Out with the old…

…and in with the new.

Home Run and Troll Country are no longer free. Instead, I offer The Saffron Curse:

“…a great romp set in a Vancouver restaurant. This was good fun.” (SF Crowsnest)

Chef Eddie and his partner Amanda luck into a cheap site for the new restaurant they want to build. The old man they buy it from warns them that the site is cursed and makes them promise never to use saffron in their restaurant. But Eddie isn’t superstitious, and when a career-making critic shows up asking for his famous Badaboom monkfish dish—which contains saffron—well, what’s an ambitious chef to do?

This story was featured in Tangent Online’s 2018 Recommended Reading List.

“The story’s pace and prose bristle with the energy of a crowded kitchen.” (Tangent Online)

This one will be available for free for about a week.

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These are trying times…

Like most of you, I’m trying to be socially responsible during this Covid-19 pandemic, which means staying at home. I find myself feeling… a little useless. So, if I can’t actively help during these trying times, maybe I can entertain others who are trapp need a break.

I’ve made two short stories available for free, if you’re looking for a little escapism. Neither one has anything to do with pandemics. They’re not free on Amazon because it takes forever for Amazon to flip to free. Smashwords can provide the stories in .mobi format.

Hang in there, everyone.

HOME RUN: At ten years old—almost eleven—Cooper knows more about surviving than most adults. He and his mom have spent the past three years on the run from the monster. Every time they settle down somewhere new, the monster finds them and they have to run again. But Cooper likes their latest home in Mendenhall and he doesn’t want to leave. Even when the monster finds them again. 

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TROLL COUNTRY: Twenty years after the troll first came for Annie and her sisters, it’s coming back. Only this time, it wants their children, too. 

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