloe is even more determined to follow through on her vow when she discovers the true identity of her enemy and how he is connected to her.

Experience the world of vampires hunter’s, vampires and mythology with Chloe in this exciting series.
5.0 out of 5 stars You will love this collection July 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I first bought the Vampire Hunter's Daughter at an airport and downloaded it to my ipad in hopes of giving me something to read on my flight. I immediately was enthralled with the story and knew that I was going to be left hanging if I didn't get at least one more. So, I stopped between chapters and proceeded to buy and download book 2. Jennifer can write a story in a way that many can't. I felt like I was there watching the story instead of actually reading it. Once I got to my destination, I bought book 3 and 4, read those before I knew what hit me and was ready for book 5. I downloaded book 5 before my flight home from the job that I had been on and completed it before I landed. I yearned for more...so I hopped online and went to Jennifer's facebook page for the Vampire Hunter's Daughter. I travel for work frequently but only until this series had I ever really fallen in love with a story and felt like I needed to read more. I had been out of town for a week and the minute I got home (which was late in the evening) and found out that she had released another book (Book 6), I downloaded it and read until I had completed it. I couldn't put it down, just as I was not able to put down any of the books in this collection.

I haven't read any of Jennifer's other work but I am a fan of the Vampire Hunter's Daughter's facebook page and am anxiously awaiting another story by her.

This collection was fast paced and I never lost interest, which I tend to do fairly quickly with many stories. It wasn't all blood and guts but there was a little bit of a love story and things that people can relate to...a broken home, one parents family hating the other family, love, suspense, vampires, intrique...these stories pulled me in and didn't let me go. I couldn't wait to get off work to start reading again. The entire collection is very well priced and honestly, once you get the first one, you will regret not buying the entire collection. It is worth the money plus some. Jennifer's writing is impressive.
 
 
A free book is Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse-Jade(Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse Serial Novellas) 


Book Description

January 18, 2014
*This book is for mature audiences only due to language and graphic violence*

Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse or (OUAZA) as the fans call it, is a short story episodic saga written by K.B. Miller and Jennifer Malone Wright. The first episode is from both Jade and Kylee's perspective and is two separate novella's. The same story, but from two different characters. It is done this way with the first episode only, so that you can meet our girls and really get to know and love them like we do.

Each following episode is written solely by one of the authors and available through their links.

Novella 1. KB. Miller and Jennifer Malone Wright
Novella 2. Jennifer Malone Wright
Novella 3. K.B. Miller
Novella 4. Jennifer Malone Wright
Novella 5. K.B Miller
and so on...

Chemical Warfare has turned most of the world’s population into flesh eating Zombies. These are the accounts of two survivors.

Kylee and Jade are on their way from one author convention to another. After saying goodbye to all their friends, they never dreamed the plane would land with them fighting for their lives.

Jade Warwick has been preparing for the end of the world for years, but she never thought the world would end with zombies. The only thing salvaging her almost lost sanity is the fact that she is with her best friend, Kylee.

With their first mission being to find their families, will the girls manage to save their families while trying to save each other?
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies Schmombies! Jade's got this!! March 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Absolutely Freakin' Hilarious!!! Oh yeah the zombies trying to eat people are scary & all too, but I could not get enough of Jade & Kylee!! Fabulous job on bringing your personalities into this story!!! And...if we ever feel the need to battle the zombies I'm calling Jenn & just hoping that Jade is available for some zombie@$$kicking!!! ;*} Just sayin'!
Love the code word BTW! :)
 
 
Another book by Jennifer is Beyond The Writing, a how to book on self-publishing and marketing. It looks pretty good to me. Short and sweet. I bought it. Authors and publishers can never get enough information about the business end of writing. Jennifer's sales are pretty good. Seems to me she must have some answers.

Book Description

March 10, 2012
A guide to self-publishing and marketing.

Writers are driven often by creativity and artistic expression, which is great for the creation process. Once the book is written, though, a whole different type of process is required to market and promote the author and the book, and that’s something many authors have little knowledge or experience doing. To become a successful author, a writer must learn there is more to writing than putting the pen to the paper or fingers to the keyboard.

If you’re a writer, in order to make a living doing what you love, you must learn the business side of writing. This guide to self-publishing, marketing, and social networking is targeted at authors who want to succeed in the world of independent publishing as professionals. This guide is chock-full of tips, tricks and strategies to help you make your career as an author flourish.

