River of Hope

River of Hope by Jackie Anton

He searches the wind trying to catch a whiff of the threat that woke him from his doze.

Small animals scurry through the underbrush in a state of panic.

He lifts his head higher as an acrid sent fills his nostrils.

The midnight sky has turned orange and red urging him to rouse his family.

Mares, yearlings, and foals follow his trumpeted orders.

Black as night, he usually fades into the darkness.

ShadowOne quick look to the west, his eyes glow like the embers lighting the treetops.

Shadow drives his small band toward the east.

He knows there is water east, but traffic is heavy.

Every living creature is running from the inferno with the same destination.

A roar of deadly intent precedes the monster’s increased speed.

Flames lick at their tails while the hot breath of the beast nips at small heels.

Shadow bellows encouragement above the roar of the fire.

“Run babies, run for the river!”

Pitfalls of Story Telling……

Your manuscript is complete. Now what?

 Sox_Diary page breakIf you’re blessed with a few good beta readers use them, but make sure to give them a brief letter of points to help you out.

The following questionnaire was sent out to my beta readers of a soon to be released book.


Dear Reader of my novel Cassandra: Night Shades,

What does an author expect/hope for from a beta reader? The story resides in my mind for so long that I reach a point when I need readers to tell me if I’ve said what I think I have. You are a very important part of the editing process. If you feel your suggestion can make the book better, easier to read, and more understandable, please elaborate.

You may answer under each question and post additional comments on the book. Then attach it to an email to: insert email

  1. Did the prologue and/or first chapter make you want to read more?


  1. At the end of each chapter, were there unanswered questions that made you want to flip the page and keep reading?



  1. (a)Did you relate to any of the characters?

(b) Did you stay interested until the end?

(c) Where did your interest lag?


  1. Did you find a place where you were confused? Help me find and fix that.



  1. Did the ending give closure? Do you feel it satisfied the needs of the story?


  1. Is this a book you could recommend to your reading friends?



As a beta reader, try to look at the big picture. If you see typos, feel free to note them, but don’t worry if you miss them at this stage of the game. Your input will help as much as the final edit.

Thank you. You are valuable and I appreciate you.


          I have learned to send this thank you letter and book questions in a word format. All the reader has to do is write their answers in the blank spaces, save it, and e-mail the form back to me.

Your questions will vary depending on subject matter. Next step set the book aside while you wait for your betas. I like to review my draft each time one of my forms comes in. Try to look at your manuscript with the beta reader’s eyes. Don’t change anything yet, unless you find errors or typos, make notes of this person’s comments. I like to color code these areas with a separate color for each reader.

All your readers forms are back, and I’ll bet you had to remind them a few times that you have a deadline. Assuming that you had four beta readers and three out of the four had a problem with the same passage. Now is the time to clear that up. Time to send the new draft to a good proofreader. They will find issues that spellcheck and online auto checkers didn’t.

Next come the edits. I try for three rounds of edits using at least two editors. Note: pay attention to typos, misused words, punctuation, and sentence structure. Now the tricky part, don’t let anyone change your voice. This is your vision.


How this author has dealt with a few pitfalls:

I had no idea the issues with publishing e-books at the time I named this blog. It is my habit to publish my e-book and assess it before sending the manuscript in for print publication.

Approaching a book in this manner makes it easier to send it out to reviewers and selected readers. Then I can pick an excerpt or two for the back cover. The e-book is an easier fix if you missed something in your final revision.

In the beginning I used Librarything to offer free e-books to readers. I only picked up a few reviews for my efforts. However, I have gained a couple of loyal fans. These days I have a better following and choose who I send offers to via my email newsletter.

I used to worry about negative reviews, but the folks who get up on the wrong side of the bed and out to trash someone are just the facts of life as an author. Positive reviews from readers far out weigh the bummers. Truthfully, the one or two star sprinklings only lend credibility to the four and five star reviews.

Even the four and five star reviews can throw an author a curve. “Good plot, great characters, a real page turner, but could use some editing.”

