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(Gratuitous book advertisement post. Sorry.)

BOOK 1

TALES FROM THE TWISTED LIBRA CEMETERY: LIFE AFTER DEATH

Welcome to The Twisted Libra Cemetery: where there is always LIFE AFTER DEATH! Are you ready? Take a trip among the tombstones with your wicked host, the one and only Madam Mortis! She has 13 twisted tales for you tonight, so enter the gates if you dare! But…will she let you leave before sunrise? Or will you become a permanent resident in her graveyard? Once those gates slam shut, there is no turning back! Only the bravest souls will make it to the end! You’ve never experienced a cemetery quite like this!

PURCHASE HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Twisted-Libra-Cemetery-After/dp/0578332639/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

BOOK 2

TALES FROM THE TWISTED LIBRA CEMETERY: STRANGE AND UNUSUAL

Welcome back to the Twisted Libra Cemetery! Take another trip through the tombstones with Madam Mortis! She has 13 new terrifying tales for you to enjoy! This time, delve into the oddities of humanity. Learn about the Strange and Unusual things that go on before your very eyes, yet are often unnoticed. Ghosts aren’t the only things to be afraid of. Join Madam Mortis at the cemetery gates. Terror awaits!

PURCHASE HERE: https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Twisted-Libra-Cemetery-Strange/dp/0578332647/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

BOOK 3

TALES FROM THE TWISTED LIBRA CEMETERY: ???????

COMING OCTOBER 2022!

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IF YOU READ A COPY, PLEASE CONSIDER LEAVING ME A REVIEW.

Until next time…

Book 2 is live! (and Book 1 is on sale!)

Alright, my lovelies, the day has come! Book 2 of the Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery series is live now on Amazon! Check out the cover:

The book is called Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery: Strange and Unusual. The paperback is available now, and the Kindle ebook will be available August 6. As with the first book, I highly recommend the paperback. The ebook just doesn’t have the same presentation, it loses some of the cool fonts, and the spacing tends to get wonky at times. All are elements beyond my control. I want you to enjoy these books the way I originally wrote them, so if you are able, please go with the paperback version.

Here is the description from the Amazon page:

“Welcome back to the Twisted Libra Cemetery! Take another trip through the tombstones with Madam Mortis! She has 13 new terrifying tales for you to enjoy! This time, delve into the oddities of humanity. Learn about the Strange and Unusual things that go on before your very eyes, yet are often unnoticed. Ghosts aren’t the only things to be afraid of. Join Madam Mortis at the cemetery gates. Terror awaits!”

Now, I have had a few people ask, do you have to read these books in order? Technically, no. However, there are references to the first book in this new one that you may not understand if you haven’t read book 1. So, do yourself a solid and grab both books. Read them in order. Tell your friends. Post about them on your socials. Leave a review. Actually, if you don’t do anything else, just leave a review. Those help more than you think. Also, and this is pretty important, you can currently get book 1 at a discount! Yup! In prep for book 2 going live, the price on book 1 has been dropped for a limited time! Money is tight these days, I know, so now you can get both books for a better price.

So, book 1 is now cheaper and book 2 is finally available! Thank you all for your continued support! I look forward to bringing you book 3! In the meantime, you can get your copies of Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery here: https://www.amazon.com/author/the_twisted_libra

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Now, venture forth into a copy of Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery! Madam Mortis is waiting for you! Until next time…

Happiness found…

“The cemetery is an open space among the ruins, covered in winter with violets and daisies. It might make one in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place.”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley

I ventured beyond my own cemetery walls today to visit one of the beautiful historic cemeteries on my list. I took some pretty incredible pictures, which made my little dark heart happy. The photo you see above is one of the many. You can see several of them over on the Twisted Libra Cemetery Instagram page. Find all my links here: http://www.twistedlibracemetery.com

I find cemeteries to be so peaceful. I have never felt frightened in a cemetery. People scare the hell out of me. The dead? Not so much. Speaking of people…my next book, Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery: Strange and Unusual, will be out soon! Madam Mortis has 13 new terrifying tales about strange people and…others. Who is Madam Mortis, you ask? Well, that tells me you still haven’t read the first book in my series. You don’t *have* to read them in order, but I highly recommend it. Get started now! The first book can be found here (you may even see it discounted, in preparation for Book 2!): https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Twisted-Libra-Cemetery-After/dp/0578332639/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Barring one more paranoid, did-I-miss-any-typos read through, book 2 is ready to go! I promise to make an announcement soon! Book 3 is still on track to be released during spooky season this year, so stay tuned for that as well! There is so much going on in the cemetery lately. I am almost beside myself. Almost. I’m not there. I looked. If you fear missing out on any upcoming news, simply sign up for my newsletter:

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Now, I am off to read painstakingly through my new book so I can release it. I’ll see you in the cemetery! Until next time…

So many cemeteries, so little time…

Your beloved Twisted Libra is just dying to visit another cemetery. (See what I did there?) I have several on my list, so perhaps there is a photography excursion in my near future? The weather shows a chance of rain this weekend, and I feel I get the best pictures on cloudy, gloomy days.

