Saturday, July 6, 2013

Author Interview

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Taking a break Hillary Hermes: Thrice Greatest, the second book in the series,
Hope to get back to it in a couple of weeks.

Free Day

Hillary Hermes: Vampires vs. Witches is free today, last day.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

An Avid Reader Interview

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Author Bio

YL Parker was born and resides in  North Carolina. She has been a teacher for over 18 years.

She has always loved stories ever since she was a young girl.

She wrote screenplays for ten years and now has brought her storytelling to books.

She has BA in English and a MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Book 2

I've written 80 pages on book 2.  It should be finished soon  I'm going to write around 300 pages, so two thirds to go

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Design a new Amulet contest

Design a new Amulet Contest

Design a new Amulet for book two to take the place of this pendant.

New Store

YLP Books store is open
with Hillary Hermes: Vampires and Witches products is now open. Revenue from the store goes toward website prizes.

Print Version

Print copy is now available on Create a Space.
It is 538 pages in print.   Hillary Hermes: Vampires vs. Witches

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hillary Hermes book 1

Book one is now available on Kindle Direct.  You can share the book with other people.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Sales

I'm so excited.I've had some sales on Amazon.  Rush right over to your kindle and buy it.  It's on sale for 99 cents. It won't stay that price for long.


Here is the link for Hillary Hermes Book 1 on Goodreads for those of you who are interested.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hillary Hermes Vampires vs Witches on Amazon

Hillary Hermes Vampires vs. Witches is out on Amazon
Here is the link below.
I decided on another cover because in the first book fire is the first element that reveals her identity.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This Week

      Hillary Hermes is  coming out this week! I'm working on the last two chapters this week. Only adding a few things, printing them for a read through to see how they sound .I had to do a good bit of editing you know on this book. It was bascially one hard copyedit with a great editor who helped me look at each chapter.Then from that I learned to self edit, and  many chapters needed to rewritten for flow.  I've been doing that since December.  I promised to publish this winter. Technically it is still winter

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

Harlequin Horror

I submited to Harlequin.

Thought I would share this. Sometimes I like to see have these publishers have to say
 about Hillary Hermes.

Final Edit

Last printing and read through Monday. I was going to buy a final copy edit, but I think I'll do it myself. It may take longer,but I've learned alot about self editing through this process.

New Book

I wrote 5 pages on book two Friday. I think this book will go much faster.the outline is coming together quite well. Most of it is about Hillary going back home to ancient Greece. I am going to get most of it out of the way in case I decide to go back  school; that takes alot of time. But I'm committed to writing a book a year. I'm thinking about 4 or 5 in the Hillary Hermes series.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Don't Make Me Angry For Sale

This is a short I published yesterday.   It's part of a series of crime stories.

Go and buy it only .99 cents.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

4 more chapters

I've got four more chapters to revise and about a week more of hard editing left. I haven't had much time to work on book two.  I graduate with a Masters in Teaching and Learning Tuesday,Yay! When that is over I'll have more time to write.

Another Editor

I found some great editors on

Here is one;

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Looking For?

I'm looking for an illustrator in photoshop for the blog.   I usually find people on but talent has seemed to dry up.Also looking for two people for a critique and a copyeditor.

Second Round Editing

Second Round of editing almost finished. Two more critiques and copyediting and that will be it.

Friday, January 25, 2013

More Editing

Editing is going pretty well. I need to print the whole book out and look at it again. Yay.

100,000 Viewers

The 100,000 viewer contest is underway. I'm looking for 100,000 people to surf the blog. I haven't forgotten my 50,000 viewers.

New Editor

Looking for a new editor anybody have any suggestions?

Next Edit

My next edit is underway. It won't be finished for another week.

check up

I'm still having a point of view problem, but i'll work it out.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Book 1 Edit

Still planning on publishing this winter. I'll keep you posted. Hopefully I can flesh out two chapters more by the end of this month. I want the best book possible. One more month of school to go.


Well my critique was more like an edit, but it was very useful.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I just sent the final copy to the be critiqued by two people.


The 50,000 viewer contest is over. If you have signed up before today let me know by email or otherwise, of your subscription.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


I wrote 30 pages on Hillary Hermes:Thrice Greatest this holiday.


I  just need to revamp the anti hero ,Andre in the first book. I haven't written in the last couple of days on book 2 but still pacing along great!


I finally decided what I want Andre to look like.  I want him to be attractive on the outside but nasty on the inside.