What I’m Working On:

Thought I would keep you up to date on what’s going on. I am hard at work writing His Robot Wife: Extreme Patience. However, I have an already completed second draft of Astrid Maxxim and her High-Rise Air Purifier. All that needs to be done is the final editing and formatting. At some point, probably around the first of March. I’m going to put aside Patience for a week or so and get Astrid out the door and into the bookstores. Then it’s back to Patience until it’s done.

Extreme Patience

I have begun work on His Robot Wife: Extreme Patience.  I always said that I would drop whatever I was doing and start on January 1st, 2021.  Turns out, I’m a few days ahead of schedule.  Watch this space for more details.

This week is the Summer/Winter sale at Smashwords.  There are thousands of books on sale, many of them free.  This of course, includes most of my books.  Visit www.smashwords.com.

Blood Trade

I’ve just updated Blood Trade, my vampire novel. It’s a horror story set in an alternate Las Vegas, one falling apart from the combined influences of vampires and the mob. It features some of my favorite characters, from a goth model/detective to a dirty cop to a vampire going “vegetarian.” I would really appreciate it if you would give it a try, and so until January 4, 2021, you can get the ebook version from Smashwords for free. Just use the coupon code: CE26Q at checkout. Thanks for your support.

Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar Challenge – Chapter 11 Excerpt

Astrid Maxxim and the Electric Racecar ChallengeJust after dinner, Astrid called her cousin Gloria.

“Are you going to Detroit this week?”

“I have to,” said Gloria. “I wanted to go to Puerto Vallarta for Spring Break, but Mom says she misses me or something.”

“And you’re too young to go to Mexico for Spring Break.”

“She might have said something along that line too.”

“So, when are you going to Detroit?” asked Astrid.

“Tomorrow at 10:00 AM.”

“Do you mind if I catch a ride?”

“It’s a free country. I mean, I don’t mind.” Astrid could almost hear the strain of trying to be pleasant in her cousin’s voice.

“Great,” said Astrid. “See you then.”

“Plans?” asked Kate Maxxim.

“I’m shooting up to Detroit for a couple of days.”

Her mother raised an eyebrow, but didn’t say anything.

Astrid arrived just before ten at the Maxxim airfield, with Priyanka Sharma in tow, and stepped up into the cabin of the Starcraft 170 commuter plane. Gloria was already seated about mid-plane, and standing in the aisle was Maxxim Industries pilot Carl Williams. Agent Sharma took a seat by the door.

“You’re flying us, Carl?” asked Astrid.

“No, you are.”

“I don’t know,” said Astrid. “I haven’t flown anything bigger than my hoverbike since my brain surgery.”

“And you crashed that,” added Gloria.

“Time to get back onto the horse,” said Williams. “Don’t worry. I’ll be right there next to you the whole way. I’ll make sure everything’s fine.”

“Please do,” said Gloria. “If we crash with her, your name probably won’t even make the papers, and mine will be at least a half column down.”