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Busy Week

busyweekOne-shot update on a lot of activity around here lately.

As always, new Buttercup of Doom podcasts are live on Monday nights, generally by 7pm EST but life happens on occasion.

I’m happy to announce TWO new “bundles” on ebooks. Perfect for those who need or want both.

For those who may not have read WAITING OUT WINTER, you can now get it with THE HATCH in the “Stand-Alone Series” bundle. Save money, and get the whole story…

For those looking for something on the thriller side to begin their collection, I give you the “Thriller Double-Pack” with SIX DAYS and WHITE PICKET PRISONS. Again, save money when you get the bundle pack.

The best news of the last seven days — * * * New Release * * * WILTED LILIES is now available in both ebook and paperback. Originally offered as a serial novella through Lamplight magazine, this is the tale of ghosts, and girls, and guessing which is worse: hearing the living, or talking with the dead.

And finally, with all the new things arriving and yet to come, I’ve redone the bookstore page on the site so you can see novels, novellas, and more at a glance, and go from there…

That’s the week… thanks for visiting!

Hippie on the Loose | Buttercup of Doom ep 05

BOD-ep05-hippie300Now Available at Project iRadio!

In this episode … This week we have our first special guest: writer, ad-guy, hippie, and much more — Robert Ford. Normal people might have a guest on and ask them questions, like an interview. I’m not normal. On this podcast, I invite special guests to rant! And Bob Ford’s ranting topics of choice (aka the buttons I knew existed and pushed without guilt) include bad book covers, shittily© written self-published books that make more money than God, and well… go ahead a listen for more! We also cover the evils of “cholesterol in fiction” (aka “that” and other perils of prose) in the Kiddie Pool 101, the reading this week is from Bob’s collection in Bob’s own voice, and I only interrupt him 273 times (except during the reading). Enjoy!!

Bob Ford can be found on:  blogspot-squareicon  fb-squareicon  twitter-squareicon  (note: no WWW, remember to message him suggestions for his not-dotcom!)          


Sponsors: The God Beneath My Garden, by Robert Ford (available at Amazon)

Suggestions/Requests from: not this week (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Shoutouts: Lamplight Magazine • Jacob Haddon • Brian Keene • Geoff Cooper • Dave Thomas • Joe Branson • Tim Lebbon • Jack Ketchum • Edward Lee • Dezm (Mark Sylva) • Rachel Deering • Eric Roman • JF Gonzalez • Whutta Design • Robert Swartwood • Kealan Patrick Burke • Ron Dickie • Mary SanGiovanni • Wrath James White • Llamas with Hats

And don’t forget — for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

Read Tuesday

readtuesday14Read Tuesday is like Black Friday, but rather than general merchandise,
this is designed for buying and gifting books at amazing sale prices.

And of course I’m playing along!

Every single one of my* ebooks is currently set with a matchbook price of $0.00





That’s right. If you’ve ever purchased one of my physical books from amazon, the ebook is free for you to grab right now as a way for me to say Thank You for your support. Thank you.

And if you’ve got a favorite, one you’d like to share, or one you think someone else would enjoy—now’s the time. Purchase the book for someone on your holiday shopping list, and get the ebook version FREE for yourself. Or the physical for one person and the ebook for another . Two books for the price of one? Yeah, that simple. You’re welcome.


6days-72dpiWaking to an unknown darkness, Jenny must figure out who kidnapped her and how to escape, before time runs out…  buy SIX DAYS on Amazon wpp-2013Detective Mark Baker wants a justice system that works, but quickly learns to be careful what you wish for!  buy WHITE PICKET PRISONS on Amazon LS-cover-teaseA ship carrying genetically altered creatures crashes on an unsuspecting town in Michigan’s upper peninsula. buy LIVE SPECIMENS on Amazon bb-2013Short story collection of ghosts, zombies, imaginary, and the worst monsters of all… humans. Introduction by Tom Monteleone. buy BLACK BUBBLES on Amazon

gravewax-coverGeorge will do anything to keep his wife alive. Seeking the help of a local witch is just the beginning… buy GRAVE WAX on Amazon survivor's guiltStarting over after presumed dead on 911, Ryan’s been judge & jury for a decade. Now it’s his turn in the chair. buy SURVIVOR’S GUILT on Amazon buried memoriesGlimpsing a childhood he doesn’t recall under hypnosis, Ben begins to remember more than just the past. buy BURIED MEMORIES on Amazon crossroads coverA group of legend hunting teenagers mess with the wrong ghost, and learn the present is worse than the past. buy CROSSROADS on Amazon

tn-2013The imagination of children can be overpowering, but so can the truths they see with unbiased vision. buy THE NEIGHBORHOOD on Amazon wow-2013Can Nick and his family survive long enough for nature to correct science’s mistakes? buy WAITING OUT WINTER on Amazon


*Unfortunately, this only pertains to those I have full control over, and does not include the novella Deceiver, or any anthologies and/or magazines for which I have no control of pricing


‘Tis the season


Merry Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Yule…
whatever it is you celebrate, do it with a book!

And finally, the last Kindle countdown holiday sale of 2014. This one runs a little longer than the others so you can either pre-load those Kindles you’re gifting out to others, or grab one for yourself with the gift cards shoved in your own stocking. I hope you’ve enjoyed the sales and have a wonderful holiday weekend… happy reading!!



xmassale-wppDetective Mark Baker is an honest cop and an all-around good guy. After a chaotic night, Mark starts to reexamine his role in the system he no longer believes in.

That’s when an ominous letter arrives from his estranged sister. She sounds distraught, suicidal. Her words send him on a mission to a small Midwestern town, uncertain if he’ll find her dead or alive.

Valley Mill is a quiet little utopia. Everyone gets along. There’s zero crime. On the outside, it’s exactly what Mark thinks society should be. But what Mark discovers behind the pristine fences and closed doors is far worse than anything he could have imagined.

And he learns very quickly to be careful what you wish for…

get WHITE PICKET PRISONS on Amazon regularly $4.99 only 99¢

limited time: Dec 24 to midnight on Dec 27

There you go, your Christmas sale shopping list. Enjoy your holidays…with the lights on!



Sale Ended: once a sale is over, I’ll move the book down here… grab them while you can!




George Morey would do anything to save his wife from certain death and has tried every treatment known, from chemical to homeopathic to prayer—all to no avail.

So when the local witch requests unique ingredients from the town’s gravedigger, George complies without question—willing to sacrifice his own past to secure a future with the woman he loves… more than life itself.

get GRAVE WAX on Amazon regularly $2.99 only 99¢






The town of Mackinaw is all but abandoned at the end of tourist season. Now, with an approaching blizzard, a strange transport ship has crashed along the frozen shoreline—its escaped cargo genetically engineered for only one purpose…


Howling winds hide the screams of townsfolk, as retired biology teacher Ken Jardine leads a small group to first understand and then destroy what they’re dealing with, before the storm gives the upper hand to the Live Specimens

get LIVE SPECIMENS on Amazon regularly $4.99 only 99¢






Nick and the boys return from the summer’s last hunting trip to find the streets empty, the beachfront and park abandoned, and the windows of their own homes boarded shut.

The hunters have become the hunted, in an apocalyptic plague that pits man against beast—very tiny beasts. And Nick is determined to keep his strength, courage and family alive during what could very well be the last winter of their lives.

get WAITING OUT WINTER on Amazon regularly $2.99 only 99¢


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