Dreaming Up Characters

Dreaming Up Characters

Dreaming Up Characters Sometimes they come to me in dreams... ...characters, that is. Which can be a little creepy. Especially when it's Marris... as a dead girl. Only a select few know that I can't stand children. No, not *all* children. Creepy ones in horror films. The Ring seriously ruined me. When she crawls out of the... Nope, not going there. Here's a little known fact - we have gravestones that we can see from inside our house. I haven't posted pictures of them because they're not actually on our land. But by estimates, there's a possibility we own their feet. (cue the eye rolls, please) Anyway, back to children... I don't know if there's an age limit. Honestly, I don't try to watch horror films. It's a general rule. Because, well, I like to sleep. Which poses an interesting conundrum since several of my characters are dead (in Shattered and Redeemed ONLY). And technically, since they're under the age of eighteen, they're children. The creepiest one, by far, is Dieran...
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Exclusive Short Story Prequel to Shattered

Exclusive Bonus Content   Taken is a chilling short story prequel to Shattered, the first book in The Hexon Code series. Other books in the series include Tainted, Platform 273, and Bought. Take a peek into Dana Winters' life before arriving at Riverbrook Academy for Unwanted Children. You won't want to miss this! Sign up for my newsletter and claim your free copy of Taken here - http://eepurl.com/gjb4y5 ...
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Shattered Receives a 5-Star Review

Shattered Receives a 5-Star Review

Shattered Receives a 5-Star Review For immediate release: Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome. Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Thriller book "Shattered" by Jody Calkins, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07848XR3S. Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies. "Reviewed By Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Shattered by Jody Calkins is a different kind of story, because the main character is dead. Marris is 15 years old and an orphan. She’s been living in a late 21st century academy for unwanted children for a few years, and has three more years to go until she’s free. Unlike...
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