Wednesday, December 11, 2013

On the Pineapple Express - Kindle Sale & 5-Book Giveaway

To celebrate the early Kindle release of my inspirational, human-trafficking thriller, On the Pineapple Express, I am giving away 5 Kindle copies. If you wish to participate, you can view my VLOG entry below and leave a comment on my blog to let me know you would like to be entered into the drawing for one of the 5 Kindle copies. Winners will be selected in the evening on Sunday, December 15.  Sorry, but printed copies won't be available until the general release on February 28, when all formats will go online.
If you wish to purchase a Kindle copy of On the Pineapple Express, it's on sale for $0.99 on December 15, increasing a dollar a day up to $5.99 on December 20.
I had intended to put up a real VLOG (video blog)  entry today, but the fan on my laptop is making so much noise that it's interfering with the audio. In lieu of a VLOG, I've made a video slide show that introduces me, the story behind the book, and the novel, On the Pineapple Express. It's a bit like a book trailer, but my real trailer will be a lot more professionally done.
On the Pineapple Express is book 2 in my 4-book Pure Genius Series. It reads well as a stand-alone novel, but if you want to hear about the cyber-terrorist incident that brought my hero and heroine together, you can check out book 1, Hide and Seek.
Enjoy the video and be sure to leave a comment and an e-mail address if you want to win a Kindle copy of On the Pineapple Express. Remember, the contest ends Sunday afternoon, December 15. For you print-only readers, there will be more opportunities to win a copy in early March.

Video of the story behind the book and a blurb about the story.

Merry Christmas!
H. L. Wegley

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Release Dates for Books 2 & 3 Pure Genius Series

All four books of the Pure Genius Series are now contracted, and I recently received release dates for books 2 & 3. On the Pineapple Express , a thriller (with romance) about human trafficking releases Feb 28, 2014 and Moon over Maalaea Bay , a romantic thriller set entirely on Maui, releases June 13. You can read more about the upcoming releases here on The Weatherscribe. Triple Threat , the final book in the series is in final editing and, hopefully, will release in the fall of 2014.

There are pictures from the setting of Triple Threat on my facebook profile.Check out the gondolas hanging over Whistler Valley. Maybe I should post one of them here --

Don't forget, book 1, Hide and Seek, a cyber-espionage thriller with romance, is available now.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

CrossReads Book Blast: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Keeper of Reign By Emma Right

About the Book

Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it? For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema. Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.

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Emma Right Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. She loves the Lord and His Word deeply, and when she doesn't have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one. Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Book 4, Pure Genius Series Submitted to Publisher

I recently submitted to my publisher the final book in the Pure Genius Series , Triple Threat, a thriller with romance. It's not yet contracted , but I'm fairly certain we'll come to an agreement on this story.
Brilliant, beautiful, 21-year-old Katie Brandt, PhD candidate and woman of faith, detects a deadly conspiracy. Suspecting it's only the tip of an iceberg, she dives in, pulling fellow grad student, Joshua West, with her into a high-risk investigation of a cyber-terrorist plot. Damaged by the foster-care system, Katie often takes huge risks to win acceptance and love. But when she risks the life of Josh, an agnostic who isn't prepared to die, she fears her mistake might have eternal consequences. That's a mistake that would break Katie's heart, a heart rapidly falling for Josh. If Katie and Josh survive the investigation, can they ever span the chasm of divergent worldviews that separates them? How can they awaken a dozing nation to a three-pronged danger that threatens its very existence? 
Triple Threat, a conspiracy you might read in tomorrow's paper, but pray you never will. An adventure that spans the Pacific Northwest, from the shores of the Olympic Peninsula to the mountains of Whistler, BC.
Keywords/Topics in this story: Thriller, Romance, Faith, Cyber-warfare, Christian Apologetics, Coming of Age 
Please let me know if this sounds like a story you would want to read. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Coming Soon - On the Pineapple Express - Book 2 Pure Genius Series

On the Pineapple Express - a romantic thriller set on the Olympic Peninsula

Hidden somewhere in the vast 3,600 square miles of the rugged Olympic Peninsula, human traffickers are holding girls to sell to international clients. When brilliant, NSA researcher Jennifer Akihara intercepts a mysterious cell call and hears the desperate cries of a girl calling for help, she is obsessed with finding the holding location. Lacking enough evidence to engage the FBI, she enlists the help of her fiancĂ©, Lee Brandt, a meteorologist. With a deadly storm and international criminals bearing down on them while the clock ticks toward the sale of the captives, can Jennifer and Lee survive the bullets and the elements to find the girls? Will the beautiful Jennifer survive to see her wedding day…or it’s antithesis?

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Patty Froese - Eye of the Beholder

The Weather Scribe welcomes Patty Froese today. She has a new release, Eye of the Beholder, from Pelican Book Group.

Eye of the Beholder
by Patty Froese

How beautiful are you? If you were to rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10, where would you land?

I don't think anyone is terribly comfortable with that exercise. We've been trained by the media to criticize ourselves. A droop, a sag, a blemish... Those are inexcusable. Actresses are publicly mocked for having gained a little weight or having some "cottage cheese cellulite" on their thighs, exposed by the prying lenses of unwelcome cameras.

