Space Operatic will be available March 22, 2020! 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.
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Howard County Mystery Novels
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.
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
Weasel Words is mostly ready to go to editing. I hope to release it sometime later 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.
The Realm of Tiny Giants, a collection of short stories written over the past three years, will be in editing later this year. I’d like to release it in 2020, but it may be 2021 before it sees the light of day. I’ll keep you posted on progress.