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Novelette Release: The Wallace House of Pain

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My novelette called The Wallace House of Pain is now available in paperback and ebook format, exclusively on Amazon. The story is a portrait of troubled family relations, modern social justice issues and deeply personal choices. Here’s the back-cover blurb: Activist Xander Wallace and his straitlaced father do not have an easy relationship. Jim’s views … Continue reading Novelette Release: The Wallace House of Pain

Cover Reveal: The Wallace House of Pain

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What does one do while waiting a year-plus for the next big novel (Beautiful and Terrible Things) to be published? One writes a shorter work of fiction, of course! Today, I reveal the cover of that work -- it's called The Wallace House of Pain, and will be published later this month. You may have … Continue reading Cover Reveal: The Wallace House of Pain

Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

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Yes, I'm having fun dabbling with these Amazon sales for my books--my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey is free for 2 days only. That's today and tomorrow, July 22-23, on Amazon, ebook only. (I'd love to make it free on other platforms too, but my ability to do so is limited by technology and … Continue reading Shannon’s Odyssey is Free for 2 Days Only

The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

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I've got 3 exciting updates on Shannon's Odyssey, my novel for 7- to 11-year-olds: First and foremost, find Shannon's Odyssey featured in Shepherd's list of "The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic". The book also appeared on an author's list of recommended summer reads. And on July 22 … Continue reading The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3

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I'm offering my Middle Grade chapter book Shannon's Odyssey as a free ebook for three days, starting from midnight tonight (Friday, July 1) through midnight of Sunday, July 3. Take advantage of this special promotion if you know a 7- to 11-year-old who loves adventure stories, animals (who may or may not talk), and a … Continue reading Get a Free Middle Grade Chapter Book, July 1-3