Saturday, June 4, 2016

Shameless Self Promotion


I know it's been awhile since this blog has been active and I apologize that the reason I'm bring it back is just to toot my own horn.

However, I am quite excited to announce that my tween book, Ghostly Visions, is finally available online through my publisher 4RV Publishing, LLC, Amazon, other online distributors, as well as through your local book stores.

In April, 2016, I released my two middle grade novels for grades four, five and six, Ghost for Rent and Ghost for Lunch, in a two-for-one edition Ghostly Visions.

Wendy Wiles attracts ghosts, first in Ghost for Rent, when her parents separate and she, her brother, and mother move into a haunted house. The story begins in Portland, Oregon and quickly moves to small town, Scappoose, Oregon. Miserable at leaving her friends and beloved Portland behind, Wendy meets her neighbor Jennifer who tells her the house Wendy’s mom rented is haunted. After two of them appear to Wendy, the girls find themselves tracking down the mystery of who the ghosts are and why they "live" in the Wiles' home.

In Ghost for Lunch, Wendy’s friend, Jennifer, moves away, leaving Wendy sad until new neighbors and their restaurant in St. Helens bring ghosts back into Wendy's life. She, her brother, and their new friend discover the two cases are connected. Once again, the young sleuths use clues and lots of brainstorming to figure out who is haunting the restaurant.

Set in the early1990s, both books take the reader back to simpler times when kids researched information at the local library instead of searching on Google or looking it up on Wikipedia

Ghostly Visions is available direct from the publisher 4RV Publishing LLC for $15.99 including shipping and handling: http://www.4rvpublishingcatalog.com/penny-lockwood.php.  It can also be ordered from your local bookstore with the following ISBN numbers: ISBN-10: 0982642326, ISBN-13: 978-0982642320, or through Amazon.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Farewell Loyal Friends




It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing the end of this blog.  I've enjoyed getting to know so many new and talented writers over the past several years during which I've been putting these posts together.

When I first started the blog, my intention was to share writing related essays in order to give back to the writing community. With the advent of the Internet, I was introduced to many other writers who shared their knowledge with me.  I felt it was important that I do so as well.  I soon realized I didn't have the time to devote to new articles every week and still keep up my other writing interests.

It occurred to me that others would be interested in meeting new and upcoming writers.  Thus began the current incarnation of this blog...a venue to introduce a wide variety of writing talent to my followers.

I hope you've all enjoyed reading these posts and have found new authors to try and books to enjoy.  I know I have.  In fact, some of my guests I now consider good cyber friends.  

I wish to also thank all of my guests for sharing their stories and writing advice, many of whom offered free books and swag to people who commented on the blog posts.

The blog will, of course, remain in cyberspace, so if you were a guest and want to refer fans to a specific post, you can still do that.  Also, from time to time, I may have news I wish to share, or something I feel might interest you.

In the meantime, I want to wish each of you the best of luck in your own writing careers.