Christmas Cheer; Sweet, Weird, and Dark

Twenty-seventeen is almost gone. The bright days are behind us, the dark days in front of us. The time has come to huddle around the fireplace–or the Christmas tree, the Yule log, the Menorah, or, in extremis, a can of sterno–with a good book or ten and savor the darkness… Continue reading

Mysteries Galore (and A New Podcast!)

Well, it’s that time again. Time for podcasts of all kinds. This weekend will see a new Next10k and next weekend will see a new Antithesis episode. But today’s news is bigger than that, and its twofold. Dark Justice First, the inaugural Clarke Lantham Mystery, And Then She Was Gone,… Continue reading

Cover Reveal: Rebranding Lantham

As a writer, I have a problem. It’s the kind of problem I might need therapy for. I seem to have a terminal inability to keep short stories. They keep escaping. The Antithesis books? That was supposed to be a short story. The Suave Rob books? That was supposed to… Continue reading

New books on the way!

This is just a general update of sorts, as much for my own personal mile-stoning as for anything else. Last night I typed “The End” on Lantham #6, called In The Cloud, thus adding to the stockpile that my poor publisher has to wade through in her copious free time.… Continue reading

Furlough Bundle, Shutdown Fever

As those of you who read/listen to my stories might have guessed, I’m a very political animal, but I do not hew comfortably near the current position of either major party and I’m not close to any of the minor parties either. On one level, the current situation is a… Continue reading

And Then She Was Gone, Pt 9 of 18

This is the ninth of eighteen installments of the serialized edition of And Then She Was Gone. If you are not current, you can find the archive of past installments here.  New installments will post every Tuesday and Thursday for the next six weeks on this blog and to the… Continue reading

And Then She Was Gone, Introduction

Author’s Introduction Note: This introduction is included in the epub version of the serial which posts to the podcast feed tomorrow, along with the first chapter. THREE YEARS AGO, I read the opening of a hard-boiled short story at the Baltimore Science Fiction Convention, on the assumption that an audience… Continue reading

The Lantham Trifecta

The end of May is upon us, summer is coming, and with it the opportunity for beach reading, vacation reading, and campfire-side reading. What better way to celebrate the summer than with your favorite hard-boiled Bay Area Private Eye, Clarke Lantham? Lantham is the first of several treats I’ve got… Continue reading

The War Board

As I’m winding down to the end of the year, I’m clearing the decks like crazy. Part of that involves installing the new recording studio (all done!), part of it involves releasing a backlog of new stories and books. Turns out the backlog is bigger than I expected. A LOT… Continue reading

Update on Audiobooks and Podcast

So, as many of you might have noticed, we occasionally produce audiobooks through ArtisticWhispers Productions. Those of you that have may have also noticed that we haven’t put a new one out (or, at least, anything resembling a complete one) in about two years. The hiatus is over. As of… Continue reading