Sweet Success

Sweet Success for John M. Campbell

By: Darby Karchut

A round of applause for John M. Campbell! His short story, “The Tiger and the Waif,” won first place in the Writers of the Future contest for the fourth quarter of 2020. It appeared in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future anthology (volume 37 released November 2021). He is honored to have his story appear first in the anthology, which features short stories for the first, second, and third place winners from each of the four quarters of 2020.

ABOUT THE STORY 

After a devastating earthquake, an android kitten crawls out of the rubble, free at last. Deep in its programming, an urge demands to be fulfilled . . .
Turn the page . . . from dark fantasy to dystopian nightmare, from magical realism to military science, from paranormal urban fantasy to post-apocalyptic power trips, and beyond. Discover the mesmerizing power of these new stories, thought-provoking new ideas, brilliant new horizons, and astounding new writers and illustrators—the chosen ones, selected by today’s best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors and artists. Pick up a copy from AmazonBarnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

John M. Campbell spent thirty-five years in the aerospace industry building computer systems for the government. Now, he speculates on the worlds currently unknown to us that modern science and engineering may unlock. He is compelled by the promise technology offers to address many of the issues facing human survival. He is intrigued by the likelihood that machine intelligence will likely surpass man’s ability to control it in this century. John lives with his wife in Denver, Colorado. Follow the author on Facebook and visit his website at www.JohnMCampbell.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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Sweet Success for Darby Karchut

Three cheers for Darby Karchut. Her contemporary middle grade novel, On a Good Horse, recently won the 2021 High Plains Book Award and the 2021 Will Rogers Medallion Award. School Library Journal declares “…this realistic novel with a rustic setting is a classic tale of the deep connection between animals and people.”

ABOUT THE BOOK

Alex Nash dreams of being a soccer star. Or a graphic artist. Maybe both. But being a cowboy? Nope and no way. Not if it means being anything like his seldom seen father.

Then, out of nowhere, tragedy shatters Alex’s world, and when he thinks life couldn’t sucker-punch him again, it does. He’s forced to move to Colorado and live with Roberto Nash, a father he barely knows. Or wants to know.

Until Alex finds out his dad has bought him a peace offering of a sort, one with a red coat, lightning speed, and a fighting spirit. A spitfire of a horse that just might heal Alex’s heart and reunite father and son. Purchase a copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers worldwide. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Darby Karchut

Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rockies, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. When not dodging death by Colorado, Darby is busy wrangling words. Her many books include ON A GOOD HORSE and the middle grade fantasy series DEL TORO MOON, winner of the Colorado Book Award. Visit the author at www.darbykarchut.com and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut (this week’s Sweet Success author) who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Christina Bergling

Cheers for Christina Bergling on the recently release of her novel, FOLLOWERS (September 2021 from Crystal Lake Publishing). This is Bergling’s fifth book and her first with Crystal Lake Publishing. FOLLOWERS is a dark fiction horror novel that asks how safe we are online and how we can love the horror genre when horror comes into our real life.

Followers, by: Christine Bergling

ABOUT THE BOOK 

You never know who’s on the other side of the screen.
Sidney, a single mother with a dull day job, has big dreams of becoming a horror reviewer and risqué gore model. She’s determined to make her website a success, and if her online followers is any indication, things are looking good. In fact, Sidney has so many followers chatting with them is getting to be a job. More than a job, it might be getting a little risky….

When Sidney is attacked on a dark trail late one night, it becomes clear the horror she loves is bleeding into her real life. Sidney—and her loved ones—are now in serious danger. This stalker isn’t just another online fan: he knows her movements and routine. In fact, he’s right behind her… and when he gets close enough, he won’t take no for an answer. Purchase your copy through Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Colorado-bred writer, Christina Bergling, knew she wanted to be an author in fourth grade. Limitless Publishing released her novel THE REST WILL COME. Hellbound Books published her two novellas Savages and The Waning. She’s also featured in over 17 horror anthologies, including Collected Christmas Horror Shorts, Graveyard Girls, Carnival of Nightmares, and Demonic Wildlife. Bergling lives with her family in Colorado. She spends her non-writing time hiking, doing yoga and barre, dancing, taking pictures, traveling, and sucking all the marrow out of life. Follow the author on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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Sweet Success for Matt Bille

Congratulations to Matt Bille! His new book, OF BOOKS AND BEASTS: A CRYPTOZOOLOGIST’S LIBRARY, releases on all platforms December 2021. This book is for all those involved with or curious about cryptozoology, the study of hidden animals. OF BOOKS AND BEASTS offers 380 reviews of books from 1930 to 2021 providing useful information on cryptozoology-related sciences such as biology and cryptozoological fiction.

