A short story holiday romance for Alwyn fans. Long after the events of Wife of Freedom, it's Jackie who has the gossips talking. But is he really straying from his vows, or up to something else? (4800 words or about 16 pages.)
As a killer hurricane approaches their town, Lysette and her mother have no trailer to transport their horse, King. They decide to ride him to shelter. Two days, down roads increasingly filled with scared, impatient people. One accident could be the end of King. Can they make it? Middle readers, (13,000 words or approx. 45 pages.)
Young gunslinger detectives, Mick and Casey McKee, are eager to hear some opera singing. But when somebody takes a shot at some visiting divas, the concert is off. The ladies won't sing until Mick and Casey solve a case of blackmail and murder.
Seven fables and children's stories, from the haunting "The Enchanted Tree" to the silly "Wild Pony Day." (Most of these stories were previously published in magazines such as Cricket, or in anthologies.)
Novella, originally written as a blog serial. When Alex, an idle college student, tries to rescue his drunken professor from drowning, he finds himself in another world, which resembles old adventure tales and silent movie serials. Now Alex must rescue his professor from more than muddy water.
A curse, a ghost, or murder? Or all three?
When a friend dies from a fall, gunslingers Mick and Casey are not surprised. Oren was prone to carelessness. But Oren was one of many to die riding that trail, and it's clear that first death was murder. Were all the others accidents, or is there something more to what the locals call the Curse of Scattershale Gulch? 8300 word novelette.
Four contemporary fantasy stories. In "The Bellhound" a woman needs protection, but doesn't want a dog; in "Away He Run" a boy struggles with being his family secret; in "The Trespasser" a girl and her pony come face to face with death; in "Like The Wind" there's not much stronger than the will of a teenager.
On a lonely country road, in the cold of winter, two runaway teens are out of gas and stranded. They seek shelter in a distant farmhouse, only to find it's the lair of a gang of vicious kidnappers. Can they dodge the crooks and the weather long enough to save the kidnapped child...and themselves? HARSH CLIMATE is a fast paced novella of crime and suspense.
Five light mystery short stories: from puzzles like "Waiter, There's a Clue in My Soup!", "The Hoosegow Strangler," and "Trail of the Lonesome Stickpin," to suspense in "Alibi" and "The Promise." These stories were previously published in magazines like Handheld Crime and Futures Mysterious Anthology. Several of these stories were nominated for a Derringer Award or put forward for an Edgar.
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Two gunslingers, one little girl, a big bag of toys, and murder!
Young newlywed gunslingers Mick and Casey tangle with jewel heists, kidnappings and a murder mystery when they are hired to escort the young daughter of a stagecoach king, along with her fabulous collection of toys. One of Red Adept's Top Indie Books of 2010.
Anna is a runaway girl disguised as a boy. After she nearly thwarts a kidnapping, she is offered a job in the royal stables. Surrounded by the intrigues of the court, she has the time of her life. But this is Anna's only chance at adventure. She finds the hero admirable but boring, and the villain is both dead wrong and a lot of fun. Who should she follow?
Part political tract, part fairytale and melodrama, The Wife of Freedom is the story of a woman whose wild heart leads her to betray. She takes up the job of spy to harnesss her own faithless nature, and only then learns real friendship and loyalty.