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Fat Chance

Follow-up to 2013’s The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Honorable Mention at the 2013 Southern California Book Festival
Reviews When a journalist is visited by the daughter of an old flame he works to solve the dual mysteries of her paternity and her mother’s kidnapping.

Ursula’s Yahrtzeit Candle

Finalist 2013 Colorado Authors’ League Award for Best Adult Literary Fiction
Reviews A woman who fled Nazi Europe meets an Hispanic youth about to join a gang and, by telling her life story, shows him a better path.

Innocent Bystander

Too dark to submit for any awards
Reviews When an average American “joe” is arrested, he fights to maintain his integrity as his support system and family fall apart around him.

News, Appearances, and Rumors

Mox&SerSRB Nearly finished with the first draft of a new Sebastian Wren mystery. After my usual exercise of choosing and discarding about 5 titles, this tasty tale of murder, intrigue, greed and duplicity is tentatively, and most likely, going to be called Fat Chance. Editing readers should be out some time in March, publication will most likely be late spring or early summer. Will post cover art as soon as Jan reads the ms & creates a dynamic graphic––until then, Serious & Moxie (black & gray–at least 50 shades) will have to do.
2014-11-16 HlidayMrt-smallThe Junior League of Denver Holiday Mart. Joined with other members of the Colorado Authors’ League for 3 days of chatting, signing & selling books. Did very well with Ursula’s Yarhtzeit Candle and The Fifth Estate. Even signed & sold a few copies of Innocent Bystander.  
10-11 HR Library-smallOn October 11, 2014 there was a reading of Ursula’s Yahrtzeit Candle at The Highlands Ranch Library. Well received, signed & sold both Ursula and The Fifth Estate books.  
UYC-revisedcover2_smallOn March 15, 2014 Ursula’s Yahrtzeit Candle was honored as finalist for the Colorado Authors’ League’s prestigious award for Best Adult Literary Fiction. The complete list of winners can be found here.  

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