Wounded Bride is the first book in a hard-boiled detective series. I’d like to share the first two chapters with you. Chapter 1 Saturday, March 17 5:00 a.m. Maria Mateo woke from a sound sleep and fumbled for the ringing phone. Her heart pounding, she answered, “Mateo.” “Did I wake you?” came the voice ofContinue reading “Two Sample Chapters from my detective novel Wounded Bride”
About the Book This eBook is a collection of the haiku poems that I’ve posted to my blog up to August 23, 2021, which marks the end of a 500-day blogging streak. It also contains some haikus that haven’t been posted on my blog. The title is the second line of one of my earliestContinue reading “Testimony of Outlaws – coming December 23!”
Get Wounded Bride – Haiku was posted on June 28, 2020. Wounded Bride was published on January 23, 2020 and is a hard-boiled detective novel and the first in a series.
I haven’t posted about my plans for books lately. I’m still working on the illustrations for “Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School.” I hate the idea of not blogging every day, but I’m starting to think I might need to change my schedule in order to have enough energy to revise my next bookContinue reading “Update on my Writing”
In January 2021, I published a post about part of my tagline: the Indie way. It is still the only way for me, and I wanted to share this post from the archives, but when I reread it, I realized it needed to be updated. Here you go! When I first started blogging, I didn’tContinue reading “Update: What Does “The Indie Way” Mean?”
Need a thriller? Get Wounded Bride now! Available in eBook, Hardcover, and Paperback for your summer reading needs. Read it on your deck, unwind before bed, or curl up with it on a rainy day. Wounded Bride is a fast-paced, hard-boiled detective novel, and there’s nothing like it after a long day of work whenContinue reading “Wounded Bride is a nice summer read”
April is both National Poetry Month and Indie Author Month. Each day throughout the month, I’ll post a haiku, a story part, or both. Full of creation, Restful beauty or darkness, Deep human nature.
My husband Michael and I are working on a series of books about Monica and Brad, a set of blind twins who are just starting kindergarten. I tell the story, and Michael explains how braille works. To learn more, please visit: Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers.
To subscribe, please fill out the form at the end of this post. 3. It’ll land right in your Inbox. No need to do anything. It’ll just be there. 2. I’ll share announcements about upcoming books. You’ll be among the first to know what I’m working on, and there’ll probably be more detail than you’llContinue reading “Why Subscribe to my Newsletter?”
We’ve got back cover copy! The Illustrator is working on the pictures. Our Place: Monica and Brad Start School is for people about age five. For more information, check out Hyacinth Grey’s Books for Young Readers.
Tomorrow it will, Be one year since FriesenPress, Published Wounded Bride.
When I first started blogging, I didn’t have a clear idea of what I was trying to accomplish. I mostly just wanted a website to share information about my self-published book(s). A blog was just something WordPress.com gave you automatically, whether you wanted one or not, and I hadn’t been planning on using it much.Continue reading “What Does “the Indie way” Mean?”
Don’t need a reason to buy books? Go directly to the Wounded Bride page. 3. Wounded Bride is my first book. Buying it and taking a chance might be a little like how you cheer for a rookie player on your favorite sports team. 2. It’s a hard-boiled detective, police procedural thriller, so you canContinue reading “3 Reasons to Buy a Copy of Wounded Bride today”
It’s a nice day here, and I don’t want to be on the computer writing for too long, so I thought I’d share the Teaser Video for Wounded Bride. Wounded Bride – Teaser Video Remember, if you subscribe to my YouTube Channel, you’ll be the first to see new book covers and read some ofContinue reading “Wounded Bride – Teaser Trailer”
Wounded Bride is my first book and was self-published with FriesenPress in January 2020. Check out the info and get your copy today! About the Book The city of Chicago is relentless. Murders and other violent crimes pile up: a woman lies in the hospital in a coma, a man is brutally attacked in hisContinue reading “Need a Thriller? check out Wounded Bride”
shallow focus photography of yellow sunflower field under sunny sky Photo by Susanne Jutzeler on Pexels.com What’s Sunflower Saturday? It’s like any other Saturday, but with a cool, silly name. What will you post? Sometimes a previous post like I’ve been doing, but I’m pretty much making another Change-it-up-Tuesday. Will it ever have anything toContinue reading “Starting Sunflower Saturday”
The best place to get Wounded Bride in eBook format is from the FriesenPress Online Bookstore. Why? You get three different formats with one purchase. EPUB – almost every eReader and app can read EPUB files. Mobi – this format is for Kindle devices and apps. PDF – this filetype can be opened on mostContinue reading “Get the eBook of Wounded Bride Today!”
