#FridayReads – STRANGERS AT THE TABLE – A Short Story

Sharing one of my short stories today! This is Strangers at the Table, from Tales from the Cacao Tree, one of the books in the Mind’s Eye Series. My mission was to write a story based on the below photo, taken by Martin David Porter.   Strangers at the Table The smell of coffee, strong and pungent, drags me from sleep. I sit on the edge of my bed contemplating the digital alarm clock on Read More …

3 Books FREE from the Mind’s Eye Series

3 of the 4 Mind’s Eye Series books are FREE! This promotion runs from Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. The Mind’s Eye books are collections of stories and poems inspired by photographs. You’ll find a wide variety of writing styles and some great photos within these pages. Read samples right here first, if you’d like, and then grab them all free!  

FAIRIES WEAR BOOTS – You Gotta Believe Me? A Photo, A Song, A Story

I have two addictions – books and music – and the two often intertwine in unexpected ways. Often the story is already in motion, the characters set, when a connection to a song occurs to me. Occasionally, though, the song pops into my head first, with a story to follow, unrelated to the song, but driven by it just the same. The latter is exactly what happened with one of my stories for Triptychs, the Read More …

#FridayReads – DEATH BY CHOCOLATE – Sweet Lies and Bitter Truths

Friday Reads Featured Book Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Death By Chocolate, one of my stories in Tales From The Cacao Tree, the fourth book in the Mind’s Eyes Series. For those of you unfamiliar with this series, it’s a collaboration between authors and photographers. The photos are randomly distributed to the authors. We’re given no background or any sort of context at all on the photos, because we want to ensure the stories Read More …

New Release: TRIPTYCHS – Stories and Poems Inspired by Photographs

There are three sides to every story. Take a mental image, Divide it three ways, You’ll read all the angles in… Triptychs Published: March 16, 2015 Amazon / Amazon UK   Table of Contents TRIPTYCH I Photo by Helle Gade Stories: We Came From The Ocean by Jason McIntyre A Storm Is Coming by J. Michael Radcliffe The Easygoing Widower by Geoffrey David West TRIPTYCH II Photo by Martin David Porter Stories: #666 by Julie Read More …

#MondayBlogs: There Are Three Sides To Every Story – TRIPTYCHS – Cover Reveal!

The third book in the Mind’s Eye Series is here! Well, almost. It’s finished and heading into publishing. This collection of stories and poems includes twelve authors and two photographers. As with the two previous books, all stories and poems are inspired by photos. Unlike the first two, this collection has a twist. Each photo was given to three authors. We were not provided with any information on the photo, not even as much as a Read More …

#MondayBlogs: REFLECTIONS – Preditors & Editors Top 10 Anthology!

I’m excited to share the news that Reflections, the second book in the Mind’s Eye Series, has been voted a Top 10 Best Anthology by the 2014 Preditor’s & Editor’s Readers’ Poll!   Do you trust what you see? Right becomes left. Up becomes down. Distorted, unreal. Your world looks new when you see its… REFLECTIONS     Contents: PHOTOGRAPHS by Ben Ditmars 3 Stories by Jason McIntyre: ANSWER THE QUESTION / RITE OF SPRING Read More …

#MondayBlogs: NEGATIVE IMAGE – “Sometimes I don’t feel real.”

“Sometimes I don’t feel real.” I hadn’t meant to say the words aloud. The private thought came tumbling out in a harsh whisper. Those words had been haunting me for so long, and now suddenly they sit out in the world awaiting judgment. Adam looks at me as if I’ve lost my mind, and maybe I have. “What are you talking about?” he asks. His voice is tinged with frustration. We’d slipped into this quaint Read More …

Book Review: WOMAN WITH A GUN by Phillip Margolin

Master of mystery Phillip Margolin transcends his traditional territory in this new and different book, a haunting thriller inspired by an unforgettable photograph Visiting an art museum displaying a retrospective of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran’s work, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the photo at the center of the show—the famous “Woman with a Gun,” which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the photographer’s career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black and white image Read More …

#MondayBlogs: MIND’S EYES SERIES – Do You Trust What You see?

I have some cool things to share with you today. Let’s start with the best news. Ready? <Drum Roll> Reflections has been released! The book is now available in paperback and Kindle format. This is book #2 in the Mind’s Eye Series, though these books do not need to be read in sequential order. Reflections includes the work of four authors, two poets, and two photographers. Here’s how the book came together. The photographers are Read More …