Sunday, December 29, 2013

Hello Again

Sorry for the radio silence, but it's been a trying time. Coming back online now to share all the latest and greatest.

Hope your holidays were good. We had a power outage on Christmas Day (not the big storm one, just our street- how nice to be so chosen...). So we had to postpone our nice meal, and settle for Chinese food instead, the only place open. We thought folks going out for that on Christmas was just a movie made-up thing, but yup, the place got busy.

And so were the movies, because, hey, why sit in the dark and moan. Instead we watched dwarves fight orcs. Way cooler.

So an unintended more expensive Christmas. Yuck.

Another audio book of mine is up for sale- Crooked Paths, 5 tales of people and crimes gone wrong, narrated by the talented Fred Wolinsky. And check out the company I keep when it finally got listed:

My book is listed under those by Stephen King, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Ed McBain.
Uh, wow.
I'm not saying I'm in their league, but if you like good short stories about mystery and crime, you'll enjoy hearing these.
Have revamped my website to include audio releases, since they're happening at a rapid pace.

So more work to do- have a safe and happy New Year!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Happy Holidays?

Well, it's been an interesting time. How's your December going? We Just got dug out from our fresh snowfall.

My blog account goes through Google, and they took away the limited usefulness of their blogging section, and changed their interface. Since things have been busy, didn't have the time until now to hunt for the new obscure way of getting back to being able to post. They added layers of crap, so it takes longer to get to the simple, repeatable tasks.
Sigh. What, did people ask for more junk to click through?

End of grousing...

Anyway, have lots of new things this December- for example, two new books published.
Shadow of the Wendigo, a horror novel set in the Canadian wilderness, based on an actual Native American legend
And The Big Book of Genre Stories, 30 tales for story lovers.

And lots of fresh audio versions of some of my story collections, with more coming.
Fables and Fantasies

Apocalypse Tango

Strange Tales

And for anyone who's going to a new job, How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Monday, December 9, 2013

Another Book Release

Great news- after days hunched over a computer screen formatting and grinding away, finally got it done and posted.

And so we present the latest book (just in time for Christmas):
(ebook is out now, print on the way)

The Big Book of Genre Stories

Here are five books combined into one big volume of stories, thirty tales in different genres. Strange new worlds and encounters with the unusual, in stories from light to dark. Some to make you laugh, some to make you think, and some to scare you. Dip into the Big Book for a taste of monsters, mayhem, myth, magic, and murder.

Crime and Mystery
Science Fiction
Fables and Fantasies
Magic Realism/Paranormal

Saturday, December 7, 2013

More Busier Time, Big Signing, Audio and Book Releases,

Yeah, it's been quite a thrill ride. Recently had the annual Gala Mystery Night at the New England Mobile Bookfair, where a big group of mystery authors were on hand to sign books and chat with patrons. Great night of fun, seeing a lot of familiar faces.

Some cool pics here.

And I got a phone call while we were there, a friend telling me he was watching me on TV.
The interview I did with Dean Contover is up. click the link, and look for the list of shows under The Current Buzz. Find the link with my name, and click to watch. 30 minutes of pure entertainment.  ;-)

We've had some sales of Fables and Fantasies, my first fiction audio book.
If you'd like a free copy, drop me a line.

Still waiting for the audios of two books to be released by Audible, Apocalypse Tango and Strange Tales.

We have a finished audio production of Crooked Paths done, and that will be up by mid-December.
Halls of Horror and Jumble Sale are still in production.

Just got my print proof of Shadow of the Wendigo. Looks great, and print copies will soon be available. The ebook is ready now, if you'd rather one of those.

And we've got a new book coming: The Big Book of Genre Stories, with 30 tales in 5 different genres. Plenty of reading for your Christmas vacation.

Am working on a newsletter, my first one.

So how's your December?