Friday, February 7, 2014

Writing Process Blog Chain

Welcome to my blog. I do have great things to share now that we have entered a brand new year! My dear-sweet virtual friend, Jessica Kong invited me to participate in the Writing Process Blog Chain, in which writers share information about  their writing experience and such, by answering the following questions. Let's give it a whirl ;-)
1) What am I working on? 

My latest book, Burnt Promises is the second book to be released. It is based on my life and extreme experiences. It’s pretty raw and I put it all out there. No secrets left to tell!

I just turned in the third book in my trilogy, Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles. That is the first book that I have done from a male’s point of view. These books are true-life stories only names and some places have been changed. 

My first Children’s book is in the works, Ty The Bull, a story based on a ten year-old boy that has had to deal with on-going bullies and his parents divorce. This will be a story of inspiration and I have started a blog where kids can share their stories. I want children to know that they are not alone!

The first book in Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles, Shattered Reality is on sale for just 99¢. You might want to start at the beginning. This is a coming-of-age story that leaves very little out. All true life events!

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Well, the trilogy is considered fiction but they are more memoir-like than anything else. The first two are based on my life and the last one is the coming-of-age story of the lead male character in the story. 

These stories manufacture strong opinions and judgment although I think people have been very compassionate and understanding which has surprised me since I have not painted myself in such a good light but in many ways it is relatable, I mean, we are all human and none of us are perfect. 

3) Why do I write what I do?

More than anything I needed to get my story out into the world because they are true accounts of humanity and survival. This is a story of surviving the odds. Almost didn’t think I would make it. The writing process really helped me get through the toughest of days. Even though all my flaws and mistakes are shared on a silver platter, I am proud that I didn’t let judgment and scrutiny get in the way.

4) How does my writing process work?

Process? I don’t know that I have a process. My desire to write is unpredictable. Sometimes just out of the blue I get these thoughts and I have to get to my computer. Gosh, I remember the old days when I wrote free-hand. Sigh! What a mess that was. The challenge was trying to figure out what was on the page afterwards.

I don’t write everyday but I know that I should. Reading does inspire. Since I write from life, when the drama starts that is when the stories flow. I love the outlet. There is nothing better when the words spill out like a rain storm. It is the best feeling. There are moments that I surprise myself. Not always sure where those words came from. Almost as if I was hijacked and someone took over my body and wrote in my place. It is pretty darn awesome. Magical, I guess you can say! :-)

I’ve tagged the following writers as the next links in the chain. Watch for their posts on February th on their blogs.

First I would like to introduce you to brilliant Mary Ann Bernal who writes beautiful historical fiction stories.
Dr. Gwyneth Franger is a renowned expert in early medieval England who is set upon learning the truth about the death of Lord Erik, the last descendant of the powerful House of Wareham.  Her quest becomes an obsession, a condition that began with the discovery of a portrait of the tall and valiant warrior with which she forms an extraordinary and inexplicable bond.

Digesting troves of mildewed scrolls and source documentation only enhances her belief that Lord Erik was brutally assassinated by a cabal of traitors in the pay of William the Bastard, shortly before the onslaught of the Norman Invasion.

On an archeological dig in Southern England, her team unearths an Anglo-Saxon fortress, a vast citadel built during the reign of Alfred the Great, which she believes was Lord Erik’s stronghold.  In the midst of her excitement, she is awakened one night from her slumbers by a disconcerting anomaly emerging from the site.

Dr. Franger finds herself transported back to the Dark Ages and at the side of the noble Lord Erik who commands an army of elite Saxon warriors, a swift and mobile force able to deploy quickly throughout the kingdom to ward off invaders.

Witnessing the unrest firsthand, Gwyneth senses that her instincts had been right all along, and she is determined to learn the identities of the treacherous blackguards hiding in the shadows, villains who may well be posing as Lord Erik’s friends and counselors.

Will Gwyneth stop the assassins?  Is she strong enough to walk away and watch her beloved Erik die?  Or will she intervene, change the course of history and wipe out an entire timeline to save the man she loves with all her heart?

Travel back in time to late Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain where Alfred the Great rules with a benevolent hand while the Danish King rules peacefully within the boundaries of the Danelaw. Trade flourishes, and scholars from throughout the civilized world flock to Britannia’s shores to study at the King’s Court School at Winchester. 