Women have babies and are judged by their "bounce back" time, ridiculous as that may be.

A woman's value is not based on something as fickle as Hollywood ideals, but the constant battery of messages coming from the media would have us believe something else. Companies want us to believe that tubes and vials will make us beautiful, that certain styles will help us maintain our youth, that dyes will make us feel lovely. From diets to exercise machines, clothing lines to skin creams, the woman in this modern age is bombarded by messages that she just isn't enough, and she needs some help. Big time.

So when we look at ourselves in the mirror, what do we see? I always joke that it isn't fair to judge me only on my looks, because when you add in my personality, I get at least a three point lift on that number. And while I'm only joking around when I talk like that, there is truth under the laughter.

Beauty is more than skin deep.

But how much more?

Would you still feel beautiful if you had to wear unflattering clothing? Would you feel beautiful if all your hair fell out? Would you feel beautiful if scars covered your face and distorted your smile?

And if you stopped feeling beautiful, would you feel loved?

Where does our beauty come from?

In Eye of the Beholder, my heroine loses her looks in a freak accident. She goes from stunningly beautiful, capturing the admiration of everyone around her, to scarred and pitied. Doors no longer fly open for her, and the face in the mirror seems to belong to a stranger. When she goes up to the autumn woods to try to make peace with what she cannot change, she's faced with more than the reality of her new looks--she's faced with a man from her past who lost more than she ever knew.

When a woman loses her looks, what is there left to love?


Tricia Hunter was an extraordinary beauty...before a horrible bus accident left her irreparably scarred. In an effort to accept the things she cannot change, she heads to her uncle's cabin for some time alone.

Forest ranger Jesse Reynolds recognizes Tricia the minute he sees her, but nothing flickers in her eyes. That's fine by him. The same accident that stole her good looks killed his fiance, and he simply can't bring himself to feel sorry for Tricia like everyone else in her life seems to do.

Thrown together in the autumn woods, they are faced with the past, an uncertain future, and a struggle to find out why God allows terrible things to happen.

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What do you think true beauty is and where does beauty reside? How do you reconcile the evil, pain, and suffering in the world with the existence of an all-powerful, all knowing and good God? Two questions that raise some deep issues. Feel free to share your thoughts, questions, and answers.

-- The Weather Scribe

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Covers Books 2 & 3 Pure Genius Series

Hide and Seek, Book 1, Pure Genius Series released February 1, 2013 from Harbourlight Books (Pelican Book Group). Books 2 & 3 are also contracted, and I just received the covers for these 2 books. Both covers were designed by Nicola Martinez, the EIC of Pelican Book Group. This post is primarily to show off the book covers. Hopefully the accompanying blurbs will also pique your interest a bit. Release dates for the two books below are still TBD

Book 2: On the Pineapple Express - a thriller set on the Olympic Peninsula

Hidden somewhere in the vast 3,600 square miles of the rugged Olympic Peninsula, human traffickers are holding girls to sell to international clients. When brilliant, NSA researcher Jennifer Akihara intercepts a mysterious cell call and hears the desperate cries of a girl calling for help, she is obsessed with finding the holding location. Lacking enough evidence to engage the FBI, she enlists the help of her fiancĂ©, Lee Brandt, a meteorologist. With a deadly storm and international criminals bearing down on them while the clock ticks toward the sale of the captives, can Jennifer and Lee survive the bullets and the elements to find the girls? Will the beautiful Jennifer survive to see her wedding day…or it’s antithesis?


Book 3: Moon over Maalaea Bay - a thriller set entirely on Maui 

In an instant the honeymoon of Lee's dreams morphs to a nightmare when Jennifer disappears on their wedding night in Maui. The trafficking ring Jennifer crippled wants revenge by selling her into slavery. But a more sinister organization wants to buy Jennifer for other purposes.

With the clock ticking toward Jennifer's impending sale, Lee, accompanied by their fifteen-year-old foster daughter, Katie, and Jennifer's grandfather, begins his own search for her. As the search by Lee and the authorities intensifies, beautiful Katie ends up in the cross hairs of the traffickers.

Can Lee save both his bride and his future daughter? What if he has to make a choice between them? If Jennifer is sold, could she kill herself to avoid a life filled with degradation and unspeakable horror? If she did, would God forgive her?

Friday, February 8, 2013

New Release from Suspense Sister, Nancy Mehl

Nancy Mehl's latest book, Unbreakable, released from Bethany House this week. If you read romantic suspense or mysteries, you probably know about the Suspense Sisters Blog and have almost certainly read books by this talented group of authors. Here's a bit about the book.

Unbreakable: Book Two in the Road to Kingdom Series
Nancy Mehl

Gentle and unassuming Hope Kauffman has never been one to question or try to make changes. She quietly helps her father run Kingdom Quilts and has agreed to the betrothal her father arranged for her with the devout but shy Ebbie Miller.