What? I went through all the previously mentioned steps. How can this be?  Off I go to check the submitted manuscript. It is correct. Recheck the e-pub it’s okay. Smashwords sends the e-pub to it’s distribution network, so it is my first check. Second the PDF, again from Smashwords. I no longer bother to check Amazon on my Kindle. I still review books for other authors who gift me an e-book through Amazon, but the books are such a mess, mine included, that I can not tell with all the added spaces and messed up paragraphs if the book actually was submitted as such.

The gal who does my e-book formatting is excellent and in no way responsible for the Kindle nightmares. That said, I have no way of knowing what form the other e-readers take or how they look.   Smashwords way out sells Amazon with my e-books and the bulk of the sales are with Apple and the iBook, which is e-pub.

The bottom line is, once others get their hands on your book just remember the old bumper sticker “S— happens!”

The excellent editor who helped me with my two award winning children’s chapter books told me. “I’ve recently finished the latest book by SK and was amazed at the number of typos in the finished book.” His advice rings in my ears whenever I get stressed about striving for perfection. He told me I had a wonderful story and not to obsess about being perfect. I still try for perfect, but there is a point where you have to just go with it,

Jackie (J.M.) Anton

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I am hoping to get my computer overhauled and to purchase a program that will let me format my own print books.

My next blog will tackle the issue of self-publishing.



My book market: http://mkt.com/jackie-anton/

Website: http://talesbyjackie.com/

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jackieanton


Interview of Characters from the Troubles in Love-Land Series

Melinda Potter

 “Give our readers a feel for who you are Miss Potter.”

                        “You know very well who I am and so do your readers, or you wouldn’t be interviewing me. I  really get tired of these Society Page blurbs. Do you have any idea what it’s like whenever one of these articles gets published?”


“No. Why don’t you tell me?”

             “Suddenly, I am inundated with new, want to be, friends. An unbelievable number of investment solicitations, and marriage proposals from complete strangers flood my email.”


“As a member of the 2011 graduating class, what do you plan to do?”

             “Well, I am not going to Disney World, if that’s what you mean.”


“Melinda, you have invested nearly five years of your life earning a degree. What are you planning to do with it?”

             “For now I don’t plan to do much with it. I plan to take a long vacation and forget about it, and my interfering, over protective family.”


“Do you have destination in mind?”

“Sure, but I am not going to tell you. I might as well blab it to the world! The whole point is to get away, far away, where people don’t know me. Where people don’t know that I am the daughter of Benson Potter.”


“How soon are you planning to leave Ohio?”

                        Not soon enough! My parents have a big graduation party scheduled at their country club. Oh! Here comes Lexie, if you want an interesting story, you should interview her. She will be traveling with me when I make my escape.


Meet Lexie by clicking on the Romance selection at the top of this blog, and selecting “Fateful Waters” Book One of the Troubles in Love-Land Series Published by Half Appy Press.


Interview with Maria Rodriguez


“Share some of your impressions of Alexandra Parker with us, Maria.”

             “Cutter hauled her home on the back of his horse one stormy night. He dumped the half dead mud covered waif on me.”


“You don’t sound happy about the chore thrust upon you to aid Lexie.”

             “I didn’t have an issue with the girl at that time. I even sent for the doctor. It wasn’t until she returned from a hospital stay that problems arose.”


“You didn’t approve of Lexie’s handling of the books for the ranch?”

             “She turned out to be a big thorn in my butt! It was down right disrespectful the way she talked to Cutter. Also, she was always sticking her nose in where it didn’t belong. I nipped that in the bud and sent her packing,”


“What did Cutter Ross have to say about her departure?”

             “Cutter isn’t the talkative sort, but he hasn’t spoken to me in weeks. He took a plane to Ohio the other day. Business, he told my husband Jim. I have a sick feeling that he went to retrieve his blonde witch of a bookkeeper. He can’t seem to see past her pretty face and big blue eyes. Mark my words: if Cutter brings her back here, it will be the ruination of our peaceful existence.”


Will Lexie return to Texas? Don’t miss “Panhandle Mayhem” Book Two of the “Trouble in Love-Land” series.

Paperback release by Half Appy Press by September 15, 2015.

E-book will be available at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Amazon.