Enter Concordia, a beautiful noble woman whose family is favored by the king. Vain, willful, and admired, but ambitious and cunning, Concordia is not willing to accept her fate. She is betrothed to the valiant warrior, Brantson, but sees herself as far too young to lay in the bedchamber of an older suitor. She wants to see the wonders of the world, embracing everything in it; preferably, but dangerously, at the side of Thayer, the exotic Saracen who charms King Alfred’s court and ignites her yearning passions.

Concordia manipulates her besotted husband into taking her to Rome, but her ship is captured by bloodthirsty pirates, and the seafarers protecting her are ruthlessly slain to a man. As she awaits her fate in the Moorish captain’s bed, by sheer chance, she discovers that salvation is at hand in the gilded court of a Saracen nobleman.

While awaiting rescue, Concordia finds herself at the center of intrigue, plots, blackmail, betrayal and the vain desires of two egotistical brothers, each willing to die for her favor. Using only feminine cunning, Concordia must defend her honor while plotting her escape as she awaits deliverance, somewhere inside steamy, unconquered Muslim Hispania.

King Alfred the Great has thwarted the Viking threat against his kingdom of Wessex. Signing a treaty with the formidable Danish King Guthrum, he succeeds in pushing the heathen army back to the rolling fens of East Anglia.

An uneasy peace holds sway: The King establishes a standing army under Lord Richard, who takes command of the citadel at Wareham.

Richard and his army are accompanied by his daughter, Gwyneth, an impetuous and reckless young woman – at once striking, intellectually gifted, but dangerously vain and imprudent.

While Richard broods on the Viking threat, Gwyneth falls in love with an enemy prince - only to discover that she has been betrothed to a Saxon warrior twice her age. 

Refusing to countenance her grim fate, she flees the fortress, but is soon kidnapped by a Viking warrior and taken to the camp of King Guthrum while Saxon search parties scour the land. 

In captivity, a hostage to fortune, and the focus of political intrigue, Gwyneth is submerged in a world of expediency, betrayal and black treachery. Slowly, she realizes the truth is suspect, nothing is what it appears and her reality cannot be trusted. 

And all the time, against this background, she desires nothing more than to be reunited with her dashing Danish prince.

The Briton and the Dane novels bring to life the tumultuous ninth century when the formidable Vikings terrorized the civilized world. The epic adventure runs the gamut of deception, treachery, intrigue and betrayal during a time of war and conquest in Anglo-Saxon Britain.

Two years have passed since Alfred the Great successfully defeated Guthrum, King of the Vikings.

The fair land of England is at peace. That is, until the harmony is threatened by Guthrum’s angry, vengeful, illegitimate son, Rigr, who is hell-bent on usurping his father’s throne.

Rigr demands his Birthright – an acknowledgement that he is the sole heir to the Danelaw, but his father refuses his claim. Rigr assembles his army; a motley, but formidable, cohort of disenchanted warriors.

Fearsome Guthrum, ruler of everything from Kent to Northumbria, is made aware of the threat and conjures his forces, meeting the rebellious host on the field at Thetford. 

Thousands upon thousands of bloodthirsty warriors confront each other on the sunlit, windless plains of East Anglia. The victors will rewrite the course of history, and the fate of England is in the hands of the gods of war.

Whispered by the wise and the learned. Talked of in hushed tones round luminous firesides. Engraved by awestruck scribes in the scriptoria of the Chronicles. Against all the odds, great King Alfred defeated a vastly superior Danish army outside Chippenham. 

This victory, the sages prophesied, would guarantee peace throughout the land. Or so they thought.

Two years later, Rigr the Bastard, vengeful and seeking to claim his birthright, was defeated in the wilds of East Anglia. His blood smeared berserker warriors vanquished; no quarter asked for - no quarter given.

Now, a further two years later, the Vikings return. Noble Prince Sven instigates a seaborne invasion, fuelled partly by blind rage when he discovers that his brother, Prince Erik, has sworn fealty to the Anglo-Saxon king. 

His own brother: A traitor and a fool.

Erik’s love, Lady Gwyneth, attempts to stop the invasion before it starts by uniting the two estranged brothers, but her scheming only succeeds in making matters worse. Indeed, her interference guarantees the death of thousands of warriors in the freezing, tumultuous North Sea. 

