Friday, September 14, 2018

Just in time for Christmas!

My latest/newest novel is in the production pipeline at MX Publishing in London. Scheduled to launch in early December -- just in time for Christmas.

The story revolves around three very different and very powerful women -- Tessa Wiggins being one of them. She made a cameo appearance in my first book, and grew up to play a supporting role in my last novel. The Celtic Phoenix puts her center-stage with Sherlock Holmes. Stay tuned for updates leading to the launch.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A new novel is coming this fall.

Tessa Wiggins, a grown-up member of Sherlock Holmes’s irregular army, joins the “me-to” movement by joining forces with the legendary detective to tell the story of The Celtic Phoenix.
Mystery becomes mayhem when a ghastly package arrives at the cottage of Sherlock Holmes, luring him out of his retirement refuge to battle forces arising out of a time before England was a country—when the Celts were fighting for their survival.
Historically accurate, The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the primeval and enigmatic culture of the ancient Celts who, more than three thousand years ago, conquered and ruled much of central and western Europe. It was a time when human beings’ connection with the Natural world was deep-rooted . . . when people walked in the olde ways . . . when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets. This is the story of three women who rose from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes and shook the rational foundations upon Sherlock Holmes had built his career and life.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Free Download for a Review

I have a few complimentary audio downloads from Audible for the recently released: Irregular Lives: The Untold Story of Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars. I would need to send it via email, and if you want the special promo code, you would have to promise to do a review on Audible of Amazon of the book.

If you are interested, leave a comment and a way to connect via email.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

IRREGULAR LIVES: Now on Audible!

My latest novel: Irregular Live: The Untold Story of Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars is AVAILABLE. Check out a sample of Dominic Lopez's latest creation on Audible.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Home Town REALLY Support Local Authors

I live about 35 miles from Trinidad, Colorado, but it's the closest town and (consequently) my hometown. The local Carnegie Library has a great program that supports local authors called . The library offers FREE BOOKS to folks who sign-up and commit to coming to the monthly gatherings. I'm scheduled on Friday, August 25, at 5:30.

There is a lot to like about this program, but one aspect I appreciate it that the library makes a special effort to bring in other local writers, and folks hoping to be a published writer to discuss the craft.  My hat's off to Mallory Pillard, head librarian and Tom Potter who handles PR and communication.

If you're in the area, get your free copy of Irregular Lives and come to the event.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Getting Better and Better . . .

In a never-ending effort to be a "really good" writer, I am signed up for the Iowa Writer's Summer Workshop in June and July. Four intense weeks of classes, criticism, and culture!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The next novel is FINALLY underway!

Boy, is it hard for me to get started on a new book. I launched Irregular Lives: The UntoldStory of Sherlock Holmes and Baker Street Irregulars in December -- although the audiobook version has yet to begin production. But, I needed to get on to something new.

For me a new book begins with a strong feeling, because, in the end, readers want a safe emotional experience. Feelings and emotion are the foundation for any story, so that’s where a writer needs to begin.

Recently, what touched my heart is the power and strength of women, and what they bring to the world. For example, Sara Rose is marching in San Diego on January 21, like millions of other women in the U.S. It is looking like 2017 is shaping up to be “the year of the woman.” I hope so, because our world desperately needs more powerful feminine energy.

Now it’s up to me to transmute this feeling into a story -- a new novel?

Sherlock Holmes - The Golden Years had a sub-theme of eugenics in its many forms. Irregular Lives is constructed around the exploitation of the poor, and the widening gap between the rich and the poor around the world.

My new novel, is just twenty pages long and is not fully outlined, but one thing is clear: My next Sherlock Holmes story will have a “sub-theme” around the exploitation and repression of women in our patriarchal world.

This is going to be an interesting personal journey from me, being a male of the species, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I trust I will do the subject justice. We’ll all find out about ten months from now.