It’s been a month since my last post. Since then quite a lot has happened in my crazy fictional world, and in my real world, although I tend to discount that one preferring instead to work alongside Harry and Kate as they go about their business, solving crimes and getting into trouble. I’ve published fiveDetails
Good news, at least for me. Just returned from the surgery center after enduring a throat procedure and a colonoscopy – all clear except for one tiny polyp: YAY! More good news, again for me and… perhaps for you. The Raven, number 2 in the Genesis series, is in the bag and off to myDetails
Wow, I had my fingies and toeses crosses when I began work on Jasmine three months ago. I was pretty unsure about what I was doing, or if I could pull it off at all. First, I wasn’t sure if a spin-off from the Harry Starke series would be accepted by his fans, and there must be many thousands of them because between Amazon and Goodreads, the series has garnered more than 3200 positive reviews. Second, as many of you know, because I’ve been wittering on about it for months, I didn’t feel comfortable writing 1st person female. It now seems I was able to pull that off too.Details
It began when an FBI informant was brutally gunned down outside a soccer stadium.
A tactical nuclear weapon has gone missing somewhere in the Middle East and is thought to have been smuggled into the United States by a small group of Iranian terrorists intent on chaos and destruction. The target? Unknown, but the FBI’s local director is convinced that it’s the Sequoya nuclear plant and that the clock is ticking.Details
Well, I figured it was about time I brought you up to date on what’s happening here in a cold but sunny Tennessee.
You’ve probably figured out by now that I’ve gone through a bit of a dry spell. These days, it seems to take longer and longer between books. I’m blaming the weather for it. I hate the damn cold. No matter, I’m back at it and Apocalypse (working title) is underway… again. I’m estimating six to eight weeks before release – longer than I planned, and promised, I know, but that can’t be helped.Details
It took a while, but Saffron is right now getting her fingernails and hair pulled out by my editor. Publication date is tentatively set for Friday, March 9. As for Saffron getting her hair pulled, I seem to have lost most of mine – I did a little pulling myself trying to get the pesky story finished. Finally, though, it was wrapped up on February 16, much to my relief. So what’s it about?Details
It’s been a wild ride these last two years. Since September 2015 I’ve written 13 novels – 12 Harry Starke mysteries and 1 Kate Gazzara police procedural. Hoodwinked, Harry 12, was released on November 5th then… Kaplooey, nothing. Well, I made a start on Kate 2, but that was like a donkey’s gallop, soon over. I lost my incentive. I had, and still have, no desire to work. No, it’s not writer’s block. I have plenty of ideas, just a lack of motivation. I need to break out. As Zig Ziglar would say, I need a check up from the the neck up.Details
Yes, there’s still time, but I’m bringing the offer to a close very soon. If you’d like a free copy, please grab it now while you still can. Just click this link and I’ll send it to you.
This was the book that started it all. To date, more than 120,000 copies of Harry Starke books have been either purchased or downloaded, and between Amazon Worldwide and Goodreads they have more 3,000 reviews at a better than 4.3-star rating. You still have time to get Book 1 for free.Details
The 1st draft is complete and has winged its way to the editor. Editing should be complete in time for me to officially launch the book on either September 8 or 9. I struggled a little with this one, but I think it turned out quite well, but only you, the readers, can decide that.Details
Just to bring you up to speed on my latest WIP, Jasmine. It’s progressing. I’m almost at the half way point. The plot is complete, but still mostly in my head. I just have to get it out. As you all know by now, it’s the first book in a new series of crime novelsDetails