A Cover Reveal – A Shot of Irish

I just received the finished cover this morning and I couldn’t wait to pass it around.

A Shot of Irish is a supernatural hard boil mystery coming in October. Ray Irish drifts into Oyster City, nestled along the Chesapeake Bay just after World War 2. While traveling across the land to escape his mental demons, the veteran finds his solace in whiskey and isolation. A chance encounter inside an alley leads Irish to an unanticipated job working for the corrupt man he saves. Paired with an unscrupulous woman photographer named Cat, Ray quickly descends into the world of grifters and racketeers. However, something ominous lies under the surface. The grisly murders of a chauffeur and a cop are only part of a foul web of strange occurrences involving robed figures wearing the masks of tarot card characters. The ex-Seabee might discover the secrets before the city that hates outsiders removes him permanently.

I hope you like this new cover as much as I do.


Article Sharing and Updates

Hello again.  As you might have noticed, I fell behind in getting to the blog again.  And, once again, I apologize.  That said, I’ve found some interesting articles to share along with updates on where I’ve been hiding.


I don’t know if you subscribe but I’m a fan of Publisher’s Weekly articles and found one this issue which is an interest take about cultivating fans of your work.   Frankly, the article (while too brief) hit close to home with me.  As an author, I’ve been negligent in following the advice given.  While some of the issue is due to Amazon’s tight control of data (where many of my free stories are read), it’s clear I need to develop that trust at this website/blog.  Thus, a goal for me.

Huffington Post (if you can get through the political inclaptrap) had some observations from Brooke Warner concerning the shrinking change to the latest BookExpo and other views from the small publisher.  For those of you who might have attended this conference, what are your thoughts?  Please comment below.

Also, I noticed this article from last year which I forgot to mention in my previous posts.  The author of the article is coming at Best Seller Lists from the view of an entrepreneur which, he argues, can be different than a professional writer.  In this article, he lays out an argument that might rub some writers the wrong way but it is an interesting thought.

Latest News about my books.

  1. A Shot of Irish is in final edits and I hope to have out by the end of September for the holidays.
  2. Additionally, I hope to have the Entire 3 Books of the Clovel Sword Chronicles combined into a single ebook before the holidays as well.
  3. In the background, I have Black Hanna (horror), Tales of Charax (new fantasy away from the Clovel Sword) and Skeleton Face (suspense) all in various stages of development.  I hope to hit January 2018 with one of these 3 stories ready to go.

Last but not least, I’m asking for you to download my last free novellas if you haven’t already done so.  Plus, if you drop me a line, I’ll update you when the latest articles and new stories are coming out.