C.S. Boyack’s Assistant and Spokes-Model, Lisa Burton, is on the #Blog With Me Today to Chat About Will O’ the Wisp

I am so thrilled this morning to have on my blog, a young lady who although the lead character in C. S. Boyack’s first novel, also serves as his personal assistant and the spokes-model for his blog, Entertaining Stories.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Lisa Burton.

Hi, Peggy. Thanks for having me over today. I love getting out in the Fall.

It’s my pleasure, Lisa. I must say I’ve never chatted with a robot but you’re so, genuine.

I’m here to talk about Craig’s book, Will O’ the Wisp. This one is about a teenage girl named Patty Hall. She has a mild handicap that requires her to wear corrective leg braces. Her first day of high school goes just about like you might think.

Ooooo…tell me more!

She’s in love with all things related to space, and science fiction. One night, while stargazing, she and a friend spot something called a Will O’ the Wisp. Amazement turns into fear as it attacks a college student before their eyes.

Patty jumps to the wrong conclusion, and wastes a lot of valuable time trying to find a science fiction explanation. It turns out to be part of an ancient curse that’s been targeting the Hall family for generations. Patty is next on the list, and if she doesn’t figure it out soon, she’s on her way to the Hall family cemetery plot.

I love suspense and ancient curses!

Craig really put this poor girl through the ringer. I didn’t think she could hold up, but she’s a main character worthy of the title. It isn’t bad enough dealing with the curse, she has normal issues too. She watches her friends start dating from the sidelines. She has to deal with an overbearing mother, but finds an ally in her stepfather.

The whole story is set in the mid 1970s. Craig said he did this to avoid easy access to information. No cell phones and no internet equals more tension waiting for clues. If nothing else, I had a great time doing all the research into the era. Did you know there was a time when nobody had microwave ovens?

I’m sure there was but I’m too young to remember those days. <Winks and blushes and watches Lisa roll her eyes>

There is a review out there that says, Will O’ the wisp is like The Wonder Years meets The Exorcist. Craig took great glee in that remark.

I brought you a piece of art we’re using to promote the book. It’s me sitting at Patty Hall’s roll-top desk and staring at the Will O’ the Wisp.

I love art and this cover is so mysterious and spooky!

Thank you so much, Lisa, for bringing Will O’ the Wisp to my blog today. I love hosting other authors. I truly appreciate you coming on behalf of Craig. It’s been lovely speaking to you! Please give Craig all my best for much success! By the way, I love your outfit!


Cover to WISP

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You Naughty Teaser you!

I decided to make a concerted effort this week, to post a blog a day during my lunch break, even if it is brief and full of bunk. Let’s face it, those writers among us who are still doing our time at the evil day job, only get so much time for lunch and unless you eat from a troth, you run the risk of soiling your phone, keyboard or tablet with whatever you’re having to eat, so that cuts your time even shorter. Aren’t you the lucky ones! You’re getting 15 minutes of my thoughts, hopefully per week day without even asking for them! Let’s all hope I may actually have something to contribute to your day. 🙂

Today, I’m asking the question: Do you like to tease your readers with little tidbits of whatever it is you are writing at the moment?

Since I’m so new at this, I enjoy teasing because many months may pass before the prequel for “Fireflies” will be available and I don’t want to lose my loyal readers. I think it’s only fair to give them a glove, a garter and even an earring to keep their interest up until my next book comes out. Teasing isn’t a derogatory thing unless you have no intention of taking it all off at some point and showing off the goods, right? 😉

I leave you with this tiny teaser, extracted from the WIP I’m buried in most nights at the moment – and for many more moments to come until it’s finished:

Dan didn’t say a word. He put his hat back on his head and clicked at Tammy to move. They followed the road, passing dozens of wagons and horses but none matching the description the boy had given them. As much as Dillon wanted to turn Goblin loose and as much as the nervy beast pulling him forward wanted the same, he had to keep pace with this Uncle and Tammy and not run the horses hard for fear or wearing old Tammy out and having to rest again and lose more daylight.

Evening was crawling in over the horizon. In the distance, the silhouette of the city was beginning to rise, as if it grew up from ground like stone trees. It had been many a year since Dan visited Dublin for any reason and he believed he hadn’t missed a thing. The closer they came to the city, the busier the road became, until it seemed to widen beneath the horses hooves to accommodate the increasing traffic. At dusk, the large stone buildings with their unique architecture took Dillon’s breath away and he nearly slowed Goblin to a halt to catch it. As big as he thought himself, with each nose to tail of the horse, he grew smaller and smaller until the city limits were but the good hard toss of a rock away – he trembled.

Who knew that Dolly was such a tease???

Dolly perfecting the Tease

Dolly perfecting the Tease