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Author Links:

 Website: http://talesbyjackie.com

Adult FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/authorjmanton?ref=hl

Online Autographs: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/backyardhorse

Autographed print books Square Market Place: http://mkt.com/jackie-anton/


Emma’s unique path to conquering dyslexia

Step one: At her grandmothers direction, Emma begins to keep a diary. A tough task when words scramble on a page.
Step two: Read allowed. Find an ear not as intimidating as Grandma or her tutors.
Step three: Thinking outside the box.
Dyslexia is a tough learning disability to overcome. Things have come a long way since this author was a child. The early detection and intervention of specialized educators have lessened the stigma once attached to this disorder. Unfortunately, those who enjoy the, not so subtle, act of bullying have not. Now they can spew their meanness in cyberspace. Is it any wonder that children who are a bit different become recluse and antisocial?
Emma finds a special friend who turns the page for her. Excerpts from her diary will help  young readers to understand a very special relationship.
Sox grows from a foal to a colt and eventually a gelding. As time goes by, both horse and child have much to learn and share with the other. Growing up is not always easy…
Despite the odds, both Sox and Emma dare to be different and eventually overcome their challenges!
Sox finds himself in an alien world the night he is born. His mother is there with him and he quickly adapts. His Mom answers all his questions about his new environment. She explains things, and reassures him when he wonders why his one leg isn’t the same as the other.  Sox decides early on little Emma is his best friend. She is living with her grandmother until her mother returns home from deployment. Emma isn’t used to living in a rural area, she is very lonely.  Little Sox brightens up her world and a life long bond is formed.
Sox and Emma’s tale made a Smashword depute last week. The 2015 E-book version of Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2nd Edition is available for all e-readers and in PDF for your computer or tablets.
Do you know a child who could use an uplifting story? Take a look at Sox and Emma’s adventures. Here is Sox’s direct link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/569088
Sox cover with seal MCA 12015 Version
Author Links:
Purchase Autographed Books from author at http://mkt.com/jackie-anton
Autographed covers for online and e-book readers:  http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/backyardhorse
E-Mail: talesbyjackie@yahoo.com

My Worst Nightmare By Jackie Anton

Until this hellish bout of terror my worst nightmares were occasional out of body experiences that left me disoriented but relatively unscathed.

Writing in the wee hours of the morning before dawn even considers brightening the new day is commonplace for me. Inspiration often comes to interrupt my slumber, and I fire up my computer or latch on to the notebook kept on the nightstand. I jot it down before the brilliant revelation escapes.



Trapped in a cold dark prison!

Many of my works have a paranormal twist woven into the plot, but I don’t write horror.

I woke in a cold sweat and realized the room was like a deep freeze as well as black as pitch. I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face. So I reached out in the direction of the nightstand to flick on the small lamp.

“What the hell?” I scrambled to my feet from where I assumed I had toppled from my bed. Must be a power outage, flitted through my still foggy mind. My bare toes were getting numb, and then I realized I wasn’t standing on the plush warm carpet of my bedchamber. The surface beneath my feet felt like frozen cobblestones.

“Tom?” I called out to my husband. No response.

“Kaila!” My large black German Shepherd slept at the foot of my bed and should have been at my side once I fell out of bed. Or Did I?

My heart was bruising the inside of my ribcage and I was beginning to feel lightheaded. The thought occurred to me that I was still asleep and suffering a heart attack. I pinched myself, hard. “Shit!” that hurt, but didn’t alter my reality.

The air was getting foul. It was the odor of urine; I vividly remember that smell gagging me when I would walk the halls to my mom’s room in the nursing home. Was I in one of those places, and if so how did I get here? Perhaps the fright had caused me to loose control of my bladder and the odor was coming from me.

I began to hope that I was dead and residing in purgatory. That scenario was definitely more appealing than being blind and confined in a nursing home, or being locked away in a cold dark prison by a maniac.

“Okay. God, where the hell am I?”

I heard a door slam and the reverberations traveled across the floor and up my legs, similar to aftershocks from a major earthquake. I heard my mother’s voice tell me “I thought you were smarter than to cuss when you’re talking to God.”

“Mom, are you here too?” No answer. It was probably my subconscious merely tapping into my memory of her voice. Then a heavy breathing filled the room. I covered my ears to block out the sound which brought to mind the heavy breathing of a phone stalker, but amplified a thousand times. Again the huge metal sounding door slammed and the awful breathing stopped.

