When_the_Medium_Shatters-4x6I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day! I know I am. I can’t wait to dig into some more good brisket and great conversation with loved ones tonight! But first I have to say a huge THANK YOU to my wonderful newsletter subscribers! In honor of the holiday that means so much to my own family, I released my latest short story “When the Medium Shatters” Friday. I invited my newsletter subscribers to download the short story for free on Amazon and they have launched the short story into the top #17 rank for Free Science Fiction & Fantasy! Thank you so much, everyone! I wanted to extend the invitation for everyone to download the story for FREE this weekend, so that as many people as possible have a chance to read it (as well as the bonus chapter from The Dryad’s Sacrifice that is included in the back) and tell me what you think. The give-away ends on Tuesday, so please pass the link on to anyone interested!

By the way, I will have pre-orders up in late June for my upcoming books Skinshifter and The Dryad’s Sacrifice, both of which are due out in September. I wanted to have pre-orders available to you now, but my main distributor will does not offer pre-order periods for small publishers that are longer than 90 days. Heaven only knows why. In any event, the first full three chapters of Skinshifter continue to be available in the Treasure Chest for my newsletter subscribers’ reading pleasure, so please sign up if you haven’t yet.

Also, you should know that I’ll likely scale back my weekly blog posts to every other week for the rest of this summer. With all of the work going into the different books’ publication as well as several other major projects, I don’t have time for everything. I would rather cut down my weekly blog than my major obligations to readers and clients. Don’t worry. I promise to continue having lots of photos and fiction for you!

Happy Memorial Day once again! God bless our troops, veterans, and all of those amazing men and women who give of themselves each and every day to protect us!

Until next time, may we each rewrite our world for the better!


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