Thursday, October 30, 2014


 1. Include a picture or video of yourself in a Halloween costume! I don’t have any pictures of me in Halloween costume. I did…kinda-sorta…wear a costume when performing with my band. This was taken backstage, at an open air festival, as I was trying to get my in-ear monitor cable under the back of my shirt. Yes, it’s been a few years… ;o)

2. What is your favorite scary movie? That would have to be “The Shining.” Arguably the best movie ever made from one of Stephen King’s novels. “Carrie” was great, too; but not especially scary.

3. What scene from a book or movie scared you more than any other? As much as I love horror movies and books, there’s not much that really and truly “scare” me. However, there are several that have shocked me or that I found extremely disturbing. Again, The Shining hits the mark!

4. If all of Stephen King's bad guys were after each other, who would win and why? Hands down...Randall Flagg. This guy is truly a nasty villain. He appeared in seven of Stephen King’s novels, including several of the Dark Tower series books as Walter o’Dim. He is also King’s self-described "best villain."

5. Give a Treat! I loved these as a kid! Caramel Popcorn Balls.

 6. Provide an elevator pitch for one of your book!
  The Imagine Trilogy 
#1 No Heaven - #2 No Hell - #3 No Religion
Thirty years ago, scientists found extra letters in the human genome of a skeleton estimated to be four thousand years old. The letters were considered to be "junk."

Recently, a man calling himself Eloah interrupted Easter Mass at Germany's famous Kölner Dom by announcing that he had visited our world before and that during his previous visit, he had called himself Yeshua ben Josef (aka Jesus). He displayed paranormal abilities that couldn't be explained or ignored until an FBI forensics team discovered that the DNA "junk" discovered thirty years earlier and Eloah's matched. These additional letters could be the basis for his otherworldly intelligence, psychic abilities and extended lifespan.

Eloah offers the world a peaceful and abundant life for all, free from fear and oppression that has nothing to do with an omniscient god, and everything to do with humanity's innate moral and ethical principles. While a religiously incited nuclear war is on the horizon, global political, religious and corporate leaders eager to maintain the status-quo want Eloah stopped at all costs; and they are not alone!

7. Blog Train Halloween Story! Members of the train will follow in the order of their cars to complete the following Halloween story. Follow the train to see how the story goes and to get to know some new authors!

Buried Alive?

WHOA! If you are just starting the story train, click here to go to Train Car #1 for the beginning.

"Good morning, Miss Wade. I'm Doctor Moore. I'm a psychologist and..."

It's been over a week since I woke up in this new body, apparently three hundred years into the future and this lovely, young woman wasn't making any more sense to me than all the others who have spoken about this so-called Past Life Transplant. "I'm sorry, what did you say you were?"

"Oh, please excuse me; I imagine you've never heard of psychology? Well, what I want to do is determine your mental health and to help you work through any issues that may arise as you adjust to your new body and circumstances that could affect your psychic well-being."

"I'm quite sure, Doctor Moore that I haven't a smidgen of an idea what you are talking about."

"Well...let's just say..."

"Let's just say it's bloody crowded in here!" Another voice burst across my consciousness and past my lips. It was a man's voice with a strange accent. I was caught completely unawares and sat as speechless as the good Doctor Moore appeared shocked and alarmed.

Several seconds had passed before the doctor leaned forward, gazed intently into my eyes and asked in a surprised and trembling voice, "Who...who are you?"

I sensed the man's pride and personal affront as, once again, his words passed through my mouth. "I am Lord Hampshire, and I demand to know what sort of black magic this is that put me into a woman's body?"

Doctor Moore pushed a red button on a box atop her desk and within a minute, two more doctors, neither of whom I recognized, burst into the office. "We have a problem," said Doctor Moore. "It seems more than one spirit has been drawn into this body's vortex."

Internally, I felt someone grab me by the back of the head. My hair was pulled sharply back and a new essence moved in front of me. "Ahem...if I may be so bold; make it three spirits inside this body. As the good Lord Hampshire has already stated, it is bloody crowded. What, if anything, do you intend to do about this abominable situation?"

I was and am still a lady; I couldn't, however, stop myself. From behind this third presence, I kicked him soundly between the spot where I imagined his legs to be and pushed him to the side. "Excuse me, gentlemen. Surely, it is obvious to the both of you that I was here first; that this is a woman's body! Kindly remove yourselves, forthwith!"

"Not so damned fast, Miss Wade! You an' me got us some scores to settle up...bitch!"

Click here to continue on to Celia M. Kennedy's train car and the next part of the story!


  1. Ack! Poor Miss Wade! That girl's got some trouble now! I love it, Lex. And NO HEAVEN is at the top of my TBR list!

  2. LOL...yes, Miss Wade has some troubles, but... maybe she'll come out of it okay... ;o). Thanks for adding "No Heaven" to your TBR and please let me know what you thought of it, Lorrie!