Despite Hope's and other Kingdom residents' attempts to maintain the status quo, changes have already begun to stir in the small Mennonite town. The handsome and charismatic Jonathon Wiese is the leader of the move to reform, and when one of Kingdom's own is threatened by a mysterious outsider, Jonathon is one of the first to push for the town to arm itself. Hope's fiance, Ebbie, is at the forefront of those demanding the town stay true to its traditions of nonviolence.

When strange incidents around town result in outright attacks on several townspeople, Hope can't help but question what she's always been taught. As the town that's always stood so strong together is torn apart at the seams, Hope is caught between opposing sides, both represented by those she has come to care for. With tensions high and lives endangered by an unknown threat, Hope fears Kingdom can never survive in one piece.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

HeidiGlick invited me to the Next Big Thing Blog Hop. She’s blogging about her debut novel, Dog Tags.  

Thanks for stopping by. 

Today, I'm blogging about my debut novel, Hide and Seek. So let’s answer some questions about that book with all of the binary numbers and flames on the cover.
Hide and Seek cover

My book is titled Hide and Seek, and it's releasing on Feb 1.

Ideas for this book came from incidents I saw and/or investigated during my work.

My publisher calls Hide and Seek an espionage thriller. If it was a recognized genre, I would call it a romantic thriller.

My main man, Lee Brandt, would probably be played by someone like Kirk Cameron, although he's about ten years too old now. My heroine looks like a young singer/actress, Yuna Ito. You may not have heard of her. She's Asian-Hawaiian like Jennifer Akihara, my heroine. Yuna Ito has a great voice. I wanted to use her photo for my book cover, but if I had talked to her agent about permission, I would have been in way over my head in legalese and legalities.

Hideand Seek is an espionage thriller about an ingenious plot to neutralize several critical U.S. military weapons systems using cyber-warfare.

This book is contracted with a growing publishing company, Pelican Book Group, under their Harbourlight imprint.

The first draft took less than four weeks. The second draft took about seven weeks, during which I was enrolled in a writing workshop to learn what I should have known before undertaking the first draft. The third draft took another month, and it brought me my first book contract.

Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley has a similar flavor, a mixture of 2 main characters confronting evil and danger together while romance occurs between them. Pursued by Lillian Duncan and Fatal Judgment by Irene Hannon are similar. But stylistically, I write a bit like Tim Downs, just not as well as him.

Several years ago I thought I was being inspired to write the next great text on Christian Apologetics. After 10 years of study in preparation to write, I found that the real experts were publishing far superior works than what I could have produced. When my thoughts turned to fiction, I realized my 10 years of study would help me to incorporate the basics of the Christian worldview, and its answers to life's questions, into my stories. I began writing my first story and haven’t been able stop writing.

Hide and Seek is a high-action story that quickly leaves computers and technology behind as the Lee and Jennifer flee into mountains with rock faces and a system of caves. Also, the heroine, Jennifer, is intriguing. She's a small, stunning, Japanese-Hawaiian beauty with an IQ that's off the scale and a temper to match.

To find out more, you can read a non-spoiling synopsis of Hide and Seek on Linda Rondeau's Writing Across Generations Blog.

Please also visit the following other authors on the Next Big Thing Blog Hop:

Anne Greene
Anne will be blogging about her novel, A Texas Christmas Mystery. For a chance to win Anne’s book, please visit on February 11.

Anne delights in writing about wounded heroes and gutsy heroines. Her second novel, a Scottish historical, Masquerade Marriage, won numerous writing awards. The sequel, Marriage By Arrangement releases in February. A Texas Christmas Mystery also won awards. In 2014, her World War II novel, Angel With Steel Wings, about WASPs, women test pilots will release. She makes her home in McKinney, Texas. Tim LaHaye led her to the Lord when she was twenty-one and Chuck Swindoll is her Pastor. In 1990, Anne graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas.
View Anne’s other books, her blog, Addicted to Excellence, extensive travel pictures, and art work at Anne is active in ACFW, FHL, Sisters in Crime, The Writer’s View, and the Southwest Chapter of ACFW. Anne loves to speak to book clubs, libraries, and conferences. Her love of sailing, horseback riding, history, and art, as well as her Citizens Plano Policy Academy training, and military life sometime figure in her books. She maintains a web site, two blogs, and judges the Rita, Golden Heart, and Book of the Year, but she’s never too busy to talk with her fans.
Her highest hope is that her stories transport the reader to an awesome new world and touch hearts to seek a deeper spiritual relationship with the Lord Jesus. Buy Anne’s books at Or at

Ada Brownell
A.B. Brownell has been writing for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a daily newspaper reporter. She has a BS degree in Mass Communications and worked most of her career at The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo., where she spent the last seven years as a medical writer. After moving to Springfield, MO in her retirement, she continues to free lance for Christian publications and write non-fiction and fiction books.
The author will post about her upcoming release for teens, Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult on January 27th at
Joe the Dreamer is an action/adventure that surrounds Joe’s missing parents, a vicious man after Joe, robots, catapults, radicals working to erase Christianity from America, computer chips for the brain, a mental hospital’s juvenile unit, plus a spiritual payload.