Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell

Saturn as seen from Titan, painting by Chesley Bonestell
Favorite astronomical painting

Friday, October 28, 2011

Release date for Beautiful, Inside and Out

I have a release date for my new Vintage Rose story, Beautiful, Inside and Out, at Wild Rose Press. It is February 15, 2012. The price is $2.50. I also heard from the editor at the Sweetheart Rose line who is assigned my novel A Change of Heart. Her name is Kinan. The editor who is usually assigned to my contemporary submissions, Vicky Reed, emailed me and said she was leaving Wild Rose because of health reasons. She has always been very courteous and complimentary to me. I'm sure the present editor will be too, just from the tone of her email to me when she informed me she would be looking at my novel in the next 3-4 weeks. Could this be it? I can hope so.

New story at Smashwords

As of today I have a new story entitled Photo Beauty at Smashwords priced low at 99 cents. It is about a small town fellow who has paid three grand to dine with a blond model he's crazy about. He has all her available photographs. Can Miss Gena, the New York model, be impressed with Dave? The link to this story is and you can read the first 20% (five pages out of 29) free. Already someone has purchased a copy. I purchased her photo from just for this story. My lightbox over there has 14 photos, all of her. The story POV is Dave and he describes her via my writing based on this photo.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Today I received the images, various sizes for my new short story coming out at Wild Rose. View the image here. I don't have a release date yet but that should be coming down from cyber space before too long. I think it is a rather good cover, capturing the smarts of Bess, the heroine in the story. It does take place in cold weather so the head covering is appropriate.
A bit of bad news today though is the rejection of my science fiction novel by DAW Books. I immediately queryed Crescent Moon Press via email and see what happens there. I encourage my followers or anyone else to drop me a comment. My poor blog doesn't get much traffic that I know of.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Free Read Romance Story

I have a free read short romance story that went live today at
The title is Ice Rink Romance. There is the option of voting for it in the rating system: 1-5 stars. Here is the link directly to the story.
Hope you take the time to give it a read. Their program is in place that prevents in mass voting so take your time in voting. I'm going to try to place the link in my sidebar as well.