THE LIFE OF AN AUTHOR: More To It Than You Might Think

In the winter of 2013 I began to write. Being home most of the time, I needed an outlet, preferably creative. I remembered a few years back when, as a practicing psychic, I had put my shingle out on one of the idyllic islands off the coast of B.C.  I offered holographic, past life readings […]

EXCERPT FROM MY NEW NOVEL, “MORNING SONG”

FROM CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT, Kathryn at her therapist’s office: Kathryn told her, calmly and in a very detached voice, about Eric leaving. She told Heidi everything she knew about his assignment, which wasn’t much, but was more than she’d told anyone else. Heidi went silent after Kath stopped talking for a minute or two. She looked […]

VANAYSSA SOMERS BOOKS

Click here to see: My Books on Amazon To see My Books on Solstice Publishing website   A woman’s journey to healing from violent crime through the love of a good man   Three short stories of love and passion: Love, Food and Heaven/The Love Potion/First Love: Born of Fire   Pagan Flames and The Boy Scout: […]

O BEAUTIFUL EM DASH (to be sung to the tune Olympia and with gusto)

FB often has posts about writers and what strange people we can be, how differently our brains are from more sensible folk. It’s true, I’ve noticed, that writing about paranormal fantasy romance, fairy love stories, wizards and shapeshifting, ( not to mention hot sex) tends to go along with other odd behaviors. When I started […]

A HAUNTING LITTLE STORY

Just a little FYI for anyone who remembers me complaining about my house and my cell phone both being haunted, a few months ago. Both mysteries have been solved. Like I say, just FYI. A friend suggested I turn my cell phone off when I charge it, and that would clean out any old cookies […]

LOVE THAT NEVER DIES

Who hasn’t stood under a starry sky at least once when they were young and wished upon a star for their soul mate? The search for the love that never dies is inherent in our genes, in the most primitive reaches of our mind and brain. Not to mention, our heart. In our energy field […]

THE JOY of WRITING

Just finished the  almost-final edit of my latest novel, The Boy Scout. As I completed the last read of this very challenging book, a book about human trafficking, a book that made me cry and laugh many times through the process, and left me in a wallow of tears last night as I finished the […]

THE LOVE POTION

Tomorrow my short story The Love Potion is released on Amazon by Solstice Publishing. Link to follow! Here’s the cover picture though: Ain’t it cute? Guess what…there’s a letter involved. Turns out to be a red-letter day for someone special! This story is also to be found in Solstice Publishing’s A Winter Holiday Anthology, and […]

CHRISTMAS AT SOLSTICE PUBLISHING…

A Winter Holiday Celebration   Solstice Publishing proudly presents these offerings from our extremely talented authors. Each has created an upbeat story celebrating holidays all around the world. And those authors themselves are an international group. Settle in and discover these fabulous tales about many holidays coming to all countries, all nationalities.   https://youtu.be/9Hzyad5sG24

WHO PLANS A HEROINE’S WEDDING?

Well, I have a book about two thirds finished and the heroine is marrying the King of Fairies. Problem: who plans the wedding? This did not occur to me when I decided to get them married in the book. I need to hire a wedding planner. Something new to deal with in the Writing Life. So […]