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“Beatrice Finds Her Way” and “Planetary Reclamation” FREE between Nov. 28th and Dec. 2nd

Special Kindle Select editions of “Beatrice Finds Her Way” and “Planetary Reclamation” are being offered for free on Amazon, between Nov. 28th and Dec. 2nd. Each of these publications contains bonus material.

“Beatrice Finds Her Way.”

Ever wonder how you’d react to being a walking corpse? Not a zombie, but a corpse that refuses to quit?

Spiritually and emotionally, Beatrice died years ago. After the death of her only child, she pushed life away with both hands. She refused to embrace any of it: not her husband, not her career, not the possibility of having another child. She buried herself in the routine of her existence. read more

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“The Cormorant” and “Murder aboard the Santianna” are FREE between Nov. 23 and Nov 27

Special Kindle Select editions of “The Cormorant” and “Murder aboard the Santianna” are being offered for FREE between Nov. 23 and Nov 27.

Are you kind to animals? Are you curios about their lives?

I thought so. So am I, on both counts.

That’s what “The Cormorant” is all about.

When an old salt and an oceanographer team up to help a cormorant with a fractured wing, they discover that the stricken bird’s bones consist of a composite material, not natural bone. read more

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“Murder Aboard the Stantianna, Special Edition” is Now Available

Ever want to go to sea?

Imagine that you’re the first mate on a lumber schooner.  Now imagine that you’ve just found your captain and business partner brutally murdered.  Maybe he deserved it.  Maybe he didn’t.  Either way he’s as dead as a smoked mackerel.  What’s your move?

That’s the life-and-death question facing the hero of “Murder Aboard the Santianna.”

It seems virtually self-evident that the first order of business must be take the ship into the nearest port as soon as possible. read more

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“Three Guys and a Bar” and “Scatter My Bones” Are FREE from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22

Special Kindle Select editions of “Three Guys and a Bar” and “Scatter My Bones” are being offered for free from Nov. 18 to Nov 22.

Every wonder what you’d do if someone tried to ruin something you created?

Wonder?!  We’ve all had that happen.

This is exactly the situation confronting the old man, the kid, and the swami in “Three Guys and a Bar.”

The three guys build things and they solve problems. They love their projects and they stand ready to help in times of need, no matter what. read more

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“The Rabbi, The Vampire, and the Mitzvot” and “Stolen Thunder” are Free Until Nov. 17, 2017

Special Kindle Select editions of “The Rabbi, the Vampire, and the Mitzvot” and “Stolen Thunder” are up for free until Nov.17, 2017.

What would you do if your very survival depended on violating your most preciously held beliefs?

“The Rabbi, the Vampire, and the Mitzvot” wrestles with this timely dilemma.

Some people have life-and-death problems. In this story, Simeon Black faces an undead-and-death problem. Simeon is a vampire, recently and unwilling turned. He must drink blood to live, well, to undie, but he is also an observant Jew. And therein lies the core of his problem. The mitzvot forbid ingesting blood. They also forbid committing suicide, so that’s no way out, either. In desperation, Simeon turns to Rabbi Michael Rosenbaum for help. read more

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The Mystery Novel The View that Disappeared is Now Available

Ever wonder what you’d do if your buddies at the active-senior-living facility started going face-down in their morning oatmeal?  How would you react if you found out that an angel of death, a hidden serial killer was thinning the herd?

You’d do more than avoid the oatmeal at breakfast, that’s what!

When octogenarians Jack and Betty Luckner move into a high-rise retirement center, they expect to make certain adjustments.  An efficiency kitchen.  A one-star dining room.

They do not expect their fellow residents to start dropping dead at the dinner table. read more

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Unto Dirt Return is Now Available

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an interstellar colonist? To seek out and settle on new worlds? To brave the perils of multi-generational space travel?

Would you have the courage to confront the dangers, both mechanical and human?

Forget the dangers of outer space.  The real threats might well come from your fellow would-be colonists!

The generation ship New Mayflower nears the end of her voyage and the end of her tether.  Disaster looms as surely as the ship’s destination. read more