Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Paperback CURSING

CURSING is now in paperback. CURSING: BOOK 1 OF THE ANGIE FAUST SERIES Anika Willmanns at Ravenborn Covers expanded the cover to do a lovely wraparound.

I went with cream-colored paper, which is easier on the eyes but thicker. At 1.3 pounds the book could also serve as a paperweight.

Still a free read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, but then you have to use your ebook reader as a paperweight.

I can't help but think of this song: Paperback Writer

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CURSING Hits the Road to Over 50 Blogs with Silver Dagger

On the Road Again!

Thanks to the amazing Maia Gomez at Silver Dagger Book Tours for organizing a month of blogs for CURSING!

From May 7th to June 7th we'll visit two or three book-loving blogs each day. No tour bus required.

Check It Out Here

Thursday, April 18, 2019

At long last...Angie Faust!

I've been loving Urban Fantasy...

too long to stop now.

So I've finally written a straight-up Urban Fantasy, complete with a kick-ass heroine, a cover to die for from the incredible Ravenborn, and lots of quirky explanations for things I've always wondered about.

Is fiction stranger than truth? Here's more about Angie Faust:

The day she killed her boss...

Everything changed.

She never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.

As her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.

It’s a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra classified?

She has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic Mindworms and alien scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the galaxy.

If you love Men in Black or Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles series, buckle up for a wild ride with Angie Faust in Cursing.

Get it now!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Happy New Year and New Adventures!

As a Buddhist I celebrate the New Year as a time to start fresh. In that spirit, I will be launching CURSING, early in 2019. It’s the first book in a new urban fantasy series featuring Angie Faust, a mild-mannered bookkeeper who discovers she has alien assassin DNA. Here's a sample from the first chapter:

Things changed the day I killed my boss. I was trying so hard not to. He died quickly from cardiac arrest in front of a dozen witnesses in the glassed-in fishbowl of a conference room at Wolfe, Savage and Steele, the law firm where we work. I never touched him physically. I didn’t have to. The Office Manager’s death interrupted an extended yelling session aimed at me.

If you want to be notified the minute the book is available, and have the opportunity to score a free ARC (Advance Review Copy) click on the link below.

Wishing you all the best and wonderful adventures in the 2019!


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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Dragon Planet Trilogy on tour this month!

Check out the Reviews, Excerpts and Giveaways on 56 different blogs this month, thanks to Silver Dagger Tours! Book Tour!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Ant vs Rubber Tree, How to Do the Impossible...

There’s a tea commercial making the rounds that begins with the phrase: “Americans are inherently optimistic.” It uses a few lines of Frank Sinatra singing High Hopes “Just what makes that little old ant think he’d move a rubber tree plant. Anyone knows an ant can’t move a rubber tree plant.”

The commercial didn't downplay the effort involved in chasing impossible dreams, but somehow the image in this old song bothered the heck out me. It has a kind of whistling in the dark positive thinking that has caused harm to many people I know and love. Somehow goals that are literally, physically impossible can be magically achieved by rugged individuals bashing their heads against a brick wall only armed with that patented American trait of optimism. I’ve seen this in action and sometimes it can set people up for inevitable frustration and failure. Obviously, anyone with high goals will fail on multiple occasions. Failure can be useful when it leads to retrenching, rethinking and trying another tactic.

But the whole idea of the futile efforts of the lone ant bugged me (pun optional) until I started to think, “Wait a minute. That’s not how ants, and indeed humans, get things done.” Ants are the opposite of go-it-alone, rugged individualists. They could actually move a rubber tree plant if a whole bunch of them got together. That’s why people are freaked out about Army Ants. Do not get in their way folks, they nearly took out Charlton Heston in the 1954 film . The Naked Jungle

Pursuing dreams can make life worthwhile. Even solitary writers like myself can find ways to connect, learn and share resources. People do achieve amazing things, but mainly through hard work, planning and sheer cussed grit. Also joining forces with other people, just like the ants.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

New Ebook Covers for Josephine Fuller

There’s always more to learn in book publishing. My new goal is targeting readers with ebook covers that pop up and wave at the reader out of the overcrowded waters of the sea of books. I've been bashing up against the wall of book publishing for decades now because I've got some pitbull terrier blood and an unquenchable need to tell stories and make jokes.

Oh, yeah, so what about readers who might want to read these stories and laugh at these jokes? Who are they and how can they find my books? It turns out it's possible to answer these questions, at least I hope so!

Here are the new covers on the ebooks for the Josephine Fuller mysteries. thanks to Sharon Lipman at Fantasia Book Covers for designing them and Peggy Elam at Pearlsong Press for putting them up on the net. (You may notice that the paperback books have different covers. Long story short: paperbacks change more slowly.)

A slain designer of plus-sized clothing, a killer now stalks Josephine,

A Top Secret safe cleared out and an admiral kidnapped in San Diego. The family doesn't want him back and someone's targeting Josephine to keep her from getting answers.

Josephine finds the body of a well-known mountain climber, who is also the woman who broke up her marriage. Now she's the prime suspect.

A body in a wine barrel in the Northern California Wine Country sets off a chain of murders and has Josephine trying to clear the name of a plus-sized adult film star whom she is sure is innocent--at least of murder.