Do you have a favorite fall memory linked to a train? What do you imagine you would see if you were riding a train in the fall? Join the authors of Wild Child Publishing and Freya’s Bower as we Take an Autumn Train Ride through our blogs.

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    • Bookmarks
    • Books
    • Wild Child T-shirt and mug
    • Wild Child and Freya’s Bower bags
    • Four handmade, crochet coasters by Kit Wylde
    • An autographed copy of Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire
    • A rare DVD copy of the Matheson/Furst classic “Up The Creek” (lovingly used)
    • One ebook copy of Nita Wick’s short story, The Dream (previously published as part of a Freya’s Bower anthology.)
    • Book trading cards
    • Signed Dangerous Waters poster
    • of “Battle for Blood: The Blood Feud”
    • winner’s name as a character in Kissa Starling’s next sweet romance story.
    • A Yankee Candle
    • more…
The summer after I graduated from college, I took my backpack and my savings and left for Europe. I spent five and a half months over there. At the tail end of my grand solo backpacking tour of Europe, I found myself on the Eurail bound for Venice, Italy.

There were different types of trains then. Some had compartments; some were like the Amtrak trains that travel through California—open seating. Seats facing forward, some back, and racks overhead for luggage. I imagine it’s still the same. This particular train had compartments. Each compartment could accommodate six passengers. I sat down in one that had three young men in their late teens/early twenties and a young Japanese woman.

The three young men were Italians, chatting animatedly and obviously good friends. None of them spoke English (I asked), and I didn’t speak Italian, so we communicated in French. Or I managed to communicate with one of them in my high school French. I didn’t understand all of the conversation, but enough of it to still evoke a chuckle or two even now.

It’s been many years, so I remember very little of the conversation, but I do remember that they were returning from their annual six-week military service. Oh, and that one of them loved the Bee Gees. Yes, he loved the Bee Gees. With a pair of headphones on and his Walkman in his hand, he sang “Staying Alive” with gusto, much to his friends’ horror.


Unable to help myself, I said, “The Bee Gees are no longer popular in the States.”

“Oh, we don’t like the Bee Gees either. It’s just him.” The young man motioned to his friend.

Misunderstanding the gesture, the Bee Gee fan kindly proffered me his headphones. When I shook my head, laughing, he smiled at me good-naturedly and turned to his friend, holding out the headphones. His friend recoiled as if touching the headphones would turn him into a Bee Gees zombie.

I laughed again. These young men were delightful and completely different than the stories I’d heard told of Italian men.

The conductor called out the stop, and I stood. We said, “Au revoir,” and I walked away with some great memories.

I will always remember that train ride with fondness.

Kit Wylde
Hieroglyphs by Kit Wylde, a paranormal short story



When a new hieroglyphic alphabet is discovered on an ancient Egyptian scroll, expert archaeologist Joslyn Wetherly is called in to decipher it. Joslyn is obsessed with the scroll, and that obsession threatens her marriage.

But soon her life is threatened as the secrets of the scroll prove dangerous. Before Joslyn realizes what is happening, she is embroiled in a rivalry between two long-dead pharaohs, their Egyptian gods, and past life karmas.

Will Joslyn survive the secrets revealed in the scroll? Or will she be the next victim of the ancient feud?


Please visit these sites for more chances to win, the more you visit the more chances you have to win. We have 46 participating authors. You can stop at as many or as little blogs as you wish. At each stop, you will find either two chances to enter per blog to win some awesome prizes. If you visit all, that’s 92 chances to win! There will be five, lucky winners.

Take the Blog Train and Visit These Blogs for more chances to win

Marci Baun/Kit Wylde

Critters at the Keyboard

Teresa D’Amario

Judith Leger, Fantasy and Comtemporary Romance Author


The Fictional World of Jaime Samms

Follow Where the Path will Take You

The Wandering Mind of Lizzy P. Bellows

Where Love and Magic Meet

Kissa Starling

Marianna Heusler

Hell’s Ambrosia

C.M. Michaels

The Shadow Portal

The Blog Zone

Blog By iMagine

Ardyth DeBruyn Author Blog

Shadows of the Past

Dear Reader

Cassie Exline — Mystery and Romance

Sarcastic Rambling & Writing

That’s What I Think

Sue’s Random Ramblings

Make Old Bones

Elements of Mystery

Molly Dean’s Blog

Kenzie’s Place

The Forbidden Blog

David Huffstetler

Cassandra Ulrich

Carol Marvell

Andrew Richardson

Nick Lloyd

Fiddleeebod — land of stories

Nita Wick’s Blog

Ruth G. Zavitsanos

Too Poor for Texas

Jenn Nixon

City of Thieves

Musings and Doodles


The Western Writer

Bike Cop Blog

The Character Depot

Allen Currier

Tracy Holohan

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