Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ghostly Doings






Shannon Delaney Paranormal Mystery Series, Vol. 3

Gavin turned to me and queried, “This isn’t the first time you’ve seen ghosts, is it?” …And so begins Shannon Delaney’s assignment to write publicity for the Spotted Coyote.

Hollis Ball and Sam Wescott Series, Vol. 1

by Helen Chappell

Newspaper reporter Hollis Ball is shocked to find herself shedding a tear when she learns her ex-husband, Sam Wescott, was killed in a boating accident. She is even more shocked when Sam's ghost shows up, asking her to find out who murdered him. LiFE Award from Literature for the Environment.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

By George! I think they've got it!


Yesterday, on my 47th call to Comcast in the last 5 weeks, I talked to a tech support person who slowed her speech patiently to deal with a deaf person over the phone; spoke fluent English, and...
did NOT insist, "IT'S AT THE OTHER END!!!!" 
Thank YOU, NINA!!!!

Creepy Halloween Reading!
The young survivor of a mass murder, Gina Adams, believes she’s being stalked. Considering that she’s still under psychiatric care, the police are skeptical. 


The psychic warned Theresa the man would haunt her for the rest of her life ... and her dark prediction was becoming true.

What would you do if you uncovered evidence of a 70-year-old murder? Would you notify the authorities or would you “let sleeping dogs lie?” These are questions that Cathy Billings must answer in Go Tell Aunt Rhody.





Monday, October 27, 2014

Messages to Authors who are not Getting MY E-mail

Who hasn’t marveled at the sight of a child nestled in his or her grandparents arms as the reader takes that child into the kingdom of tigers, and dragons and bears, oh my! Watching as their grandchild’s eyes light up, drifting off into the domain of far away places, to distant parts of an exotic world, to the bottom of the sea, and even to the far reaches of space.

E-mail Re-Re-Re-Redoux 

Comcast assures me this morning that 
everything is Fixed, Fixed, FIXED!!!
They have assured me of that before, so it remains to be seen...

PERSONAL MESSAGES FOR AUTHORS

Elena Dorothy Bowman

The First galley for Storybook II is up on www.filesanywhere.com for you. Also on there are all the files Caryna needs to do a cover, or I can do it if she prefers. Up to you guys....

Ann Nolder Heinz

PDF Galley Files for Refiner's Fire are up on www.filesanywhere.com for you along with a word.doc of my Editorial Notes

Galleys for the new cover of Freedom I are also up and the edition has been changed online., but nothing was changed on that one except the cover art, so no need to reread it.

Geoff Geauterre

Final galleys for your book Annals of a Dangerous Handyman have been up  since the end of September, but I haven't heard from you. My e-mail has been messed up and people are not getting messages from ME and I am not getting them from YOU either. All they need is to be checked against your last list of corrections to make sure that I didn't miss anything and we will be okay to go to press. You can let me know on this blog, or send me a message via Facebook.

Matthew L. Schoonover

Final galleys for your book Doing Dead Man's Time have been up  since the beginning of October, but I haven't heard from you. My e-mail has been messed up and people are not getting messages from ME and I am not getting them from YOU either. All that's needed is to be checked against your last list of corrections to make sure that I didn't miss anything and let me know. You can comment on this blog, or send me a message via Facebook. That part is working fine.

Virginia Winters

I have almost finished typesetting Child on the Terrace and will have the files for you here soon along with my editorial notes. Possibly later today (Monday.)

Anna Dynowski

I made some new possible covers for the new series, they are uploaded to www.filesanywhere.com in a folder calld A Anna's Seaside Castles. Take a look and let me know what you think, either by a comment here, or on Facebook.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Catching UP!


 ****First Place Winner Dragonfly Awards Competition, Historical Fiction Category****

LAST STOP FREEDOM: Sisters in Freedom Series, Vol. 1 by Ann Nolder Heinz.

A desperate flight from brutal oppression—and everything to lose if it fails...

Two women, one white, the other black, find themselves trapped in bondage on a South Carolina plantation in 1850's America. Their unique friendship gives each the strength to endure until circumstances threaten not only to rip them apart but to place their very lives in jeopardy. They undertake a harrowing flight with the aid of the Underground Railroad. Will slavery’s powerful tentacles hold them? Or will they find the freedom they crave...
 
