Working Vacation and Inspiration, Book 4, Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series

Draft Cover of Stroke of Innocence! Novella due out end of May 2015
Draft Cover of Stroke of Innocence! Novella due out end of May 2015
If you pass someone who looks a little strange or different on the street, do you wonder if it's Benny Russo? He's still out there!
If you pass someone who looks a little strange or different on the street, do you wonder if it’s Benny Russo? He’s still out there!

The beach is calm and relaxing. Had to come home to really rest. I certainly didn’t want to miss anything!

I finished the manuscript for Stroke of Innocence! Wrote at midnight till the wee hours of the morning … didn’t want to lose a moment of a long overdue vacation with hubby.

eBook should be available this weekend or Monday, June 1st.

Definitely want to write a blog on verb usage in 3rd person past tense. I never realized how easy it is to mix them up until I started questioning myself. What was past tense to tell the story and what was present tense in the character’s mind? I use the traditional designation of Italics for present-tense thoughts. I find George R.R. Martin the master of clarity in this regard … is it him or his editor? Either way, it leaves no room for confusion, whether you like his writing style and genre or not.

More to come on verb tenses after the novella is complete. I will share some tricks-of-the-trade in an upcoming blog for all writers: fiction or nonfiction; business; promotional; personal; all genres.

Keep writing, drawing, generating fine and photo art. Express yourself and your luscious creativity !

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STROKE OF SILENCE! Free eBook, April 16-20, 2014 (amazon.com/dp/B00JH78VOE)

 

STROKE OF SILENCE! Free eBook, April 16-20, 2014 (amazon.com/dp/B00JH78VOE)

Excerpt from the next Thriller in the Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series!

STROKE OF TIME!
(Denny Ryder Paranormal Crime Series)
By Deborah A. Bowman

 PROLOGUE
Wounds…
They say that time heals all wounds, but rather…
Just who in the world are they?
And, of course, what does it matter?
What they do or what they say?
Unless it’s the monster who preys on innocence;
What child will he capture and kill today?
As Denny heals from the Stroke of Silence!
Her dreams torment her in an agonizing way.
Wounds of the soul will never heal;
Stroke of Midnight! always rings twelve chimes.
The person she’s become will forever reveal
Stroke of Fear! and tears of death in Stroke of Time!
(© 2014, Deborah A. Bowman, all rights reserved)