Give 10th Rule podcast a listen. This one has my story ‘Dog Days’, first published around 2012. 10th Rule is moving up in the world. I also had a story published in their anthology ‘It’s So Easy’ – available on Amazon.
It has been a busy month, I figured it was time to give some updates to the site. Currently, I’m working on the shopping page and sorting pricing and check-out options, so be patient.
The latest news bit is my book ‘It’s a Lonely World’, hit number 1 on Amazon’s New Release just a few days ago. It has held the position for the better part of two days. The book is narrated by Andy Riel who has done a phenomenal job in bringing life to the book. I also managed to acquire a much-coveted five-star review from Book Promotion Library Blog. Let’s hope the book helps out some Indie-Authors looking for some motivation and help in completing their books.
The latest on any future book releases are as follows:
1- Dead Blow, the third and final book in the Truck Stop trilogy, is currently in progress again. I got side-tracked on releasing my books ‘It’s a Lonely World’ and ‘Cold Hearts’. The book is more or less complete with heavy revisions in progress. I’d like to have it completed by the end of the year, but the editors might have a differing view. I will be looking to release the book early next year.
2-Wrecking Ball- I’ve been toying with the idea of writing about my experiences working in the oilfields as a diesel mechanic. I have started on this book and might have it completed for mid to late 2022. It is several chapters in and also will have some interior artwork and maps that will help convey some of the storylines. I’m hoping that the writing of this book will be for some sort of historical value in the future. I have included the book cover artwork below that is currently in progress.
I keep getting side-tracked off into new projects. While sorting files on my old computers, I came across a number of scripts that have never been seen or published. I decided to give them a chance to see daylight along with other stories that have been published. I’m currently working on extensive edits to have this collection of crime fiction stories available for the Pinto Bean Fiesta on September 28th here in Moriarty, NM. Stay tuned, my friends.
The Kindle version to my latest book, ‘It’s a Lonely World’, is currently available on Amazon. I’m currently working on the paperback version along with the audio book. What’re you waiting for? It’s a buck and a half!
I decided, at least once a month, to try and document my writing progress. Below are some of the writing projects I’m currently working on. As I look at this chart, I realize I got to get a move on Dead Blow. I have figured out an ending that is viable and I’m currently working toward that goal. It’s a Lonely World is complete and being worked over by several editors. I expect my butt-beating soon from them. According to my current stats, I’m sitting at 75%. Not sure if that is accurate, but I’ll try and dial all that in.
A new title is in the works. I know. I get side-tracked a lot these days, but this one was an important book I felt needed to be written. This one chronicles my walk through the world of self-publishing. In the last twenty years, I’ve had my ups and downs in the industry, but I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. Dead Blow, the final installment in the Truck Stop Series, is still in the works and currently being reedited, rewritten…you get the picture.
Look for It’s a Lonely World to be released either at the end of this month, or the beginning of next month.
It has been awhile since I’ve published any short stories. I believe writing short stories sharpens not only your writing skills, but adds a bit more on the publishing resume. I managed to sharpen my crime fiction quill once again and landed a couple gigs this month. One, story titled ‘Slim Jim‘ is up on at the Shotgun Honey house. I always liked the challenge of writing a 700 word story for them. Hit the link to read the story and while you’re there, check out the other stories by some of the best crime lit writers out there…
The next lineup is over that 10th Rule house. My story ‘Back to Paradise’ is crammed within the pages among some awesome and well-regarded writers. Even though the story is a work of fiction, there are some tid-bits of reality I witnessed during the late 1980s. Stay tuned for the release date…and finally….
…if you want to hear the playlist for this ass-kicking anthology, head on over to Spotify and give a listen to some of the songs mentioned within this powerhouse of an anthology.
I’ve always been a pretty big Casca fan from all the way back in the early 1980s. It is because of this series I studied history a little more in-depth and came to appreciate the subject matter in each title. I am currently the cover designer for the ongoing series. I added the Casca Kindle titles to the shop for this reason. Give them a go-through and collect a few for your reading time. While you’re at it, check out my Truck Stop titles.
I’ve had people ask about how I know so much about the inner workings as a diesel mechanic for my novel ‘Truck Stop’.
I work as a diesel mechanic for those that don’t know. The video below is courtesy of Juan Mendez, a great mechanic and a great boss I worked with, in the oilfields. As time goes along, I’ll provide a bit more in-depth vids on the profession.
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