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Sunday, January 30, 2011

This Week's Suspenseful 7 Sentences!

I'm going to have to incorporate Clay into a story. but enough of that! LOL!

This week's seven suspenseful sentences come from a future fantasy work in process of mine. it takes place in the distant future. ENJOY!!

The Year 3510 -

“How did I ever get myself into this mess?” Tracey wondered aloud. She wrapped her arms around the sheer fabric of the dressings she wore, and shivered in the cold holo-house “They” kept her in. They had left her alone so far, which was fine; she preferred it that way. She hoped they would continue to do so until she could find a way out. Water dripped somewhere, and Tracey wished, for the millionth time, that she could see.

Footsteps echoed in the darkness.

“I’m not who you think I am,” Tracy called out into the void.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It was CLAY!!

My bf and I attended a Wine Pairing Dinner last night. All went well until I asked said bf to check, with his cell that has all kinds of fun attachments on it, and see if any ghosts were present. It did detect one ghost who told us, via said cell, that his name was “Clay.” Needless to say, Clay decided that he would choose me to pick on all night.

At the beginning of the evening, while we enjoyed our scrumptious meal and the tasty wines delivered with each portion of it, Clay was well mannered and did not bother me. With three small glasses in front of me, I decided which wine was my favorite and set it aside to enjoy last. I sipped down the other two glasses and reached for the third, and that’s when Clay decided to step into my evening.

The glass I looked for, which had been sitting directly in front of me, was gone! (Not to say that I had already drank it and had forgotten, because everyone else at the table noticed too.) It was the neighbor sitting beside me who first noted that it had been Clay who had taken it. I promptly agreed that she was probably right and went back to my meal.

It was when I had finished my dinner that I noticed the empty glass that had been missing had returned to its place on the table and was empty! I pointed it out to everyone else, who enjoyed Clay’s prank.

I hope Clay enjoyed his glass of Sherry.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Today's 7 . . . Suspenceful . . . Sentences

My 7 Suspenseful Sentences today come from my first effort at placing pen to paper, so to speak. This scene takes place before my heroine meets her ghostly hero.
Cassie took her time as she wandered through the old house. Its floors groaned in implied warning as she passed over them. The walls themselves spoke to her in muted whispers. A chill traversed her spine. She stopped in mid-step and cast her vision down the seemingly endless hall she stood in. Intermittent cobwebs spanned the ceiling’s length. Antique lighting fixtures dangled with forlorn effort from the dusty walls.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Suspenseful 7 Sentence Sunday Strikes Again!

Today's entry comes from my time-travel concerning the Modoc War. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Kiuks did not sleep that night. The white soldiers were coming. It would have to be done quickly, and it had to be done discretely. An out-and-out killing would not work. A drowning, a bear mauling, a snake bite, an accidental poisoning drifted through his mind as visions of possible unexpected deaths filtered through his thoughts. He gazed around his place, and his eyes lit upon the multi-colored stones around his fire pit. And then he hit on it.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Anne K. Albert interview!

Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Anne K. Albert who writes riveting stories of mystery and suspense.

JANETTE: In order that we can to get to know you, as a person, a little better, why don’t you tell me about who you are? Do you like to travel? Do you like to try new things? How about exotic foods?
ANNE: I love to travel. I think I was about thirteen when I asked for my very own suitcase. It was a ridiculous idea, really. My parents were poor and could not afford to travel, but I remembered thinking how wonderful it would be just to pack a few of my things and pretend. Once I got a job, I spent most of my salary on travel. It’s still one of my priorities. It’s interesting that I rarely return to a place regardless of how much it impressed me. There is always somewhere else to go and see.
As for trying new things. Oh, yes. I get bored with the same old same old. It drives my husband crazy sometimes, but then I’ll remind him how exciting his life is - thanks to me!
I enjoy all sorts of exotic foods, although I’m allergic to jalapeno peppers so that limits my intake of spicy foods. And I draw the line at deep fried bugs. I don’t care how nutritious and full of protein they might be, I can’t do it!
JANETTE: What aspect of who you are drew you into writing romance?
ANNE: I believe in the power of love, and happily-ever-afters. I married my high school sweetheart. And I’m a real softy. How could I not write romance?!
JANETTE: How many novels have you written, and of those, how many have you sold?
ANNE: I’ve written five novels to date. DEFENDING GLORY (number five) and FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL (number four) are published. Books one and two will likely never see the light of day. It’s not that they’re completely awful, but it’s probably easier to just write a completely new book than struggle with all the required revisions. However, I may pull out book three one day and see if it can be salvaged. Maybe it’ll work as a novella.
JANETTE: As a full-time writer, how hard was it for you to get where you are today? Did it take long to reach that status? Were there a lot of rejections? Did they dishearten you? How long before that glorious call? What would be your advice to new writers?
ANNE: Twenty years after I placed fingertips to keyboard to write a story I got “the call”. So, yes. It was a long haul. Along the way I received at least thirty agent rejections and ten or more editor rejections. My advice to pre-pubbed writers is simple. Never, ever give up. Never!
JANETTE: Is there a story or character you’ve written that is closer to your heart than the others? Why is it? Who is your favorite character or story someone else has created/written about?
ANNE: I’m especially partial to Val. She’s a secondary character in FRANK, INCENSE AND MURIEL, first book of the Muriel Reeves Mysteries, and she is Muriel’s aunt. Val is off the wall, does and says outrageous things, but generally has a heart of gold and would never hurt a fly. I admire her spunk.
As to my favorite fictional character, it’s a toss up. Like most women I’m fascinated by Janet Evanovich’s Morelli and Ranger. Both are larger than life hunks. At the other end of the spectrum is Agatha Christie’s Poirot.
JANETTE: Do you have any real-life heroes?
ANNE: Not anyone specific, although I’m always intrigued by ordinary people who are faced with extraordinary circumstances and make not only the best of the situation but inspire us to be all that we can be. I find that aspect of humanity one of our more enduring qualities.
JANETTE: There are those of us writers who are known as “Pansters, Puzzlers, Plotters, and Patch-workers. (And there could be others out there, too.) LOL! What type of writer would you say you are?
ANNE: Definitely “pantser”. I rarely have any idea what is coming next. Even worse, I rarely remember what has already transpired! I have a two-second brain that somehow manages to weave together a wisp of an idea into a full fledged story…but it’s always a struggle.
JANETTE: Does your writing life allow you much time for a personal life?
ANNE: Fortunately, I’ve never had that problem. Family has always come first. Enjoying life’s experiences, and all it has to offer, comes second. Writing is a necessary component of my life, and I have no qualms of sitting at the computer for 8, 10 or even 12 hours at a stretch if need be. However, when there’s something else to see or do, I’m there! Life is too short to squander it on just one thing.
JANETTE: Tell me about what you’re currently writing.
ANNE: I’ve just begun “Defending Hope”. Set on a fictional northern Minnesota island where troubles outnumber residents, it is the second book of the Piedmont Island Trilogy. DEFENDING GLORY, the first in the series, is available now in either e-book format or print.
Next will be VAL AND TYNE DAY’S MURDER. It’s second in the Muriel Reeves Mysteries series, and one I’m especially looking forward to write because Val is center stage. It should be a lot of fun.
JANETTE: How long does the planning on a new story take you before you are ready to begin work on it?
ANNE: As I mentioned above, I’m a pantser, so I don’t really plan anything. I just get an idea, usually involving a dead body or another crime, and then I sit down and write. I need to find out who did what, and why, and it has to happen in a chronological order. I can’t skip from one scene to another unless that’s the order in which the action takes place.
JANETTE: What are your preferences in reading? Do you have any favorite authors that you admire?
ANNE: I read mainly romantic suspense and mystery. If the story has a touch of humor, that’s all the better. I love authors who string together a story so effortlessly that I zip through page after page without stopping to take a breath.
JANETTE: What other successes and accomplishments have you achieved during your lifetime?

