We’re waiting on the second set of proofs for the paperback, so that still is not available. The e-book, however, totally is! And it’s on Amazon right now!
Hello mortals! If you’re in Maryland and like vampire and werewolf stories, you will definitely want to come to Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast on July 22nd to enjoy short readings and follow-up discussions with authors H.L. Brooks (that’s me!) and Dea Schofield. We will be reading some short excerpts from our latest books. There will also be some light refreshments and a door prize for one lucky winner. If you are a book blogger, vlogger, or bookstagrammer, send me a note if you can come by and we will hook you up with a swag bag.
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017
Scarborough Fair Bed & Breakfast in Baltimore, MD
I was a guest on Raven Heights Radio again – YAY – and this time my sweetheart William C. Hardy was with me, too. Will answers questions like “How many accents can you do?” And I mostly say how much I love people and giggle.
He talked about theatre and the amazingly creative people we have worked with and our friends. We also talked about the night Will and I met, which involved giggling during the discussion (some perhaps owed to the wine). Also – mush. There is some romantic mush.
My book Red August is available through Smashwords for a pre-sale.
What if you found out that you were descended from a long line of clandestine fighters, and that your family was still at war? August Archer thinks she’s a normal teenage girl—even if she has been having disturbing erotic dreams about wolves lately. Still grieving over the loss of her father, and wondering over his final gift of a red hooded cloak, August is uprooted from her big city apartment to a tiny town in Maryland, where she meets an enigmatic, irresistibly fascinating man who refuses to talk to her, yet who fuels her most intense romantic fantasies. But it’s when August begins talking to her feisty Scottish grandmother that a strange tale of werewolves and hunters emerges—one in which the man of her dreams may be her family’s oldest enemy–in this modern-day telling of the Red Riding Hood story.
Yesterday a friend send me a message encouraging me to enter a contest she’d entered at Tentsquare.com. They have a monologue challenge going. Writers can submit two writing pieces – up to 250 spoken words. The theme is “Love Letter” for the past two weeks. Then for the next two weeks actors can submit up to two, two minute readings of the items that were entered. There are money prizes – $200 for first place. No entry fee. 250 words is not much writing. So after some more cheer-leading from her, I went ahead and decided to do it. At first I was going to submit just one entry. It poured out of me. And it was really different than anything else I’d written, so I went ahead and wrote another. Which was also different than what I would expect myself to write with the theme “Love Letter.”
I’m a hopeless (hopeful) romantic and I had expected I would channel my feelings towards my partner. But instead I just wrote some pure fiction out of nowhere in a style I am totally not used to, about things that were a little weird for me to write. I was fine right up until the moment after I hit the submit button for the second piece, because then my heart started pounding. I couldn’t take it back. It was out there for people to see and share and like or hate and my face was in the corner of the submission and my name, too. And ACK! So, naturally, I shared it to Facebook to say I was freaked out, but to also let my actor friends know about the contest. It would be cool to see my actor friends read the letters.
You can find each letter in the link below. If you felt like sharing them on Facebook or twitter, that would be great. If you are an actor and want to perform, I can’t wait to see what you do with them! The letters are both female. One is for a teen girl – but it’s sort of mature subject matter. And the other would work for any woman between 18-30. But that’s just inside-the-box thinkin’.