Bea Cannon

Biography

Bea was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and though she has visited other cities and states, she has a preference for Charlotte and expects to live there for the rest of her life.

She is a teller of tales who enjoys concocting yarns of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, and other stuff. She also relishes reading, drawing and painting, walking, and working crossword puzzles.

She is a retired electronics technician and admits to having worked at a variety of other jobs during her life, including being a dishwasher, a busgirl, a housemaid, a motel/hotel maid, working in a fast-food joint, a telephone operator, and a store clerk. There have been other, even-less-glamorous jobs, including picking cotton.

She is also a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who daydreams a lot and likes to dance.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Charlotte, NC where I still live. I not sure of just what influence growing up here has had on my writing as I mostly write science fiction and fantasy, though I must admit that I did place the characters in my werewolf stories in a small town near here (Matthews) and gave them jobs in this city. I also used Charlotte and other locations in North Carolina as a setting in my "Spaceships and Magic" series and more recently, in my latest book ("A Small Gray Dot").

I think what has most influenced my writing is the fact that I'm now retired and have time to actually do it.
When did you first start writing?
I've always loved to write, and probably started doing so as soon as I learned to read.
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Series

Spaceships and Magic
A story of change. A scifantasy of what happens after aliens invade the Earth in the not-too-distant future and a child who changes into something else is born who can open doors into another dimension.

Turner: Bitter Change

Price: $0.99 USD.

Turner: World Change

Price: $2.99 USD.

Turner: Unexpected Change

Price: $2.99 USD.

Turner: Inevitable Change

Price: $2.99 USD.

Turner: Deep Change

Price: $2.99 USD.
Cady and Sam

Interruptions

Price: Free!

Living in the Moment

Price: $0.99 USD.

A Blankie for Baby

Price: $0.99 USD.

The Other Shoe

Price: $0.99 USD.

A Short Trilogy of Quiet

Price: $1.99 USD.
Tales from the Change

Hard Changes

Price: $0.99 USD.

Bridge

Price: $2.99 USD.
A Boucher's World Duology
Randa is an un-Changed Human of Boucher's World who holds the key to a smooth transition from the thousand years of Turmoil that went before, to the Change of Humans into something that heralds the beginning of their rise from barbarism. She is an essential ingredient in the establishment of a society that intertwine's the lives of the Elvwists and Humans of this alien world.

Hard Changes

Price: $0.99 USD.

Bridge

Price: $2.99 USD.
Boucher's World Prequels
It begins with "Seed" when a lonely teen becomes stranded on an alien world, and continues with "Swallow and Dove" the tale of a self-indulgent Elvwist who gets more than it bargained for; and goes on to "Raven and C'elie" a story of forbidden love during a time of change. Then there's "Hard Changes" for a family coping with loss and continues when the family has to relocate into a really different environment and try to "Bridge" from the old to the new. A thousand years after "Bridge", on "Moving Day" there's a small glitch when Jade and Tally move out on their own.

Seed

Price: $2.99 USD.

Hard Changes

Price: $0.99 USD.

Bridge

Price: $2.99 USD.
Boucher's World Trilogy
Follow the denizens of Boucher's World though emerging from their two thousand year confinement to learning why they, as a people, were subjected to such treatment, and how they resolve being reunited with their ancestral worlds.