ANNE: I'm very proud of my marriage to my high school sweetheart. He's my best friend, and I'd be lost without him. I'm also very proud of my relationship with my daughter. It's such a joy to stand back and watch her grow, mature, make decisions that are best for her, and allow her to be the best that she can be.

As for my books. I'm especially happy to see them in print because they're exactly what I've always wanted to write. Books that entertain, have equal parts mystery, suspense, and romance. With a dab of humor, and not a single swear word or sex scene to be found. Like Frank Sinatra, I'm proud because I did it my way!
JANETTE: Where are your books sold, who are your publishers, and what are your contact URLs?
ANNE: My books are available at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Allromanceebooks, Omnilit, Payloadz, and from my publisher, Vanilla Heart Publishing.
JANETTE: I have enjoyed getting to know about you and your books a bit better, Anne! Thank you for allowing me some of your time to be interviewed on my blog.
ANNE: Thank you, Janette. It was my pleasure!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011


Welcome to my Suspenseful Seven Sentence Sunday post. The following excerpt is from my current work in progress, a story that deals with magic, both past and present, and the lovers who must conquer the surreal to reach their happy ever after.

Valerie immediately sat down when she got home and took pen and paper out to begin writing about all she had seen during her regression that afternoon. What she had seen uncannily equated with her role in her current life. It seemed she had been a healer in a Roman court, just as she was a healer in the court system of today. It shivered her a bit that she had been a healer then, too.
Then she started connecting all the similarities between that life of hers, and this. Her name had been the same in pronunciation, only different in its spelling; her profession had been the same, working for the government in basically the same capacity. And she had loved the same man.

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Four Short Weeks Remaining!

Four short weeks until OLY RWA’s Writer’s Retreat at Manresa Castle! Exciting times are expected (along with some SERIOUS writing, of course) I’m looking forward to it regardless of the monkey wrench thrown in by my boyfriend.
This means a change of plans, you may ask? What it means is that said boyfriend has been chosen as one of a lucky few civilians who gets to take off from and land on a US Naval Carrier in a Navy Jet! Of course, he will be instructed to obtain any literature he might come by to bring back to me and to retell his experience to me in specifics for my future writing research!
Exciting times for him! But that also means exciting times for me, too! I will get to check in to our room, right across the hall from the haunted rooms, All By Myself!
He plans on joining me later in the day of the retreat’s first day, at which time I’ll introduce him to any ghosts I’ve managed to meet up with! LOL! Fun, Fun, Fun!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Don't Know What Happened!

My Christmas Star pictures are GONE!! I saw them after I took them, so I know that they once existed, but now I have looked everywhere for them, and They Are GONE! I have looked on my digital camera and they are not there. I have looked on my phone camera, and they are also not there!

There is only one possible explanation; there WERE ghosts in the underground of Seattle! I may not have seen him, but he followed me up and Took My Pictures from me!
And it was such a Beautiful Star. . .

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

All my best wishes for your health and good fortune in the coming year!

May the year 2011 be an AMAZING Year for You!!

Have you made any resolutions?!

(I want it ALL, baby!) ;)

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