With the events of the last few weeks and the rapidly changing world we live in, I thought I’d send out an extra newsletter this month. I’m not wanting to dwell too much on the current events. We get enough of this in the news. All I can say it take precautions, do your best not to panic and live your life to the fullest you can while being careful. Especially if you have high-risk health issues. As I told my wife, let’s be informed about what is going on, but not check the news or social media every five minutes. My life motto has always been: “I’ll do my best not to worry about the things in this world I can’t control”. Take the time to connect with friends and loved ones, via social media, letters, phone calls or even using video conference applications like Skype, Google Duo or Facetime. And resist sending out discouraging news via social media. Information is important, but information overload only fuels anger, despair, and panic. And please check your facts before posting, because I’m seeing a lot of falsehoods out there adding to the frenzy.
Feeling a little frightened by it all. Do you need to talk with someone? Or just want to talk about something positive to forget it all. I’m always available to listen to people. Send me an email or message via Facebook or Twitter. I’m always available to listen to what you have to say, even if you just need to vent.
Besides reconnecting to friends and family, one of the best ways to escape the realities of life is to read a good book. Especially when you have a lot of spare time on your hands. Whether it’s my books or someone else’s, look on your bookshelf or check out your Kindle. There’s probably a story sitting there you haven’t read yet or want to read again. If you need a new book to read there are many free or low-cost books out there you can download. You just need to keep your eyes open.
Speaking of books I’ve finished the initial drafts and re-writes on my newest book, The Divine Devils. I’ve sent copies out to my beta readers for vetting. Once I hear back on their feedback, there will be more re-writing before it goes off to my editor/proofreader. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the entire first chapter via this link. I’ll have another preview up for next month’s newsletter.
I’m excited about this new project, hoping to have it available later this year. My cover designer has put together a cool looking cover and new logo for the new series, which I’ll be sharing in the future. In the meantime, my daughter made a quick design of her vision of the logo, which I’m sharing now as a tease. I hope you enjoy it.
Speaking of books to read, I do offer free eBooks. My short story, The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card is always free to download via most eBook retailers. And those who sign up from my newsletter, I provide a free eBook version of Tracking A Shadow. If you signed up and never received a copy, email me and I’ll send it to you.
And finally, I’m still offering free codes for the audiobook version of The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card via Audible. I have free codes for the US and the UK. Just send me an email and I’ll send you the code. Freebies to keep you entertained. Hopefully, if you enjoy them you’ll look at buying more of the Jarvis Mann PI series.
Unfortunately, many of the events I had scheduled have been canceled or postponed to later dates. We did get in the Smoky Hill High School Spring Event a couple weeks back and had a fabulous turnout. Here are a couple of pictures of me interacting with those interested in reading my books.
Future events are definitely in flux right now. I do plan to do as many as possible this year. I will keep those events up-to-date on my website. And I’ll have them listed on each newsletter on the lower right-hand corner.
More free books here via Prolific Works Giveaways. Here is the latest list for you to check-out:
HUGE March 2020 Action, Crime, and Thriller Free Giveaway runs until March 31st, with 44 free books to add to your reading list. Access them via this link.
Bad Omens giveaway runs until March 31st, with 60 free books to checkout. Access them via this link.
Discover New Mystery giveaway runs until March 31st, with 45 free books. Access them via this link.
Mysteries Your Mother Never Told… run until December 31st, with 63 free books to consider. Access them via this link.
I will sign off for now. Be sure to share the newsletter with any friends interested. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy during this challenging time. It will be tough for a while, but I know in my heart we’ll make it through this and life will be back to normal before we know it. Take care!!