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Merry Christmas

I wish all of you the merriest of Christmases and a very happy New Year!

Pol's Life-The New Chapter: Five things . . .

Pol's Life-The New Chapter: Five things . . .: I thought it would be fun to fill you in on a few secrets . . . 1) I was born on my mother's birthday. 2) I used to be a ma...

Five things . . .

I thought it would be fun to fill you in on a few secrets . . .
1) I was born on my mother's birthday.
2) I used to be a male stripper. (Hey, if it was good enough for Channing-)
3) In high school, I won best actor for playing Jesus in Godspell.
4) When Steve and I were getting into our first house, I worked a 2nd job at a funeral home.
5) I am afraid of Bigfoot. 

cover for The Third Wish

I'm so excited to reveal the cover for book three of the Genie in a Bottle series, The Third Wish.

I have been amped about this series since the idea first came to me while on a drive home from the store one morning, listening to Christina Aguilera. I have worked on nothing else but the Genie books, and am more than happy with the covers.

The covers were the first thing I pictured when I was coming up with the storyline. I knew what images I wanted and what I needed them to convey. Thanks to Angela Tolle who does all my covers, they are exactly how I envisioned them.

If you haven't yet had the chance to meet Madison and her genie Inas, click the link below to grab The First Wish and The Second Wish while we wait the last few weeks for the release of book three!
                                            (eBooks on sale through December)

Genie Books



Luthor is one of my greatest accomplishments. Aside from the Serpenteens series, it is the work I am most proud of.

When I first began writing the book, I had envisioned a story about a deformed person who was the product of a brother and sister pairing, and would go on a horrifying killing rampage.

But as I wrote the story, and when the character of Luthor himself began to materialize, it took on a life of its own. The book went in a completely different direction. It went from a book of shear horror, to a tale of a sad and lost boy who simply wanted to be normal.

Many who have read the book have a difficult time with the abuse the children suffer from their father, Garvin. The character Garvin is a horrible person, it's true, but that evil is what I had originally planned on being the soul of Luthor. (Garvin is loosely based on my own personal hell I suffered at the hand of my step-mother.)

But aside from the abuse and violence, there is Luthor. A boy who is kind and loving. Who…

What a dumbass!

Everyone else in the world knows not to look up at the eclipse without glasses but this dumbass!

Better than expected

Steve and I went and watched Annabelle-Creation today. I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised and scared.
I didn't go in expecting much, but hoping for a good movie. It seems too often we go to a horror film with the hopes of being scared, but leaving feeling mostly bored.
But this installment of the Annabelle (Conjuring) series was suspenseful and creepy; two of the main things a good horror movie needs.


Having some fun with PaintShop and turned this satyr into Inas. But Inas is a bit hotter, if I do say so myself. He's got better hair.

What do you think?

Check out the Genie in a Bottle series by clicking HERE.

We won't last long

Well, the cunt in the White House is going to get us all killed. I truly believe that some time in the very near future we are going to have a horrific attack on America.
And with that stupid moron playing president, he is only making things worse. He thinks he can just threaten N. Korea like the thug he is, and they will simply be so afraid that they'll back off? Fucking idiot.

A fucking embarrassment!

I haven't posted much on this blog because, to be perfectly frank, there hasn't been much going on in my life that is worth talking about. I've tried talking about my writing, but that hasn't gone well. So what I'm going to do, is just talk about shit that bothers me. If that's what makes blogs interesting, then here it goes.
First off?
The piece of shit posted above. He's a fucking embarrassment to America. I remember the night he stole the election (as many people do, like a horrible nightmare we can't wake up from). I couldn't believe this white trash, mobster got voted in.
Every single day there has been some new thing that dumbass has done, yet he is still there. He has Putin in his pocket (and probably up is ass a few times), and nothing is ever done about him.

Life seems to have gotten more difficult and depressing since he stole the White House. He instills so much anger in so many people and he simply bathes in it.

Unfortunately, I can&#…

Everything will be okay

Everything will be okay. That's what I have to believe.
I've started being more open about the personal trials in my life with this blog, in hopes of sparking more interest.