So when the horns of Sven’s monumental fleet of warships are heard off the fogbound coast of Britannia, King Alfred – outnumbered, outshipped and weary of the fray - must rouse his jaded Saxon warriors and lead them to sea, to repel his most formidable enemy yet.

For a host motivated by the spilled blood of the fallen, the spirit of black vengeance, and the delights of a warrior’s reward in Valhalla, is the most fearsome opponent of all. 

Alfred. Sven. Erik. Gwyneth. Amidst the ferrous reverberation of a battle royale - one or all must die, and the fate of a nation hangs in the balance, one final time.

Mary Ann Bernal, author of The Briton and the Dane novels, is an avid history buff whose area of interest focuses on Ninth Century Anglo-Saxon Britain during the Viking Age.  While pursuing a degree in business administration, she managed to fit creative writing classes and workshops into her busy schedule to learn the craft, but it would take decades before her “Erik the Viking” novel was ultimately published.
Mary Ann is also a passionate supporter of the United States military, having been involved with letter writing campaigns and other support programs since Operation Desert Storm.  She has appeared on The Morning Blend television show hosted by KMTV, the CBS television affiliate in Omaha, and was interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald for her volunteer work.  She has also been a featured author on Triangle Variety Radio, The Phil Naessens Show, and The Writers Showcase, and has been interviewed extensively by American and European bloggers.

Mary Ann is a New York “expat,” and currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska.


Amazon Author Page

Briton and the Dane: Concordia
Amazon UK  

Briton and the Dane: Timeline 
Amazon UK  

DW Davis

Meet easter North Carolina author DW Davis. He is one of the most kind and charming person you could ever cross paths with. Before knowing the man, I fell in love with his first book in his series, River Dream. Since then we have become friends and I have fallen in love with him and his other two books,  Dreams Change and Dreams Adrift. This is one of the best romance trilogies I have ever read. Maybe you will fall in love like I did. :-)

                              RIVER DREAM

RIVER DREAM is a young adult novel set in southeastern North Carolina in the late 1970s. The story follows two best friends, Michael and Rhiannon, from middle school through high school, as they learn about loyalty, loss, love, and the real meaning of friendship. Rhiannon and sailing are Michael’s two greatest loves. Sailing is the one thing he can always count on. Rhiannon is the one he can count on to keep him confused.  Michael’s loved Rhiannon since they were kids, but she has rules against dating her best friend. Rhiannon loves Michael, but won’t let herself show it. Then, as high school begins, the new girl in town sets her sites on Michael. What will Rhiannon’s rules cost her, and will she ever get to show Michael she really does love him, too?

                                       DREAMS CHANGE

DREAMS CHANGE is the much anticipated second book of the River Dream series. It begins four years after high school graduation with Michael’s return to North Carolina after being medically discharged from the Navy. Michael's dream of a life with Rhiannon changes when she chooses to stay with the Peace Corps in Africa rather than rushing home to be by Michael’s side while he struggles to overcome his wounds and restart his life. Maeve, his summer love from long ago, re-enters his life and a new dream begins to grow in his heart. But his new start is haunted by events that Michael keeps locked deep in his memory. 

                                  DREAMS ADRIFT

DREAMS ADRIFT is the much anticipated third book of the River Dream series. It begins immediately after the end of DREAMS CHANGE. In DREAMS ADRIFT, Michael and Maeve are about to renew their vows in the big, beach side wedding Maeve had always dreamed of when Rhiannon’s unexpected arrival threatens to derail their plans. Will Rhiannon be able to win Mike back, or will his new love for Maeve be stronger than his old feelings for his high school sweetheart? The fates once conspired to change Michael’s dreams. Are they now conspiring to set his DREAMS ADRIFT?

Thank you for your interest in DREAMS ADRIFT, and may all your River Dreams come true.

DW Davis is an independent author of young adult romance novels told from the guy's perspective. RIVER DREAM was his first novel. DREAMS CHANGE and DREAMS ADRIFT continue the story begun in RIVER DREAM.
DW’s writing reflects his memories growing up along the North Carolina coast near Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches. DW left that area when he graduated high school and traveled half-way around the world and back collecting memories and experiences which help shape his characters. Now back in eastern North Carolina, DW enjoys bringing to life characters whose adventures take place in his favorite part of the world.

