Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Bibliography page

I hope you each had a great Thanksgiving, that you were able to share some time with someone you love, that your team(s) wom, and that you had the opportunity to think about what you may be thankful for.

I got to enjoy some quality time with family, walk around in some great weather, read a bit, watch some football, watch some basketball, and do some writing.

I also read Volume 1 of Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's All-Star Superman. Wow. I think that's the most enjoyable Superman stories I've read since Jack Kirby got to play around with the Jimmy Olsen universe. It was fun to read. You can read my post about it over at The PulpRack.

Meanwhile . . . Did I mention that I built a Bibliography page for InterroBang?

It lists my work that's available from the usual and other online sources--stories and articles in books, magazines, ebooks, and all that other et cetera stuff.

I'm sure there's a way to put a standing link on this page. I just have to figger it out.

Until then, you can find it here:

Bibliography page.

I update it as new links come up for existing items or as new items become available.

Thanks for your patronage!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Three Witches now available on Kobo

Three Witches: An Adventure of El Tigre Azul is now also available for the Kobo eReader.

Actually, it was available for the Kobo before, from SmashWords, but now you can find it at the Kobo site for download there.

That means you can now find Three Witches here . . .

Amazon Kindle: click here
SmashWords: click here
Kobo: click here

My first two stories in eBook form, Pretty Polly and A Quiet Night in the Dark in LaPlata, Missouri, 1942, are still available only from Amazon for the Kindle. I had signed them up for the Kindle Select program, but I haven't seen any economic advantage in doing so for the past several months. To make Three Witches more widely available (because the Kindle Select program requires a book to be available only for Kindle), I decided to publish Three Witches directly to Kindle and through Smashwords, which provides a single point for distributing to a wide range of eReaders: Kobo, Apple, Blio, Barnes & Noble's Nook, Diesel, and Sony's eReader, among others.

Although Smashwords made the story available very quickly -- a day earlier, in fact, than Kindle -- the wait for Three Witches' appearance on other sites has been a slow one. For example, I uploaded the file to Smashwords on November 4. I've been checking every other day or so since then, and only today (November 16) have I found Three Witches on the KoboBooks site.

No sign of it yet on Barnes & Noble's site, or on the other eReader sites I mentioned.

While uploading to a single clearing house (Smashwords) is convenient, I may upload any subsequent books directly to the Nook and Kobo sites, as well as to the Kindle and Smashwords sites, to see if going live on those directly published sites occurs any more quickly.

Meanwhile, I'm in the process of formatting the next story I'll be publishing in eBook format: The Dream Stalker. I'm also writing new chapters for Space Detective, the novel I'm creating with Marvel Comics artist Mike Fyles.

I'll continue to post updates about Three Witches being released on more eReader sites.

Your continued patronage is greatly appreciated!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Three Witches: new eBook now available

My newest story, Three Witches: An Adventure of El Tigre Azul, is now available as an eBook and ready to download. The cover scan, which accompanies this post, was designed by the very talented Anthony Schiavino, former designer for Tor Books and all-around nice guy.

El Tigre Azul -- The Blue Tiger -- is a luchador, a masked Mexican wrestler (Mexican Luchador enmascarado) in the mold of El Santo (The Saint) and Blue Demon, famous actual wrestlers who starred in a series of films in which they battled a variety of monsters.

Written in a hard-boiled style that combines humor and horror, Three Witches pits El Tigre against a variety of human and supernatural monsters. Of course, there is one person El Tigre cannot defeat: his aunt.

Three Witches includes an interview with me. I've decided to include extras beyond just the story in the eBooks I produce, so readers get a little something extra.

Currently Three Witches is available from Amazon, which you can reach by clicking here . . .

. . . and at Smashwords, which you can reach by clicking here . . .

It hasn't yet rolled out at Barnes & Noble for the Nook, nor for Kobo at When it appears at those venues, I'll be sure to spread the word.

Now, back to work . . .

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Something new is on the way.

Which is as it should be.

I've been tied up with lots of obligations the past two months. Work and other duties for which I volunteer lots of time. I haven't updated activities here in several weeks. Writing has taken a back seat.

That can be exasperating, but sometimes that's just the way it has to be.

However, that's about to change in the near future.

I'll soon be announcing the release of a new eBook. I sincerely hope the announcement is ready to post in the next two or three days.

I also have some other gigs in the works that I can't yet discuss in public. But as soon as I can let the words slip, I'll let you know here.

Meanwhile, I'll let you in on a little clue about the new eBook that's on the way:

We recently celebrated Halloween, All Souls Day, and Dia de los Muertos. I'll just say that it all fits in with the subject matter of the story.

More to come . . .