Book News – April 29, 2016

I have ordered a proof for my debut horror novel, “Highway Hypnosis”, and should have a copy by May 9th. Barring any printing errors, I should have it available on both my site and through Amazon by mid-May.
I have also begun the last illustration for the novel, which will be available as an 8 1/2″x 11″ print, along with the previous 4, as a giveaway – details will be forthcoming when they are completed.

In other writing news, I have recently begun my second novel, and have 23k words so far on the first draft. I am hopeful to have it completed by the end of summer. More details as the work progresses.

Hope everyone is having a successful and productive 2016!


Book News – April, pt. 2

I am currently waiting on a reply regarding my cover and interior pages for Highway Hypnosis. Once this is done, I can order a proof for review before making the paperback version available on my site.
The biggest hurdle, so far, has been an apparent problem in file translation, and by this I mean a change in the actual files when I upload them . PDF and image files that are created to meet their specifications seem to magically change to a lower dpi when uploaded. I’ve installed new software, experimented with a variety of settings, and still I get error messages from the site telling me the dpi is lower than their standard. I have to wonder, what internet gremlins are working their destructive magic on these files?
Eventually, I’ll get to the bottom of this, and follow whatever procedures are necessary in order to get my work processed in a reasonable amount of time. In the meantime, I’ll let everyone know when the paperback version is available through Amazon and other outlets.
Also, both my works are still available in ebook formats:
The Minstrel (novella): Purchase here – only $0.99
Highway Hypnosis: Purchase here – only $4.99

Till then,

Book News – April 2016

My horror novel, ‘Highway Hypnosis’, has a new cover. The original painted cover will be available, along with the other painted illustrations, as a limited edition series of prints. I’ll post further news when they are completed.
The formatting and cover for the print version of this novel of dark suspense/horror has been completed, and I am currently awaiting a proof copy. The paperback version will be in 6″ x 9″ format, and is 410 pages. It will be available through this site and Amazon within the next few weeks.

Here’s the new cover. I opted for a more photographic appearance, as it has proven more popular in the marketplace.

Highway Hypnosis - Cover

Highway Hypnosis – Cover

The E-book version is available for $4.99 -still less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks! Click here to purchase a copy.
The paperback version will be available through Amazon and this site for $14.99. I had hoped for a lower price point, but this was made necessary in order for the book to be distributed to book stores. Still, it’s cheaper than a good many titles of the same length, and I feel a fair price, considering the effort and time. I hope my readers will enjoy it as much as I did writing it.

till next time –


Highway Hypnosis – Update

The revised version of ‘Highway Hypnosis’ is now available on Smashwords, and can be purchased here.

The new manuscript has been completely revised, following the apparent loss of the edited manuscript. The paperback version will be available soon, and I will update the appropriate pages on the site when becomes available. The cover layout has been completed, and should be on Amazon in the near future. The length of the paperback will be 402 pages, and I’m quite excited. This novel has been a labor of love for me for quite some time, and I am glad to be able to now move on to other creative projects.
One of these will be illustrations from the novel, which I will be offering as free prints in the future. Further details are forthcoming, so stay tuned!


News – April 2016

First, an apology to anyone who downloaded a sample of my recent novel, ‘Highway Hypnosis’. It appears the manuscript was NOT the final edited copy. I have been working to correct this, and the new version will be up soon. I’ll announce when the corrected version is available here on my blog. I’m not sure if the full edited version got lost, was over-written on my hard drive, or something else, but even though I did spot the error almost immediately, the finished version is apparently lost, and I had to edit the manuscript again. The finished version will be worth the download.

Second, I am currently working on the print version of ‘Highway Hypnosis’ as well, and it will be available through Amazon within the next few weeks. More details will be forthcoming when it is completed.

Third, I am also working on illustrations for the novel, which will be available to those who purchase either version of the book. I’ll post more details when they are available.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring.