Just released!

Space Operatic is now on sale! Five years in the making, it’s a tale of high culture–yes, opera–on the fringes of our solar system, surrounded by corporate greed, abuse of power, rebellious miners, bloodthirsty mercenaries, outrageous lies, intense loathing, inane conversations, and more unintended consequences than you can shake a stick at.

Space Operatic is now available through your favorite bookseller or in my online store.

Howard County Mystery Novels

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Short Stories

Here are a few of my short stories from Medium.com. I’m giving these to you free of charge. (Medium charges $5/month for unlimited access.) Story Corner subscribers receive more of these every month, so be sure to sign up. Plus, you’ll get a free gift just for subscribing.

One Chicago Night
And old medicine man at the top of the world.
On the Beach
A nice place to be stranded, no matter how far from home.
The Forest
Not of trees but deadly metal.
The queen is safe. Or is she?
In the Butcher Shop
Time to leave, but there’s nowhere to run.
The Fortune Teller
Do spirits whisper in her ear, or is it just your face?

Works in Progress

The Realm of Tiny Giants, a collection of short stories written over the past three years, is now in editing. It should be released late summer 2020. I’ll keep you posted on progress.

Weasel Words is mostly ready to go to editing. I hope to release it late in 2020. A crime/humor novel, it star Bernard and Melody Earls, a husband-wife team of professional thieves hired to nab, of all things, a sterling silver statuette of a pine marten, a European species of weasel from a filthy rich gang of siblings who have been feuding over its ownership for decades.

Howard County Mystery #4, so far unnamed, is in the works, featuring detectives Rick Peller, Corina Montufar, and Eric Dumas investigating an unsettling break-in at a gun shop and the discovery of human remains that may be evidence of a murder over half a century ago.