Let’s Make River’s Dream Come True!!

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Hello beautiful people!

It’s November!!!

I know! I feel the same way. Where has the time gone? It’s November. Only 60 days until the end of the year… until Christmas…

I know… I’m not ready. Well… I guess that’s all relative.

I’m writing. I’m feeling better. I’m starting to get back into the groove. But… that’s not why I am writing this little blog post today. I am writing because I need your help.

And no, it’s not as scary as you would think.

You see, Spencer Hohl, who plays River in Of River and Raynn…

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Yeah him.

Spencer is a very talented guitar player. Like so talented he blows you away a bit. He taught himself how to play only a few years ago and has excelled in amazing lengths since. His guitar is such a part of him that it goes with him everywhere, in fact the first day on set of River and Raynn he pulled it out while we were setting shots and production halted while everyone stopped to listen.

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I’m not kidding.

Here is where I need your help. You see, Spencer entered an original composition of his into a competition recently. It’s quite a big competition and if he wins he will be given recording contracts and the opportunity to open for one of his favorite acoustic guitar players Andy McKee… see, I wasn’t kidding. HUGE.


I need your help to keep him there. The contest goes through the end of November 2014 AND you can vote everyday.

All you have to do is click the link – like the page and give Spencer a vote! Watch his video and make sure to leave a comment and tell him what you think.

Vote everyday. Listen to his amazing music. Let’s make Spencer’s dream come true. He is an amazing guy and he really does deserve this.

Through Glass – An Update

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Wait… I know what you are saying… what do you mean ANOTHER update post. And while it does seem like I am doing a lot of these. They are for good reason, and besides… this one has a specific purpose…


I have gotten quite a few emails, messages and yes, even snail mail about it. So I figure it is time to answer a few questions and make sure everyone had the most up to date info on the goings on in that little book.

(and don’t worry, I will update Imdalind in just a few days. That one will take me a few days to get through all the ins and outs on it – and I want to make sure my rambling makes sense ;) )

See… it’ll be worth it I promise.

So…. Through Glass….

Well, It’s no secret I am woefully behind. (If you haven’t read that post make sure you check it out before going any further) And everything under the sun has been effected.

Well, okay maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration. Not EVERYTHING has been affected. I mean… tree’s still grow and all that stuff… But as far as my writing goes… yep… behind…

I wrote River and Raynn From November to May and it only came out last month… and between there… well, let’s not talk about between there.

Or at least the logistics of it. Because I have been writing. A LOT. But I’ve been writing weird coping things… and I’ve been writing Through Glass.

Earlier this month I let slip that I was planning on releasing the next Through Glass Novella around Halloween – and yes, that was my full intention. In fact, the next three episodes are written and through the beta readers…

I bet at this point you are wondering why the hold up?

Well…. They aren’t edited yet – and unfortunately, with everything that is going on in my personal life I won’t have the money to get them edited for a little while.

Please don’t lynch me.

I am not going to go into my financials or details here – so don’t get excited. But… you remember that dreaded “D” word… it’s expensive lol – who knew right?

So here is the plan on Through Glass. I have 4 more tow rite in this set. I am going to get them through the betas and as done as I can make them. And then, in December when I have the money to edit them… they all go through at once.. and then we will have weekly Through Glass fodder for 7 consecutive weeks.

It sounds glorious to me…

I guess I better get started!


Edited to add – This post was not meant as some sort of plea for funding, or begging for spare change. It was not intended to start unsolicited “advice” about my financials. It was just to make you aware of the situation. I always strive for honesty in many facets of my life. And, strangely enough, not everyone is looking for a handout ;)

The Update (Dawn of Ash, My Life, And Why 2014 Sucked)

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Okay… so here goes…

The update.

Yes, sir, Mr. Cumberbatch sir.

* deep breath *

I have tried to write this blog post so many times now. I’m not even sure I would like to even try to gander a guess as to how many. But know this – it’s a lot. And, if I had been handwriting each one I probably would have gone through a whole ream of paper.

You see… writing this has been hard – scary even – and although I know it shouldn’t be – it is. You see… its one of these dreaded “update” posts that I am quickly becoming known for… the ones I hate to write because – quite frankly – I am scared as to how people will react.

I know I shouldn’t be, but as we all know I have done this before. And the last time I did, the reaction was less than stellar. The reaction was also very good too, but it isn’t funny how it’s the negative emotions that sit with you the heaviest.

The ones that effect you.

I would love to say that that is the sole reason I have had this wall about writing this post, and I guess in some way it is – but there is a much bigger reason too.

The subject matter is hard.

I started this year with a bang, with a positive outlook and a list of everything I wanted to accomplish as long as my arm. I was excited, I was ecstatic and I was ready to go. And then problems that I had been ignoring for a while began to build up and in about a span of three months they built to an uncontrollable pressure – and then they exploded.


So bad that I look at the calendar and I honestly don’t know where the time has gone.

How can it really be October? Wasn’t it just May?

What happened?

The sad thing is that I know exactly what happened and I know exactly what sucked away my time an din so many ways, my life. I know exactly why Dawn of Ash is not even close to being ready.  I know exactly why the year is gone and my brain is mush and I also know that I owe you guys all an apology a bit heftier than the “family reasons” or “personal responsibilities” that I have spouted before.

And I am going to try to give you that.

To the best of my ability while retaining as much privacy for myself and my children as I can.

