Naomi Stone

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NAOMI STONE: You will believe in magic

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The 'Thanksgiving' Kindle Scout campaign has now concluded. Thanks to everyone who nominated the book! Fingers crossed pending a contract decision...

Thanksgiving cover art

This book was originally conceived more than ten years ago as part of a series. I've been revising and polishing the original draft for a couple years now, and am very pleased with the results. (My editor, Lizbeth says it's good too. :)

Thanksgiving (Holiday Enchantment series, #1)

Worlds apart - until the enchantment kicks in...

In this tale based on the classic myth of Cupid & Psyche, Helen, two years widowed, decides to move on with her life and sends a letter of farewell to her late husband's email account. Then she gets a reply. The sender claims /she's/ the one who died. Helen's ready to risk everything to be reunited - crossing alternate dimensions, guided by fairy godmother magic and an enchanted GPS - but Jeff doesn't believe in miracles or magic and his doubts may leave her lost in a limbo between worlds.

You can nominate the book here and qualify for a free copy if it's chosen for publication:

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/12VF0WOOJIU87

The series was inspired in recognition of the many single women friends I've known who have made successful lives on their own, and deserve love and conviviality over the holidays, even without families to join.

In the Holiday Enchantment series Five single women form a holiday club so they won't have to spend the traditional family celebrations alone. A little fairy godmother magic will change each of their lives forever. All five heroines have known loss - and have gone on to choose paths that affirm life and friendship and caring.

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Welcome! Here you can find out all about the magical romances of Naomi Stone, what the stories are about, excerpts, and where they are available.

When I first learned to read I soon fell in love with books and stories. I loved fairy tales and tales of magic from the very start. Even before learning to read, I loved to daydream; I daydreamed myself into adventures with my favorite TV characters. I dreamed up adventures crossing time and space, meeting characters out of history and legend. Books gave me the sense that there was a home waiting for my daydreams, a place where they belonged Ė and itís my great pleasure now to share them with other readers.

I started with fairy tales and progressed to Fantasy & Science Fiction. In grade school, I devoured every f&sf book our school library had, reading a dozen books a week. As an adult my schedule had to make way for other interests, but I still love reading in the genre that was my first love. I became interested in romances when I read an article about a study that found romance readers reporting themselves generally more satisfied in their love lives. My inner researcher determined to study the genre to see just what it was that might have such an effect. Surprise: romances concern themselves with the issues involved in creating intimate emotional relationships.

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†My first crush was on Rocky the Flying Squirrel; I later crushed on Alan Alda's Hawkeye character on the MASH tv series, and on Kwai Chang Caine of tv's 'Kung Fu' series... I have a long history of crushes on imaginary characters, so I suppose it was only natural to start writing about imagined love interests such as the amazingly powerful djinni, Al-Marid, of 'Spirited,' and the lovable nerd-turned superhero, Greg of 'Wonder Guy,' - not to mention all the Talented superheroes of the Team Guardian series and the ordinary mortals touched by the magic of the Fairy Godmothers' Union. I hope you'll check them out between the pages of their books.

With strong interests in both genres, my next step was to concern myself with finding and creating stories that could satisfay both the f/sf fan and the romantic in me. Not an easy task. I shuddered at the first 'cross-over' book I met - in which the science of the world-building could only be called ludicrous. I soon tired of vampires and dark, angtsy romances. I wanted imaginative, intelligent stories with a sense of fun as well as romance. When my f/sf fan friends tell me they don't usually read romances, but mine don't detract from the fantasy and adventure, and my romance reader friends tell me they don't usually read f/sf, but mine work as romances, I think I've succeeded.


Links

The Writers' Vineyard
This blog features articles on writing and story-telling by the authors of Champagne Books, featuring a monthly post by Naomi Stone.

Midwest Fiction Writers (MFW)
The Minneapolis area chapter of RWA, an organization dedicated to helping writers at all levels advance their skills and careers

Minnesota Scientifiction Society (Mnstf)
The oldest f/sf fan organization in the Minneapolis/St Paul area

Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Representing the interests of romance writers throughout the USA

Minicon
The longest-running fan-run f/sf convention in the Twin Cities area

Kensington Books
Publlisher of 'Wonder Guy' an urban fantasy romance from the files of the Fairy Godmothers' Union

4th Street Fantasy
creating a conversation among writers and professionals in the fantasy genre

Champagne Books
Publisher of 'Spirited' and the Team Guardian Adventures

The Rivendell Society
studies and discusses myth and fantasy in the tradition of Tolkein and the Inklings

Smashwords
Publisher of the Fairy Godmothers' Union story collections

Critique Partners
Lizbeth Selvig
Author of Single Title Contemporary romances through Avon's Impulse line, a Golden Heart award winner and wonderful friend.
Nancy Holland
Golden Heart finalist represented by the Greyhaus Agency
Ellen Lindseth
Golden Heart finalist and author of romantic suspense stories
set on the Home Front during World War II


Young Reader fiction by Laramie Sasseville

The Winter Knife: Death stalks a snowbound city from below

When a popular teen is killed after infuriating 14-year-old Haley, feral dogs are blamed, but more attacks implicate a creature of Northwoods myth she befriended in its summer form. As the DNR leads a cougar hunt in town, Haley makes a desperate plan to steal a car and use their empathic bond to lead the creature away from the city -- into the fangs of a blizzard that makes roads hazardous even for experienced drivers. If she fails, either her monster or more members of her community will die.

Published Short Fiction:

Survival

First published as a winning entry in the Minneapolis' City Pages annual Fiction Contest

Tess on the Stairs

Originally published in 'Spinning Free'

Without the Wicked Witch

First published in 'Daughters of Nyx'

Mission Improbable, a magical romance
from the files of the Fairy Godmothers' Union, True Love Local

Available in 'New Love Stories Magazine' December 2009 issue.

The Wind from the Lake

Included in the Midwest Fiction Writers' Anthology, Love in the Land of Lakes

All the artwork, illustration, css, graphic and design elements on these pages were created by Laramie Sasseville. For a free consultation on illustration or design services please email the artist.


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