We are working on two new story collections and two novels. Cauldron Tales contains traditional ghost stories built around winter celebrations from Halloween through Valentines Day. These stories are designed to be read or told orally to mixed age audiences – the kind of stories shared around a campfire when the wind in the trees make branches crack and the snapping sounds send shivers up one’s spine.
Arcane Tales moves to the genre of paranormal with stories of the secret and unexplained. There are events that have more than a grain of truth and some for which photographic evidence exists, but have been glossed over by the scientific community with semi-plausible explanations. Other tales in the collection are the product of our imagination.
The second installment to the Capital Crimes Series is underway, with a working title of Honed Blade. Our research has led us to study the early migration of immigrants over the Appalachian Mountains prior to European settlement of the Atlantic coast. Modern DNA samples of the Melungions (members of tri-racial groups present in the Cumberland Gap area) show traces of Jewish ancestry. How they arrived and survived on the American continent is a mystery.
We used this research to help Evan Blade discover a family he didn’t know existed, when a young stranger arrives in Ono County in search of a killer.
Recently, we returned to school to upgrade our skills and knowledge of Visual Communications for the production of book covers, web design, book marketing and enjoyment.