Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came out to the launch party for The Science Professor's Ghost. Check out the photos here.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Join me for a happy hour!

Please join me October 26 from 5 to 8 pm at Acme Social Club, 4900 McKinney Avenue in Dallas to celebrate the release of The Science Professor's Ghost. Everyone is invited!

We're having it early so you can go to your Halloween party or have dinner afterwards. Acme is on the corner of Monticello and McKinney just off of I-75. They have great drinks and delicious snacks and are close to all the great places on Knox-Henderson and Uptown.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Just once in my life, I'd like to be around for an opera flashmob.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Science Professor's Ghost is now available in paperback!

I'm thrilled to announce that my second book in the Margo Monroe ghost hunting series, The Science Professor's Ghost, is now out in paperback on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

You can also find it in all the usual ebook formats:

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Science Professor's Ghost

Nigel Pritchett was the first murder victim in Throckmorton since 1934. When Margo Monroe gets a message from him on the day of his funeral, she is concerned but not terribly surprised--she's a professional ghost hunter, and her boss was the late professor's oldest friend. While Margo and her team set out to find out what happened to Professor Pritchett, they also find time to help a precocious fifth grader named Chester, who claims his school is haunted.
 Margo soon finds herself embroiled in more than she bargained for. Her job is to find out what happened to the late professor, before she ends up as a ghost herself. 
 The Science Professor's Ghost is now available! You can find it at Smashwords in a variety of formats, and on Amazon for Kindle. Print version will be available soon.

Special thanks to Dan Crider for the cool music!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Well, here it is April already and I see that my last post was about Christmas. It's been for a good cause, I promise. The last draft of my next book is almost ready. OK, so I'm 6 months late, but better late than never is what I say. Stay tuned--it's going to be a good one.

In the meantime, here's a link to an interesting article I found. It expounds on what I said in some earlier posts (here, here, & here), about how writers and other creative types are no longer at the mercy of someone else. A fellow named Michael Alford addresses this very issue in his post "The Gatekeepers are Gone". A very interesting read.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Christmas Visit

I hope everyone survived the holiday season with sanity intact. I'm always happy when life returns to normal and I can walk in a store without being forced to listen to "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer". I rant about this subject in a previous post, so I won't recycle it here. I spent Christmas at my parents' house, and something really cool happened that I just have to share. In the afternoon it started snowing, which doesn't happen often in Texas. Their house has an enclosed patio, and I was there watching it snow when a movement caught my eye. Before my wondering eyes, the door into the living room suddenly began to swing slowly shut. As I watched, it pulled itself quietly but firmly closed. I assumed it must have been my dad, who complains about the cold whenever this door is opened. So I opened the aforementioned door and stuck my head in to find my dad dozing soundly in front of the TV. My mom came in from outside, where she’d been taking pictures of the snow, and I told her about it. She looked at me like I’d had too much eggnog and said “It’s because the kitchen window is open.” But the kitchen window wasn’t open, nor were any other windows. About half an hour later, all three of us were sitting in the living room when we heard the front door open, then gently close. It didn't slam, just opened and closed like it always does when someone goes out or comes in. I went to have a look. The door in question is a storm door, kind of like a screen door except it's all glass. You have to turn a little lever to open it. The door was firmly shut, with the latch in place, and I looked around but there was no one there. It seemed like a good time to press the iPhone into service as a voice recorder, but our visitor had evidently departed. Nothing like this, as far as I know, has ever happened at my parents' house. Neither parent was particularly impressed. My only theory as to who it might have been is my aunt, who recently passed away. She and my mom were very close, so maybe she was paying us a little Christmas visit. I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2013! Cheers!