Things aren't great. I don't want to leave our mountain. Steve doesn't, either. But that threat is looming over our cabin like a angry rain cloud. The cost of living is expensive up here. Combine hat and the previous bills we came here with and they are beginning to take their toll.
Steve has to work so hard, with ridiculously long hours, in order to make it work. He's not living in this place, he's simply working here. The stress is bad. Stress is bad.

As I mentioned in earlier posts, I've been working a part-time job. I hate it. I've also been trying everything I can to get more books sold. I've sent a set of Serpenteens books to J.K. Rowling. All she needs to do is tweet about them once to her 25 million followers and less than 1% of them need to buy an eBook . . .


Have you read . . . ?

Pol McShane, author. What good does that mean to someone if they haven't read your work?
Luthor/Blue Moon/The Rise of the Son/Squish-Squash/Inanimate Objects/Serpenteens . . .

More than seventeen titles, from adult suspense to YA series' full of genies and goddesses.

Check out my books on Amazon HERE!

Thank you for your support! I can't do it without you!

Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Do something for the planet today!

Work Sunday

Steve's off today, but of course, I have to go to work. I can't wait to retire again!

Second Wish, 2nd draft

I'm working on the second draft for book two of the Genie in a Bottle series.

Each time I'm close to finishing a new book I can't help but have that hopeful feeling:

"Maybe this will be the one. Maybe this will be the one."

Dream comes with struggle

When is too much information too much information in a blog? I don't know. Feeling a bit melancholy this morning after Steve left for yet another 12/13 hour day after a 14 hour day yesterday.

People see my posts on Facebook and Instagram and Twitter and think it's simply perfect here. And yes, visually, it is. But it comes at a price. There are more and more instances when I can't help but question: is that price too much?

It was my idea to move to the mountains after I retired from the City. But it seems that Steve is currently catching the brunt of that decision. He works down in Colorado Springs (down a 14 mile pass) and works long hours. Finding a job in a small city that would pay enough for us to be able to pay all of our bills proved to be more challenging than expected. I, too, have had to get a part-time job to tide us over until my writing career finally pays off (yes, that was a slight hint to all you readers).

But working long hours hasn't been the only ch…

Just saying hello

My first attempt at a video message.

Nook books!

Finally! Now my titles are available on Nook!
Never read one of my book because you have a Nook? Well it's time to pull up a chair (or your favorite corner of the couch) and read for a while.

                                                Click HERE!

Enjoy, and thank you so much!


I'm not ashamed to admit when I've fucked up. Or when I've just been a plain dumb ass.
All this time I've focused my eBook attention on Amazon and Kindle, and have totally forgotten about Barnes & Noble and Nook.
But I am rectifying the situation at this very moment! Well, at this moment I'm doing this entry while waiting for files to upload.
Duh! What a dumbass!

Seven months!

Seven months old. Wow, time goes by so fast. It seems just yesterday Brodee came into our lives. It is still very difficult dealing with the loss of Buster, and there are days when Brodee reminds us of him so much that make it that much harder.
But I could only imagine how rough it would have been without him in our lives to help us heal.
I hope Buster is looking down at us and is pleased with his new half brother, and how he's helping his daddies.

Review for Genie

Another great review!

"Amazing read where the author offers you such detailed descriptions, you feel like you're living their story. The main character Madison Reed shows us various levels of personality, ranging from vulnerability and cautiousness to selflessness and strength. The genie, Inus, has made me fall in love. His heart alone is enough to be captivated by his character, but the author is very giving with the description of his smoldering and sexy demeanor. Together these two quickly dive into adventure, trouble, fun, and a little romance. They will need each other to overcome many obstacles to fulfill what they've set out to do...finally set Inus free! Looking forward to The Second Wish!"

Want to read Genie in a Bottle? Click HERE

Trying to stay positive . . . again.

No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to fight those negative feeling, as I work my ass off with marketing, but seem to get nowhere. I "beg" for reviews, try to spark conversations on FB pages, all to no avail.

However, I see other authors with comments on their posts, and readers saying how they're excited about the books they publish, and all-around support.

Yes, I have a handful of people who show their support, but a handful does not a good writing career make.

But as a writer, I will continue writing and pushing forward in hopes that my big break will one day show up.