Do you enjoy storms as much as I do? Nothing beats a gray, rainy day in my opinion. It seems to fuel my creativity. The sound of rain is so soothing. I believe the term is pluviophile. Yes, that is exactly how I would describe myself. Unfortunately, today there was no rain in my cemetery. No, it was hotter than forty Hells, so I stayed inside and worked on the next book. I could *potentially* be releasing it the first weekend of August! If you subscribe to my newsletter, you have already seen the cover. (Yes, that’s right. I gave the newsletter subscribers a peek at the cover to thank them for signing up. It’s not too late; if you sign up now, I will send it to you as well.)

Your Libra feels highly inspired in the spookiest of ways. Things are good. Breaking away from social media and focusing on my writing has been incredible. I recommend it to anyone who feels the burn out. Walk away from the time wasting crap and put your precious energy into your own creations.

Before I go, how about a poem? This one may or may not be in Book 3. However, it is copyrighted, so please don’t steal. Share if you will, but do give me credit.

The cemetery, all alone,

A midnight stroll,

Is where he found me.

At first sight of him,

I trembled,

But then there was calm,

A peace I’d never known.

It felt as though,

We were one,

Although we’d just met.

He reached for me,

I did not turn away,

And as he tightened his embrace,

I leaned into him.

His voice was low,

And surprisingly soft,

As he said to me,

“I have found you at last.

You are now mine.”

I closed my eyes,

A sudden chill,

Raced through my body,

As though someone,

Had walked on my grave.

As I opened my eyes again,

The world seemed to fade,

As did he,

Into the night.

It was as if I’d dreamt him,

As though my heart,

And my longing,

Had caused him to be.

 Ⓒ 2021 by The Twisted Libra

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The creative ebb and flow…

This is the type of day that, if it wasn’t hotter than 40 hells outside, I would venture out into the world in search of spooky places to photograph. However, your beloved Twisted Libra doesn’t fair well in boiling heat; since I apparently reside in Satan’s ass crack, I must feed the creative beast from indoors! Poetry it is, then!

(Ahem…)

I fall back into the dark recesses of my mind,

Where I glide down stone hallways bathed in moonlight,

Billowy long curtains cutting through the ebony at the behest of the gentle night breeze.

I am but a specter; floating through the hush of midnight,

Until the soft hum of the witching hour.

Like a mist, I disappear around the corner,

And dissolve into the shadows.

©2022 by The Twisted Libra

There, now I feel better! The creative juices are flowing yet again. Aside from writing today, I am also reviewing my author proof for book 2. While it looks great as is, I feel it could use some punching up. A little more “oomph” if you will. So that will be my task for the coming week. I expect to have this done by next weekend, and if all goes well, possibly launch during the first week of August! Stay tuned!

Remember, if you want to stay informed about my books, like cover reveals and such, you can sign up for my newsletter. I am moving away from social media, and not every happening results in a blog post. For the short, quick updates, the newsletter is the way to go. Here is the sign up link:

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Well, that is all I have for now. I am going to get back to writing some poetry while the muse is still dancing through my mind. Stay cool out there, unless you live in a winter climate, then go fuck yourself enjoy the fact that you are not currently sweltering like the rest of us. Until next time…

Spreading the news….

So…Twisted Libra has a newsletter now. Or should I say, noose-letter?

Nope. Not doing that. It sounds dumb. NEWSletter. Anyway, I’ve decided to step away from social media. It’s pretty much a useless time suck, and quite frankly, it does nothing to support my writing. While I did delete the TikTok and the Snapchat, the Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram still remain. However, the Instagram is just going to be a place for my spooky photography (as originally intended) and the others will simply offer reposts of my blog. The reposting is automatic, so I will not be reachable through those pages. In order to keep everyone updated on things, like my books being published or possible future appearances, I have crafted the good old fashioned newsletter. A lot is changing around the cemetery lately, so this is the best way to help everyone stay aware. Imagine, a world in which you aren’t forced to create a profile page in order to find out what’s new! How lovely!

Now, without further ado, I present to you the link (which I somehow managed to build myself) to get you signed up for the Twisted Libra Cemetery newsletter! I promise, no spam. Just occasional updates that aren’t part of a regular blog post. So sign up, and let’s escape the world of social media overload together!

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Until next time…

Update on Book 2!!!!

I finished writing and designing the cover for Book 2 in my Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery series yesterday! I am currently awaiting my author proof for final review, and if all goes well, the book could launch next weekend! I am so excited!

I launched Book 1 back in March of this year, so suffice it to say it took quite some time to finish Book 2. I didn’t intend for such an extended gap, but shit happens. I still plan to have Book 3 available by spooky season in October, though!

I’ll be honest, for a while I felt like I had hit some sort of creative wall. I couldn’t get myself to write or create in any way. I couldn’t even focus long enough to read anything interesting. I finally took a step back from all the unnecessary distractions in my life, and like magic, the creativity returned. Just yesterday I finished an audiobook, completed the writing and design on my own book, began a new audiobook, and read a few pages in a physical book as well. I am currently cleaning house on all my social media, getting back to using it solely for my writing and photography. Unfortunately, it had become a cesspool of mindless content as of late. No more of that for me. The spooky has re-entered my life, and I gladly welcome it.

