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The Portal's Choice new cover

The Portal’s Choice has a new cover

The Portal’s Choice has a beautiful new cover, designed by Peter at Bespoke Book Covers.  Peter is located in Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom. He’s been great to work with and I think he has captured the eerie feeling I wanted for the cover of my ghost story. Peter is busy finishing the cover for […]

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Character Names from “The Portal’s Choice”

I do enjoy picking out the names for my characters. All names have meanings and I believe that a person can be influenced by his or her name. So I took my time choosing the names for the characters that populate The Portal’s Choice. I’ve been just as picky for the next book, The Forgotten […]

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Beta Reader #2 of “The Portal’s Choice” – Insightful comments

I have received feedback on The Portal’s Choice from several sources now, and most of what I’ve been told has been positive. I did have one reader who made some very constructive comments about the book, comments that, at first, were a bit tough for me to take. I have a great publisher who helped […]

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Young Adult Reviewers of The Portal’s Choice

Last Friday, March 22, I met with a group of eighth graders and their teacher. Mrs. Allison had invited me to come in and speak with the kids in her class who most loved to read and could provide me with quick feedback on The Portal’s Choice, featuring Tallis Challinor. I had a great discussion […]

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The Portal’s Choice – Continuing down the road to publication

I am finding new readers to review edit copies of the first book in The Gatekeepers of Em’pyrean series. Because I’ve written a young adult novel, my publisher, Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan, and I decided to seek opinions from the young adult audience and see what teens think about Tallis Challinor and her paranormal adventures.  I sent […]

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The Portal’s Choice – Where did all those words come from? Part One

I love finding out the meaning behind names of people and places. As I researched names for “The Portal’s Choice” I discovered that there are websites that allow you to search the meaning of names, ones that tell you what the numerology behind your name says about you, and others that interpret your personality and […]

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The Road to Publication – The Portal’s Choice featuring Tallis Challinor

I can’t believe that my first novel is about to be released. “The Portal’s Choice” is the first book in “The Gatekeepers of Em’pyrean” series and features protagonist Tallis Challinor.  Tallis and I have been working together for almost 2 years and I’m excited to introduce her to you, my readers. My release date is […]

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