It is time to find out “Who killed the clown”!

Dear reader,

Who Killed the Clow 320You can now find out who did it. “Who killed the clown?” is live in several stores already. Where can you go to find it?

It is on Smashwords, The Amazon family of course, Barnes and Nobles already know (both of them), it is on kobobooks, and our friends at the Apple iTunes store can help you further too.

If you prefer a paper copy you can find that at lulu.com.

In case you are not certain any more what this book is about, here is the back cover text:

Lester Jones isn’t your usual detective. He’s a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn’t a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and for the answer to the question “Who killed the clown?” The road to this answer leads Lester past many people and places, along which he also had to admit his love for someone special.

Cover reveal: “Who killed the clown?”

Dear reader,

In two weeks I shall publish yet another book. Last month there was the fourteenth Hilda the Wicked Witch book. This month there’s something entirely different. It’s a murder mystery, and it has to be solved by a detective whose ways aren’t the usual ones. Because he’s a Pagan.

Allow me to introduce to you the cover of the new book!

Lester Jones isn’t your usual detective. He’s a Pagan and sometimes resorts to less common ways to solve his assignments. Lester also isn’t a famous, well-known detective, which is reflected by his lack of clientèle and his financial state. Until one day a client asks him to locate a missing person.
This is the beginning of a hunt for a lady and for the answer to the question “Who killed the clown?” The road to this answer leads Lester past many people and places, along which he also had to admit his love for someone special.

Hilda 14 – Phargene. The cover revealed

Dear reader,

Please insert your favourite happy sound, because here is the cover of the latest book in the series about Hilda the Wicked Witch. May I introduce you to “Hilda – Phargene”!

When Baba Yaga pays a visit to her family in the faraway country that they moved back to, she finds that something is wrong. An arrow with a partly distorted message is enough to call her magical friends into action, complete with brooms and cats.
Hilda and William are up for another adventure, now facing all kinds of strange creatures that they’ve never heard of and probably never want to encounter again. Join the magical duo for a voyage to mountains, icy fields and the hunt for phargene…

And for all avid Hilda fans: the book is already available for pre-order at Smashwords and Amazon!

At long last…

Yesterday, my long-awaited (well, long awaited for me) mystery Night Watch went live on Amazon as both a Kindle ebook and a trade paperback book. 

 
Night Watch has been a long time coming for me. It has been a part of my life and planning for quite a while. Before I wrote six books for Harlequin, I wanted to write a series of mysteries which featured a female boat captain. Back when I was writing Dark Water and Black Ice, she was there. She was in my thoughts during the first Bouchercon mystery conference I ever attended. I had the idea for Em Ridge (and her name and her backstory have gone through various permutations through the years) for a long time. She was there in my mind, begging to come out, asking me over and over to tell her story, get it down for the readers.

But a whole lot of other things got in the way and it’s only now – now that I’m an author/publisher, that I am releasing her to the world.

Em Ridge is a boat captain. She’s not a huge container ship captain taking goods and containers all over the world, nor does she helm ferries or tugboats (although she could – and maybe in a future book she will.). She’s not in the military or Coast Guard. She’s not a police force boat captain. What she does is deliver boats. She’s someone who gets hired by people to take their boats (usually luxury yachts) from Point A to Point B.

Normally, a fun job. You get to spend time on other people’s fancy boats! But in Em’s life, mystery, murder and mayhem always follow.

Night Watch is the story of her first captaining job after getting her Coast Guard license. Having the billionaire’s daughter go overboard on this first job is not a good sign. The sailboat is new, state of the art, her crew on this trip include two close sail­ing friends. But an unknown fourth, who can’t even tie a bow­line, and the unruly owner’s daughter turn the idyllic trip into an adventure not wanted.

Two years ago Em buried her husband, her soul­mate, her sail­ing buddy, and with him she buried a secret. As hours on the open seas slide by, secrets are res­ur­rected tying Em’s past to a present, awash with mur­der and deception.

Amazon link for Night Watch: http://bit.ly/1vUmrVk

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I have an idea for a great book!

Dear reader,

A while ago someone sent me an e-mail with the announcement that he had ‘an idea for a great book’. This man’s problem however was that he couldn’t write. Write in the sense of sitting down and putting his fabulous idea into words, paragraphs and pages. Lots of pages. Because that is what a large part of writing is.

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I was curious about his idea so I asked him what the plot was, how he envisioned me writing down his book, and he sent back an e-mail that he had everything figured out already. “It just needs to be written.”

A few exchanges later he sent me his detailed run-down of the story he had in mind, very confident that I could put the points on his list into a killer story that would make us both rich and famous. He was already hinting towards doing more books together. I looked over the list of bullets that would describe a science fiction story. There would be an artificial island in the middle of an ocean, thousands of miles away from any landmass. The island was built by intelligent researchers. There also was a primitive tribe somewhere on a continent, and one day a few canoes with fishing natives would come upon the artificial island. My first thought was: how can people in hollow trees get sidetracked enough to make a trip of thousands of miles? How would they survive? Eat fish and drink ocean water? The originator of the book didn’t have an answer to that, but “he’d work that out soon”. Further down in the list the natives would find themselves at war with the intelligent researchers on the artificial island. How can people who never got further than bows and arrows maintain a war over thousands of miles with their canoes? Why would intelligent researchers even allow this to happen? He’d figure that out too and came up with the brilliant idea that the natives would find a missile somewhere. How did the missile get there? And how would they know how to use that? The first question never got answered, the second one was: “They find a manual.” Right, then tell me how these natives learnt to read that manual?

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At that point it dawned on the originator of the great book that there was more to coming up with a good story than an idea. He kindly left the basic idea to me. “If you can make a good book out of it, then please do.” I thanked him but didn’t take that offer.

Clara’s Eyes. The book is out!

Dear reader

With joy and pride I’m here to tell you about yet another book that has appeared on the e-shelves of many stores around the internet.

Small cover Clara's EyesClara’s Eyes is available as of now.

You can find the book on Amazon.com, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble already. If you prefer a paperback copy, you can find that at Lulu.com.

Ron Brooks is a painter from a small town in Virginia. When he’s contacted by a large art corporation in Manhattan, his life makes a big turn into what promises to be a fantastic direction. Even an exhibition lies in his future. While he works on making a living and a name for himself, strange things happen in his personal life as well. A painting that proves to be more than just a painting is the start of more twists and turns than Ron could have imagined. Welcome to the world of painting and big money while you look into Clara’s Eyes.