Detective Maria Mateo is new to the Chicago Police Department. Wounded Bride is available now. Get your copy today. From somewhere inside the book: There hadn’t been any point in eating. She was out of the job she loved, so why bother?
Dear Books, During the last ten or so years, I’ve been hearing people say that printed books are on the decline, due to the rise of eBooks. I don’t think the trend has continued as fast as initially predicted, and I think that some printed books will always be produced. I don’t believe it whenContinue reading “A Letter to Books”
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Today, it’s been four months since Wounded Bride was self-published with FriesenPress. I have some cool stuff to show you today. David Collins at DC Cover Creations has crafted a logo for me! It’s now being displayed on every page and post of my site.I have two previous posts to show you, and five videos.MorganContinue reading “Four Months since Wounded Bride was Published!”
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Dear Reader, In January 2020, Wounded Bride was self-published through FriesenPress. One eBook copy was sold in February, so whoever bought it is my first Reader. I want you to know that you were the first person in the whole wide world to take a chance on a book with no reviews; one that hadContinue reading “A Letter to My First Reader”
I’ve posted something each day for the last fourteen days. I find myself wanting to harmonize the spelling of “week” and “streak,” so instead of calling it a “too weak streak,” I’ll go with a “strong two-week streek.” Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Indie April Why I Write What I’ve Learned The ChoiceContinue reading “Two Weeks”
I’ve added a For Booksellers page to my site.
This is the first Indie April for me as a new author. I have heard mixed opinions about self-publishing, and this blog post is an examination of some of them. Is it hard work, or is it just vanity? You may have heard the term “vanity publishing,” meaning that anybody with money can have aContinue reading “Indie April”
Thank you to everybody who retweeted something about the giveaway. Entries are closed as of 3:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Ten (10) winners will each receive one (1) Apple Books / iBooks gift code for Wounded Bride via direct message (DM.) The winners will be announced on Twitter, so if you’d likeContinue reading “Leap Day GiveAway Winners”
Cover image of Wounded Bride by Hyacinth Grey It starts on: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific. Entries close on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Pacific. All you need to enter is to go on Twitter and retweet something about this giveaway. One entry per Twitter account, but multiple retweets areContinue reading “GiveAway – Ten Apple Books / iBooks gift codes to get Wounded Bride”
Cover image of Wounded Bride Wounded Bride is now available from more Booksellers. To get a list, please visit my Buy Wounded Bride page. I’ll update that list as Booksellers add Wounded Bride to their offerings. This requires me to search for my book manually, so if you find Wounded Bride somewhere not listed onContinue reading “Wounded Bride now available from more Booksellers”
Wounded Bride cover image Now Available from the FriesenPress Online Bookstore in Paperback, Hardcover, and three eBook formats (EPUB, Kindle, and PDF.) https://books.friesenpress.com/store/title/119734000082595167/Hyacinth-Grey-Wounded-Bride There is also a Teaser Trailer video on YouTube at
Wounded Bride will be published in a week or so. In the meantime, please check out the book preview on the FriesenPress Online Bookstore. This link will take you to the page where Wounded Bride is listed, in case you wanted to check out other titles in fiction. https://books.friesenpress.com/store/browse/FIC000000/Fiction
(Cover image of Wounded Bride) Wounded Bride is coming very soon.
(Link to Coming Soon version of Teaser Trailer removed.)