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Eyes of Diamond, Hair of Gold – New Release!

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Having finally returned from her first case, Detective Allison Newberry is immediately sent on to her next: the murder of a famed inventor. But she won’t be solving this one alone. Another detective, the opinionated and unlikable Alistair Mooney, has been sent along as her assistant.

The murdered inventor, Gregory Williams, had surrounded himself with a technological world filled with his own creations, even going so far as to build a fake town to act as the outward expression of his personal obsessions. The few who live in the town full-time were utterly devoted to him, even as they despised each other, making it difficult to determine who might have committed the crime.

However, it is not the people or the town that make this case so bizarre. Living within the walls of the house are dozens of automatons, mechanical servants who will never grow tired and will never complain about any orders they’re given. One automaton in particular, Maximilian, is far more advanced than any of the others, and even possesses the ability to speak in the voice of his creator.

Allison is suspicious of him, Alistair despises him, but it is not Maximilian that poses the greatest threat to all those gather for the funeral, but rather it is Gregory Williams himself…

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It’s arriving a day later than I thought it would, but here it is at last! I’ve put a lot of work into making this an even better story and an even better release than the last Allison Newberry mystery, so hopefully you’ll be able to see the improvements I’ve made since then. And so, without further ado, here are the links where you may purchase it:

Kindle ebook – http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Allison-Newberry-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00BFCMHBW

Create Space paperback – https://tsw.createspace.com/title/4151826

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Paperback of “Murder” Second Edition is Ready!

Got the proof in the mail today and it looks great! The map is just a little bit fuzzy, but it’s more than clear enough to be legible. Overall, I am very happy with how this all turned out. The story and writing are better, the book itself is much more professional looking [with the map in front and page numbers on each page]. I was able to take all the little things I’ve learned over the past 8 months are put together a really nice second edition. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

Link to paperback version: https://www.createspace.com/3784375

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Proof for “Murder” Second Edition Ordered!

I put together the paperback version of Murder at the End of the World through CreateSpace and it all looks good so far. Getting the map just right was a little tough, but I think it’s going to turn out to be a nice little addition and give some clarity to how all the locations in the city relate to one another.

I’m really happy in general with how the second edition has turned out. I’ve made some changes and added some content here and there, really punched things up considerably. Really, I wish I would have thought of these things back in February! But that’s the writing process, you can keep changing and keep adding until you’re blue in the face. The story as it is now, however, is how it will remain. So don’t look forward to a third edition, instead look forward to the sequel!

Hopefully, I can have the paperback version ready for sale before the end of the month, but that all depends on how long it takes to get the proof and review it.

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Deadeye: Paperback Release

Here it is at last:

https://www.createspace.com/3986412

Marshall Elias Watkins is brought in to investigate the massacre at an isolated outpost, where nothing was taken and none of the survivors saw a shooter. The only clue left behind is a line of spent shell casings resting atop a nearby ridge.

Marshal Watkins isn’t the young man he used to be, but a case like this needs somebody who’s seen just about anything and has the nerve not to turn away when the end is in sight. But he’s never seen anything like this before. Together with the best lawmen in the Known Lands, he determines to track down this killer and bring him to justice. Their quarry, however, is no ordinary man and his killing isn’t over just yet.

His trail leads them into raider territory and the irradiated zone and then across the mountains to the east, where no one has ventured near in almost a century. The marshall and his band come face-to-face with all the horrors of a world wrecked by war and radiation, where even a past that seems dead and buried can still come back to haunt the living.

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Fragments of Mind: Now in Paperback

Fragments of Mind, my collection of short stories, is now available in print. Pick up your copy here : https://www.createspace.com/3898864

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Now in Paperback: Murder at the End of the World

Don’t have an e-reader? No problem! Working through Create Space, Murder at the End of the World is now available for sale in paperback, perfect for your coffee table or bookshelf:

https://www.createspace.com/3784375

A bit more expensive than the ebook, to be sure, but it did come out rather nicely. So give it a shot.

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Gaining a New Perspective

I know what’s in Murder at the End of the World, considering that I’ve gone through the story six or seven times and, you know, I actually wrote the thing. But actually getting my hands on the story in paperback, and sitting down and reading through it, really put things into an entirely different perspective for me. It suddenly felt fresh and new, all the little flaws and errors that I’d missed before now stood out like beacons in the night. They’d never stood out to me like that before, despite numerous passes.

The paperback is a physical thing, something I can hold in my hands and read by lamplight as I’m lying in bed. Suddenly, I’m not reading through it because I have to do another editing pass, I’m reading because it’s a paperback book and I want to read it. Errors notwithstanding, the story pulled me in and I struggled to put the book away to go do something else. What I gained from reading my story in paperback, lying in bed with the lamp on, was confidence in my own abilities. Because it is different when you’re reading something for fun and not because you have to, even when it’s your own story. I no longer feel nervous about whether my story is any good or not, I know it’s good. Is it a great story? No, I wouldn’t go that far. I recognize that there are things I could do better and turns of the story that I might have done different and points I might have expanded on if I were going to start over.

Publishing my stories for people to see, holding my story in my hands, these things have given me a much different perspective on things. I’m no longer just writing for myself, I’m writing for all the people who have read my stories, are reading my stories right now, and who will be reading my stories in the future. I owe it to my readers to write the best I story I can, that’s interesting and fun and free of even the most minor mistakes. I have an obligation now that I never had before.

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