Corey the Calf

Corey the Calf

Corey the Calf by Patty Johnson

Farmer Brown’s favorite little calf, Corey, is an adventerous little calf who loves to please his owner. Upon hearing the farmer is about to choose the best calf on his farm, Corey will do whatever it takes to be sure he’s the chosen one. Sadly, when he’s given the task, he comes up short. Unbeknownst to Corey and the other calves, Farmer Brown isn’t looking for the same results as everyone else.

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Author Patty Johnson was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Joseph and Anna Mae Johnson. Both parents believed a good education plus good manners equalled a good future. Joseph taught Patty to read using the newspaper before she entered kindergarten, and her love for words never ceased. For 25+ years, she worked as a legal secretary/paralegal, but never gave up on her dream of becoming a published author.

The mother of two sons, both diagnosed with autism and ADHD, would tell them bedtime stories every night. The boys loved the stories so much, they would ask to hear them again and again. Having to write the stories down because the boys did not want her to deviate from the original version, the author realized she had put together a nice collection of children’s storybooks. Corey the Calf is a byproduct of Patty’s bedtimes with her children, as well as a dream come true for the author.

Patty writes imaginative stories for young children. Each story is entertaining and educational; each story teaches a lesson on a moral value, such as honesty, friendship, and sharing; and each story in the series ends with tips to the parents to help their children. One half of all proceeds from the sales of the storybooks are donated to organizations benefitting children with autism.

Patty also writes for The Fellowship Journal, a Christian newsletter, and is the former Editor-in-Chief of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists. She isn’t afraid to admit that she can express herself better in writing than speaking, or that butter pecan ice cream can sweeten even the worst of days. Connect with her at



Three at the Center of Rage

Book Excerpt

Written by  on January 24, 2014

From THREE AT THE CENTER OF RAGE:    One of my three protagonists, Yusuf (Joe) Masood  (from Queens, NY),  is on leave from terror training, long enough to visit his ailing grandmother in Islamabad; but she has been removed to Lahore for medical treatment, and he is now alone in her house where he is visited by a stranger, Major Nazir Hussain, a man he is in no mood to trust.

Having been told by the Major of his connection to the CIA, Yusuf says, “It spooks me and I don’t get it.”

“Yes, of course, let me educate so we can move on. What you see is all a game of angled mirrors. Reflections of reflections. From the outside one is never quite sure of what one is looking at. The CIA and their contractors are all over Pakistan. They may be gathering intelligence on the ground, or murdering people. Or they may be providing weapons to enemy insurgents to keep the crisis level raised, to rationalize a U.S. presence. If one is uncovered, he retreats to the embassy. And whatever it is he has been doing, it is simply portrayed as executing diplomatic business.

“Here, there are public outcries and official indignation, but we in Pakistan are deep in the game. For instance, if we know of an imminent American missile strike, we in the ISI often alert the militants beforehand. We sometimes provide funding and sanctuary to the Taliban. I am secular, like you, but many in the military and in ISI are fundamentalists. In either case it often comes down to pragmatism and money.”

Yusuf recalls the intercept, and waving on, of the Vice and Virtue men by the Pak military, but says nothing.

“Some days, under threat of a cutback of dollars from the U.S. we attack the Taliban and kill them. Then the U.S. military bribes the Taliban in dollars to prevent the Taliban, or bandits of every stripe, from attacking their convoys. On other days they kill each other, with the Taliban shooting down American aircraft with Rockets the U.S. gave to them to fight the Soviets. Sometimes, to please the U.S. president, we invade Taliban territory; but to please the Taliban we shoot at empty buildings. Still, the ungrateful Taliban we created and supported will often attack our government and military installations and kill hundreds.

“What this all comes down to, Yusuf, is the economy of Pakistan would collapse without U.S. dollars. The game is this: by keeping the Taliban alive we continue to receive billions in aid. Thus, when we must attack the Taliban, we pay a bribe to the Mujahid for the collateral damage, with American money. Fewer people are killed that way. American businessmen understand this. They bribe their congressmen to not shoot them down. As you can see, one can explain without seeming to make sense. I think we must get past this now. Eh?”

Without a preamble and flat out serious: “I know who kidnapped your brother. A group of five, actually.” His words as delivered are cold enough in Yusuf’s opinion, to chill the air.


The Death of Ink by M M John

The Death of Ink is out now as an ebook!

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Fifteen-year-old Paige Langley’s life has always revolved around good grades and escaping her less than ideal home life…but once she meets Devon Connors, her life drastically changes.

