Friday, March 29, 2019

NEW RELEASE - The Ghost Had an Early Check-out in AUDIO

The Ghost Had an Early Check-out is now available in audio!

Michael Pauley did the narration this time around. I did really love Max Miller's work on The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks, but I felt I wanted a different feel, a different take (now there's a useless description to give a narrator!) for the sequel.

Bad stage direction regardless, Michael definitely delivered.

Anyway, the story is available on iTunes, Amazon and Audible. The compromise I've struck is to launch new audio through Audible but then once the titles have earned out, take the books wide. Usually that shouldn't take much more than a year.

That said, the process of moving titles over is slow and laborious. Of the twelve titles I've taken non-exclusive so far, I've only managed to list one on Findaway Voices!

One step at a time...

Friday, March 22, 2019

Kind of a Cool Thing :-)

Fatal Shadows as a mobile game?

Wellllll, I've signed a contract with the company that does the Moments: Choose Your Story games.

We'll see what happens next. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Proceed to the Route

The problem with not listing books for pre-sale is if I don't have an actual official deadline, it's easy to lose a couple of months chasing the delightful fantasy of Being Caught Up.

At this point, I honestly don't even know what Being Caught Up would look like. Presumably I could open a file drawer in my office and find what I'm looking for. Presumably I would have answered all the email sitting in my second inbox (some of it dating back to 10/18). Presumably I would be able to spend most of my days writing.

Who knows?

Anyway, as I always tell everyone else, you can't just hang out on the diving board all day. Eventually, you have to jump.

So bombs away!

(Wait. Hopefully not! :-D)

Anyway, here's what I've settled on for this year's reasonably solid deadlines. I have yet to update my website, so this is pretty much the only place you can find this info for now.

April 29th - Slay Ride

May 1st - My story "Stranger in the House" in the Footsteps in the Dark: An M/M Mystery-Romance Anthology (by the way, Tantor has contracted the audio rights on this one--AND it looks like we're going to put into print after all.)

June 15th - The Monuments Men
(Kale Williams is saving space at the end of the month to work on the audio) :-)

July 26th - Mainly by Moonlight (Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1) 
The project I'm probably most excited about. I plan on their being TWO books in the trilogy out this year--do-able only because I'll be writing them for my Patreon group.

Then we have a little bit of space where I try again to catch up on stuff and see where I'm realistically at with the rest of the year's schedule.

If all goes well we'll then have:

October 15th - I Buried a Witch (Bedknobs and Broomsticks 2)

October 31st - Haunted Heart: Spring

And last but not least, sometime in December...Blind Side .

So that's the line up. It's pretty action-packed, so although it all seems doable at the moment, there's always a possibility that life is going to get in the way. Still I did manage to complete all of last year's (revised) schedule, so it could happen!

Friday, March 8, 2019

Cover Reveal MAINLY BY MOONLIGHT (Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1)

Because this trilogy is different in many ways from other things I've written, I wanted to get a really fresh look for the covers. I went with legendary Reese Dante who delivered in spades. I love. love, love all three covers--although I'm only going to share the first one with you. ;-)

It's not listed for preorders yet because, frankly, I'm running behind on the writing. SAY IT ISN'T SO, JOSH!!! Thank God there's nothing much planned for this month because I need some quality alone time with just me and my laptop. We're probably looking at a June* release, depending on how previously scheduled projects go.

Here's the very cursory blurb (which I may or may not have shared before?)

Though they’ve only known each other a couple of weeks, San Francisco's first openly gay Police Commissioner John Joseph Galbraith is all set to marry antiques dealer (and, little does John know, witch) Cosmo Saville in a big, society wedding—until Cosmo is arrested for murder after being discovered standing over the body of longtime rival dealer Seamus Reitherman.

*update: JULY is a lot more realistic.

Friday, March 1, 2019

NEW RELEASE Green Glass Beads in Audio

I'd mentioned a while back that Joel Leslie was doing the narration of the Green Glass Beads audio book. OH MY GOSH, HE'S SO GOOD. The book is brilliant.

That wasn't actually my point though. :-D My point is because the novella cannot be tied to an individual work (it's part of the Irregulars anthology) the audio cannot be listed on Audible or Amazon. It's ridiculous, I agree! But I don't have any control over it.

But the audio is available a lot of other places including iTunes and Google Play, so you can still purchase it, and I'll list all those handy-dandy buy links below.

**If you're at the $20.00 and up tier on my Patreon DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIO BOOK. You're going to receive a download code for it shortly. :-)

Everyone else, you can purchase the audio book a whole bunch of places--and, yes, I know it's not as convenient as one-clicking at Amazon or Audible. But preventing a complete monopoly of the audio book market is going to require a little sacrifice from both of us. Choice. Options. Non-exclusivity. These are good things. Good for me and good for you.

Oh, and if you'd like to take a little listen to a sample of the story, you can check it out on my website right here.