“Red Queen Check: An Electric Eclectic Book”

I’m excited to announce Electric Eclectic Books has released another of my novelettes, “Red Queen Check.” It’s an expanded version of a short story I wrote a few years ago. Exploring the themes of revenge, power, and wealth, it is timely. With so many high profile cases of women being sexually assaulted by wealthy men in influential positions flooding the media, the story of Mark … Continue reading “Red Queen Check: An Electric Eclectic Book”

Win-Win with Electric Eclectic Books

Originally posted on Between the Beats:
As many of my followers and supporters know, I love to write short stories. I enjoy the challenge of creating viable characters and setting them down in situations that range from the frightening to the poignant. Electric Eclectic Books has released five of my longer short stories, novelettes, under their banner. It’s an honor to have my work represented… Continue reading Win-Win with Electric Eclectic Books

9 Tips for Writing Better Short Stories

Originally posted on Allison Maruska:
In April, I was a judge for two writing contests – Dan Alatorre’s Word Weaver contest and Ryan Lanz’s short story contest. I was honored to be asked to fill the role once, let alone twice. And while I enjoyed judging great stories, I also learned a few things about how to make short stories better because some patterns emerged.… Continue reading 9 Tips for Writing Better Short Stories

Dark at The Top of the Stairs

Originally posted on Karen's Book Buzz Blog:
Genre: Crime/Mystery/Noir Description In true crime noir style, two hard-boiled detectives investigate the apparently accidental death of a wealthy older man. Found lying dead at the bottom of the stairs in his expensive home, the only other person at home was his wife. While it looks like an accident, the detectives smell a rat. But, even when… Continue reading Dark at The Top of the Stairs

A Frequent Peal Of Bells: The Phoenix Series – Book 11 by Ted Tayler

  It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ted Tayler’s Phoenix series. The eleventh book in this action-packed series, A Frequent Peal of Bells, continues the conflict with the criminal organization, The Grid, as well as additional terrorist attacks across Britain. Tayler maintains his skill at focusing on current events and weaving them into tightly knit fictional tales that mimic real life occurrences … Continue reading A Frequent Peal Of Bells: The Phoenix Series – Book 11 by Ted Tayler