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Excerpt: Will & Pilsener

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Every good book deserves a good dog. Horseshoes and Hand Grenades has two. If I had my way (authors are masters to their stories to some extent), the dogs would get a lot more "screen time" in the book, but I'll make up for it in future novels. For this Book Launch Week excerpt, we … Continue reading Excerpt: Will & Pilsener

Excerpt: Astrid’s Secret

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Book Launch Week continues with this brief extract from Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, in which Astrid has just been cautioned by her mother about maintaining professional relationships with the men at work, especially her boss Brad. You'll see where this is going... Best not to tell her about the flirting relationship Brad and I had … Continue reading Excerpt: Astrid’s Secret

Excerpt: On the Ferry

Today's Book Launch Week excerpt has our Horseshoes and Hand Grenades narrators Shelby and Astrid on the ferry to Martha's Vineyard for a summer weekend. Our two heroes are joined by their good friend Tina, who doesn't get much attention in snippets about the book, but is a very important figure in the lives of … Continue reading Excerpt: On the Ferry

Excerpt: Carol’s Sex Advice

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For today's excerpt in celebration of Horseshoes and Hand Grenades' Book Launch Week, we lighten the mood a bit from yesterday's short but dark passage. Early reviewers of the #MeToo novel suggested that it was a fun and entertaining read despite the heavy themes. That makes me very happy, because that was my intent. Shelby … Continue reading Excerpt: Carol’s Sex Advice

Excerpt: Shelby Remembers

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In today's post for Book Launch Week, here's the first of many excerpts I'll be publishing to give you a glimpse of the plot for Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (and hopefully encourage you to buy it). In this short but telling bit, Shelby is musing... I was twenty-two when I let the memories in. They’d … Continue reading Excerpt: Shelby Remembers