Three men gathered at the edge of the woods, to test their magical mettle. The first, wore a chainmail hauberk and a sword on his back. He was taller, burlier, and spat a lot more than the others. His face told a tale of a life of violence. Some brawls he might have even won.
A Midlife Supernaturals Short by T.J. Deschamps Author’s Note: This is a short story from the Midlife Supernaturals verse and a meetcute for one of my favorite couples in the series. It is from Princess’s perspective and will give you insight into why she is not so keen on Miriam in the Eastside Hedge Witch. However, you needn’t have[…]
Excerpt from Westside Oracle: “We live in uncertain times. Human belief is shifting. What was the norm for many millennia in your world is no longer so. There’s a revival of the Greco-Roman gods, especially in the Americas where belief is, how do you say, up for grabs.” She smiled at her dog and scratched[…]
An excerpt from Westside Oracle:
“Would you like a general reading, or a three card draw?”
She worried at her lip, clutching the cash to her stomach. If money troubles weren’t already apparent from sizing her up, she gave it away then.
“What’s the difference?”
“A general offers a little more insight into your life in general. A three-card draw will answer a specific question.”
No matter what they look like, libraries serve as a window to the world.
This year was a massive learning experience in if it can go wrong, it will.
You know how they say to back up to the cloud? Do it.
Double check to make SURE it’s done too.
I thought I knew better, but I got careless, relying on the machine to auto-backup. One little app toggle accidentally turned off. My writing prom ceased backing up, and I hadn’t noticed.
The Universe decided to up the stakes.
𝐄𝐓 𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐁𝐎𝐎𝐊 𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐑𝐘 𝐌𝐎𝐍𝐓𝐇 𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐃𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐋𝐘 𝐓𝐎 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐄𝐌𝐀𝐈𝐋!
Because I’m impatient, while my distributors twiddle their thumbs, I’m offering the audiobook for Eastside Hedge Witch: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction (Midlife Supernaturals #1) for $5 USD. Go ahead and get your copy! If you haven’t read or heard of Eastside Hedge Witch, here’s the blurb: Miriam Diaz lived as a suburban mom on Seattle’s[…]
On the last day of February, I sent my final draft of Eastside Witch Hunt: A Paranormal Women’s Fiction Novel (Midlife Supernaturals #2) to my editors. Last week, my narrator sent me the audio files for Eastside Hedge Witch. After some back and forth editing, the final files are ready for distribution. Unlike the ebook,[…]
It’s hard to come down from the emotional high of an author signing event. Especially, when that event is held in a historic area and there is so much to see and do before I had to fly my broom back to Seattle. TL;DR: The author signing event was fabulous. (Now you can scroll down[…]
Mistakes were made.
I’ve seen so many of these baking sheet tartlets that I was fully confident I could make one with no recipe. This is how I go into any new endeavor. Headfirst, full of confidence from past experiences of doing other things well, and directly plant my face into a wall.
Excerpt from Westside Harpy: The flames doused until only a very pissed off Hermes in full, golden armor, wings spread, and a sword covered in gore remained. My heart fluttered a bit at the site of the god. He was always so subdued in my old Victorian, dressing in sweats and t-shirts or tracksuits like a regular person. Right now,[…]
I’ll be releasing each new book in Kindle Unlimited for the initial 90 days so KU readers get a chance at the book for free, and then I’ll be pulling each book from KU and distributing them to ALL THE RETAILERS.
I loved writing the story, but in the back of my head, I held doubts. I wondered if anyone would want to read a forty-five year old woman becoming an action hero. The thought only women my age might read and enjoy the story, but it wouldn’t appeal to a wider audience.
Then, the Sunday before Westside Harpy released, Michelle Yeoh received an Oscar for Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. A story about a mother saving her daughter with a lot of great fight scenes!
Nothing like waking up to a good cup of coffee and a nightmare. A spider the size of a corgi skittered in my direction across the linoleum of the kitchen floor. A few weeks ago, I would’ve screamed bloody murder at the sight of the creature. If you’re an arachnophobe and wish to conquer your fear, I highly suggest living with Arachne and her children as a form of immersion therapy.
When I’m writing a book, I like to fit in all of the elements I enjoy in a story. Interesting characters with compelling backstories, individual quirks, and lots of fun dialogue.
Name: Miriam Diaz (a.k.a Tatiana)Age: 43 (ish)Type of supe: Let’s just say she’s a hedge witch with a little extra, shall we?Abilities: Healing, can see the color of magic, witchcraft, and plant manipulation.Interests: Baking, volunteer work, community organization, light sprite whisperer, hellhound banishing, keeping grimoires out the hands of those who’d abuse the spell contained[…]