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imagesJeez, it’s been over two months since my last post. Honte sur moi.  Shame on me.

Well, I may have been neglecting my website, but I have not been idle. The draft of the sequel to Bonita, which I’ve entitled The Stolen Child, is in the hands of the first of three beta-readers, after which I hope to entrust it to an agent I met at the Writers Retreat Workshop in San Antonio last year. 1693150_orig

She liked my girl’s voice, and I trust she’ll like her even more when when she gets fully acquainted.

Now onward. My posts are in a jiffy going back to being much more interesting.

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I’ve praised her Franzesca’s Box, and her  The Last Fernandezand I hereby thank her again for her help in cleaning up my Spanish in my own Bonita. 

Now here Sandra Perez Gluschenkoff comes again in a feature article published in her ownSanta Ynez Valley News, based in Solvang, California, where Franzesca’s Box begins. Click on the picture to read the article.

 

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GUEST REVIEWS THIS POSTING FEATURE LESLEY WALSH (ALSO KNOWN AS LESLEY SHARROCK, AUTHOR OF THE VERY FINE THE SEVENTH MAGPIE) AND THE BRAND NEW CRIME THRILLER

THE TRUTH LIES BURIED

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Click on the book cover for purchase directions. Click on Lesley’s picture for author info.

Two guest blogs praising the novel appear at

http://bit.ly/29u4jRQ.

Find my own review at

http://bit.ly/29BEPxJ

Or you could save yourself the trouble and start reading right now.

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Whichever path you choose, you’ll do yourself a great favor to read The Truth Lies Buried. 

 

OUR PREVIOUS CARLRBRUSH.COM FEATURED BLOG:

The funeral director/novelist A.B. Funkhauser and I collaborated on a project about writing historical fiction called WRITING HISTORY. Here’s the link to my commentary  and another to her website where it’s posted. It’s both rich in content and handsome in design. I’ve reviewed both her books Scooter Nation and Heuer Lost and Found on previous blogs, so check them out by clicking on the images in the commentary blog. As for our words of wisdom re historical fiction, GO HERE NOW!

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OUR PREVIOUS CARLRBRUSH.COM FEATURED BLOG:

STRAIGHT FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND, COMES THE AWAKENING OF JAMES ISLAND [Click on the title to buy] BY ALEX PILALIS. Alex has a career in the gaming industry, and his experience shows in the way his characters maneuver their way around their perilous universe.

OUR PREVIOUS CARLRBRUSH.COM FEATURED BLOG:

STRAIGHT FROM DUBLIN, IRELAND, COMES THE AWAKENING OF JAMES ISLAND [Click on the title to buy] BY ALEX PILALIS. Alex has a career in the gaming industry, and his experience shows in the way his characters maneuver their way around their perilous universe.

Click on the cover image for my review, and join Alex’s protagonist on his trail of thrills and mysteries.

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 NOW BACK TO MY OWN STUFF.

MY LATEST:

BONITA–

The third volume of the Vendetta Trilogy opens with 12-year-old BONITA in  pre-gold rush San Francisco. Follow our heroine through peril and romance as she navigates the Mexican-American War, the gold rush, California Statehood, and transforms herself into a prominent entrepreneur.

“A compelling story of self-discovery and courage”–Author Silvia Villalobos

CLICK ON LEFT IMAGE TO SEE A TRAILER, CLICK ON RIGHT IMAGE TO BUY

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AND THERE’S MORE:

ROMANCE AMID THE CANNONS OF THE TEXAS REVOLUTION. EMILY WEST, THE ORIGINAL YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, AND SAM HOUSTON FALL IN LOVE AND ESTABLISH A NEW NATION. JUST CLICK ON THE LEFT IMAGE FOR A TRAILER, CLICK ON THE RIGHT TO MAKE THE ADVENTURE ALL YOURS.

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AND STILL AVAILABLE:

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THE MAXWELL VENDETTA

AND

THE SECOND VENDETTA

 

EXPERIENCE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY. SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THESE HISTORICAL THRILLERS COMPRISE TWO VOLUMES OF A CALIFORNIA FRONTIER TRILOGY. BONITA BEING THE THIRD.

WITH THE E-BOOK AT JUST $2.99, AND  THE PAPERBACK AT $14.99 THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST BARGAINS IN LITERARY HISTORY. JUST CLICK ON A COVER IMAGE TO BUY IMMEDIATELY.

NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO PAST AND CURRENT BLOGS:

 

51q8rf09vul-_sx331_bo1204203200_ WHEN CHARON IS YOUR FRIEND - In the opening pages of Guarding Charon  we meet Grace Adams, who is one miserable girl. She’s trapped in a town and a family that have her future mapped out for her. A future she can’t bear to imagine.  She’s meant to marry the rich, brutal, and controlling Bruce Davis, whose family makes the rules for … Continue reading WHEN CHARON IS YOUR FRIEND
SANDRASOLVANG FRANZESCA’S AUTHOR FETED AT HOME - [FROM THE LIFESTYLE SECTION OF THE SANTA YNEZ VALLEY NEWS] For 22 years before she moved to Solvang in June, Sandra Perez Gluschankoff had been visiting America’s Danish capital, and falling in love with everything from its vistas to its windmills. The imprint was such that when she wrote her second novel, “Franzisca’s Box,” she … Continue reading FRANZESCA’S AUTHOR FETED AT HOME
WELSH’S THE TRUTH LIES BURIED–GUEST POSTS -     What we have here are two reviews of a super new crime novel, The Truth Lies Buried,  by Lesley Welsh. You can read my own take on the book at http://bit.ly/29BEPxJ  Add these commentaries all up and you know there’ll be a big hole in your life if you don’t rush to it immediately.   … Continue reading WELSH’S THE TRUTH LIES BURIED–GUEST POSTS
51ZAs4hLNqL._AC_US160_ LIES BURIED DON’T STAY BURIED - Lesley Welsh takes us through the title burial right away. Benny Cohen is the hastily-interred corpse. Sam(antha) Riley, in league with her old friend, Joe, as well as her employer (and lover), Monica Cohen, wife of the victim, are the perps. Sam, it turns out is also the protagonist and the narrator of most of the book’s key … Continue reading LIES BURIED DON’T STAY BURIED
search SORRY TO SAY IT’S ABOUT DOING UNTO OTHERS - You are able to pardon the greatest of our sins in secret. We have burned ourselves with our desire and greed, … We come to You in awe because You taught us to call and You lit the lamp of supplication in this darkness. –Rumi (Daquqi’s prayer, Mathnawi III:2212-2224)         Try these: In … Continue reading SORRY TO SAY IT’S ABOUT DOING UNTO OTHERS
carmen_thumbnail1 A NOT-SO-JUICY CARMEN - Saw the notorious new production of Carmen directed by Spanish maverick Calixto Bieito. Irene Roberts and Brian Jagde sang Carmen and Don Jose the night we went. Roles were double cast, so can’t speak for what things might have sounded like on other dates. The whole thing was set in the 50’s. We’d just been … Continue reading A NOT-SO-JUICY CARMEN
A TEXAS ADVENTURE @ WRW AND BEYOND - Even though I spent some time in San Antonio and Dallas working with my late co-author, Bob Stewart on The Yellow Rose, I still anticipated a hint of the exotic when I committed myself to a week in the Lone Star State.  I didn’t go straight to the writers retreat in San Antonio, but landed first in Houston where … Continue reading A TEXAS ADVENTURE @ WRW AND BEYOND
imgres CUBA TRIP #7 - HERE ARE NOTES FROM FRIENDS WHO WENT ON TO CUBA BEFORE WE DID BUT ALSO WITH THE ROAD SCHOLAR COMPANY. I’VE INTERSPERSED SOME OF MY OWN OBSERVATIONS HERE AND THERE.   My intention was to write at the end of each day to journal our activities, but by the end of these jam-packed days I … Continue reading CUBA TRIP #7
history banner PRESENT IS PROLOGUE -   [Credit to A.B. Funkhauser for the above banner. First appearing on her own website along with her companion piece to this one.] Sounds funny, I guess, to say I write historical novels partly in order to create a window into the present, and that reading fiction set in the past will do the same for you. I … Continue reading PRESENT IS PROLOGUE
Yellow Rose YELLOW ROSE FIVE-STAR - Samantha Alban posted this review on Amazon today. Just a stupendous moment. The Yellow Rose: A Novel of the Texas Revolution is a wonderfully crafted piece of historical fiction. Typically, I do not read a tremendous amount of historical fiction unless there is an element of romance, and The Yellow Rose provided just enough to … Continue reading YELLOW ROSE FIVE-STAR