REWIND FORWARD: Kathy Sear and Greg Hawkins Series, Vol. 4, by Michael E. Field. 

   Paul Buckler had everything he could want from life: a beautiful wife, wonderful children, and a great home. But all that came crashing down when false allegations were levied against him and he found out that you are really guilty until proven innocent
 
DEMON CHASER II, by David Berardelli. 
   After successfully sending Gutrillus Canus back to Hell, Tiffany LeBouf and her sidekick Chip, the mischievous inferior demon, are sent to Central Florida on a brand-new assignment--to find a delinquent inferior brought up by Braithwaite, the new super demon who has come up from Hell to replace Balberith.
 
 

Gallies that went out, are STILL out, or went out again, this week:  


ANNALS OF A DANGEROUS HANDYMAN, by Geoff Geauteerre
   The tale of Henri Chabron, Canadian, American, commercial mercenary for hire, in the business of personal salvage. The fast-moving story story tells how a child, becoming a man in a world of lies, deceit and betrayal, is still able to preserve his soul. 



DOING DEAD MAN'S TIME, by Matthew L. Schoonover
   From the author who brought you the supernatural thrillers of The Arbiter series and the impossible mysteries of The Tornado Man series comes a new tale of supernatural suspense. Phil Talbot is in the here-after, awaiting judgment. He is given the opportunity to come back to the mortal plane and fix the one mistake that changed his supernatural fate. But there are two conditions: he isn’’t to know what that mistake is, and he is not allowed to come back as himself. To add to this, the ‘‘other side’’ gets a hand in helping to decide his fate.

 
DOING DEAD MAN'S TIME, by Matthew L. Schoonover.  
   From the author who brought you the supernatural thrillers of The Arbiter series and the impossible mysteries of The Tornado Man series comes a new tale of supernatural suspense. Phil Talbot is in the here-after, awaiting judgment. He is given the opportunity to come back to the mortal plane and fix the one mistake that changed his supernatural fate. But there are conditions...


Work began or Continued on the following books: 



 REFINER'S FIRE, Sisters in Freedom Series, Vol. 2, by Ann Nolder Heinz
   A life in ruins—and a journey of deliverance...Lizzie Hamilton’s life as a pampered belle in the antebellum South is over.  Alone and destitute due to the disintegration of her family’s fortunes, she makes the mistake of trusting a handsome but unprincipled professional gambler whose silver-tongued promises lead only to disgrace and virtual servitude.
 
ROYAL PRINCESS: WIFE AND MOTHER, Mondoverde Series, Vol. 1 by Anna Dynowski
   A new series by Christian author Anna Dynowski that will keep you royally entertained. 

 
 
THE MURDER OF SEC. JUDD KANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2. by Celine Rose Mariotti
  
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have U.S. Senators who really did their job, got along well, and stood up for what was right? This is not your typical book about politics.  It’s the perfect U.S. Senate!  Throughout the book, there is an ongoing health care debate.  Senators Andy Thompson and Hunt Wagner lead the way with a resolution to try to stop President Robinson and Secretary von Schumann from sending troops to Botswana.  But a real adventure begins when Senator Thompson is kidnapped and Brian Travors, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State is suspected of being involved.  Senators Hunt Wagner and Darius Clemens head a committee hearing to get to the truth.  President Robinson suffers a heart attack and Vice-President Barry Newman takes over temporarily.  This book is a real page turner!  Read it and you’ll have hope for tomorrow!


LAST STOP FREEDOM: Sisters in Freedom Series, Vol. 1, by Ann Nolder Heinz
   ***First Place Winner Dragonfly Awards Competition, Historical Fiction Category**** A desperate flight from brutal oppression—and everything to lose if it fails...
   Two women, one white, the other black, find themselves trapped in bondage on a South Carolina plantation in 1850's America. Their unique friendship gives each the strength to endure until circumstances threaten not only to rip them apart but to place their very lives in jeopardy.



