You’re inviting WHO for dinner?

Staying on top of things is far easier said than done. Today kicks off a new week and I’m left looking at the calendar watching the days roll by, wondering why my to-do list refuses to shrink. Ack!

My looming deadline for A DESOLATE HOUR, book 3 of my Point Pleasant series is still hanging over my head. and the clock is ticking down to the ultimate reckoning day of November 30th. Just thinking about how much work I still have to do on the manuscript sends me into a panic. ‘Nuff said.

Book cover for FOOD FOR POE by Mae Clair shows attractive young couple in a winter setting with a black cat and silver Christmas ornaments belowI promised myself I was going to promote FOOD FOR POE this November and December. A holiday novella, Poe is a mash-up of Hallmark romance and urban legend, with a rescue cat at the center. This is one of my indie releases. I created the book cover for Poe and think it does a good job of mimicking the light, but quirky, mood of the story.

Poe is a short read, and only .99 cents, so grab a copy from Amazon for some early holiday cheer!

Speaking of cats, you can find me at Story Empire today sharing (writing) lessons I learned from my cat (can you tell cats have a strong influence on me?). If that sounds like a weird combination, hop over to see what I’m talking about. You can find the post here.

And, finally, A COLD TOMORROW, book 2 of my Point Pleasant series releases on December 20th..

Book cover for A COLD TOMORROW by author, Mae Clair shows a deserted country lane at night beneath a sky of green cloudsThey say the middle child usually gets the least amount of attention, but in my opinion, A COLD TOMORROW is the jewel of the series. Maybe it’s because I love the subject matter. The Mothman is still front and center, but the focus also includes UFOs and the arrival of mysterious Men in Black.

I’m guessing most are familiar with MIBs from the movies starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. But did you know the term “Men in Black” was coined by the late author John Keel, who wrote The Mothman Prophecies? It was his idea to use it to describe the strangers who suddenly descended on Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966-67. That’s right—Men in Black originated in Point Pleasant during the height of the town’s UFO “flap.”

Curious about flaps? I’ll save more on them for a later post. In the meantime, why not invite the Mothman home for Christmas dinner? I promise he’ll behave—at least until after gifts are opened. You might want to pick up a trinket for him, so he doesn’t feel left out. Ideally, he’d love you to pre-order a copy of A COLD TOMORROW, since he has a starring role. Ask him to autograph it. He’s not shy 🙂

You can find pre-order purchase links for all booksellers here.

In closing, Kensington Publishing has put together a great promotion package for me which includes a few memes. I need to wait until they splash them on social media, but I got the go ahead  to start using the Facebook banner they created for me immediately. I wanted to share it here first before uploading to Facebook.

I FREAKING LOVE IT!  What do you think?

eerie farm road late at night below a green sky

34 thoughts on “You’re inviting WHO for dinner?

    • Hi, Tammy! Yep, busy barely touches on the last few months. I’m excited to have so much going on, but at the same time I can’t wait for December when my deadlines will be behind me, LOL. And thanks for the compliments on the banner. I love it!


    • Hi, Judi. That’s what I’m counting on, too…that after November 30th the pressure will be off. I will breathe a HUGE sigh of relief when that happens, LOL. And I’m so glad to hear the cover evokes thoughts of UFOs and aliens. It’s exactly what I was hoping for, and Kensington’s artists did a fabulous job!


  1. Keep my fingers crossed for you! However, I’m absolutely sure you will manage to meet the deadline and furthermore with another exciting story.
    I can hardly wait to start reading A cold Tomorrow.

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    • Hi, Carmen! Thanks for that fabulous vote of confidence. I need it, LOL. Lesson to self: writing a series is HARD work, and not to be undertaken with a full-time job. There has definitely been a learning curve involved in this, but I’m happy how everything is progressing. And I’m excited to hear you’re looking forward to A Cold Tomorrow. 🙂


    • Oh, wow, LauraLynn, you made my day with that compliment. You know how much I love Lincoln and Child and Pendergast. I am humbled and thrilled at the same time. 🙂

      And I’m delighted you loved Poe, too. When I get some breathing room, I want to try my hand at a few more novellas and short stories.


    • Thanks, Jacquie! I’ve really been hammering out the word count on book 3 of my series over the last month (in fact, I did my own NaNo, LOL). Thanks for checking out the post and for the compliments on the books. I love telling stories….especially when folktales and urban legends are involved!

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    • Hi, Natalie! Thanks so much for your kind words and all your support. I’m working hard on the deadline and think I can pull it off (fingers crossed), and I’m excited about the new book. The Mothman has really made an impression on me, LOL!


    • Thanks so much, Joan! Poe is fun and different. I know you’re a cat lover so I think you will enjoy 🙂 And I’m so glad you’re looking forward to A COLD TOMORROW. A December of reading time sounds awesome. I hope to up my reading game them, too 🙂


    • “This too shall pass” is something I’ve reminded myself several times this month. It’s one of my favorite quotes and it keeps me grounded when I start to feel overwhelmed. I know you’ll pull everything off too, Sue, and I’m looking forward to BOTH of your releases that you’re busy finalizing, especially Shawnee’s next story 🙂

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  2. I can’t wait for Book 2! I’ve got Poe, and will dig in after I get my revisions done for the WIP. I know what it’s like to do a self-imposed NaNo–intense, but it feels good to get the draft done in a month or so. Good luck with the last couple weeks of your deadline!

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    • Thanks, Julie. 4K today but that looming deadline still feels suffocating. I can’t wait until it’s past.
      Poe will make a nice holiday read, so the timing should be good for when you finish your revisions. I hope you enjoy the story, and I’m cheering you on with those revisions! 🙂


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