Friday, January 12, 2018

Dovetail Cove Mosaic Novel Complete!

Okay, so, here's the deal. When I set out to write NINE novels and novellas in a mosaic patchwork designed to bring one giant tale to completion, it was daunting, crazy and foolish. And, yet, somehow I've done it.

Now all titles are available from the original plan. But don't worry! There is one more -- a final, stand-alone novel that will tie everything together.

These are the nine in the original mosaic. You can get them at the link below. And the tenth will shake everything up as a giant ending to the whole Dovetail Cove Saga. Thanks for reading!

All books available now > > > Amazon

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SHED gets a new cover!

My second-released title, SHED, gets a new paint job today. I'm really pumping hard to get several Dovetail Cove titles out and they are all looking fresh and new so I thought it was time to give this book--which is a favourite of many readers--a slicker, newer look. It nicely matches the style of the rest now.

SHED was first released in 2010 and tells the story of Simon and Rupert Ketwood, who are trapped in a lonely life north of the island town of Dovetail Cove. They're poor, but they don't want for they don't really know they are, until they see the other kids in school with new shoes and new bikes. Simon and Rupe are content to play out in the back field between their own yard and the old power station, but at night, a visitor comes for them.

Between this and dealing with their Mama's new husband, life is getting hard for these two young boys. But their existence is not all horror. There is beauty in Dovetail Cove for the boys too. Set in 1977 in the world of Dovetail Cove, this novella is one of faith, brotherhood and courage. Grab a copy and learn what the bond of brotherly love means for Simon and Rupert.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Dovetail Cove 1974 // Title Reveal and Cover Reveal

It kind of *looks* like I've been on a tear lately.

Over the last two and a half years, I've been working hard on completing a major project I set out with. And I set out on the journey almost two decades ago. That journey (though it wasn't called this in the beginning) is Dovetail Cove.

BOOK 4 is called...?

This epic encompasses ten different titles. Yep, ten. Each book or novella has its own central characters, its own central story. But it flows with the rest. Background characters step forward and recede. The whole thing is building to a major conclusion...and it all takes place on the same little island near the tiny town of Dovetail Cove. It's a fictional place, but I'll bet you recognize it. In many ways, it's a lot like your own neighbourhood.

So the tear I speak of really has to do with my release schedule over the last few months. I wrote the books completely out of chronological order because, as author Darcia Helle says, I'm devious. It mostly has to do with how the stories came to me. I didn't want to force them or rush them. Each one, I decided, needed to stand on its own. Once I was pleased with how each one read and how each one 'dovetailed' together with the other nine, it became a matter of final edits, final approvals from my trusty beta-reading community, and final designs for artwork and interiors for each title.

Then, I started tearing off and releasing them with a rather aggressive schedule.

Now, it's confusing, I admit. But I'm trying to mitigate some of that confusion by now releasing the remaining books in chronological order so that readers can jump in to Dovetail Cove and splash around with them -- in order if they want.

1975 was a good year for wine; bad year for TOM MASON and ZEKE...

That's the tear I speak of. ZED (1975) was re-released in October. The 'why' of that one coming first is bit of a complicated tale involving publishers folding, evil corporations, and plucky heroes...but the bottom line is that this release of ZED started the tear. December saw DEATHBED (1971) and that's the *very first* book in chronological order.

For more depth on how all the titles fit together:

January was all about FLED (1973) and today, I'm pleased to announce the title of book 4 (1974). It arrives on web store shelves next week.

This completes the chronology of the first five titles. There are more, but the first five represent an unbroken chronology for you sticklers.

All the books so far, are:

1.   DEATHBED (1971)
2.   BLED (1972)
3.   FLED (1973)
4.   REDHEAD (1974)
5.   ZED (1975)
6.   [ - coming REALLY soon - ] (1976)
7.   SHED (1977)
8.   DREAD (1978)
9.   [ - coming soon - ] (1979)
10. [ - super mega fun finale epic crazy book - ] (1980)

And here is the cover reveal for REDHEAD...


Learn more about each title and find them at the retailer of your choice:

Get REDHEAD next week at all the online outlets! Then read the others if you enjoy it. Because, as I've been saying so much it hurts -- these can be read in ANY ORDER! ;)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Dovetail Cove, Books 1, 2 and 3 // Book 4 Coming Soon

Dovetail Cove has its first three books released and available.

For those sticklers among you who love a good story but also want to read them in chronological order, the first three of the DC series are available at all major online outlets.

Now remember, kids, these truly can be read in an order. You can read one book and stop because you'll get a whole story. But I wouldn't recommend that; with each new title, the mystery of the island grows and grows. Each story has characters and subplots that do indeed dovetail with one another.

And, look out! February brings the promise of Book 4 which takes place in 1974. Each book in the series follows its own main character and main story. They can be enjoyed and understood utterly independent from the others. The books from 1975, 1977 and 1978 are also available at present. You can wait until the other books are released to bridge the chronological gaps or just jump in with any title that looks most interesting to you.

Learn more about each title and find them at the retailer of your choice:

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