The King of Horror

When we learned Stephen King was going on tour it was an opportunity we didn’t want to miss. I mean…Stephen King!Screen Shot 2016-06-14 at 4.40.15 PM

Ryman line            It took almost eight hours to drive to Nashville, Tennessee, where our tickets were. His End of Watch tour was being held at the Ryman Auditorium and the line to get in wrapped around the building. We stood in the 100-degree weather waiting with the rest of the audience for entrance into the sold out show. Approximately 2400 people filled the auditorium.
inside Ryman use

He didn’t disappoint. For quite some time Mr. King entertained us with engaging stories from his youth and adult life, as well as details of his writing career. He talked about what it was like growing up in a small community, how his experiences influenced him, his failures, and his successes.

all three of us in TN

 (from left to right) Taylor (my daughter), Victoria Van Tiem, and me

When we spilled out into the Nashville streets with our hardcover books in hand, the CMS Fest was still all around us. Before traveling home we made sure to take in the sites and listen to some excellent bands.SK Taylor and Mecmsfest

Soon to Release!

I’m excited to announce that Champagne Book Group has contracted for Hidden, the first book in the Five Fates Series, a paranormal romance scheduled for release in November, 2015.

Cursed since birth, hunted by gods, and desperate for love—Jade never stood a chance.

Half-demon, half-goddess, Jade’s fate makes her a pawn in an epic battle among the gods. Hidden on Earth with her sisters, she successfully avoids the Oneiroi—the dream gods—bent on her destruction until the prophecy, long dormant, awakens a dark shadow within her.

Roen, a reclusive Worr demon known for his battles against the Oneiroi, is called to protect Jade. Together they must unlock their mysterious connection and find a way to beat back destiny. Can she outsmart the prophecy, change her fate, and find love—even when she learns who is connected to her destruction?