Thank you for your interest in RIVER DREAM, and may all your River Dreams come true.
River Sailor Literary
Post Office Box 458
Pikeville, North Carolina 27863-0458

To connect with DW on Facebook:
Follow him on Twitter: @DWDavisRSL
and check out his blog

Zach Abrams
Please let me introduce you to Zach. He is a very talented and giving person. He has written some great suspense stories that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Royal National Bank is one of the largest and strongest financial institutions in the world. Or it was, until a series of revelations, each brought about by whistleblowers, rocks it to the core, causing its share price to falter and the entire stock market to ripple. Could it be coincidence? Might a series of blunders and incompetence have brought about its decline, or is it sabotage? Could someone be powerful and ingenious enough to mastermind its demise? If so, Who? And Why? – Greed? Power? Revenge? Or perhaps Economic Terrorism? Tom and Sally independently have their suspicions and become reluctantly twinned in the investigation. With Tom’s life and wellbeing imperilled by strange and cryptic threats, they seek to discover the cause before any further damage can take place. Tom is struggling to hold his life together with a crumbling marriage and the most challenging investigation of his life. A new disaster counters his every move. He’s not paranoid, someone is out to get him!
Available At:
Amazon US  Amazon UK

New sequel to Zach Abrams bestseller Made a Killing Treat yourself to an enthralling read A cold, bleak February morning in Central Scotland commences with the discovery of a body. Chief Executive, Hector Mathewson is found dead within the cask room of his own distillery. DCI Alex Warren needs to balance his own turbulent personal life while directing the hunt for the murderer. There are suspects aplenty with motives ranging from greed, nationalism, adultery and revenge.
Review extracts • ‘Great dialogue, unique plot and clever humour. A Measure of Trouble is a book with such a generous helping of twists that it make for a total page turner.’ • ‘until Zach came around, I never actually read a mystery before. I’m so happy that my introduction to this genre was by this talented author’ • ‘Abrams has a wonderful capacity to bring readers into the personal lives of Alex and Sandra, which are full-blooded and sympathetic characters struggling with issues’ • ‘this novel is well written, well-structured and, what I really enjoyed about it, the plot develops on several levels and the characters and events are frequently presented with a dry sense of humour, which makes it hard to put this novel down’ Laced with humour, ‘A Measure of Trouble’ is an entertaining novel, Zach Abram’s sequel to Made a Killing. Also by Zach Abrams – Ring Fenced, The Source – co-author of Twists and Turns
Available At:
Amazon US Amazon UK

The first of a new Scottish crime series that you have to read A fast moving, gripping crime novel set in the tough crime-ridden streets of Glasgow. Scott Stevenson was a despicable character and nobody mourns when his bloody corpse is found with an ivory tusk driven through his torso. DCI Alex Warren and his team are given the challenging task of discovering his killer. They investigate the numerous people Stevenson has harmed and their enquiries reveal a host of related crimes, motivated by sex and greed. As the body count starts to rise, they struggle to close the case before more lives are lost.
Review extracts • tight cast of interesting characters • Mr. Abrams does a great job of bringing the gritty streets of Glasgow to life • I found it so hard to stop reading that I missed my regular Tuesday TV Show • This book is an intriguing escape. It was dark but not too dark. As a reader I enjoyed every twist and turn.. The setting is made authentic not only by the author’s Glasgow upbringing but his ability to visualize the grey, gloomy Scottish November that is a perfect setting for this whodunnit • The characters were great. The reason for the murder was believable. I can see it happening in real life. In fact, I am sure it has.

Benjamin enjoys sex, he likes money, he loves power and he’s addicted to control. If you think your life’s complicated then spare a thought for him as he obsessively juggles and controls his five independent lives. One man, five lives, ring-fenced and separated, Bennie, loving husband and father, Benjie, beloved youngest son, Ben, successful corporate banker, Benjamin, millionaire author and publisher of pornography and Jamie, dynamic part-time lover of a beautiful musician. Relying on his Blackberry to keep all his personae separate, his life is perfect. But what if holes begin to appear in the divisions? When a sequence of events throws his life into chaos, his separate words collide with explosive consequences. Written by Zach Abrams, bestselling author of Made A Killing and A Measure of Trouble
Available At:
Amazon US Amazon UK 

After a successful career in business and finance, I have relatively recently started writing novels. (Compared to business plans and tax returns, I believes it’s a more honourable form of fiction.)

