Checking in (with a free ebook!)

I would just like to take a moment to reflect on the fact that it’s nearly November.

Where did the time go?

Then again, I think most of us are ready for 2020 to fade away, so maybe it’s not all bad.

What’s New? (ebook or otherwise)

As you may have heard, I had a bit of a snafu with the pre-order for The Devil’s Backyard. It was 100% my doing and let’s say I’ve learned my lesson. That said, it’s not all bad:

The work, after all, was already done; why not just go ahead and put it out? The audiobook is also in the works, once again featuring the talents of Donald Davenport. Donald handled the production of The Hangman’s Soliloquy audiobook as well. I’ll keep you all posted as that project progresses.

What’s Next?

That is the $64,000 question.

I had initially started work on a fourth entry in the Herman Ingram series. For now, that title has been placed on the back burner. I love the characters in this series but I feel like a small break is in order.

In the meantime, I have two projects underway. The first is a modification of an idea that’s been bouncing around my head for years. It’s a middle-grade book that features a protagonist who—after a series of children go missing—learns about a mystical kingdom whose ruler obtains power from nightmares.

Having a 9-year-old, I love the idea of writing something that he can enjoy. I remember how books inspired me when I was a child and the possibility of doing that for others is awe-inspiring. There’s no set release and it’s still relatively early on, though this title will likely be shorter than any of the Herman Ingram books.

The Hangman's Soliloquy audiobook

The second project also stems from an idea that’s been bouncing around for some time. Set in the southern California town of Salton City, it focuses on Sheriff’s Deputy Ernie Reyes. Ernie is called to the scene of a slaughtered family, the patriarch of which was a childhood friend. One of the children survived and tells Ernie of a masked killer.

Another murder takes place a few nights later. Ernie engages in a foot pursuit and—when the murderer runs at him with a knife—Ernie shoots him. While the coroner works to identify the killer, another murder takes place.

Witnesses give a description of the assailant and, to Ernie’s dismay and confusion, their accounts fit the dead killer to a tee.

That’s All for Now

I’m trying to stay busy but wanted to let everyone know exactly what’s up. Neither of the current projects have a release date set but I will keep you all updated as things progress.

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Until we meet again…

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