2015 in review

Much thanks to the helper monkeys for compiling this report. I wish to thank everyone who has joined the crew of readers and/or have commented.

I foresee interesting developments in 2016, and urge you all to keep a weather eye out for goings on and general shenanigans from me in the coming year.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

2015 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll

Hell's DodoIt is that time again!

The P&E Readers Poll is always one of the highlights of the New Year season for me. The poll opened Christmas Eve and runs through January 14. Anyone can vote; one vote per category (if you vote for more than one book in the same category, the last vote is the ONLY one that counts).

This year, Hell’s Dodo is entered in both the Horror Novel and Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel categories. All four previous titles in the Waves of Darkness series have placed in the top ten in the Horror Novel category for their respective years. Please help Hell’s Dodo continue that trend, and don’t forget to vote for it in the Science Fiction/Fantasy Novel category as well.

Top ten placers do not receive any kind of monetary reward, just a nifty digital badge and bragging rights. (For a peek at what the badges look like, I’ve added them next to the cover art on the pages for Blood Curse, Demon Bayou, Silent Fathoms, and Black Venom.)

You can go here to vote. http://critters.org/predpoll

Thank you for your support.

I also have some friends with books entered in various categories.

Lori Alden Holuta’s Flight to Brassbright is entered in Steampunk Novel and Young Adult Book.

D. Alan Lewis’s Keely is also entered in Steampunk Novel and Romance Novel. Both these books are also entered in the Cover Art segment.

Stephanie Osborn’s Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy’s Curse is entered in Mystery Novel.

Print Is On the Way

Hell's Dodo

Hell’s Dodo is due to be available in print by December 22,2015. As soon as I have the purchase links for the print-on-demand version I will post them to the book’s dedicated page.

UPDATE! Got an email from my publisher that the book is available to order through LSI, but that it may take a few days to show up on Amazon, B&N, and other e-tail websites.


This one is on my To Be Purchased list. I’ve enjoyed Stephanie’s Displaced Detective series and have full faith in her ability to do Mr. Holmes justice on the page.

According To Hoyt

Mummys curse 150 wide shift aspect
[Click on the picture to buy the book on Amazon, or if you prefer here is a link to Smashwords.  Stephanie tells me it’s also available in the itunes store.]
Stephanie Osborn is best known for her Displaced Detective series, which used interdimensional travel to bring a variant of Sherlock Holmes from Victorian England to the present. Sherlock Holmes and the Mummy’s Curse is the first book in a new series, Gentleman Aegis, which follows Holmes prior to this insertion into the modern work, exposing him to new adventures with a scientific and mystical light.
The Mummy’s Curse is set early in Holmes’s detective career, and shortly after his meeting and beginning to room with Dr. John Watson. Holmes, not yet established as a consulting detective, is invited to join an archaeological expedition by an old college professor, and to bring Watson as the physician to the investigators.
However, from the beginning…

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