Friday, August 23, 2019

Update for the month

Hey all!

I just thought I'd give you all a quick update about what's going for me. I know I'm usually neck deep in a new book about this time of year, but that's probably not going to happen this go around.

For those who didn't know, I just released my third children's illustrated book, One Cold Autumn Day, which you can now purchase pretty much anywhere books are sold, though you might have to request it should you go in store to buy it.

The link provided will take you to Amazon, but if you prefer a different store, check out the book tab and scroll to the bottom for other links.

A little side note to educators: This book is about migration and how a child discovers it, so maybe consider it for your classroom or school library, as I know there aren't many books out there on this subject. (I know from previous teaching experience.)

Also, if you are a teacher/librarian, feel free to check out my Author Visits section for information on having me come visit your school. I do Career Fairs for free, and am willing to discuss options on actual visits outside of that.

Now, the real reason I'm not working on writing any new at the moment, or any other new projects.... I'm working hard on getting the radio version of Tarragon: The Dragon Trilogy, ready for release late this Fall. My actors are working hard and sending in amazing work that I can't wait for you to hear. But, as anyone who's worked in the voice over/voice acting industry can tell you, a lot goes into making something like this, and as I am acting as not only director and producer, but also sound engineer and Foley artist (the person behind the sound effects), it's taking a big chunk out of my available time. On top of which I am acting, once more, as a part-time school crossing guard, so things are getting quite interesting as I try and balance it all. And with the possibility of book conferences and school visits, I don't feel comfortable starting something new at this time.

For those who follow my fan fiction (I write under the handle Marie Thompson at, gurgi27 at, and KarlieLucas2 on, I will continue to work on my current story, involving Big Hero 6, Dr. Who, Lucifer, The Avengers, and Dirk Gently, so feel free to check it out. A girl's gotta have some way of relieving her stress levels!

If you're curious after that bit of description, I highly suggest you start with my first Big Hero 6 crossover story, When Stars Collide, though the first story in the series is technically Sick Day, though you can skip it if you don't like one-shots.

Everything else is on hold until I find myself in a better position to not have so many balls up in the air, meaning the day job can go while I return to book writing, editing, and everything else. However, if the mood does strike me, I will be working on some original work I previously started back in my college days, updating them to current times and all that. But we'll see how things go. I may be able to do a few "live" videos on facebook, but can't promise that. This summer kicked my trash in more ways than one.

Friday, August 9, 2019

School's Almost Upon Us!

Greetings all!

It's that time of year again, when school starts up and various children, and adults, head back to school. Be it college, grade school, secondary, or preschool, I hope you will all enjoy your time there.

I know I've been out of hat for a bit. My grandmother passed on July 24th and I went to the funeral. The week after that, we had a wedding, so it's been super busy, but I hope things will settle down a bit.

A friendly reminder to school librarians, teachers, and other educators, I am available for presentations, assemblies, and writing classes. Check out my Author Visits tab for more information there. Info packets can be downloaded by following the link on that page. Rates are negotiable.

Again, I hope you are all well and that you are well-prepared for this upcoming school year and I hope to see some of you there!