Sunday, March 5, 2023

🏰Interview with Darcy Wainwright of Thomas White's The Siren's Scream


It's Character Interview Day! Today we'll be interviewing Darcy Wainwright of Thomas White's THE SIREN'S SCREAM. First a little about the author. Welcome Darcy!

Thomas White began his career as an actor. Several years later he found himself as an Artistic Director for a theatre in Southern California and the winner of several Drama-Logue and Critics awards for directing. As Tom’s career grew, he directed and co-produced the world tour of “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Coming Out Of Their Shells”. The show toured for over two years, was translated into seven different languages and seen by over a million children. Tom served as President and Creative Director for Maiden Lane Entertainment for 24 years and worked on many large-scale corporate event productions that included Harley Davidson, Microsoft, Medtronic Diabetes, and dozens of others. The Siren’s Scream is Tom’s second novel that follows up Justice Rules which was nominated as a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association 2010 Literary contest.

Tom’s latest book is the mystery/horror, The Siren’s Scream.

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What is your name? 

   Hi, my name is Darcy Wainwright. I am currently a realtor at Lewis Realty and Brokerage.

What do you look like? 

   I’m 24 years old. I have naturally black hair with green eyes. I’ve been told I have a great body, I guess it depends on what you like. 

Where are you today and what are you doing? 

   I just got my first legit listing. It’s an old mansion on the bluff overlooking the Pacific here in Santa Cruz, CA. The house has been deserted for almost thirty years and no one has been able to sell it. I’m not surprised, it’s as creepy as it gets. It’s what we call a serious fixer upper in the biz. The rest of the town calls it a Bates Motel for tree huggers. There are a lot of ghost stories that surround the place. Anyway, I got a call out of the blue and some guy wants to buy it for his mother. I wonder what she ever did to him, lol. I hope it works out because Tim Lewis, my boss, has been on my butt about not making a sale yet. But really, I’ve only been here two months! Give me a break. 

Describe the outside of your home. 

   I live in an apartment about six miles from work. It’s a tiny one bedroom but it’s cheap enough I don’t have to have a roommate, which is what I really wanted. If this job works out, I’ll start looking at houses. 

What is your favorite piece of clothing? 

   My wardrobe choices have changed recently. I used to be a real party girl and dressed that way, you know short skirts, tight blouses, high heels. Now I am more corporate and quarter heels. On my time off though I am a jeans and a t-shirt kinda gal. I’m a bit extravagant with my tennis shoes but that’s about it. My favorite pair are my NoBull Runners. I had to save up for a month to get them but they are the best.

What scares you? 

   I’m a pretty levelheaded person. I don’t mind the dark unless it’s somewhere I’ve never been. I don’t swim in the ocean much because I don’t like the idea of stuff swimming beneath me. So, I guess the thing that really scares me is commitment. I date a lot of different guys and I like it that way. I don’t have time for a relationship right now, totally focused on my career, so I guess that would be it. 

How would your parents describe you?

   Well, my father left when I was three. I don’t really remember him. My mother lives in Sacramento and we have a great relationship. Tumultuous teen years of course, but I grew out of it and mow were besties. She’s probably say that I’m extroverted, funny, engaging and smart, not in that order.  

What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed at night?

   I’ve started reading. I used to fall asleep to the TV but I found that along with my new outlook on life and career change I enjoy reading. Mostly murder mysteries. I don’t do much non-fiction but I may be moving toward biographies. 

Who is your best friend? Where is your favorite hangout?

   My best friend is an old boyfriend. His name is Kerry. He’s a carpenter around town and we dated in high school. After that we just drifted apart. He did sometime at Cal playing football but when that didn’t work out, he came back and started doing cabinet work. Has a real flair for it. I haven’t seen in in a while though. I think he has a new girlfriend and when that happens, the gal usually doesn’t me like hanging around. I guess they think I’m a threat. 

Is there anything you'd like to say to your author?

   Thank for seeing me as a career gal and not dwelling on my party past. I was all over the place and I’m glad I worked through that phase. No need for anyone to be reading about that stuff, lol. 

Is there anything you'd like to say to your fans?

   Do I have any? I hope so. If I do, I’d love for them to answer these questions about me and see what they think. Otherwise, I just hope they like the story and that it all works out in the end.


An old mansion sits atop of a cliff, overlooking the ocean, in Santa Cruz, CA. A young realtor, Darcy Wainwright, manages to sell the dilapidated old house to Henry Childs, an obese nebbish who is obsessed with the property. In the backyard is a pool. Not an ordinary pool but a giant tide pool. In the tide pool is a siren with an evil agenda for revenge.

