Friday, 17 May 2019

Celebrating Victoria Day Long Weekend in the Best Way with the Release of Blackflies and Blueberries, Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls, Book 2…

A book launch is a BIG deal for an author. It’s the culmination of the blood, sweat, and tears needed to get his or her book into the hands of their readers. It’s no small feat either. So many people are involved in this process. At the start of any book launch, I include my dedication and acknowledgements to not only show my gratitude to those mentioned, but to reveal to all you readers out there that it takes a village to publish a book. So, without further ado, here are the people who have helped and inspired me to write Blackflies and Blueberries


For my brother, Gregg. Thank you for always supporting me and having my back throughout the journey of our lives. I truly appreciate you.


As always, life is a team effort and a cooperative venture. Nothing is done without the help and support of others. The following people are in some way connected to the fabric of this work, to which I am eternally grateful:

Thank you to the amazing owners and staff at Mirror World Publishing. To Justine Alley Dowsett, my kick-ass editor, and to her partner-in-life and words, as well as my line editor on this book, Robert Dowsett. Special thanks to Sabrina Wiese, who helps sell my reading wares at all those book fairs and events Mirror World Publishing attends throughout the year. I truly appreciate all your support, investment, and creative expertise during our journey together.

Thank you to my mother-in-law Alice ‘Toshy’ Ledwith, my inspiration for creating ‘Gertie Ellis’. I will always love you, and still miss you after all these years. A special thanks to Martin and Lynn Band, who supplied me with the photo of the tri-domed ‘Hobbit’ house on the cover, and to my first beta reader, Linda Toner Fisher, who offered some wonderful feedback to make this book better. And always, I’m so very grateful and blessed for my hubby Mike, my forever anchor.

A special shout out goes to Christine Hayton and Pamela Goldstein for whipping the tagline and blurb for this book into tip-top shape. Thank you for your expertise and camaraderie in this crazy writing business, ladies. A huge thank you goes out to my Authors Moving Forward group for their ongoing love and support, and especially to our fearless leader, Sloane Taylor who has kept this group going through her tireless passion and endless belief in all of us.
Last but not least, I want to thank all the women and men who volunteer as tutors at their local literacy counsels to help better the lives of others struggling with reading the most basic prose. You make this world a better place to live in through your kindness, generosity, dedication, and love of the written word.

Need some reading material for the long weekend? Here's a snippet of Blackflies and Blueberries, the second installment of Mysterious Tales from Falls teen psychic mystery series…

The only witness left to testify against an unsolved crime in Fairy Falls isn’t a person…

City born and bred, Hart Stewart possesses the gift of psychometry—the psychic ability to discover facts about an event or person by touching inanimate objects associated with them. Since his mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Hart has endured homelessness, and has learned ways to keep his illiteracy under wraps. He eventually learns of a great-aunt living in Fairy Falls, and decides to leave the only life he’s ever known for an uncertain future.

Diana MacGregor lives in Fairy Falls. Her mother was a victim of a senseless murder. Only Diana’s unanswered questions and her grief keeps her going, until Hart finds her mother’s lost ring and becomes a witness to her murder.

Through Hart’s psychic power, Diana gains hope for justice. Their investigation leads them into the corrupt world threatening Fairy Falls. To secure the town’s future, Hart and Diana must join forces to uncover the shocking truth, or they risk losing the true essence of Fairy Falls forever.
Mysterious Tales from Fairy Falls Teen Psychic Mystery Series:
Lost and Found, Book One Buy Links:
Blackflies and Blueberries, Book Two Buy Links:

Enter the Giveaway:


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Andrew! Appreciate your kindness and support!

  2. Congrats, Sharon! Wishing you thousands of sales!!

    1. Oh, I hope your wish comes true, Sloane! LOL! Thank you, my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you, Helen and Lorri! You're two of the best author supporters I know! Hugs!

  4. Congrats on the new release, Sharon!! Here's wishing you many sales!!

    1. Oh, I'll take those wishes, Lisa! LOL! Thanks so much for your support, I really appreciate it! Cheers!