Charlene has her own Ebook

Really it was excellent news to hear when I got back from vacation! To be fair, it looks like it got posted before we left, but I blame a whirlwind of activity (ie. work, last minute packing, boarding cats, etc.) for distracting me from the Ebook release of my short story, The Mysterious Disappearance of Charlene Kerringer. You can now pick it up exclusively on Kindle at $1.99. Just click on the big blue cover on the right.

If you’re more interested in anthologies than the single varieties, you can still pick up a copy of RealLies with all of its gorgeous cover artwork, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or even from Zharmae directly.

But the awesome news just keeps on coming.

On top of this, I found out that over at The A P Book Club, run by two friends who are total book lovers, they recently posted a review of RealLies. Ashley even went through and gave individual reviews for each short story, and had some kind words to say about Charlene’s tale.

While it starts out like your typical detective story, it soon takes a sudden turn in a completely unexpected direction. Things get weird, but I actually enjoyed where they ended up.

If you would like to take a look at their full reviews, Ashley broke hers up into two parts. Paul also wrote a review, but didn’t include my story. It really is difficult to review every story in an anthology though. There are so many! Take a look at what they said, and also browse through their impressive review listing that stretches from My Little Pony and Transformers Prime to Two Boys Kissing and Skulk.

  • Ashley’s Review of RealLies Part 1: Curiosity
  • Ashley’s Review of RealLies Part 2: Control
  • Paul’s Review of RealLies

I guess it’s time to dive back into edits again. Doing some major changes on my Supernatural Western novel. Although I’m hoping to participate in NaNo in November, I’m thinking I might be stuck with edits instead of writing. Edits are supposed to be even more important than just producing though, right?

Look what I got in the mail!

The copy is much bigger in print than I thought it would be! I have to say that the page quality is excellent too, in fact the whole print job is wonderful. It did take a while for it to show up when I purchased it from Amazon, but it was definitely worth the wait!


And a close up of the cover. Took a bit to not get any glare.


When I last looked, they didn’t have any more copies available on Amazon, but they’ll probably be ordering more. For links on how to get a copy, click on the picture to the right.

RealLies is now Available!

If you’ve seen much of my writing, you know that I like stories that aren’t exactly obvious. Stories that start out one way and then flip the entire plot around before it gets to the end. Characters that you think you’ve got figured out, but then do something outrageous and crazy that either make you cringe or laugh out loud. Well I’m happy to say that Zharmae has put an anthology together that is packed full of these stories.


RealLies: A Zharmae Collection of Short Works

My short story that appears here is more like a novelette at 9,900 words. “The Mysterious Disappearance of Charlene Kerringer” is what I would call a fantasy noir piece. It follows Detective Harris, a man who is rather out of luck and decides to take a gamble on a case. His gamble ends up on a sour note of course when he realizes the mess he’s fallen into. It’ll take more than his typical gruffness to resolve this conundrum, and you can bet there will be plenty of amusing characters along the way. This anthology is for those that like worlds with several layers.

RealLies is coming soon or available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Zharmae.

Be sure to also check out the Goodreads page!