Interview with Eileen Troemel

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I write, I'm taken to a different place. It may sound cheesy but I'm a conduit for a story. I laugh, cry, rage with my characters and hope my readers will too. I love telling a good story.
What do your fans mean to you?
I view my fans as my supporters. I hope they read my stories and connect in some way with them.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is a difficult question because there are so many good authors out there. Piers Anthony and Anne McCaffrey in sci fi, Nora Roberts/JD Robb in romance, Tamora Pierce and JK Rowling in childrens/YA. One of my daughters is a librarian so she tells me great authors all the time.
What are you working on next?
Currently I have three books in production - two more in the Wayfarer series - Wayfarer Trials and #7 which I haven't named yet; I also have Murder Next Door which takes place in the future. I'm writing the Wayfarer 8 and Defenders 3. I have notes on my phone for three other books. I just keep going....
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Inspiration comes in many forms. First and foremost my husband and daughters support my writing and everything. After that nature plays a huge role in what inspires my thought process.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Crocheting is huge for me. I love to create useful and beautiful things for my loved ones. In addition to that I am the family historian so genealogy is very intriguing. Reading transports me to different places or makes me think. Either of which is great as it expands my experience with words. I love to watch a good movie - whether it is action or soppy love story - I'll watch almost anything once.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on the family farm in southern Wisconsin. My parents were readers, my sisters and brother were all readers. I used to take my favorite book out to the hill by our woods or into my red maple tree and read when I got free time. Farming gave me a love for animals, land, and nature. A family farm is all about working hard. This is part of what drives me and keeps me working hard on producing books. I'm the youngest and my father instilled a belief in me I could do whatever I set my mind to. Life happened and I didn't think he was right until my daughters were all adults. Then I came back to writing and realized there was only one thing stopping me... me... So I let go of my fears and reservations and started writing - again.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My middle daughter is a librarian and reads about 1000 books a year. She recommends most of the books I read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
In third grade we had to write stories. I wrote about Flora's Flower Shop. This is when I fell in love with writing and telling stories.
What is your writing process?
Something will trigger my imagination and from there it is write, write write. From there it is edit and research other books in the genre before going into production.
How do you approach cover design?
When designing a cover, I look for symbols anyone would recognize as representing a theme in the book. Then I look for a balance of colors, light / dark and placement of text vs pictures. When I have created samples, I ask as many people as I can to give me their opinion. After I tweak what I have numerous times, I choose the best option and hope others like it.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I come from a long line of readers. I don't know the first book I read but when I look back on my childhood the books which stand out to me are Laura Ingalls Wilder books, Paddington Bear books, Pipi Longstocking, and The Witch Next Door series. As I write these out others come to mind as well - I could continue to list off stories that fed my love of reading.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They made it simple to submit my work for distribution.
Published 2015-03-30.
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Books by This Author

Wayfarer War
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Hettians storm through Human space destroying everything in their path. The Humans cower at Command and blame the other races. Adara and Decker want to stop them but haven't the power, they are left to rescue those few who survive.
Arched Squares Afghan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with beautiful and varied yarn, this afghan is a simple and fast project. Great for the beginner to learn different stitches, but also fun for the more advanced crocheter.
A Set of Squares
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
Stylish but warm, this beautiful set is a quick project which will delight any recipient.
Jute & Cotton Baskets
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
A unique technique using jute (or hemp) with crochet cotton to create baskets for any use or occasion.
Infinitely Luxurious
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework General
Luxurious and warm, this scarf is easy to make and beautiful.
Wayfarer Home
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,410. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Building a new society, Adara struggles with all the responsibilities on her shoulders. An uncomfortable ship, seven months pregnant and a saboteur create an intolerable situation. Teamwork and drawing on all resources, including the children, helps get all the tasks done and sets a precedent on how they move forward as they travel to their new home.
Rise of the Ancients
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,210. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Samantha Crane’s arrival on space station Zed causes a stir. Colin MacKenzie, Security Chief has a love hate relationship with her. He loves her body, hates the trouble she brings. This time she’s not playing. Injured, exhausted, Samantha Crane let Mac in her ship and her heart. But it may all be too late as an ancient enemy rises to destroy everything in its path.
