I’ve been tagged to participate in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop by the wonderful Heather Ayris Burnell, children’s author of Bedtime Monster. I cannot tell you how much I love that she has an edition that is bilingual; English/Spanish. Here is what some are saying about Bedtime Monster:

 “Bedtime Monster” is an easy read in both English and Latin American Spanish and a recommended book particularly for those who are trying to expose their child to a second language.


A comforting read.

Bedtime Monster

Go get your copy. It makes for a great gift!


I’m currently knee-deep in edits on my second book in the Project Horizon sequel, but here is a bit about the first book, Phoenix Splinter.

1: What is the title of your book?

Phoenix Splinter part of the Project Horizon trilogy.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

It’s hard to pinpoint this, simply because it was an amalgamation of different stories and plots woven together. I’d have to say the first “piece” in the whole thing started with a question: What if things really did happen for a reason and a secret organization is behind it?

3: What genre does your book fall under?

Science Fiction, though it has the pace of a thriller 🙂

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Wow, that’s very interesting. Let me think…

For Keith Groenewald I would have to say someone like Charlie Rowe or Milo Ventimiglia. Since my character is 19, it’s hard to pick someone in that age group with the facial features needed.

Flynn Tomlinson – Karl Urban

Pam Reed – Nicole Kidman

5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

What if the world was a lie?

6: Who is your publisher?

Battle King Press.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Yikes. More than I would like to admit; five years.

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Perhaps the X-Men comics meets The Bourne Identity (yes, the book)

9: Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I think we all have that sinking feeling; that things happen for a reason, and the unsettling ‘what if’ that someone might be manipulating things/events in our life. It’s something that gnawed at my conscience until I decided to write it out all down.

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

It has very humbling and innocent beginnings, but the story will be sure to intrigue and capture your imagination. The next book promises to be grand. 🙂


Thank you, Heather for the opportunity!

Here are the next authors who will be joining the hop for week 28 on January 9th. I hope you’ll visit their blogs next week and learn more about their books. Maybe one of them will become your new favorite author!

S. M. Blooding – She’s an amazingly talented writer. Seriously. I envy her style and way with words. Currently reading, and finishing up The Hands of Tarot (I may or may not have a secret crush on her >.>)

Jen Stayrook – The talented and often hilarious author, Jen The Amazing. She’s recently had a short story published in the anthology Winter Wonders. Go get it!

Also, my awesome SciFi partner in crime Jamie Heppner! Check out his work on Amazon! 🙂

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