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Still here and scribbling

January 28, 2019 Leave a comment

Wow. 2018, y’all. I thought 2016 kicked my ass, then that 2017 was an even bigger bully.

Until 2018 rolled around.

Pretty sure some of the past year will scar, but hey, it makes a body interesting, right?

I’m kind of amazed we made it through 2018, personally and politically. I’m kind of impressed that we’re not actually in a post-apocalyptic hellscape. Well, not yet, at least.

So yeah, I’m not dead, though if you’re not following me on Facebook, that might be kind of a shock. I’ve been remiss in addressing the blog for a multitude of reasons, but here’s the kickoff entry for 2019. (It’s still January, and that still counts as the beginning of the year, damnit.)

With 2019 upon us, I thought I’d let you know some important writer-type stuff, like what I’ve got out for you to grab if you haven’t already (and if you have, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!), where you can find me, and some super-cool things I’m working on.

First, I have stories you can purchase!

In print! And digital, if that’s your thing. (I certainly won’t get all high and mighty about digital books. I have more than my fair share of digital and audiobooks, and if you saw my book shelves, you’d understand why.)

Caitlin Kelley is the Regional Monster Hunter for the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and one of the new Templars.

They are the first line of defense against the things that go bump in the night. 

They are the keepers of a centuries-old legacy of The Church defending the world against the forces of darkness.

They are a bunch of highly armed rednecks, internet video celebrities, soccer moms, and assorted broken nutjobs.

They are the new Templars, and this one has more issues than National Geographic.

and the only thing standing between her and the vacation she desperately needs is monster asses that need kicking.

Caitlin Kelley Monster Hunter Book 1 - Theresa Glover

Caitlin Kelley – Monster Hunter: A New Templars Novella

Who let the dogs out, indeed?!?

All Caitlin Kelley wanted was a chance to relax in New Orleans. Is that too much to ask?

Obviously so. Between the strange man/not man/something she chased through the airport and the monster terrorizing the French Quarter, this vacation is anything but Easy, Big or otherwise. Throw in her wisecracking companion Marty, a shadowy government agency that’s probably either in league with the bad guys or is even worse than the bad guys, and a creature roaming the streets of New Orleans that may or may not be straight out of the pages of Thor, and this novella is jam-packed with action, innuendo, and ass-kicking!

First in the series




A Touch Too Much: A New Templar Knights Novella (Caitlin Kelley: Monster Hunter Book 2)

A Touch Too Much - Caitlin Kelley Monster Hunter Book 2 - Theresa Glover

She’s crushing on a nun.

There’s a hydra in the French Quarter.

And a giant gorilla just stole her underwear.

This is not Caitlin Kelley’s best day. Much to her chagrin, it’s not her worst day, either. The newly-minted official Monster Hunter for New Orleans just wanted to drink a few (okay, many) hurricanes, eat more beignets than should be humanly possible, and otherwise enjoy her New Orleans vacation. Instead, she’s found herself relocating to The Big Easy, dealing with cops and federal agents, hunting down a walking nightmare, and representing all of humanity in a supernatural conference to determine the fate of the world.

And did I mention she has the ultimate in unrequited crushes – a nun?

Second in the series




And Book 3? It’s in the works, and anticipated sometime this year. 🙂

Set in the popular Bubba the Monster Hunter universe, the New Templar Knights novellas are comedic horror/urban fantasy tales of ordinary men and women battling to keep the world safe against the things that go bump in the night, often trying to balance normal lives with extraordinary side gigs. Fans of Bubba, Mason Dixon Monster Hunter, and the Monster Hunter Mom Jess Friedman will enjoy Caitlin Kelley’s hilarious adventures.

Check out the full world here, including Bubba, the one that started them all, and the full expanded universe:


Where am I going in 2019?

I’m already knee-deep in convention planning – and have already been to one this year!

The next one I’m attending is Con-Tagion, a one day convention for creatives that happens February 9th in Charlotte, NC. Check it out here:

I’m also planning to attend the SC Comicon in March, ConCarolinas in June, HeroesCon in June, Congregate in July, and DragonCon in August. Hopefully, I’ll see you there and get a chance to say “hey” in person! I’ll be selling books at most of them, even if not “officially,” and I’ll be glad to sign them, too!


More Interesting Stuff I’m Doing:

There are a couple of cool things I’m working on that you should check out, especially if you, too, are a writer. I’m part of the team that is Author Essentials and Author Essentials Workshops, which creates workshops and resources for writers. We put out a monthly newsletter with tips, insights and writerly motivation, and right now, we have our Paths to Publication workshop featuring John Hartness ready to purchase. It’s informational and entertaining, and a resource you need in your life if you’re trying to decide what your next step is for your finished manuscript. Other workshops will be coming along soon, including one on Evernote, and a mini workshop on writing query letters. It’s always free to join the community and stay informed, so check it out.

Stay tuned for more updates (including an actual newsletter, and a revamp of the website)!

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