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“Spiritual Intervention” Synopsis

Published August 29, 2016 by glennmaynard

They can’t shake that menacing spirit. Now it’s got a hold of their son.

They tried to get away, but it follows them wherever they go.

Carter and Brenda thought it was a clean break and a new start. They were dead wrong. They escaped their old life in Boulder and returned to Boston. Signs emerged indicated that this mission failed when their young son, Adam, began to speak. He would say things and act in a way that made Carter and Brenda believe they were not just a family of three.

When seven-year-old Adam is kidnapped in the middle of the night, there is no more denying that the spirit of Martin had reared his very ugly head, again. This story culminates in a showdown that has only one possibility of finding peace in their lives.

They must find a way to move Martin into the afterlife. However, there’s one problem.

Martin has no intension of going.

If you loved Desert Son and Wayward Soul, you will need to discover the ending to Spiritual Intervention, which is the third book of the trilogy.

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Desert Son Trilogy is now Complete

Published August 24, 2016 by glennmaynard

Today I received a book contract for the third  book of my Desert Son trilogy, entitled Spiritual Intervention. The paranormal romance series is now complete! More details to follow. The release date of this new book has not yet been determined, but I would guess it’s about five months from now. Be sure to catch up with Carter and Brenda as this whirlwind they call life comes to a roaring conclusion. This is the longest of the three books, and has plenty of twists and turns to keep you turning pages. Here is my website where everything Desert Son can be found.

glennmaynard.weebly.com

 

First Draft of Book Four: Check.

Published December 9, 2015 by glennmaynard

As I prepare to lock down the text for my third book, Wayward Soul, I have been back and forth with my publisher (Black Rose Writing) with a December 29th deadline. I’ve also been back and forth with their Cover Designer. Today I received a great looking cover, but asked for some changes so that the cover was more in line with the theme of the book. It looked awesome, but just minor tweaks needed. I also finished the first draft of my fourth book, which is book three of the Desert Son trilogy (untitled). The books grew in size from the first to the last, and here is the breakdown:

Desert Son: 60,000 words.

Wayward Soul: 88,000 words.chapterone-writing-a-book-300x199

Book three: 101,500 words.

There will not be a fourth book to my trilogy. Carter and Brenda are my main characters, and they’ve been through hell and back. After the third book, they will be ready to retire anyway.

Note on my first published book, nonfiction, Strapped Into An American Dream (Strategic Book Publishing): I am currently slated to not only have a book signing at the CT RV Show in January, but I will be speaking four times during the weekend, and look for me in the advertising. We’re currently in the works to set up a book giveaway for the first #people to pass through the door. The number of books they will be purchasing is in the works, but could be triple digits. The owner of the publishing company for this book is also trying to get my book in rv parks/campgrounds with a kiosk of books. Things are starting to happen for book #1. All of this has been a ton of work, but if you keep on keeping on, good things will start to happen, and that time is starting to bloom for me.

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Synopsis for my upcoming book, “Wayward Soul”

Published August 30, 2015 by glennmaynard

Wayward Soul

When Carter Spence and Brenda Raycroft visit a Psychic named Angie, their reading turns tragic upon touch as Angie suffers convulsions and frantically runs into the street and gets hit by a car. Why did she react that way? Their fate is sealed in a coma, so they must use any means possible to reach Angie in the spirit world as they dodge deadly complications in an attempt for answers.

This eerie sequel to  Desert Son occurs four years after Carter and Brenda discover that they are a couple reunited beyond the grave in Boulder, Colorado. Carter and Brenda race against time as they need to get this information before Angie dies and takes the reading with her. They decide to share the house with tenants to help with the bills. It’s a family of four with mysterious four-year-old twin boys. When the spirit of old man Martin returns to haunt them, Carter and Brenda must block his spirit from their world and try to prevent him from tampering with the body of Angie. The spirit world becomes intertwined with their own once again as they attempt to tap into Angie’s secrets to uncover disturbing truths about their fate.

Glenn Maynard is the author of “Strapped Into An American Dream” which details his one-year journey through the 48 continental states, Canada and Mexico in an RV. He was a travel correspondent for three newspapers during his travels. He is also the author of “Desert Son”, which is a fiction book that involves out-of-body, past-life-regression hypnosis and reincarnation.

Reviews for “Desert Son” can be viewed on Amazon at:  http://www.amazon.com/Desert-Son-Glenn-Maynard/dp/1612963129 .

Author website:  http://www.glennmaynard.weebly.com/

New Book coming

Published August 29, 2015 by glennmaynard

Yesterday, I received a publishing contract for my fiction book, Wayward Soul, which is a sequel to Desert Son. This will be my third published book and second book of a trilogy. I received great reviews on Desert Son and will have a ready-made list of reviewers for this new book. Desert Son was very planned out right down to the scenes. Wayward Soul was less rigid as far as the outline was concerned. The book that I am currently writing is even more lax with the outline. I find that by easing the reins of the outline a bit more, I am flailing wildly as I chug along, allowing the keyboard to take me to places I didn’t plan to go. There are many ways to skin a cat, but my current skin has a mind of its own. I am one-third of the way through this long ride, and can’t wait to see where it takes me. It’s going to be a wild journey while I complete this trilogy, but now that I have a publishing deal for book two of the trilogy, I can focus more on book three. It’s like being strapped into an American dream. Thanks to my publisher, Black Rose Writing.

DAMN YOU Stephen King!

Published July 19, 2015 by glennmaynard

Barnes&Noble BooksigningWith two books published and a third looking for a home, I have put together an outline for what will be my fourth book, which will be the third book of a trilogy. “Desert Son” is the title of the first book of the series, and the second book is tentatively entitled “Wayward Soul.” It’s very difficult for author’s not named Stephen King to sell a lot of books. There were over 300,000 books published in the United States alone in 2014, and over one million worldwide. The competition is overwhelming, but the advice I take away from the experts is to just write…write more books. If you have a series and book one catches on, then the sequels would likely be purchased. One can hope. So instead of sitting on my hands and thinking of the lottery-like odds of book one catching on, I tighten my seat belt and prepare for another campaign of writing, which contains a weekly quota of 5000 words per week. I set this quota as my goal for “Wayward Soul” and did not miss a beat, completing the first draft of my 88,000-word manuscript in just over four months. It is a great undertaking, but broken into 5000 words per week makes a 100,000 word goal less grueling. The first draft would be completed in just five months. There will be many more months of editing before it is ready to submit to an agent or publisher, but that’s all part of the process. You have to really enjoy writing! I also prefer the route of the traditional publisher as it is confirmation that I have something to offer from a professional standpoint and a stamp of approval. I wouldn’t feel that way by self-publishing. Either way, it’s a lot of work and you really have to enjoy it. Boy do I ever, and love the creative process. Stephen King…you a great and I love your books, but DAMN  YOU!