Listen to the opening scene of Finders, Inc.!

FindersInc_Cover_300While you’re waiting for the release of Finders, Inc. on December 9th, 2014, I’ve got a little fun treat for you: the first scene of the novel, in audio format!

Follow this link to hear a streaming version of the scene.

(I moved this clip to the UnWrecked Press website so you don’t have to download the 8 MB file!)

Enjoy, and thanks for listening!

Finders, Inc. Cover and Release Date!

Here’s the cover to Finder’s Inc., the first book in The Finder Team series of mysteries, which is due out on December 9th, 2014!

Finders, Inc.

Read more about the book at its Product page at the UnWrecked Press website.

And hey, if you’d like to write a review of the book at Amazon and/or your blog or Facebook, just let me know! I’ll send you an electronic copy.

Half a Decade from the Master Class

From October 3rd to October 17th, 2009, I attended a Fiction Writing Master Class with a dozen other writers. We had hours of classes every day, assignments every night, and we wrote. A lot. I came away with three complete stories, pages of notes, and ideas for at least a dozen novels.

I also learned a ton about publishing, and that led to all of my adventures in indie publishing with UnWrecked Press. Definitely a life-changing experience (and I even had to miss the wedding of two of my friends to attend it, so I knew I had to make the most out of every minute).

Looking a bit smug there, aren't we, Mr. Sunglasses?

Looking a bit smug there, aren’t we, Mr. Sunglasses?

So what have I done since my return from that Master Class workshop in mid-October 2009?

What have I accomplished in the past 5 years?

One thing I did was make ebooks. Lots of ebooks – close to a hundred! I did one short-story-as-ebook a week for the entire year of 2011 (that was kind of ambitious, eh?).

And I learned how to create print-on-demand books.

And I found narrators to make audiobooks out of three of my novels and one short story, which was a fun exercise. I’d love to do more, and maybe even narrate one myself.

Oh, and I started my own publishing company. With its own website and online store. Check out our Catalog!

As for actual WRITING, well… (continue reading if you like minutiae!)

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Something fun and cool at the UnWrecked Press website

I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that there’s an interesting project going on at the UnWrecked Press website.

Go check out their latest blog post, “Four-book Focus this Fall: Book Reviews!” and see if there’s anything there you’d like to read. I’m betting you’ll find something you’d like.

Enjoy!

Some more free books!

freeEveryone likes a free sample, so I’ve added a new tab to this website called, simply enough, FREE BOOKS!

This page has links to your favorite ebook retailer (like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks), and it also has direct links you can use to download the ebooks directly to your computer, tablet, or other gadget-y device.

All of the ebooks are short story ebooks, so they’re a quick read. Also, the first dozen or so books on the page are connected to novels that are also available as ebooks, so grabbing a free short story is a great way to test out whether you’d want to read the novel as well. Here’s hoping you will!

UnWreckedTales_75And speaking of free, I wanted to remind folks that you can also get a cost-challenged (i.e., FREE!) ebook simply by subscribing to the UnWrecked Press newsletter.

These books aren’t going to stay free forever, so now’s a great time to load up your favorite ebook reader with some great stuff, totally and absolutely risk-free, Enjoy!

The Finder Team: Take 2

For the past month now, I’ve been getting up early to work on my new mystery novel that has a splash of the supernatural in it.

Well, I was plugging away on the book, that is, until 1) I got a nasty cold, and 2) we had family visit and I got knocked off schedule.  But I’d planned for the second option (and we had a great visit with family from in and out of state), and my plan is to be up and running again tomorrow. Typing away in the early hours as usual…

One thing I did in some of my downtime in the past few weeks was work on a couple of covers for the new book, which is still called The Finder Team.

I’d love to get your thoughts on which cover you prefer, so here are your two options (click on a cover to see a bigger version):

NOTE: The first five people to comment with their preferred cover either here or on the UnWrecked Press Facebook page get a coupon code for a free ebook from the UnWrecked Press store! Thanks for your help!

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