Beta Testers available in print, ebook versions

I’m really pleased how it came out. Print version is available through Createspace, or I might hawk a few copies out of the trunk of my car. Everybody else does.

E-versions out via the usual channels: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords and about a gazillion others.

Get Part I (ebook) free here …


What’s going on?

Spending so much time writing (and caregiving, but that’s another story), but I should post some updates.

Cover of The Beta Testers, first draft. Needs work, especially the fonts.
Cover of The Beta Testers, first draft. Needs work, especially the fonts.
  • Preparing the print version of *Playing Harmonica Like A Real Musician*. I planned a March 21 launch date, but I don’t know now. The graphics are giving me trouble. Might have to print something easier, so I’m prepping *Damage Control* while I figure out the graphics.
  • Getting into third draft of The Beta Testers, a new fiction work. There’s a dummy page up on my authors’ site, but I think I’m ready to put one up here. Still working with a March 21 launch date.
  • Sketching out possible story lines for a potential mystery series.
  • Setting up an open-source system for my next nonfiction work. It’s a reissue/reframing/total rewrite of an existing work. If you’re into watching me work,

Should slip some time letting folks know I have some work going, huh?


Desert Vendetta (Part I) is here!

cover-fullver-2ndTakeThe Arizona/Nevada desert is a mysterious place. Secrets get uncovered all the time … like, say, bodies.

When that happens, other forces try to cover the evidence.

It takes a pair of misfit reporters and two casino employees to dig it right back up again.

What they find puts everyone in danger.

Part II of Desert Vendetta due for release April 1, 2015.

UPDATED: The full version is out, the photo has been replaced to reflect the change, and the link takes you to Amazon for the full version. For more information and/or choices, go to the Desert Vendetta page.

Cheat sheet distills music theory to one handy page

I’m working on a new book originally geared toward harmonica players but will apply to all musicians. Tentatively titled “How To Play Harmonica Like a Real Musician,” it takes the musician from random blowing to playing with purpose.

While it’s still in first draft, I released a cheat sheet that forms the basis for some of the book. It’s one I scratched out for my own use onstage, but other musicians kept asking me for copies. I’ve since neatened it up and it’s ready for public consumption.

The package is available through Gumroad, and it includes the neatened-up version and the original handwritten one. It’s one of those reference sheets that belongs in your gig bag. With it you can transpose a song, know which notes or chords to play, and rip out a face-melting solo as if you know what you’re doing.

The book itself? It touches on professionalism, which is something I see so little of onstage — especially with harmonica players.

Expect it to hit the usual ebook channels before summer. Depending on how long it is, I may decide to put out a print version.