*This month's blog: Laundry & My Writing Process Blog Hop (4/25)
*Next month's blog: Interviews with Sci-Fi Writers
May 1- Kenneth Schultz
May 4- Elizabeth Fountain
May 7 - Kerry Tolan
May 11 - Diana Green
May 14 - Keith McCoy
May 18 - Pippa Jay
May 21 - Angelica Hart & Zi
May 25th - Charles Brass
May 27th - Judy Griffith Gill
May 30th - Misa Buckley
*April 4th - Blog post on Worlds of the Imagination.
*February 8th - Return to Sandahl anthology released. Check out my short story!
*Spring 2014 - Abomination is released as an ebook!
*May 2014 - Write on the River Conference (Brown bag lunch with me & Elizabeth Fountain)
A humorous paranormal thriller
Published November 2013 by Champagne Books
Supernatural abilities haunt her. Brainiac students taunt her. The FBI "Freak Squad" wants her. Will
Ainsley abandon her extra sensory talents in favor of freedom, or will she hone them to help catch crooks?
Former army brat, Ainsley Benton, may have finally found her place in this world, and it's among
the freaks. This small town art teacher has the ability to see, hear, and feel what other people are experiencing, and now the FBI’s freak squad wants to use her "human bug" abilities to catch bad guys. Despite her fear of commitment, failure, and responsibility, Ainsley temporarily agrees to help this
team of misfits, and ends up risking life and limb to investigate a conspiracy that may only be one of her schizophrenic co-worker’s paranoid delusions.
What others are saying about Hitchhiker:
"Ainsley always knew she was a little different from other people, but she didn't fully realize
what paranormal gift she possessed until a small, secret government agency recruited her to work for them. And what a motley crew these agents are, each with his or her own special abilities - and personalities to match! Despite the danger, she is drawn to the excitement her school teaching job cannot provide, and she signs on - to begin an adventure that has her pursuing bad guys using her unique power. Audra Middleton has created a cast of compelling characters who bond together to form an
unusual family of sorts in their crime-fighting mission. This is an intriguing and very enjoyable
~John L. DeBoer, author of The Flame (due out in September), The Side Effect, and Get the Picture?
"The Hitchhiker had me laughing out loud throughout. Audra Middleton has a sense of humor second to none, and her dialogue is priceless as are the
incidents in her extremely well-plotted book about Ainsley, a school teacher with a wonky gene in her DNA that allows her to "hitchhike" on the minds of
criminals–whether she likes it or not.... Audra’s cast of supporting characters is so delightfully and deftly drawn, each with his or her own distinct foibles,
from a hypochondriac genius schizophrenic nerd, to a con-man who should be in jail, but is "assisting" the FBI, a female agent with absolutely no patience for Ainsley, however good an asset she might be to crime-stopper, and an over-worked, over-stressed senior agent "one cheeseburger away from a heart attack", this novel is one of the most entertaining I’ve ever read. I firmly believe, Audra Middleton is a name to watch for."
~Judy Griffith Gill, editor and author
The reviews are in!
Take a sneak peek at chapter one of Hitchhiker!
NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK at Champagne Book Group, Amazon, iBookstore, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.
Click cover to purchase from Amazon!
A fantasy novel
published by Champagne Books, Burst Division
Now available in paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Champagne Book Group.
An orphan girl seeks the oblivion of the forest while darkness lures the Chosen Son
of prophecy, yet they find each other, and their budding love could destroy the
very world Goran, the tormented prophet, is trying to save.
War threatens to destroy the world of Anthelion unless the holy man, Goran, can solve his prophecy riddle. For every clue he finds, another obstacle surfaces. An orphan girl, Watcher, becomes his responsibility. As if parenthood itself isn’t daunting enough, she keeps a bear for a pet and transforms into her forest surroundings to avoid socialization. Hope momentarily emerges when Goran finds Benaiah, the Chosen Son of the prophecy. Only he soon discovers Benaiah is a social pariah on the verge of embracing darkness.
When Benaiah and Watcher unexpectedly meet, the two outsiders find in each other a sense of belonging they’ve never known. Now their emerging love promises to bring about the same war Goran is struggling to prevent.
Also available as an ebook at Burstbooks.ca, Amazon.com, iBookstore, Kobo, Barnes & Noble.com, and Sony.
The reviews are in! Check them out:
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The Middle Eight
A romantic comedy.
I just finished this one and am currently shopping it around.
When the normal life Ray has always dreamed of unravels,
she falls for a drummer, comes to terms with her unconventional childhood, and inevitably discovers that normal was never really in her best interest.
This entire novel flew into my head one weekend, and it's been a blast writing it all down.
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A sequel to Watcher
To be published Spring 2014.
Watcher and Benaiah are back, trying to overcome the trials of parenthood as well as the
ominous plots of their enemies.
The seeds are planted. Which will take root, change or destruction?
A seed of destruction is sprouting in Forest End, but the
kingdom is in too much of an uproar trying to locate their missing princess to
notice. Princess Willow has been kidnapped by the enemy. Her mother, the Fauna
Queen known as Watcher, is the only one who can reach Luminar and rescue Willow
before the winter snows come. While the queen finds a way to save her daughter,
the princess is able to plant seeds of change in the enemy kingdom. But if
Watcher doesn’t make it back in time to stop the abomination that has been
growing in Forest End, Willow’s seeds will never take root.
Works in Progress...
Right now I am focusing on editing, but I have started writing a sequel to Hitchhiker, because these characters are so much fun to work with. This one has more dark elements, because this time the Department of Interagency Investigations team is trying to catch a serial killer. I already have the first two chapters and several other scenes written, and I've just barely started.
I have started the third and final book of my fantasy series. I have a long way to go, but I am enjoying the process. I already have the last line worked out, so I know where I am headed.
About my blog...
Although I will occasionally post excerpts from my fiction writing, I mostly post what I hope are amusing anecdotes based on my experiences as a somewhat neurotic and terminally sarcastic human being.