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
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
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Harassing, volume two of the Flint Files, will be released on Amazon Kindle Thursday, September 13, 2018.
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?
Friday, August 10, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Just sent Harassing, a new mystery in the Flint Files series, off to my editor. It’s not as dark as Taunting, and addresses a very real social issue: the invisibility of the homeless. I’ve laid the groundwork for volume three, Tyranny. Before I’m done, rural Louisiana might replace Cabot Cove, Maine, as the murder capital of the country.
I need to decide what to work on next.
Fans have asked for a fourth volume in the Finding Series, Mike and Luke’s intense bromance. I’ve started notes on it. I’m open to suggestions for a title, since Volume Three was Finding Closure. The manuscript for Did You Ever See Allegro?, the standalone tale of a 1969-1970 garage band, remains 70% complete and I should get back to it.
I’ve extracted the first two novellas in The Life of Kyle series from a manuscript too long to publish. I have another eight or ten yet to extract. These are written under my pen name Kyle Randolph, which I use for more explicit adult-oriented material. Volume One goes on free promotion August 11-12.
The Head Game, a sports comedy, is about 15% complete. I started it three years ago and two characters took over, insisting I tell their story about dealing with the aftermath of trauma. That became Four Seconds onthe Clock, and I’ve got much of Volume Three in that series conceptualized.
I’ve started Life Creates, third volume in the Life Stories series, and it will be the final volume. I have notes written for a drama sequel to the comedy The Trip to Helen Gawne; Dentist Elvis and Podiatrist Fran go on a medical mission to Africa.