Until next time…

Waste not, want not…

Have you ever felt like you just didn’t have enough time to do all you wanted to do? I’m pretty sure we all have at some point. I know I was feeling that way quite heavily as of late, so I decided to put some actual thought into the matter rather than simply complaining about it. It’s the most logical way to incite change, is it not?

My introspection lead me to a stark conclusion: I was not happy. Was it my career, my relationship, my finances, the types of things that typically cause despair? No, I was quite pleased on all those fronts. The truth was, I was wasting my time. I was floundering in my creativity. I had fallen into the wretched trap of social media consumption. Why settle in with a good book that requires focus and imagination when you can scroll endlessly through 15-30 second snippets of mindless entertainment? When I realized how short my own attention span had become, I was utterly beside myself.

“But wait, Libra! Don’t you use social media for your writing?” Yes, I do. I have all the socials, and I use them to share my work. However, it is far too easy to slip into the trap of scrolling along, following accounts, getting caught up in watching ridiculous drama that has nothing to do with you, and essentially falling down the goddamn rabbit hole. I took a step back and looked at myself. True, I was currently working my way through an audiobook series, but when was the last time I spent hours actually reading? I would try, but my mind would wander and I would inevitably reach for my phone. Was my attention span actually shrinking? Yes, it was. That terrified me. I was neglecting this blog, my own writing, my Twisted Libra sites…life had become an endless parade of “scroll, like, scroll, follow, scroll, scroll, scroll…” and I was absolutely disgusted with myself.

I see souls pass through my cemetery every day wishing they had more time. Just one more book, one more hug, one more nature walk. I had the audacity to still be capable of new experiences, yet I was squandering my time watching other people experience things. I started to see the uselessness of most social media. I say most, because I have witnessed some absolutely beautiful acts of kindness, the spreading of awareness, and the sharing of pertinent knowledge. However, this makes up the minority of social media posts. The majority are people looking to be “viral” by imitating countless others to see who can do it best; people who have no real purpose other than getting “likes” and seeing their numbers go up. It’s highly inauthentic. I no longer wish to tumble down the rabbit hole. I recently clawed my way back up to the surface, not unlike rising from a grave, and I feel like I just started breathing again.

I am back where I feel happiest: working on my books, writing in this blog, my phone lying somewhere out of reach on “do not disturb.” If I have a day that does not require me to venture out into the masses of humanity, I will spend it relaxing with a book or writing something of my own. (Pants will not be worn on these days.) My unhappiness was self-inflicted; I was allowing myself to get lost in the endless sea of mind-numbing, time-wasting drivel that humanity has seemingly reduced itself to. Memes, tiktok confessions, snapchat stories…I get it, people just want to be heard. They want to be recognized. This world has become one of content, but not of substance. Take that however you wish. Your beloved Twisted Libra is vowing to walk away from the noise and start creating again. Perhaps some of you will join me?

Until next time…

Why am I just now posting this?

So, my latest book debuted on March 25. I made a post announcing it, but I haven’t said shit about it on this blog since. Why am I like this? I have been doing my best to advertise, but I sort of glossed over the old blog. Sorry about that! Allow me to post a quick advert for the new book, links included. Enjoy!

Get your copy here: https://www.amazon.com/author/the_twisted_libra

I hope you all enjoy this book, and this series! If you do decide to read it, please consider leaving me an Amazon review! They help so much, especially for us self-published authors! We’re doing this on our own, y’all! It ain’t easy!

Be sure to catch my podcast every other Friday on Anchor FM, Spotify, Apple Music, Goodpods, and Stitcher! All my links are here: https://linktr.ee/TwistedLibraCemetery

Until next time…

A haunting aboard the USS NC…

If you haven’t tuned in to my podcast, Dancing Among the Remains, now is the time to go follow! Tomorrow (Friday, April 1) I will be releasing a new episode detailing my trip to the haunted USS NC battleship! Notice I didn’t preface it with “allegedly”? Well, that’s because I can confirm that there is paranormal activity aboard this ship! I have a chilling story for you, as well as a haunting EVP captured in the very room in which I had a paranormal encounter! I am so excited to share this with you!

You can catch Dancing Among the Remains on Anchor FM, Spotify, Apple Music, Goodpods, and Stitcher! If you use Spotify, please check out the playlist I made to go along with my new book, Tales from the Twisted Libra Cemetery: Life After Death! What? You don’t have the book yet? I can fix that! Go here to get your copy: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578332639

See how easy that was? If you need the links to the podcast, the playlist, or basically anything I create, you can use my LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/TwistedLibraCemetery. So, be sure to follow my podcast and my YouTube for the USS NC content, and if you happen to purchase my book, please consider leaving me a review! They really do help! Many of the podcast platforms also offer a chance to rate or review the show, so that would also be greatly appreciated!

Until next time…

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