Need Your Book Reviewed?

LCooperPressLogo75If you need your book reviewed and are tired of asking friends and family to read and review, check L. Cooper Press’ new service:

Even though Amazon no longer accepts paid reviews, you may post the review – assuming it’s a good one – on your author page and/or include a line or two on your cover. The full review could be included in your opening pages.

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Multi-Author Book Signing

What a fun, busy day eight authors and I had last Saturday. We held a book signing event at Bob’s Big Boy, Calimesa, CA, and offered our books and donated prizes for the drawings, which began at 4:15pm.
We felt so important as the public checked our books and asked about them. We offered a variety of genres, including my With Full Malice - about a deadly vigilante society in SoCal. Some had romance, fantasy, romance, and a couple had their autobiographies. Most of us sold some books, and we all enjoyed the day. Bob's Big Boy's food platters were beyond what I'd expected.
Thank, everyone, for making it such a special day.
Brenda Signing 2Signing 3



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Death Howl 2nd Section

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DEATH HOWL – 2nd Installment

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I’ve completed the 2nd section of Dealth Howl. Once I’ve gone over it again tomorrow, I’ll post it Wednesday, Sept 30, instead of waiting until Sunday.

Watch for it!

I’d love to hear your comments.


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September 29, 2015 · 6:12 am

Death Howl – A serialized Story

For those who like chills with your thrills,

Death Howl

Brenda Hill
1st Installment:

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September 27, 2015 · 3:56 am

Writing Your Novel Available Now!

WN White w1 & Border 300WRITING YOUR NOVEL: From Idea to Outline, to Plotting Your Way Through the 3-Act Structure + Xtras

Available Now! Special launch price $.99!

We did a slight alteration on the cover. I hope you like it. And I hope Writing Your Novel will help you succeed as an author.


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September 26, 2015 · 6:52 pm

FREE Serial Novel/Novella

Blue werewolf Brighter wmoon 7This past year has been extremely busy. I’m back to reviewing restaurants for my local newspaper, which means making appointments, actually showing up, sampling the different items, writing the article, and submitting it to my editor. I’m still leading writing workshops, altho I’m limiting them to once a month; I’m still Gen Mgr for L. Cooper Press, a service for writers who wish to be independent, still a writing coach and speaker for writing organizations, and of course, I’m trying to get my own work written.

I’ve started three different books/novels in addition to Writing Your Novel, and while I love all three, there’s one I’m drawn to more than the others. While I’m primarily a mystery/suspense author, I loved working on my paranormal, The House on Serpent Lake. So I like my idea about a werewolf in modern times. Not the Twilight-style shifter, but the old-fashioned murderous beast.

I’m not sure yet if it’ll be a full-length novel or novella, but I’m thinking of sharing it, whatever it turns out to be. If I do, I’ll post one section at a time.

So far I don’t have a title. I tentatively named it Death Howl, but I’m not sure it will stick. The name sounds a bit campy, but I suppose a hellish beast in today’s world may be campy – at least to some.

I may post the first installment tomorrow – or later this evening, depending on whether or not I go through the first chapter again, looking, always checking for typos, awkward sentences, always trying to appease that editor who sits on my right shoulder. I’ve never before posted my work without having an editor check it, no matter how many times I had edited. And I constantly do – again and again. What’s maddening, I always find something new to change/revise.

But not this time. This time will be an experiment. I’d like to see if anyone’s interested in a story like this one, and if so, if I can write the thing without anyone losing interest – including me.

Have a good title? Spotted a typo or something that needs smoothing? Let me know. I’d love to hear from you.



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Launching Soon!

WN White w1 & Border 400WRITING YOUR NOVEL: From Idea to Outline, to Plotting Your Way Through the 3-Act Structure Book 1

Have a great idea for a novel, but don’t know how/where to begin?

Never Fear. Writing Your Novel will help you!

A simple, step by step method for building a successful storyline from your basic idea. Designed for the busy lifestyle, it’s simple enough to read in one sitting, yet powerful enough to demonstrate the mysteries of the modern story structure.

I explain story structure and demonstrate plot points, although I call them Stepping Stones because, when used correctly, they guide you through the maze of modern story structure.

As a Bonus, I’ve included how I used the Stepping Stones to build my novel, Ten Times Guilty!

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Smashwords: Coming Soon!


September 5, 2015 · 4:17 pm

Trump Presidency – What’s Your Opinion?


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Free Paranormal This Weekend!

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An abandoned house on a north woods lake, dreams of a lover from another time.
Lindsay wants the hundred-year-old home to heal her troubled marriage, something unseen in the house wants her.




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