Writers hear voices. That may sound odd to some people, but it’s true.
While working on my sequel to Pennies from Burger Heaven, a new character came to mind – a teen runaway named Jasmine. She looks like Alice in Wonderland, but she’s a broken girl. Her life collides with Copper Daniels – my ghetto Nancy Drew heroine from Pennies, and the combination spells trouble for everyone around them.
Jasmine and Copper haunted my thoughts so much so that they compelled me to write their story. The timing was perfect, too. My blog is celebrating its third anniversary! As a thank you to my loyal readers, I wrote this special gift just for you:
Stars Among the Dead by SkipJack Publishing.
Stars Among the Dead is a novella, set nine months before Pennies from Burger Heaven. It’s a fast-paced read (90+ pages) that someone told me both warmed and broke their heart.
A Dark Life
Copper Daniels says, “Me and Mama inch our way into the dark room. Shadows of bodies lie on dirty mattresses on the floor, or stretched across the bare boards themselves. People moan like they’re in pain. Every step feels rocky ‘cause we’re walking on human trash.”
Stars Among the Dead
Living on the streets is hard enough, so when Copper Daniels’ mama drags them from their cemetery home in the middle of the night, the eleven-year-old knows they’re in big trouble. The two clash over this so-called secret mission to help an unreliable friend. Unfortunately, Copper can’t seem to protect her mama from herself, and by the time they discover the first dead body, it’s too late. They’re running from a killer, and Copper isn’t sure they’ll make it out alive.
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To receive a free copy of Stars Among the Dead, sign up for my email list. You’ll receive the novella in your inbox right away. I only email once or twice a month, so I’m not spammy. Plus, you can unsubscribe at any time.
If you read my short story, A Cemetery Plot Worth of Love, please note that it is now chapter one of Stars Among the Dead. I don’t want folks to email me upset, “Dude! I read this already.” Stars tells the rest of the story, after Copper and her mama leave the cemetery that fateful night …
I hope you enjoy this Copper-Daniels novella, as much as I loved writing it. Now, back to work on the sequel to Pennies….
What do you think of the premise for my new Copper-Daniels’ novella, Stars Among the Dead?
Please leave comment. Let’s talk.
Pick up your FREE copy today of the mystery, The Moon Rises at Dawn (SkipJack Publishing). Read, enjoy, repeat.
Wow- Thank you so much Marcy, I am so excited to read this. You’ve made my day. You know how much Pennies meant to me, so this is extra sweet. Happy belated Mother’s Day to you. Love & Hugs: Tonya
I’m so luck to have found YOU + a whole host of readers who love Copper Daniels as much as me. I actually thought of you all as I pressed PUBLISH! Please leave an honest review when you’re done! Thank you so much!
I promise to leave you an honest review. I’m so super excited. Thank you again & for Cooper Daniels.
My pleasure, Tonya.
Marcy, I love this story! As always, I am captivated by Copper and her story.
That makes me SO happy, Bobbye. Many thanks.
I got it downloaded and will read it.
I know I’m going to love it!!!
YAY, Lujain! I’m so happy that you’re excited about my novella. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts…
Molly Mason Harding
Marcy, Your timing is perfect. I am going on a vacation and this will be the first thing I read. If it is anything like Pennies I will love it, not want it to end and then want to start your next book as soon as I finish.
Molly I started it this morning and I’m loving it. It’s as fantastic as Pennies In Burger Heaven. Enjoy. This one has me on the edge of my seat. Be safe on your travels.
I like your thinking, Molly. Can’t wait to hear what you think about Stars!
Proud of you, hon.
Thanks, Mom! 🙂
Marcy- wow I’m loving this book. I’ll email you my review when I finish it and post it on Goodreads & Amazon. You are a very gifted writer. This book is phenomenal
You’ve made my day, Tonya. Jasmine just sort of wrangled my heart and I had to write about her. Thanks always opening your heart to my stories. I appreciate you!