I hope everyone’s summer is going well. There’s been a few shakeups and adventures in my end of the world, but I’m doing good.
Today is a quick post to let you know the Kindle edition of Fortitude is on sale through the weekend for $0.99.
In the vein of Southern Gothic coming-of-age novels like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Secret Life of Bees, Fortitude gives the reader an experience rich in the climate and culture of 1898 Alabama and the Spanish-American War camps in Florida. It’s a great summer read for ages twelve through adults, so tell a friend.
The second book in The Possession Chronicles released two weeks ago and I’ve yet to disclose the full soundtrack. For newer readers, I’ve done soundtracks for my projects since I began writing as a teen. I also create mood music playlists and editing playlists, but today is all about the soundtrack for Murmurs of Evil. I’m providing links to the songs when available.
As always, the soundtrack showcases my eclectic musical tastes. And you can probably guess why I dedicated the book in part to Tom Scholz/Boston.
If you want more insight into my writing process, the characters, and the stories behind the stories, join Dalby’s Darklings on Facebook. (Now is the perfect time to join. We’re doing a group read discussion for Murmurs of Evil July 12-15, 2019–a virtual book club experience to get your questions answered and learn more about The Possession Chronicles as it relates to the newest release.)
Are there any songs that remind you of any of my stories or characters? I’d love to hear them.
This Friday, June 14, I’ll be at The Haunted Book Shop from 6-9pm for a book signing during ArtWalk in downtown Mobile. Located on Dauphin street, the store is less than a block from both Bienville Square and The Battle House Hotel–places you’re familiar with if you’ve read Perilous Confessions. (Both locations are often visited in The Possession Chronicles.) If you can’t be there but would like to order an autographed copy of any of my books, check out the order form. They ship!
If digital is more your thing, you can read Murmurs of Evil free on Kindle Unlimited or download it for the release sale price of $0.99. Regular price is $3.99, so add it to your collection soon.
Bienvenue Press arranged for a blog tour.book blitz to celebrate release week. Check out the action at Silver Dagger Book Tours and enter to win an Amazon gift card.
Two weeks to go until Murmurs of Evilis in the wild and my emotional state reflects that anticipation. I did the final look through after formatting and now it’s just waiting for that pre-order option to go live. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be one of the first to get that ordering link.
My readers group on Facebook is a great place to learn about the behind-the-scenes information and tidbits about The Possession Chronicles, as well as my other writings. Take the link or search for Dalby’s Darklings. It’s a closed group, so you’ll need to request to join.
Another place for more visuals and fun is Pinterest. I have boards for all my books and more, plus one for The Possession Chronicles as a whole and several character inspiration boards for the main characters thus far.
You’ll hear from me next on release day. Until then, stay cool and keep reading.
If you subscribe to my newsletter or follow me on one of my social media pages, this will be old news to you. But if my blog is the only place you hear from me, it’s all new. The past few weeks I’ve had fun with the cover image for my next release, Murmurs of Evil. I enjoy creating visual “teasers” to introduce readers to my stories and this one is no different. Here’s a few examples.
Do you have a favorite?
Be sure to read Perilous Confessions, the first book in The Possession Chronicles, to be ready for Murmurs of Evil in less than four weeks.
I’ve finished the final edits and seven weeks from today is release day for Murmurs of Evil, the second book in The Possession Chronicles. My May newsletter will have the cover reveal, but members of my insider readers group got a sneak peek of it yesterday. What did they say?
Air of mystery.
And more. Can’t wait to share it with you–and more importantly, share the story. Here’s a tidbit for you paired with an Edwardian era photograph that reminds me of main character Magdalene.
Fortitude, my first published novel, is relaunched into the world with a stunning new design.Did you know Fortitude is listed as a “Best History Books for Kids” choice by Grateful American Foundation for its historical accuracy and reader engagement?
Ever think about what would happen if a feisty Irish-American teen volunteered to serve the Buffalo Soldiers in the Jim Crow South?
Travel to the Tampa Bay area in 1898 with Claire O’Farrell of Dauphin Island, Alabama, and find out.