October TBR

October Reading List

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My Kindle has gotten out of hand. I now have 52 titles on my device, I won’t admit to what’s on the cloud. To make matters worse, I just discovered an online discount book store. Like I need more temptation.
This is my TBR list for the month of October. Half are from my Kindle and the others are books borrowed from my second home, the Library.  I’m expanding Friday Finds to my October reading list.

Kindle:

Gator Bait by Jana Deleon. This is book 5 in the Miss Fortune Mystery Series. I love this series.
Nun Too Soon by Alice Loweecey. This is book 1 in a new series for me.
Code Blue by local author Joyce Scarbrough This is actually a short story.
Nikolas and Company Book 1 by Kevin McGill The whole premise of this book made me buy it. Mermen on the moon!

Library:

Once Upon a Crime: A Brothers Grimm Mystery by P.J. Brackston Another new series for me. I picked it up because the cover is awesome!
Chocolat by Joanne Harris I checked it out because this is one of my favorite movies of all time! I’ve heard her books tend to be a bit melancholy. I just hope it’s as good or better than the movie.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson This one looks a bit creepy. I know nothing about it, other than the cover. Should be perfect for October.
Disappearing Nightly by Laura Resnick This is book 1 in the Esther Diamond Series. It took a while to find too. I actually had to buy this one online. I just read my first Diamond book, I think it was book 5, and I loved it. I want to read the rest of the series in order. I have a feeling it will be a bit like an Easter egg hunt to collect them all.

There’s my list. I think I can read 8 books in October. The problem will be not getting distracted by new books.

What’s on your TBR list?

I almost forgot. There’s still time to take the poll. What should the town be named in my WIP?

-CK

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Revisions with YouTube

I am in the process of revising/editing my WIP. I could say for the last time, but let’s be real. It’s never the last time. Recently, I’ve discovered I love YouTube. There may be nothing on network TV, but there’s always something on YouTube. This week I’ve been checking out videos on Scrivener, indie publishing, and writing in general. I found this one and thought I would share.  Katytastic has some hints about that first read through and how to use the printed version as you edit/revise. Some of these I already do, others I will try for the next manuscript.

I still have a poll going on, vote for the name of the town in my WIP. If you haven’t voted, please do.  Who doesn’t want to name a town?

Now, tune in tomorrow for my cover reveal. You don’t want to miss that!

-CK

Name That Town

I’ve decided to change the name of the town in Mystery series. Originally, it was named after my hometown. That’s the actual setting. But after killing off quiet a few characters and causing others to partake in questionable activities, I should probably change the town name.

I want something memorable and Southern. Easy to remember is a must.

About the town:

  • small, less than 6,000 people
  • on the banks of various creeks and bayous. All are part of the Mobile River Delta
  • At one time, a large Satsuma grove gave the town it’s real name (Satsuma).
  • The local wildlife includes: deer, bears, alligators, and many small mammals
  • Until the last few years there were only mom and pop stores and two stop lights
  • at last count 6 Christian churches, maybe more
  • Seasonal activities include: Swamp Fest (yes, that’s a real thing.), holiday parades, Fall Festival

If you have a better name, please respond in comments.

-CK

WIP- New charachter Needed

I have 7 stories in my WIP, a series of short fantasy stories set in the swamps of Southern Alabama.  I have an idea for the 8th story, but no character.  Actually, I have an idea for who the character is, just not what she is.  She’s not human.  The plot revolves around denial. There’s a few species that I’m toying with, but can’t make a decision.  I thought it would be fun to let my readers help make the decision.  I have included:

  • mermaids
  • a witch
  • a dragon
  • a brownie (not the girl scout kind)
  • a fairy
  • ghosts

I can revisit the same races already used, or we can bring in a new race.  I will say I’m not interested in Zombies.  I’m pretty sure Zombies would not survive in the swamp, too many predators available to eat them.  I’ve thought about a few different possibilities, but was curious if someone else has one I haven’t thought of yet.

Hopefully, I’ll get lots of responses.  On the same subject.  What race of creature are you writing about?

CK