I’ve plugged away at researching and writing this stress management guide for a couple of years (and drawing on my training and a 24-year career to inform it.) I really thought I’d publish it last January. However, I wasn’t happy enough with it. There was more to say and more to tweak. After consulting with numerous colleagues, experts and friends, it’s finally ready! Do the Thing! Read the thing!
I cover dozens and dozens of tricks, tools and tips to help readers manage stress, time, pain and energy. It’s easy, breezy, thoughtful and fun. If you’ve got stress (and who doesn’t?) I hope Do the Thing! makes your ride smoother.
All the best!
PS In the second week of January, I’ll be podcasting again! And, you guessed it, we’ll be talking stress relief. We’re going to get through the challenges of 2017, happier together.
The Self-publishing Roundtable, a podcast that’s been going on for years, is ending. I’ve been a guest and co-panelist on this one and I’m a little sad to see it go away. However, new podcasts will rise in its stead.
In addition to my fiction, I’ve written a book about stress management. In the second week of the new year, just as your resolve about your resolutions are waning, I’ll relaunch the All That Chazz podcast as the All That Chazz Stress Relief Podcast.
The book will be available by January 1st!
Expect the book and podcast to be fun, funny and, most of all, useful. More details soon!
I’m on hiatus from one of my jobs and my other work is slow this week. Concentrating on publishing since I have so many manuscripts banked. I’m going to be be doing more book and life updates here, so don’t forget to subscribe, please.
I’m aiming to finish revisions on the next book in the Ghosts & Demons Series (which will all be rebranded The Dimension Wars.) Long story for another post. What’s much fun is discovering new music for the soundtrack of my life. I can get a lot done with various versions of Mission Impossible playing constantly. For working out, the soundtrack to Suicide Squad is damn cool even if you didn’t like the movie. (I did.) Try Work This Body by Walk the Moon, too.
For writing, I’ve discovered some songs that are new to me but are a lot of fun. Sweep the Leg from No More Kings is fun, especially if you, like me, can’t let go of the movie The Karate Kid. I’m also a new fan of Jim’s Big Ego. The Ballad of Barry Allen is a haunting take on the Flash. Stress is hilarious and true and I love Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey. The clever but yearning tone reminds me of Hackensack by Fountains of Wayne.
Check ’em out. I’m sure you’ll find something to tickle your ear bones.
Ray Bradley wanted to be a big deal in Hollywood. When that didn’t work out, he resorted to suicide. Now the beautiful music only Ray can hear won’t go away, his wife’s on the way out and trouble’s bubbling behind the walls.
On a strange and hilarious journey, Ray discovers secrets to time travel. The boundaries separating dimensions crumble as a capricious God of Time plays dice with the universe. The fate of the multiverse depends on an ordinary guy, a crazed genius and Kurt Vonnegut.
Wallflower is a thought-provoking and unique time travel story with heart, humanism and twists you’ll love.
In The Haunting Lessons, Tamara Smythe is a girl from Iowa who, amid tragedy, discovers how special she is. To normal people, “special” sure looks like crazy. Naturally, she runs away to New York and into the sharp teeth of destiny, secret armies, blessed blades and monsters invading New York. You’re going to love the Ghosts and Demons Series and Tam’s greatest friend, Manhattan.
The Haunting Lessons is Book One, followed by The End of the World As I Know It and Fierce Lessons. Enjoy the ride and your complementary digital copy of The Haunting Lessons.
I’m building my email list. All I need is your email address so I can let you know about new developments with my series. Be assured, I won’t bother you too often or sell the list to a cult or anything crazy and you can opt out at any time. Thanks!
Intense Violence, Bizarre Themes is about a young criminal (me) who returns to New York looking for escape and a second chance. You know what? NYC is pretty unforgiving. Ex-girlfriends and angry brothers weren’t pleased about my return, either. The quest for cash and a new life keeps the plot moving fast. Jump in. You’ll love the ride.
Thanks to Kit Foster of KitFosterDesign.com for another great design.
This is an interconnected series, so you can buy the first three novellas and read them as stand-alones. In Book 4, Metal Forever, the survivors of Books 1 – 3 meet to join the epic battle to save the human race. The solutions are always unexpected. Come for the jokes. Stay for the adventure.
The Haunting Lessons is Book One on the Ghosts & Demons Series.
This is an dark urban fantasy about a girl from Iowa who, after a terrible tragedy, learns to fight a demon horde invading our dimension. It’s a bit Buffy with lots of funny banter, wise lessons, secret societies and swords and sorcery. Join the adventure for free. Join the Choir Invisible.
1. Email me at: expartepress [AT] gmail [DOT] com
2. the subject line FREE EBOOK
3. I’ll send you the link to the page to download your free epub, mobi or pdf file
4. join the Choir Invisible! Grab it while it lasts!
(Hint: Click the cover to grab The Haunting Lessons now.)
I’ll be giving a reading, signing and selling books and talking on a panel at the London Public Library, Central Branch from 11 – 4 p.m on Saturday, April 25.
Join me and a bunch of authors from London, Ontario. We’ll talk genre and craft for the love of reading. New inductees will read their works of poetry, graphic novels and fiction. I’ll be reading from The Haunting Lessons. (Sales and signings follow the last panel discussion.)
Come on out. It’s going to be fun. I shall bring mojo and whatnot.
You can pre-order the next book in this series, The End of the World As I Know It, by clicking the cover below. Thanks!