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Name A Character!

Am currently working on Calm the Water (formerly Clear the Water), the third Dragons of Andela book. Who would like to name a fictional character? I could use a few names.

Valthans (water dragons): Several male, several female, and a good name for their queen. Would love to hear what their coloring is, too!

Spark (lightning) dragons: Male and female. Include coloring.

Humans: Could use a few of each.

Human powers: Looking for basic, trivial abilities. Laughable at best. 🙂

If I use your suggestion, then your name will be included at the back of the book!

Thanks, everyone!


New Titles Update!

Case of the Ragin’ Cajun (CCF13) is up for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, and so on. My publisher tells me they plan to release it by the end of next month, but what they’ve been doing is pushing the date forward if they know the title is ready to be released. So… I’m guessing it’ll be early to mid July. It’s just a guess. 🙂

On the fantasy front, Harness the Fire (Dragons of Andela #1) should be finished within the next week or two. It’ll go through it’s customary editing process, and then be given to the beta readers. I’m predicting it’ll be released by the end of July, early August. And, if it happens sooner, then I’m not gonna argue!

Next up for book titles will be CCF14, Case of the Missing Marine, followed by either the next DoA or, and I’m strongly considering this, a new Tales of Lentari story. I’ve got several bouncin’ around my head, and I’m eager to revisit everyone’s husband & wife team. What do you think? Would anyone like to see another Tales of Lentari story? Please leave a comment below!

Opening up Gift Shop!

Welcome to the new year! Are you as glad as I am that we’re past 2020? Anyway, I’m opening up a custom gift shop, via Zazzle, with custom products based on the series I have written. There are only a few things listed in there to start, but I am taking suggestions on what you’d like to see. Pillows? Blankets? Posters? Would you like to see the cover for Lost City (Tales of Lentari #1) on a deck of playing cards? How about a Polo shirt with the Corgi Case Files logo on the pocket?

Let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll see if I can make it happen!

Summer ’19 Update!

For those of you who have been wondering whether or not I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, I can safely say that I haven’t. 🙂 Been hard at work wrapping up the final title in the Pirates of Perz trilogy: These are Not the Stones You’re Looking For (PoP #3). And after that? I can tell you I already have the next novel in my cozy mystery series planned out and is currently ready to write: Case of the Highland House Haunting (CCF #7).

After that, I’m going to try my hand at another fantasy novel, but this one will be something brand new, meaning it won’t be set in Lentari. What is it, you may ask? The only thing I’ll tell you is that it will have plenty of dragons, riders, magic, and a helluva lot of humor! With that being said, I’ve been pondering what to name the world, and am open to suggestions. Feel free to leave a comment on this post if you have any ideas you’d like to share. If I end up using your suggestion, or basing a name off of your suggestion, I’ll most assuredly give you credit.

The final novel I’m going to try and squeeze out by the end of the year will happen over NaNoWriMo, and it will be another CCF story. That’ll make #8 in the series. I’ve got several more titles planned out, so it should be ready (fingers crossed!) to be released by the end of the year.

That’s it for now! It’s back to Lentari for me. Those pirates haven’t been having a good time lately, and the final showdown is just around the corner!

Happy reading!


Two Books at the Same Time?

Yep.  I’m currently working on 2 books at the same time.  Those would be books #13 & #14.  I’ve had numerous people ask about the 7th Tales of Lentari novel.  What I can tell you instead is that there’s a brand new Lentari series starting up.  It’s going to be a trilogy.  If you want to get technical, it could be called Tales of Lentari #7, but instead, it’ll be Pirates of Perz #1.

May the Fang Be With You (Pirates of Perz #1).  It’s the 10th novel set in Lentari.

Case of the Pilfered Pooches (Corgi Case Files #4).  For those of you who enjoy mystery novels, feel free to return to Pomme Valley for a spell!

Both books should be written by the end of the month.  I already have the cover made for Pirates of Perz #1.  I’ll contact my artist in Brazil (for the mystery novels) in a few weeks so he can get started on that cover.

It’s going to be a great month!  Stay tuned!  Oh, I’m also thinking about starting up some Goodreads Giveaways again.  Which book should I put out there?  You can vote for your favorites below.  Be sure to include which title you’re interested in AND which country you’re in so I can be sure they’re included!


Summer update

Hi guys!

It’s been a busy summer for me.  I will say that’s the ultimate way to make time fly:  when you realize you don’t have enough and actually want it to slow down.

Fans of fantasy should be happy with this.  The 6th Tales of Lentari  adventure (title has been picked but is HIGHLY subject to change) is almost finished!  I’ve got one chapter left and then it’ll be off to the Posse to be picked apart.

Mystery lovers will also have something new to read here in about a month.  I’m about halfway through the 2nd novel in my new mystery series.  That one already has a title:  Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy (Corgi Case Files #2).  The mystery novels are significantly shorter than the fantasy stories I write, so I should be done with this one in a week or two.  And then the Posse will go through that one, too.

Stay tuned!  I’ll keep everyone posted on progress!  Also will be working on two covers.  Newsletter subscribers will get first peeks at them.  I’ll be running ideas by the Posse.  In case you were wondering, the Posse are a group of friends/readers who have agreed to lend me a hand to proofread the stories, compare notes, run ideas by each other, and so on.  Interested in joining the Posse?  Read through the previous blog entry and see what’s expected.  If you’re still interested in joining then drop me a line!

Also being a movie lover, I’ve watched a number of movies that had a lot of hype to them.  I’ll do something new and give you a one line review on each.

  1. Independence Day – Resurgence:  dear God, don’t bother
  2. Secret Life of Pets:  disappointed – more sad than funny
  3. Ghostbusters (new one):  vindicated – shouldn’t have bothered
  4. Finding Dory:  hysterical – Disney scores another hit!
  5. Jason Bourne:  average – felt like a recycled plot
  6. Central Intelligence:  predictable, but still hysterical

Have you seen anything good?  Want to recommend a new movie?  Leave me a comment!