"Heavey is a magical realist and a myth maker…"
– Michael Sheldon, author of The Violet Crow 


"A brilliant new book … This brave little cat has the courage of a lion"
– HillBuzz.org 

"Fantastic fable … Not only is this book a great story in itself, it's also quite clearly a parable for current events."
– Book Horde

"What appears to be a delightful tale about the trials and travails of a simple barn cat morphs into an allegorical masterpiece."
– Jack July, author of the Amy Lynn series 


"A Spellbinding, Supernatural Coming of Age Story"
– Daria Anne DiGiovanni, author and owner of WriteStream Media 

"Underlake is a complex story written to delight and empower the reader … Beautifully done for girls searching for their own voice."
– Literary R&R 


"Warning: DO NOT read this book right before bed! Night Machines is one very freaky ride."
– Let's Book It 

"This is pretty chilling stuff."
– The Goode Word 

“Far more than a romance, Night Machines is a thriller, a fantasy, a mystery. Yes, folks, we have a winner!”
Literary R&R 

"The story itself is unique and something I have never read before."
– The Ultimate Book Nook 

"Night Machines is a unique spin into escapism and its dangers, recommended reading. Five Stars."
–Midwest Book Review 

"When I came to the last 40 pages, I locked myself in my bedroom leaving my husband and children to fend for themselves for a while so I could read the conclusion."
– eFiction Magazine 

"I rarely read a book I find both literary and hard to put down...a unique and inspiring story."
– Meira Pentermann, author of Firefly Beach and Nine-Tenths 

"I did not even expect part of it until two-thirds of the way through Night Machines and I didn’t suspect all of it until the very end."
– The Greenwich Patch 


Extending the Free Book Promotion

Free Kindle downloads of Night Machines will now be available through Tuesday, July 17th.


Awesome 5-STAR review just came in…

Now that my free ebook promotion is running, people are burning through Night Machines and starting to post reviews. Here's a nice one at my Amazon listing:

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!, July 15, 2012
By Constant Reader

I had a lot of things to do today, but I was powerless to escape Maggie's world until the story came to its satisfying and exciting conclusion. If you read this wonderful, absorbing book, take my advice and clear your schedule! It is unlike any other and that is a very good thing. Wow. Hope to read more from this talented author!



Wow! Already #1 in both my categories!

NUMBER 1 in:

Fiction > Romance > Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost
Fiction > Religious Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy

I'm #12 overall in the Kindle Free Store. Free book promotion continues through today and tomorrow – wonder how high I can go?


FREE Kindle downloads - now thru Monday, July 16!

Tell your friends!



New author portrait

Dig my awesome new author portrait! Here's a secret: I shot it myself, in front of the bookcase in my bedroom. I had to fix my hair and powder my nose first, and I think it came out just fine!

Not much else going on at the moment. Night Machines is out at a couple reviewers and I'll post comments as they appear. I also have my next book almost finished in my head and I'm just about ready to start writing it down. I'm hoping to launch it in about a year. (I really like to take my time with revisions, feedback readers, and an editor or two.) I'm not going to spill much else at this point except that it will appeal to both mothers and their YA daughters. And like Night Machines, it will be creepy-realistic-supernatural-spiritual-mysterious, written with basic morals in mind, and satisfying in its conclusion. Now, if I can just find the time to WRITE IT!