It’s that time of year again…

It’s list time again. Not Santa’s list. Your list. Regardless of whether they’ve been good, bad or indifferent, you’ve got names on your list and gifts to be given. Why not make it easy on yourself this year? Avoid the long line-ups and the crowds. Give them books from Amazon this Christmas and reduce your shopping time from hours and hours to just minutes. Just click, type your name and address in the bill to section and one of the lucky people on your list in the ship to section, and voila… shopping’s done.

Oh yeah… You don’t have to include one of my books in your shopping spree, but if you do, that would be just fine too.

Murphy’s Law

Diana’s Leap 

Get a free ebook this weekend!

Hi there. I’m running a free book promotion for my new book, Diana’s Leap, this weekend. If you are a Kindle Unlimited Subscriber, you can download the book for free starting this Friday. If you’re not a subscriber, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial.

The promotion runs from Friday through Sunday. After that, the ebook goes back to its regular price of $6.95 US. Don’t be disappointed. Download now.

Diana’s Leap ebook

Diana’s Leap print version

Launch Day!

Well… It’s finally here: launch day for my new book, Diana’s Leap.

This book has been almost 15 years in the making, so it’s an auspicious occasion for me even though I’m spending most of it alone at my desk—pretty typical for a writer.

I remember when I wrote the first draft of the opening conversation between Cathy and Diana in Chapter One, and thinking “Hey. That’s not bad. Maybe this could be something.” I had no idea how the story would unfold at that point, although I had an inkling about how it should end in the final chapter.

I was still working at BCIT then, and it was a very busy time for me. In addition to my day job and family responsibilities, I was doing a master’s degree at Athabasca University and teaching night school, so there wasn’t much time for writing. One of my tricks in those days was to send emails to myself with a paragraph or two of copy that I’d write on my cell phone during my commute to work or while waiting for a meeting to start. Later, when I found a free hour or two, I’d consolidate the emails into a cohesive chunk and add them to the book.

It was kind of a slow process though and by the time I retired in 2015, I only had four chapters written, although those four chapters were re-organized into six in the final version. After I quit work, I thought I’d be able to bang it out pretty quick, but it took me another two years to write the last 19 chapters and five months to do the editing.

I’m hopeful the book will do well, but even if it doesn’t I’ll still be very proud of this book. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. Here’s the links:

Diana’s Leap, the ebook

Diana’s Leap, paperback

Only three days left…

Only three days left until the launch of Diana’s Leap, a new novel that follows the mis-adventures of a middle-aged woman after she learns that the charming man she re-connected with at a high school reunion is on the run from a notorious British gangster. Is it funny? Yes. Is it suspenseful? Yes. Does it have heartwarming moments that will make the tears well up in your eyes? Of course. Do you really have to wait three more days to buy a copy? Actually, no. You can click now to buy a pre-sale copy for the low, low price of $3.95 U.S., a discount of almost 50%. Offer ends midnight Nov 1st.

A creepy story from space this way comes

Hi there. I recently released a new short story called Fillet of Souls that describes two disembodied beings going out for dinner at a restaurant in deep space. It’s a bit of a departure from the kind of thing I normally write, but the idea popped into my head one day and refused to vacate until I wrote it down. So I wrote it down.

FOSdigitalIt’s only available in digital form on Amazon right now, but I’ll also be releasing it as an audiobook through Author’s Republic. It should be available just about everywhere in audible format in the next few weeks.

In addition to superb narration by my son Dave Millar, the audio version features an embedded music track designed to enhance the drama of the story.

Look for another post on Glenn’s Space in a week or two when the audiobook version is available.

Fillet of Souls: A Short Story