We’re giving away 5 books!

We’re giving away 5 books!

JULY 2022 FIVE-BOOK GIVEAWAY

I’m honored to have one of my books in this giveaway! Dave Butler, the organizer, is one of my favorite humans. You’ll want to get his news and updates. The link to enter is below. 

The Witcher Chime: A Haunting

is my contribution to this set of fine books. Plus, the cover still has my pen name at the top. =) 

You likely guessed by the cover that this is a horror story. I had SO much fun writing this one. Coming up with the bad guy, Witcher (absolutely NO relation to that Witcher—I wrote this book in 2014) was a hoot. He is a nasty villain. 

Horror fans—if you love hauntings and family sagas, this is a great book for you.

“I’m a hard sell when it comes to chills. I write scary stuff for a living and, let’s face it, we live in scary times, but THE WITCHER CHIME raised some goosebumps. Mainly because Marie Whittaker (writing as Amity Green) knows how to craft characters you care about. And if you become emotionally connected to the characters, you feel their feelings and share their sense of threat. Overall…a fine read for a creepy night!” —Jonathan Maberry -NY Times Bestseller

And The Witcher Chime is among some fantastic fiction. If you win, you’ll also receive Clockwork Charlie, by Dave Butler, Mako, by Ian J. Malone, Paternus, by Dyrk Ashton, and Chaser, by Scott W. Taylor.

ENTER HERE 

 And good luck!

The Forgotten King

The Forgotten King

The Forgotten King

I absolutely LOVE it when my writer friends have a book release. Mark is a good friend of mine. He put a lot of heart into his book and you can tell when you read it. The Forgotten King is an epic fantasy written in the sweeping Eldros Legacy series. 

Epic fantasy is one of those genres where you really have to have fantastical creatures to make the story complete. There is no better creature for Mark’s new series, Legacy of Dragons.

Mark will tell you that dragons are cool. It’s like he has a long lasting fascination with them that stems from childhood. A lot of us do. If you’re among those of us that crave epics, you don’t want to miss reading this book. Here’s a write up to give you more information.

A millennia of peace shattered. The High King murdered. Dragons have crept back into the land.

A thousand years ago, King Ora Lightbringer slew the Demon of Evernight, breaking his stranglehold on the land, suffusing Ora’s body with immortality, and ushering in an unprecedented era of peace.

Ten centuries later, Ora has long since abdicated the throne. No one living even remembers the time when he was king, and he happily travels the countryside with a hand-picked band of adventurers…

…until his great grandson, the High King, is assassinated. The murder sets off an invasion bent on conquering the kingdom, but only after they slay Ora.

Now, the forgotten king must rise again and fight to push back the invaders.

Or not only will his kingdom fall, but all of Drakanon as well.

 

Suspenseful, right?!

You can find it here in eBook, trade paperback, and hardback versions.

Enjoy! 

Individual Sustainability

Individual Sustainability

I’ve been interested in turning the corner and becoming a more sustainable person. I mean, it’s the right thing to do. I don’t plan to go crazy with it, but I know there are several things I could do to live a lot more sustainably, and these are little things that would make a huge impact. I’d feel a lot better. So, I’m compiling lists. I’m walking into different rooms of our house, looking at the items that are there and asking myself if I really need them. Or, if I run out of one particular thing, do I really have to replace or restock it? I know the answer to a lot of these questions is a simple “no.”

One thing that I noticed about myself is the habit I have to use paper towels for almost everything in the kitchen. I don’t mean to say that I grab a new one for every little thing. I get one in the morning to have under my coffee cup and spoon and a lot of times that one gets used to clean up different little spills or to wipe something off. Still, for a household of two, it seems like we go through a lot of paper towels. I think this is a great place to start carving away at developing better habits.

The funny thing is that my daughter found a good solution before I even got the chance to start looking !. She moved into a new house recently and when she started unpacking, she asked herself a lot of the same questions I add above. I think this was also spurred by her realization at how much it actually costs to stock a household on her own. Whatever the case, she logged started Googling and came up with a neat solution.

Reusable paper towels.

I was a little put off by the thought of reusing a paper towel, to be honest. I didn’t understand how one could possibly do this without the towel falling apart, the towel being full of residual gunk, or just being made of some different kind of material.

 And that last one is the answer. Reusable paper towels are not made of paper. 

 They are made of a variety of textiles, ranging from bamboo to flannel. I have found quite a few brands available. They range in price, too. These little fabric squares can be quite expensive. But I feel it’s worth it.

 Of course, I was worried about getting them clean after a use, and then more worried about keeping that way in order to truly reuse them. I found three recommendations for cleaning them. First is to simply toss them in the washing machine. Second, they can be put in the dishwasher with the dishes. The third recommendation was to hand wash them in the sink and hang them to dry. 

 My plan is to purchase the three top rated brands. At the same time, I will make sure to try out different materials. Once I start using them, I’ll clean them in the three ways I listed above and find which works best, and why. 

 Full report pending! In the meantime, here are a few of the brands I’m interested in.

Marley’s Monsters Unpaper Towels https://www.marleysmonsters.com/products/24-unpaper-towels-you-choose-prints

 REusable Paper Towels Gift Ser

https://www.amazon.com/REusable-Homeostasis-Friendly-Washable-Paperless/dp/B09B3P7RZ2

Bamboo Reusable Paper Towels from ECOLifeStyle

https://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Unpaper-Friendly-Products-Sustainable/dp/B07TF9RWM5

 I’ll let you know how it goes!