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Tentative Tourist

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Introducing a new short story in the Mayne Attraction series:  Tentative Tourist      * * * Told from the perspective of Grayson Gregory, it recounts his introduction to Ellery Mayne and provides further insight into his relationships with his father and his mentor, Dr. Samuel Mayne.  It’s also a chance to accompany Ellery and Grayson on a [...]

Mayne Attraction Gets a Makeover

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Notice anything different?     . The Mayne Attraction website has recently visited a digital beauty shop for authors called AMDesign Studios.  There, graphics design artist Amanda L. Matthews worked the same gorgeous design magic on the Mayne Attraction website as she did on the series’ covers. I couldn’t be happier with the results, Amanda! [...]

Announcing the “Review & Relax” Give Away!

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Did you know that the amazing bath bomb products Ellery uses during her stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs are real?  I first discovered them when I visited Banff in Alberta, Canada about ten years ago, and I have been hooked on Lush brand bath and beauty items ever since.    A product of Canada, they [...]

Barefoot Heroine: A Mayne Attraction Short Story

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

I’m excited to announce the release of a new 6,000 word short story called Barefoot Heroine.  This two part narrative provides a glimpse into the secret life of Ellery Mayne from the perspective of Ash Ryan, a member of the security team assigned to monitor and protect and her.  The first part of the story [...]

One eskimO Show: All Sparkles!

Friday, November 5th, 2010

One eskimO’s sparkling performance at Cincinnati’s 20th Century Theatre was worth the wait!  A mechanical problem with the tour bus had them scrambling to find transport from their show in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA) to the event in Cincinnati, some 450 miles and 8 hours of driving—when your vehicle is operational, that is.  They were rushing [...]

One EskimO Visits Cincinnati & Louisville!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

I’m so excited!   My–er, I mean Ellery & Ash’s favorite band, One eskimO is performing at 20th Century Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 4th in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (the show I’ll be attending), and in Louisville, Kentucky, at Zanzabar the next night on Nov 5th!   Their songs ‘Amazing’ and ‘Kandi’ are Ash’s theme songs and are oh so romantic! In celebration [...]

Latest Review of ‘Spotlight’ is…Electrifying!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Numbers don’t lie.  Having gathered over seven hundred followers to date, ‘Electrifying Reviews’, the blog of Alex Bennett, is attracting an expanding audience.    With insightful and persuasive reviews of books from primarily the Young Adult genre, you’d never guess that this articulate, humorous and savvy blogger is just fourteen years old!  But crafting and sharing helpful reviews isn’t his only talent.  [...]

Interview With A Goth…

Monday, July 19th, 2010

I was delighted to be featured in an interview with the creator of “Black Fingernailed Reviews” this week.  Check out her site and our conversation at

Spotlight Reviews

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Are you curious to see what people are saying about Mayne Attraction?  Now you can read a few reviews at the following link:   Mayne Attraction ‘Spotlight’ Reviews If  want to post your own review,  just add it to the comment box at the bottom of the Spotlight Reviews page.  Thank you!

Book Talk With Eagles!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Thanks very much to Ms. Lisa Shields, Librarian at Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky for hosting my first Mayne Attraction Book Talk!  I didn’t know it was possible to experience fright and fulfillment simultaneously but today’s adventure was proof!  Actually, Ms. Shields, and English Teachers Tanisha Bibb and Lori Dowell and their students made me [...]

Book Talk at Eastern High School

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I’m excited to let you know that  I’ve been invited to return to my alma mater, Eastern High School, in Louisville, Kentucky, to visit with students and talk about Mayne Attraction.  This is especially awesome because Eastern is the setting for a number of scenes in the book–so it will feel like stepping inside the story!  I’ll keep [...]

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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Mayne Attraction Now On Facebook

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Click here to check out the Mayne Attraction Facebook page: Mayne Attraction Facebook Page   If you enjoy this story,  please let your buddies know about it!

Purchase “In The Spotlight” As An Ebook

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

  In The Spotlight is now available for purchase as an ebook at in multiple ebook formats, readable on virtually any ebook reading device.   What is an ebook, and how do I read one? Ebooks are digital books. They’re similar to print books, but you read them on screens. The ebooks on Smashwords [...] Site Now Live

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Introducing the launch of the Mayne Attraction website and the publishing of the first book in the series, “In The Spotlight.” And ain’t this the prettiest website you’ve ever seen?  Without a doubt!!!  The designer should get some kind of award for fabulousness.  Check him out at