Rebooting the Oberllyn’s is Live!!!

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“Just finished. Holy crow it’s amazing. I need to get the next one and read it. Total ♡. I’ll get the review posted after some sleep. Thank you so much, I sincerely enjoyed the Oberllyns!” Katie Stone on Goodreads.

“I enjoyed this book. It is a suspenseful adventure of one loving, closely-knit, gifted family in a world gone mad due to biological weapons and an emerging doomsday cult that has influence in the upper reaches of the government and the military.” Fawn Spencer

The paperbook is live now: Kindle has preorder until July 31st; then can be ordered or downloaded to your kindle unlimited account.  I am excited to hear what folks say about this book.  Be sure to put a review on Amazon and here when you’ve read it-I’d love to know what other folks think-so far, not had anyone who didn’t like it.  Thanks to all my beta readers and fans for your support!


Newest Book in the Series is out in three days!

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Rebooting the Oberllyn’s   Is going to be released on Amazon Monday June 25, 2018.  The reviewers have been having a grand time with the advance copies, and you are going to love it!  I will be setting up a special price for the first week to let my faithful readers get it first.  If you want an autographed copy, you can contact me at the website and we can get one sent out to you, signed as you wish.  I’ve been asked some questions and need to get out group questions since so many are asking basically the same ones…

Big question: I thought the trilogy was done?  The trilogy is a part of a three trilogy series: covering the past, present and future Oberllyn family.  The Past books started with the Oberllyn’s Overland-the era of the civil war and expansion into the west(as historically accurate as I can get with a fictional family!), followed by It Only Takes a Spark-coming out in July-the period of 1900 to WWII, and then This book is the third in the Past Generations.  The Infant Conspiracy, Kai Dante’s Stratagem and The Obligation of Being Oberllyn are the present trilogy; and the Future  set, which I am researching and writing now, takes the family into inner and outer space…which is, as we all know, the new frontier for a family of spies…I cover seven generations, which,being a N-D-N is very appropriate.

So what is this book about?  Well, I am glad you asked!

The Oberllyn’s in the year 2018 are a shadow family. Noel , Violet and their  children are close knit in more ways than one; traditionally native, brilliant, with military and scientific  backgrounds,  they all work together in the family firm. The firm, a fourth generation independent underground spy network, works  directly  for the President and other U.S. allies to stop the spread of terrorism.  In theory, Kai, Gabriel and Jasmine are supposed to take over the firm; Noel and Violet are supposed to retire as soon as the boys finish their present military service.  Kai and Gabriel had gone into the military undercover as recruits, only to have the government they  all thought  they were working for put them in situations to deliberately   attempt to kill them .  While her brothers are under fire, Jasmine is in university finishing her degree in forensic psychiatry, and while studying, finds a husband as well.  Lilianna has gone off on her own; Micah, an eight year old autistic savant, is learning to cope with his social anxiety while Serena just wants to find a horse to ride.  In the meantime, a hidden figure sets loose a savage virus that has a 100% kill rate, it has gone global, and the Oberllyn’s need to kill it before it kills them and everyone else.  And you thought retirement planning was just a matter of money…


I can’t wait to read your reviews on this one!  And if you haven’t left a review on Amazon for the other books you have read-no time like the present!  God bless.


Spring into our New offer!

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 Here’s the line up!  This is our new Aussie puppy-his name is Sheriff and he’s a dear little fellow, loves to chase feet.  Next  is the latest litter of Siamese kittens, born in the bottom of Tristain’s closet last week, six of them, and just as talkative as their mother Duchess.  And below here is the honeysuckle bush in my front yard, where I saw the first hummingbird of the season this morning…Spring is marvelous on the farm: and it’s inspiring and I have some grand news.

   For a very limited time, I will be offering a free download of the first chapters of the our latest book, The Oberllyn’s Overland: it shows the beginnings of the Oberllyn’s in America and how they became a generational family of undercover agents and scientists.  We will shortly be publishing-as in the first part of June, the newly revamped Kai Dante’s Stratagem-I just got the cover back and I do like it: 

and of course, the prequel before Infant Conspiracy that helps explain how all the mess  started in the world, the die-off, the Retreat Center-and why the Oberllyn’s really, really don’t like the government….the editor is nearly done, as soon as it is back, it’s going to publication and we will be offering a special on that as well…but for now, let’s get the downloads going!  Can’t wait to have your comments on the story!

It’s Spring; Kittens and books are in great supply!

