Coming at you with Bugs, Cowboys, Cavalry, and Excerpts

I've got bugs in my system--6 chapters worth, a space cowboy short story in the works, and another story about the cavalry at Leipzig still in research mode. The bugs and cowboy stories are moving along at a satisfying pace.Is the collaborative story...

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Feb 01, 2024
New books in progress and the secret language

The big news is that my giveaway for two autographed paperbacks is live now.The lucky winner gets two books! I may throw in a third book for second place.Today, I read to my wife and daughter an article entitled "How to Know If a Woman Likes You." Ap...

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Jan 16, 2024
The stories for the year to come

It's a brand new year! I've got projects in my head and they all want to speak at once. Maybe you can help me decide which to do first. I've got the bugmaggedon story, a near future dystopian which features ferocious dog-to-horse-sized insects as a c...

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Jan 01, 2024
Erudite discussion new book and accents

Before I get to the usual erudite discussion and intriguing links, let me set the phasers to stunning with this cover of my newest book.The cover picture represents a scene from the early chapters.Crisis in Fire and Snow is available in ebook and pap...

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Dec 16, 2023
From Apocalypse to crisis to saints and to ambush

This is a little out of the ordinary, I know, but what are your thoughts on the Book of Revelation?I'll get to my motivation for the question shortly--and the next paragraph in our collaborative story is at the end of the newsletter, after the links...

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Dec 02, 2023
Most bestest most villainest of villains

Who's your favorite villain in fiction?I think I've narrowed my favorites to Richard III from Shakespeare's play of the same name, and Milady de Winter from Dumas' Three Musketeers.Oh, timeout from the villain subject to let you know I've finished wr...

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Nov 15, 2023
Pinup Noir 2 is here with Monica on My Mind

I warned you that I would send you this -- here it is:Click here to check it out on Amazon.As you might've guessed, I'm included in the "And More..." I'm shocked, shocked I say, to discover that they don't think my name alone is a big draw for reader...

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Nov 03, 2023
A dame who won't tell you more - corrected link

Resent with the corrected link to Smoking Hot Mysteries below.I'll get to the title and theme of this newsletter and the reason for the picture above in a bit. First this:Last week someone referred to me as a "word jockey." An image immediately appea...

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Nov 02, 2023
A dame who won't tell you more

I'll get to the title and theme of this newsletter and the reason for the picture above in a bit. First this:Last week someone referred to me as a "word jockey." An image immediately appeared in my mind of a helmeted, silk-clad rider with feet in the...

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Nov 01, 2023