Zowie! Make time to hang with Sparky, amateur detective of Bunker Hill. You’ll be glad you did! —Diane Vallere, national bestselling author of the Madison Night Mystery Series
Depression-era downtown Los Angeles comes alive when an eleven-year-old back-alley gamin becomes fugitive suspect number-one in a Bunker Hill murder. —Jim Dawson, author of Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill: Pulp Fiction’s Mean Streets and Film Noir’s Ground Zero
I started it late Friday afternoon and found myself reading it until I had finished at about 3 in the morning. . . . I certainly give this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. – Jackie’s Reading Corner
Little Sparky is one unique heroine . . . (she) is a feisty, nearly fearless individual, braver even than a lot of boys she knows. — Mallory A. Haws, Mallory Heart’s Cozies and The Haunted Reading Room Reviews
I am happy to award Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case a full 5 out of 5 stars. In my opinion, middle graders and older will fall in love with Sparky and her crazy cast of characters. I know I did. — My Bookish Bliss
What a fun, exciting adventure book! . . . The book has a vivid sense of time and place, with a backdrop of Hollywood just coming into the “talkies.” The story races at a fast clip from one amazing scene to another, making it a winner for kids. The squeaky clean story that somehow also reveals the corruption, brutality, and sleaze of the era, will appeal to adult readers as well. You just can’t help loving Sparky and her way of thinking and talking.
— Jackie Houchin, Here’s How It Happened
2019 Top Ten Mystery Finalist for Author Academy Awards.
Strangely Funny IX released!
Strangely Funny IX includes my short story, “The Hungry Place,” where a down-and-out ghost hunter works up an unexpected appetite on a remote, cursed beach. And how are Cincinnati librarians involved?
Strangely Funny IX is packed with nineteen stories from authors Rosalind Barden, Robert Allen Lupton, Jennifer Lee Rossman, David Perlmutter, Paul Wartenberg, and more!
Discover how a theater troupe finds a curious way to cope with a staff shortage. There’s a new pastor who starts a Bible study at H.P. Lovecraft’s infamous Miskatonic University (what could possibly go wrong?). Can there be a Beauty who actually preferred the Beast?
Mardi Gras Mysteries honored!
The much anticipated follow-up to Mardi Gras Murder has seventeen tales of crime, mayhem, and murder!
Josh the actor returns with his own special brand of crime solving in my short mystery “Mardi Gras Forever and the Bigfoot Fiasco.”
Thank you, readers, for voting Mardi Gras Mysteries into the Top 10 for Best Anthology and voting “Mardi Gras Forever and the Bigfoot Fiasco” into the Top 10 for Best Short Story All Other category in the 2021 Critters Annual Readers Poll!
Strangely Funny VIII honored!
Readers also voted Strangely Funny VIII into the Top 10 for Best Anthology and voted my short story, “Yes, You Too Can be a Vegan Vampire” into the Top 10 for Best Horror Short Story in the 2021 Critters Annual Readers Poll.
It is such an amazing experience to be honored by readers themselves!
Ginger the Vegan Vamp beckons you to come closer, closer so she can explain her plant-based life(?)style in my short story “Yes, You Too Can be a Vegan Vampire.” Recipe included!
Enjoy 18 new stories from talented authors who love to spread the insanity!