Archive for February, 2017

Kid Lit

March Louisville SCBWI Chit Chatters Social

Anyone from Kentucky, Tennessee, and surrounding states is welcome.

Monday, March 6 to 8 pm. No RSVP required.
The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for optional critiques. Writers can read for three minutes. Illustrators are always welcome.

Barnes & Noble’s Café, 801 South Hurstbourne Parkway, one mile north of I-64, on the right. This is NOT the Paddock Shopping Center B&N.
You do not need to be an SCBWI member to attend. For more information, contact Charles Suddeth csuddeth@iglou.com


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Work in Progress

I am writing a YA urban fantasy, Lupus Rex: Blood on the Moon. Seventeen-year-old Will discovers that he is unique and has two werewolf genes, Double Alpha, which makes him Lupus Rex. He is not sure he wants the title or the werewolf life, and someone is stalking him to prevent him from becoming Lupus Rex.

This story is a lot of fun to write. I have taken the Arthurian myths, added Lupines (werewolves), and transported them to the present in the real world.


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Tomorrow!!! Saturday, February 25, 2017, I will be signing books from 11 to 4 at Karen’s Book Barn, 27 E Main St, La Grange, Kentucky 40031. Come by and say hi.Eights Mask2

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Book Signing!

Saturday, February 25, 2017, I will be signing books from 11 to 4 at Karen’s Book Barn, 27 E Main St, La Grange, Kentucky 40031. Come by and say hi.

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Whistle Pig Down

Sally slips into James’s isolated cabin in the middle of the night, claiming to be fifteen, but he suspects that she is the twenty-one-year-old who killed a grocery clerk during a robbery. After she learns he is accused of murdering a couple over a lover’s triangle and of World War 2 war crimes, she is afraid he will kill her, but she has no place to go. They plot to attack each other in self-defense. After someone kidnaps Sally, James has to choose whether to rescue her and confront his own past or assume she’s also a murderer. Whistle Pig Down is a completed and edited 82,000-word literary mystery, which takes place in 1955 along the Kentucky-Tennessee border. (Subtitle: Ferry to Hell) My grandmothers’ families come from this part of Appalachia, and it is under-served literary wise.


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Roman fertility festival February 13-15 devoted to Lupercus, the god of shepherds, who might have been a wolf-god. Valentine was sacrificed on February 14. Coincidence? Happy Valentine’s Day, anyway.


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I am working with an Acquisition Editor from 4RV Publishing concerning my picture book, Booger Dancer. A Cherokee boy wants to be a booger dancer like the grownups, so he puts a booger mask on and sneaks into the dance. But Dad catches him. Booger is an old word meaning ghost/evil spirit. (many people drop the R and call them boogie men).spearfinger-cover-test-draft

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