Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Eaton's Ghost - A Yellowstone Ghost Story


Did you know there are lots of ghost stories about Yellowstone National Park?   I found several books about ghosts in Yellowstone. Some of the stories originated back in the 1800s.



I’ve always been intrigued with ghost stories, and because of my love of Yellowstone and some of the stories I’ve heard, I decided to write a ghost story involving Yellowstone, Eaton’s Ghost, A Yellowstone Ghost Story.




In my story you will meet a ghost or two. Yes, there is a scrumptious love story. And yes, you will get a taste of Yellowstone.



Here’s a brief blurb:

Author Bryn McCullough loves ghost stories and Yellowstone National Park is full of them. For her next book, she heads to Yellowstone to research ghosts. Never did she expect to actually meet one. 

After losing his wife, Eaton Westfield found solace and a new place to reinvent his life as a photographer in the tourist town of West Yellowstone. On his expeditions into the Park, a ghost appears in his photos. He tries to explain the unusual occurrence as a problem with lighting.

When Bryn and Eaton bump into each other, she is intrigued by the picture of the ghost woman in his pictures. She’s shocked it looks so much like her. He doesn’t believe in ghosts and is determined to prove her ghost theory wrong. They begin a journey of finding the truth. What they discover is a surprise neither expects.



Eaton’s Ghost is available in ebook and paperback through Amazon.com



Happy Reading!

K. R. Bailey
http://KRBailey.com

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where's Your Favorite Place to Visit?


Where’s your favorite place to visit? Do you prefer exotic cities like Paris or Rio? Or do you enjoy mountain towns like West Yellowstone or Breckinridge Colorado? Big cities like LA or New York? Then there’s seaside villas where you can hear the ocean waves crashing against the beach.



I’ve been lucky enough to visit many of these places and I’ve decided I like getting away from rushing traffic and the hub bub of people.



One of my favorite places is spending time in Yellowstone. I especially love the park in September or October. Less people. Cool temperatures. Lots of wildlife.

Here's a few of the pictures I took on my last visit. Enjoy.

Old Faithful Lodge
This is a back view because the Iodge was closed for the season. If you ever have an opportunity to take the tour, do it. Very interesting.

Old Faithful Inn
Beautiful building.

A view of the Terrace Geyser at Mammoth Hot Springs

A Pretty view along the Firehole River

A young elk grazing on the lawn in front of the
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel

A Coyote posing for a picture
You never know what animal will step out as you drive along.
We had coyotes, elk and bears.


Where's your favorite place to visit?

K. R. Bailey
http://KRBailey.com



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Book - Cherry Wood Place

My book, Cherry Wood Place, is a romantic mystery. As with all romances, they have a happy ending. Mine is no different.

Spring reminds me of love and marriage, why not check out my story, Cherry Wood Place.


Here's a brief blurb:


Recently divorced with no job and no future, Emma Kingman knew she had to do something fast. Her meager savings won’t support her for long. Then her friend Ally asks her to plan her wedding. Ludicrous, but an idea starts to grow. 

Destiny led her to the perfect place -- an old home large enough for everything she’s looking for. A call to the realtor is the first step to achieving her newfound dream - Cherry Wood Place, her own wedding center. Emma’s future looks bright. But is it?

Realtor, Matt Graham, is relieved to find a buyer for the family home that has sat empty for three years. He’s fascinated with the changes Emma is making to the old homestead. Even though he doesn’t want to get involved, he is intrigued with the determined woman.  

With rumors of the house being haunted, vandals and weird happenings around the property, Emma’s hopes for her new business begin to dwindle. Matt finds himself wanting to help, but neither of them are ready for the unusual events that threaten them and their future together.

Cherry Wood Place is available in both ebook and paperbook through Amazon.com

Happy Reading!

K. R. Bailey
http://KRBailey.com

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Eaton's Ghost, A Yellowstone Ghost Story

I Love ghost stories, especially when they are about places I love. Yellowstone is one of my favorite places. So I decided to write a ghost story involving Yellowstone National Park.

Eaton's Ghost, A Yellowstone Ghost Story, is based on a dream my brother-in-law had. Of course, I have taken some liberty to write the story my way, and of course, my way makes it both a ghost story and a romance.

I'm thrilled to show you the cover I designed. What do you think?

Here's a brief blurb:


Author Bryn McCullough loves ghost stories and Yellowstone National Park is full of them. For her next book, she heads to Yellowstone to research ghosts. Never did she expect to actually meet one. 

After losing his wife, Eaton Westfield found solace and a new place to reinvent his life as a photographer in the tourist town of West Yellowstone. On his expeditions into the Park, a ghost appears in his photos. He tries to explain the unusual occurrence as a problem with lighting. 