Defenders of Magic
Series: Defenders. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,710. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tof, Bri and the rest of the Defenders established peace in their province. They've taught the people how to stand up for themselves. But the sovereigns sense turmoil in the rest of the land. A large group of riders breaches the safety of Bear's compound. Steps forward into new provinces brings politics, diplomacy, and new ways of battling the Troopers, Magic Seekers, and Council.
Wayfarer Contentious
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,020. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Change and conflict surround the Phoenix. New trainees and Nany O’Neal Finnegan arrive to board the Phoenix. The Command mandates keep coming provoking the unrest amongst the crew. Racial tensions rise with many attacks on other races. Trainees complain about Adara leading Command to issue an ultimatum. Allies are attacked, humans only is on the rise. Have they reached a tipping point?
Wayfarer Limits
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,490. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Disagreeing without fighting, Adara and Decker face the new challenges as Command issues new mandates restricting how all members do their jobs. Tension rises on the ship and across the human territory. Diplomatic relations with the Tuscalains goes poorly for the humans but not for the Wayfarers. Racial unrest ripples across the human territory, hitting close to home with Adara’s family.
Wayfarer Conviction
Series: Wayfarer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,200. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Raiders, Tuscalains, and cold cases, Walter Farento, a services efficiency expert observes the Phoenix. Rhia fumbles for leads in her cold case, while the hacker eludes Jolen. Avin hunts a firebug. Sabotage threatens the assembly of a new station. A breakthrough in the cold case points to something deeper and more sinister. It all amounts to just another day on the job for Adara and Decker
Broomstick in a Log Cabin Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A 12 hour afghan, this log cabin uses broomstick lace to create a beautiful design. Warm, fun, and easy, it’s the perfect cuddling blanket.
Framed Tipped Lattice Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 730. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Twelve hour afghan is beautiful, warm, and soft. Made with Bernat Blanket yarn, it is a luxurious fleece.
Bandana X
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Working in the garden, going to the beach, on a hike, or reading a book, this bandana is lightweight delicate and beautiful for wear year round. It’s a great accessory for the active person.
Half Dozen Thread Headbands
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Half dozen thread headbands offers lightweight quick projects. These headbands are sassy, fun, and quirky. Each one can be completed in an evening.
Sparkling Squiggle Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 580. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Soft and fun, this scarf has a little bit of everything. It sparkles. It’s warm. It’s fun. A beautiful accessory for the cooler fall and early winter.
Shades of Blue
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made from Mohair, this shaded infinity scar offers a range of colors and plenty of warmth. It looks light and airy but is warm and comfortable.
Puff Chain Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A light scarf, small lacy and vibrant. It may be small but it packs a punch. This accessory will brighten any outfit.
Lattice Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Heavy duty scarf meant for the cold winter but still decorative. This scarf is simple to make for any level crocheter.
Climbing Vine Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Climbing Vine scarf is a great beginner project. It’s soft and warm to keep out the winter’s chill. The yarn is beautiful creating a delicate and soft accessory.
Zig Zag Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 370. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Graphically different, this scarf is a wonderfully light and fun. A quick pattern, this scarf can easily be made in an evening.
Triangular Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Infinitely soft and beautiful, this scarf is great for all seasons. A pleasant light scarf made to accent any outfit.
Spring Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Soft and light, this scarf is a lovely neutral accent to any outfit. It's a quick project easily made in an evening.
Red Blocks Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 380. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Simply and stunning, red blocks scarf captures your attention while being soft and vibrant.
Fillet Based Vines Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Bamboo silk is sleek, smooth, and soft. This scarf is light and sensual to the touch while being beautiful. Neutral colors go with any outfit.
Chains and Ribs Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Perfect for warmer weather, this scarf is fun, airy, and unique. Simple stitches create a light and beautiful scarf. Yarn is soft and silky. The scarf adds a perfect accent to any outfit.
Loopy Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with fleece yarn, this afghan makes up in quickly and is warm. Light and lovely, it keeps you warm while looking beautiful.
Wild Magic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,620. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Mallory follows her magi gifts back to Linos Province where almost all the magi were killed. Her magi powers send her to help a boy. In saving the boy, she joins a small group who need her magi powers. The small group escapes from hostile villagers and magi hunters. Reaching Scons Province doesn’t offer safety only more challenges for Mallory, Leland, Pintra, Faolan, Jadan, Ovra, and Erga.
