Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Canada- Happy Birthday Canada

My Canada

I live in beauty
A country so wide
People who care
For each other
Is our pride
When I visit places
In this country
So vast and open
I am thankful
For freedom to speak
Freedom to learn
And freedom to live
In harmony and joy
For my country
Is Canada
The colour of acceptance
All creeds, all colours, 
All orientations
We are on under the flag
Of the maple leaf
We wear with pride.
©Sheilagh Lee 
 June 28, 2014

♡ Happy 147th Birthday Canada! 
July 1st, 2014

This video was made a few years ago by some of my hometown people the song is 'Canadian Please'. I love this video.

Song & video produced by

Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie

Monday, June 23, 2014

New cover for upcoming e-book, A Diller A Dollar a Really Dead Scholar

New cover for upcoming e-book  

A Diller a Dollar a Really Dead Scholar

Lily Kelly, her adopted daughter Rose Brooksfield, her Great-Grandma Katha, and Amelia try to get over their trauma at the hands of a serial killer. Rose tries to overcome the whispers and innuendoes at school by joining in on school events, such as basketball and choir. Rose and her friend Carol arrive early to school to participate in choir only to find the choir teacher; Mr. Scholar has been brutally murdered. Rose collapses and is brought to hospital and Lily learns more than she wants to know about Alexander Scholar as she’s drawn into the investigation. Now Lily must help Emmett, and his new partner Kendall Owens, find the killer before he or she, threatens the Kelly clan yet again.

This is the old cover 

It wasn't how I envisioned  the cover it but it held the place until I designed this one drawing the heart and the instrument impaling to look like either a pen or knife.

and drum roll the new cover reveal...

Here's a clip my WIP (From Book 2 of The Kelly Clan Books

- A Diller A Dollar A Really Dead Scholar~~ starting with line

 7 of page 7 of the fifth editing pass (which is in progress) 

and including 7 lines. I added a little more so it would make sense.

“Carol he’s dead,” Rose indicated.

“I appreciate your dad is dead and we are sad, but why bring that up now Rose?” Carol retorted exasperated. 
“Mr. Scholar is here.”
“I don’t see him.”
That’s because he’s behind the desk. He’s dead,” Rose replied in a whisper.
“What did he have a heart attack or something? He’s awful young for that, but I understand lots of people have sudden heart attacks,” rambled Carol.
“Carol can you be quiet?”
“Well good grief, blame me like that! It’s not my fault the guy decided to have a heart attack!”
“He didn’t have a heart attack, someone has killed him and I think they took his heart.”
“Don’t joke around Rose. It isn’t funny.”
“I’m not joking.”
“Oh my God and we’re still in this room alone. The killer could come back and get us; if he isn’t in here all ready. I want my mother!” wailed Carol. She then dialled her mother on her cell phone and got no answer and wailed some more. 

And from page 77 

“While you’re thinking about it, think about this I have been married. My wife died.”
Katha reached out towards Emmett and patted his hands in sympathy, and then said, “I’m sorry Emmett.”
“You move forward, but you never forget. You carve a piece out for them, to remember them and then you can find new love. At least that’s what I’m told. I’m trying to balance that and move on with Lily.”
“Don’t hurt Lily. Thanks for the advice, Emmett. I will think on Terrence’s proposal and weigh all you’ve told me before making a decision. In the meantime, I’ve something to ask you.”
Should a policeman being saying that?” laughed Katha, “Seriously though I’ve decided to run for mayor. Could you be at my side in an hour, while I announce that I’m running for mayor?”
“You’re running for mayor?” Emmett asked shocked.
“Someone’s got to be the Mayor and replace dear, dead Horace. Why shouldn’t it be me?”
“Sounds good to me. You’ll have my vote,” Emmett answered.


A Diller a Dollar A Really Dead Scholar  coming soon

Thursday, June 5, 2014

D-Day Remembered-poem and story

    D-Day Remembered                                    

70 Years Ago- 

June 6, 1944

(this pic my uncle and some other soldiers not sure date.)

