Dan Baldwin's Bock's Canyon and They Are Not Yet Lost: True Cases of Psychic Detecting came out in December and are available at Amazon.com.
In Bock's Canyon, young Brodie Dephrane was forced to watch the murder of his mother by a gang of killers. He grows into a strong, reliable man and a deadly shot with a .45 revolver. Yet, he is a restless man obsessed with a need to protect women who cannot protect themselves and for revenge against the killers. He puts his ranch, his romance and his future on hold when he saves a young woman who puts him on the trail of the man responsible for killing his mother. Brodie's dangerous quest drives him from Utah through Arizona Territory and to a final conflict above New Mexico's Gila River on Deadman's Ridge. But the price of his obsession is found elsewhere—in a place called Bock's Canyon.
In They Are Not Yet Lost Dan Baldwin volunteers his time and talents as a pendulum dowser to help find missing persons and solve crimes. As an inaugural member of the Find Me II organization and now as a private psychic investigator, he relates many of the actual cases of psychic detecting he was involved with during the past decade and a half–many of them swinging his "rock on a string" and pounding the ground with his own two feet. The authentic cases presented in They Are Not Yet Lost reflect the hard work of genuine psychic detectives and the frustration, heart-rending outcomes, and the joy found by people who do not give up on finding the lost.
James E. Cox's poetry blog, It's My Turn, at http://jim-cox.blogspot.com has received over 10,300 visits. Over 1700 visitors were from forty-eight foreign countries. Jim averages twelve new poems on the blog each month. His poetic website, All that Rhymes, at http://allthatrhymes.squarespace.com has received over 13,000 visitors. Jim posts at least three new poems on this site on the first of each month.
The internet sites present the reader with multiple poetic forms and rhyme schemes to penetrate into the realms of philosophy, logic, love, humor, and everyday disquietudes.
The public recognition of the sites is an indication that poetry is still a valuable part of literature. Jim's 685 books, chapbooks, CDs, and media poems have not returned such positive feedback.
James Gurley's latest horror publication, a novel from Severed Press, Kaiju Kiribati, the sequel to Kaiju: Deadfall. Severed Press also bought two other novels, Intulo, a Lost World novel,
The Law Giveth, A Jake's Law zombie novel, for release early in 2016.
Montag Press is releasing his YA science fiction novel, Pools of Yarah, early in 2016 and bought the rights to the sequel, Children of Yarah. They will also be releasing the sequel to my YA science fiction novel Oracle of Delphi, Dark Delphi, later in 2016.
Please visit my website at http://www.jamesgurely.com/
Mabel Leo's movie, Durant's Never Closes, based on her book, The Saga of Jack Durant, began it's run on January 22 at Harkins Shea 14, in Scottsdale. It will be at The Screening Room in Tucson from Feb. 5 to Feb 11. The Screening Room is at 127 E. Congress Street in Tucson—
ph: 520-882-0204. Jack Durant is played by Tom Sizemore; perfect for it.
It will also show in Sierra Vista Uptown 3 Theatre on February 5.
Mabel will be SSA's forum speaker on March 20.
Mike Rom had two of his digital art images, "Twilight Cowboy" and "Wire Cowboy in the Sky," selected for Pima College's 2015 Cababi Art & Literary Magazine. The e-Book will be available soon at www.pima.edu/cababi.
Mark Sneller's two new books Toxic Exposure and Dying to Read (Wheatmark Publ.) will be released in 2016. Toxic Exposure will be available free online after January. Follow Mark's health blog on his facebook page.
Stuart Watkins' poem, "House for Sale," won first place in the Arizona State Poetry Society contest in the Facebook category. Stuart was quite pleased. He also had his short story "God and Good Deeds" printed in the December issue of SaddleBag Notes. Then he got news from Amazon.com that five people bought his book Kona, Hawaii, Walking Alii Drive. Two other people bought in November. "It seems people headed to Kona search for books on amazon and they seemed to like my picture book about places to see, things to do, sites to visit, and information about sites most tourists will miss. It was a fun write and the owner of Poke Man Shack thanked me for mentioning his eating shack in my book. (My son John's favorite spot.)"