Thursday, January 10, 2019

As the Word Turns



I’m dealing with the normal pressure hydrocephalus as best I can, and am looking forward to surgery to restore most of my functionality and slow the degeneration. I’ve been able to get some work done on So, You Want to Start a Business and it’s nearly a third complete. The freelancing book is mostly unorganized notes right now, and I’m hoping to enlist a co-author.

I have to take a break from Did You Ever See Allegro? Because I need to re-read it from the beginning to catch up. I’ve got about thirty pages of notes for Volume Four in the Finding Series, and have outlined maybe a quarter of the first volume in a new series, Frankenbuzz Detective Agency. First book is a case involving a luxury yacht charter company and inexplicably dead passengers. It will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and aboard an assortment of luxury yacht charters by various people and groups.

Freelancing

mark@marktreble.com

The second new book explains how to use the multiple online job brokering boards to hire freelancers, or to offer your services as a freelancer. The existing literature is mostly "Do exactly what I did and make a lot of money with very little work." Those are no different from the television programs telling watchers to send the author money and learn the secrets of becoming wealthy with real estate.

There is little literature available on how to use the online job brokering boards to hire freelancers. What is available is hype about getting

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Non-Fiction Works

mark@marktreble.com

I've started two non-fiction books.

So You Want to Start a Business? is based on nearly forty years of starting businesses, and helping others do the same. There are basics that everybody needs, and help deciding what kind of business to start. You'll learn how to start your own online business selling products, as well as selling products from a physical location. Discover which new businesses are the most successful, the most profitable, and which have the highest failure rate along with the lowest profits. You'll also discover how to navigate starting a new services business.


Monday, December 10, 2018

The End is Near

mark@marktreble.com


It seems my writing days are numbered.

I will have brain surgery in January or February to improve a neurological disorder that is incurable. The recent diagnosis explains why I’ve been having so difficult a time completing books. I’m starting a new series, Frankenbuzz: Detectives, Not Mad Scientists. The first book, Sea Monsters, will be co-authored with Samantha Mason. There is no due date yet.

Part four of the Finding Series is partially-written and next on the list. I also want to complete Did You Ever See Allegro? It’s been three years to this point. I’m not certain I have enough time left to finish all three.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Sale of books

mark@marktreble.com

A publisher has purchased all rights to the Flint Files series, including both Taunting and Harassing. They will no longer be available for sale through either Amazon.com nor marktreble.com.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Harassing, volume two of the Flint Files, will be released on Amazon Kindle Thursday, September 13, 2018.

mark@marktreble.com



Nobody notices the homeless. Which is why it took so long to realize that homeless women were being abducted in small towns across the South, then returned unharmed and untouched a few days later. They remembered that the kidnappers talked about “Harassing,” but nothing more. A local police investigation sparks a nationwide search for victims and kidnappers. The FBI learns that the abductions have been going on for several years and involve hundreds of homeless women. There's little chance to catch the perpetrators until motive is known. And that's a complete mystery.

Danny Flint and the New Orleans Police High-Profile Crimes Unit are pulled into the investigation and quickly develop leads to other, seemingly unconnected, crimes.  An assassin tries to murder one of Danny's analysts, a mental health counselor vanishes, an Illinois State Senator disappears, and Sheriff's Deputy Caroline Trudeaux is marked for death. How they’re connected might lead to motive, but nothing is apparent.

Follow Danny and his team through the swamps and forests of Louisiana and Mississippi, the deadly corruption of New Orleans politics, an attempted murder of an FBI Agent and the science of forensic anthropology as they try to understand the connections and prevent more disappearances and deaths. Buzz Bakersfield, a young career criminal and lock expert, joins Danny's team as a door-opener - literally. He's kept busy trying to predict the kidnappers' next moves, helping a traumatized friend from his past, and getting to know his new girlfriend. The sex involves sprinkles unless it involves a hearse or maybe a saddle. It's New Orleans, what else would you expect?

The plot twists every other chapter, as the action quickens and becomes more violent. It gets more and more difficult to separate the good guys from the bad ones. Putting the puzzle together involves medical and mechanical sciences, profiling several thousand suspects, multiple precision law enforcement raids, intense analysis and some luck. What is “Harassing.” What’s the motive? And, when it’s over, is it really done?