1: Flat regions on either side of the forehead 2: Places or things regarded as having within them a divine presence 3: Devices in looms that keep cloth stretched to the correct width during weaving 4: Buildings reserved for a highly valued function: libraries, temples of learning 5: Phil Temples.
Yesterday, I was interviewed on Zoom by Linda McHenry for The Writer’s Voice podcast. I spoke about my writing career, and my Carrie Bloomfield series of scientific murder mysteries. I also described my novel “The Kanawha Anomaly” coming out from Moonshine Cove Publishing in August, 2021,
The interview was a lot of fun. Linda has a way of putting even the most nervous interviewee at ease!
I’m putting one of my older projects back on the shelf to embark upon a new novel that I’m calling “Dark Harvest.” It’s a scientific murder-mystery starring a new female protagonist and statistician, Jamie Patrick, Ph.D. She finds herself in grave danger after uncovering an illegal scheme to harvest organs from undocumented refugees who are funneled to a criminal enterprise from unscrupulous elements within Homeland Security.
I’m pleased to announce that Wilderness House Press has accepted my short story anthology, “Paying It Backwards and Other Stories.” A publication date has yet to be set.
A few of the stories:
“A young Catholic boy’s life is turned upside down when a rash in the shape of the Virgin Mary appears on his buttock…”
“When a spaceship crash lands in the middle of nowhere, its inhabitants express no desire to communicate with the peoples of earth; all except for one man, a country bumpkin who happens to have a special talent for communicating with farm animals…”
“When a mercenary in a shooting war seeks solace in a bombed-out building, he makes a startling discovery: he’s sharing it with an enemy mercenary from another world…”
“A young girl shows shows a heroic act of defiance in a downtown Boston street against a large column of invading extra-terrestrial aliens…”
“Two unlikely friends–a ‘little’ person with a terrible temperament and a hulking man who is mentally challenged–break into a large furniture store overnight and wreak havoc…”
“An evangelical preacher trying to drum up business by witnessing to urban street people encounters God–but God isn’t an old, white man with a flowing beard…”
“Two young brothers playing under a bridge are surprised when they encounter a time-traveler from 270 years in the future…”
“No one expected the bringer of the Apocalypse to appear in the guise of a handsome, twenty-something Avant-garde composer…”
“A dying man in Chicago makes a startling deathbed confession…”
“A voyeuristic couple get more than they bargain for when they break into a car to have sex…”