Books and More Books

Now that I have time, and with my wife’s encouragement, I’m thinking about (re)releasing my books. All of the ones that were previously available (before I pulled them a few years ago) I’ve re-written, and I have 3 books that have never seen the light of day, including my new short fiction collection (11 short…

“That’s right, a pregnant girl just whipped your bitch ass.”

From the science fiction adventure, Hard as Roxx, Chapter 25 Trint stood face-to-face with Buzz, the backs of their right hands touching. He had six inches on her, but he was not as tall as Roxx. This, she felt, put her at an advantage. Trint, after all their years together, had inherited her spouse’s odd…

The Briton and the Dane: Timeline – available on iTunes

Dr. Gwyneth Franger is a renowned expert in early medieval England who is set upon learning the truth about the death of Lord Erik, the last descendant of the powerful House of Wareham.  Her quest becomes an obsession, a condition that began with the discovery of a portrait of the tall and valiant warrior with…

Today’s Email from Amazon re Hachette

I received the following email today and thought I’d share it.  Neither party is acting in  authors’ best interests, and so this blogger has no opinion on the subject. Dear KDP Author, Just ahead of World War II, there was a radical invention that shook the foundations of book publishing. It was the paperback book….

Help the Big Cats with a Book

During the month of June, author Ngaire Elder has pledged to donate all profits from her wonderful children’s books to the Born Free Foundation in support of their Big Cat Nap Week 2014. Cecilia Spark ebooks, audio books, and paperback books all qualify for the fundraiser. Ngaire  writes, “I really am hoping that, together with…

Dragon Quest

From Discovery. Charlie awoke to a damp, cool morning. He was lying on the frosted grass of a plateau, overlooking a series of rambling hills that curved into the distance. A deep pass, once a river, carved its way through the base of the mountains. Over untold millennia, the river had deepened the valley and…

Edit, Write, Edit

So, I’ve been busier than usual. I wouldn’t have thought that possible, to be honest. First, my wonderful editor has completed work on my completed draft, The Brooklyn Trace, which some of you may remember began as “Skip Tracer” here on this blog. I’ve posted a sample below because … reasons. The morning of our…

Foster Meets Rosie Alone

Back to working on my new book, Jeanne Dark. This one is the hardest thing I’ve ever written, and the most fun. It’s the hardest because I’m working with the most complex character set I’ve ever attempted. It’s also more than just a mystery; it’s literary fiction full of suspense, political intrigue, and plot twists….

Authors Directory

Looking for some good Indie reads? Well, there’s an easy way to find them. Click over to the AuthorsdB and discover some new, in your favorite genres. While you’re there, stop by my or the other author’s profiles to see what we have to offer. Currently, 3 of my colleagues and myself are in the…

Dragon, Shall I Slay Thee with Mine Pen?

Here’s a little excerpt from Chapter 1 of Awakening  (which I probably should have titled Let Sleeping Dragons Lie). In the book’s opening, our two heroes, Charlie and Robin, are in the world beyond reality. Robin is attempting to teach her friend to unleash his imagination, and with it, the power of the dream world….

Dragon Love

I wrote the first two books of The Stream in 2009 and published them in 2011, before I knew anything about marketing. I’ve been told what I’ve long known, that the titles are terrible and the marketing campaign wrong. At some point in the near future, after I’ve put the first draft of my current…

Good Morning Is an Oxymoron

I awoke this morning in the midst of one of my many dreams wherein I need to use a bathroom and cannot find them. Unlike most such mornings, I didn’t actually have to go. It was my subconscious’ idea of a joke. However, it did remind me of the opening to my 1st book, Discovery,…