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November 22, 2020

Who let the nuns out??

I let them out!!

DARK TUNES is outta the box, well the chests. (That'll make sense to you after you've read my latest.) Written with another local writer, T.M. Kehoe, Dark Tunes is a creepy adventure that I'm proud to have co-written.

A trio of young musicians try to find their place in a new, and sometimes mysterious part of Saint Louis, Missouri. Renting living and practice space in a closed girl's high school they soon realize that bad things in the hood seem linked to the school and the old nuns staying in the residence connected to their building.

Intrigued? I hope so.

Stay well gentle readers!
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Published on November 22, 2020 14:11 Tags: horror, nuns, vampires, young-adult

October 12, 2020

DARK TUNES, can't just humm them

My novel DARK TUNES, which I've written with T.M. Kehoe is moving ahead. We've just signed with a publicist who is going to create a new web site,, will update my site, and help the world find our and my books.
We've recently had a photo shoot in preparation of creating the DARK TUNES cover. Go to my Facebook page to see some of the fun pics taken.
Werewolves and soon vampires. Who doesn't luv Halloween?
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Published on October 12, 2020 15:49 Tags: horror, nuns, vampires

August 27, 2020

WOLF HUNT is on the prowl

WOLF HUNT: MOONRISE Series, Book Two is getting great reception with purchases and Kindle Unlimited reads since it's July release. I hope everyone will enjoy Alan and companies continued adventure. Alan is continuing to deal with his curse and Rose Bud/Leanne has her own issues.
I've had a few people tell me how sad they were that Rose and Ben missed their reunion and I agree. Replacing their romance with one between wolves was interesting to me as the writer. I hope you all feel the same way. Paul and Lucrezia have gotten positive reactions from everyone so far. I'm eager to hear what more of you think.
Please leave a review on Amazon and or Goodreads after you've read and or post on Facebook to share your thoughts.
Thanks to all of you. I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of the book.
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Published on August 27, 2020 16:07 Tags: curse, magic, moonrise, werewolf, witch

July 20, 2020

WOLF HUNT promotion and release

Today MOONRISE is still being offered as a free e-book on Amazon. Over a thousand people have taken me up on the offer. If you'd like a free copy too hurry while the offer is active.
WOLF HUNT will be available tomorrow, July 21, on Amazon. For those who have been waiting, Thanks for your patience. I believe you'll enjoy it as much as you enjoyed MOONRISE.
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Published on July 20, 2020 09:48 Tags: free, moonrise, werewolf, witch

July 12, 2020

MOONRISE free and WOLF HUNT available

Things went smoother than expected in our preparations!
MOONRISE will be available as a free e-book on July 15th as a promotion for the release of WOLF HUNT. You can go to Amazon to get the e-book free.
On July 21st, WOLF HUNT will be released on Amazon in print and as an e-book. Additional sites to follow.
Please tell everyone you can and grab your own e-copy if you don't have it already.
Thanks for all the reading you do.
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Published on July 12, 2020 11:45

July 10, 2020

WOLF HUNT is finished. Promotion and onward!

The manuscript is complete as is the editing. The book cover is beautiful. If you haven't seen it yet it's on my website on the books page. Working on promotion and then will be posting a release date. All my proofreaders and editors have enjoyed it so you should too.
Making video promos for my website and Amazon as well as doing an e-book give away of MOONRISE to promote WOLF HUNT.
Thanks for your patience!
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Published on July 10, 2020 11:29

April 29, 2020

Stretching out

I've just enrolled with BookBaby to get MOONRISE in front of more eyes. It's given me a new site for the book as well:
Check it out.
WOLF HUNT final proofers are turning in their notes. Trying to get rid of ALL the typos is a difficult task but should be ready to let the wolves out soon.
Stay safe and well all of ya!
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Published on April 29, 2020 11:12

March 30, 2020

Filling anxious time

Motivated by submissions from friends I've taken to reading posts on a site: 50 word stories. I've enjoyed many of them.
In my sequestration I've become motivated to join in, as joining in is less and less an option with our new normal. Here is my submission.

Birdsong filled empty streets as everyone stayed in. An opossum strayed slowly along the curb at midday unbothered by people or cars. A squirrel squatted on a patio table undisturbed as it nibbled on an acorn. Eyes peered from windows. Peace reigned while anxiety thrived inside.
Civic duty at work.

I'll post if I'm selected to be published on their site.

Take care my friends.
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Published on March 30, 2020 09:47

March 25, 2020

Take care my friends

The world has taken on the conditions we've previously only read about in fiction. I'm praying that all of you are taking care, and isolating yourselves. Do it for your own sake but also for the care of those you love and the world. The better we cooperate the sooner this could be over. Stay well.
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Published on March 25, 2020 05:57

March 9, 2020

The WOLF HUNT proof is in & other things that are coming

The proofs have arrived and they look great! You can get a peek at the cover here:
Thanks again to Connie Rippee for the great job she's done! All the proofs are in the hands of my final proof readers. Thanx to them! I'll get it available to your hands as soon as I can.
Connie is now working on my short story anthology entitled Reasons to Leave a Light on, which will also be available soon.
Dead Order, my book about vampire nuns and rock and roll is under revision including a new title. I've hit some writing sites looking for input and gotten ideas ranging from COnVENt which mixes convent and coven, to fun ideas like Habitual Lunch, Carry On, My Wayward Nun, and Mother, Nuns, and Feed. If you have any ideas feel free to post them here.
I've also started a new novel about vampire policemen tentatively titled, Stake Out.
Staying busy. :-)
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Published on March 09, 2020 09:51 Tags: books, magic, vampires, werewolf, witch