There are three Starfire books in the series right now, and I will be completing a fourth soon. The first title, The Eggstone Murders, is available on Amazon, and the second, Liquor Is Quicker, will be published in October 2013. I’m not sure yet when the third will be out, but it will be in a few months. It’s title is Hurricane Kingdom.
Thanks to all the bloggers who are hosting my new book on this new tour! I will be stopping by to visit at times, and hope to find questions and comments!
My newest book, the first in a series, is titled “The Eggstone Murders.” It will be followed by at least two more in the series called ”A Starfire Mystery.”
The mystery is set in Middle-America, (Iowa actually) and involves a small town where a couple of perplexing murders take place. Perplexing, maybe, but the underside of the town of Hillville and its surroundings is laid out in full view. It becomes increasingly difficult to pretend that everybody in town is a simple, almost naive character, or that nothing bad ever happens there. This is not a ‘hard-boiled’… Continue reading
My latest book: The Eggstone Murders, is first in a series of mysteries called the Starfire Mystery Series.
It’s been a fun adventure to write, and I’ve had lots of great feedback from readers! It will be published soon; in May or early June, 2013. (Create Space) Herbert L Smith, publisher.
The series is set in SW Iowa – near the town where I was born a long time ago – and is still impressed upon my mind. It’s what some people call a ‘cozy’ mystery, but I prefer to call it a ‘humorous’ mystery. It’s filled with the language… Continue reading
My new Blog Tour starts today! I’ve decided to take Cairo: The Mother Of The World on tour because of the constant news from Egypt. The book isn’t about politics, but is a kind of love-poem to the great city. Cairo is, above all, a mix of everything old, new, mundane, spectacular, serious, funny, tragic and joyful. Almost everything the whole world knows is there, as well as some things that are unique to such a place. It is the most fascinating of cities, kind or cruel at times, but always bursting with timeless energy. It is life, all of… Continue reading
I started writing about twelve years ago. At first I did plays and musicals – fun, but not very good or fulfilling. I started when a crisis hit and stayed with it for a few years, but gradually let it go until the next difficulty came along. Then switched to Egypt as a theme – and a couple of memoirs were the first pieces I produced. Cairo: The Mother Of The World was written during a time of stress while I waited for my body to repair itself after an accident. My left arm was broken – the humerus, up… Continue reading
I have two new books working now. The most recent is a novel about the 2011-12 Egyptian revolution. It’s title is (currently) “18 Days.” It’s not easy to write- the events are horrific – and the scope is wide, but it has a certain rhythm or pattern that keeps it moving. I don’t know when it will be finished. My best guess is sometime within a year from now.
Another book, “Songs of Saints And Angels,” is my own story, an autobiography or sorts, about people and places I have known. I’ve been working on it for about four years… Continue reading
The blog tour for ‘The Great Sphinx Of Amun-Ra’ is underway! I am busy writing responses to interview questions, meeting the blog hosts, and generally getting set up for the tour.
The tour ‘company’ (if that’s the right name) is Pump Up Your Book, and you can find any information they have available about the book or the tour on their web site. I hope lots of readers will visit the blogs on the days I am there, and we can have a good talk with each other!
I am expecting to start a blog tour for my new book, “The Great Sphinx Of Amun-Ra” soon. It should be early June, if all goes as planned, and I will be touring on several blogs for most of the month. I’ll post a schedule of the tour here as soon as I have the complete info about it. It would be great to have a lot of people getting together to talk about the book!
I’ve had a lot of readers – people who read the chapters as I write them – and they are all enthusiastic about the… Continue reading
The Great Sphinx Of Amun-Ra is my newest title; a novel based on the history of ancient Kmet – now known as Egypt – with the addition of the person and power of the great god, Amun-Ra, and the staff that he gave to select people for the purpose of carrying out his plans in the ancient world.
The novel is classified as ‘historical fantasty’ but has none (or very little) of the shocking or spooky elements of that genre as it is known in the world of fantasy and sci-fi. The classification was the only one that satisfied requirements… Continue reading
Digital books – the energetic wave of the future (as well as the present) – are a new phenomenon for me. I have never been in the forefront of technology, and am struggling to stay even mid-pack as I work my way through the morass of the cyber world. It seems a morass to me, if not to lots of others. Being a ‘certain age’ – soon to achieve 74 years – I am rather late at getting started in the eworld. But there is no excuse, I keep repeating that mantra, for not jumping in and learning… Continue reading