Greetings and an early Happy Valentineâ€™s Day. I was sad to learn Godiva plans to close all of its US stores by March. All I can say is, thank goodness for Seeâ€™s Candies. Okay, enough with the bad news. As the English like to say, letâ€™s crack on. But first, a fun fact.
Did you know penguin poop produces laughing gas, which can make you loopy?
Faithless, Book 1 of my new sci-fi thriller series, Jane Doe Cycle, went off to the editor. Yowza! Iâ€™m working with my cover designer now and plan to share their work in a future newsletter. Also, Iâ€™ll post Chapter 1 exclusively for newsletter subscribers.
In case you werenâ€™t aware, Faithless takes place in the same universe as Tell Me When Iâ€™m Dead. In fact, it begins on Christmas Dayâ€”the same day Dave Pulaski and his friends leave Baseborn Identity Research after a harrowing rescue operation.
Soon, I plan to release Jane Doe Cycle Book 0, Brandonâ€™s Last Words. This standalone work ties the two series together and features a hapless security guard named Brandon. He has the misfortune to witness two eventsâ€”Daveâ€™s team carrying out their mission and the sudden awakening of a test subject named Jane. Sadly, things do not turn out well for Brandon.
Finally, Iâ€™ll release the first box set in my Sarah Greene Mysteries series that includes Books 1â€“3 the beginning of summer. Stay tuned.
I happened to be browsing zombie horror fiction the other day and ran across Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete. Talk about mashups. And the title says it all. You can bet this is going on my reading list. Hereâ€™s the blurb:
Every family has its secretsâ€¦
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because theyâ€™d becomeâ€¦ zombies?
Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.
For those of you who are Amazon Prime members, John Carpenterâ€™s 1984 Starman is now available to watch for free. I saw this film years ago and loved it. After watching it again, the magic is still there. This sci-fi romance stars Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. Itâ€™s the story of an invisible alien who takes the form of a young widowâ€™s husband and makes her drive him across the country so he can rendezvous with his ship. And of course, the government is trying to stop them.
Okay, thatâ€™s a wrap. See you next month, when I struggle to compose a catchy song lyric that includes â€œMarch Madnessâ€ and â€œMarch Hare.â€ Peace and love.