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Reunion is now available

Reunion, the second Tale of the Unearthly Northwest, is now available as an ebook from  Amazon, Smashwords, and Kobo.

Other e-vendors and paperback coming soon.

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Lost in Time

The year is 1910, and unemployed teacher Claudia Ogden is at the end of her rope. With nowhere to go and no one to rely on, she has no future at all. On the rumor of a job in a small, remote town called Conconully, she decides to bet what’s left of her life on it.

But when she arrives, and to her relief is hired, what at first seem like small eccentricities loom ever larger and more inexplicably, mysteries that make no sense. That is, until she meets Conconully’s accidental magician, who wants her to save them.

But from what?

You can read the first chapter here.

Cover reveal for Reunion

Some of you have seen this already.  And I want to thank Tracy MacShane, who taught me how to cut out a piece of art from its background, which has confuzzled me for a long time.  Thank you, Tracy!

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I have done some re-branding for the covers of Tales of the Unearthly Northwest, as well.  Here are the new covers for Sojourn, and for New Year’s Eve in Conconully.  I will be changing those on all of the major sales sites very soon.

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NYE in C final branded cover 300

Repeating History gets a new listing

RH 300 coverRepeating History has a new listing, at Science Fiction Romance‘s website.  When the person who reads the books and vets them for the site responded positively to my request, she said, and I quote, “The romance in it is on the light side, so I flagged it as Love
Story. It was a well-written, historically researched time-travel, though.”

New Year’s Eve in Conconully now for sale!

NYE in Conconully cover

This is a short story, volume 1.5 of my Tales of the Unearthly Northwest.  It’s available at Smashwords now in many e-formats.  It’s coming very soon to Amazon and other major etailers, and in paper to CreateSpace, Amazon, and other major retailers.

If you’d like to read the first chapter, you can go here.

Of course, if you were a member of my mailing list, you’d already be reading this story for free [grin].  For future freebies and other good things, sign up here.

New Year’s Eve in Conconully has a cover! and back cover copy!

Here’s the cover:

NYE in Conconully cover

And here’s the description:

No good deed goes unpunished.

In a place outside of time, the magic keeping a ghost town alive is beginning to alter. Bringing two newcomers in has caused a welcome renewal of life here. But every action has a reaction, and the consequences are far beyond what Conconully’s accidental magician ever expected.

By the way, if you’d like to have a free copy of this short story, which comes after my novel Sojourn, and does contain slight spoilers for that book, you can join my newsletter at and my next edition will contain a link.  I hope to see you there!

Sojourn is live

I am proud to announce the release of my new novel, Sojourn, which will be the first in a new series called Tales of the Unearthly Northwest, set in one of the lesser-known corners of my part of the world, featuring my own supernatural twist on historical events and places.

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Time isn’t everything it appears to be.

State trooper Daniel Reilly never thought he’d wind up in his stepmother’s favorite movie. Chasing a suspected drunk driver through Washington’s desolate Okanogan Highlands is part of his job, but crashing his cruiser and waking up in a ghost town definitely isn’t. And when that ghost town starts to come to life?

His version of Brigadoon is not a carefree musical.

You can read the first chapter here.

The ebook is now available at Amazon and Smashwords, and will be coming soon from other etailers as well as in paper from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Snippet Sunday — from my short story Homesick

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The theme for this week’s snippets is autumn, given that the equinox is tomorrow.  My short story Homesick takes place at this time of year, so I thought it might be appropriate.

I just hope it’s not too confusing out of context!

Karin had fallen in love that day, for the second time in mere months.  The first, Will thought with satisfaction even after all these years, had been with him.  And that, he’d discovered soon after, was that.  Will found himself taken in by the darkhaired young scoundrel Jem, and party to Karin’s adoption of him as their own almost before he knew what happened.

And now here was Jem’s son, another five-year-old miscreant who had them wrapped around his little fingers.  At least Will’s father had never claimed the namesake he’d predicted Jem’s wife would bear was a time traveler.

Repeating History’s new cover gets good press

I entered Repeating History‘s new cover in The Book Designer website August cover design contest (he does this every month), and this is what he had to say:

“Simple and effective. The designer directs our attention with this atmospheric cover.”

And this is the cover he said it about:

Repeating History cover

I have to say I’m pretty darned chuffed.