PRAISE FOR JENNIFER MALONE WRIGHT'S
BEYOND THE WRITING: A GUIDE TO PUBLISHING AND MARKETING

"If you make the informed decision to self-publish, learning the business end of publishing isn't easy. Jennifer Malone Wright offers advice and inexpensive ideas to market and promote your indie books based on her direct experience with the process. If you want to learn from someone who's been there, this book will get you started down that path." --Michelle Devon, Managing Editor, Twin Trinity Media, LLC

"To succeed at self-publishing you need a dream, that spark of imagination that sets you on the path of your writing adventure. Then you need the drive to get the book written, edited and out there. And lastly, you need the determination to make it a success. Jennifer Wright has all of these qualities topped with unbridled enthusiasm. She knows how to get it done!" --L.A. Freed, Independent Publisher, Lafingdog.com

"No one likes the process of self-promotion. It's uncomfortable and awkward. After all, didn't our mothers tell us not to brag? But with Jennifer Malone Wright's suggestions, marketing gets easier. Her innovative ideas and willingness to experiment with her own work have made her the go-to girl for social media advice and marketing your self-published book." --Luci Cosway, Romance and Erotica Author

"A must have for any writer wanting to break into the self-publishing world. Jam-packed with information, resources and the author's personal experience, this guide is an invaluable tool. I'm certain it will help you as much as it's helped me!" --Rose Shababy, Author
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable Advice July 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Jennifer Malone Wright's book Beyond the Writing is filled with reminders and advice on self-publishing and marketing. It is clear, concise and beneficial. It is just an introduction to the wonderful (and difficult) world of self-publishing and not meant to give elaborate details.

Wright generously shares her first-hand knowledge and experience. Also, at the end, she lists several resources in different areas.

This is a must-read for those seeking to self-publish and self-market. It is an eye-opener as well as a loose guide to clarify certain steps in the publishing business.
 
 
Jennifer's amazon bio:


Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter's Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter's Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles and her vampire novel called The Birth of Jaiden. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse.
She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!
But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.
Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.
Website: www.jenniferwrightauthor.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thevampirehuntersdaughter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jennichad217
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4824985.Jennifer_Malone_Wright


Jennifer Malone Wright is a Woman In Horror!


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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part I: The Beginning by Jennifer Malone Wright (Jan 16, 2014)

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter The Complete Collection (Parts 1-6) by Jennifer Malone Wright, Accentuate Author Services and Paragraphic Designs (Jan 18, 2014)

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part V: Living With Vampires by Jennifer Malone Wright (Jan 17, 2014)

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part VI: Arcadia Falls by Jennifer Malone Wright and Accentuate Author Services (Jan 17, 2014)

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Savior (The Higher Collective Book 1) by Jennifer Malone Wright, There for you editing services, Accentuate Author Services and Covers by Magical Design (Jan 16, 2014)

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part II: Powerful Blood by Jennifer Malone Wright (Jan 15, 2014)

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part III: Becoming by Jennifer Malone Wright (Jan 16, 2014)

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The Vampire Hunter's Daughter: Part IV: Divided by Jennifer Malone Wright (Jan 17, 2014)

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Vampire Apocalypse (The Arcadia Falls Chronicles Book 3) by Jennifer Malone Wright, There for You Editing and Paragraphic Designs (Apr 12, 2014)

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Taking Talon (The Arcadia Falls Chronicles Book 2) by Jennifer Malone Wright, There For You Editing Services and Paragraphic Designs (Jan 17, 2014)

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Love & War (The Arcadia Falls Chronicles Book 1) by Jennifer Malone Wright, Accentuate Author Services and Paragraphic Designs (Jan 17, 2014)

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Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse - Jade (Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse Serial Novellas) by Jennifer Malone Wright, Melissa Ringstead There For You Editing and Covers by Magical Design (Jan 18, 2014)

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Once Upon a Zombie Apocalypse: Episode 2 (Once Upon a Zombie Apocalypse Serial Novellas) by Jennifer Malone Wright, Melissa at There for you editing services and Covers by Magical Design (Jan 18, 2014)

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Beyond The Writing by Jennifer Malone Wright (Mar 10, 2012)

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The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright (Apr 1, 2011)

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