Friday, March 12, 2021

 I spent the last month working on the restoration of this novel. Here's the press release and a link to the Kickstarter page.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Cirsova Publishing is proud to announce that it has partnered with Michael Tierney and Robert Allen Lupton to restore and reprint Julian Hawthorne’s The Cosmic Courtship, a never-before-collected pulp Planetary Romance by the son of famed American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
The Cosmic Courtship was serialized across four issues of All-Story magazine in 1917 and has never been reproduced in any format.
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Mary Faust, a brilliant scientist, has developed a machine that can allow the conscious human soul to explore the cosmos! Her promising young assistant Miriam Mayne has accidentally transferred her consciousness to Saturn, where she falls under the enchantment of an evil sorcerer! Jack Paladin, her love, sets out after her on a thrilling celestial journey to the ringed planet! Swashbuckling adventure and high romance await in Julian Hawthorne’s The Cosmic Courtship!
While most are at least somewhat familiar with Nathaniel Hawthorne as one of the great American authors, less well known is that his son Julian was an incredibly prolific writer in his own right. Julian wrote on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from literary analysis of his father’s works to poetry to period romances and adventures. Late in his career, Julian even dabbled in the emerging genre of Science Fiction.
The Cosmic Courtship was serialized in Frank A. Munsey’s All-Story Weekly across four issues, beginning with the November 24, 1917 issue and running through the December 15, 1917 issue. While this story has been in the public domain for some time, it has never been collected or published elsewhere until now.
Cirsova Publishing has taken on this exciting project with the aim of preserving this story for posterity and ensuring that it is not lost to future generations.
There is a Kickstarter campaign with pledging levels from $10.00 for a paperback to $60.00 for all four versions of the novel. paperback, magazine format' trade paperback and hardcover.
Help make this project a reality and receive a true first edition of a novel that hasn't seen print since 1917. The four magazine issues would cost several hundred dollars.

Amazing cover by Fred W. Small. We appreciate your support. If there is enough demand we hope to "save" at least one such novel a year.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Where the Stars Don't Shine

Just found out that my short story, "Where the Stars Don't Shine," was accepted for publication by "The Periodical Forlorn," published by Input /Output Enterprises for the themed issue, "Unusual Vampires" to be released later this year. My thanks to the editor and co-founder, Katherine Emily.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Mardi Gras Mysteries edited by Sarah Glen released!

Yesterday, the Kindle version of "Mardi Gras Mysteries," an anthology published by "Mystery and Horror, LLC" and edited by the talented Sarah Glenn, was released.
The book is the sequel to "Mardi Gras Murder" and it contains 17 stories about high crimes, including murder, that take place during Mardi Gras.
My contribution, "Cafe De Moan," is about a Mardi Gras road trip by a group of coeds from the University of Oklahoma gone terribly wrong. It bats lead off in the book. Thank you, Sarah.
The paperback version will be released in a few days, but here's the link to the Kindle version. It's free to read with Kindle Unlimited. Leave a review, please, even if you only review one story. Reviews are the magic key to sales positioning with Amazon. Laissez les bon temps rouler.
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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dejanna of the Double Star - Author's copies

 My author's copies of "Dejanna of the Double Star" just arrived. The book looks outstanding, if I do say so, and I do. I'd read it myself, but hey, I wrote it and I already wrote a story, "Barbara Starr, Space Policewoman," about a writer who reads his own work.

"Dejanna of the Double Star" is available in Kindle and paperback.
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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dejanna of the Double Star released on Kindle today.

 

My novel, "Dejanna of the Double Star" is now available in both Kindle and paperback. Just in time for Christmas.

Buy Dejanna of the Double Star 

Dejanna, the great granddaughter of her planet's most beautiful woman and her world's Earth-man Overlord, is stolen by a rejected suitor. Pregnant, she is stranded alone in the wilderness with only her wits to save her from the planet's savage beasts and nomadic warriors. While she seeks safety, her husband searches the dangerous swamps for his wife and unborn child. Their quests put them both on a collision course with the most dangerous and warlike creatures on the planet - the savage Sarapou tribe of Zirkas, a race of gigantic and sentient insectoid beings whose thirst for power and blood is never satisfied. Dejanna must overcome her privileged upbringing and embrace the warrior blood that is her birthright to save herself and her child.



Friday, December 4, 2020

Inferno Released

 The anthology, "Inferno," published by "The Infernal Clock" and guided by Stephanie Ellis and

Aly Rhodes

, is now available. This collection of stories based on the circles of hell in Dante's Inferno includes my short story about a greedy treasure hunter - "The Cookie Jar," along with seventeen other stories about murder, fraud, theft, and the other sins that give a person a special place in Dante's Hell.

The book is available in Kindle ($3.21) and paperback ($9.21) and is free to read on Kindle Unlimited.




Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dejanna of the Double Star

 My newest novel is available in paperback today. "Dejanna of the Double Star" was released this morning. The story's genre is what is described as "Sword and Planet."


I started this novel five years ago as a training exercise because I'd decided to become a writer after my retirement. (Three novels and a couple hundred short stories, so not too bad)

Dejanna's been rewritten several times (thank goodness) and had a couple of name changes along the way. I'm happy with how she turned out.

I'd like to say that if you like Edgar Rice Burroughs, Otis Adelbert Kline, or Ralph Milne Farley, you'll enjoy my book. I hope that's true, but the reader will be the ultimate judge of that statement.

Here's the blurb.

Dejanna, the great granddaughter of her planet's most beautiful woman and her world's Earth-man Overlord, is stolen by a rejected suitor. Pregnant, she is stranded alone in the wilderness with only her wits to save her from the planet's savage beasts and nomadic warriors. While she seeks safety, her husband searches the dangerous swamps for his wife and unborn child. Their quests put them both on a collision course with the most dangerous and warlike creatures on the planet - the savage Sarapou tribe of Zirkas, a race of gigantic and sentient insectoid beings whose thirst for power and blood is never satisfied. Dejanna must overcome her privileged upbringing and embrace the warrior blood that is her birthright to save herself and her child.

The book is $10.99 in paperback and $3.99 cents on Kindle - free to read with Kindle Unlimited. The Kindle version will be available in a couple of days. Order Here