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As you can see, from kittens-8 of them, sleeping with their two mom’s who chose to give birth together in the barn, to new grandkids, to baby chicks to flowers blooming  and a new edition of our book, the farm is bustling this sort of spring. I say sort of because this is Ohio and this week alone, we had 5 inches of snow Monday, 70 degrees Tuesday with heavy rain, 30 degrees Wednesday and overcast, rain, wind and hail Thursday..and today is Friday, windy, 50 degrees and the sun is shining-so go figure!

Now I wanted to tell you about the revisions made, for those who have asked: I totally redid the cover, had a new editor work some magic to correct any English teacher needs new glasses type errors, smoothed the plot, added some  things to better make it flow with the new books I am adding to the series: incidentally, hoping for a release of the newest book shortly and I need beta readers-if you are interested, message me-send either pm me on FB (Traveler Pelton) or leave a comment below I can reply to so I can set you up for free with the latest in exchange for an honest opinion…

In the meantime, I am learning the ways of putting ads on FB and Amazon, so you might see one of them…and if you do, let me know and I shall send you a free download….

And finally, I hope the weather calms soon because this person is really ready for gardening.  When I have my hands out there in the soil, planting things, I swirl plots and characters in my mind and the writing goes faster that night…

And just to let you know, I will be a guest on the podcast Off the Chain with Yvonne Manson in June and looking forward to talking to you-I’m excited.  It’s a great program-hope you can give it a listen-

Also, will be doing a book signing in April-more info later, here in Mt. Vernon at Colonial Books/Kidshelf in Mt. Vernon-so spring is incredibly busy.

God bless, and drop me a line or a comment, go to Amazon and read the books(I have them on KU now) buy yourselves a copy-in fact, if you want a copy autographed, you can buy it through paypal form me and I shall autograph it and send it out to you myself-see the books page!

The New Improved, Revised Infant Conspiracy!

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Our newest book, The Infant Conspiracy, is book one of the Trilogy.  It’s an adventuresome page turner, in which we meet Noel and Violet Oberllyn, who had  spent their adult careers working in special ops. After forty years of it, all they wanted was a peaceful retirement in the country.  Just as it seemed that dream might happen, a planned series of events forced their over achieving adult children to return – all  of them with spouses in tow. Kai a geneticist, with Zyanya his wife, Gabriel a bomb expert with their grandson little Gabe, Jasmine, a forensic psychiatrist married to Scott, a CPA, join their little sibs, Micah, an autistic savant and Serena, an artist, in uncovering a conspirators whose main goal is to take the earth’s population down from 7 billion to 500 million within the next 10 years. Having infiltrated the world’s governments and having released an airborne anti-fertility virus that rapidly covered the planet, they succeed in forcing a zero fertility rate. Meanwhile, the economy of the U.S. tanked, the government sells all citizens who have debt into slavery within a system so harsh that civil disorder breaks out. Serenity Retreat Center is forced to become a slave labor camp and the Oberllyn’s are forced back into special service to save the Center, their tribe, the United States and humanity from destruction. This was not going to be a quiet retirement…and right now, if you want a free prepublication copy and will agree to write an Amazon review or a review on this website, I will send you an ebook download of the book for free-just drop me a line and let me know where to send it. In your message, you need to give me your name, email where you want it sent and if you want to send the offer to any friends, their info (After you have confirmed they want a copy of their own) as well. It’s going to market as a 3.99 ebook and a 13.99 printed copy-and now is your chance to read it before I officially launch it.  So get your copy today!

There are crocuses in my life!

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It’s amazing what a week of warmer weather can do for a yard-the crocuses, snowdrops and primroses, violas and pussy willows are all blooming in full force and the bees are having a heyday…and to celebrate, I went to Amazon and

got the devotional in place for sale, and I set up two time limited sales on The Infant Conspiracy and The Oberllyn’s Overland…one starts March 1 and the other end of March-so a good way to make Spring feel good.

In the meantime, I’ve been putting together my home library: we’re rehabbing an old farmhouse and the first room I’ve gotten finished is the library (of course, I’m a writer) and the library will have my computer corner and such in it: and what I have always wanted to do was to put my books all in a database so I know what I have and where to look up stuff or just to settle in for a good read.  So far, I have 867 entered into it and at least 40 more boxes of books to go…I am estimating 2500 books at this point.  It’s going to be marvelous to have it organized in one room instead of all over my house in various places.

