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It’s Release Day!

Woohoo!! Promoted to Death is now available, through all e-book outlets. Here are the links to Amazon and to Smashwords. If you pre-ordered (Thanks!!) it should be on your reader by now.

Enjoy!

Elaine Pareja didn’t have any fans among her colleagues in the psychology department at Santa Monica College. When her promotion application is denied and she is terminated, no one is sorry to see her go. When Elaine is reinstated for no apparent reason, it causes a revolt in the department. When she turns up dead, her colleagues turn into suspects. But Elaine was a keeper of secrets – other people’s, and her own. Jamie Brodie and his friend, business librarian Sheila Meadows, join forces with the police to pick their way through the tangled web of Elaine’s life, searching for the thread that led to her death.

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Jamie Brodie Mystery #14

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Promoted to Death ready for pre-order!

Finally! 😀 Promoted to Death is available for pre-order (e-book formats) at both Smashwords and Amazon. Release date is May 31. The print version will be out by the end of June.

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Jamie Brodie Mystery #14

Elaine Pareja didn’t have any fans among her colleagues in the psychology department at Santa Monica College. When her promotion application is denied and she is terminated, no one is sorry to see her go. When Elaine is reinstated for no apparent reason, it causes a revolt in the department. When she turns up dead, her colleagues turn into suspects. But Elaine was a keeper of secrets – other people’s, and her own. Jamie Brodie and his friend, business librarian Sheila Meadows, join forces with the police to pick their way through the tangled web of Elaine’s life, searching for the thread that led to her death.

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Cover Reveal: Promoted to Death!

We’re getting close! My editor is editing away – he has other projects too so isn’t positive exactly when he’ll be finished, but it will be around the third week of May. In the meantime, here are the cover and blurb! Enjoy!

Elaine Pareja didn’t have any fans among her colleagues in the psychology department at Santa Monica College. When her promotion application is denied and she is terminated, no one is sorry to see her go. When Elaine is reinstated for no apparent reason, it causes a revolt in the department. When she turns up dead, her colleagues turn into suspects. But Elaine was a keeper of secrets – other people’s, and her own. Jamie Brodie and his friend, business librarian Sheila Meadows, join forces with the police to pick their way through the tangled web of Elaine’s life, searching for the thread that led to her death.

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Jamie Brodie Mystery #14

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Another year older…

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But – fortunately! – not deeper in debt. (That’s a reference to an old coal mining song called Sixteen Tons, in case you didn’t know.)

This was a good writing year! To recap:

  • Filmed to Death was published in the spring.
  • Photographs and Memories, a serial novella, was published here on the blog in June.
  • Trapped to Death was published about four weeks ago, and is still in the Top 100 on Amazon’s gay mystery bestseller list! Thanks to you all!
  • I participated in and “won” NaNoWriMo again, churning out the first draft of Cloistered to Death, which I have now set aside. It’s not scheduled for publication until fall of 2018.
  • Author Jon Wilson wrote a guest post earlier in the year. If you enjoy gay noir and haven’t read his Cheap as Beasts, please do. It’s fantastic.
  • About three weeks ago I was delighted to be part of Josh Lanyon’s annual Advent Calendar on her blog, with a mashup story between Jamie Brodie land and Adrien English land. Kate Keegan, Jake Riordan’s ex, joins the fun at West LA Homicide.

So what’s ahead for 2017?

  • There will be a Valentine’s Day short story called Great Expectations. Stephen Atcheson gets lucky.
  • Promoted to Death, Jamie Brodie Mystery #14, will be published in late April-early May. Santa Monica College gets embroiled in a promotion scandal, and naturally someone ends up dead.
  • Someone – I’m looking at you, Lin – made the terrific suggestion that I compile and publish all the short stories. So I’m going to! That anthology will include all the shorts from the blog and the books, and a few that haven’t seen the light of day because I never found a place to use them. It will probably land in August.
  • Published to Death, JBM #15, will appear in November. I am having a BLAST writing it, and I think you all will love it. Think of everything that could go wrong at a conference of self-published authors… 😀
  • There will probably be another short story or two along the way, as they come to me.

I hope the coming year is a happy and healthy one for you! Thank you so much for reading!

 

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Trapped to Death is here today!

It’s release day! Trapped to Death is now available in whichever format you prefer. Here are the links:

Amazon Kindle

Amazon Print

Smashwords

Autumn brings a fresh start in academia, but there are signs that Jamie Brodie’s autumn quarter might bring trouble. First, his next door neighbors unexpectedly drop off the grid. Several days later Jamie discovers – with the help of his dog – that something very bad has happened in the neighbors’ house. When the victim is identified, Jamie briefly becomes a suspect – but something far more dangerous is lying in wait for Jamie. And he doesn’t recognize it until it’s too late.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Available for preorder: Trapped to Death!

It’s here!! Well, it’s almost here. But right now you can order Trapped to Death, Jamie Brodie Mystery #13, at both Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3W6G6F?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660) and Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/679858). There won’t be a preorder for the print version at Createspace, but it will publish on the same day as the digital versions: Monday, 11/28.

Autumn brings a fresh start in academia, but there are signs that Jamie Brodie’s autumn quarter might bring trouble. First, his next door neighbors unexpectedly drop off the grid. Several days later Jamie discovers – with the help of his dog – that something very bad has happened in the neighbors’ house. When the victim is identified, Jamie briefly becomes a suspect – but something far more dangerous is lying in wait for Jamie. And he doesn’t recognize it until it’s too late.

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Cover reveal: Trapped to Death!

Here it is! Still on track for publication on Cyber Monday, November 28.

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