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When time froze forever still

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The day was 6 April 2014.

Just a normal day for many, but not for me.




Wisps, wisps, whispers of mist crawled on the ground.
Above, trees bare to the bone looked the same as the bodies below.
The first day, they came in their hordes, all dressed in black, with pallid white faces and red-rimmed eyes.
They cried, not for her, but for themselves.
Guilt over things that could have been said.
Misery about not seeing her again.
Sorrow for a life not long lived.
“Rest,” they said.
“In peace,” they said.
When they left, their footprints turned the soggy ground around the grave to pulp, but these lingered only for a while.
“She was always so afraid of the dark,” they said.
“We’ll leave a lantern for her,” they said.
Then they came in smaller groups, and held on to each other as they wept.
They did not stay long.
Things to do.
Places to go.
When strangers wandered past, they read the epitaph, again and again.
Counting on their fingers the years she had lived.
“Not long,” they said.
“So sad,” they said.
The sun shone …

What readers are saying about: Would You Remember ME

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What readers are saying:
This short story is actually a suicide letter written by a 15 yr old. I think every parent of a teenager (or even pre-teen) should read this. To me, this teen is giving you insight as to why she's chosen to commit suicide. I also feel as a parent, she's giving you signs to watch for in your own child. Parents, LISTEN to your children! Be aware of any change in sleep habits, school work, etc. To teens & adults alike: Like the short story mentions, " The darkest hour is always before dawn". When dawn breaks, everything can look so different.Ginger rated it at Goodreads

Wow! This was really deep and was a very touching little short story. Reading a 15 year old's suicide note is touching at the least but there were some parts in that letter that touched me to the bottom of my heart. This short story may not be a must read but if you have the time you should take a chance and just read it! Angel **Book Junkie** rated it at Goodreads

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When it gets hard

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And I wake up to a beautiful Sunday morning, all my troubles fade with my dreams just like the darkness of night. 



and although, I know Sunday's are for going to church, why go to a stark building when I could go out and see all the wondrous gifts God has given to me.


So it came to be, when we decided to go for a drive on a glorious day in May this year.



We (by accident) discovered the Causeway Coastal Route and I was astounded how utterly breathtaking the scenery is. How did I not see it before?



The horizon is so far, the sky so big. We saw mountains and waterfalls, cows and sheep. Large fields of Rapeseed Oil with its yellow flowers as far as the eye can see.



In Portstewart, we saw divers jump from the cliffs and into the water below. It reminded me a little of the Twilight books. It looked like a fun thing to do, but me with my fear of height would have to be pushed :o)



I always knew Ireland is a beautiful place, but with the long, dark winters, I sometimes forget.

The Vampire Pirate Saga: The Vampire Pirate's Daughter

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What the story is about:

When Susie moves to a new country with Amanda and Shayne, she comes face to face with a boy whom she craves much more than just his blood. 

Then, one night after she is kidnapped, she cannot hide who or what she is anymore.

Despite her obsessive thirst for blood, they grow close, but Susie soon realizes the safest place would be to move back to the château in France with Amanda. 

Here she meets a rogue bandit of vampires, not accustomed to living in the twenty-first century, but when she gives her heart completely and utterly to Callum, he leaves the château.

Then in a violent attack, Susie is bitten by another vampire and she has to choose between being a vampire or human.


Start reading:

Chapter One

THE MEGA CUP of coffee in my hand is cold while the sun shines hot down onto my shoulders. I put my feet up onto the supports of the chair across from me, and I keep my face in the shade because the brightness makes me pull my eyes together and it gives me a headache.
I ha…

Special Announcement

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I know some of you are anxious to continue reading ForNever, and I am happy to announce all three books in the series will be available on:



1 August 2017

We've decided to finish the entire series first before the second book is published, otherwise I get lazy and do all sorts of other things, like Facebooking, which means everyone would have to wait another half a decade for the third book :P

If you haven't read ForNever (Book One) yet (why not?) there are 100 copies only, for download over here.

The new covers are done - so now they match and (at last) they look like a series. 

Hands up! 

Who would like to see these on a bookshelf in their room? 

What do you think?


What readers are saying about: My Life Hereafter

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What readers are saying:

This is a Young Adult / Middle-grade fiction novel that imagines a possible scenario of just what is waiting for us in the afterlife. When young teenager Sunel finds herself and sixty of her former classmates have died, she is initially in a state of shock. To make matters worse, she is the reason the bus crashed. This means she is the reason everyone is dead. As the shock wears off she finds herself in a world that is very similar and yet very different from the one she left behind. My favorite scene is when the teens are led into the Hall of Judgment and are told they will be called in one at at a time. Upon entering the testing room Sunel sees three doors.  "The first door says Recycle. Next to Recycle, there is Rehabilitation. And next to Rehabilitation, there is Rapture." I thought this was very clever. This book touches on many interesting and important topics. It is not often that you find a YA book that openly discusses the afterlife. It seems…

If I had to dedicate another song

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If I had to dedicate a song to each one of my stories I would pick these. Some of these songs came out long after I wrote the words, yet I felt such a connection between the lyrics and the story.


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WOULD YOU REMEMBER ME: Would you Remember ME was inspired by a girl who took her own life. That week there was three suicides in the school my son attended. On the morning this young girl committed suicide, the DJ on the radio dedicated a song to her and, till this day, many years later, every time I hear that song I think of her. Although she made a decision on that sad day which she could never, ever take back, she became immortal to me. I feel a deep connection with her, even though I never knew her. We are somehow connected through that one song.





WILLIAM THE DAMNED: A deadly vampire should not fall in love, but that is exactly what happens to William. Terrified of being sent off to marry a man whom she has never met, Susanna boards The Majestic to travel from England to France. The attac…
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