Tuesday, September 07, 2021

New Project - Free Bible Story App

My brother Steve and I have launched our latest project!

It's called Faith Journeys, and it's a story app for your phone or tablet.

"Short Biblical Fiction Delivered Daily"


Faith Journeys App is free and comes with two free stories. It is available in the Apple Store and Google Play Store. (There are more stories to borrow or buy - an exciting collaboration wiht our authors as we share a royalty with those whose stories we're publishing.)

I'd be honored if you'd download the app and check it out!

Artwork and Bible characters are by artist and graphic designer, Jacob Aybara, by the way. Check out his work.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Almost Fully Funded!

My magical cat novella, Cat Potion No. 9 - a Mister the Magical Cat story, is halfway written. And the series itself is off to a great start. Thanks to you who have shown interest in and backed my first campaign on Kicstarter. As of this morning, it's 80% funded! Thank you so much!

If you want to know more, visit my Kickstarter page. But for now, here's a sneak peek at the opening scene. Just me writing some fun and whimsy. If a magical cat cozy is your thing, I think you'll enjoy this new series.

I guess click to enlarge. ;-) 

Here's the cover reveal. Still plenty of time to get rewards for helping bring this story and series to life!

Thanks for reading! - Lyn

Saturday, April 03, 2021

Mister the Magical Cat

 Help Kickstart a Magical New Series!

Exciting news! I'm writing a series of cozy mysteries featuring Mister the Magical Cat. And I'm launching it on Kickstarter! Want to join the fun? You can back this project and enjoy some rewards at the same time. Visit my Kickstarter Project Page for details. (It goes live next week!)

What's in it for you? By supporting my first novella in this series, Cat Potion No. 9, you'll kickstart a whimsical adventure full of fun, felines, and friendship. (You'll also help pay for my cover art and, in a way, support another person's creative endeavors as well!)

Rewards for supporters...

Pretty simple structure: 

About the novella...

Mister the Cat is an ordinary orange and white tabby who happens to live in an unassuming small town with a middle-aged witch named Helga Snittlewitch. When one of Helga's potions goes awry, Mister discovers he has supernatural abilities - much to his feline friends' delight and his chagrin.

Trouble starts to brew when the local Witches and Warlock Guild finds out about his magical talents and threatens Helga with his disposal! Will Mister's magic save him or lead to his demise? 

How you can help...

Cat Potion No. 9 will be about 100 pages long (20,000 to 30,000 words). Think of it as a short novel with a complete story arc. Your support will provide the spark that gets the whole series started. Two additional novellas are planned and cover art secured. The Kickstarter Campaign will bring it to reality.

Would you consider backing this project? I think you'll enjoy the story. 

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The Frankenstein Saga by Merrie Destefano

 A dangerous holiday. A deadly curse brought to life.

Hear Mary Shelley's tale like you've never heard it before! Frankenstein meets Dracula in this award-winning Gothic retelling of this classic story.

The Frankenstein Saga - Shade, Dusk, and Dawn.

A friend of mine,
Merrie Destefano, has a new series out. It's called The Frankenstein Saga - Shade, Dusk, and Dawn. (link to Audible) Sounds super cool to me. Check it out.

Who is the author?

Merrie Destefano is a writer and artist living in Southern California. Her books have been published by HarperCollins and Ruby Slippers Press, to name just two. She has worked for Focus on the Family and The Word For Today and written for Victorian Homes, Haunted: Mysteries And Legends, American Farmhouse Style, and more. Her co-authored art books include How To Draw Vampires, How To Draw Zombies, and How to Draw Grimm's Dark Fairy Tales.

Merrie studied art at Northern Illinois University, met her husband at a kazoo parade, rides her bike almost every day, laughs at all jokes, and ugly cries during corny movies. You can find out more about her projects on her website.


Note: I featured this series in my latest newsletter - and gave away some freebies! If you'd like to subscribe to my monthly newsletter, click here, and I'll send you one of my e-books as a thank you gift. 

Happy reading (or listening) to your favorite books this holiday season! - Lyn

Monday, November 30, 2020

Tule Fog Press

Do you know where I sell my books? All over the place, really. But my central website is my indie publishing site called Tule Fog Press. Check it out! Thanks!

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Review of 'Spirits of the Earth' Trilogy


City of Glass by Milo James Fowler

I've just finished Milo James Fowler's trilogy, a series called Spirits of the Earth. And I'd recommend each of the books. It's post-apocalyptic but not your typical slash and burn craziness where everything is simply mayhem with people trying to survive. Instead, it's a well thought through imagining of the near-future with a supernatural twist.

Here are the Goodreads links to all three books:

Book 1 - After the Sky


Book 2 - Tomorrow's Children


Book 3 - City of Glass


Very well done. I've read quite a few shorter stories by Fowler but this is the first full length set of novels I've had the pleasure to enjoy. Check them out when you get the chance.

(Btw, the Amazon link above contains my associate tag, which means if you use it to get to Amazon and you purchase the item there, I get a penny or two for my trouble.)

Sunday, July 12, 2020

One Red Paperclip Revisited

Something fun.

Affiliate link to Amazon.
Back about 10 or 15 years ago I was a pretty active blogger, putting up all sorts of interesting things on this website. I'd come across a news article and link to it and comment on it, etc. Nothing fancy, just me blogging about stuff.

One blog post (back in 2006, click here to see it) mentioned a guy named Kyle MacDonald who started out with a red paperclip and traded his way up to a three bedroom house. Remember that? His blog, called One Red Paperclip has the story.

Anyway, what makes this a bit fun is that someone from Commodity.com saw my post from 2006 and emailed me, wondering if I'd point my readers to their site where they created a pretty cool info-graphic about this concept of "trading up."

Here's part of the email I received:

We've recently published an infographic about Kyle's extraordinary story of trading a paperclip for a house. Our research uncovered some staggering stories, such as:
  • How he spent the afternoon with Alice Cooper
  • Why he became a mayor for the day
  • And what he did next...
You'll find the answers in our full study: https://commodity.com/blog/straw-millionaire/

I've checked it out, so I'm pretty sure the link is safe. It's just a form of advertising. So I cannot vouche for the product. I'm not a sponsor or anything, if that's what you're wondering. Just something I thought I could blog about. 

 Here's the opening panel - go to their website to see the whole info-graphic that tells the whole story of Kyle MacDonald. Anyone else with similar stories? Let me know! And have a great week. - Lyn