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Breaking news! My classic cyberpunk about an ambitious young mediator who must confront a terrifying presence haunting her telelink is Back In Print! This was my first novel, and I was pretty obsessed with Jungian psychology, archetypes, and symbolism. Add to the mix virtual reality, a far-future internet called telespace, and sentient artificial intelligence, and you have a book that People Magazine called “Powerful . . . Entertaining . . . Imaginative”!

Yes, my photograph was in People. And yes, the book debuted at number nine on the Locus Magazine top ten Hardcover Bestsellers!

Here’s the book description:

High above the dangerous streets of post-quake San Francisco Island, mechanically modified professionals link minds in a cybernetic telespace to push through big deals and decisions at lightning speed. But unexplained telelink blackouts and bizarre hallucinations have marred mediator Carly Quester’s debut appearance before a computer-generated Venue—forcing her to consider delicate psychic surgery at the hands of a robot therapist, Prober Spinner. And suddenly the ambitious young mediator is at risk in a deadly Artificial Intelligence scheme to steal human souls—because the ghosts of Carly’s unconscious may be a prize well worth killing for.

“Powerful . . . Entertaining . . . Imaginative.”
–People Magazine

“In humanity’s daring to enter the cybernetic heaven (and hell) of telespace, Lisa Mason reveals the lineaments of all that is tragic and transcendent in our evolution. Once the journey into this vivid and terrifying future has begun, there is no returning until the infinite has been faced and the last word read.”
–David Zindell, Author of Neverness

“Cybernetics, robotics, the aftermath of San Francisco’s Big Quake II, urban tribalism—Lisa Mason combines them all with such deftness and grace, they form a living world. Mason spins an entertaining tale . . . She allows Carly’s robotic allies a measure of personality and sophistication beyond the stock role of a chirping R2D2 or a blandly sinister Hal . . . Her characters and their world will stay with you long after you’ve finished this fine book.”
–Locus, The Trade Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy

“Lisa Mason stakes out, within the cyberpunk sub-genre, a territory all her own.”
–The San Francisco Chronicle

“Mason’s endearing characters and their absorbing adventures will hook even the most jaded SF fan.”
–Booklist

“Arachne is an impressive debut by a writer gifted with inventiveness, wit, and insight. The characters face choices well worth reading about. This is cyberpunk with a heart.”
–Nancy Kress, Author of Brain Rose

“There is a refreshing amount of energy associated with Lisa Mason’s writing. The good old values are there: fun, excitement, drama—but served up with new and original twists. Lisa Mason is definitely a writer to watch—and to read.”
–Paul Preuss, Author of Venus Prime

“Lisa Mason must be counted among science fiction’s most distinctive voices as we rush toward the new millennium.”
–Ed Bryant

“Mason’s endearing characters and their absorbing adventures will hook even the most jaded SF fan.”
–Booklist

So there you have it, my friends. I’m delighted to announce that Arachne is Back in Print! Find the beautiful trade paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/198435602X.

Arachne (a Locus Hardover Bestseller) is also an ebook on US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. On Kindle worldwide in France Kindle, Germany Kindle, Italy Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, Spain Kindle, Mexico Kindle, Brazil Kindle, India Kindle, and Japan Kindle.

From the author of Summer Of Love (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book). On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle worldwide in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands. BACK IN PRINT! Find the beautiful trade paperback at https://www.amazon.com/Summer-Love-Travel-Lisa-Mason/dp/1548106119/

The Gilded Age (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book). On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. On Kindle worldwide in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands. BACK IN PRINT! Find the beautiful trade paperback at https://www.amazon.com/Gilded-Age-Time-Travel/dp/1975853172/.

Cyberweb (sequel to Arachne) is on US Kindle, BarnesandNoble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also Kindle worldwide on UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Brazil Kindle, France Kindle, Germany Kindle, India Kindle, Italy Kindle, Japan Kindle, Mexico Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, and Spain Kindle. Back in Print at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1984356941.

Strange Ladies: 7 Stories (“A must-read collection—The San Francisco Review of Books). On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle world wide in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands. NOW IN PRINT at https://www.amazon.com/Strange-Ladies-Stories-Lisa-Mason/dp/1981104380/

One Day in the Life of Alexa (“Five stars! An appealing narrator and subtly powerful emotional rhythms”). On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle worldwide in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands. Order the beautiful trade paperback IN PRINT at https://www.amazon.com/One-Life-Alexa-Lisa-Mason/dp/1546783091.

The Garden of Abracadabra (“Fun and enjoyable urban fantasy . . . I want to read more!) On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. On Kindle worldwide in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands. NOW IN PRINT! Find the beautiful trade paperback at https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978148291/

Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery (Five stars) On Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle worldwide in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands. SOON IN PRINT!