Draconian Peace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,000. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Racial tension has destroyed the relationship between the Draconians and the humans, leaving thousands of mixed breeds disenfranchised. Prejudice and suspicion mar the joining of Dewi Bradon, half and half, and Lord Lachlan Camdon until they learn to look passed their race and trust in each other. As they begin to trust, changes ripple through society and expose rampant corruption and crime.
Wayfarer Acceptance
Series: Wayfarer, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,170. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Adara gives birth! Their daughter arrives early and under less than ideal circumstances. Finally they learn why so many attempts have been made on Adara's life. While Adara and Decker get used to being parents, Jolen and Tillie take on a hacker. Rhia and Bas work on a murder case. Adara meets thirteen year old Bethania from the Holy Cross. The Holy Cross is an old private vessel carrying too many
Wayfarer Expansion
Series: Wayfarer, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,650. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Families grow as the crew of the Phoenix deals with hostages, encounters with new races, and settlers. Five months pregnant, Adara keeps working as a pilot, negotiator and as Mathair Naclan. Decker works to adjust to her new needs and limitations. The Phoenix is on the front line for tackling the Hettian threat as well as transporting settlers to their new planet.
Scrubbies
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Sponges hold germs and the store bought scrubbies fall apart with one use. The solution? Make your own. These two scrubbie patterns can be done in a short time and will last a long time. They can also go in the dishwasher or the washer to keep them clean. The combination of tulle with crochet cotton makes the durable and practical.
Tipped Doubles Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A great pattern for a beginner, tipped doubles uses chains, single crochet, and double crochet to create a beautiful scarf. This is a great pattern to show off a variegated yarn as it highlights the yarn.
Bobble Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Offering two looks, the bobble scarf is soft with a lot of texture. The front features the bumpy bobble and the back smooths out the roughness of winter.
Faux Crocodile Beret
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Do you like the crocodile stitch but hate the sequence of rows? Here is a way to create the crocodile stitch in one row. This beret is stylish and beautiful. It is a statement while still being practical and warm.
Shawl Squared
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 440. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Feeling boxed in? Do it in style with this shawl. Made with simple single and double crochets the pattern works up quickly for a spectacular warm accessory.
Puff Blanket
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
For those cold nights, you need a warm blanket to cuddle under. The Puff Blanket uses Bernat Blanket fleece making it cold proof. The pattern is simple. Using a large hook, this pattern makes up quickly.
Large Shell Cowl
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Thick and warm while still being soft and beautiful, this cowl will keep you warm and stylish. The cowl takes the place of jewelry, while providing warmth in the winter months.
Ladder Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 370. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Playing with stitches, this experiment is a delightful creation which offers warmth in winter and a pop of color. The triple crochet makes the pattern work up quickly for an evening project.
V Stitch Beret
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A fast and fun beret, made with beautiful soft yarn. This project won't take long to make and will be a hit for winter. The V Stitch highlights the yarn's colors and texture to create a lovely piece.
Warm Winter Set
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
When the temp drops below zero, this set will help keep out the frigid cold. A cute hat, scarf and wristers cover the parts of you most needing protection. Stylish and functional, this set keeps you looking good and warm.
Half Dozen Headbands
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Half Dozen Headbands features quick and easy headbands for a variety of weather. Each offers a unique and fun option. These patterns are great for using scraps and leftovers. They take little time to create and can be made to fit child or adult. Keep warm and beautiful with these six headbands.
Journeys
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Lifelong friends Nora and Kat leave behind family to spend a weekend together. Catching up, Kat confesses her dissatisfaction with her church and the lessons they’re teaching her children. Nora, a witch, performs a full moon ritual unaware Kat watches. Kat wants to know more about Nora’s beliefs. Is Kat a witch too? She’s not sure. They discover truths about themselves and each other.
Wayfarer Salvation
Series: Wayfarer, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,010. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
With Adara's pregnancy, Decker and Adara struggle with fears of a second miscarriage. On their new vessel, the Phoenix, they set up operations. With a larger crew, it takes time to adjust. Conflict with a trainee dominoes into a hidden investigation. Adara learns the difference between being just a pilot and being in command. Drug crimes spawn an investigation into the source.