D-Day Remembered

Juno beach proud men
Brave strong fearless
Bonded for life
No grumbling,
Though it wasn’t painless
Memories haunting them still

Juno Beach, a watery grave
Boats destroyed, ninety landing craft in all
Men loaded down with equipment
Their bodies some sank
Memories haunting them still

Bodies floating on water
As surviving troops advanced
Stretched across the fifty mile shore
Bodies strewn across the beach
Looking on in horror
Memories haunting them still

As they thought
Poor men, poor devils
And guiltily thought
Thank God, it’s not me
Memories haunting them still

Parachutists falling and failing
As the surf broke the coast
Many missing targets
And drowning in fields
Memories haunting them still

Gliders aborting others
Shot on the way down
Crawling out of wreckage
To soldier on, doing duty
Memories haunting them still

Taken captive by enemy
Prisoners in this stage
In this passage of time
No balm to the recollections
Memories haunting them still

Those that survived
Remember those comrades
 They lost that day
As time lingers on
Memories haunting them still

Those who gave their all
For King and country
We remember but also
Those that suffered
Memories haunting them still

We thank them for
Making our country
Whole and safe
From tyranny and strife
Even as memories haunting them still

We thank them for
Fighting the good fight
For making Canada, remarkable
As citizens who care
We thank them still

©Sheilagh Lee  June 5, 2014

On Juno Beach

        The old man stood on the beach tears in his eyes, as he thought of the past it rolled back in his mind like he was there again.

“I don’t want to do this,” he cried as a young soldier.
 “Look around you what do you see? Bodies of good men who gave their lives; so we could continue the fight. We need to take this beach, the whole world counts on it. Besides they’d never think we’d come across in this weather.”
“Those paratroopers missed their targets, as did our R-boats. This is a disaster.”
“It’s not for you to say. We’re the 9th Canadian infantry brigade, we can take them. Join me, jump into the water and start swimming to the shore. Let’s do this,” Sarge answered.

     The boy soldier jumped into the choppy cold sea, swimming past dead soldiers, cannon fire and explosions exploding around him in the water.  He marched on past more bodies, past exploding shells, until late in the afternoon when they advanced on Carpiquet Airport. Low on ammunition they dug in for a night, that lasted a month, while bodies still fell around him.   

    The old man pulled himself back from the memories wiping his eyes, he looked towards the memorial. Seventy years ago passed since that fifteen year old boy fought and Sarge had died. Those dying boys, men and survivors were owed a duty. He would be there for the memorial every year to honour them, until he couldn’t  do anymore.
©Sheilagh Lee  June 5, 2014

My Writing Process: A Blog Tour

My Writing Process: A Blog Tour

      I was asked to participate in the "Writer's Process Blog Tour" by a wonderful friend, my birthday twin (and #1 bestselling author!) Robert “Sharky” Pruneda,

visit his Amazon page

Robert Pruneda is best selling author of the Amazon Kindle bestselling horror novel Devil's Nightmare and contemporary family motor sports drama Pursuit of a Dream (Victory Lane: The Chronicles). He lives in south Texas and has called the Lone Star State his home all of his life. Robert Pruneda is also very active in social media and an avid gamer who can often be found fighting side-by-side with his friends on his favorite first-person shooter . . . but he prefers survival horror.

So, what exactly is The Writing Process Blog Tour? It’s pretty straightforward and simple actually. Each author who is invited to participate in the blog tour answers four questions about the writing process. The author then introduces three other authors. The idea is to help readers discover other authors that they may not have known about otherwise.

1.) What Am I Working On?

I recently completed a novel Dreams can Kill and it is now available Amazon #Kindle and Smashwords #Kobo

   Searching to retrieve memories Sharron Alexander, (recovering from a bullet wound to the head) does not know who to trust. As she struggles to recover her assailant’s identity, the assailant plays cat and mouse with her searching to retrieve something else she doesn’t recall. Sharron must fight and remember or she will find out Dreams can Kill.

I am also working on several other things...

i) I am working on the sequel to A Penny Saved a Murder Earned called A Diller a Dollar a Really Dead Scholar

     Lily Kelly, her adopted daughter Rose Brooksfield, her Great-Grandma Katha, and Amelia try to get over their trauma at the hands of a serial killer. Rose tries to overcome the whispers and innuendoes at school by joining in on school events such as basketball and choir. Rose and her friend Carol arrive early to school to participate in choir only to find the choir teacher; Mr. Scholar has been brutally murdered. Rose collapses and is brought to hospital and Lily learns more than she wants to know about Alexander Scholar as she’s drawn into the investigation. Now Lily must help Emmett, and his new partner Kendall Owens, find the killer before he or she, threaten Kelly clan yet again. This book expected out late 2014.

ii.) I am also working on a murder, mystery, paranormal book tentatively called
Third Eye

    Mary Katherine Kendall survived a horrific sinking of the ferry the Victoria on May twenty fourth, 1881 in London, Ontario only to fight back for her health and to find she now sees ghosts. Katherine must now accept the changes in her life. Katherine meets a handsome policeman as ghosts seek her help to solve their problems and murders, and she seeks to hide her abilities from all lest she be judged insane. This book expected out 2018

iii) I am working hard on an idea for a follow up to a diller a dollar which I am outlining before beginning expected out 2015.