“Hello, is anyone there?” Nada! Zilch!

I decided to pray, a bit more respectfully, that I would once more see the sun rise and not be trapped here until I died, or if I had already left the earthly plain that I wouldn’t be stuck here for eternity. “Lord, I mean, I wasn’t that bad. Was I?”


Author’s Note:

The above blog was a writing challenge that came my way via the promocave podcast to write something that makes you uncomfortable. A subject that you have never tackled previously.

Comments on this post are most welcome.


Author Website: http://talesbyjackie.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/backyardhorse

Jackie Anton at Loganberry Books’ Local Author’s Fair

AuthorAlley-art-2015-mAuthor Alley will be part of the annual Larchmere Festival, a community street fair that will also include special sales of antique, vintage and art items by Larchmere merchants, friends and residential neighbors.
Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere Blvd.
Shaker Hts., OH 44120

Uncharted Storm FINAL    Author Anton will join other local authors from 12noon to 4:00pm to greet fair goers and book enthusiasts. Authors will be signing their books selected by     Loganberry for this event. Jackie Anton’s Ya to Adult short story collection in “Uncharted Storms” will be available for purchase. Bookmarks will accompany each copy sold on Saturday during the Larchmere Festival.

Uncharted Storms http://youtu.be/CTdtZIsYDUM

Make sure to get your “Loyalty Card” from Jackie to be eligible for free giveaways.Wind River Refuge Cover 4613Wind River Refuge is the adult novel selected for Author Alley.

This mystery thriller with a paranormal twist and a turbulent love affair won the Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Romance Category. Early reviews are exciting:

5 Star review By Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorit:

Wind River Refuge is a romantic suspense novel written by J.M. Anton. It’s 1973, and Jax is on her way home for Christmas break to Wyoming, from the east coast where she attends college. She’s expecting her friend Dexter to be picking her up from the airport in Denver; however, a call to her step-mother Maggie reveals that the dark and brooding Garrett McBride, Dexter’s cousin, is waiting for her at the airport. The two are instantly at odds with each other: he doesn’t approve of her behavior and language, and she doesn’t trust his flying abilities or the plane he came in. Garrett is suffering from PTSD after his service as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. Jax was orphaned and abused as a child by her foster-parents. The two are definitely wrong for each other, but somehow sparks keep flying.

J.M. Anton’s romantic suspense novel, Wind River Refuge, is fast-paced and exciting. The setting in Wyoming is stunning and beautiful, and the descriptions of the horses and cattle herding are marvelous. I particularly enjoyed the psychological thriller aspect of Wind River Refuge, and Anton’s original take on the police procedural genre. While this book is classified as a romance, the underlying suspense plot is strong and flows throughout the story. I also enjoyed Garrett’s Native American ancestry and the involvement of his relatives from his mother’s side. Anton creates a lively and plausible world in Wind River Refuge, peopled with real and compelling characters. It’s an enjoyable and suspenseful romantic thriller and is highly recommended.

Comming Events:

Book two of the “Troubles in Love-Land” Series has completed its final revision following the editing process and multiple proof reads. We are awaiting the cover to publish the e-book. Look for release date on this blog within the next two weeks.

Cassandra: Night Shades is slated for release August 31. 2015 at your favorite e-book place of purchase. Smashwords will have it first.

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jackieanton

I have a request in for a booth at the Medina County Fair August 3 – 9, 2015. More on this later.

Have a terrific Fourth of July.

Stop by at Loganberry if you are able. Click on their link above to find out more about this fascinating bookstore.

Book Links:

Wind River Refuge: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wind-river-refuge-jackie-anton/1115864589?ean=9781493634255

E-book Uncharted Storms: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/uncharted-storms-jackie-anton/1118931568?ean=2940045770101

Print Book for Uncharted Storms:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Uncharted-Storms-Jackie-Anton/dp/1940834333

Jackie’s Square Market Place: http://mkt.com/jackie-anton/

Author Website: http://talesbyjackie.com/

The Launch of Half Appy Press

Half Appy Press is a DBA for Jackie Anton and will include the adult works as J. M. Anton. HALF APPY PRESS SMALL LOGO The logo was designed by illustrator Sandy Shipley.   April is coming to a close and May is fast approaching. Five months into the 2015 marketing shake up and things are progressing at a slow but steady pace. It occurred to me at the beginning of March that if my books were going to get exposure it was up to me.

