Another one for the grownups!

THE NEWFOUNDLAND VAMPIRE by Charles O’KeefeThe Newfoundland Vampire by [O'Keefe, Charles]


Like many geeks, Joseph O’Reily has always fantasized about being a vampire.

Then one night Cassandra Snow walks into his life and he learns that not all dreams should come true. Cassandra has plans for him – plans for eternity.

As his world begins to turn upside down, Josephs wrestles with the changes to his everyday life. Eternal youth and amazing power come at a price that might be higher than he can afford. Vampires may not be human, but Joseph is determined to hold on to what he values most—his humanity.


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One for the Grownups!

THE KNIGHT OF CUPS by Kevin WrightThe Knight of Cups: The Danse, Book 1 by [Wright, Kevin]


While investigating a gangland murder, Chicago Police Detective Tom Chapel discovers that the world is darker than he’d ever dreamed possible — a world where evil is very real, where creatures like vampires gather in dark alleyways, and where the most dangerous predator isn’t always what you’d think. Are Chapel’s experience and skills as a cop up to the task, or are they a liability? And just who is Pieter Durant? There are things hunting in the night that even the monsters fear…


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Gift Ideas from 4P–Rabbit in Red

RABBIT IN RED by Joe Chianakas
The first book in the Rabbit in Red series by Joe Chianakas is a page-turning start to a series designed especially for horror aficionados. It would make a great holiday gift for the more mature YA or adult horror reader on your list.
Bill Wise has blood in his past, so he turns to horror films to wipe it clean. Jaime Stein has felt the betrayal of death, so she too takes refuge in the on-screen deaths of others. Now Bill, Jaime, and seventeen other horror-loving teens have gathered at Rabbit in Red Studios, the brainchild of eccentric horror producer Jay “JB” Bell, for the terror-filled, blood-drenched contest of their lives.
JB has presented this competition as a race between the best of the best that will reward the winners with cash, internships, and a career making the movies they love. But things aren’t always as they seem at Rabbit in Red, and soon life starts to imitate art. Will Bill and Jaime be strong enough to confront real horror to save their friends, or will they all fall victim to JB’s twisted plans?
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Summer Half Over?

Holy cow, how is that even possible? I can’t remember when a summer has flown by so quickly!


Proof that I’m working!

This past spring saw the publication of the first book in the Finn the Hero series, Finn and the Boys,  a picture pattern book for emergent readers. I’ve heard the most amazing stories from parents whose preschoolers are reading it independently and whose older struggling readers are finding success and being proud of themselves for reading a book. This was exactly what I wanted to hear.

And everyone is simply charmed by Adam Clark’s wonderful illustrations. He’s hard at work this summer finishing up the pictures for Finn and the Fish, and we hope to have it ready this fall, maybe in time for Halloween.

As for the Were-Children, I really am working on that. I wrote Wolf Moon during a NaNoWriMo November, and I just didn’t plan very well. What I have is one big document, written in whatever order it came out, and it’s just a hot mess. So far, this summer, I’ve gotten eight chapters sorted out, and I’m writing a new chapter nine before sorting out the rest. Once I get it in order, it’s still going to take a lot of revision and editing before it’s ready. Maybe spring break next year? That’s what I’m shooting for anyway. I’ll need to make the most of what’s left of the summer!

Both Cat Moon and Finn and the Boys are available from Amazon. Cat Moon is only $.99 all summer!

Finn and the Boys

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Cover Release!

Even heroes start out as little boys. Irish strongman Finn McCool is no exception. All he wants to do is play with the boys, but they won’t let him. Based on the Irish legend, Finn and the Boys tells the story of how Finn solves his problem.

Finn and the Boys is the first book in a three-part series called Finn the Hero, all based on Irish mythology. You can check out Adam Clark’s incredible artwork on the cover.

Finn and the Boys Ebook Cover

Finn and the Boys out March 17!

It was touch and go there for a bit, but we’re on schedule now for a St. Patrick’s Day release!

All heroes start out as little boys, and Finn McCool is no exception. Finn and the Boys is the first book iFinnpg1n a three-book series of pattern books telling stories from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology. In this first book, Finn wants the boys to play with him, but they won’t. How can he get them to play with him?

Even the youngest readers will enjoy finding out because my Finn the Hero series was written specifically for the very youngest emergent readers. It’s an “All-By-Myself!” pattern book for kindergarten and above early readers, focusing on common words, short vowel sounds, and simple syntax. Emergent readers will find success with Finn and will want to read it over and over again. Because they CAN!

Check out the trailer for Finn and the Boys, due out from Distinguished Press on March 17, 2016, written by Jennifer L. Gadd and illustrated by Adam Clark.

Finn and the Boys Trailer