Wednesday, March 16, 2022

My First Book Club

 Hi All!

Just wanted to pop in and tell everyone that for the first time ever (as far as I know), one of my books has been chosen as the book-of-the-month for a book club!

It's like employee of the month, but for dead trees and glue!

Psycho Hose Beast From Outer Space is one of the March choices for the Insecure Writers Support Group book club on Goodreads. Go check it out here, and join the group if you want to take part in the discussion.

The chat is set to start March 24, but the discussion thread hadn't been opened yet as I write this, so be sure to check back! I will probably also mention it again on next month's IWSG post.

Anyway, I just thought it was really cool that not only was someone reading my book, but they're actually going to talk about it?! Weird, right?

Hugs & Kisses,

Don't forget, the sequel to Psycho Hose Beast, REVENGE OF THE SPACE-SURFING BUTT MONKEYS, is available for pre-order right now for just 99 cents!
Check it out on Amazon right here!

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Beware of Butt Monkeys (#IWSG March 2022)

Release day for Revenge of the Space-Surfing Butt Monkeys is just two months away. Is it time to get anxious and insecure yet?

In case you missed it, I had a panic attack last week about the cover. I was never really happy with the old one. I had a vision of something I wanted it to be, but I was not able to pull it off. The new one is not exactly what I wanted either, but it's overall much nicer. Covers have always been a problem for me (Psycho Hose Beast is on the third one now). Such is the juggling between being creative, having little skill, and even less budget.

But hey, I got the cover for Book One updated at the same time, too, and I really like this one.

Cover aside, there's still the uncertainty of how the book will be received. I've been hustling to get reviews, even signed up for some review websites, like Booksprout, BookSirens, and Voracious Readers Only. I also got a spot coming up with HelloBooks (it's like a smaller scale version of BookBub - I'll be sure to let you know how that goes), and that's not to mention all the dozens of people I contact directly for reviews and guest posts. Of course, none of that automatically generates reviews or sales, and even if I do get reviews, there's no guarantees they'll be good.

As of writing this, I still don't have any official reviews. The best feedback I have is still from a beta reader:

If you're interested in helping me spread the word about Butt Monkeys, PLEASE feel free to sign up for my blog tour coming up in May. I will take all the help I can get...

And in case anyone is interested in reviewing an ARC of the new book, please hit me up! Here's the details to refresh your memory:

Title of Publication
: Revenge of the Space-Surfing Butt Monkeys (Gale Harbour Book 2)
Date of Publication: May 3, 2022
Available: Kindle, ePub, Paperback
No. of Pages: 321
Genre: Sci-fi/Horror/Comedy
Novel Summary/Blurb:

Newfoundland, Canada, 1993.

It's been a year since a handful of kids defeated the Psycho Hose Beast in the sleepy town of Gale Harbour, Newfoundland. Our heroes have entered into the era of rollerblades, Super Nintendo and oversized plaid shirts… unless you’re a goth, then it’s the era of Maybelline eyeliner, boots with too many buckles, and infected safety-pin piercings.

Thirteen-year-old Niall O'Neil is navigating a blossoming relationship with his crush, Harper Jeddore. Unfortunately, the power that allowed them to defeat the monster from the deep is still within them, and they are no closer to understanding or controlling it. When just touching your girlfriend can kill innocent bystanders, it complicates the already precarious practice of teenage dating.

But lurking in the backdrop of teenage romance, a sinister power is growing in Gale Harbour, and dangerous people are turning up in the small town with possibly deadly intentions.

Will the kids defeat this new threat? What did the US Air Force leave in the abandoned Hansen Air Force base? What is a space-surfing butt monkey? And most importantly—will anyone get to touch a boob?

How was your month?

Hugs & Kisses,


The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Writers post their thoughts on their blogs, talking about their doubts and the fears they have conquered. It's a chance for writers to commiserate and offer a word of encouragement to each other. Check out the group at

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