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Sep 21, 2021 - General, Latest, News, Updates    2 Comments

CCF#1 Hit Amazon’s Best-Seller List!!

Secret Staircase Books has been trying to get a Featured Deal on BookBub for quite some time. Well, at long last, they were successful! On 9/12/2021, Case of the One-Eyed Tiger (CCF#1) was the featured deal of the day! What was the result? CCF#1 hit the all-time best sellers list! Not in its intended genre (which it did) or several others I didn’t know it was included in (it did on those, too), but Amazon’s overall store ranking. It hit #1!! Thank you very much, Secret Staircase Books! I’m told CCF1 was downloaded 40,000 times! Woo-hoo!!

I’m putting the final touches on CCF14, Case of the Missing Marine. It’s due to be released at the end of October. Plus, I’m also in the process of moving to the PV area, in Oregon, so I have to get it done before we head north. Wish me luck!

Jul 26, 2021 - General, Latest, News, Updates    Comments Off on Look What I Found!

Look What I Found!

Zack receives an invitation he cannot refuse: an Audience with the queen of England! It would seem the good queen has heard of the exploits of Sherlock and Watson, and would like to meet them. What could possibly go wrong?

Available as a pre-order at these fine retailers!

Let’s see, what else is new? Well, for all you fantasy fans, Harness the Fire has been completed and will be released in just a few days. If you haven’t already, you can reserve your copy here! Follow along with Zeira and her fellow dragons as they attempt to figure out what is happening to their world and what they can do to save it, even if it means having to track down a few of those elusive bipeds and make them riders, willing or not.

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!

Apr 30, 2021 - Contest, General, Giveaways, Latest, News, Updates    Comments Off on Free Books Galore!

Free Books Galore!

Hello! One of my books, Case of the One-Eyed Tiger, has been included in a collection of mysteries that are going to be made free to the public. Essentially, the more authors you follow on Bookbub, the better the chances are that you’ll win copies of books. So, if you haven’t already, come follow me on Bookbub! Check out some of the other authors that are participating! It’s a fantastic way to grab some free books! Click the image above or here to check it out!

Mar 3, 2021 - General, Latest, News, Updates    1 Comment

St. Patty’s Day Release!

Case of the Shady Shamrock (Corgi Case Files #12)

Looking for a story that has an Irish flair to it? Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes Case of the Shady Shamrock!

A mysterious package appears on Zack Anderson’s doorstep. When he opens the crate, there’s an elaborate silver chest, obviously quite old, with Celtic markings and no apparent way to open it. Zack is almost content to accept the artifact as a decorative item … until people start coming after it. The only conclusion is that the box contains something of great value. Zack, Jillian, Sherlock, and Watson are on the case, tracking down the unusual item, learning tidbits about the box’s history, and discovering that it dates back to an unsolved theft in Ireland more than a hundred years ago.

Can Zack, Jillian, and the corgis piece together the clues and find out what’s inside the little chest before it gets snatched from their hands forever?

Available at major retailers!

Feb 2, 2021 - Contest, General, Latest, News, Updates    Comments Off on New Mystery Pre-Order!

New Mystery Pre-Order!

Now available for pre-order!  Case of the Shady Shamrock (Corgi Case Files #12) will be out in time for St. Patty’s Day, so be sure to reserve your copy today! 

A mysterious package appears on Zack Anderson’s doorstep. When he opens the crate, there’s an elaborate silver chest, obviously quite old, with Celtic markings and no apparent way to open it. Zack is almost content to accept the artifact as a decorative item … until people start coming after it. The only conclusion is that the box contains something of great value. Zack, Jillian, Sherlock, and Watson are on the case, tracking down the unusual item, learning tidbits about the box’s history, and discovering that it dates back to an unsolved theft in Ireland more than a hundred years ago.

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!

Nov 3, 2020 - General, Latest, News, Updates    2 Comments

Go Vote!

If you live in the US, I have no doubt you realize what’s at stake. This election, more than any other than I can remember, has a lot riding on it. Not only will it determine who will be our president for the next four years, it will also give us the chance to return to some semblance of normalcy.

I typically don’t indulge in politics, and I know this may upset some of you, but we really need to vote that orange monkey out of office. I would actually love to be able to utter ‘Proud to be an American’ once again, and right now, I can’t. Not as long as that idiot is in the White House.

So, if you want to get your voice heard, now’s the time: vote! If you haven’t done so already, cast your ballot. Vote for you believe in. Let’s get this country back on track!

Sep 30, 2020 - General, Latest, News, Updates    4 Comments

Corgi Case Files… Missing!

Today marks the day I “unpublished” all ten of my Corgi Case Files titles. I pulled them from Amazon, Google, and Smashwords. Now, you might find them for sale at a few retailers in the upcoming days, but as time passes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find them. This includes ebooks and print editions, but does NOT include audiobooks. Trust me, this is okay. In fact, it’s intentional.

So, what is this all about? Well, as I mentioned a week or so ago, my Corgi Case Files series was picked up by a publisher! Columbine Publishing Group will handle everything about the ebook and print formats from now on. Since I already had an arrangement for the audiobooks, those weren’t included.

My publisher assured me they will get them re-released as soon as possible. Maybe the first three by the end of the year? We will see. Fingers crossed! Nevertheless, Corgi Case Files may be currently missing, but rest assured, they will be back. Look for them under the Secret Staircase Books name, Columbine’s Mystery & Thriller imprint.

I shouldn’t forget to mention… Case of the Great Cranberry Caper (Corgi Case Files #11) should be released in time for the holidays this year! Happy reading!

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