Friday, November 2, 2012

New Cover, New Title and Forest Bathing :)

* I'd like to present the cover for book 3 in The Fairy Circle Series: FAIRY CHANGELING (formerly FAIRY ROUNDABOUT). The title change came about during Hurricane Sandy when Cyndi Stanton and I decided *roundabout* just brings cars to mind and that's not very romantic now, is it. *In other news, my friend (let's call him Sean) told me about something very cool yesterday: Forest Bathing. Forest bathing, or Shinrinyoku, a Japanese term, is the practice of going out into the forest and soaking up the essence of nature to reduce stress. Super cool. :D Here, read this: Now, I'm off to tie up loose ends in CHANGELING. Thank you, Cyndi!! :D Thank you, Sean :o) Have a wonderful weekend. :D

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ghost Hunting Update.

Hey Lovely Pink, thank you for asking about the ghost hunt at Scratchy Lady Bridge My official sounding name for Emily’s covered bridge in Stowe, VT.) I answered this question for you on FB just five minutes ago but the FB poltergeists froze Facebook juuuuuust when I was finishing up the second paragraph and I lost it all. !!@$##@&*!
We went hunting on June 17, 2012, an absolutely gorgeous summery day that Dawn Gray and I won’t soon forget. Dawn has already posted her pictures, with notes, and she has also posted the Youtube video which others have remarked on: flashes that are speedy bugs passing by, and incredibly fast flashes that aren’t bugs.
I was taking pictures with Dawn’s camera and with my cell phone. While using Dawn’s camera it *sparked* twice. I asked her if that was normal and she said, ‘hell, no.’ The first time I heard it and saw brightness, the second time I saw sparks with my left eye.
When I was taking pictures with my cell phone it stopped working after about 50 pictures and there was a message on the screen: Insert SD Card. The phone was very new at the time. I hadn’t had any trouble with it whatsoever and since I didn’t know its mechanics very well, I assumed I had hit my picture taking limit. I wanted to delete some photos and take more, but it wouldn’t let me off the advisory screen. I called Verizon a few days later and they said I didn’t need to insert an SD card – the phone already came with one and since I took any pictures at all, the card was indeed in the camera. They had me take the phone apart, find the SD card, pop it out and put it back in. VOILA! The camera works and I’ve taken several pictures since then. THAT was weird!
Dawn got pinched, but not hard enough for us to document it, damn it. And the batteries ran out far too soon on my cell, and on Dawn’s voice recorder.
I haven’t posted my stills yet, Dawn is shaking her head at me. I haven’t found anything on my stills but more beautiful bridge, lush foliage, and twinkling stream. And that’s my report. ;o) xo

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Well, my lovely Dawn Gray and I (Johanna Pontes Frappier) are going to Stowe, Vermont this weekend to our first paranormal research jaunt as A TEAM. She will be Face and I will be B.A. ^.^ We will be checking out the formidable Scratchy Lady Bridge. The lady at the bridge is reputed to be a real badass, doesn't like women, and often scratches them. The real name of the bridge eludes me; let's go to facebook and ask ...Dawn....Dawn....Dawn....


Here's a new giveaway, WOOD SPIRIT, is waiting for you to take possession of it. LOL.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Signed FAIRY CIRCLE Winners

Goodreads has released the names of the winners of signed copies of FAIRY CIRCLE. Congratulations to: Michele from Memphis, TN ♥ Pamela from Pittsburgh, PA ♥ and Daleine from Wendover, UT ♥ Michele, I love gorgeous Memphis, Daleine - I just went through Utah and got the most incredible pictures, and Pamela, I once got lost in Pittsburgh and got so frightened it still inspires my terror-filled tales today! A warm welcome to all of you and thanks for entering. ^.^ Your books will be shipped today. * The giveaway was so much fun that I'd like to do it again and this time with WOOD SPIRIT :D Details coming soon....! !!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Well, I'm SUPER excited - I'm giving away 3 signed copies of FAIRY CIRCLE through Goodreads, and they make it look so good! Thank you, Goodreads. xoxo :D This one is for U.S. residents. When I'm Stephen King rich we'll run a worldwide contest, how bout that? :D :D :D