Although, they share an instant attraction, Devon’s concealing a dark past. And an even darker secret…there’s a dead girl haunting him nightly.

Resolute to win the school’s writing contest, Paige will do just about anything to achieve her goals. So after she finds a binder containing information on a past murder and the illegal activities of the students, she believes the stories are fictional and the perfect way to win the contest.

But the owner of the manuscript, Devon Connors, has other plans. To keep Paige from exposing his secrets, Devon befriends her and even offers to help her write a winning story for the contest.

The chemistry between Paige and Devon is undeniable, but Paige doesn’t know if she can trust him. The deeper she digs into the dark underbelly of their high school, the more she realizes that some secrets are better left buried.


Inspiring Childhood, Inspring Life by Nadia Rell

Inspiring Childhood, Inspiring Life – Perspectives on Love, Encouragement and Reaching Potential

By Nadia Riell 

Genre: Family Relationships, Parenting, Self-help


Living life whether you’re growing up, already grown up or also in the role of parenting, is certainly not a perfect science. There isn’t a “one size fits all” formula to follow in order to achieve success or happiness in life, yet most of us want to achieve it.

So begins this intentionally compact collection that mirrors the short conversations and simple words that can inspire our lives, from children to adults. As love, friendship, choices and experiences we face impact our world, they are also thought provoking in how we view the world and see ourselves in it.

Refreshing like a quick hug, smile or a pat on the back, this book offers encouragement and joy for reaching potential through life’s lessons, hopes and dreams.

Excerpt from ICIL,”Your Life is Important”:

Everyone makes a difference in the lives of others.

Everyone is important because everyone makes a difference in the world. We all connect with people in one way or another, and it is in these connections that life is lived.

About the Author:

Nadia Riell’s life as a mom is the highlight of her enjoyment of children, and commitment to the art of parenting. She’s worked with children in education, and as a volunteer with various programs for over twelve years.

Nadia loves discussing the plot of a great film, as much as discussing Sam eating green eggs and ham. This interest has led her through a career as a film and media stylist, working for studios such as Disney and DreamWorks.

Now combining her interests and love of stories into editing and writing (more at; inspiring forces in Nadia’s life include children, nature, nurturing, relationships, books, movies, and still on occasion the perfectly red lipstick.

She lives with her family in Washington State where they spend time enjoying the beach, the outdoors, and good stories.

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Comes a Dark Heir


Comes a Dark Heir is now on sale at in both print and Kindle formats! Dark Heir is the first in a new series set in the Aeonith universe.

Young Stavross D’Vinn is in love with the prettiest girl in his home village of Tomerel. His blind devotion won’t allow him to see anything else. But his love is betrayed, and Stavross is suddenly and permanently exiled from the only home he’s ever known. Soon, he is set on a journey that will change not only his life, but the destiny of all of Aeonith.

Far to the south, Tynaul and his friends search for the elusive sword, Banereaver, lost for centuries. Tynaul and his friends must recover the ancient weapon in order to save the crumbling Arcanian Empire.

In the capital of the Empire, the fortress-city known as Cerasin-Cera, General Kyrar Lysis and his faithful servant Adjunt launch a last, desperate gambit. This scheme involves these two disparate young men, in ways they cannot even imagine.

Comes a Dark Heir is the fourth Aenoith novel, the first in a new series called Arcania Rising. Something from a dark past threatens all of Aeonith, and only the Dark Heir can stop  it!

Come by to read more about Dark Heir and all the other Aeonith novels.

Also, be sure to check out Tales of Aeonith to read thrilling short stories set in this fascinating world!

As always, thanx and I’ll See You in the Future!

J  S Eaton


Hail readers!

Just letting everyone know that Comes a Dark Heir now has a page on Goodreads. What is Goodreads you ask? It’s a website dedicated too all things books, where you can create a profile and list books you’ve read, want to read, etc… You can also lay down your thoughts and feelings on these reads as well, identifying them as ‘Goodreads’ 🙂 Or not, if such be the case.

Anywhom, as always, good luck to all and thanx for reading!

See You in the Future,

J S Eaton


New Facebook Fan Page!

Hey all friends, family and readers! Just letting everyone know there’s a new Facebook fan page.

It’s called J S Eaton-Author and owner of the Night Castle!

Most of my writing updates will post to there now, and some will still show up on the Aeonith page, if they pertain to Aeonith, of course.

The book trailer for Dark Heir is up there as well, go check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.

As always, thx for reading!

See You in the Future,

J S Eaton