Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Celtic Phoenix -- AUDIOBOOK is Here!

Just in time for Christmas, the The Celtic Phoenix is out at Audible and Amazon.

It is read by Rebecca Reed who does an amazing job. Never used a female reader before, but as this story features three powerful women, it was time.  There is a great sample clip from the first chapter which, if you listen to it, will make you want to click BUY. Check it out HERE.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Local Author Event at Trinidad Library

Had a wonderful "meet the author" event at the the Trinidad Carnegie Library Friday night: quiz, readings, Q&A, signing, etc.  Thanks to Tom Potter at the library for arranging and hosting it. Look for many more -- maybe farther afield.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sherlock Holmes With A Twist

The Celtic Phoenix launches today.
This historically accurate Sherlock Holmes tale takes place in 1919, and obliges Holmes to match wits with a diabolical female nemesis. He does so with the help of Tessa Wiggins, a former member of his irregular brigade.
The mystery begins when a jewelry case, holding human remains, arrives at Holmes’s cottage in Sussex. To find the murderer, Holmes and Tessa must delve into ancient British history to a time when the Celts were fighting for survival.
The Celtic Phoenix is steeped in the enigmatic culture of the ancient Celtsa time when the bond with Nature was strong . . . when people walked in the olde ways . . . and when women were the equals to men as warriors, priests, and poets.
The Celtic Phoenix is the journey of three women who rise from the ashes of their past like fearsome phoenixes and shake the rational foundations upon Sherlock Holmes built his life and career.

Available in paperback or Kindle, you can purchase The Celtic Phoenix at Amazon or any on-line bookstore.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

AUDIOBOOK: The Celtic Phoenix in Production

REBECCA REED just signed on to read the audiobook version of The Celtic Phoenix. She is the perfect woman for the novel as she has a repertoire of great character voices. Women readers are a rare breed, and MX Publishing and I are lucky to engage her. I nearly gave up finding a woman reader, but held out as The Celtic Phoenix is, in some ways, “a woman’s book” -- with two female protagonists in addition to Holmes, and a powerful female antagonist. More importantly, it has a plot that revolves around women’s rights and issues.

Hopefully the audiobook will be available before Christmas, but you can buy the book now at many on line stores -- but not Amazon yet. The official launch date, and Amazon debut is December 4.  BTW: You can get a 10% discount and free shipping now from THEBOOKDEPOSITORY.COM  Would love to hear from you after you’ve read it.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Celtic Phoenix LAUNCH: December 4

The Celtic Phoenix is scheduled to launch on December 4, but you can PRE-ORDER now on Amazon and other outlets. Indeed, The Book Depository is offering a great "pre-launch special" with 10% off and FREE SHIPPING: CLICK HERE TO GET THE DEAL

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.