Congratulations . . . it’s a novel!

Dead Winner — Published September 26, 2022

It is always a thrill when a new book is born. The Kindle edition of Dead Winner will be published November 22, 2022 and is available now for pre-order. But before then the paperback, hardcover, and audiobook versions of the new novel will be officially published, starting today with the paperback. On, you can order your own paperback of Dead Winner for $14.99. The audiobook will be available for sale very soon on CHIRP, B&N, GooglePlay, Apple, and other audiobook retailers. Later (once their ponderous QC process is over), it will be on Audible. The hardcover on amazon will be up in the next day or two. But today is Paperback publication day, which means that the book will forever have an official publication date of September 26, 2022. This is about ten months out from the publication of Perilous Gambit, book #5 in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series. So, I’m keeping up the pace of one full novel per year.

In the past year I’ve also published a new 10,000-word short story, The Car, the Dog & the Girl, which is available FREE for download now. And I’ve reached an agreement to publish a serialized novella next year in InD’Tale magazine, tentatively titled Heart Like a Tractor. So, the writing thing is still going strong.

Dead Winner was a fun book to write, partly because it’s not the next book in the Mike Stoneman series, but rather a fully stand-alone novel. There will be no sequel. It’s the story of a hero (or antihero?) who is put in a situation well outside his comfort zone. He has the chance to be a real hero and win the love of the woman he has always dreamed about. But he must risk a lot, and taking risks is not in his nature. The story of how the careful, conservative lawyer, Rory McEntyre, deals with his chance is truly a study in human nature, within an exciting plot that includes a damsel in distress, the homicide detectives investigating what looks like a clear suicide, a group of thugs who target the woman because of what her now-dead husband might have left behind, and a $60 million winning lottery ticket that is mysteriously missing. I hope everyone enjoys the story, whether for the thrills, the mystery, the romance, or the human psychology.

If you read Dead Winner, be sure to post an honest review and let other potential readers know what you think. It doesn’t have to be 5-stars — I can handle honest criticism.

Happy reading!

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