Grandma's Doilies
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories about life. The Fight a boy waits to see if his mother will be abused. History Repeating, a great aunt tells of being raped. Guess, a mother teaches her daughter fiscal responsibility. Grandma’s Doilies, a granddaughter recalls a beloved grandmother. Dream Rich a poor mother struggles to feed her baby. Poignant stories address difficult topics.
The Broom Closet
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
A collection of short stories. A Stroll, a woman takes a stroll through a park to bring herself back to a place of balance. The Broom Closet addresses the issue of religious freedom in the workplace. Choices, a stressful life has led to medical issues which leads her to meditation. Dolphin Quest, an old woman visits a dolphin. She takes a journey with him to the depths of the ocean.
Wayfarer Freedom
Series: Wayfarer, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,820. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Following the loss of the Pritchard, Adara and Decker get great news only to be faced with a more loss. Struggling with loss and grief, they return to Command. Decker wants a bigger ship with more people. Adara's afraid she won't be able to protect their people. Pulled into negotiations, training, and prepping for a new ship, Adara couldn’t possibly have time for more but there is always more.
Broomstick Lace Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Broomstick lace is worked with both a large knitting needle and crochet hook. Worked in a two row sequence, the pattern works up quickly to create a lovely lacy pattern while still having some of the traditional crochet aspects.
Witches' Tower
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Witchcraft and a deadly demon have haunted the town for a hundred years. New in town, Ashley is annoyed with being the new girl. In a fit of anger, she strides off pursued by her brother, Zach. Zach draws her away from the water tower because of the demon. He tells Ashley her anger will draw the demon. If she doesn’t want to be trapped, she should return home and avoid the Witches’ Tower.
Incidental Characters
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A dark and stormy night, Sheila rushes into her house after a day of doing research at the library. Heart in throat, Sheila moves from one horror to the next wondering where her husband and children are. Wavering between fear and annoyance, she wonders if this is another Halloween prank. Will she find her family, rescue them? Or is this another Halloween prank by her husband?
Death Waits
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Hovering near death, Angus wars with the agony which grips him. He sees her waiting patiently. When the nurses and doctors leave him alone, he begs for her to take him but she denies him the release. He has things to do before he can be released from this life. Letting go his stubbornness, Angus has a nurse call the only person he cares for while Death Waits.
The Creaky Old House
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Sasha dares her younger sister Lola to go into an abandoned house. It is old, rickety, and hauted. Lola accepts her sister's challenge and enters the house. Sasha expects her sister to chicken out. as she watches from outside, her sister seems to be attacked. Her screams send Sasha rushing home to get her parents. Was she attacked by a ghost? Is she dead? Sasha waits while her parents investigate.
A Bright Future
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a time when the government controls everything, Becca makes a mistake bringing attention to herself. With the Special Police ready to scoop Becca up, Angela, her mother, helps her escape in the night. A frightening and difficult journey away from their way of life, Becca and Angela trust Cam to whisk them away to a new future but will they be safe?
A Journey Home
Series: Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Generations have survived on the ship, but now Aiya and her children are being jettisoned onto a new world. To sooth and comfort her children Aiya tells them the story of why they left their homeworld and took to space. Leaving a home with an advanced culture, they have journeyed long to find a new home.
Soft Sunshine Afghan
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 580. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Ripple with a twist this pattern creates a soft wave of colors. The pattern is intermediate level with an easy repeat. Worked in one direction, this would be a great pattern to use up scraps or create a rainbow of colors. Once you get the repeat of the stitches down, the pattern works up quickly to create a warm unique twist on the traditional ripple afghan.
Doubled Up Dishtowel
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with crochet cotton, this dishtowel is elegant and practical. It washes easily with all your other towels. You can choose colors to coordinate with any kitchen décor. Doubled Up Dishtowel pattern uses the double crochet to create a stylish towel to hang anywhere in your kitchen.
Drop Stitch Dishtowel
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 630. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Made with crochet cotton, this dishtowel is both functional and fun. A little whimsy and fun the pattern uses double and triple crochet to create movement. At the same time the dishtowel can hang from any handle from your fridge, stove, or drawer.