Friday, I will be teaching a seminar for the National Association of Social Workers Awards banquet, Ohio Chapter-isn’t that wild?  I’m talking about Historical Grief trauma.  As a First nations person, I am constantly stunned at how professionals honestly have no clue how to work with folks who have gone through historical, generational pain-and teaching a seminar to professionals in my profession  is my small start at helping others reach an understanding and maybe improve life for others who will be impacted by these people I am teaching.  Wish me luck. More importantly, wish us change…

And I am looking for a Siamese kitten for T Bear-he misses his cat-we raised her on a bottle from a day old kitten…he’d had her for ten years before she passed-and he misses her sorely.

Finally, thank you for all those who downloaded the devotional which is now available on Amazon, or from me if you want an autographed copy.  I’ll be having a time limited sale on it starting March 1-so if you haven’t got a copy, this is a good time to get one…

God bless everyone-and I hope you have crocuses in your life too!

Thank you!

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First and foremost, I want to express my deepest condolences and prayers to the brave policemen in Westerville who were murdered in the line of duty February 10th-our hearts go out to their families and communities.  And then we add to all the families who lost children in the latest shooting in Florida, God be with you all.  Words are never adequate at times like this, and if I was there I would give you all a grandma hug and remind you that this was not God’s fault, it was not your fault, it was the fault of the sick person who did it, and theirs alone.  God grieves whenever one of His children are hurt.  Why do bad things happen to good people?  It isn’t right, it seems so unfair. In my heart, as a mom and a grandma, I hurt.  Yet I know, God gave us free choice so we could learn and grow, and some people, mostly sick or just plain evil, decide to do terrible things for no good reasons at all; and their choicer to harm others results in good people getting hurt.  I also know as a Christian than death is not the final action for us; we, if we love god, will see our loved ones again.  Pauls says, in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope.  For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.”  We will see our loved ones again, this is not the final act of their life’s play; and the evil ones who did this to all of you will get their justice someday.  So for now, just accept this heartfelt hug from us here at Springhaven Croft and Potpourri Publishing; you are in our prayers and our thoughts.

Now deep breath, let’s move on to some thanks and appreciation:

To all who got a free download from me of the new devotional, I hope you will use it in your Lenten worship time, and that at the end you will post for me what you thought of it. It will be up for sale on Amazon soon, as are all my other books.

Now, if you don’t mind, and you have the time, and you read it, if any of you go to Amazon, and would not mind writing a review for the Lenten book when it comes out in two weeks, I would greatly appreciate it.  I think the best folks to write reviews are those who have actually read the book-I’ve seen a couple reviews for books I was considering getting to add to my library, and realized the folks who had put the review on hadn’t read the book-and in one case, it appeared they were reviewing some other book, which always struck me as kind of strange.  I prefer having you, my readers, who have actually read the book, write a review.  The book itself will comer out in two weeks, so I won’t expect reviews until much closer to Easter.  And thank you in advance.

And speaking of Easter, how many of you remember as kids getting a new outfit and going to church Easter morning?  I have some pictures of us as kids, with the cutest fluffy outfits, none of us smiling because back then you were supposed to be solemn for the camera…and my mom always looked so pretty all dolled up for church.  She’s gone now, and i definitely smile a lot more now, but this time of year always gets me to thinking about back then.  I don’t see kids dressed up fancy much anymore. I miss that.

And Easter/passover season marks spring around her, and I love the time of new chicks, and new cria-which are baby alpaca (did you know the act of birth for a baby alpaca is called criation(creation)?  It seems fitting for a wonderful little miracle.)  I set some pictures up of them when they come.

And finally, as a writer and a Shepherd, a mom and a grandma, this  time of year always seems to bring with it a feeling of hope, of rebirth and energy.  I want to get out and plant flowers-of course, as I look out the window it’s snowing, but I started my plants in little pots today.

So God bless, enjoy your book, and don’t forget we all love to hear from you!


PS, Ia dded some more humor on the humor page….can’t help to smile a little.


FREE download!

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Traveler has just completed her latest book, a devotional for lent.  If you want your free copy, then post a comment here and I shall send it out to you forthwith(I just love old English.)  At any rate, the book is for all those who want something to help them understand the difference in trying to be good and being good; to actually understand what it is that God expects of them, and how to make your spiritual life more exciting.  And it’s free for the next 48 hours: it will be posted as a regular book on Amazon tomorrow for $8.99; but you can have a free download of the book right now by posting.  God bless and happy Spring!