PERIPHERAL VISION, by Joan L. Cannon.
   A collection of short fiction.



A VANISHING BREED, by Tom Ward, Jr.
    The story of Medic 1260 continues in the second book of the "Volunteer" series.
 

MINISTER'S SHOES, VOL. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
 
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.


BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendal Mystery Series, Vol. 1

   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category!


REAP THE WHIRLWIND: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 2,  by Josh Aterovis.
   Suicide, or murder? That's the question in the second Killian Kendall mystery. Will Smith suspects murder when an old childhood pal drowns, and asks his friend Killian for help in solving the mystery.


TRUTH OF YESTERDAY,  by Josh Aterovis

ALL LOST THINGS, by Josh Aterovis


CHANGE  OF WORLDS, by Josh Aterovis


Jack's News!
  by your bookstore cat,  gossip columnist, and feline friend.
  
 
   Arline is still having problems with the e-mail.  She called the "guru"and he said  said he has done all he can do! She called Comcast to four  times to complain, too. Boy that was something! Just between you and me she's deaf and HATES talking on the phone.  Four different people and none of them spoke English, either! I could almost understand and her yelling, "Please Speak slowly! I can't HEAR you!" I'm used to it by now and didn't even hide. I just stood on the desk looking disgusted.
 
   They promised three times, on three different days, to get it fixed. They gave her three different ticket numbers and promised each time to call her right back. Each time the electric went off and when that happens the phones don't ring. But there were no voice mail messages later, so if they called they didn't leave a message.  Electric and cable have been spotty here as they are rewiring most of the airport grid.

 
If you are going to have a book signing somewhere, 
make a personal appearance, or are 
planning a launch party where you live, 
please let ME KNOW. Just put 
 NEWS FOR JACK, in the subject line, 
and we will be sure your news 
 is included here in the blog and posted on Facebook!
Your friend, JACK

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NEWS Flash and Space Recipe

Sarah's Landing Series, Vol. 3

A Crlllion Armada is detected heading toward Earth. And a single battlecruiser, with the last of the civilized captives fleeing from Crlllion on board, is on an intercept course.

As the alarm is triggered in Space Command the Pleiades roars off the launching pad. Andrew learns that Adam is on board and is his weapons officer, and with that, knows what type of weponry he now has. Andrew changes course as an explosion rocks his ship. Adam fires back. Blinding explosions light up the darkness of space as one Crlllion ship after another vaporizes.
NEWS FLASH:

Still working on the e-mail problems. Again, this morning the inbox was STUFFED with messages that looked like gibberish and were sent  WITH "REPLY TO: ARLINECHASE@COMCAST.NET my own e-mail address: arlinechase@comcast.net, But NOT sent by ME. 

I DON'T KNOW why they can't figure out that ANY ONE on EARTH can type ANYTHING in the
"Reply to:" blank.

all containing the information "BLOCKED by Postmaster at Comcast.

SPACE NEEDLE CHICKEN


Wrap individual pieces of chicken (breasts preferably, but other pieces will do) in heavy aluminum foil (loosely), but first add to chicken: 1 tsp. butter 1 tbsp. half and half Optional: Add a few sliced mushrooms
Bake 1 hour (maybe + 10 minutes) at 350 oven. Foil can be loosened last ten minutes to brown, however it seems to sort of brown on its own. Serve in foil so chicken can sort of be dipped in juices while eating.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

email email email SOLUTION???

NEVER MIND

I tried filling out the form. It asks for information that is not available to anyone who isn't a techie!!! I will call their service number after I calm down.  Not looking forward to THAT as I am deaf as a POST!


Meanwhile, if this works for YOU, let me know. I get your Mail fine!


If you are not getting e-mail from me, please go to the following link and fill out the form there so they will unblock my address at Your End:

http://postmaster.comcast.net/block-removal-request.html

If you don't have comcast for your provider, please look for a similar service at your Internet Servivce Provider. All e-mail is let in and out of your computer by your Internet Service provider, regardless of where the address is.

Comcast, Verizon or whoever provides your Internet Service is who controls what you get and don't get. They are the ones you need to request to remove the block!  They have blocked it, without your asking!!!