When Bryn and Eaton bump into each other, she is intrigued by the picture of the ghost woman in his pictures. She’s shocked it looks so much like her. He doesn’t believe in ghosts and is determined to prove her ghost theory wrong. They begin a journey of finding the truth. What they discover is a surprise neither expects.

Eaton's Ghost, A Yellowstone Ghost Story, will be released in kindle format on May 15, 2018. It is available for pre-order now so you can get it the day it's released.

Happy Reading!
K. R. Bailey
http://KRBailey.com

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Happiness

Happiness is like a butterfly
The more you chase it
The more it eludes you,
But if you turn your attention to other things,
It comes and softly sits upon your shoulder.

I love this thought. Just wanted to share it and hopefully you can find your own way to happiness.

Have a great week!

K. R. Bailey
http://KRBailey.com

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary




Two of my nieces just returned from a weekend helping at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah and said it was one of the neatest experiences of their life. Hearing that, it brought back memories of a trip my husband and I took a few years back. We were told to visit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary so we traveled into the warmth of southern Utah to get away from the cold and snow we are still experiencing here in northern Utah. We got to see so many beautiful places, unique sights and interesting things, but I think my favorite was our visit to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Angel Canyon near Kanab.


 Rainbow over Angel's Rest


At first, neither my husband nor I thought we would be seeing much more than a normal animal shelter. Gosh, were we wrong! We traveled into a beautiful canyon nestled in the coral and pink sandstone mountains. We arrived too late for a normal tour of the facility, but we figured we’d just take a drive on our own down the sandy road that wound into the canyon past large, spacious paddocks housing horses and burros. We found spacious kennels where dogs of every kind were housed amidst the beautiful cedars. Mule deer wandered around and in front of us as we toured.  Small, furry bunnies hopped about green pastures next to grazing horses. A flock of Osceola turkeys soared from the tops of the tall canyon walls to scratch for food before they flew into tall trees to roost for the night.  We hiked up to a natural amphitheater where cool flowing water, beautiful green grass, and natural acoustics amazed us. Nothing could have prepared us for the many breathtaking sights we found.



The most impressive was the Angel’s Rest Pet Cemetery where the first thing we noticed was the beautiful sounds of wind chimes. We turned off the engine of our truck and as the gentle breezes blew, the chimes sounded like an organ playing a majestic song. Rock pathways led to a gazebo and small benches where you can relax and enjoy the calm serenity. The cemetery is not about dying but an affirmation of life where the beautiful rock canyon holds urns, vases and memorials of the little animals who have brought so much to our earthly life.



If you have the opportunity to visit southern Utah, don’t miss the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  It’s a special haven for abused and abandoned animals of all kinds. They have an expert staff of veterinarians, trainers and caregivers to see to the special needs of about 2000 cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, owls, and other animals. It is supported entirely through donations. It’s an amazing place where their philosophy is – kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. 



Take a minute and browse their web site -- www.bestfriends.org



 
K. R. Bailey

http://www.KRBailey.com

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Are You Moving In the Right Direction?


Where you stand is not important -- its in what direction you are moving that counts.
------Unknown

I love that thought. Too often I think people worry that they haven't accomplished their goal, they aren't where they want to be in life, or that they may not be successful. But I think this thought says it all. It doesn't matter where you are. You just have to take small steps each day and one day you'll accomplish your goal and reach your dream. Don't have any? Then take time today and set some goals, identify your dream. The small steps will add up. Believe me, they will.

If you talk to various authors, they have a goal of writing a small number of words or pages each day. They know that eventually they'll complete that story or novel. Christine Feehan says her goal is writing seven pages a day. RaeAnn Thayne strives for three short periods a day to write. They aren't all at once, but throughout her day, she tries to find small increments of time to put words on pages. They are moving in the right direction. I strive to find at least an hour each day on my computer to write and I admit alot of the time it is at midnight after my husband goes to sleep. Another thing that I find helps is to always have a notbeook with me. I am constantly playing with story ideas, developing characters, or plotting my story wherever I'm at. For me it works.

Someone on a diet knows they must lose a pound or two a week and over time it adds up to ten, twenty or more pounds lost. They know small steps lead them to success.

Isn’t it frustrating to want to buy something – a new car, a piece of furniture, even expensive jewelry and you don’t have the money. I found a long time ago, saving just a little bit each payday definitely adds up. If you’re patient, even though sometimes that’s hard to do, you’ll eventually have enough for a good down payment to lower the monthly payments or perhaps even enough to go and buy what you want outright. You just have to do it a little at a time.

You can accomplish anything if you want it bad enough. Just take little steps toward your goal and as long as you do it a piece at a time, you’ll get there eventually. Don't let disappointment or stumbling blocks cause you to slide backward.

Remember:
If it is to be, it's up to me!

K. R. Bailey
http://KRBailey.com