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Cover reveal: “Blood Mission”

The last book of the Seaward Isle Saga, Blood Mission, has a new cover: Alex thwarts an assassination attempt on the life of her cousin, Prince Darin of the Water Elves.  He assigns her a mission to find the assassin called a Blood Mission.  Can she find him before he strikes again? Ebook: Link to […]

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“Blood Mission” Chapter One

Revised edition, August 2014 Chapter 1 BLOOD MISSION  Drenched and muddy, Alex spurred her horse through the heavy rain, more concerned about a possible assassination attempt on her cousin, Prince Darin of the Water Elves than herself.  Alex had discovered the plot when she overheard a telepathic conversation in Elfspeak between the Elf Mellen, a […]

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Backstory: The Rise of Dimont

Here’s my Wednesday feature that gives you some of the backstory for the Seaward Isle Saga. Lord Dimont is one of the most powerful men in the country of Tamron and is assigned to be the Ambassador to Nasru, a neighboring country, home to King Mortimer.  Joined by his wife, Natalia and three sons, Ellsworth, […]

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“Ode to the Pirate Spy”

Ode to the Pirate Spy A man of power and prestige, deceiver for a prize, What price is he to pay–what is his sacrifice? When youthful intervention comes about, To find the pirate spy. The Black Elf must succeed or meet the end, It begins with innocence when A chance encounter becomes a dangerous mission, […]

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“Publicity for Your Small Press Title” by Robert McDowell

This essay was in a collection called “The Practical Writer:  From Inspiration to Publication” edited by Therese Eiben and Mary Gannon with the staff of Poets and Writers Magazine, published in 2004.  I will read each essay and provide my own comments and observations. The author learned from the publication of his first book that […]

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BLOOD MISSION Chapter One

My new book, BLOOD MISSION, is now available!  Here are the links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Mission-ebook/dp/B00DTA9DEC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1373301787&sr=1-1&keywords=Blood+Mission Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/339992 Kobobooks:  http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Books/blood-mission Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-mission-joni-parker/1117054055?ean=2940148822332 Chapter 1 BLOOD MISSION Alex cast a wary eye at the dark clouds, churning in the sky.  For the past twenty-four hours, she’d been steadily pelted with rain as she made her way […]

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Preview of BLOOD MISSION

My new ebook, BLOOD MISSION, will be out soon.  Here are the opening paragraphs: Alex cast a wary eye at the dark clouds, churning in the sky.  For the past twenty-four hours, she’d been steadily pelted with rain as she made her way across Seaward Isle.  She was traveling to see her cousin, Prince Darin […]

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Happy Holidays!

I have to start my holiday break today since I’m leaving early tomorrow to visit relatives.  It’s hard to believe 2012 is almost gone and the new year will be upon us in a few days.  I hope the predictions about the end of the world by the Mayan calendar are wrong and we just […]

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“Two Books in One Week” by Karen Rose Smith

This essay was in a collection called “How I Got Published,” edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, a Writer’s Digest Book.  My intention is to provide comments only on the content of the essay. The author wrote for six years and completed thirteen manuscripts before she sold one.  Then, she sold two in the […]

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“Little, But Mighty” by Laura Bradford

This essay was in a collection called “How I Got Published,” edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, a Writer’s Digest Book.  My intention is to provide comments only on the content of the essay. The author went with a small press instead of trying for a large publishing house because she didn’t know the […]

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