Pen

Biography

Pen was bitten by the writing bug at the age of ten. She has been feverishly writing ever since. A native Georgian she still lives in the Atlanta area. She is currently staff to two felines.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have studied the publishing industry since the age of 12. I watched as publishing houses went under, especially with the advent of the Internet. They also drastically reduced support and services for authors, particularly new and "undiscovered" authors. These days traditional publishing houses still take up to 85% from each sale while the author is expected to do much of the legwork involved: promotion, marketing and sales. I actually investigated self-publishing in the early nineties to discover it was a costly venture. These days, it's as easy as the click of a button (well, almost that easy.)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The creation of characters and different worlds. Imagining each scene then getting it down on paper (or computer.)
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Where to find Pen online


Where to buy in print


Books

Emergency Management
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,560. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The passion Dayle Hartigan and Renata Delgado have for one another may require some Emergency Management. A romance set in the field of Emergency Management.
Project Moreau
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,210. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A journey into the realm of DNA splicing and genetic engineering.
Nero's Overture: Prelude to Nero's Fiddle
Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An incident during Desert Storm affects Marine sniper Captain Beverly Mossberg and her team for the rest of their lives.
Nero's Fiddle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,910. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When the United States is crippled by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack, Captain Beverly Mossberg must get to Washington, DC to assassinate a terrorist before he strikes again.
Grandma Was a Really Cool Vamp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,540. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When JJ is turned into a vampire, it's up to Great Grandma Stella and her witch friend, Helene, to perform a transference ritual to return JJ to human form. But first, they must outrun and outsmart Grandma's nemesis, Count Drzynsky.
In Daddy's Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature
Though she is walking in her father's shoes, a woman feels she will never be able to fill them.
Old '49
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Trains
Patti discovers her Grandfather's model train set in the attic. Sadly, it is without the red caboose. When the train set goes missing, Patti fears she may be in big trouble.
Just Desserts
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Parenting / parent & adult child
A poem of a mother and daughter. While eating at a restaurant, the daughter tells her mother, in no uncertain terms that she wants her own life ... and just how much the mother takes away from that.
Heaven's Résumé
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(5.00)
When Mrs. Paulsen reaches the pearly gates of Heaven her résumé comes under scrutiny. St. Peter tells her why.
Guardian Angels - A Tribute to Princess Diana and Mother Teresa
Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature
Princess Diana and Mother Teresa departed our world within less than a week of each other. As I wondered why, my imagination took over and this essay came to me. Though I have no idea of knowing what truly happened, it gives me great comfort to think of them as Guardian Angels watching over those left behind. I hope it comforts others as well.
Electro-Muse: Tools and Tips for the Beginning Independent Author in this Electronic Age
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Preparation for self-publishing can be a daunting task. Electro-Muse contains instructions and guidelines to help make the process easier for beginning writers traveling the self-publishing path. Writing tips and inspirational quotes by familiar authors are sure to motivate independent authors on their journey.
Wisdom
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Poetry, quotes and photography gleaned from a lifetime of wisdom.
Hope
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Poetry, quotes and photography put together with the hope of inspiring hope.
God Is Praying
Price: Free! Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
(5.00)
Inspirational poetry, essays, stories and photography to instill hope and faith.
Faith
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Poetry, quotes and photos to exemplify and help strengthen Faith in these dire times.
Christmas Blessings
Price: Free! Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Writing to inspire Good Will during the Christmas holiday season and all year long.
An Introduction to Maladaptive Daydreaming
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
Maladaptive or excessive daydreaming is a condition from which many people suffer. As a lifelong excessive daydreamer I have shared my experiences with this condition along with research and suggestions for controlling the daydreaming habit.
I Am
Price: Free! Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Poetry, essays and images of positive affirmations for all women.
Lifelines: Things Worth Holding On To
Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Personal essays and poetry from a lifetime of experience and poignant observation.
Train Ride
Price: Free! Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
A ghostly train, a mysterious extra room, co-workers who aren't what they seem. Stories and poetry rating a ten on the goose bump scale. Not for the faint of heart.
Return Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,450. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fourteen year old Harlie Castleberry comes of age when she learns she has the ability to shapeshift into a mountain lion. Her newfound ability may be the end of her when she comes face to face with an ancient evil.
9.5B
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,780. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In 2059, the New World Government is ridding the earth of 9.5 billion inhabitants. Before that happens a small band of people plan to escape aboard the spaceship Intrepid. Pursued by assassin Rembrandt, time is running out.
Sword of Tilk Book Three: At Sword's End
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,570. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
The entire Tilk family must engage in the final battle to overcome the evil witch Desdemona. They must vanquish her to save the Tilk Realm and the many worlds beyond.
Sword of Tilk Book Two: Strange Land
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Barbara becomes a warrior in a distant land. Her family, eleven year old daughter, Heather included, must travel overland to rescue her.
Sword of Tilk Book One: Worlds Apart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,740. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The story of one woman's journey to becoming the woman she is meant to be.

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Smashwords book reviews by Pen

  • Sam I Am on Sep. 25, 2014
    (no rating)
    Good story. The only thing missing was character descriptions. Love the twist at the end.