Friday, November 27, 2015

Give your child the gift of reading for Christmas

I don't know if you're aware, but I have written 2 children's books and 1 YA Fantasy.  Having 5 grandchildren of my own, they have often asked me if they could read my books.  Well, since the oldest is only 8 years old, I knew that was not an option.  So, once I had finished my last thriller, Hellfire's Judgment, I decided to write something a bit lighter to replenish my soul.
Having never written a children's book before I decided to do a simple little story of farm animals since most children love farm animals.  So, I sat down and began outlining the story and making the illustrations.  After several days of banging my head on my desk and redoing the images numerous times, Sheriff Bunny and the Lucky Horseshoe was ready to publish.  In this little story, Sheriff Bunny helps Lightening, the horse find his find his lucky horseshoe.
I cannot begin to express the joy I felt when my grandchildren told me how much they loved the story and wanted to know when I was going to continue the story of the Happy Farm Animals.

Next, I wrote Chick-A-Roo's Great Adventure. Little Chick-A-Roo dreams of being a Pirate and sail the sea in search of buried, so he decides to leave Happy Farm.  However, he soon learns that leaving isn't as easy as he had originally thought.

If you have older children who love stories with Dragons and Magical Creatures then I would suggest my first YA Fantasy, The Dragon's Blood Key

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving from Linda L Barton

As we gather with loved ones to share our love and memories, I hope you all have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving weekend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I survived!

Wow, I just got home from our local Wal-Mart Supercenter and all I can say is, "I survived!"  It always amazes me how crazy people get just before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Heck, there was nearly a fist-fight in the spice section because they were almost out of Poultry Seasoning. I had a woman give me a nasty look when I took 2, but they only had the small bottles. Then I nearly fell over when she grabbed 4 and tossed them in her cart. So, if you haven't bought your goodies for Thursday, watch out for those crazies shopping with you. It's dangerous there!

Best Wishes for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving,

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Join me for some fun Thursday evening

I'm so excited to have Brian Moreland joining Lisa Vandiver and me on Deadly Reads Radio tomorrow.  I have been reading his latest release, Darkness Rising, and all I can say is, "WOW!" As most of you know, I'm a bit dark and twisted, so Brian's book is right up my alley. LOL

I hope you'll tune in because I know you won't be disappointed. Also, please feel free to call in and chat with us.  (646) 668-2716.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hello, I'm Back!

Wow, what a surprise I found today when I checked my blog and saw all the recent activity.  I'm sorry I haven't been good about keeping it updated, but I've been SO busy lately. I know that's no excuse, but they haven't come up with a good cloning method yet. I could really use another me. LOL

For those of you who may not know, I'm not only a Thriller Author, but I'm also the Founder of Deadly Reads, Deadly Reads Author Services, and Deadly Reads Radio.  My partner, Lisa Vandiver and I can't begin to express how proud we are of what we have to offer to our fans.

If you are a writer wanting help to get your manuscript ready for publishing, Deadly Reads Author Services offers reasonable prices for editing, formatting, and cover design.  We even offer bundle prices for those wanting to save even more.

We've recently started doing a weekly show, Thursdays at 10 pm CST on BlogTalkRadio.  Journey into the Night by Deadly Reads Radio has an exciting list of guests from the Publishing and Entertainment Industries already scheduled to be on with us.  We are on live, so feel free to call in and chat with us, and with our guests.  We will be chatting with Best Selling Authors, Book Cover Models, Actors, and Movie Producers in the coming months.  I do hope you join us each Thursday evening for some great conversation.

As for myself, I've been working on two new books.  I've started working on the second installment of Legend of the Dragon's Blood Key, and my first Paranormal Thriller.  Now, that things have calmed down some, I hope to get them finished and off to the editor as soon as possible.  I really hope to have these two books finished by the first part of next year, but we'll see what happens.

I want to thank you for following my little blog, and I promise to do better.