“The Invitation” is up!

My first Kindle book, The Invitation, is now on Amazon!

Cover image for The Invitation

What would you do if you could read your classmates’ thoughts?

Or change them?

Jon Thompson could, and he was scared. Scared of what he could do. Scared someone would find out.

When someone did find out, Jon feared the worst until Alison, the cheerleader who caught him, introduced him to the Guardians and invited him to join them.

As the Guardians teach Jon about their work, he’s surprised to find himself becoming friends with women who have virtually nothing in common with him–nothing but the same secrets and abilities. And he’s surprised to find that Alison and his other new friends have given up on dating, romance, and a normal social life because of those abilities. It’s hard to date when your always-on abilities won’t let you ignore your date’s shortcomings, no matter how hard you try.

He’s relieved to discover that his abilities don’t make him a monster, and he’s relieved that the Guardians’ work isn’t the constant battle against all-powerful evil foes that he imagined. But he’s frightened by the lengths the Guardians are willing to go to stop the few who refuse to be stopped.

Meanwhile, Alison has to face surprises of her own. Her Guardian-induced dating embargo leaves her ill-prepared to confront her growing feelings about the new would-be Guardian. Are those feelings coming from her heart, or from hormones and desperation?

Will Jon accept the Guardians’ burden? Will Alison take the risk of acting on her feelings? Or is their relationship doomed before Jon even knows it exists?

Crystal balls and pen names

In my first post, I said I was sending my first two books to Amazon in the next few days. I guess that’s secret code for “I’m sending my first book to Amazon in a couple of months.”

I’ve been working on three smaller stories that I planned to publish separately, but one of my editors pointed out that the three stories worked better as a single book. That single book should be in Amazon in the next few days.

OK, that’s not quite true. The book’s in Amazon now, but I need to fix one minor detail: my name.

“D.R. Weaver” is my pen name. Actually, it’s one of my pen names. My original pen name–more on that in a later post–is Dreamweaver, but I didn’t want to use that on Amazon. I wasn’t sure if Adobe’s lawyers would like it, and I had no desire to find out.

So I went with Plan B: “Abbreviation of Dream As Initials” Weaver. D.R.M. Weaver was the most logical choice, but that was already taken. D.M. Weaver was next closest, and it didn’t seem to be taken when I checked several months ago, or so I thought. So I plugged D.M. Weaver into my Scrivener document. Eventually, that’s also what I plugged into the cover, this web site, and that’s what I plugged into the “author” and “publisher” fields when I submitted the book to Amazon this morning.

That was followed by a few hours of “Is it up yet? Is it up yet?” checking. One time, I got the bright idea to do a “D. M. Weaver” search on Amazon.

And got some other guy.

And he already has his Amazon author’s page, plus a couple of Kindle books published over the past couple of years.


Looks like “D. R. Weaver” is still free, so I’m fixing that as soon as Amazon allows me to make those edits.

So, uh, hello, I’m D. R. Weaver. Pleased to meet you!