2.) How does my work differ from others in the same genre?

I tend to write focus on feelings and have a lot of dialogue. I try to make my readers feel exactly as the characters feel. I know when I read a book the books I have enjoyed the most I have felt like I was right there with the character. If the reader then is anxious to turn that page and find out what will happen next then I have done my job.

3.) Why do I write what I do?
   I feel the need to write stories. I grew up with a grandmother who told stories, a father who told me folklore and war stories, and a mother and siblings who loved to tell a good story. It feels like breathing to create stories. They come to me when I’m at rest, when I’m watching others, when I go to bed at night they whisper to me until I tell the story, or at least outline them. 

4.) How does my writing process work?

   An idea or germ of a story will come to me.  I’ll write small details down about it then I may do some research details to get it started. I’ll write a chapter or two and sometimes set it aside to get some more research /and/ or ideas. I’ll outline the story and then let the story muse take it from there as sometimes that plan may take a fork in the story that just comes to me. I then rework that idea into the story so it all connects. I also write a short story, or two a week to keep the ideas coming. 

The things I always plan are:
i.) How the story will end and how it connects to the rest of the story. You can’t just let something happen out of the blue. If you’ve changed something you have to go back read through and make sure the entire story connects.
ii.) Some kind of conflict for the protagonist that makes you care about, that the reader will care about.
iii.) Someone who can support the protagonist.
iiii.) Happy endings, (yes, I tend to write that way) but don’t always count on a happy ending staying that way.
iiiii.) When I’m writing my series I want my characters to grow and become even more likeable or not likeable.
iiiiii) I'm sure you've heard the old saying 'The devil is in the details'  if a writer writes something minor like eye color, hair color and key names incorrectly the reader will catch it. so I try very hard to keep that from happening by keeping a bible of details especially for my series books.

The hardest part about writing? Taking apart what you've written and editing and then editing some more. It doesn't end when you publish either, you then must market the book and find people to review the book. The real pleasure for me? Knowing someone has read that book and enjoyed it. 

Thank you for taking the time to read about my writing process. So enough about me, here are two other writers you should read about.

1.) Jack D. Albrecht Jr.   on twitter 
Jack D. Albrecht Jr.
Two time  #1 Best-Selling author of Osric's Wand series 
Amazon page

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2.) Nicole Pyles    on twitter      
visit her blog    Nicole Pyles

Author of Underneath My Clothes, I am Naked Too - an incredible book of poetry.

Available for Purchase on Amazon

view her writing habits

Monday, June 2, 2014

Birthday Writer "Twin' Big E-Books & Book #Giveaway #WINNERS

Thank you all for entering our contest and making our birthdays special. Congratulations to all our winners!!! Drum roll and the
winners are...

For the autographed paperback  Devil's Nightmare(Canada and US only) and 10 winners of this ebook 

Product Details 

Go to Sharky's blog to find the answer (check because some lucky people won both of our e-books) and congratulations  

The 5 people that won  1 free e-book version of each of Love’s Labours Won & sequels are listed here...

1.)Alice Quinn               
2.)Jai Gagne                       
 3.)Janet Pluchinsky (please contact me as your email doesn't work at

4.)Kristen Perry (please contact me as your email doesn't work at

5.)Leigh Francis

        Please check your email for details   if for some reason you are unable to obtain the ebook in kindle please let me know at 

lilybrooksfield@ gmail .com and I would be happy to send a copy to you.                                                   

6 additional people won 1 free e-book version each of A Penny Saved a Murder Earned  & (companion or stand alone novella) A Stitch in Time

They are 
1.)Jai Gagne
2,) Deb LeFaivre
3.)Janet Pluchinsky
 4.)Julia Wicker
5.)Maureen Coughlin  
                    6.)  Olivia Byrd 

   please check your email for details       
5 others won 1 free e-book version of Dreams can Kill

1.)Chris Burke                
2.)Colin Quirke
3.)Elliot Waugh 
4.)Julia Wicker 
5.)Lavender Smith          

  Please check your email for details  Thank you all again for participating. please collect your prizes by June 30th, 2014 or prizes become null and void