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.
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…”
This poster is in need of some serious copyediting prior to publication…
Moonshine Cove Publishing has accepted for publication my manuscript, “The Kanawha Anomaly,” about an unexplained phenomenon that occurs in the Appalachian region of West Virginia.
No estimated publishing date yet, but if previous experience with my last two Moonshine Cove novels is any indication, it should probably be around May-June, 2021.
UPDATE: Moonshine Cove Publishing has given me an estimated publication date of August 21, 2021.