Video Trailer: Intruders On Battleship Island

Intruders On Battleship Island
Intruders On Battleship Island
Something strange is happening on Battleship Island!

Jeff Douglas and his pals are plunged into a series of scary adventures as they discover the truth about Battleship Island.

An old shack with a secret underground room, hidden treasures, a spooky house, dangerous thieves and several narrow escapes, reveal the island’s secret past and teach the boys a valuable lesson in friendship, courage, and determination.

Intruders on Battleship Island, the first book in The Bayshore Mysteries, will entertain and fascinate readers, aged nine to twelve, with suspense and intrigue. Be sure to check out the second book in the series, The Secret Graveyard.

 This title is available from Amazon.

Katherine L. Holmes Announces New Release

Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other StoriesAuthor Katherine L. Holmes is pleased to announce the release of her short story collection, Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories.

Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction exploring the complexities of life. Laying the profound beside the mundane, author Katherine L. Holmes creates rich and complicated characters who search for identity, meaning, and purpose within a world often dangerous and sometimes even cruel.

A couple clashing with early computers, a divorced woman finding her scattered family to be strangers, a girl running away to the shop where her parents’ antiques were sold, Midwestern college students in weather and water emergencies – these are some of the conflicts examined by the author.

Curiosity Killed the Sphinx and Other Stories was published as a paperback in late May, 2012, and in Kindle and ebook in August 2012 by Hollywood Books International, the fiction imprint of Press Americana. It is available on, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers.

Tips From the Masters: Thomas Perry

Lin Robinson

Thomas Perry’s books have been a supportive reality for me for many years. I think we all have short lists of the writers we keep around until their ears are dogged because we can read them over and over, because they’re what we want when we’re too sick to get out of bed for a couple of days, or snowed in, or desperately in need of stepping out of the hell of our own world into one that’s been perfectly crafted and seeks nothing but to pleasure us. He’s one of my personal elite. And seems to step into that role for anybody exposed to his work. Continue reading “Tips From the Masters: Thomas Perry”

The Portable Advertisement by David Biddle

Author David Biddle
Author David Biddle

One very important inexpensive marketing tool indie bloggers don’t talk about enough is the simultaneous publishing of both electronic and paperback versions of books – ebooks and pbooks.

A study by The Pew Center indicates that 19% of adults in this country now have tablet computers and 19% have dedicated ereaders. These numbers are up from about 5% in 2010. That’s remarkable.

But these statistics still mean that the bulk of the population doesn’t own technology designed to optimize the digital book reading experience. For this reason, indie writers should seriously consider making their next novel available as a paperback as well as an ebook. Such a move expands the reading market significantly. There are dozens of Print-On-Demand (POD) companies out there offering a variety of support services (to get started, check out one list here) to support indie writers who are so inclined. Continue reading “The Portable Advertisement by David Biddle”