The town was
originally founded as a safe haven for all paranormal creatures and their
mates, some of which were human. A hundred years later, there was a battle
between good and evil. Neither side won, but the children of both are now
stumble upon Wisteria Mountain find a run-down, dying town. A strong sense of
foreboding comes over them and they have to leave as quickly as possible.
wasn’t the town’s original name. When the town was first founded, it was called
Mysteria Mountain. After the Great Battle, the name was changed to Wysteria
Mountain. The spelling eventually evolved to Wisteria Mountain, though the
other spelling is turning up more often.
sets on a source of magnetic energy. Most paranormal creatures are drawn to it.
is a fictional town. It is not based on any specific town or place, but rather
is a mixture of a lot of places I have visited, but it is located in Texas.
There are several
more books planned in the series. I was writing the short story, Ethan’s
Trials, when I realized this was actually the beginning of book 4 in the
series. So, I stopped writing and set it aside. I need to plot book 4 with this
story incorporated into it.
I’m finishing the
outline for book 3. I’m one of those writers who has to know what happens from
the beginning to the end of the book. The outline is my road map. I have to know
where my characters are going on their journey.
My goal is to have
book 3 out sometime in December/January.
Scribbler has been out in ebook for a couple of weeks. The paperback is now
available at Amazon. In a few days, it should be available in paperback at
Barnes and Noble. I’m really excited about this book.
Scribbler was actually written several years ago…a good three years before I
even had the idea for Guardian of Atlantis. After I finished The Monster’s
Scribbler, I started the search for an agent. I got several partial requests
(they wanted to see x amount of pages) and even a request for the entire
manuscript. I was ecstatic!
But the manuscript
The common excuse
was “it’s not right for us.”
During this time, I
wrote the second book and started outlining the third and fourth books. As the
rejections piled up, I decided to shelve the series and move on to another
idea. At the time, self-publishing was not even on my radar.
A couple of months
ago, I was sifting through some of the files I had moved from my old computer
over 1 ½ years ago. I had not looked at them in years, and had no idea why I
decided to move them to my new computer, but I did. Anyway, I found the
Wisteria Mountain series file and tucked inside was The Monster’s Scribbler.
I read the story.
I read it again,
this time fixing anything I thought needed fixing. I created a cover, formatted
the files, and uploaded everything.
Scribbler, Book 1 in the Wisteria Mountain High series was finally published.
Book 2 in the
series needs to be read, fix any plot problems, and rewrite. I also need to
look at the plots I’ve already done for the next two books and redo them.
1. Hunger Games (series)
Lots of my students have read and loved the books as well as the movies, and several have recommended I read the series. It is on my To Read List.
2. Warm Bodies
I didn't get the opportunity to go to the theater to see this movie, but I did record it the other day. Have I watched it yet? No. I really want to read the book first, but I may have to go ahead and watch the movie to free up space on the recorder.
3. Vampire Academy
I had not heard of the series until I saw the trailers for the movie. I definitely need to check this series out.
4. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
This is another series that is on my To Read List.
I have to be honest. I have tried several times to read this book. I couldn't get into it, but a lot of my students have loved it.
Annie here. In celebration of the release of The Monster’s
Scribbler, Phoebe Wilson stopped by to answer a few questions.
Annie: What is your
Phoebe: Phoebe Lynnette Wilson.
Annie: You are a
Scribbler. What exactly is a Scribbler?
Phoebe: Actually, I’m still trying to figure it out. A
scribbler is a person who can see and hear monsters as well as be seen and
heard by them. Monsters are drawn to scribblers. We listen to them, give
advice, and document everything. We’re kind of a therapist to the monsters. I
hope that made sense.
Annie: So there are
actually a lot of scribblers?
Phoebe: I haven’t meet any others. It would be nice if there
was someone else out there, that way I would have someone to talk to about what
we’re supposed to do.
Annie: Do you have
any special abilities?
Phoebe: None that I know of, but a lot of weird things
happen around me. I don’t think it’s because of me though.
Annie: Why do you say
Phoebe: Wisteria Mountain is not a normal town…well, it is
normal…it’s a town with people and houses. You know what I mean about normal.
The town has a strange past that’s been hidden from everyone. There’s a lot of
strange things going on in and around town. The town is filled with monsters. What
do you expect?
Annie: Let’s talk
about some of your favorite things.
Phoebe: Midnight blue.
Annie: Favorite ice
Phoebe: Vanilla. You can add all kinds of stuff to it to
change it up. You can’t quite do that with other flavors.
Annie: Favorite food.
Phoebe: Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza.
Annie: Favorite music
Phoebe: Pop is my favorite, but I like a lot of other stuff
Annie: What would be
your ideal day of fun?
Phoebe: A day that I could hang out with my friends and go
shopping or to the movies.