Happy Birthday To Me (and a Sale for You!)

All books – 99 cents on Amazon for a limited time!

Hey Everyone – it’s my birthday! So to celebrate I’ve put ALL 6 of my P.A.W.S. Saga on sale for just 99 cents/99p. It’s been a long and crazy year and hopefully 2021 will be a whole lot better. So snuggle up and read and in the meantime I’m scribbling away in the next couple of books in the series!

Step into the World of P.A.W.S. right here!

Also I’ve got together with a bunch of other awesome indie authors to showcase our books. Click on any of the banners below for reads from FREE to 4.99. You’re sure to find something you love.

My Favorite Characters

In one of my author Facebook groups a friend asked the question today who are your favorite characters you’ve created. It got me thinking. It’s hard to choose favorites, kind of like choosing your favorite child.

All of my fictional children are dear to me, but still after a bit of though I came up with a list of five.

  1. All-time favorite – Gromer the Green – my wild Welsh warlock that I created originally for Argentum (P.A.W.S. 2) and keeps coming back because I love him so much. His love story with Caradog is probably also my favorite relationship I’ve ever created. The love between the two is so genuine and perfect it almost makes me cry.
  2. Doris – my psychotic vacuu-droid that I created for my story in Sins of the Future. Probably the most fun character to write ever. I read the story allowed for an event about a year ago and reading that kind of crazy was awesome.  You can read a little of Doris’s story on this site.  Doris
  3. Griddlebone – This genetically modified werecat was also originally created for an anthology (Sins of the Past) but his story linked with the Holocaust was only partly told in that tale and Griddlebone became the glue that bound book 3 of my series (Umbrae) together. Even though I write YA I have a tendency to place a lot of emphasis on my older characters with more experience in this world and Griddlebone is definitely one ot the best I’ve created. Sign up for my newsletter to read Griddlebone’s story for free.  12141512_881749858604439_20870965501264272_n
  4. The TegsStella and Morgana. My evil green fairies are probably the funnest of all my characters to write.
  5. Shirley the Camel – this one I created for my mum who passed away a year ago. It came about because my mum even in the hot Israeli heat never needed more than a sip or two of water at a time. So I joked that she was a camel and then I created her character and put her in the zoo in London where she could watch her soap operas and make her scones.

I really have to stop at 5 – well so be it, but there are so many more — Joey the animagus kangaroo, Xavier the wereduck, Ian the chimp and of course my villain, Alistair.

I’d love to hear from you. If you’ve read any of my books and stories who is your favorite character?

Happy Birthday to Me!

Catch up on the P.A.W.S. Saga

Hi Everyone, today is my birthday! And to celebrate I’ve put my whole P.A.W.S. Saga on sale for just 99 cents/99p a piece – that’s FIVE books for under five bucks!

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Plus, I’ve got together with a bunch of other cool fantasy authors who have all got their books on sale this week for just 99 cents! Click on the banner below to check them out.

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Archon and a 99 cents sale

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Hi folks, I’m off to ARCHON this weekend with my son and co-puzzler, Joey and my friend and author and youtuber, Steven Thomas.

We’ll have a table in Author Alley plus you can find us at a number of cool panels throughout the weekend.

On Friday evening at 8pm learn to Publish Your Book (Without Spending a Fortune) in Marquette B (Gateway Center) with Steven Thomas. Steve has run this seminar in many locations around St. Louis and St. Charles and is now taking it to Archon. You can also pick up some of Steve’s awesome action adventure novels from our table in Author Alley.

On Saturday morning (10:00 am – Doubletree Madison C&D) Steve will also be joining me, Jennifer Lynn, and TW Fendley in a panel about Audio Book Creation.

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Who likes puzzles? A few years ago at Archon, Joey and I ran a successful panel about puzzle construction. This year we’re back, but instead of learning about puzzles we’re running an interactive puzzle event, ESCAPE FROM ARCHON. It seems the Plutonians have got news that the people of Earth do not take the planet as seriously as they should, so they’re journeying to Archon to help educate the Earthlings.

Come join is in Madison C/D at the Doubletree at 4:00 pm to help save planet Earth.

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Back over to the Gateway Center (Marquette A 6:00pm) and I will be joining Jennifer Lynn, Jessica Matthews and TW Fendley for a panel about Speculative Fiction for Children and Teens.

Finally on Sunday morning I’ll be reading stories with Jessica Matthews in Children’s Programming at 11:00 am. Come listen to my brand new tale, WANDA’S WAND and take home your own wand and coloring sheet. Unfortunately I won’t have copies available for sale yet, but I will be taking preorders.

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Not able to make it for ARCHON?

Well just for this weekend I have all my P.A.W.S. Saga books on sale for just 99 cents each on Kindle.

Catch up on the P.A.W.S. Saga

 

O is for Oswald the Ostentatious

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“Greetings Everyone! I am Oswald the Ostentatious and I am the Principal of the P.A.W.S. Institute of New York. I welcome animagi, werewolves, and shapeshifters from around the globe to visit us at our humble institute in Central Park.