Plaid Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
This freestyle pattern allows lots of flexibility. While made with two colors in this picture, it could easily be adapted to more colors. The plaid pattern can be worked randomly or with exact precision and repeats. This pattern is great for a beginner who wants to practice the basic stitches of single and double crochet.
Wayfarer Destruction
Series: Wayfarer, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,690. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
While the Pritchard gets repaired, Adara and Decker fall into life at Command. Sabotage and danger shadow them on the station. Once the ship is repaired, Decker, Adara, their crew, and Adara's pilots head out to make contact with the Hettians. Along the way, Rhia, Franklin, and Avin face a serial killer. Adara can't shake her bad feeling. Maddock is kidnapped and Oakes predicts another loss.
Wayfarer Trials
Series: Wayfarer, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,490. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Returning from their honeymoon, Decker and Adara are thrown in the deep end of the cases under investigation. Women are being attacked and taken by an unknown group of people. Franklin and the rest of the investigators work to close the complicated case against the Castitate Colony and Patrick Richardson, putting the Pritchard and her crew in grave danger.
Murder Next Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,900. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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Death in the apartment across the hall throws Eloise Franklin and Ronan Turner into each other’s lives. Turner is arrogant and condescending of Eloise profession as a stripper until he finds out she’s raising her younger sister. Eloise and her younger sister experience danger and abuse. Ronan discovers a respect and love for Eloise he never expected.
Easy Trivet
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 470. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
A trivet to put under your hot pans on the table. Quick and easy, bright and cheerful, this pattern offers an alternative to a hot pad and a way to use up scrap yarn. Made with crochet cotton, it is durable, practical and pretty.
Fiesta Throw
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Fun and light weight, this throw is small and cozy. Meant to just drape over, it adds a touch of whimsy to any room while giving warmth and comfort.
Lacy Length
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 400. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Light weight and delicate, this scarf is great for warmer regions and warmer weather. Using baby yarn, the pattern and the yarn create a delicate and beautiful scarf for decoration while still providing warmth. It can be made three ways - cowl with buttons, traditional scarf and as an infinite scarf.
Light and Lacy
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Light weight and delicate, this scarf is great for warmer regions and warmer weather. Using baby yarn, the pattern and the yarn create a delicate and beautiful scarf for decoration while still providing warmth.
Drunken Doubles
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
With tilted double crochets, this scarf and pattern highlights a variegated yarn. It shows off with a little bit of drunkenness the pattern of the yarn while still being a little fun in the pattern. It works up quickly and can be done in three styles - cowl, standard scarf and infinite.
Wayfarer Aegis
Series: Wayfarer, Book 0. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Before the Pritchard and Decker, Adara had a contract on an explorer class ship. The ship was supposed to be her home, the crew her family. With a rigid by the books captain, Adara found herself written up, reprimanded and in danger of losing her contract. Still she forms bonds with people on the crew. Carving out a niche, she finds a balance until fate intervenes with a deadly asteroid shower.
Wayfarer Wedding
Series: Wayfarer, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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The big day is fast approaching. Adara should have enough to do with just the wedding but instead, she is dealing with nearly her entire family going on a secret mission to collect information on a hostile race, Decker's mother making demands, and a new case for involving a humans only colony.
Wayfarer Negotiator
Series: Wayfarer, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,700. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Adara faces a variety of negotiations starting with riots on a space station between Wayfarers and shop keepers. With Decker, Adara has to negotiate terms in their relationship. Avin gets his first case a murder which becomes three. Decker’s parents arrive to visit. Adara has to negotiate with his mother to get her to like her. Decker proposes, Chaos reigns - until Adara negotiates a settlement.
Dragon Lord's Mate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,940. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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During spring rites, Dragon Lord Arius claims Pena, a healer from the Plains. He likes her small body, flame hair, and spunk. Pena wants nothing to do with the Dragon Lord. She wants love and comfort. Arius carries her away from her Plains village. The shadow dragon rises, reaching out his power to aid Pena's enemy, Indirez. Betrayal within the Dragon Clan endangers everyone that Pena holds dear.
