I am happily married with three children and I reside in Missouri. I earned a degree from Drury University in 2001 and operated a successful insurance agency for several years before pursuing my creative desires.
I hope you enjoy Enlightened and Cursed. The third book of the saga, Enchanted is coming soon!
Part two of the Enlightened saga. In my quest to understand the spirit world, I stumbled upon darker forces I would’ve rather not known about. There are doors that should not be opened. For years the Caldwell family was rumored to be cursed. Baylie discovers that the legend … was no rumor at all. Baylie and her loved ones are Cursed. Lives are at stake, can the curse be lifted in time?
When seventeen year-old Baylie Storm suffers an unlikely injury, her world is turned upside down. An unknown entity sends messages from beyond the grave warning that Baylie's beloved Tyler Caldwell is in danger. A century-old unsolved murder is uncovered, and supernatural gifts emerge. As Baylie and Tyler work to solve the mystery, their romance intensifies ... so do the threats on his life.
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on Aug. 18, 2012
The style guide is amazing. Thank you so much for making the tedious task of formatting a lot easier. Wish I would have known about that ^t trick a long time ago ... I spent many hours trying to take all of the tabs out of my manuscript before I self published on Kindle. The only trouble I had with my submission was a file size too small on the book cover image, but it's fixed now. Thanks Again! A.D. Spencer, author of Enlightened
on Aug. 22, 2012
Hickory Cole's short story, Photographic, is extremely captivating. The reader is lured in for an emotional impact that reminds me of a turbulent plane ride ... without the crash.
The reader gets a bird's eye view inside the mind of a man who is troubled by a traumatic experience. The surprise ending is very satisfying. I would encourage everyone to read it!
I would love to see full length fiction from Hickory Cole.
A.D. Spencer, author of Enlightened
The Man With the Green Suitcase
on Sep. 08, 2012
I was captivated by Doanes' unique writing style and refreshingly original storyline. The sheer 'what's gonna happen next' factor that is embedded into the plot from the very beginning kept me eagerly turning the pages. The vivid use of imagery really brings this story to life.
The realistic dialogue and attention to detail add depth to the characters, who each face their own 'real-life' problems. I was fascinated by the way the author connected the different events in the book, without revealing the mystery too early.
I was amazed by whom the 'bad guy' turned out to be, and I found the ending very satisfying…the way it all came together. This is a great mystery with just the right mix of supernatural.