Read “The Duplex” Free!

“The Duplex” will be available for free download from September 22 through midnight (EST) on October 28, 2021. 

Sprawled out across cornfields and a man-made lake the kids say plummets forever, the small town of Cresentstance feels isolated, a little ominous, and anything but small. But with tragedy just behind them and nothing to look forward to, Sonya decides this move to the town will be a good thing. Sonya and her daughter, Maddie, move into an old farmhouse renovated into a duplex, and when she discovers the other half of the house is occupied by another single mother and her son, who is the same age as Maddie, the situation feels like fate. 

But when Maddie starts to physically change and her new friend exhibits some dark behaviors, Sonya decides staying as far away from their new housemates as possible would be best. That’s until Maddie goes missing in the middle of the night, leading Sonya down dark hallways on the other side of the house where there’s laughing and screaming in the walls, and secrets the rest of the town would rather stay far, far away from. 

A perfect short story to read by the light of your creepy Black Flame Candle this fall season—and to get ready for the full collection, What We Find in the Dark, which drops right before Halloween, with just a few “ch-ch-ch-ch-ah-ah-ah-ah”s to spare.

What We Find in the Dark—Just in Time for Halloween

RELEASE DAY: Friday, October 29, 2021: Just in Time for Halloween!

A witchy retelling of the “Twelve Days of Christmas” that leaves the holiday season a little too red… An under-the-sea origin story after a baby is abandoned from the side of a boat in a wooden crate… A grandmother singing a werewolf home… A mother who loses her child inside an abandoned house where she hears laughing—and screaming—in the walls… A guy suspicious he’s trapped in his own rendition of The Truman Show after a long drive that seemed to go nowhere… A teen who thinks the BMV is run by vampires looking for insurance money… and more.

What We Find in the Dark is filled with dark retellings and quirky renditions of the normal and mundane things we overlook in everyday life. Equally a collection for lovers of horror stories and a contender for those experiencing the genre for the first time, and just in time for Halloween.

Late 2021: Two Writing Craft Books!

More information about both of these titles soon! They will be released before the end of 2021, and they will help with improved word counts, intensified storylines, and dramatically improved indie publishing and marketing.


Celebrate These Authors’ Books with Me

I say with immeasurable pride that I have assisted in bringing each of the following books into reality.

My involvement has included: writing coaching, developmental editing, line-editing, interior formatting, cover design, full package design, marketing planning, author growth, event planning, social media management, book launch organization, and more.

This does not include the hundreds of books I’ve beta-read, sensitivity-read, or reviewed, but I send all those books and their authors my greatest love, too.

These books have been sorted into genres and alphabetized by title.

Full list available by the end of the week of September 13, 2021!



It’s How You Catch the Light
by Charlotte Johnston
Highlands Press, June 2020
ISBN: 979-8637935024
Paperback: link
E-book: link

Resource and Non-Fiction