Saturday, September 22, 2012

Excerpt from "Saved by the Sheriff"

Information and links on where you can purchase Saved by the Sheriff as an e-book or paperback can be found at the end of the excerpt.

 Jaime carefully walked up to the old house that stood near a newer home with a barn between the two. She took a few pictures through the windows. The inside of the house looked like no one had been there in years. Perhaps left just the way it was when the Murdock's had last been there. She stood at the front door and couldn't resist trying the knob. The door opened.

"I don't think that's a good idea," he warned.

"I'll just take one picture of the inside and then we'll go." She took one step into the house.

"I don't think that's a good idea," he related again.

"You should listen to the boy," a deep voice echoed from behind them.
She knew that voice.

"Come on out."

Jaime turned to see Ben standing at the corner of the old house, handcuffing Bobby behind his back. "What are you doing?" she asked, walking over to them.

"Arresting him for trespassing. You're next."


"Didn't you see the No Trespassing sign?" Ben asked.

"Yes, but..."

"Then you should have turned back. Now, turn around."

Jaime put her camera on the porch and turned around for Ben to handcuff her. "This isn't exactly what I had in mind when I thought of you handcuffing me," she mumbled to him.

He didn't answer, but instead picked up her camera and led them through the trees to his police car that was parked in front of the other house. She assumed it belonged to the Cook family. A woman in a housedress stood on the front porch.

"They won't be back out here again, Mrs. Cook," Ben called to the lady.

"Thanks, Sheriff."

He opened the back door of his car and Bobby got in. Before Jaime got in, she looked up at Ben. "I'm sorry."

He didn't answer, but put his hand on top of her head so she wouldn't bump it as he guided her into the car.

SAVED BY THE SHERIFF is available in various formats from a variety of web sites:
Sweet Cravings Publishing
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Traveling Vietnam War Memorial

It's been an emotional week for me. First was the news of a Marine from a neighboring county being killed in Afghanistan. I didn't know him or his family, but the county that he is from is one of the most supportive counties that I know of when it comes to things like this. Hundreds turned out for his funeral today.

Second, it was the anniversary of the September 11 tragedy in Washington, DC, New York, and Pennsylvania. This is always an emotional day for me because it is so vivid in my mind. I had a friend that was due to fly from Washington to Los Angeles on that day and I was worried that one of the planes might have been his. Thankfully, it wasn't. The events of that day changed so much of what has happened in our world.

Then, it riots in Libya and the death of the ambassador and embassy employees.

Finally, today I visited the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial that was in a nearby city. Even with it being a traveling wall, it was still so massive. I was pretty young during the Vietnam War, but I remember sitting on the living room floor as my parents had the evening news on TV and hearing how many had died that day. 

Also in the field where the wall was set up were small memorials for the victims, firefighters, and police officers of September 11.

I'm so glad I took the time to visit this today. God Bless all of the victims of the wars, conflicts, and attacks.


Thursday, September 6, 2012

I accept your nomination

If you have read my recent book, I would appreciate your nomination in the 2013 Bookie Awards.

There are several categories and my book would fit in the Romantic Suspense Novel of the Year category. Any categories that you do not vote in, must have NA in the field or you cannot submit your nomination.

The top five nominees in each category will be voted on later. So, if you like my book, please nominate Saved by the Sheriff by Carol Preflatish.
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Monday, September 3, 2012

Screenwriting Nomination

  I'm so excited to announce that my horror/thriller screenplay, Summer Darkness has been nominated as a finalist for Best Short Scree...