My first novel ‘
Ring Fenced’ was published in November 2011 and this is a crime story with a difference as the underlying theme is obsession tinged with power, control and how they are used and abused.
This novel was followed by a collaboration with Elly Grant to produce ‘
Twists and Turns’ a book of short stories and flash fiction.

My second novel ‘
Made a Killing’ is the first of a series of Alex Warren murder mysteries (published in November 2012) 

This has been followed by ‘A Measure of Trouble’ (August 2013). I have very recently completed ‘Source; Greed, Power, Revenge, or is it Economic Terrorism’ – a novel based on investigative journalism.
Alike my central character in ‘
Ring Fenced,’ (Bemjamin Short), I grew up within an orthodox Jewish family. I completed my education in Scotland and went on to a career in business and finance. I’m married with two children. I play no instruments but have an eclectic taste in music, although not as obsessive as Benjamin. Unlike Benjamin, I do not maintain mistresses, write pornography and (sadly) I do not have ownership of such a wealthy company. I am not a sociopath (at least by my own reckoning) and all versions of my life are aware of and freely communicate with each other. More in keeping with Alex Warren, I and my family reside in the south side of Glasgow.
Author Way

I also have the pleasure of sharing a little bit about talented author, Yvonne McEvaddy who did the compilation book 8 Slices of Cake with me. She has some great mystery stories to share.

If your ex lover and best friend was accused of killing your boyfriend would you stand up for him? Would your friends stand by you?
Passion Killer is a story of how unrequited love, jealousy and obsession become dangerous, turning passion to murder. It revolves around a group of friends in a small town in Ireland.  Sylvia arrives home one evening to find her boyfriend, Rick, in a pool of blood. In the course of their investigation, Detectives Barbara Molloy and Mick Naughton question the group of friends and uncover a web of deception. A party the night before the murder left many fingerprints at the scene of the crime. In the tangle of love triangles there are plenty of motives to choose from and few alibis, casting the net of suspicion wide.
As the story unfolds, the friends discover secrets and lies that test their relationships to the point of breaking. In order to cast suspicion away from one of their best friends, Alex, the group start to suspect a myriad of acquaintances. Will they succeed in finding out who killed Rick before Alex is put away for something he didn’t do? Or will they find out that Alex isn’t who they thought he was?
Available At:
Barnes & Noble           

Shadows of the Dead
What would you do if you found your dream house and it was rumored to be haunted? Would you buy it anyway? Would every noise in the still of the dark night have you paralyzed with fear?
Shadows of the Dead is about Alice and Mark O’Brien who don’t believe in ghosts. They fall in love with Hawthorn Grange on their first viewing. Amused by the rumors, they buy and move into The Grange.  With Mark working the graveyard shift, Alice is alone at night. Alone with the sounds from an old house, with the words of the neighbors whispering around her, the stories of the shadows arising from the graves next door and making their way into the house.
Will her imagination succumb to the rumors? Is that a door creaking open? Who is that standing at the foot of her bed? Is it just a dream? A nightmare of real or imagined proportions follows Alice around as she tries to remember that ghosts don’t exist. Or do they?
Available At:

Barnes & Noble

Java Writers are a Galway group who met through Over the Edge literary events and creative writing classes. We meet regularly in Java’s Cafe  to write and share artistic musings.  Infusions is a collection of our Fiction, Poetry, Prose and Illustrations, a percolation of diverse themes – love and loss, mystery and nostalgia, family and friends, sea and fire, wind and rain -  set variously in Italy, England, America and Ireland, reflecting the group’s eclectic mix.
Available At:

Barnes & Noble

8 Slices of Cake

A wedding, an 8 tiered cake, 8 short stories, 8 writers from all over the world. Each writer has chosen a different cake for our characters attending the wedding. Each story has its own cake recipe. We are comparing this book to the movie “Love Actually.” We all write in our own unique style. 8 Slices of Cake is a fun read about marriage, divorce, romance, dating, failed relationships, and finding love.
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I live and work in co. Galway, Ireland. I am the author of two novels, Passion Killer and Shadows of the Dead. I was long listed in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition 2012.
I am a member of the Java Writers group, who have recently published Infusions, a collaboration of our work, and am also co-author of 8 Slices of Cake, an ebook which can be downloaded on smashwords and amazon.  I took part in the first ever short story compiled by tweets, along with well known crime writers Val McDermid, Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites. The story is entitled First Stop: Revenge and can be found at: east coast story 
To connect with me:  Websitefacebooktwitter.