Marketing is a time consuming endeavor, which can also eat up your cash flow and strain your credit cards. Many years of supporting POD Publishers have set back my marketing efforts. Two years ago I joined IPBA and began researching the possibilities of publishing my own books.

The result is a total revamping of my business plan as an author. Having found myself in a constant state of dissatisfaction with the in-house designers and interior formatting to the point that the release dates were delayed while I spent valuable time hashing things out with these folks. At that point, I decided to spend my time and money using freelance formatters and designers.

Results of my collaborations with my illustrator, e-book formatter, book designers, and several editors were all positive experiences. Next step, I needed to find a good interior layout formatter. Still looking for that person who will hear or see the vision. Backyard Horse Tales 3: “Don’t Call Me Love” is the critical test. Loves tale, like the two previous books in the series will be a fully illustrated chapter book.

While searching for the interior designer I found an automated formatting service and used my rewrite of “Fateful Waters” as book one of the new “Trouble in Love-Land” series to test it out. The PDF is with Ingram Spark awaiting the completion of the cover template. I forwarded the template and the instructions to the book designer a few days ago. Below is the 2015 cover that will grace the book and is already live for the e-book. Fateful Waters 2015 FINALCoupon and direct e-book link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/532509 Coupon code :LC78J Enter the code at checkout for a free copy, then pick your download. If you don’t have an e-reader, download the PDF to read on your computer. COUPON EXPIRES JUNE 30, 2015


All is much better on the financial end of things, since making the self-publishing move, and I should have more dollars to spend on promoting my books.   I hope the new book is ready to take with me to the Medina County Library’s Local Author Expo on May 9th. Please join us if you live in the area. I will be in the Children’s section, on the main floor. There will be 28 other authors at this event.


Marketing 101 at odds with writing……

Time for an update on my 2015 marketing exploits. Earlier today I read a post on another blog where advice was given to an aspiring writer who wanted to know where to start with a published work. The blogger’s advice was to “just write.”

That sounds kind of trite, but then the pearls of wisdom, “hold yourself accountable.” One thing that I picked up on was to create a blogging and writing calendar with project deadlines.

Okay, I created this blog and my writing project calendar. Writing related topics on Thursdays, Sunday odds and ends, and Tuesdays horse related topics. Wednesdays are usually my marketing day. Since each week only has seven days that leaves me only three to dedicate to develop new manuscripts,revise existing works, and edit. Somewhere five books are waiting to be reviewed.

Oh! I forgot that I have to finish the book trailer for “Uncharted Storms.” A small disclaimer here: the collection of short stories and its stormy cover had absolutely zero to do with the record-breaking winter and early spring of 2015. I will cover some of the problems involved with making your own video book trailer in a later post.

Uncharted Storm FINALFreebies for Readers:

I uploaded a free story from the paperback version of Uncharted Storms yesterday. Here is the link to “Wicked Winds.” http://www.wattpad.com/110305926
A few months back I uploaded “Terra Beyond 2012.”

Vote for your favorite.  Then comeback to this blog to let me know what you think of the Wattpad experience.

On my Calendar for the last half of March.

A six week fiction workshop begins at the Brook Park Library next Wednesday evening. In addition to learning and networking with other writers, which I hope will prime the writing pump, this workshop could also fall under the marketing end of things.

US March PC

Valley Tack Shop’s annual midnight sale. Friday March 27th will mark the fifth year that I will participate and sign books for repeat fans and meet new ones. This is always a fun evening with wonderful savings, door prizes, and more.

Sign up for my newsletter by emailing me at talesbyjackie@gmail.com type in the subject line 2015 Newsletter sign me up. Leave me a message if you would like the first chapter of the soon to be released novel “Cassandra: Night Shades.
Author Website: http://talesbyjackie.com


Autographed Print Books:

Janton’s Square Market Place: http://mkt.com/jackie-anton
Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/jackieanton

Valley Tack Shop, Inc. Valley City, Ohio

E-Book Links:
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jackieanton

iBook Links: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/uncharted-storms-short-stories/id842923962?mt=11


Backyard Horse Services include design work and more…

Another Set of Eyes editing services offer busy writers and authors a selection of services at affordable prices. Need a simple proofread of that first draft? Check out that option and the others at my new marketing services website.) http://www.backyardhorsetales.com/
Contact page is secure and all inquiries are confidential:

Samples of bookmarks and postcard announcements are listed under the Services tab on the website. The samples are designs that I came up with for my books to defray the high cost associated with ordering these marketing tools from publisher’s in-house offerings.

