Posts Tagged ‘Ghost Hand’

A Bundle of Fantastic Female Fantasy Authors (and one Token Dude)

By now, you’ve probably heard of “bundling” where groupings of books by different authors are sold together for one amazing price. Often, bundles are organized by a theme or genre, and they usually feature one or two very well known authors alongside some lesser known or indie authors.

Well, today, I’d like to present to you the incredibly awesome Legends and Dreams Book Bundle, featuring eight amazing books, all by fantastic female fantasy authors (and one token dude who can write too).

Legends Bundle

One great feature of this bundle is that YOU, the buyer, get to CHOOSE WHAT PRICE YOU’LL PAY for it, with an extremely low $3 minimum. For that amount, you get five books (a real steal) but at a second tier of $13, you’ll unlock THREE MORE and get all eight books. The full bundle of eight includes a book by best-selling author team, Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson, as well as the newly redesigned cover of GHOST HAND by Ripley Patton, the first book of the acclaimed YA paranormal thriller series, The PSS Chronicles.

If that isn’t enough incentive, another great aspect of this Bundle is that 10% of the profits goes to Stories for Students, a non-profit providing books for K-12 classrooms.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab this bundle now, but don’t delay as this OFFER ENDS MARCH 3rd. 

GHOST HAND: A 2013 Best Indie Book Semi-Finalist

Ghost Hand cover


I am thrilled to announce that GHOST HAND has been chosen as one of 50 books in the KINDLE BOOK REVIEWS 2013 BEST INDIE BOOKS in the YA category.

It was selected out of numerous entrants based on the strength of its opening chapters, and will now be read and judged in its entirety.  A FINAL FIVE books will be chosen in each category on September 1st, 2013, and a FINAL WINNER in each category will be chosen October 1st, 2013.

So, fans of GHOST HAND and THE PSS CHRONICLES, keep your fingers crossed and spread the news that one of you favorite books is a semi-finalist.

Also, GHOST HAND recently received its 5OTH 5-STAR REVIEW  on Amazon. Thank you to all of you who have read and supported the book.

Ghost Hand is Funded!


The publication of Ghost Hand as been successfully funded on Kickstarter.

Thank you so much for your support. Thank you for backing the project 112%. It was an amazing experience for me to see the money rolling in from family, friends, fans, and even people I didn’t know.


Over the course of the project, not only did you fund the money I needed to make Ghost Hand a real book, many of you offered to donate your skills and talents as well.

I now have someone copy editing Ghost Hand for free, someone preparing the the print lay-out for free and someone converted all the e-book files for free. These are all tasks I was originally going to have to pay for, which means even more of my Kickstarter funds can go toward promotion and print production of Ghost Hand, as well as research for book two. And yes, that means I will be able to afford that trip to Indianapolis for setting research, even though we didn’t make that final stretch goal.

A special thank you goes out to those who have offered to help make Ghost Hand a reality in such a hands-on way.


First, it takes about two weeks for the Kickstarter pledges to be processed and finalized to my account, so I won’t see the funds until early September. While I’m waiting, I will be going over Ghost Hand one last time, polishing it to a gleaming shine before sending it out for a professional edit.

A professional edit can take up to four weeks, so that puts us into early October before I get it back to make corrections and changes to the manuscript.

Meanwhile, I will be ordering ISBNs for the print and e-book versions, and the good news is they come in batches of 10 for $250, which means I will have covered my ISBN needs for four future books as well.

Once the edit is done and changes have been made, Ghost Hand will be formatted for e-book and paperback and will go to print. This will take about two weeks, which puts us to mid-October.

I will also be making plans for a special Ghost Hand Launch in November, just in time to buy it for the holidays for all your YA-loving kin.

Thank you for making the reality of Ghost Hand possible.



Ripley Patton lives in a 22-foot camper in the woods of Southern Illinois with a cat named Lemmy. Her two young adult children, a daughter and a son, are her favorite people. When Ripley's not out exploring nature and getting her hands dirty, she's usually reading or writing a book.

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