The Push

They scream. They bite. They push. They cry. They throw things. No, I’m not talking about your spouse or your significant other. I’m talking about the bad side of your kids. Have you ever sat there pulling your hair out and thought, “I really am at my wits end with this kid!” Your patience testedContinue reading “The Push”

The Ladies of the Secret Circus

This is a sweeping saga of old family secrets, love and loss, sacrifice, beauty, magic and revenge that blends a family generational mystery with the supernatural which results in a mesmerizing tale of romance and the macabre. And in the center ring. . . a magical, demonic circus from Hell. Our journey to Hell includesContinue reading “The Ladies of the Secret Circus”

This Is How It Always Is

This was a 5 out of 5 stars read for me!   “This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches. He also loves wearing a dress, and dreams of being a princess.” Don’t we all? Aren’t we all looking for that fairy tale ending? But thisContinue reading “This Is How It Always Is”

Castle Of Water

This was a 5 out of 5 stars novel for me; as near a perfect emotional ride as you can take.  How do you review something that blew you away? How do you add words to someone’s creation that has prose that should be considered illegal? So beautiful that it drips like honey- thick andContinue reading “Castle Of Water”

The Breakdown

Cass seems to have it all—a loving husband, a great job (go ahead girl, a plus in this day and age), and good friends. One night in the middle of a rainstorm, she takes a shortcut home through the woods (I am seeing Little Red Riding Hood here) despite her husband’s warnings not to. WhenContinue reading “The Breakdown”

Hearts Are Like Balloons

Have you ever loved someone so much that their absence leaves a gaping hole in your heart?  Where the tears silently leak from your eyes whether you mean for them to or not? Where the pain as your heart tears is physical… And the despair you feel is guttural… The pain feels like it willContinue reading “Hearts Are Like Balloons”

The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)

Four cousins summoned back by their grandfather… The death of a family patriarch… An old, mysterious house… A painting by Goya that has a demon lurking inside it… And a family with dark secrets… This is what you can expect when you read The Black Painting by Neil Olson, scheduled to be released in January of 2018. Continue reading “The Black Painting (Coming to you in Jan 2018)”

Lying To Children

From the nine months it takes to create that perfect little life until the eighteen years and beyond it takes to raise them, children are by far the greatest gift we ever receive.  Their first smile. Their first laugh. Their first words. Their first steps. All are such monumental milestones. As parents, we smile andContinue reading “Lying To Children”

The Halloween Children – Coming June 13th to a bookstore near you!

As Halloween looms, tensions are building between the members of the Naylor family. Relations are getting woefully strained. Fractured. Violent. To top it off the annual Stillbrook Apartment Halloween party has been canceled. That was the last straw. The Halloween Children are not going to like that at all. Looks like the Naylor’s family woesContinue reading “The Halloween Children – Coming June 13th to a bookstore near you!”

Ararat

Liars and blizzards and demons… OH MY! An avalanche that opens a cave in the mountain. The discovery of what appears to be Noah’s Ark. An expedition led up the mountain in search of answers. A demon that has been lying in wait for just the right time to make its presence known to theContinue reading “Ararat”