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My latest project...


I have tried for a year to start on another book, but it just wasn't coming. I had planned a third in the Headlights series. However, about a month ago I was lying in bed, and the idea for a mid grade reader just came to me. In about an hour I had the story worked out in my mind. I couldn't help but giggle into my pillow, and take notes so I wouldn't forget it while I slept.

Well, I've finished the book and have decided to deliver it as a podcast. I'm going to read the book and post it a chapter at a time. The first chapter is up, and I would love if you passed this link on to anybody you think might be interested. I think the book will appeal to 5-11 year olds.


The book is completely free. I'm not going to do anything like ask for donations, or make people pay for 'the rest of the book'. I plan on trying to get an agent, and get the book published, but for now I'm giving it away.

"Rafter Hans Bailey looked at the clock. In 12 more minutes he would finally be ten. And in 12 more minutes, he would finally be a superhero..."

So, if you know anybody who would like a good story read to them over the next three months, point them my way!

intresting idea with the podcast first then trying to get it published.

I knew someone that was trying to use a podcast reading of chapters from a book as a way to "vet" it like one would do in a writing group,  though you useally don't read that outloud, but I don't think that went anywhere.

Yeah, when I first started, I really didn't think I'd try to get it published.  But then it came together so nicely, I thought what the heck.  Then, I came across this article:


Since I'm a fan of openness, I thought it might prove a good thing, both to share it with everybody, and maybe upping the chances that it gets picked up.

Either way, it's been fun to learn how to podcast, and so far the response has been positive.  150 hits to the site after I posted chapter one.


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