Of Books and Beasts, by: Matt Bille

ABOUT THE BOOK

OF BOOKS AND BEASTS: A CRYPTOZOOLOGIST’S LIBRARY (Hangar1 Publishing, December 2021) collects reviews culled from the author’s 45 years of reading and writing about cryptozoology. The most reliable information about this controversial field is largely held in books, but OF BOOKS AND BEASTS is the first-ever guide readers to help readers to the books they want. In addition to cryptozoology books, there is a guide to authoritative yet accessible works on sciences like anthropology and ecology a cryptozoologist needs to know. Finally, there’s a sample of the most intriguing or influential novels about cryptozoology. Your search for real unknown animals starts here! Copies available from all booksellers in all formats December 1 or direct from the publisher.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matt Bille is a writer, naturalist, historian, and nerd living in Colorado Springs. Has been writing since he was 16 when he sold a little humor piece to a TV guide, then went on to publish his first book in 1996. Matt has been with PPW since the 1990s. He’s written two books on zoology, two novels, and one NASA-published history. He’s published 20+ papers and articles on everything from Martian soil to the prehistoric armored fish Dunkleosteus. He also shows up at cons dressed as wizard Harry Dresden. Visit him at www.mattbille.com or follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
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Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten

By: Darby Karchut

Another award for a powerhouse of a writing team! Let’s hear it for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten, who recently won a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) for their romance novella LOVE AND LIES: CALL ME EVE (January 2021, RhetAskew Publishing)

Love & Lies - Call Me Eve

ABOUT THE BOOK

She sipped her well-chilled, dry martini, taking extra time before answering. “What . . . how much do I tell him? Just want a distraction. Something to fill an evening.”

Eve was sipping a Fiji Moonrise, the house specialty at Fiji’s Natewu Bay Resort’s water’s edge bar, when an unfamiliar baritone asked, “May I buy you a refill? The evening is far too pleasant to spend alone.” Mark Adams proves to be an irresistible diversion during Eve’s trip home from a conference. But when playtime’s up and planes are departing, Eve doesn’t play fair.

Upon her return, Eve receives an unexpected life-changing event and regrets having lied. Mark is faced with a wounded heart and a nearly insurmountable challenge. Join an exciting adventure where true feelings are the catalyst to propel two star-crossed lovers to find each other … again. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten are an award-winning writing team from New Mexico. Follow Sandi on Facebook, her Amazon author page, and on Goodreads. Follow Jim on Facebook, his Amazon author page, and on Goodreads.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Angela La Voie

Congratulations to Angela La Voie! Her essay, “The Icehouse,” is a finalist in the Winston-Salem Writers Flying South contest and appears in the 2021 anthology. Purchase a copy from IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookstore.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Angela La Voie’s articles, essays, and poems have appeared in an array of publications, including MS-NBC.com, ZDNet, Skirt! magazine, the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Dallas Morning News, Chicago Sun-Times, CUTTHROAT 24, Third Wednesday, Blue Fifth Review: Blue Five Notebook Series, and Typoetic.us. She holds a B.A. in English and communication cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Angela earned an MFA in poetry and creative nonfiction from Antioch University. She and her husband have two rescue dogs and live in Colorado. Follow the author on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

Tena Stetler is pleased to announce she has signed a new contract with The Wild Rose Press for AN ANGEL’S WYLDER ASSIGNMENT (January 2022). This is her 15th contract with the publisher! Way to go, Tena! Watch for the cover reveal and buy links coming this holiday season.

The Wild Rose Press Inc

ABOUT THE BOOK

Warrior Angel Killian’s annual trip to the family castle in Scotland for a calm, quiet sabbatical from his warrior angel duties is shattered when Legion Commander North arrives with an urgent time travel assignment.

