Due to the murder of my family and the resulting court cases, police investigations, and FBI investigations, I no longer have time to daily update this website.

Likewise ALL novel, short story, and article writing projects are on hiatus.

All book releases, book signings, workshops, and convention appearances for 2015 (and unknown amount of time after) are on hold while the murder investigation of my family is ongoing.

Writing advice an, worldbuilding, character creation, and other writing how to articles are on hold.

From now on, the bulk of updates here will be about the investigation into the murder of my family.

No, NOT just THIS author website, not JUST the EelKat pename, not just self published books: ALL 15 (fifteen) of my penames are on hiatus, that includes traditional published books as well, newspaper reporting jobs, editing jobs, my work for Harlequin Romance Novels, my work for Disney... EVERYTHING is on hiatus. Every publishing house I work for, every series I write, every panname I write under: they are ALL on hiatus, ALL projects.

There is NOTHING being published under ANY penname, not for ANY series, not for ANY publisher, from 2015 onward. EVERYTHING is on hold due to the murder of my family. I do not know when or even if, any of the projects will be restarted or finished.

Yes, BOTH the magazines I owned are indefinably shut down because of this as well, with no plans for either magazine to return. The publishing house I own is also closed to submissions from now on, we will no longer be publishing anything. It is unlikely we will reopen the publishing house either.

All book signing tours, workshops, letures, PAX events, ComicCon events, carnival/festival/state fair/car show events are also canceled. I will not be attending ANY of them. If a venue still has my name listed as a guest/speaker/etc it is because they've not yet removed it. I WILL NOT be there, no matter where it is! 


The ONLY thing continuing from this point on, is THIS website, where I'll post updates on the murder investigation, hopefully every week, but, you know how it is when 10 members of your family are beheaded, it's kind of difficult to have a schedule for anything anymore.

Fluorite Pocket Heart Crystal Healing Worry Stone
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A stone heart cut from Fluorite and then tumbled and polished to a high gloss. Each heart is different in color, pattern and fractures/inclusions. Yours is chosen by random selection only. One heart per item ordered. Fluorite. 1 3/4"



What is a Worry Stone?

Worry Stones (also known as palm stones, pocket stones, pocket hearts, healing hearts, or sometimes thumb stones) are smooth, polished gemstones, usually in the shape of an oval, circle, or heart, one to two inches in diameter, sized to fit in the palm of you hand (thus the name Palm Stone). Worry Stones used for meditation, prayer, relaxation, stress & anxiety relief, and to help overcome addictions.

You keep the stone in your pocket. To use it, hold the stone between the index finger and thumb and gently moving your thumb back and forth across the stone.

Some stones have words carved in them, (Love, Peace, etc), and the holder meditations on the word carved into the stone, thus the they are sometimes called Meditation Stones.

Worry stones have been used in many cultures and traditions, no one really knowing for sure where their use started. Variations on the concept are said originate in ancient Greece, Tibet, Ireland, Scotland, and multiple Native American tribes.

Worry Stones are often used in Spirit Communication, Angel Work (both New Age Light Worker and Ancient Enchain types), Demonology, Chaos Work, and Faerie Magic. With certain types of stones being used depending on their sacred meanings.

They are also used in Reiki and Charka work to help balance and clear the Charkra energies.

In Ceremonial High Magic, Worry Stones are often used in conjunction with sacred circles and sacred stars, certain types of stones being placed at certain points  of the stars drawn out on the ground by the wizard. The type of stone used and placement thereof being determined by the spell in question.



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