This is my blog and website, where I hope to be able to keep you informed of my efforts as a writer. I will discuss Works
in Progress and announce new releases here. On this site, you will also find links to sites where you may purchase my published
stories and novels.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
3:50 pm cdt
My newest novel, False Witness, will go live on Monday, 25 April.
It will be available in the usual places,
by which I mean Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. I will, however, be doing something more with it.
first time ever, I will be publishing a Createspace version, which means it will be available in papberback.
I am excited.
I am looking forward to fulfilling every writer's dream of having a copy of my book that I can hold in my hand.
you will check it out, and I hope you will enjoy it.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
10:53 am cdt
My next novel, False Witness, the second in the Charlie Rowe series, is due for release on April 25th, in e-book
formats, and as a hard copy from Createsace.
In False Witness, Charlie is hired to investigate the apparent
stalking of a Twin Cities television reporter. She doesn't take the matter seriously, but then she disappears. Now Charlie
has to solve her kidnapping. The solution appears to be connected with a story she covered while working in Chicago, the story
of the brutal murder of a college student.
It has been too long, and, if anyone is still reading this, I want to apologize
for the length of time it has taken me to get something done. I have spent too much time during the last three years dealing
with depression and frustration and the feeling that my life is stalled and going nowhere. I have decided to do something
about that, and start publsihing more often. I have several projects I have been sitting on, and I am going to try and clean
them up and get them published.
Additionally, I am working on the third Charlie Rowe novel, and I have some idea where
the fourth and fifth novels in the series will go.
Thank you for sticking with me.
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Still on track
3:51 pm cst
I am still on track to release my next novel, False Witness, in April. I should have the cover designed this month,
and I will format it for release this month as well.
And I am working on the novel after that, although
perhaps not as hard as I should. But at least I am working on it.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Biggest news in a long time
11:44 am cst
I am pleased to say that I will be releasing a new novel sometime in the next month or so. Certainly by the middle of April,
at the latest.
The title will be False Witness, which may not completely fit the story, but is a good title.
This will be the second novel featuring my detective, Charlie Rowe. He investigates apparent stalking of a Twin Cities news
I should have the cover sometime next month. I also will be formatting the book soon, for Amazon, Barnes &
Noble and Smashwords e-books, and possibly for CreateSpace, for hard copies.
I am looking forward to finally getting
another book out.
I also will be starting the next draft of the third Charlie Rowe novel, Old Wounds, this
week. This takes Charlie back into his past, in a case that is very personal for him, and leads him on a journey of self-discovery.
At the same time, he is trying to renew a relationship a woman from his past, who is now much more prominent than she was
when he first knew her.
Friday, July 17, 2015
All of a sudden . . .
9:41 am cdt
it is the middle of July, and I realize I haven't posted in five weeks or so.
I am about to buy a house. I am excited
but a bit nervous. I will own the most expensive thing I've ever had, and build up some equity as I do so. This will be an
unusual sale: because of my current employment situation, I am planning to pay cash for the house. That has the advantage,
however, that I won't have to worry about being evicted in a foreclosure proceeding.
And, if I can take care of my housing
needs, I will eliminate one less worry in my life. Maybe then I can focus on my writing and some other means of passive income
that will allow me to have at least some money coming in, money that will stretch further if it doesn't have to include monthly
And maybe I can continue working on my next novel, Dirty Laundry. I am makng an effort to
read more fiction lately, as I suspect that may be part of the reason I haven't been working on my edits. If all goes well,
perhaps I can soon report the release.
About me: I have been writing since the early 1980s, ever since discovering a passion for writing during my senior year
in High School. My completed writings include novels, short stories, and newspaper articles. I have completed four novels
in that time, and have partially completed two others. I have had little success in finding an agent or a publisher for any
of my novels, and have recently taken my efforts online. During the years that I have been writing, I have also served my
country as a member of the United States Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps. In the last five years, I have been deployed
to Army bases in Iraq, Kansas, and Virginia.
Look for my novel Taylor Made
, available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.