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TV GODS: SUMMER PROGRAMMING The heat of the summer has driven the gods of history to take refuge on the small screen. Once again, we bring you the unholy juxtaposition of your favorite television show overrun by your favorite pantheons - TV Gods: Summer Programming.

The White House's state of the nation address will never be the same when delivered by Brahama. The Greek castaways on a small island will have to make the best of things since their three-hour tour didn't end as planned. Can an unlikely partnership unravel a murder or is the killing destined to become another unsolved X-Scroll? These eighteen tales will provide binge-worthy entertainment to help you beat the heat. No TV show is safe!

My story, Poseidon's Island is a parody of Gilligan's Island, my favorite TV show when I was growing up. My neighborhood kids used to act out the episodes in our backyards and I always wound up playing Gilligan. I even got a white sailor's hat for Christmas one year from my parents. I think everyone was trying to tell me something...probably that I was a goofy kid! ;) For this story, I channeled my inner Gilligan and set out on a three hour not quite...I set out to write humor (verses having it pop up unexpectedly in my books). Am I bragging if I say I think the story turned out well? Maybe :) Read the excerpt to find out!


ISBN 13: 978-0988799141
Pub date: May 2017, Fortress Publishing, Inc
Edited by: Jeff Young and Lee C. Hillman
Price: $16.00 trade paperback, $4.99 eBook

You can order TV GODS: SUMMER PROGRAMMING online at these retailers:


The exhilarating conclusion of the Study series has been released! It doesn't matter what book number or series name DAWN STUDY is called, it is the final book for Yelena and Valek. After six books, they've been through so much--fights for their lives, kidnappings, assassination attempts, daring rescues, mother-in-laws, arrests, rogue magicians, betrayals, and Janco's campaigns against sand--that I think it's time for them to get a well deserved rest. :)

If you're new the the Study/Glass series and would like to see a definitive list of the books and short stories in the author preferred reading order, go HERE.

For those who have been with me since the very beginning (i.e. since POISON STUDY, this book once again alternates chapters between Yelena and Valek's POV, with short chapters from Leif, Janco and Heli the Stormdancer. It was a beast of a book to write since there was so much going on and many characters from the previous five books joined together to fight against the big bad. Warning: Be prepared for a very late night of reading (I give you permission to blame me when you're grumpy the next day ;). The publication date is January 31, 2017 in the US/Canada, 23 January 2017 in Australia/NZ, and 9 February 2017 the UK.

Here's a fantastic review from RT Book Reviews who gave it 4.5 stars and a TOP PICK for February! After an amazing run, uber-talented Snyder brings her fantastic Study series to a close. Ever since being introduced in Poison Study, Yelena Zaltana and Valek have been truly riveting and unforgettable characters. As this series has evolved, Snyder has continued to build a remarkable world as well as develop a host of powerful secondary characters. Snyder really doesn't disappoint, as Dawn Study is a fitting and thrilling conclusion to the remarkable journey of Yelena and Valek. Huge kudos to Snyder for a job very well done!

Read an Excerpt from DAWN STUDY.

DAWN STUDY International Covers!

UK Cover  /  Australian Cover

You can order DAWN STUDY online at these USA retailers: Australian and New Zealand Readers go HERE for links.

United Kingdom Readers go HERE for links.

For Other international Readers go to Book Depository Free International Shipping!

SHATTERED GLASS Glass Series #4 - A New Glass Series eNovella!

Yep, you read that right, I wrote an e-Novella about Opal. The story takes place between NIGHT STUDY and DAWN STUDY, making the perfect read while you're waiting for DAWN STUDY to be released in January 2017!

Here's a synopsis: While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a strangely worded letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal's immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably an ambush, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn't easy to trick, and with her two soldier friends, Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel down to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan with the hope of rescuing the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap.

The eNovella costs 0.99 US. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Araella, an 18 year old friend of my daughter who was recently diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. :( The money will help her with medical and travel expenses as she undergoes extensive chemotherapy.

Read an excerpt from SHATTERED GLASS HERE

You can download a copy of SHATTERED GLASS online at these USA retailers: You can download a copy of SHATTERED GLASS online at these international retailers:


FIRE STUDY was released in Japan with another gorgeous cover by Tae (my favorite of the 3), who also created the cover for the other Japanese Study books. My books have been getting great reviews from Japanese readers and have been selling well. POISON STUDY had reached #1 at one point over the last year. Yay! I really hope to visit Japan one day and do some book signings.

I checked on Amazon Japan and saw a couple 5 star reviews, but Google translate was unable to handle the translation (it made no sense - except I think the one reviewer really loved Kiki). For those who enjoy collecting the different editions of my books, you might be able to order a copy though Kinokuniya online (There are also stores in the USA and Australia).

Here's the book's ISBN #9784596550309 and here are a couple of links:

Poison Study  /  Magic Study

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