The Thornton Mansion was a talisman for the death and mystery that surrounded it. Unoccupied for years until Henry Childs was summoned by the house. As directed, he reached out to unsuspecting, novice realtor Darcy Wainwright. Darcy finds herself intricately involved with the house, its history and the haunting tide pool that filled the backyard. It was the pool that beckoned her, and it was the pool that would decide if she lives or dies. The Siren’s Scream. Available on Amazon.

Release Date: October 5, 2022

Publisher: Savvy Books

Soft Cover: ISBN: 978-1088067819; 480 pages; $21.14


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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Writers of the Future Cover Reveal!



From vampires and werewolves to space exploration and time travel, you will love these 12 original and diverse stories because they were selected by some of your favorite authors… 

Title: L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Volume #39
Author: L. Ron Hubbard, Kevin J. Anderson, S.M. Stirling, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Lazarus Chernik and 24 Award-Winning Authors and Illustrators
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Pages: 544
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Anthology

This is an anthology with 24 new authors and illustrators and bonus content by L. Ron Hubbard, Kevin J. Anderson, S. M. Stirling, Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

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Join a team of time travelers who set out to save London from a terrorist’s nuclear attack … when a blast from the past changes everything.

Meet a vampire, a dragon and a shape-shifting Chihuahua in Key West … this is one beach party that’s about to get wild!

Follow Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., who’s investigating the craziest case of his so-called life.…

A miracle? An omen? Or something else? One day, they arrived in droves—the foxes of the desert, the field, the imagination….—“Kitsune” by Devon Bohm

When a vampire, a dragon and a shape-shifting Chihuahua meet on a beach in Key West, fireworks go off! But that’s just the background.—“Moonlight and Funk” by Marianne Xenos

The Grim Reaper, trapped in an IRS agent’s dying body, must regain his powers before he dies and faces judgment for his original sin.—“Death and the Taxman” by David Hankins

In a metaverse future, a woman who exposes falseness in others must decide what is real to her—the love she lost or the love she may have found.—“Under My Cypresses” by Jason Palmatier

Vic Harden wasn’t lured by glory on a daring mission into the reaches of outer space—he was ordered out there by his editor.—“The Unwilling Hero” by L. Ron Hubbard

Dangerous opportunities present themselves when an alien ship arrives in the solar system seeking repairs.—“White Elephant” by David K. Henrickson

With her spaceship at the wrong end of a pirate’s guns, a former war hero must face down her enemies and demons to save Earth’s last best chance for peace.—“Piracy for Beginners” by J. R. Johnson

Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I., faces one of his funniest and most perplexing cases ever—an enlightened ogre, a salamander with low self-esteem, and a raging fire dragon terrorizing the Unnatural Quarter!—“Fire in the Hole” by Kevin J. Anderson

Years after the Second Holocaust, the last surviving Jews on earth attempt to rewrite the past.—“A Trickle in History” by Elaine Midcoh

When I said I’d do anything to pay off my debts and get back home to Earth, I didn’t mean survey a derelict spaceship at the edge of the solar system—but here I am.—“The Withering Sky” by Arthur H. Manners

High-powered telescopes bring galactic life to our TVs, and network tuner Hank Enos figures he’s seen everything—until the day an alien boy stares back.—“The Fall of Crodendra M.” by T. J. Knight

Knights, damsels and dragons, curses and fates foretold—the stuff of legends and stories, but unexpectedly perverse.—“Constant Never” by S. M. Stirling

Determined to save his wife, Tumelo takes an unlikely client through South Africa’s ruins to the heart of the Desolation—a journey that will cost or save everything.—“The Children of Desolation” by Spencer Sekulin

When a terrorist smuggles a nuclear weapon into London, a team regresses in time to AD 1093 to assassinate a knight on the battlefield, thereby eliminating the terrorist a millennia before his birth.—“Timelines and Bloodlines” by L. H. Davis

The Grand Exam, a gateway to power for one, likely death for all others—its entrants include ambitious nobles, desperate peasants, and Quiet Gate, an old woman with nothing left to lose.—“The Last History” by Samuel Parr

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About the Contest

The international Writers of the Future Contest was created and endowed by L. Ron Hubbard. After several years of success in fostering new writers, the Illustrators of the Future Contest followed. The winning stories are illustrated and published in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthology. Described by critics as a perennial “glimpse of tomorrow’s stars,” a “must-have for the genre reader,” and “the bestselling science fiction anthology series of all time,” it is today the most enduring and top-ranking publication of its kind.

The blue-ribbon panel of judges is what makes this possible. The winning stories are selected by bestselling authors, including Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, Nnedi Okorafor, Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert, Jody Lynn Nye, Larry Niven, Robert J. Sawyer, Katherine Kurtz, and many others. The best of the best are hand-picked each year.

There is no entry fee, and stories are judged blind, making it a fair competition for all authors and illustrators who enter from anywhere in the world. There are cash prizes. The winners are paid professional rates and maintain their rights.

It is an excellent program for new authors and readers, who often discover their next favorite writer.

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