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The last story went live on Kindle and Smashwords this week.


She Rises at Dawn is about Patricia Michaels, a female Private Eye in Chicago that must find a missing rich wife.  Wonder if you can solve it before she does?


Get your copy here for Kindle:        or you can get it at Smashwords for many different eReaders:


The other three are still alive and one has even been downloaded 140 times. Good number of books out there with people.


What comes next?  Patricia Michaels is begging for a new case. There may be one in the future for her. Inspector Carlson is yelling that he is tired of sitting on the sidelines and wants a new case himself. Shame they are in two different locales.


The novel front is moving slow. Hopefully, my Muse will return as summer is done, and if I lucky she will spend the winter here in northern Indiana.  I know how stupid can she be to want to stay in an area where the snow falls knee deep at times.


I am hoping that she has had enough of the sunny beaches and wants to spend time making snowballs or skiing.


She should have some good ideas after her long rest in the Islands.


What is your favorite thing to do in the winter? 


Leave a comment and let us know if you want more from Michaels or Carlson, and don't forget to tell us your wintertime activity.



Posted By John Poindexter

Last week we started the first of the quarterly writing prompts. the only difference this year from past years is that we are not having the students print them out, since they do not have print abilities with their Macbooks.


We get to grade them as PDF documents on the Macbook.  Staring at that small screen will most likely damage some eyes before too long. I was thinking and held on to my old monitor and hook it up to the Macbook so that I can see the documents in a larger format.  My eyes are bad enough now, don't need to strain them more.


Labor Day weekend is suppose to be the last big fing of summer.  Ours was not all that great! 


My son's golden retriever/Lab went upstairs with Rebecca, my daughter-in-law and his tail hit a storm window that was leaning against the wall. It broke into big pieces and he sliced off about two inches of skin which cause him to start bleeding.


Vet said once their tail or ears get cut they will bleed to death and the muscles in those won't let them blood clot. Naturally being a Sunday the only place open is the emergency vet about an hour away.


They had to put him out and finally take off about 4 inches of his tail, then sew it up. However, he is still bleeding from the incision. He goes back to their vet tomorrow for dressing change and check-up of wound.

The whole time they were gone our Lab would sit looking out the back window for his buddy. They had spent Saturday afternoon digging a hole under the gate and then running all around town until they finally were too tired to run anymore and stopped at Subway, Where the manager had them laying down by a gas pump feeding them water.

Needless to say, it has been an exciting and expensive weekend. But at least they survived.


So, how was your weekend? Do anything exciting?   Tell us all about it. Leave a comment.


Me, I am going to try to find time to edit a novel.


Until next time,






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