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About Minnow in the Dark

A young and insecure Lexi Landing, finds herself mixed up in a world where the fantastical becomes her reality and nightmare. All because of a silver ring she found in her car that has the ability to absorb fear, sadness and pain, lending power to the bearer. And someone wants it back.

Oblivious at first to the forces working against her, Lexi strives for normality in her junior year of high school as she tries to shed her self-conscious skin. But this becomes increasingly difficult as Lexi is pulled down even further into the darkness rising up around her.

She makes some new and unexpected friends. One that she falls for, one that betrays her and one that has special abilities that both frighten and protect her.

The latter has powers Lexi cannot fathom and secrets he cannot explain. But when Lexi is betrayed, she finds herself trapped with the option of giving up the only one who can help her, or put her family and friends in danger.

Lexi must find her way out of the shrinking net before she drowns.

Creating My Characters

I love all my characters so much! Good and bad. I love the challenge of creating characters that are tangible and that you can’t help connecting to. There is so much more to each character that never finds its way to the page. But I have to picture each...
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How the Title Minnow in the Dark Came About

How the title Minnow in the Dark came about: The title was late in coming to me as I already knew the titles for the last two books in the series (Inside the Dark and Becoming the Dark). I thought long and hard about it. It needed to be perfect to set the tone for the...
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My Writing Style

I love to create a variety of emotions, ones that contrast beautifully with each other in the manuscript. Too much of one emotion and the story won’t come to life. Humor and horror, love and tragedy, despair and hope, shock and satisfaction. These are the...
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Minnow in the Dark is not yet a published work. I have completed the beta reading phase and final edits to prepare for publishing (either traditional or self-publishing). The cover was designed by my friend, the talented Shane Hunt, to print a version to surprise my family who I have been hiding my writing secret from for 8 years. To get an idea of what this book is, read the prologue and first chapter of my book below!