Boucher's World: Encounters

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Five Book Box Set - Spaceships and Magic
Series: Spaceships and Magic. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 654,630. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Born of human parents on an Earth occupied by alien invaders, Juri Turner has been changing into something other than human since the age of three. When she is fifteen, she is not thrilled to learn exactly what it is that she is becoming, that due to an ancient enchantment, she has been saddled with the job of saving two worlds. Will she be able to complete her preordained tasks?
The Boucher's World Trilogy A Box Set
Series: Boucher's World. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 358,900. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A box set of the Boucher’s World trilogy of Emergent; Transformation; and Encounters chronicling the epic story of the offshoots of two different species, Humans and Elvwists, thrown together on a planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system, a world far away from their homes.
A Price to Pay - A Short Story from the Dark Realm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jack Warslow is a small-time thief. What happens the night he breaks into a big house in an affluent neighborhood has him desperately wishing he’d never seen the house or picked up the small cat that belongs to the homeowner. He thought he was ready for anything but he learns just how wrong he is and that there is no such thing as something for nothing. There is always a price to pay.
Turner: Deep Change
Series: Spaceships and Magic, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,260. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Juri Turner, the human-born dragon, has to help fight insurrectionists trying to take over the government of Earth, help rescue humans being held captive by the aliens that invaded twenty-three years ago and help ensure the success of the mission when they go to the enemy’s home planet for a final showdown. It’s a big job for a small dragon. Will she accomplish all she was born to do?
Sower
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,710. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is the tale of one of the last Sowers. Such a mission as the one with which he is charged can be dangerous. Can he accomplish his duty and keep the natives from learning of the presence of offworlders? Can he run fast enough to escape after being caught with a native female? And, when he finds a deadly problem threating to wipe out the restoral efforts, can he prevent it from spreading?
Turner: Inevitable Change
Series: Spaceships and Magic, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,880. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Juri Turner has three problems: one, those big, venomous dinosaurs with huge claws known as Revishers, are causing trouble on Mur; two, Tet Sonicdragon has been abducted by a demon and taken to a place of no return; three, her recently discovered inner twin is trying to surface and inhabit their one body. She finds herself dancing to the tune of music magic to reach reasonable solutions.
The Other Shoe
Series: Cady and Sam, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,990. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Two years after helping a friend avoid being kidnaped (or killed) by evil forces, there hasn’t been any other trouble, and werewolves Cady and Sam have settled back into their quiet and mundane life in the town of Matthews, N.C. Halloween has rolled around again and they’ve stocked up on goodies and kicked back to await the trick-or-treaters. Is their mellow about to undergo a serious alteration?
First
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,410. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
One bright fall morning, Lyssa Brunner’s life takes a turn for the weird. Up until then, she is an ordinary, sixteen-year-old, slightly nerdy girl with a secret crush on the captain of the football team. After that day, she finds that, not only are things not always as they seem but that they are sometimes something that could never even have been imagined.
Turner: Unexpected Change
Series: Spaceships and Magic, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,140. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Juri Turner has to help defeat a demon who intends to rule Mur, and aid Earth in fighting alien invaders hell-bent on destruction. Again, the fate of two worlds rests on the small golden shoulders of the human-born dragon who never asked for anything more than to be left alone to live out her less than fortunate life in peace. How will she handle the unexpected changes these events bring about?
Adams and Eves
You set the price! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... A short story of how it all began...
Turner: World Change
Series: Spaceships and Magic, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 152,040. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
All Juri Turner has to do is discover how to save one world from certain annihilation and ensure help for another. After all, it’s the reason she was born and she’s been assured it’s her destiny, so it’s doable, right? She only has to escape death and an unwanted marriage while doing it… Pray for Mur, pray for Earth, but especially pray for Juri, for without her, both worlds are doomed.
Turner: Bitter Change
Series: Spaceships and Magic, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 155,970. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Change happens. It’s a fact of life. But what do you do when the change is so big it changes the world and everything in it? The world has changed but so has Juri Turner and the change is bitter. Follow along as she struggles to learn what she is and to understand what she is becoming. A story of change, and of hate, love, and betrayal; of a coming of age, and of spaceships and magic…
Why I Started Smokin' Cigarettes (or what happened th' night Daddy went to Hooter's to git some chicken wings)
You set the price! Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life
(5.00 from 1 review)
Shaniqua Jones smokes like the proverbial smokestack, and was asked by a friend when and why she began smoking. This is her explanation.
Bridge
