Death of a Dentist

There’s are best practices for writing a series and then there are… what I did with this series. It has been an education on what not to do. My wife once jokingly called this story (in a different form with a different name) my “white whale.” She cast me as Captain Ahab on a quest to exact my revenge on Moby Dick. It wasn’t quite that bad, but it was a struggle. An unusually difficult …

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A Long Hard Fall

If you haven’t heard about this series yet, Walter Anchor is a ghost detective. He’s from the same graveyard as JJ Lynch and the ghosts in Shuffled Off and the rest of the books in that series. In fact, he and his sidekick Emily have a cameo in the 2nd book in that series, Of Things Not Seen. I love these stories. Walter was a struggling actor, and then a dentist, and now he’s a …

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The Ghost Bride’s Gift

2020 is going to have a couple of stars when it comes to my writing. Walter Anchor is one. He’s a ghost trying to solve his own murder, his stories based in the same graveyard as the A Ghost’s Memoir series. Hist first case, “Detecting Haley” was part of my first short story collection, Life After, and last year it was released stand-alone. (It’s also free to my newsletter subscribers, so sign up if you …

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Of Things Not Seen Stands Alone

I made a mistake last year when I released Of Things Not Seen: A Ghost’s Memoir, Book 3. It’s the subtitle and the “Book 3” part that is misleading. Kind of. It is Book 3 in the series and features Jesus, the secondary character from Shuffled Off and To Be a Fool. It also overlaps with the events of To Be a Fool and follows Jesus from the time he leaves at the end of …

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New Release! Of Things Not Seen, A Ghost’s Memoir, Book 3

Wow, there is a lot to say about this one, but I’ll keep it brief up here an expand down below.: The new ghost book is here! The ebook is on sale for $2.99 until 9/1/2017 for all you early buyers. $4.99 after that. Available from Amazon.com. Barnes and Noble, and Kobo. Signed print books on sale in the bookstore for $12.99 (down from $15.99). Print copies also available from  Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. You can read the first chapter …

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Back to the Graveyard

I love my ghost friends: JJ, Jesus, Banquo, and all the rest–they are so real to me. With three novels down and a fourth in the works, I must. My “A Ghost’s Memoir” world (Shuffled Off, Drawing the Dead, and To Be a Fool) with it’s SECI chamber (basically a typewriter for ghosts) just begs for more stories and more ghosts. Tales of those who have “shuffled off the mortal coil,” live among us, and are trying to find …

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A Fool’s Journey

My new novel, To Be a Fool: A Ghost’s Memoir, Book 2 is here and I’ve got a huge sale going on! Well, partially here. The ebook is out and the print book will be coming soon (I’m taking preorders for it now). This book begins right where Shuffled Off ends, furthering the adventures of JJ Lynch, Jesus, and Banquo in the afterlife. Here’s what a few of my early readers had to say: “And …

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Drawing the Dead: An Introduction

I am very excited to announce that my second novel, Drawing the Dead, is almost ready! I have a sample of the print edition in my hands and only a few things remain left to do. I expect the novel to be out sometime in April. So, it’s time to make introductions. The Blurb First off, here’s the back cover blurb: Life and death are not that far apart… What happens when we die? Viki Dobos knows. Her job is to …

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Help Me Name a Ghost

It has been two months since Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir first appeared on Amazon.com. I am happy to say that people are reading and really enjoying it. The feedback as been amazing and I am grateful for each and every reader. To be honest, the feedback has also humbled me and been a rather disorienting experience.  I have consistently told that it is a “page turner” and “hard to put down”, and even more amazing things like: …

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Dead Friends, Living Friendships

Recently I went to the see the final Harry Potter movie. To anyone looking on, it appeared that I was alone, and physically I was. But really I wasn’t. My friend Wayne was sitting there next to me. We had gone and seen the first Harry Potter movie together in 2001, it seemed only fitting that we go see the last one in 2011 despite the fact that he died in 2004 (I mean, why …

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