Shaken On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Hummers On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

Daughter of the Tao On US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, BarnesandNoble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in AustraliaFrance, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

Every Mystery Unexplained On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

Tomorrow’s Child On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, India, Mexico, and Netherlands.

The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

U F uh-O On BarnesandNoble, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

Tesla, A Screenplay On US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, BarnesandNoble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on Kindle in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, and India.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story On Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo. On Kindle in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Netherlands, and Mexico.

“Illyria, My Love” is on US Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, and Smashwords. Also on UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Germany Kindle, France Kindle, Spain Kindle, Italy Kindle, Netherlands Kindle, Japan Kindle, Brazil Kindle, Mexico Kindle, and India Kindle.

Please visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for all my books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, reviews, interviews, and blogs, adorable cat pictures, forthcoming works, fine art and bespoke jewelry by my husband Tom Robinson, worldwide links, and more!

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Back in the days when people wrote on typewriters, the adage went, “Writing is easy. You stare at a blank sheet of paper till blood pops out of your forehead.”

Now it isn’t a blank sheet of paper, it’s a shining screen, photons of white light beaming your brain.

The fluidity and immediacy of the shining screen seem to demand that perfection appear—right now. There’s nothing like expecting perfection to stop you in your tracks.

I’m a huge fan of scribbling. The award-winning, bestselling author Jennifer Egan has said she writes entire books by hand before she turns on the computer. I don’t necessarily advocate that, but sketching out your scene/outline/story, allowing your thoughts to flow freely without the pressure of perfection, goes a long way toward helping you make words appear on the shining screen.

I’m a huge fan of Blackfeet Indian pencils and Moleskines. Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway wrote they never went anywhere without a Moleskine. A Moleskin is a five-and-a-half inch by three-and-a-half inch slim notebook of unlined paper. The cover is so thin and flexible, you can open it flat and not worry about ring binders (always a problem for left-handers like me).

With a Blackfeet pencil and a Moleskine, you don’t need batteries, electrical outlets, or a carrying case. No one will knock you down and seize your Moleskin the way they may if you’re lugging a two-thousand-dollar laptop. You can scribble in your Moleskine in a bright café, a sunlit meadow, or a dark bar. And if someone—friend or stranger—wants to know what you’re working on, you simply close the Moleskine, slip it in your jacket pocket, smile enigmatically, and say, “None of your damn business.”

Writing is a process though often it doesn’t feel that way when you’re struck with an inspiration, with a holistic vision of your book, and you’re aching to see it done—right now. I’ve said writing is a road trip, a mountain climb. Dare I also say writing is like birthing a baby? No person on the planet goes from conception to full-blown adult instantly. Many people haven’t achieved full adulthood after thirty years. (Joking.) Like life, a story, let alone a book, takes time and commitment.

So there you have it, my friends. If you can bang out a first draft on a computer from scratch, more power to you. By all means, go for it. All this technology is incredible for inputting, revising, editing, and polishing. I don’t know how people ever wrote and published entire books before computers, but obviously they did, sometimes writing masterpieces. But if you’re stuck on the shining screen, turn off the computer and reach for a pencil and paper.

New! Strange Ladies: 7 Stories is on Nook, US Kindle, Canada Kindle, UK Kindle, and Smashwords (all other readers). Short fantasy and science fiction by Lisa Mason published in magazines and anthologies worldwide.

From the author of Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) on Nook, , US Kindle, UK Kindle, and Smashwords, The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more, on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add a bunch of stars, write a review on the site where you acquired it, blog it, Tweet it, post it, and spread the word to your friends.

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Thank you for your readership!

My Twitter Follower Tweeted that she wrote her ending, as I and several other writers suggested, but she was still having trouble connecting the end with her first 20,000 words. Mid-book block is not at all uncommon. In fact, in many published works, the middle is the weakest part of the book.

As one pundit put it, “Every book has a beginning, an ending, and a muddle.”

An overall outline will help tremendously here but, let’s face it, overall outlines can be difficult. Moreover, overall outlines are supposed to guide you on the road trip of writing, but they may also stifle the natural needs of the story as you progress. Never be afraid to revise your overall outline, never feel as if you’re chained to it, especially if a spontaneous twist to the story springs up.

Often, spontaneous twists are the best kind.

Here’s what I suggested to my Twitter Follower, what has worked for me during the dreaded mid-book block.

Micro-outline the next scene. Just the scene itself.

