Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Lots going on in the writing realm! Yesterday was the launch day for an exciting new writing venture I’m part of. Writing under the name, Max Deimos, I’m joining three other authors to publish four new Young Adult horror series with Silent Scream Publishing.  My series is called Graves Occurrences. The first book in the series is VESSEL.

VESSEL, Book One, Graves Occurrences from Silent Scream Publishing

VESSEL, Book One, Graves Occurrences from Silent Scream Publishing


Graves Occurrences #1

This is the room where we hear the voices.

Today Grandma showed us a picture of her new real estate listing on Hawthorne Lane—a house with a room where a painted serpent peers down from a black wall and a handwritten message warns of whispers in the night. But Grandma captured something else in her photo: a cold and frightening specter with hollow, dark sockets for eyes and an aura of evil.

Suddenly, everything’s different. Grandma’s totally freaking out, convinced a dark force is messing with our family. Dad thinks Grandma’s having trouble dealing with my grandpa’s recent death. Mom thinks Grandma’s having a mental breakdown.

And me? I honestly don’t know.

Something is definitely going on. Something terrifying and menacing. Is it due to Grandma’s grief? Or her emotional state? I’m not so sure…

In other writing news, my seventh Calamity Jayne mystery is finished! I’ll announce a release date as soon as I get it, but it’s slated for a late spring/early summer slot. SO excited about this book!

And for a limited time, you can pick up TEN romantic mysteries for $.99 with Gemma Halliday Publishing’s Spring Fling Collection. Proceeds to go to selected libraries!

Meanwhile, if you’d like to receive a copy of my newsletter, go to my contact page and drop me an email. Put “newsletter” in the subject line and I’ll add you to the mailing list. I’m also planning to start my own street team (okay, posse) this summer. More details on that to come.

Thanks again to all my fab readers! You’re the best!



  • 03/29/2014 – Calamity Jayne’s Seventh mystery is done! As soon as I have a firm release date, I’ll let you know! It’s gonna be another doozy!
  • 12/4/2013 – SIX GEESE A’ SLAYING, a Calamity Jayne mini-mystery from Amazon’s new StoryFront is out today! Check out all 12 stories in the TWELVE KILLER DAYS OF FICTION collection!
  • 11/21/2013 – SIX GEESE A’ SLAYING coming December 4th! Can’t say more yet, but check back December 4th for details!
  • 9/21/2013 – Check out my exciting news above! And stay tuned for even more exciting news of an…er…”seasonal” nature. All I can say right now, is it’s gonna be a “Killer Christmas!” Hehe.
  • 3/21/2013 – Ran into a kerfuffle (or two) getting my next Calamity Caper ready for prime time. Hope to have updated release date soon. I’m also dipping my toes into western historical romance! More on that soon. Now, back to Calamity…
  • 2/8/2013 – It’s crunch time here. I’m edging ever closer to the finish line on my seventh Calamity Jayne Mystery. I’ve hit a few potholes along the way, but I’m pumped up for the final push to the end. Okay. I hear you. “Enough with the punnybike references, Bacus, and get back to the book! I’m going! I’m going!
  • 9/16/2012 – Fall is in the air and writing continues on several fronts. My next Calamity Caper is coming right along and I’m also putting the touches on a new women’s fiction/ police procedural I’m very excited about. I’m also trying to get all the website features up and running, so there’s lots to do before winter sets in and I want to hibernate. Stay tuned!
  • 8/18/2012 – Home from CA and back in the work–and writing–realm. I’m polishing and editing two manuscripts for submission, but I’m also hard at work on the next Calamity Jayne Mystery. I’ve given it a new title and hope to reveal the cover soon. Check back for updates!
  • 7/26/2012 – Author’s don’t have office parties… They have writer conferences! Currently living it up at the RWA conference in Anaheim, CA.