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NEW RELEASE!   Tales From the Tower is an anthology with a Rapunzel theme … but not the Rapunzel you know!

A burst of inspiration drives a baker to build a tower—without a door. But it proves to be the perfect dwelling for a certain old woman. The question is –Why?

A tower can be a safe place, especially during a zombie apocalypse. But what do you do when your safe place becomes a prison?

When communications between two castles have been cut off, a maiden must ride to rescue her friend from an evil … realtor?

We all know the tale of Rapunzel and her hair growth problem, but what if her hair grew – everywhere? When the moon was full and bright? Yes, we have a werewolf in our midst!

Chemical warfare is a sad fact of our modern life, but what if scientists learned to modify people to give them supernatural abilities? Like telekinesis? Or maybe tentacle hair?

On a spaceship far away, a young woman lives alone in a different kind of tower. One day, her songs reach a fellow traveler…

These are but a few of the stories you are about to dive into! The sixteen stories within these pages will take you to the realms of the fairies, to desert lands far away, to war-torn places where weary characters just try to survive, to forests, to windswept seascapes, to London and New York City, and into the far reaches of the galaxy. Explore the realms with us!

 

My story, The Royal Treatment, has Rapunzel opening a hair salon! 

Tales From the Tower is available NOW! You can find it on Amazon or the publisher’s website: https://yeoldedragonbooks.com/  

And if you want a signed copy from me, contact me below here on this website. I’m offering a special price of $15 (and $5 shipping).

I’m hosting an Open House at the Cuckoo’s Nest salon in Woodstown, NJ, on Wed June 8th from 4-7pm EST. Check it out on Facebook for more details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/745368359938915 

 

                                                                                             

 

                                                                   
 

 

                                                             Willoughby is proud to announce the release of his FIRST COLORING AND ACTIVITY BOOK!!

 

                                                                                           

 

 

Willoughby’s COLORING BOOK released on August 2, 2021, which also happens to be NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY! 

Coloring books are available for $5.95, only through me – if you want to order any, please contact me (at the bottom of the page) through this website. Thanks!


 

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WILLOUGHBY AND FRIENDS

Willoughby is a young and gentle dragon who loves making friends and learning new things. He lives in the land of Dern with his friends, Rosewings, Daisywings, and Violetwings (fairies), Chef Onslo T. Quagmire (an ogre), and his newest friend, Woodside the bat.

In Willoughby and the Terribly Itchy Itch Willoughby has an itch he can't reach. An itch he can't scratch. Not just a little itch, a TERRIBLY ITCHY ITCH! Nothing he does will make it go away.

What can a dragon do when he has a itch he can't reach? He calls for help, of course! See how some unlikely friends get together to relieve Willoughby of his terribly itchy itch.

In Willoughby and the Lumpy Bumpy Cake Willoughby has a problem. Tomorrow is Rosewings’ birthday and every cake Willoughby tries to bake ends up lumpy, bumpy, black and burned. How will he ever surprise his friend? Frustrated, Willoughby tosses the burnt lump of cake out his cave door where it hits someone on the head. Someone BIG. Someone Willoughby never expected to meet.

Is Willoughby in more trouble than just not having a cake for Rosewings?

In Willoughby Goes A Wee Bit Batty Willoughby loves looking at his fabulous treasure trove every night before going to bed. One evening, he hears a CRASH outside. A mysterious creature has flown into his back-scratching tree and needs help. What will Willoughby do? Help a new friend or protect his Treasure?

I really love this story as I’ve introduced my first special needs character, Woodside the bat, who has damaged radar. This makes him partially blind, and he crashes into things and gets hurt. A STEM feature is included in the back of the book about biolumiscent creatures and plants! Kim added glowing mushrooms and more into the illustrations as bats are nocturnal, and she needed to have ways to lighten up the pictures.

 

                                                                                                        

 

 

SUMMER READING SPECIALS!

I’m offering a discounted price for Willoughby – $12 a book plus $3 shipping. I’ll also include a Willoughby coloring page.

BUT if you buy the set of three Willoughby books at the regular price of $15 each, you get a free coloring book and pack of crayons! 

 

                                                                                              

 

And for the fantasy lover in your life, check out my YA novel, Fairyeater! It’s a grand, epic quest fantasy for ages 15 and up. I’m offering a special price of $15 and $5 shipping.

                                                                         

 

                                                                                                                  

 

TO ORDER SIGNED BOOKS: contact me here (see contact at the bottom of the page.)

 

 

 

Do You Love Short Stories?

I have a story in three other anthologies right now! 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

Whitstead Christmastide – a speculative Christmas Anthology

Do you need a little Christmas now?