Every scene has—or should have—its own internal story arc. It’s got a beginning, a middle, and an end and moves the plot or a subplot forward in some way. It has a purpose, in other words, however small. If it doesn’t have a purpose, you’re better off not writing it because you’ll likely have to delete it on final-round editing.

Jot down the scene’s beginning, middle and ending, what you want the scene to accomplish. If there are several purposes to the scene, jot them down, blow-by-blow. Don’t try to write. But often you’ll find the prose starting to flow. No more block!

Do the same with next scene and reassess where your mid-book plot is taking you. Closer to the ending, I hope!

Are you on track with your overall vision? Has the book changed?

At this point, overall-outlining how you intend to get to the ending is a good idea so you don’t find yourself wandering.

So there you have it, my friends. Always keep the underpinning of your story firmly within your grasp, its purpose and its goal. But there’s nothing wrong with doing that, piece by piece, allowing the story to evolve. And if you’re blocked, focusing on each step often releases whatever is inhibiting you.

A road trip? Writing is also like scaling a mountain. You’ve got to take it piton by piton, one step up after the next.

From the author of Celestial Girl, The Omnibus Edition (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) on Nook, , US Kindle, UK Kindle, and Smashwords, The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more, on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, at Smashwords, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add a bunch of stars, write a review on the site where you acquired it, blog it, Tweet it, post it, and spread the word to your friends.

Your participation really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

8 days offline to finish a new book, of course. Which is now done and multiply sent off the publishers.

At some point in a project, I need to put everything aside and totally concentrate.

So I’m back, my friends! At least for now. I should take a day off, but there’s too much to do. Maybe this weekend.

I must tell you, at first I feared that my growing online presence would collapse like. . . .the price of gold? The stock market?

Thank heaven that hasn’t happened. I mean me and the stock market. I don’t know about gold.

Without any Tweeting, I gained 54 new Followers on Twitter.

A bunch of you great folks on WordPress have liked my blogs from days ago and started following me (more about WordPress and my difficulties with the site in another day or so).

More have friended me on Goodreads and connected with me on LinkedIn.

Facebook is truly a constant stream that I’ve followed and contributed to less than I used to. So things were pretty quiet over there.

And my books have kept selling.

So. Question: is it really necessary for an author to blog and social network every day? The handlers out there say yes. The social sites are pleased to receive all this free content.

But do you, the reader, follow daily posts? Or is it too much? When does it become too much for you?

In the meantime, I’m working on the third volume of Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) and a very fun collection of stories previously published in magazines and anthologies worldwide entitled Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.

Plus I’m mulling over what book I want to review next for Goodreads, which I’ll post here. Still on my To-Read List are A Discovery of Witches and The Night Circus. Don’t know when I’ll get to them. If you’ve read either book, let me know what you think.

From the author of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, screenplays, forthcoming projects, and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your participation really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

More affordable titles for your reading enjoyment:

New Romantic Suspense! Celestial Girl, Book 1: The Heartland (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle! Lily flees Toledo on the Overland train. She must share a seat with Jackson Tremaine and befriends the Celestial Girl, the daughter of a Chinese dignitary. But appearances are not what they seem.

New! Celestial Girl, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle! Lily and Jackson arrive in San Francisco and discover the murder of an immigration official connected with the Celestial Girl. She and Jackson are compelled into a dangerous murder investigation. Meanwhile, as they begin a hot affair, a contract for murder is taken out on Lily’s life.

Coming soon! Celestial Girl, Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, which will include Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, and Book 4: Terminus. The Omnibus Edition will include all three books.

Of The Gilded Age, the New York Times Book Review said, “A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”

New Urban fantasy! The Garden of Abracadabra is available in three affordable installments. Begin with Book 1: Life’s Journey on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

The Bantam classic, Summer of Love is available in seven affordable installments. Begin at the beginning on Nook, Kindle, or UK Kindle

Suspense! Don’t miss SHAKEN, my sexy thriller, an ebook adaptation of “Deus Ex Machina” published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, republished in Transcendental Tales (Donning Press), and translated and republished worldwide. On Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Literary science fiction! And don’t miss TOMORROW’S CHILD, The Story That Sold To The Movies. This began as a medical documentary, then got published in Omni Magazine as a lead story, and finally sold to Universal Pictures, where the project is now in development. On Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Thank you for your readership!

Polishing is the fun part. I’m myself having a hoot and a holler with a new book.

It all starts when an idea seizes you in a dream, in your morning shower, after reading an article or a book, after a life-changing experience, after searching for inspiration.

The result is the same–you have to write a book.

Notes, research, sketches of scenes, choosing characters’ names and personalities follow. This is usually fun because you are (or should be) playing with and exploring the material. You’re not doing any heavy lifting. Not yet.