Here you can visit Maybeline Ainsworth in the library or even sit in on one of Herbert Ainsworth’s classes. Also if you’re lucky I’ll tell you one of my favorite stories.

And I’ll let you into a little secret. I loooove the color pink. Can’t get enough it – from my boots to my jacket, to the tip of my top hat. I guess that’s why I chose my animagus form? A fetching pink flamingo! Occasionally I even strut out through park in my flamingo form and pose for pictures with the tourists!

Come visit and you might even catch a concert of our resident rock band, “Demonica and the Screaming Foxes. See you!”

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Argentum – Reboot Day!

It’s here! Today’s the day that you can pick up your brand new copy of Argentum (P.A.W.S. 2) on Kindle or paperback.

This new edition also includes a teaser from Umbrae (P.A.W.S. 3) that is coming in March 2017.

Argentum is the threat that binds all magic …
The silver of Miri’s cat charm passed on through the generations.
The silver of Jessamyn’s scepter, the source of her illusions.
The silver of Quentin’s scrying bowl, forged by Merlin.
All intertwine in Argentum.

With Alistair gone a measure of peace returns to P.A.W.S., but Miri is tormented by nightmares. The silver charm that had recently hung around Alistair’s neck is now in Miri’s possession and seems to have taken on a life of its own. And then it mysteriously disappears.
Jessamyn seeks help from Quentin, who claims to have repented his past association with Alistair, but can he be trusted?
And what of Jenna? The young girl rescued from Alistair’s pack house holds a terrible secret. One that could determine the future of P.A.W.S.

The P.A.W.S. saga continues with Argentum!

Pick up your copy today!

But wait, there’s more!

Enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy!

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Argentum by Debbie Manber Kupfer

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by Debbie Manber Kupfer

Giveaway ends December 06, 2016.

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Discovering the World of Argentum – Inis Fraoigh

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day. In Argentum I take the readers to Jessamyn’s ancestral home on the isle of Inis Fraoigh. It is here that Jessamyn grew up with her mother, Cleona and here she first met Quentin.

She was just twelve years old when she’d met Quentin. She was still living at her parents’ home on Inis Fraoigh, a remote islet off the coast of Ireland. Her family had lived there for centuries and had passed on the magical arts from one generation to the next. Folks would travel from the mainland to seek out her mother, Cleona, for herbal remedies and spells.

Cleona was teaching Jessamyn. “Pay attention, Jessa,” she would say, “one day you will have to take my place as Healer. You need to learn the magical arts.”

Jessamyn was eager to learn magic, but frustrated with the slow pace of her mother’s lessons. Seeking out herbs and preparing them for potions was tedious. Jessamyn wanted to do “real” magic.

She’d begun to experiment when her mother wasn’t looking. She would go out onto the deserted beach and pick out an interesting rock or seashell. She found that if she concentrated, she could in turn replicate it. She would continue doing so until she amassed a whole pile of shells and rocks around her. Then she would form them into mini-fortresses, and not once would her hands touch the rocks and shells. But her elaborate constructions were just illusions. She learned quickly enough that if she lost concentration on her task, the illusion would simply melt away.

It was on such a day that she met Quentin. The fortress she was building was wondrous, the biggest and grandest she’d ever made. It reached a full six feet high and was covered with shells that sparkled like jewels. She stepped back from her work and smiled. She wished she could show her mother this. Maybe if Cleona saw how beautiful her illusions were, she would encourage her. But Jessamyn knew in her heart that that wasn’t true. Cleona saw no use for illusion; it was not a practical form of magic, she said, so was clearly a waste of time.

“Leave the illusions to the leprechauns!” she would say, “we have work to do.”

Jessamyn had stepped back to admire her creation when a large seagull had flown in from the sea and landed directly on top of her tower. Jessamyn stared at the bird; surely this was not possible. Her tower was merely an illusion; the gull should have sunk right through it, but here he was, perched like a sentry on its topmost spire. Her surprise at seeing the bird made Jessamyn lose her concentration, and the bird plopped down to the ground in front of her. She’d expected the gull to fly away, but it just sat there looking at her as if it was trying to work out if she could be trusted.

She looked closely at the bird and noticed a strange thing: around its neck it wore a chain of silver with a tiny charm attached. The charm depicted a bird with outstretched wings. It was beautiful, wrought in silver by the finest jeweler. Without understanding what she was doing, Jessamyn reached out towards it. The bird did not stop her and the charm felt warm to the touch.

Then slowly the bird began to change. Jessamyn stepped back and watched in wonder as its wings elongated and transformed into arms ending in pale white hands with long fingers. Its body stretched and formed a torso and its spindly legs and claws formed long human legs and feet. The gull’s eyes had been green and those did not change, but within minutes, in the place of the seagull, was a young man of maybe eighteen or nineteen with long dark hair and a mischievous smile.

Read more in Argentum – pick up your copy today! From Amazon or purchase a signed copy directly from me!

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