Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Caution: That coffee may be hot!

Tomorrow, I am heading to the New Castle County courthouse for jury duty.  It is the civic duty of all law abiding citizens of this great country to serve on a jury.  Now, I must admit that I have never actually served on a jury before.  I have received a summons several times, but never had to appear to actually serve.  This will be a new experience for me.  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Michael, where art thou?

For those of you who may have been wondering why I haven't published any new books recently, let me fill you in.  So, I previously posted that the first draft of my new book, Synchronicity was done.  This book is a new genre for me, one in which I don't have much experience writing, or even reading.  So, I spent more time writing than I normally do.  I'd write a scene, and then go back and rewrite it, trying to get just the right words to convey my story.  I handed off the draft to my beta reader, who has quite a bit more experience in the supernatural genre than I do.  She sent back some suggestions.  Since then, I have busy making major rewrites on the plot of Synchronicity.  I just finished that a few weeks ago and have sent it off to my beta reader for another peak.  So, that is where the new book stands.  It still needs the usual grammatical/spelling reviews, but I think I have the rough draft which, for the most part, will become the final book.

Now, I'm not the kind of writer who can just sit around on my hands waiting on beta readers.  I'm also in the midst of a new book, tentatively titled, In The Spirit of Things.  This again is in the supernatural genre.  Here is a brief teaser.

Every town has its ghosts, legends, and spooky tales of the unexplained.  In the heartland of Kansas, the small town of Bridgewater Falls seems to have more than its fair share of phantoms.  A preacher, a young man, a soldier, a dreamer, and a con man all come face to face with a supernatural power that lurks in the shadows of the town with devastating results.  Each of five confront a supernatural force that reaches across decades to destroy the hopes and dreams of all of those who live in Bridgewater Falls.

I'm very excited about In the Spirit of Things, and hope to complete it soon.  And, Synchronicity should be ready shortly as well.  I will post more as I get closer to a publication date.  Don't forget that my first three books are still available.  If you have read them, thank you.  If you haven't, you can click here for more information on how to pick up a copy today.


Black and White and
Dead All Over


The Case Files of
Doyle & McCraken

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Still Here ... Still Writing.

It's funny how time just flies when you've got your head down, pounding away on the keyboard.  I finally noticed that I had not posted anything on my blog since April 16th.  Have no fear, I am still here, and still writing.  Synchronicity needed some major rewriting after the first draft, so I have been frantically pounding away at that.  I've also started a new project, tentatively called In The Spirit of Things.  I'll have more details about that coming out later.  I am shooting for a July 4th release date for Synchronicity, but I'll have a firmer date once I finish the rewriting.

So, if you haven't checked out my books yet, hop over to my book store to get a copy of my first three books.  If you have read my first three books, and are waiting for the fourth, please be patient just a little bit longer.