Hello everyone! Today I have Janie Franz visiting my blog with her book, Ruins Legacy. She shares a humorous event that ended in one of her books, The Neighbor. Let's find out what happened....
As I was trying to think of a humorous story to share that made it into my books, I was straining my brain. I write with some humor on occasion but it’s usually the stray observation that’s colored by black humor. But I did shake through the cobwebs and remembered one incident in my horror short, The Neighbor.
My husband at the time and I had retired to the bedroom on lazy Sunday afternoon to read. We’d do that because we could stretch out and perhaps doze after a time. We were settled all comfy, propped up against the pillows, with our books in hand when through the bedroom wall we heard our neighbors having a romantic afternoon delight. The noises the guy made were loud and trumpeting. He sounded like a moose or an elk!
We looked at each other and started to laugh. But since we didn’t want to be heard, we started to stuff an end of the comforter over our mouths. But it was too much as we listened and saw at how silly we both looked. We finally fled to the bathroom and shut the door so we could let out long belly laughs.
Our neighbor, poor guy, was forever dubbed Moose Call when we talked of him.
That incident did make its way into that creepy story.
A couple of my other books do have a humorous scene or two. Sugar Magnolia has a couple. Those characters are so out there it was fun to write them. And my latest book Ruins Legacy does have some warm circumstances that brought a smile was I wrote them
Of course, there was a scene in Ruins Artifacts where the heroine sticks a fork into her husband’s jeans-clad thigh (no harm to him except maybe a bruise) when she’d gotten tired of his posturing. It never happened in real life to me, but it was a scene I relished writing.
Oh my gosh. Moose Call? That is hysterical! LOL.
Tell us a little bit about your book, Ruins Legacy.
Anthropology grad student Kate Ferguson stumbles upon desert ruins, ancient rituals, and psychic gifts, as she finds herself the target of a power struggle—a struggle that has always led to death and disaster for any woman attracted to Paul Rodriguez. Dark secrets lurk around Paul, locked in the shaman stone he wears, leading to murder, danger, and temptation to prevent Kate and Paul from unraveling one ancient mystery after another as they trek around the world. The journey reveals disturbing answers and hidden secrets about Paul and a dark legacy for Paul’s heir.
Kate Ferguson’s life is crumbling around her as she is shoved out of her ten-year-old son’s life as he prepares for his testing to be the next shaman. Relegated to babysitting a pregnant woman she doesn’t even know in an unfamiliar place, she is bombarded by her son’s growing abilities and her own, dark secrets, strange revelations, spiritual trials, and an intriguing female ranch hand who challenges everything she knows.
The book is still on special at all of these locations:
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This sounds very intriguing. I look forward to reading it.
Let's find out about Janie.
Janie Franz comes from a long line of liars and storytellers with deep roots in East Tennessee. Her anthropology degree is a refection of her wide curiosity. She is an author, a professional speaker, the US acquisition editor and a content editor for MuseItUp Publishing, an academic editor, ghostwriter, and reviewer. Previously, she published an online music publication (Refrain Magazine) and was an agent/publicist for a groove/funk band, a radio announcer, a yoga/relaxation instructor, a music festival publicist, and private chef. She is the author of twelve titles with MUSE, a freelance writing manual, co-author of two wedding how-to books, and a self-help book. Refrain, Book 2 of The Lost Song trilogy, was a Top 10 Finisher, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, 2013 Preditors & Editors Reader Poll. She lives in Santa Fe where she writes fantasy, archaeology thrillers, paranormal, and contemporaries—and can be found on a dancefloor.
Thank you, Janie, for stopping by today and sharing your book, Ruins Legacy. I hope you have great success with the book.
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