Friday Tea Time and my next story with J.A. Campbell.

Hey look, that’s me ๐Ÿ™‚

Westward, Yo! is the first in a series of six short stories geared towards reluctant teen readers.ย  It will be released in eBook on March 8th.

Tina Harker is a typical teenager. She loves hanging with her friends at the malls, shoes, and manicures. More than that, she loves horses. Life is everything she wants it to be, until her father packs their family up and drags them across the world to Arizona. Does he really think she’ll be happy living in a ghost town in the middle of the desert? It’s a million miles to the nearest shopping center, not even a real mall. Her only hope for survival is finding a new horse.


Trying to make the best of her horrible situation, Tina agrees to go on her first cattle drive. When one of the calves wanders off, Tina, in true cowgirl fashion and looking for excitement, rides off to rescue the poor little thing and gets a lot more adventure than she ever expected. A cowboy sheโ€™s never met accuses her of stealing cows, bandits kidnap her, and thatโ€™s not even the exciting part.

The Electric Shorts are geared towards reluctant readers ages seven to seventeen with fast paced, intense stories and easy reading levels.

For advance review copies and requests for interviews and author events for any of the participating authors, contact Karen L. Syed at Echelon Press

(The final cover will say J.A. Campbell instead of Julie)


Peppermint is wonderful.ย  It soothes the throat, helps with headaches, sharpens your mind and aids in digestion.ย  It also can be used as a cooling and warming agent.ย  It’s uses go on and on.ย  The plant grows like a weed, but it sure is a tasty one.ย  You can make tea directly from leaves pulled from

the plant.ย  Peppermint tastes excellent in many dishes.ย  And it is wonderful with chocolate.ย  I love peppermint tea ๐Ÿ™‚





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13 Responses to Friday Tea Time and my next story with J.A. Campbell.

  1. T. Crosby says:

    Congratulations!!! I think this is a fantastic idea and I fully support it. :0) Way to go!

  2. Mardel says:

    I love that this new series is geared toward reluctant readers.

    and can I just say that I absolutely HATE peppermint tea? AND peppermint toothpaste – which makes it tough when I have to use it every day! give me wintergreen! I do love peppermint candies for sore throats. ๐Ÿ™‚

    oh yeah – story sounds good. I want to read it of course.

  3. Livy Parker says:

    I’m thrilled for you, Julie!!

    Can’t wait to read it, yo ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. So delightful! It sounds like a great way to try to get those kids that love horses – but not books – into reading. (And the name “The Electric Shorts” makes me giggle – in a good way!)

  5. Congrats again Julie. I’m happy for you and the story sounds fantastic. You’ve got a real love of horses and it shows in what you write. There’s so much passion in your writing. All the best for a successful venture. Your hard work is paying off and you deserve it. Kudos girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to beta read this story and it was extraordinary! I am so proud of you, Julie!

  7. Congratulations! I love this concept for the collection!

    I also love pepermint tea – it always sooths my stomach when I’m not feeling well!

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