The Diaries of Penelope Ember (Episode Five)

Several things here (because I’m a multi-tasker with just a smidgen of ADD).

First, I wanted to let you guys know that I am currently conducting a special giveaway on Goodreads. For those of you unfamiliar with Goodreads, it’s a social media site devoted to readers, and well worth your attention. Included amongst all of their various services are giveaways of varied and sundry books for free. (And for those who don’t know me, I’m a huge fan of ‘free’.) I’ve won several books this way, including a hardback copy of Andy Weir’s The Martian prior to it becoming a publishing and cinematic phenomenon, so I can testify as to the value of this service.

At midnight on January 13, ten physical copies of both The Secret Room, the second volume in the Breed Wars series, as well as ten copies of the first book in the series, House of Shadows, will be won by ten lucky entrants. I’ll even sign them (it’s up to you to decipher the chickenscratch my wife laughingly refers to as my signature).

I’ve taken the liberty of including a link to the giveaway for your convenience, which can be found either in the sidebar or at the bottom of your screen, depending on the device you’re using to access this site, but just in case you’re having trouble locating it, here’s the link.

Now, that being said . . .

This month’s addition to The Diaries of Penelope Ember is the fifth. In the next week or so the winter finale, Episode Six, will be included in my author’s newsletter and sent to its subscribers. That episode should be posted here on the website sometime during the first week of February. After that, I’ll be taking a brief hiatus on this serial while I finish the final draft of my fantasy novel (and favorite problem child), The Caballa. Once that work is in the hands of my beta readers, I’ll be starting back up on The Diaries of Penelope Ember with Episode Seven.

You can find the link to Episode Five here.

And as always, all previous episodes (as well as this one) can be accessed in the menu above under the rubric, ‘The Diaries of Penelope Ember’.

Hope you enjoy.