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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

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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:

 

IMG_1988 INDONESIA WELCOME #7–POTPOURRI - A DAY BY DAY SO IT GOES–JAVA STYLE   Start with the negative, just because. Jakarta traffic is as bad as any we’ve ever encountered. Only Bangkok compares. The two-wheeled vehicles swarm like bees, weaving in and out of cars/buses. Still Erin says far more people die annually from TB than from traffic accidents. Probably … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #7–POTPOURRI
IMG_2305 INDONESIA WELCOME #6 - MAGIC BALI Antonin Artaud led a theater movement in the 30’s and 40’s that argued for a drama that depended less on text and more on mysterious primal expressions of sound, movement, and light. He pointed toward Balinese dancers as the idea. When I was first introduced to his ideas in the 60’s I had … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #6
INDONESIA WELCOME #5 - ON THE ROAD TO BALI All of you who have been wondering (everyone, I’m sure.) how a Hindu bastion such as Bali remains in the midst of the overwhelmingly Muslim and (somewhat) Christian populace as Indonesia, here’s the historical explanation. All true Bali was a good king with a peaceful kingdom full of happy people. … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #5
INDONESIA WELCOME #4 - CRUISING ANCIENT TEMPLES An hour Southeast of Jakarta by air lies Yogyakarta, which to hear it told is confusing as hell because it sounds a lot like some alternate version of “Jakarta,” and to see it spelled looks nothing like “Jo-jee-karta,” which is they way it’s pronounced. Then there’s the truncated everyday nickname “Jojee.” All … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #4
INDONESIA WELCOME #3 - THE SHADOW OF YOUR . . . EVERYTHING For a theater guy, the other day had it all. We headed for Batavia, what the Dutch East Indies Corporation called this (now Jakarta) Javanese port in honor of an ancient name for Holland. There’s a big plaza, 18th-19th century European buildings (very white) under restoration. By … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #3
INDONESIA WELCOME #2 - INDONESIA–TIME TO PAY ATTENTION   This is, we think, the fifth state department posting to which we’ve followed my USAID-employed niece Erin, her husband Sean and daughter Caitlin. Bolivia, Peru, Kazakhstan and  (yes, we’re counting the in-country  posting as well.) Washington D.C. came before. Though we were pretty much ignorant about the whole area before … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #2
img_3326-2 INDONESIA WELCOME #I - THE GREAT FLOOD It was the middle of the night. The festivities began with thunder and lightning, as all good tropical storms do down here on the equator. The world shook and reeled, earth and buildings reeling under fists of pounding roars. The ghost of our lost dog, Blue, galloped through my dreams, headed for … Continue reading INDONESIA WELCOME #I
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