Series: Boucher's World · Tales from the Change, Book 3 · A Boucher's World Duology, Book 2 · Boucher's World Prequels, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,940. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Randa faced hard changes after misfortune befell her vow-mate. Two years later, she had to flee marauders who would kill her children for being different. They were rescued by the beings she'd thought were demons and taken to a village set up for the safety of the new Humans where she has to fight culture shock and loneliness. Will she be able to bridge the gap between the old ways and the new?
Boucher's World: Encounters
Series: Boucher's World, Book 3 · Boucher's World Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 125,500. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Humans and Elvwists, the psychic adepts of Boucher's World, a planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system, have been out of contact with their home worlds for over two thousand years. Recently, they have learned that ships from each world will soon be arriving. Learn the outcomes of these crucial encounters that will shape and change the future of all humans, and all Elvwists.
A Short Trilogy of Quiet
Series: Cady and Sam. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All three Cady and Sam stories now in one book... "Interruptions" - An unwanted visitor makes for some equally as unwanted excitement. "Living in the Moment" - An unexpected visit from the in-laws can cause problems... "A Blankie for Baby" - Making a baby blanket for an unusual friend could be more than bargained for!
A Blankie for Baby
Series: Cady and Sam, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,220. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Cady and Sam are werewolves trying to live a quiet life with their daughter in the small town of Matthews,NC. Recently, there have been a couple of incidents of not-so-quietness so they decide to take her to Cady's parents in Massachusetts. Cady wants to make a baby blanket as a gift for a friend, but,she will need special yarn for her project. Will this be as simple a task as she supposes?
Boucher's World: Transformation
Series: Boucher's World, Book 2 · Boucher's World Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 127,010. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
The co-discoverer of the way out of the continent-covering Dome of Boucher’s World, Jade Lowry, was kidnapped but managed to escape with the help of her soul-mate, Kendis Rost, and the doomed precog, S’tella. This is a chronicle of what happens after they return to Jade’s home in Village Twelve. What does Lark, the Elvwist Healer, and Sparrow, its precog vow-mate have to tell them?
Hard Changes
Series: Boucher's World · Tales from the Change, Book 2 · A Boucher's World Duology, Book 1 · Boucher's World Prequels, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
What will Randa do when her vow-mate goes fishing and doesn’t return? She lives in a remote area with her children. With their provider gone,she is the only one left to keep them alive. Will her mate return? What will happen when they meet the beings they believe are demons? Change is very hard,and it takes courage to be able to meet all the challenges. A story of birth, death, and other changes.
Moving Day
Series: Boucher's World · Boucher's World Prequels, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Jade is fourteen years old and excited about finally being old enough to move out on her own. She’s got her help lined up, a moving van rented which her friend and room-mate, Tally, a big silver Cat, will be driving since Jade’s driving skills leave a lot to be desired. She’s all packed and ready to go. Apparently, though, you just can’t have a moving day without something going wrong. Go figure.
Living in the Moment
Series: Cady and Sam, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,590. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cady and Sam are about to get their quiet lives disrupted – again. His parents and brother and his brother’s snooty wife, all of who never approved of his choice of a wife, and whom they haven’t seen in ten years, show up on their front porch. With luggage. Will Cady and Sam be able to keep the fact that they’re werewolves hidden from them? From moment to moment, they can only hope.
Interruptions
Series: Cady and Sam, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Cady and Sam don’t like excitement. So, they have good reason to love their lifestyle in the small town of Matthews, N.C. They've got a cute kid, good jobs, great neighbors, and their home beats the wheels off their last address. Unfortunately, interruption rears its head when it's least expected, leading to that unwanted unrest they've been avoiding. What's a couple of homebody werewolves to do?
Raven and C'elie: A Love Story
Series: Boucher's World · Tales from the Change, Book 1 · Boucher's World Prequels, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,370. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Raven is not human. It is, in fact, a member of a species of gentle giants with aspects of both male and female. When it finds a hurt and bedraggled human female lying in the woods, it didn’t know if it could help her but felt it had to try. It did not bargain on falling in love with her. A short Boucher’s World prequel containing adult content.
Swallow and Dove: A Tale From The Turmoils
Series: Boucher's World · Boucher's World Prequels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,540. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Dove decided to befriend Swallow, it had an ulterior motive, and it did not involve love or taking vows...
Seed
Series: Boucher's World · Boucher's World Prequels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,870. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Abandoned on an alien planet, Second must learn to co-exist with a group of primitives in order to survive. A Tale of the acceptance of differences and of unconditional love.
Boucher's World: Emergent
Series: Boucher's World, Book 1 · Boucher's World Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 113,110. Language: American English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The people of Boucher’s World have been trapped inside a Dome that has covered nearly their entire continent since shortly after the Earthlings arrived on the world a little over two millennia ago. For ages they have sought a way out. One day, a Human predult, a young woman named Jade, and her Cat partner, Tally,made a remarkable discovery: a door to the outside. Thus begins their emergence.

