Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bargain day for Combat Wizard!

I’ve scheduled a Countdown Deal on Amazon for Combat Wizard. I did a major revision earlier and posted it Thursday, so the bargain-price will hopefully call attention to the new slimmed-down and faster-moving version of the book.
The price will drop from $4.99 to $.99 today. It will go up to $1.99 tomorrow and continue to rise until it reaches full price on Monday.
If you already bought a copy, the new version is free; just go to Amazon and update your copy using “Manage Content and Devices”.

Of course, if you have Kindle Unlimited, it’s free.



My new novella, Hands, a fantasy adventure comedy, has just been submitted to Amazon for publication.

The book contains about 29 000 words, so it’s a novella rather than a novel. Still, I hope it may be interesting. The humor is broad, and often low, if clever.

The book is written in forsoothly style, my version of Elizabethan. Bill Shakespeare is probably spinning frantically in his grave!

But I hope you’ll look at the excerpt as soon as Amazon publishes the book, probably a couple of hours from now. It’s different, guaranteed, and it may hold your interest. I had intended to publish at $1.99, but Amazon decreed otherwise, so I selected the minimum price and published at $2.99. Still, if you have Kindle Unlimited, this book like all my others is free to you.

I’ll probably set up a countdown deal  in a couple of day as well, so watch for it.

Thanks for your attention.

Work, and neglecting my blog

I’ve been very busy lately; getting the RV going (we’re taking it on the road Friday!), revising and editing Hands, and revising Combat Wizard. As soon as I get just a little time, I’ll begin writing Home, the third book in the Darwin’s World series.

About Hands: I wrote the book in Elizabethan-style language and may even have overdone it. I liked the effect, but some of my Beta Readers didn’t. Sigh. So I’ve begun stripping out a lot of the forsoothly stuff, leaving just enough for a mild flavor. Sort of like skimping on chile; you like a lot of spicy flavor, or you don’t. Most don’t. So it appears to be with novels that stretch beyond a certain point. I’ll end up with two versions, the milder one that I’ll publish (still planning on putting it up on Amazon about the end of the month), and a different version that will be free to anyone who buys the other. It’s more work, but I’ll do it for the same reason I’m revising Combat Wizard, almost a year after it was first published. I’m doing it so that the books remain the best quality work I can write.

I also take time to do a little reading. I’ve recently discovered Travis Hill. I have no connection to him, other than enjoying his writing. He has a number of free works on his Amazon list, so give them a look; I recommend his writing highly. I bought, and read, this book, and I intend to write a 5-star review.  I highly recommend the book; you’ll like it.