I love doing research. If I’m not careful, I can research for days and days without getting any actual writing done. There’s a word for delighting overmuch in research–procrastination. At some point, enough research is enough. You can always dip back into your resources to clarify a detail.

Then come plot and structure. You probably intuitively know the story you want to tell, but the time has come to nail down the particulars. Consider your outline your blueprint, the book your completed house. Some writers prefer to work up a detailed outline of the plot from start to finish. Some work up a general outline and work out details as they proceed, reworking earlier material as a twist or turn emerges. Then, too, some work up a general outline and draft a detailed outline for each chapter as it comes (my preference). Some prefer to work organically, letting the material flow and reshaping it when the tracks are laid down. Letting material flow is good; having no direction in which to flow is not recommended. Onerous and intimidating as outlining is, you’re much better off if you do it.

Plotting and structuring is hard.

Then comes writing the first draft. Some writers like to barrel through the first draft from start to finish so they’ve got the material in hand. Some writers need to edit first draft, day by day, as they go along. After years of writing, I’ve reached a compromise between these two methods. The temptation to revise daily is often irresistible; I like to see coherent material before I proceed. But I’ve finished enough drafts to know that material I labored over sometimes needs substantial revision anyway. Sometimes gets tossed entirely. (Sigh.) So your time, I think, is more productively spent if you don’t worry too much about perfection. This is your first draft, after all.

Writing first draft is really hard.

Now you must remove your cool black poet’s beret and don an industrial hardhat because you must edit your first draft. When I say “edit,” I don’t merely mean revising draft language, though that’s certainly part of the process. You must look at the overall book and figure out what works structurally, what doesn’t. Your characters may have revealed aspects of themselves you didn’t realize at first (the best characters often do because in your fictional world, they’ve literally come alive.) You must be brutal with your writer self. If a lovely, lyrical passage is unnecessary backstory that slows the action, you must kiss it goodbye.

Editing is really, really hard. Editing often continues over many drafts. There’s a lot of wasted ink and paper to recycle. (Double sigh.)

At some happy point, you look at your book and declare, “It’s done! Off to a publisher, oh you who have consumed precious hours of my life! Go forth and prosper!”

But, wait. Before you uncork the champagne, you must polish. I started out by saying this is the fun part. Why? Because the nearly finished piece is in place. All there in all its glory and brilliance. You did it!

Don’t take off the hardhat quite yet. You should read the material aloud. Scrutinize the language one more time. Scrub out unnecessary words, even sentences.

Trust me, there’s always something.

From the author of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Visit me at Lisa Mason’s Official Website for books, ebooks, stories, and screenplays, forthcoming projects and more. And on my Facebook Author Page, on Amazon, on my Facebook Profile Page, on Goodreads, on LinkedIn, on Twitter at @lisaSmason, and at Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

If you enjoy a work, please “Like” it, add some stars, write a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and spread the word to your friends. Your response really matters.

Thank you for your readership!

More affordable titles for your reading enjoyment:

New Romantic Suspense! Celestial Girl, Book 1: The Heartland (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle! Lily flees Toledo on the Overland train. She must share a seat with Jackson Tremaine and befriends the Celestial Girl, the daughter of a Chinese dignitary. But appearances are not what they seem.

New! Celestial Girl, Book 2: Jewel of the Golden West (A Lily Modjeska Mystery) is on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle! Lily and Jackson arrive in San Francisco and discover the murder of an immigration official connected with the Celestial Girl. She and Jackson are compelled into a dangerous murder investigation. Meanwhile, as they begin a hot affair, a contract for murder is taken out on Lily’s life.

Coming soon! Celestial Girl, Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, which will include Book 3: The Celestial Kingdom, and Book 4: Terminus. The Omnibus Edition will include all three books.

Of The Gilded Age, the New York Times Book Review said, “A winning mixture of intelligence and passion.”

New Urban fantasy! The Garden of Abracadabra is available in three affordable installments. Begin with Book 1: Life’s Journey on Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

The Bantam classic, Summer of Love is available in seven affordable installments. Begin at the beginning on Nook, Kindle, or UK Kindle

Suspense! Don’t miss SHAKEN, my sexy thriller, an ebook adaptation of “Deus Ex Machina” published in Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, republished in Transcendental Tales (Donning Press), and translated and republished worldwide. On Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Literary science fiction! And don’t miss TOMORROW’S CHILD, The Story That Sold To The Movies. This began as a medical documentary, then got published in Omni Magazine as a lead story, and finally sold to Universal Pictures, where the project is now in development. On Nook, Kindle, and UK Kindle.

Thank you for your readership!