I would add to this – while doing the laundry, in the car on the school run, even in the shower. Or doing any of those mundane, must-be-done chores.

Many thanks to Jessica for inviting me into this chain. I might have even learned a little something new about myself. 

  A Lost Kitten
Seacat John McCall labels the attack on the Sea-anan Empire as a nightmare. He escapes the enemy’s invasion, only to find himself stranded on a distant planet called Surreal. Tormented by thoughts of his family being massacred or captured by the enemy, he focuses on returning to aid them until he experiences a mind-boggling kiss that can only come from the one he is meant to share his life with. To ease the terror he feels for his family, John seeks the identity of his secret admirer. He quickly learns the true meaning of nightmare when he discovers his soul mate is of “the mist.”

Jasira Eversole is drawn to the powerfully built outlander sitting at the king’s table. Unable to resist the need to see him again, she enters the warrior’s room while he sleeps. John’s rugged good looks and chiseled body compel Jasira to reach out and touch him. Being of the mist, Jasira knows she will not be able to feel John, but she cannot resist his pull. The richness of John’s hair, the firmness of his muscles, and the clean scent of his skin all take Jasira off guard. She swiftly realizes John is her intended mate. Now, Jasira must somehow convince the young warrior that they are two halves of one soul without chasing him off Surreal, leaving her to a lonely existence as mist.

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  A Forgotten Kitten

Many readers enjoy Star Wars-esque stories of conflict on faraway planets, while other readers tend to stick to epic romances. Few authors have managed to combine the two genres in such a seamless way as Jessica A. Kong has in her Sea-anan Saga. She has created a highly complex story with fully developed characters, and the themes explored here are inarguably adult, yet the reading level required is no more than eighth grade. A Forgotten Kitten zips along at just the right pace, allowing the reader to digest the complexity of the plot and interrelation between the characters without having to think too hard. The story revolves around Sev, a young, handsome prince and member of a royal family who rises to become king of the Oceanan race. Sev is raised in the midst of a vicious family feud, but all seems worth it when his adoptive aunt gives birth to a beautiful little girl whom Sev falls instantly and irrevocably in love with. But when Sev’s planet collides with its own sun and collapses, he must bear the loss of his entire family, including his love as well as any memory of her. Areo, the heroine of the story, is that little girl that Sev fell for during his childhood. She is a human-feline hybrid who has grown to hate the royal family that her soul mate hails from. She undergoes a destructive event and space travel episode similar to Sev’s, and it is not too long before she has settled her new planet and with her fellow half-bloods, created a strong, thriving society. When she is brutally attacked by Daehog, everyone in her empire is scattered throughout the universe. Where does she land but the planet that Sev is currently occupying. What follows is a continually building conflict interlaced with one of the most fervently passionate love stories seen in these kinds of novels. Kong chooses not just to write about space travel, or war, or love, or family, or even racism; instead, she chooses to combine all of these classic literary themes into one amazing story. The result is a mysterious and ultimately deeply satisfying story that only leads to the craving for more from this gifted and astoundingly creative writer. Reading should always be enjoyable, especially when reading escapist literature, and Kong has remembered this and accomplished it without sacrificing plot or characterization. The task of any science fiction writer is to take alien, unbelievable concepts and present them in a way that convinces the reader they are plausible in reality, and Kong has certainly hit the mark with her second novel in this delightfully mystifying series.

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Jessica Kong’s Bio:

Jessica A. Kong is an avid reader of all things fantasy, futuristic, and paranormal. When she is not reading or writing, she enjoys puzzles, arts and crafts, crocheting, horror movies, and video games. She created the Sea-anan Saga out of inspiration provided by her love for movies like Star Wars and Deep Space Nine, along with an avid appreciation of romance novels. She makes her home in Somerset, New Jersey, with her loving husband of twenty-one years and their teenaged triplets.

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  1. Thanks Brenda for featuring my novels and for inviting me to participate. Fans can check my blog next Monday..

    1. I am with such good company. Thank you Mary Ann! I look forward to seeing your page next Monday :-)

  2. Brenda, thank you so much for including me and my books as links in the Writing Process Blog Chain. I am humbled by your kind words and very excited about participating.