Books and MORE Books

hello, my little darklings!

What a last few weeks! My writer hit a rough patch, where for some reason she was doubting her abilities as a writer. Through the help of many amazing friends, she was able finally to get back into the swing of things!

SO, the other day we were in the beautiful city of Emporia, Kansas. She decided to listen to one of her mentors and stop in a new bookstore. Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore. It’s up near the college, and be ready to be amazed. The sensible front of the building hides a wealth of books, jewelry, superb coffee, and more! The store has the BIGGEST selection of local authors I’ve ever seen! All genres! HOWEVER, it must be of good quality. No unedited, half-finished works allowed!

My writer figured she’d leave one or two books in the store. She was almost in tears when they wanted all she’d written!! This is a dream come true for her!

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore is worth the drive. It is a hidden gem along Commercial Street. The selection is ever-expanding and I wished I had more money and more time to really peruse the shelves. (My writer had to get home and get back to work, so we had to hurry. At least I had a superb cup of coffee!)

When you go inside, take your time. Savor the quality selection of the works inside. PLEASE tell  everyone about it. This business is one willing to take a chance on idie authors and is focused on BOOKS.

AAAND, there’s more! This weekend on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. we will be at the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library at 1515 SW 10th Street, Topeka, Kansas. The Great Writers, Right Here event will be going on. The lineup is star-studded! R.L. Naquin, Kevin Wohler, Deborah Dalton, Dennis Smirl, Aimee Gross, Annette Billings, Sheila Dalrymple, Angel Edenburn, and MORE will be there! If you don’t know who these authors are, look them up! They are all excellent writers and all different genres! This event is free. yes, FREE!!! You can go see them, talk to them, get books signed by them and all for no admission charge!!!

Uh oh. My writer is back and looking for the laptop. She’s trying to get my story finished and out because she has three more books at the very least to get written. Make sure you go visit the book store in Emporia. Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore. 1101 Commercial Street. Check out the blog at And the Great Writers, Right Here. Make sure you go see them! It’s so worth it!

Gotta go. I’m busted. My writer is lurking and glaring at me to turn over the computer.

Merry Christmas and all!





KLA adventures

Today, my author has hauled me to Wichita to the KLA Conference. She was invited by a super-cool librarian from Topeka. (If you’re up there say HI to Miranda Ericsson-Kendall)!

We are set up and talking to LOTS of people from all over the state. SO many nice folks from all over are here. She hasn’t sold a single book, but I keep hoping.

I promise I am being good. No eating of the convention folk, no flashing my fangs, and no playing with my food. I am happy here in the corner with my cup of coffee!!

Just a hint. If you want my writer’s books in your library- GO ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN! they will find it for you! It will help her sales.

Okay, enough plugging of my writer, time to go talk with some really cool library folks!



Summertime Blues

Hello my darklings,

Hope this summer finds you well. Mine has been rather eventful. My writer is doing something called “storyboarding”. One of her beta readers, (whatever that is). suggested it. She’s been combing through the next book in the Kansas Vampire series and doing some very strange things.

She’s gathered a whole bunch of colored pens and highlighters, and note cards. She’s reading and rereading my story, and writing down every little thing that happens on individual note cards with one color of ink for each family member.I’m not sure what that’s supposed to do, but she’s taking some comfort in the results,

I want to warn you. The next two books in my story are not pretty.  The story is rough and sometimes ugly. I hope you can learn and heal from what has happened to me.

On a lighter note, if you need a fix, make sure to read a “between the books” story. My writer had it published in an anthology and the name of the book is “Surrender in the Darkness”. I’m still a little miffed that my writer told some of Psych’s story instead of mine. I think you will like what happened.

Anyway, thank you all for supporting my writer. She loves writing and she is so much calmer and pleasant when she is writing. If it weren’t for you all supporting her and buying her books, she’d be nearly intolerable.

Well, I suppose I had better give the laptop back to my writer and let her get some sleep. She doesn’t totally trust me with her computer yet. So sleep well my dark little ones and I will update you soon on the progress of my writer and the books.


Isys the Vampire


One Crazy Spring

So far, things have been pretty crazy. My writer has been working 13 hour days lately. She is so tired and I wish I could do more to help her. Blog posts, tweets, updates, and marketing are necessary to sell books and there is no time to do any of it.

The new job has been a good thing for my writer. Her confidence is blooming and she is coping with the new duties well. An addition of hours at her second (or is it third) job has her tired but the financial strain is  lessened.

My writer is now working on the second book in my series. More adventure, more problems, and some new characters are entering the story now.  There is a short story out in a charity anthology “Surrender in the Darkness” called “Psyched Out”. Yes, it deals with Psych and he has quite an adventure!! Please make sure to read it as it fills in some gaps in my book. There may or may not be more short stories like “Psyched Out” appear in the future.

Well, it looks like I have to go. My writer needs to use the computer to do some work on my third book? Wait. There is going to be a THIRD book to the series!  Okay, time to go. I will message you all later!

until next time-

xoxo IsystheVampire



Hello my freaky ones! I managed to have a snow day with my writer! The roads out of town were terrible, and since she was caught up on her work at her new job, I convinced her that sliding backward down the first hill out of town was a good reason to stay home. We had freezing rain here last night until early this morning, then snow all morning until after lunch.

I managed to get her to write a new blog post about all of the new books she put out. My story, Night Blind, is LIVE and up for sale! My writer is now hard at work editing the second book in her Kansas Vampire series. Somehow, our little family has gained two new members. I really can’t say much more until I know some of you have read Night Blind, and a story in the anthology- Surrender in the Darkness. TOO MANY SPOILERS so don’t even ask!!

Well, I’m getting a little hungry and I need a nap. I will be back to write to you all soon.





Books and more books

Hello my little darklings!

I do hope the autumn weather is to your liking. I am enjoying the cooler nights and warm days. But lately, I’m a little upset with my writer. She’s always busy lately.

The last few weeks, she has neglected me and has been publishing. Cipri the vampire has a story featured in an anthology to be released later this year. Yes, I just rolled my eyes and I’m a little jealous that some of her story will be released before mine.

My writer didn’t stop there. She is releasing a novel, “Night Moves” in a few days AND it has a follow-up story in the next book to be released, “Paranormal Bites”, a short story anthology of my writer’s work. No, I don’t have a story in it.

I’m hoping my book, “Night Blind” will be released soon. My writer keeps assuring me it will be, but I’m getting very impatient.

For now, I’ve swiped her proof copy of “Night Moves” and I plan to take a nice, long bubble bath and make sure this is a quality book.

Enjoy the pleasant fall weather, take care of each other, and Happy Halloween!

until later, my freaky ones,

Isys the vampire


Fiona Mcvie interview

The amazing Fiona Mcvie interviewed my writer!! And she even talked about MY book too!

Read it all here!