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15 October 2023

Grousable Books Newletter banner A faster romance

Well, ok, the romance itself isn’t any faster, but obtaining a paperback book is! I’ve allowed Amazon to print its own version of A Heart Purloined. After checking the quality closely, I went ahead and listed it on their site.

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1 October 2023

Grousable Books Newletter banner Guesting with Alexia Gordon

I’ve been wanting to guest on Alexia Gordon’s Cozy Corner podcast for awhile now, and I was lucky enough to have the chance at Bouchercon.

Cozy Corner Podcast . . . → Read More: 1 October 2023

Mystery conference: things learned

On my first day at Bouchercon, the huge conference for mystery writers and readers, I was taken by the fact that everyone was talking about books, which I thought was strange.

By “book” we now mean a codex rather than a scroll or an oral tradition. Since medieval times, reading silently to oneself has become . . . → Read More: Mystery conference: things learned

Grousable Books Newsletter: September 15

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Named after mystery writer and critic Anthony Boucher, Bouchercon is the a huge convention of mystery writers and readers. This was my first time, and it was fantastic. Mystery folks are the friendliest and nicest people. Why? I think it’s because all . . . → Read More: Grousable Books Newsletter: September 15

Mr. Wells and the gorilla

It begins, as these things often do, with a search for a source. Wellsians, as we style ourselves, are familiar with this picture of H.G. hanging with a gorilla skeleton,

What I didn’t realize was how far back Wells was dealing with gorillas. In his . . . → Read More: Mr. Wells and the gorilla

Grousable Books Newsletter: September 1

Grousable Books Newletter banner Literary fiction in hardcover

Whether book readers have been awaiting it or not, I certainly have. My literary novel Before the Time Machine (2021) is finally available in hardcover.

hardcover book: Before the Time Machine . . . → Read More: Grousable Books Newsletter: September 1

Rest: a poem

Sensing autumn in the air

the sap wonders whether it’s time to pull back.

It hesitates, leaving some leaves green and others brown.

A striped hawk comes looking for an errant mouse,

an inattentive lizard.

Each season was once anticipatory

spring the prelude to glorious summer

winter . . . → Read More: Rest: a poem

Grousable Books Newletter: 15 August

Grousable Books Newletter banner Welcome to BookFunnel readers

First, a special welcome to those who downloaded a copy of “The Dancing Colonel” through Find Your Next Favorite Author on BookFunnel. The short story features the characters from my Tommy Jones Mystery books, and ties in to some . . . → Read More: Grousable Books Newletter: 15 August

Conversation with a feline character

“I don’t understand,” says Hephaestus, snuggling his large orange body onto my belly. “Am I the protagonist?”

“No, honey. You’re not. The protagonist is Rosie McMahon, your . . . → Read More: Conversation with a feline character