Formatting Part 2


Last week I wrote a post about formatting and reformatting my new book, Embers.  Over the last few days I decided to reformat The Halley Branch as well.  With Embers as a model, it wasn’t difficult, though it was time consuming.  Also, since there is no Table of Contents there was a lot less to worry about.  So it is done and posted!  Leafing through, it looked much better.

I may go back and do The Fireborn and Seasons of Imagination as well.  There are problems with doing this, which I won’t get into today, but it is a possibility.

For now, though, The Halley Branch does look much better!


An evil 300 years in the making.  A trap set 150 years in the past.

The day should have been a normal “family day” at the Hawkins’ Mausoleum, but a premonition followed Trevor into the crypt. To make matters worse, he couldn’t shake his morning vision of a dead woman draped in a funeral-shroud.

After rescuing a girl trapped in the tomb, repressed memories forced him to reevaluate everything. Was his extended family a cult with roots going back to America’s colonial past?  Was the evil Benjamin Halley still stalking his tomb after 150 years? Was there any truth to the Power described by the family’s patriarch, Miles Hawkins?

Trevor realized that he was being manipulated and drawn into a trap set in the 19th century, and feared that everyone around him had already been ensnared.  Who could he trust?  The members of his own family’s Branch, The Bradford’s, like his cousins Bill or Stan?  Perhaps members of the Hawkins Branch, such as the beautiful but jaded Amelie?  The one Branch he knew not to trust was the extinct Halley Branch.

But the Halley’s were the ones who were welcoming him with open, if dead, arms.


If you are interested in the newly formatted The Halley Branch, you can pick it up here:




6 thoughts on “Formatting Part 2

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is nice to have it right, or at least closer to right… After I discovered the big issue (I put spaces between paragraphs) I felt a bit stupid and embarrassed. But then, with all of those eyes that saw the three books, nobody pointed it out until after The Halley Branch had been out for a couple of months…

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