DishTowel with Hanger
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Growing up, there was always a dish towel hanging on the refrigerator. Usually it was a terry cloth towel with a crocheted top. In this pattern, I've crocheted the towel and the topper. This hangs on your fridge, most stoves, wherever you need a handy towel. It's a quick project most beginners can create.
Woven Winter Scarf
Series: Crochet Patterns. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Crafts - Needlework/Crocheting
Winter in Wisconsin is cold. Small narrow scarves just don't keep you warm enough. This woven winter scarf is long and wide to be able to keep out the cold. Made with worsted weight yarn, it is warm, simple pattern easy enough for the beginner to use.
Wayfarer Immemorial
Series: Wayfarer, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,350. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Clan leader, pilot of the Pritchard, hero of the Aegis, Lieutenant Adara Stone is overwhelmed as her roles increase and her responsibilities expand. Adara and Decker are back with their crew, and her family as Adara stumbles through being the leader of a clan as well as a pilot on the Pritchard. The memorial for the Aegis looms along with more threats from the Barions.
Defenders of the Land
Series: Defenders, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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The Defenders grow in number as young adults from all the villages come to help. Gi and Bear maintain train recruits while Tof with his two lieutenants, Bri and Alex, take the Defenders to the villages to see how they can help. They learn as they go. They learn more magic and better fighting strategies as they must defend against the magic of the magic seekers and the skills of the troopers.
Wayfarer Clans
Series: Wayfarer, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,450. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Half human and half Wayfarer, Lieutenant Adara Stone, pilot of the Pritchard, out flies a pilot in a stolen ship with kidnapped scientists. Capturing the ship, Adara confronts the pilot, her oldest brother Nealon. Adara struggles to cope with a family she feels abandoned her. Adara works with Franklin on kidnapping cases which point to a rogue Wayfarer clan committing the crimes.
Defenders of the People
Series: Defenders, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Refugees from the council, Tof, Bri and Gi land in Bear's arms to discover safety and love. They've found a refuge from the council and its agents. Far from the council, they develop friendships and connection to their community. When that community is threatened, Tof, Bri and their five friends defend against the violence of their world to protect the people of the land. Along the way, secret
Wayfarer
Series: Wayfarer, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,720. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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Adara Stone youngest pilot in the Interstellar Planets Union survived one ship’s destruction only to be treated like a jinx. Being half human and half Wayfarer, she’s always been set apart. Captain Decker Flannery thinks she’s too young, too solitary, and too sexy to be on his ship. He needs a third pilot so he has no choice. At twenty Adara has flown in service for seven years in everything
Moments in Life
Series: Moments, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Moments in Life is about life which is sometimes hard, humorous, loving, difficult, and a wide range of other emotions. Life is about the connections we make with friends, family, and even furry critters. The poems in this volume address some of the things faced in life. These can be pretty, loving, funny or they can be gritty and hard, painful and difficult. Sometimes we have to scream at the
Moments in Spirit
Series: Moments, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Spiritual belief varies from individual to individual. These poems represent spiritual moments and experiences from a Pagan perspective. The poems offer strength, guidance, daily reminders, and balance when following a Pagan path. Regardless of the spiritual path, they are meant to bring you closer to the divine being - whoever you believe that to be.
Moments in Nature
Series: Moments, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Nature inspires, frightens, and amazes on a daily basis. The poems in this collection all have something to do with nature – being in it, watching it, the passing of seasons. Whether it is a beautiful winter day (or any of the other seasons) or a patch of wilderness amongst the perfectly tended civilized yards, these poems express the affect that moment in nature had on me.
Moon Affirmations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Stress Management
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Moon Affirmations is a meditation self help book geared around the cycle of the moon. Using the moon’s energy, the reader can focus on issues in their lives. For each chapter, there is a brief description of the moon cycle along with an affirming poem and a guided meditation for each day of the phase.
Secret Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,040. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
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Waiting in line at the bank, Nick and Dee are thrown together during a bank robbery. Instantly attracted Dee can’t resist family-oriented Nick. Dee has secrets – deadly secrets which private eye Nick stirs up. He must know all her secrets. To survive Dee must run but can’t leave Nick. Nick escapes with her. Nick has to earn her trust as Dee realizes she is strong enough to face her Secret Past.