Defying the laws, a rogue demon has escaped back in time by way of the mists in Scotland, why or where it has gone is unknown. But its intent is anything but good.

In an unusual turn of events, Killian’s Native American girlfriend, Chinoah Grace, is included in this rare assignment to the wild west town of Wylder, in the Wyoming Territory of 1878. Nothing is as it seems including visions, spirit quests, and a mysterious shaman. On top of that, blending in as a blacksmith is more physically difficult than Killian imagined. But not as challenging as keeping his hands off his undercover wife.

Tena Stetler

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal romance with an over-active imagination. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors. Visit the author at www.tenastetler.com.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Chelsea Harper

By: Darby Karchut

A rousing cheer for Chelsea Harper. She is excited to announce the recent release of her debut political epic fantasy, WAKE OF THE PHOENIX, book one of the Artifice of Power Saga.

Wake of the Phoenix, by: Chelsea Harper

ABOUT THE BOOK

War Hero. Thiefmaster’s apprentice. Traitor. Every title comes with a price.

Arkaen sacrificed his childhood innocence fighting in a civil war and relinquished a comfortable life with the man he loves to rule as high lord. Now, an enemy is manipulating his subjects, including the powerful Rogue Baron, who questions Arkaen’s every move.

Arkaen’s near-omniscient lover’s gift of foresight reveals a potential ally in Niamsha, a thief. But Niamsha owes an insurmountable debt to the leader of her thieves guild and failing to pay means death—for her entire family. When her guild leader demands she aid the Rogue Baron, she finds herself torn between protecting her family or her conscience.

If Arkaen wins Niamsha’s loyalty, he might prevent a second war and the destruction of everything he fought to protect. Or he might get them all killed.

Purchase a copy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.

Author Chelsea Harper

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Chelsea Harper is the author and publisher of WAKE OF THE PHOENIX, book one of the Artifice of Power Saga. She lives in Colorado with her husband, daughter, two dogs, one cat, and countless imaginary friends. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys games from World of Warcraft to Elder Scrolls to tabletop RPGs, and even the occasional board game. Visit the author at www.musingsmythosmagic.com.   


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Marlene Fabian Stiles and Frank Fabian

Congratulations to Marlene Fabian Stiles and Hank Fabian on the recent release of their sci-fi novel, MOON LIFE (August 2021 from Draft2Digital Publishers)

ABOUT THE BOOK

Astrobiologist Charlie Adamson races his arch rival to discover extraterrestrial life on Jupiter’s moon Europa. By rights, the winner should be rewarded with fame and fortune, but the universe has other plans. MOON LIFE may be purchased through Amazon and other booksellers world-wide.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

The family that writes together stays together, so siblings Hank Fabian and Marlene Fabian Stiles have spent the last 15 years writing and rewriting (with the help of 3 professional editors) their sci-fi novel MOON LIFE. Hank Fabian is a biology professor with a background in genetics which was most helpful in creating a creature on Jupiter’s moon Europa that can heal damaged tissue and potentially hold the key to immortality. Marlene Fabian Stiles is best known for her poetry and short stories. Visit Marlene at www.StoryStyles.com and follow her on Facebook.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Margaret Mizushima

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Margaret Mizushima on the September 7th release of her latest book, STRIKING RANGE, book seven in her Timber Creek K-9 Mystery from Crooked Lane Books

ABOUT THE BOOK

In this episode, the past and present collide when Deputy Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are torn between investigating her father’s cold case and the death of a young mother. An ice storm batters the area, taking its toll on the investigative team, while Mattie and Robo search for the woman’s missing infant. STRIKING RANGE can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers worldwide.

Margaret Mizushima

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Margaret Mizushima is the author of the award-winning and internationally published Timber Creek K-9 Mysteries. She serves as president for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, was elected the 2019-2020 Writer of the Year by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and is also a member of Northern Colorado Writers, Sisters in Crime, and Pikes Peak Writers. She lives in Colorado on a small ranch with her veterinarian husband where they raised two daughters and a multitude of animals. Visit the author at margaretmizushima.com and follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms.
Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.