#ExcerptWeek – #WakeRobinRidge No. 1


If no one else decides to play this week, that’s okay. You’ll just get a whole lotta ME. Hahaha. Today, I’m going to dole out a few short bits and pieces from my first book, Wake-Robin Ridge. I feel I’ve learned an awful lot about writing since I published this one two and a half years ago, but it formed the beginning of what is becoming a fun series, and I still get lots of emails from folks who enjoyed it. Here’s a pivotal scene from Ruth’s story, which takes place nearly 50 years before Sarah Gray moves into the cabin, and begins to uncover the shocking events from the 1960’s. Enjoy!

RUTH CRIED OUT in her sleep, thrashing in a sweaty tangle of bedding. She was dreaming of fists and boots and terrible pain. Over and over a singsong voice called, โ€œRuuthiee … Ruuuthieeee … โ€œ

Her eyes flew open and she lay gasping in terror, waiting for the echoes of Lloydโ€™s voice to fade. It was only 2:00 A.M., but she knew falling asleep again would be impossible. After a moment, she sat up, and reached for her robe. As she pulled it on, she saw that Penny had crawled out from under the quilt and was standing in the center of the bed. His body was rigid, and he was shaking all over as he stared at the window. He whimpered in anxiety, and just like that, Ruth knew it was all over.

Lloyd had found her.

Wake-Robin Ridge

7 thoughts on “#ExcerptWeek – #WakeRobinRidge No. 1

    • And it only gets worse from there, right? Poor Ruth! I always find it interesting that just as many of my regular readers are Team Wake-Robin as Team Swamp Ghosts. Hahaha. Though, happily, they seem to enjoy them all. And I thank YOU, once again, for the lovely reviews you’ve given my books, too. At this point in my life, it’s more rewarding than I ever dreamed it would be to finally be telling some of the stories that are floating around in my brain. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Have a great day, Rosie! And thanks for reading.


  1. Happy that the series is such a success, Marcia–and even more important, that you’re enjoying yourself in the process. That’s what being an author is all about. Write on! ๐Ÿ™‚

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