But first lets answer some questions (and yes, they are relative) I receive about three strongly worded emails and messages a day, criticizing me for being late on Dawn of Ash, for putting something else out before the last Imdalind book and for being irresponsible with my time. First, not only are these often worded quite painfully, but they are very much not true. As I have said MONTHS ago – in fact, back in January when the Rough draft of River and Raynn was completed and I announced the publication (I think I was aiming for may at the time) I had been working on the River and Raynn project for A LONG time. It was always the back burner project and never effected the publication date of any of the Imdalind Books. It still hasn’t. LIFE did.

A life… that mysterious vessel in which we all journey through in our attempt to find happiness and joy and family and love.

Let’s just say, for simplicities sake. That I lost all of that this summer.

Circumstances in my life made it hard to write starting in about November of last year. Expectations were placed on me making it hard for me to function, to feel appreciated. I began to feel more like a writing machine than the storyteller I so prided myself in being. Words were flowing, yes, but they didn’t feel right. Then they stopped all together.

If it was writers block it was the worst kind of writers block there is. A block so bad that it took upheaving my life to get over it. It took losing everything in order to find myself again.

And that’s kind of where I am right now – putting my life back together.

I know. Not much of this is making sense.

Let’s just say it starts with a “D” and rhymes with “force” and as far as those go… It has been the most trying, heart wrenching, crippling experience of my life.

You have no idea how hard it is to explain without saying too much.

But know this, that while this year has been touch, and while my life is shambled pieces – I AM putting it back together.

One broken fragment at a time.

Now, where does this put all my writing projects.

Well, obviously, I am behind. No surprise there. When you lose everything you have a tendency to get behind. BUT despite being behind, I am also working steadily to “catch up”. And while catching up will never happen at this point, books will release, stories will continue on, and for the first time in months I am actually writing words I can be proud of. Words I love.

In a way, isn’t that all that matters?

I am a story teller. I pride myself in a good story, in well developed characters, and in weaving a tale that makes your heart swell. That’s all I want. I want to tell a story. A good one, and I want to be proud of the words I cast out into the world.

I lost that somewhere along the way, and although everything has fallen apart I am putting it back together.

I know the question everyone is asking is “WHEN WILL DAWN OF ASH BE OUT” and the simple answer is… I don’t know. I can guess. And right now I am aiming for January (please don’t lynch me) but I won’t release an official date until it is DONE. As in through the editors and with no question of its completion. I owe you guys that – exact release dates, I mean.

This year has been hard, it has hurt in more ways than you know, in more ways than I can explain. But I am a survivor, and as I survive so do my stories.

There… that sounds about right.

Confusing, but right.

River and Raynn’s Journals are now in one place!!!

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Hold the phone! Say what?

I know many of you have been eyeing the crazy-awesomeness that is Of River and Raynn – and many more have been scratching your heads going… I want to play… but I don’t know where to start..

Don’t worry. I have you covered.


Of River and Raynn – The Journals – in e-reader book form. Ready for you to go from start to finish and experience the crazy0awesomeness (I think I am going to coin that phrase)


The Journals

For the past few months River and Raynn have pulled us into their world through images, video, and journal entries that have told the story before the story.

If you haven’t followed along with the Journals – now is your chance to get caught up.

Every entry, in one place, complete with links that will take you right to the images and videos that correspond with the story.

PLEASE NOTE: The Journals, while providing a deeper connection and line to the story are NOT required to enjoy the first book in the series. They simply expand your experience.

Pre-order on Amazon Now. Will be available everywhere on September 12th 2014

Amazon US

Amazon UK


Go get em tiger!!!

And if you are looking for the Of River and Raynn – The Catalyst links…

I have those too :)

The Catalyst – Book one in my interactive storytelling series is officially up on preorder!! While this book is a continuation to the live action Journals that have been released over the last few months it is written is such a way that you can read it independently of the Journals and not miss out on anything.

It’s .99 now – but the price will go up on the official release day – so go grab it!  

Amazon US

Amazon UK

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Of River and Raynn Is Available For Pre-Order!!

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The title says it all doesn’t it!!

After watching the journals, getting to know the characters, immersing yourself in the story for the past few months… it’s here… the first written volume of The River and Raynn Series… Now our story is about to begin.

Get it for pre-order on Amazon right now! And yes, I know… I know… Barnes and Noble and iTunes are coming – Amazon just seems to be right on top of things lately.

Now, I know, a few of you are scratching your heads, saying “but I didn’t follow the journals at all, can I still read the book?” Let me just say… YES!!

Hold on… Let me say that louder…

While this book is a continuation to the Journals it is written is such a way that you can read it independently of the Journals and not miss out on anything. I’ve had several beta readers who only read the written volume and not the journals and they still loved it and followed along perfectly. So even if you haven’t read the journals don’t be afraid to dive right in!

The book is available for .99 for a limited time – in fact – the price will go up to 2.99 on September 12th (the official release day) so grab it now for the lowered price while you can!


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They found me when I was five; a little girl sitting on a bench in Grand Central Station, soaking wet, asking about the rain.

I remembered nothing about how I got there, or who my parents were. I couldn’t even remember my name. I was tagged, labeled and doomed to cycle through state care for the next twelve years; moving from one family to another. They all rejected me as the dreams began to come, the memories began to return, and things around me began to explode.

Now my mind is full of a world of shadows, things that my heart pleads with me to be true, that I hope are only fantasy. That the disturbing past I see is not mine.

When I sleep I hear whispers of magic, and of evil queens, and a world that exists alongside our own. Things that could never be. But, there is one thing I know to be true. That there was a boy who was torn from me. A boy that I know means more to me than a brother, or than a lover. But what he is to me, I am not sure. I hear him cry for me in my dreams, I hear people call him The Catalyst.

I know I need to find him.

I wouldn’t have tried, if I would have known that finding River, would have made all my dreams turn into a haunting reality.


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