The post card below went out to family, friends, and fans who live within driving distance of my mini-tour to promote the print release of “Uncharted Storms.

US March PC

I only required fifty cards for this localized announcement. As part of my 2015 marketing overhaul I developed a cost effective way to design and print a card that would jump out of the heaviest mounds of mail to grab the recipient’s attention.

Many authors and writers have helped me along the way in my publishing journey. My new author services website is a way of paying that forward.

Note: Only one more week remains for my online marketing course. More on that experience in a later post.

Think Spring!

Jackie Anton

Author Website: http://talesbyjackie.com

Autographed Print Books:

Janton’s Square Market Place: http://mkt.com/jackie-anton
Authors Den: http://www.authorsden.com/jackieanton

E-Book Links:
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jackieanton

iBook Links: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/uncharted-storms-short-stories/id842923962?mt=11



Book Marketing 2015 Style

It’s hard to believe that almost a month has past since my previous update: Marketing efforts for the year are off to a decent start. Uncharted Storms is finished and in print: The PR Campaign on the publisher’s end kicked off with this press release: http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/awardwinning-author-releases-new-collection-of-short-stories-400815.php

The 24-7 original press release has been picked up and distributed by media outlets around the US. I’ve only visited half of the sites at this posting, and my current list is slightly over one hundred. This is the first publisher that has had a marketing plan that included this as part of the book release without an extra charge.

“Uncharted Storms” the paperback is being offered at a pre-order discount thru February at an introductory discount. More information on this will be in a separate post.

Pre-orders are being taken at Valley Tack Shop, Inc, and customers can pick up their autographed copies and book mark the week before, or at, the annual midnight sale on March 27th. I am looking forward to visiting with all the great folks who have purchased my books at past midnight sale events.

Sharpening skills:

Marketing is not this writer’s preferred way to spend precious hours, which I would be much happier spending on writing or working with my horses. Marketing ranks up there with cleaning out the dog pen.
Not being Mrs. Money Bags, hiring someone else to do this isn’t going to happen in this life time. On February second I singed up for an intensive four week marketing course.

My project for Marketing 101 is “Cassandra: Night Shades.” This novel has been going through some growing pains and plot changes since it was originally conceived in late 2012.One of my homework assignments is to decide who my potential readers are and what will interest them in my book as opposed to thousands of other books offered in a genre.
Okay readers here is a chance to weigh in. The book trailer was linked in the previous post. Take a look at it on Youtube, or view it and some excerpts on my website. http://talesbyjackie.com.

Add your comments at the end of the post.

Did the trailer and excerpts intrigue you?

Are you a lady or a guy?

Demographic: Age 20-30, 31-49, 50 or over?

Do you own an e-reader? If so what price point attracts you?

Thanks for whatever help you can offer this struggling author in my attempt to get the word out.

cassandra FINAL copyGenre: Contemporary Murder Mystery with a bit of Romance:
Adult Read 18+ Some violent scenes as well as tasteful sexual encounters.

Short Description from Youtube trailer:

Cassandra Hoffman orphaned at the age of five was raised by her maternal grandmother. Two decades pass when she is confronted with her father’s attorney.

She comes to realization that her dad lived through the car crash that took her mother and brothers in 1985.

Casey meets a previously unknown nemesis as she searches for answers, but she also finds the love of her life.

Will the lovers be able to stave off the influence of a powerful enemy who’s determined to keep them separated?

Beta Readers Wanted:

Please leave an e-mail address and name at talesbyjackie@yahoo.com if you would like to be a beta reader for my rewrite of “Fateful Waters.” The 2015 version will be the first in a series featuring the characters introduced in Fateful Waters.

Fateful Waters Cover   Look for the 2015

cover update to be featured

on this blog soon.


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