Do you need a little speculative Christmas now?

Whitstead, December 1844

There has always been something a little otherworldly about the village of Whitstead; there are thin places, where the ordinary world touches on the realms of fairies, ghosts, and darkness. And this year, during the holy season of Christmas, various forces—dragons, demons, fae, dreams, and snow—act on the denizens of the town.

A dryad is on a mission to free something trapped in a mirror. A little girl prays for a Christmas pudding. A blind peddler sings in the town square. A gnome prepares for the mission of a lifetime. An alien spaceship crash-lands in the snow… And angels are on the move.

Charity and family love, healing and new purpose, visions and song, all awaken in the season celebrating the Greatest Gift.

 

It’s available NOW on Amazon – either paperback or Kindle! https://smile.amazon.com/Whitstead-Christmastide-Speculative-Steve-Rzasa/dp/B08SGCD31R/  

My story, On Whom His Favour Rests, is about two guardian angels, Aar’in and Zophiel, and their adventures during the two weeks leading up to Christmas Eve.

 

ONE YEAR LATER ...

Whitstead, Harvest 1845

Darkness threatens Whitstead as autumn comes. Evil forces are on the move against the town as a whole, but also individual hearts and minds. As Halloween approaches, the veil between worlds thins and demons, vampires, dangerous fae, and madmen are not the only threat—spirits and ghosts loom as well.

Love is lost and won. An exiled heir seeks help from dragons. An ancient guardian faces invading peril. Aliens seek lost equipment. A lady helps a ghost find peace. A mother searches for her lost daughter. A fawn faces defeat and a terrible quest. A faerie queen visits an old friend. And a cowardly boy must learn the power of faith and hope.

Sacrifice and redemption. The value of children. Injustice confronted. Loss and despair. The light of hope. Peace despite adversity as bounty and wonder touch Whitstead.

https://smile.amazon.com/Whitstead-Harvestide-Speculative-Abigail-Falanga/dp/B09LGLLVKY/ 

My story in this one still has guardian angels. Aar’in has left with his charge, but Zophiel (newly appointed guardian of the whole town) remains. He and the other angels are on alert to strengthen the people of Whitstead as All Hallow’s Eve promises quite a bit of spiritual activity. They are reminded the battle is always the Lord’s.

 

FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY HORROR ...

Moonlight and Claws is an anthology of short stories, starring the Wolfman. But not your typical werewolf. 

The Wolfman.

Where does the Hollywood version end and folklore begin? What is the truth about the wolfman, the werewolf, the were, the lycan, the skinwalker and shapeshifter?

You know what? It doesn't matter!

Because here between these pages, we invite you to explore and enjoy and shiver and cry and laugh and cheer and sigh and even fall in love with the amazing imaginations of seventeen authors, who explore their own particular twists and turns and reflections on just what it means -- or could mean -- to be the Wolf.

Just which version do you believe in? Lost soul -- cursed victim -- avenger -- motherless child -- star-crossed lover -- lonely heart -- healer -- music lover -- loyal friend -- hero?

Which version of the Wolfman most resonates with you?

Open the book, explore, and find out.

He could be someone you know. He could be the "boy next door." He could be you ...

https://smile.amazon.com/Moonlight-Claws-Classic-Monsters-Anthology/dp/1952345472/ 

My story is Growls and Meows and it's a comedy. Ted Shaw is a werewolf who loves Broadway musicals and his five cats. He longs for a tribe. Will he ever find one??

LOTS of great stories by talented authors! If you love short stories that are not the norm for the Wolfman, this anthology is for you!

 

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Willoughby, Fairyeater, and all the anthologies can be purchased on Amazon!  Woot! It would be a great help if you would please go to Amazon and type in the title and hit search. Then put it on your Wishlist. This doesn’t cost a thing and will give my books a boost in the search engines!  

 

 

All authors need book reviews, so please leave a review on Amazon. It can be as simple as “I liked it” or more indepth. The best reviews tell why you liked or didn’t like the story, so please keep that in mind when you write a review.

Willoughby is now on Instagram! Wheres_Willoughby follows all Willoughby’s fun and travels!

https://www.instagram.com/wheres_willoughby/ 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

 

You can also find Willoughby on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/193879611X

Or Fruitbearer Publishing: www.fruitbearer.com

And please visit our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/WilloughbyandFriends/

Here’s the link for my interview with Family Fiction Magazine about Willoughby! https://www.familyfiction.com/childrens-qa-pam-halter-willoughby-friends/

 

                                                                                             

Kim and I love talking about books, writing and illustrating. If you would like to have us come to your church, group, school, or library, please contact me through this website. We are also available for workshops for children, teens, and adults.

 

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