Monday, July 24, 2017

Updates! Dr. Bowen #Mystery, AuthorFest!


The Haunting of Dr. Bowen, A Mystery in Lizzie Borden's Fall River is on pre-order for Kindle!

* Awaiting the final approval for print! (The book is 141 pages, and includes an excerpt of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter.

* Tuesday - July 25 -  Authorfest panel: Authors discuss Secrets of Publishing

See the full list of 35 authors and other info for the Aug. 5th event. Plus Young Author's writing contest - and book donations for kids K-5 will be collected to replace books in the flooded middle school. 

Lake County IL Authorfest Coming!

 Join me and 34 other authors at the 2nd Annual Lake County Authorfest! - August 5th at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center.

** KICK-OFF Author Panel! Tuesday, July 25 - 7 pm, Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd. near the park district. See

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lake County IL Authorfest Coming!

 Join me and 34 other authors at the 2nd Annual Lake County Authorfest! - August 5th at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center.

** KICK-OFF Author Panel! Tuesday, July 25 - 7 pm, Round Lake Area Library, 906 hart Rd. near the park district. See

* ALSO - Help Round Lake's flood-ravaged middle school library! Donate a children's book for grades K-5. Books collected at the event and at the Round Lake Area Library. 

* New! Youth Writing Contest! See below.

Brought to you by This Old Book in Grayslake, Lake County Authorfest will feature more than 35 authors at this family-friendly and admission-free event:
New this year:  Youth Creative Writing Contest for kids ages 4 to 8, 9 to 12, and 13 to 18. Winners in each category win a $50 This Old Book gift certificate and an Authorfest goodie bag. Pieces should be no longer than 2,000 words and the deadline to enter is July 24th. Click here for more information.

A portion of the proceeds go toward the Ray Bradbury Museum project in Waukegan, which seeks to restore the Carnegie library at 1 North Sheridan Road where Bradbury, author of DANDELION WINE, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, and FAREWELL SUMMER spent his formative years.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Haunting of Dr. Bowen, Lizzie Borden #Mystery Print!

I'm now prooffing proofing the print version of 

You can still pre-order the Kindle version - and the print will be up there soon, too!

This has been a long haul! Now that I've seen it, it's been worth it! Well, once it's all finished anyway!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Lizzie Borden - Dr. Bowen Mystery - PRE-ORDER!

IT'S HERE!!!! The Pre-Order is up for:
The Haunting of Dr. Bowen: A Mystery in Lizzie Borden's Fall River!

 ** Check out the full cover  - and the first full review! - at Rebbie Reviews!

The Haunting of Dr. Bowen will release on August 4th - 
the 125th anniversary of the Borden murders! 

(Book is 141 pages.  It includes a preview chapter of Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter)

(* Link for all Amazon countries:

* Add it on Goodreads

(The print may or may not be held up as of this post. Was doing a few minor corrections and waiting for the approval!
**  It will be released the same time as the Kindle. - 
but get the Kindle NOW on pre-order!)

(click cover for large image)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lizzie Borden's Doctor #Paranormal #Mystery - Almost Here!

Finally - it's almost here!!!!

Seemed like it would never get to this point, 
but now I'm just waiting for the final print approvals for  

The Haunting of Dr. Bowen, A Mystery in Lizzie Borden's Fall River!!

The pre-order is coming! (I'm waiting to share as I have a review and full cover reveal coming this week! Stay tuned!)

Also be sure to check at the website for updates

In the meantime, how about this cool back copy! (Cover by Stephen D. Sullivan. - be sure to check out his books and his ongoing monster serial story!)

Don't you love it????? (Well, I do! Lots!!)

More details and the full cover reveal will be coming soon!

(click pix for full size)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Coming Soon

I’ve mentioned it before, but this time, I’m pretty sure the date is closer than ever: Humanity’s Hope will soon be released onto the world!

The goal is to either have it out by the end of the month or by the beginning of August. Either way, it’s close, and I’m super excited! Stay tuned for the purchase link. Until then, please enjoy the blurb.

Caleb, a 17-year-old boy, survived the zombie uprising, but he didn’t come out of the ordeal unscathed. He’s been scarred—both mentally and physically. The rest of humanity is trying to rebuild, to make the world normal again. Caleb is trying to return to a normal life also, but after all he’s seen, after the loss of his family and friends, the transition is difficult. The darkness that led him down a path of self-doubt and self-harm keeps trying to creep back into his mind.

Things only become worse when he discovers he’s immune to whatever makes a zombie a zombie. Fighting zombies was predictable. He knew what to expect. Fighting humans is volatile. They are malicious and treacherous. They won’t stop to get what they want, and Caleb has to figure out exactly what that is.

*Trigger warning: attempted suicide

In addition to Humanity’s Hope coming out, I’ve been working on the third installment to my middle grade book series called The Ifs. The first two are currently on sale for 99 cents, so if you’re interested in checking them out, now is the time.

Book 1 in The Ifs series

Landon and Broden are brothers, and some days they DO NOT get along. They spend most of their days fighting, arguing, and plotting ways to get revenge on each other.

Then, strange things start happening… Noises in their room that are not from the cat. Homework that is mysteriously finished. A broken shoelace that repairs all by itself. Clothes that are put in the hamper on their own.

The brothers want to share their weird experiences, but they don’t know if they can trust each other. But when they find out who’s behind all the strange things around the house, they are called to battle with the most unusual creatures and wildest of beasts.

When the battle turns more dangerous than they imagined, Landon and Broden must face their fears, put their grudges aside, and learn how to work together.

Book 2 in The Ifs series

“Gage escaped.”

These are the worst words Broden could hear from his big brother Landon—just one day after they battled alongside Slade’s Ifs and his army of forest beasts. And Landon has more news…

“Gage has magic.”

As the boys are drawn into another adventure with the Ifs, they find out just how powerful—and dangerous—Gage’s magic can be.

Anyone have any fun weekend plans? I’m picking up my boys. They’ve spent the last 10 days with their grandparents and are ready to come home. I’m ready for them to be home. The house is incredibly quiet without them.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Lizzie Borden Post & Interview!

Up for your reading pleasure, a new post on the always-interesting UK-authored site, about Lizzie Borden - "Skipping the Dark Fantastic." If you don't know the full Borden story, there's some good stuff here.

Great background and some talk on the upcoming Lizzie Borden movie - and there's also an interview with me talking Lizzie, her supposed guilt, and all that good stuff.