The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Welcome fellow Eternal Press author, Lorrie Unites-Struiff

Hello Rachel,

I’d like to wish you and the readers a Happy New Year. Thank you for having me on your blog today.

Well, it’s a New Year folks, and we all hope it’s a productive one for us authors.

Between the real life interferences and all those other little daily surprises, we all hope to have time to write our stories to thrill, or to chill, or give you the warm glow of a romance story and generally make you a happy reader.

My goal this year is to finish my new work in progress and get it published for your enjoyment. I don’t have a title for it as yet, but I’m sure it will give you a few chuckles.

Let me give you a little hint. It’s an old era western romance with a bit of rustling thrown in and a cute little critter named Beggar. Now you may ask what is this critter? Okay, you forced it out of me. Beggar is a ringtail monkey that escaped from a medicine show owner and decides to adopt a sheriff. Now, the sheriff is a tad afraid of critters but takes to Beggar. The only problem is, Beggar is a thief. Oh my! Maybe the sheriff’s love interest can help the poor man out.

Sorry, you’ll have to wait a while until the finished, polished novel is out. I’m having such fun with, writing, rewriting, and rewriting to give you a different set of characters thrown together in laughable situations. Hopefully it will be finished this year.

*Lorrie, I should hope so.*

Ah, that precious thing called time. In my letter to Santa I did ask for a clone of me. Alas, I guess Santa isn’t that scientifically advanced yet.

Meanwhile, until my clone arrives, I hope you’ll read my latest releases.
Enjoy the chills of the paranormal and the hot romance between Rita and Matt.

Or Morgan, a paranormal writer, running for her life on the Indian reservation in Arizona.

And while you’re here reading this, authors, please give me a hint about your present work in progress so we know what to look forward to from you.


By Lorrie Unites-Struiff

Everyone has secrets.

Homicide Detective Rita Moldova has a secret, a crystal amulet from her Roma bloodline that shows her the last image a victim had seen before they died. Now, a ritual killer is terrorizing her town and the crystal’s magic has suddenly stopped.

FBI agent, Matt Boulet, is sent to lead the task force and gives the group strange orders. Worse, Rita senses he is holding back a deep dark secret about the killer.

When she confronts her seer mother’s advice, she learns another secret about their clan that she finds impossible to swallow.

Rita swims through a whirlpool of confusion as the investigation continues. Can Rita deny the lore of the ancients? Can she deny her growing feelings for Matt Boulet?

Gypsy Crystal is available in PRINT and Multiple E-book formats at Amazon


A short story and a roller coaster ride of thrills and chills.

Morgan is researching on an Indian reservation in Prescott, Arizona, for her new paranormal novel. She doesn’t believe in the paranormal, but writes it for the trend and the nice royalties. That is until her soon to be divorced husband tries to kill her, and she survives by her wits and a little “strange” help.

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LOL! I LOVE the sound of your new story, Lorrie! How did you come up with that idea? Was it a monkey on TV or something? Is it under submission now? I hope so, it sounds great and I will definitely be picking up a copy. Great stuff!

As Lorrie said, we'd love to know what you're working on or your goals...over to you!


  1. All I can say, Rachel, is that different characters pop into my head. I thought it would be fun to throw a theif of a ringtail monkey and a sheriff together to see how they would react to one another. Believe me, Beggar is a heap of trouble.
    It is not under submission as yet, but should be soon.
    Thanks for having me today. And, like you, I'd like to hear about works in progress, not under submission yet. Bet there are some goodies being worked on this January.

  2. I love the sound of begger and it makes your story so different from the norm :-) Looking forward to reading it. i'm working on my next paranormal. so back to editing for me.

  3. When Santa brings you a clone, please tell him to send one over my way. It sounds like you're starting off the new year with a bang, Lorrie. I love your stories with their unusual twists. Keep up the great work!

  4. Marcy, you need two clones. I can't wait for your YA to come out. I love the premise of your WIP and I'm sure it'll be a hit.

  5. Two of my favorite friends in the same could I pass this up. I've read both of Lorrie's books and loved them and now I'm looking forward to the next. Thanks for hosting Lorrie so I could stop by and praise her, and I'm looking forward to my appearance on the 27th. Hugz to you both.

  6. Throw a monkey in the mix and you have to have a winner---especially with your style of writing, Lorrie. Especially if he's a thief paired with the town sheriff. High jinks are bound to follow.

    Right now, I'm working on promo for Female Nomad and Friends: Tales of Breaking Free and Breaking Bread Around the World (how's that for a title?)---an anthology I worked on with Rita Golden Gelman. At the same time, I looking for places to query with my own travel tale.

    Moving pretty slow too, just the way I travel.

    Looking forward to seeing this new novel in print, Lorrie.

    Saludos, Maria Altobelli

  7. I'm a lucky critter myself since I have the pleasure of reading Lorrie's WIP. I've become a real Beggar fan. Little rascal has his own following.

    Now, about that clone...

  8. Your WIP sounds like a really fun read Lorrie. Looking forward to reading it. Wild Blackberries and Gypsy Crystal are on my TBR list!

  9. Lorrie-
    Wow. Sounds like you have a clone already, with two stories out there and a third on the way! I can't wait to read the third one coming out about the monkey.
    So, you have a gypsy, a person with powers and now a cowboy with a monkey. What on earth is next? Lois

  10. I'm one of the lucky ones too Marva. I've read some of Lorrie's WIP and I'm a huge Beggar fan. Cole's not bad either. ;) I love the tone you have in this one. And all your characters are always fresh and original. Could be why I'm such a fan...should I start stalking you?

    Speaking of's that for a lead-in, Lorrie? LOL Yep, my WIP is about a woman who's stalker will do next to anything to get close to her...even murder.
    I sort of got worn out towards the end of last year with my mom's health and then mine. Did I ever tell you that I HATE WINTER!! I'm hoping the new year brings better health and a fresh energy so I can finish.