Dan Baldwin's Vengeance was published in April. It is the 3rd book in the Ashley Hayes Mysteries.
Dr. Ashley "Ash" Hayes, professor of archaeology at a prestigious Louisiana college, is in danger of losing her job because of her controversial and outspoken beliefs about the history of man in North America. Unexpected and barely-welcome help comes from a moral enemy, a former state senator who years earlier was forced to resign due to Ashley uncovering his illegal dealing in Native American artifacts. He wants to make amends by using his still-considerable influence if she will use her skills to help him locate a fortune in lost Confederate arms. For the same reasons, Deputy Sheriff Tate Dawson enlists her aid in tracking a crazed serial killer who is seeking another historical treasure — the lost fortune of gunman Cullen Montgomery Baker. As matters deteriorate, Ashley's career rests on her locating a bizarre letter penned by President Abraham Lincoln which is being sought by an old and mysterious organization known as The Brothers of the Law. The questors, the mysteries and the killer intersect in a violent confrontation at a lakeside mansion. Will Ashley lose her job or will she lose more than that — her life?
Dan's third book in his Caldera trilogy, Caldera III - A Man of Blood, was selected as a finalist (2nd place) in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards. The National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) was created to help establish self-publishing as a proud, legitimate, and strong facet of the publishing industry. NIEA champions self-publishers and small & independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect.
This is Dan's second NIEA award. His Western novel Trapp Canyon won in the 2014 competition. Dan's books are available in e-book and paperback formats from Amazon/CreateSpace, Smashwords, B&N and other major distributors.
Ronny Herman de Jong was interviewed about her books, Rising from the Shadow of the Sun: A Story of Love, Survival and Joy, written from her mother's diary about their life in Japanese prison camps on the island of Java and the anthology, Survivors of WWII in the Pacific.
The interview is in Chinese but Ronny answers in English. You can see it at http://ronnyhermandejong.com/cctv-programs-on-the-japanese-armys-torture-of-pows-during-wwii
Ronny adds, "Even if you don't understand Chinese, watch and listen :-)
The second time I heard it I could make out that the announcer mentioned my name. It sounded Chinese :-)
Thanks for watching, and if you like it, please share."
Both books are available on Amazon.com.
Cynthia Lang's story was accepted for Baby Shoes: A Flash Fiction Anthology. The editor's concept is simple: to bring you 100 authors with 100 different voices in short bites (under 1000 words) you can enjoy while waiting in line or relaxing into a brief reading fix at the end of an exhausting day.
Baby Shoes was funded via Kickstarter. As backer rewards, the project offered copies of the book at a discount. Baby Shoes will be release in an electronic edition and print version when they receive all the stories. To find out when it will be released, you can read their updates at www.kickstarter.com/projects/1727584460/baby-shoes-celebrating-flash-fiction.
Harvey Stanbrough's blog is reaching a new level. His new section called "THE JOURNAL" documents his writing life "from the time I get up until the time I go to bed, for those of you who would like a candid look at life as a professional writer."
Harvey talks about the myths of writing and how he deals with the everyday job of writing. You can join Harvey in THE JOURNAL at http://FrostProof808.com.
Stuart Watkins is excited about his picture book of a small community in Arizona.
It is much like the one he did on Kona, Hawaii, but so much closer to home.
It is just now available on Amazon.com and will soon be in local book stores and at some businesses in Oracle. It is a picture book of things to do, places to visit, sites to see in Oracle. "I climbed 2 O'clock Hill many, many times—and once with the students I taught at Mountain Vista School. Oracle is more than American Way. I love to eat at Casa Rivera's Mexican Restaurant, you need to bring cash, but the meals are huge and good.
Follow along my picture path and you will begin to get a feel for Oracle. The ranches, cemetery, shops, Peppersauce Canyon, Mt. Lemon Highway, Oracle State Park, are just a few of the sites worth your time. It will take more than one visit to get the 'feel' of Oracle.
The Oracle Inn has the best cup of chilly I have ever tasted."