Stuff, New Suspenseful Stories, and ROW80

I’ve had a busy last couple of weeks, and so have my friends! I have a couple of cool new releases to share, but first a couple other things to note.

One, I’m being interviewed today on my friend Jim Winter’s blog about my latest release, Hangar 18: Legacy. Please stop by and ask me a question – or heck, just say hi – so Jim doesn’t feel lonely!

Two, I’ve decided it’s time to change my tagline here at Making the Mundane Magical just doesn’t seem to fit as well as I thought it would. There’s plenty of weird stuff here, but it’s not really magical. More like marching to the beat of a different drummer. Only I don’t march. I don’t dance either, except for chair-dancing. I’m sure my coworkers think I’m weird when they see me headbanging or grooving to some awesome Front Line Assembly, but they’re weird in their own ways, too. So just a little change: from here out, we’ll be Chair-dancing to a Different Beat. Sometimes in 5/4 time!

And now, we have new releases for WANA Wednesday!

Forever RoadFirst up is Forever Road by Catie Rhodes, where seeing ghosts is rough, but owing a ghost a favor flat out sucks, as main character Peri Jean says:

“My name’s Peri Jean Mace, and I’ve seen ghosts ever since I can remember. Don’t get too excited. Seeing across the veil branded me as a loony during my growing up years, and I learned to keep my yap shut about it.

Now I’m not sure I can anymore.

See, my cousin up and got herself killed the very same day I promised her a favor.  Now she’s back in spirit form and determined to make me pay. If I don’t solve her murder, she’s going to haunt me forever. Talk about the debt collector from hell.

That’s not my only problem. An obnoxiously hot cop wants to arrest my best friend for the murder.  My bigmouthed archenemy holds a clue to the killer’s identity. And there’s this mean—and ugly—woman who wants to beat me up.

None of this can turn out good.”

For more info and buy links, see Catie’s website.

tin_godsAlso new this week is Tin Gods by Stacy Green. Tin Gods is the story of Jaymee Ballard, who, trapped by poverty and without many allies,  is determined to reunite with the daughter she believes was stolen from her. But when the one person willing to help Jaymee ends up murdered in one of the historic mansions in Roselea, Mississippi, she realizes the secret of her past has come back to haunt her.

Now any hope Jaymee has of making things right rests in a man she barely knows and is afraid to trust, a man with his own demons to fight. Up against years of deception, they rush to identify the killer before the evidence–and Jaymee’s daughter–are lost.

For more info and buy links, see Stacy’s website.

The giveaway has ended. Thanks for your interest!

And now a quick ROW80 update: The website design was given a go, so I’m scrambling to get a home page and contact page up for them ASAP. I’ve also managed to get 600 words in on my short story, so that’s going well, and got some time in on the treadmill, too. Although yesterday,we had some fantastic weather, so I took the Harley out for a cruise instead. All in all, the week’s off to a good start!

Have you stopped by Jim Winter’s blog? What do you think of “Chair-dancing to a Different Beat?” Have you picked up Forever Road or Tin Gods yet? And if you’re doing ROW80 (or even if you’re not), how’s your week going so far? I’d love to hear from you!


Jennette Marie Powell writes stories about ordinary people in ordinary places, who do extraordinary things and learn that those ordinary places are anything but. In her Saturn Society novels, unwilling time travelers do what they must to make things right... and change more than they expect. You can find her books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, iTunes, and more.

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  1. Jennette, I love your new tagline. It’s so catchy and it makes me smile. 🙂 Have you redesigned your website since I visited last? It’s so bright and I totally love the colors! I haven’t had a chance to read either book yet, but they are on my TBR pile awaiting my attention. Now, Im off to Jim’s blog….

  2. Thanks, Sheila! I put up a real home page back in September and a book cover slideshow widget, but otherwise, it’s the same design. 🙂

  3. I like chair-dancing to a different beat. It’s fresh and different. We all need a change now and then, like a new hair style or color.

    I hope you get to enjoy the Harley a little more in the days to come!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  4. You’re welcome, Catie! I’m looking forward to reading it. And thanks on the tagline, too!

    Thanks, Patricia! We have rain coming in, so no riding in the immediate future, but maybe next week!

  5. Jennette, I think you made the mundane magical with your histories of places and people in Dayton, including Hangar 18. That said, change is good, and I like Chair-Dancing to a Different Beat. Thnaks for introducing me to TIN GODS and FOREVER ROAD.

  6. Hey, folks! I was privileged to receive an advanced copy of each of these books and they are great! I loved both Catie’s protagonist, Peri Jean (the one who sees ghosts but wishes she didn’t) and Stacy’s Jaymee in Tin God.

    Love the tagline Jennette. Took me a minute to figure out what chair-dancing is (stop laughing, people; it’s not nice to make fun of the elderly!), but once I did, I could visualize you rockin’ away, tappin’ your feet, snappin’ your fingers… Okay, I’ll stop now. 🙂

  7. LOL Coleen – I do too!

    Pat, thanks! Hope you enjoy reading if you pick these up.

    LOL Kassandra – it was either that or headbanging, and I thought chair-dancing was better. Glad to hear about the books – they both look really good!

  8. I’m reading Forever Road at the moment. I’m enjoying it so far and looking forward to reading Tin God also.

  9. Nancy, I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying it! I’m looking forward to reading these, too.

    Marcy and Maria, thanks!

  10. That’s a cool new longline! Loved the interview. Looking forward to reading your new works. I haven’t read Caties or Stacy’s books yet, but both sound wonderful. I need to add them to my TBR list.

    Going to an R?W.A. Conf tomorrow’s in Brea, CA to hear James Scott Bell speak and hang out with some of the Wanas!
    Have a good weekend!

  11. Thanks Lynn! Hope you had a good time at RWA – none of the WANAs live near me, so I’m envious!