How can we not like a month with Valentine’s Day in it?

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And come to think of it, also happens to be:

  • American Heart Month
  • An Affair to Remember Month
  • Black History Month
  • Canned Food Month
  • Creative Romance Month
  • Great American Pie Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • National Grapefruit Month
  • National Weddings Month

So, chocolates and grapefruit in the same month-what’s not to like?

Except that it’s snowing again, and cold and my library isn’t quite finished.  Yes, library; we are moving from our house large enough to have six kids in to a smaller home we are rehabbing and I am making one room over there my designated office and library.  We have the shelves built, the furniture almost done and I am doing all the cataloging of all the books-and it appears that’s a lot of books.  I always wanted my books in one place, all neatly in order and databased so I know what I have-and you know, when there may be several thousand of them, that’s a job!  But we shoulder on and take a few minutes break from the spread sheet to update everyone on what’s happening around here…

I’ve added a new interview with my good friend Glen T Horne, I am 3/4 the way through my next book, we’ve started a local writer’s group and we are in general having a good time here at Springhaven Croft.  I am still deciding how best to get my webpage out to everyone-and if you want to forward it to your friends, that’s fine with me.  Or tell them where it is and they can go sign up to catch it themselves.  I am beginning a devotional for lent.  The next book in the series of Oberllyn’s is almost done, and I am deciding what book to offer as a free download…any suggestions, let me know.

And in the meantime, keep our little writer’s group in your thoughts and prayer’s-all of us are working books on one kind or another, and we all need encouragement!  It’s lots of fun to get together and work and share…

And a hint, if using Dragon, make sure the canaries are quiet…seems it makes the program think you want to change fonts and it stalls out…sigh..but I got the paragraph done anyway. Happy Valentine’s day!

And I hope where you live, your day is warm, sunny and you are feeling good.  God bless!Puppy love has to do for now…

What Ohio In Winter Does to This Writer January 2018

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Let’s see, rain, thunderstorm, lightning, snow, sleet, weather warm enough the crocuses popped up their heads and the pussy willows cracked open, the sap started to run and then it snowed again-all in the space of three weeks!  So what’s a writer to do?  Write, of course, and start a writer’s group at the public library, where folks of like mind can go on nasty days, plug in their laptops or tablet and write, send ideas past each other and in general get comforted.  Winter is the time when I normally have tons of time to write, hence finishing the latest book, The Oberllyn’s Overland, but also, starting with T-bear a new book for his series, Rise of the Rebellion, and a new one for my series called It Only Takes a Spark, for the back end of the trilogy, and one at the other end that is tentatively called the Obfuscation of the Oberllyn’s-I think I may have to change that one’s title..  It’s hard to say.  However, we have been busy and we are also putting together a newsletter for folks that will go out shortly and have some really grand things in it-articles about writing, prizes to send for, free downloads…all sorts of lovely stuff.  In the works for this winter is the beginning of a line of children’s books for you to enjoy reading to your kids and maybe grandkids, depending if you are grey enough to have them yet.  Two more books in the Oberllyn family Saga series; a set of religious devotionals for thinking folks and their families, , and possibly, just possibly, a few surprises in the fantasy realm.

Are you interested in being one of our beta readers?  A beta reader is someone who reads all our books first, then writes us a comment about what they liked/disliked or if they found something the editors missed-but in the meantime-you get it first and at no cost to you.  We also include some other freebies for you along the way, so if you are willing to become one of our beta’s, let us know.  We only need 5 more, so best hurry if interested.  

And if you have ten people who would like to get my newsletter or view my website, and you send me their emails, I will send you a choice of a) a gorgeous hand made fingerwoven bracelet or b) a free copy of my book God Wanted to Write a Bestseller-in actual paper, not an e-book or c)a free download of The Infant Conspiracy.  Just comment to me with the emails, all comments are screened: I will remove the emails and then post your comment.  Thanks for your help gettingout the word about our books!

All handmade by Dreamweaver…

And finally, thank you all for being interested in our books and farm.  I have started a new page with a small biography so you can get to know us better, and adding a page of humor because, well, you simply can’t laugh enough…and it’s better than giving into despair and crying..So smile, enjoy and see you next time-and maybe before if you sign up for our newsletter.  If you want it, please send us your email, and anyone else’s who give you permission and want to read it as well.  You will enjoy it greatly, I think.  Just send us a message/comment- I will take your email out of it before I post it.