Friday, September 4, 2015

Catching UP!

Books that went to press, or back to press, this week:
BOOTS AND THE BRANCH BOYS, by Marjorie K. Doughty.
   Eleanor Hadley, better known as “Boots,” welcomes the “Branch Boys,” veterans from her Maryland home town, back from WW II. All of them have changed and many use alcohol to dull the pain from the devastation they’ve experienced. She falls in love with one, but thinks that marriage to him might be unwise.

Gallleys that went out, are still out, or went back out this week:

PAYBACK: Kathy Sear and Greg Hawkins Series, Vol. 5, by  Michael Field
   During a routine prisoner transfer a dramatic prison escape by four hardened criminals shocks the law enforcement community. A review of their extensive criminal histories reveals they all have one thing in common – Pineview Detectives Greg Hawkins and Kathy Sear are responsible for them being incarcerated.
   The detectives suddenly find themselves in a unique situation as the hunters become the hunted. They are forced to match wits with not only the escaped prisoners but also those that assisted and carried out the prison break.

THE MURDER OF SECRETARY Judd KANE: Adventures on Capital Hill Series, Vol. 2, by Christine Rose, Mariotti
   Second in the popular political thriller series.

Work began or continued on the following:

BLEEDING HEARTS: Killian Kendall Mystery Series, Vol. 1
   Winner of the Stonewall Society's 2002 Pride in the Arts Literary Award in the Whodunit Category! 

REVEREND CASTLE'S CRISIS, Rev. Castle series, Vol. 2 by Celine Rose Mariotti
   Rev. Castle is back in another cozy mystery.  

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, 
and gossip columnist!

Anne McPhail sees a child on the terrace of the local cafe who doesn’t seem to belong to her minders and then Ari, the Mossad agent who saved Anne’s life, seeks her out with a plan to rescue the child from kidnappers. Should she trust him? 

I had a note from Virginia Winters, a terrific writer, from Canada.

Hi Jack: 

Kat Caffee, a blogger at Pukah Works interviewed me and two characters from (my latest book) The Child on the Terrace, Anne McPhail and Thomas Beauchamp. 

See Links below:

Thanks for posting! 
All the best, Virginia Winters

Members of The Writers Bloc will be at  Sharptown Heritage day September 19. Come by and say, "Hello!" to them there."

As for me...

Arline says I'm in a snit, but I can't help it, because I'm feline. But ... I AM the Bookstore Cat, right? I AM Top Cat around this place, right? Well let me tell you what happened...

Roger gave us treats this morning and he let my baby sister, Spunky, have hers FIRST! You can't imagine the shocked look on my face when he reached for Her dish. Or maybe you can. 

This is a serious breach. I am supposed to get treats first! He knows that!  I couldn't help it, I arched my back and spat at him. 

Oh he petted me and tried to make it up. He even played his guitar and sang for me, but I'm still upset! I can't help it. After all, how would You feel?

Please don't forget to let me know 
what you are all up to! 

Just send a message with 

 "News for Jack" 

in the subject line, and

I'll make sure it shows up right here. 



  1. News for Jack:
    I am presently working on the fourth novel to the Legacy Series. It's taking me longer than I thought because of all the interruptions I have been subjected to, but I will prevail. When I have completed this work, I will send it in. Until then I hope you feel better Arline.

  2. I hope so, too, Elena. Can't wait to read it~

  3. I hope so, too, Elena. Can't wait to read it~

  4. I hope so, too, Elena. Can't wait to read it~

  5. I hope so, too, Elena. Can't wait to read it~