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Social Media Tag!



Fellow writer and blogger A.C. Melody tagged me for this Social Media Tag, created by Sabrina at Books and Bark. It’s a creative way for writers to discuss their books.

On with the rules: Copy the questions below and answer them. Then, tag five people to do the tag and notify them; make sure to leave a comment including your post’s URL for the person who tagged you, so that they can go read your post.

Here we go:


Describe your plot in 140 characters or less:

A desperate decision deadly results. An alternative to death. A retreat that turns into a nightmare.

THIS WAY DARKNESS: Three tales of terror. You will find no happy endings here.


With the parents/grandparents flooding this site, who is your oldest character?

That would be Aleister, the spiritual leader of THE RETREAT. A middle age, good looking, founder of Superior Self. Oh, and he’s a psychopath.


What does one of your characters look like? #selfie (find the closest picture you can!)


Robert and Linda desperately want a child but are unable to conceive. Linda will do anything to get pregnant. Robert’s love for his wife brings them to an unconventional decision. They put the miracle of making a baby in the hands of a witch.

Meet little Jenny, the result of their decision.

From the story Wrapped in Small Flesh and Bone





Designing your theme is the funnest part, so how would/did you design your book cover?


I am a fan of Books of the Dead Press and at the time, the small press offered book cover designs for horror in particular ( they no longer offer book covers). Before my short stories collection was complete I already had the idea brewing in my head. THIS WAY DARKNESS,my book title, indicates a path to be followed but with warning. I saw the dark eerie cover, a creepy path leading into unknown darkness and knew it was perfect for my book. I purchased immediately. Readers and writers ask all the time, “Who did your cover?”







Naming your blog is so difficult! What did you name your book?

THIS WAY DARKNESS. Actually, the title was very easy. I knew what I wanted to say. The title serves as a warning to the characters in the book and to the reader.In each story choices are made,and the consequences of those choices quickly come to light.

Get your weirdest questions answered. Ask your main character one weird question, and have that character answer:

My book is a collection, three stories. It is difficult to pick just one character but since I have to, I pick Rose the witch from my story WRAPPED IN SMALL FLESH AND BONE. And the questions I have for her are not weird. I think she’s weird enough.

LF: Who are you,Rose?

ROSE: Who I am is not important. But if you have dreams that seem beyond reach, wants that no one can understand, and needs that leave you desperate… come see me.

LF: How long have you been practicing witchcraft?

ROSE: She tilts her head just slightly and smirks,”It’s a lot like practicing Catholicism, except there’s no hypocrisy.

LF: There’s also no God.

ROSE: My god is less selfish, less demanding,much more understanding.

Rose looks me over, slowly and walks closer to me. My heart stutters. 

ROSE: Now, I have a question for you, Latashia Figueroa. What would you like me to do for you?

I know this woman, I know what she is capable of. I know she can give me my hearts deepest desires. I part my lips , ready to answer and then I think of Robert and Linda and their child, Jenny; little Jenny, standing in the hall with blood on her small hands and a smile on her cherub face. I walk away.

Pandora / Spotify

What kind of music are you playing whilst writing? If you don’t listen to music, what do you think your main character would listen to?

I love music and I always have something playing while I am writing. You can visit my writing playlist and have a listen.


All good things must come to an end! What is one book idea that you were really into, but lost interest in?

I had an idea for a scifi/horror book. I haven’t lost interest but the plot and large amount of characters have proved to be too challenging at the moment. Its on the back burner, but I hope I will revisit it.

Time to Tag:

 Donna Cuttress

Adam Ickes

Craig McGray

Delia Strange

And YOU! If you are a writer with a book you would like to promote, join in.



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