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Smashwords book reviews by Bea Cannon

  • Phoenix Rising Book One Hawk on April 04, 2013

    Not a bad first try. I liked the author’s different take on werewolf relationships. This is part one of the story, so I’m interested in reading more of this supernatural triad, and seeing how they handle the difficulties involved in such a relationship, and how they meet the challenge of the pending trouble from an old suitor of Phoenix, the female mate. The writing’s a little uneven with some grammatical and punctuation errors, and the chaptering is a bit eccentric, but on the whole, this author shows promise as a story-teller.
  • The Devil's Bloodline on April 18, 2013

    This is a VERY well written mystery/ thriller/supernatural/horror story which also dips into metaphysics. I know that’s a mouthful, but that’s how I see it. Not to mention the very interesting historical component involving the Crusades. This story has a LOT of twists, and I’m going to be as general as possible as I don’t want to introduce any spoilers, but it’s definitely not for children or the faint of heart. There is no fluff involved here. This is deep and dark with lots of violent action, and a lot of the horror is NOT of the supernatural variety. The book starts a little slow, in Jerusalem, with the very pregnant wife of the protagonist, Charles, stopping on a lark to see a fortune teller, or oracle, and immediately getting into a situation that went terribly wrong. The plot builds up from there, and I must admit that at first I thought it wasn’t going to be my kind of story or to my tastes at all because of the violence, or the political/religious aspects, and I’m not much into either of those. If you feel that way, I would advise you to KEEP READING. I did, and am EXTREMELY glad I did. The author is so descriptive with his characters that in short order, the reader gets to know them well and they become real people with personalities that are likeable (or not, such as the priest Estevez). One can get pissed at them for doing something thoughtless, such as Charles’ seeming obliviousness in certain areas of his life which, among other things, strains his relationship with his son, Marcus. There are plots and subplots, and things are not all black or white; the reader gets a sense of people doing the things they do because they believe it’s their duty or is the right thing to do (even if they’re wrong). These are not cardboard characters; even the bad guys have layers (though some are what I, or anybody else, would consider to be just plain bad). We learn a great deal about the revenant, Izz al-Din, and to my shock, there came a point where I found myself actually sympathizing with him, and believe me, I can’t remember a time when I’ve done that before! And, he’s a truly BAD, bad guy. Trust me: this bad guy’s story has a real twist, in more ways than one. The author sure knows how to surprise you and how to use words to paint images so you actually see a particular scene, some of which get pretty graphic. This is a full-length, standalone novel (approximately 154, 811 words), but did leave what can only be construed as some “loose ends”, so I’m sincerely hoping there’s a sequel in the works. In the meantime, this book is a highly intriguing, thrilling and enjoyable read.
  • Arimathea's Box on April 22, 2013

    If you know anything about the Bible, you know it is written that Joseph of Arimathea is the man that provided the tomb for Jesus Christ. This short story begins directly after the crucifixion and gets pretty graphic. Though the Bible says nothing about it, the Holy Grail, that most sought after relic from the Arthurian legends, was supposedly a cup used at the Last Supper in which Joseph catches the blood of Jesus from the cross. This is not that story but is one in which he stores other things that explains one of the main premises in the author’s full length novel, “The Devil’s Bloodline”. Definitely not for children, but it’s an excellently written story, well worth the read.
  • Oh Henry! on Nov. 17, 2013

    This short book of vignettes covering a span of several years in the life of a young boy growing up in Northern England directly after WWII has its moments of rascally amusement. It is generally well written, and the author is descriptive with surroundings, painting wonderful images of the place and time. The only nit I have to pick is that, while the character of Henry is fleshed out fairly well, I felt the others could have been brought out more, and some of the dynamics of his family life weren’t all that clear to me. I suppose that may be because the stories are told from the point of view of Henry. However, I did get a little more insight into the relationship between his parents and grandparents near the end. For the most part, though, this is a pleasant, gentle read that includes a bit of drama from time to time, which can be enjoyed by anyone.