Monday, August 14, 2017

Quote of the Week


A real friend is one who walks in 
when the rest of the world walks out.
-- Walter Winchell

Friday, August 11, 2017

Goodbye Summer

This summer has been really busy with life, writing and everything else.

Summer is almost over and fall is on its way!
Most of you know that I also teach junior high. Monday, I go back to school. It's the first day of teacher in service, so that means lots of meetings and getting ready for the new school year. It's crazy how fast the summer flew by this year.

The stores are having all kinds of Back to School sales this weekend. Here in Texas, it is the annual tax free weekend. Am I going shopping. No. I don't like dealing with the crowds in the stores. So I did my back to school shopping last week and on-line.

Yesterday, I was the guest author at the Gary Job Corp library. I meet with a bunch of the Gary students. We talked about my experience with being an indie author, where I get my ideas from, how I outline books, and a lot more. I had a really great time and the students were wonderful!

I've been busy with outlines and writing this summer. I went back through the outline for the first book in the Protocol Z series, my adult horror. I made some changes and basically tightened the plot. (I got rid of a couple of problem areas.) And I've been working like crazy on it. Right now, the book is tentatively schedule for publication around Halloween 2017.

The fourth book in the Children of Atlantis series is be out sometime in the fall of 2018. I will start work on the outlines and then the book after I finish with the Protocol Z book 1. Yes, I said outlines. I plan to work on the outlines for at least the next two books in the series.

Earlier this summer, as I was going through some of the boxes I hadn't opened yet (all my office stuff), I discovered two outlines I had done for a different series. I think I had planned on three books. I put them into my current projects file so that I can read over them and make a decision about what to do...To Write or Not To Write.

It's time for me to get back to writing.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Quote of the Week


Sometimes the best way to learn something is by doing it wrong
 and looking at what you did.
--Neil Gaiman

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Quote of the Week

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, July 17, 2017

Quote of the Week

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
--Albert Einstein

Friday, July 14, 2017

News and New Beginnings

The past two years have been crazy!

  • My granddaughter was born.
  • Mr. C and I sold our house and moved.
  • I got rid of the car I didn't like and bought a new one.
  • Mr. C had some major heart issues.
  • I'm now working on my first adult horror.
The horror book is my take on zombies. I'm having fun with the story. I'm working to have it ready for publication around Halloween. Yes, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

I have plans for another book 4 in the Children of Atlantis series and another book in the Wisteria Mountain series. Once I finish the horror book, I will start working on a writing schedule for next year.

The Guardian of Atlantis is on sale for .99₵.
Wrath of Hades (book 2) and Warrior of Atlantis (book 3) are available at Amazon. 

I have bookmarks for Guardian of Atlantis and Wrath of Hades. If you're interested in a set of signed bookmarks, send me an email with your name and address. I will send out bookmarks until they are gone. My email is arcolebooks@gmail.com


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Guardian of Atlantis on SALE!


Guardian of Atlantis

ebook SALE!
.99₵


Available at:  

Amazon        Barnes and Noble       KOBO     iBooks  


Raven Weir has never been a normal teenager, yet she just wants to do normal teen stuff like have friends and go on dates, but she has a destiny--a destiny that makes itself known on her sixteenth birthday, when she receives a mysterious necklace containing the key codes to the legendary Atlantis, a city of ultimate power.

Whoever controls Atlantis has the power to rule the world, and Zeus will stop at nothing to gain control of Atlantis, but he's not alone in his quest for world domination. Others want Atlantis too, and are willing to do anything to get it.

Raven quickly discovers being the Guardian of Atlantis is least of her problems. Her mom has disappeared, her history teacher and a crazed Hell Hound are trying to kill her, she's being chased by government agents, a trio of nymphs has sworn to protect her, and then Raven discovers the true identity of her biological parents.

Now Raven must decide what she is willing to sacrifice in order to fulfill her destiny, keep the people she cares about safe, and save the world.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Quote of the Week

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
--Abraham Lincoln

Monday, June 26, 2017

Quote of the Week


The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
--Walt Disney

Monday, June 19, 2017

Quote of the Week


Defeat is not the worst of failure. Not to have tried is the true failure.
                               --George Edward Woodberry


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Quote of the Week


I'm a storyteller.
If I wanted to send a message
I would have written a sermon.
--Philip Pullman