Greetings to all of you,
I hope this finds you doing well and enjoying lovely weather (in some areas, anyway). We’re finally settled in Orlando and really like our new house and neighborhood, as well as living near family.
I’d like to tell you that A Letter from Munich is being offered free on Kindle today, December 1. Just click here for this special deal.
Another bit of good news is that my newest book, Back of the Yard, just won best adult fiction in the Indie Author Project, Texas.
I wish you all an early happy, relaxing holiday season with lots of good books!
“I was intrigued by the characters & the plot was different! I read this one in a couple days…acceptable for readers of all ages!”
“...not only a journey across The Atlantic, but a journey of discovery for a character for whom hope and understanding had become an afterthought.”
I hope you are doing well during this time, and I think we can all finally see an end in sight to the pandemic.
Meanwhile, only two weeks until June 3rd when my new book, Back of the Yard is released. So I'm offering you a free sample of the book so you can meet Betty O'Leary and begin her journey through the Great Depression and into the 1950s. Click the link below.
Early reviewers say, "...a beautifully written story with vivid imagery, characters that come off the page, and a narrator that could pass for a chat with an old friend."
"A story of struggle, compassion, and the determination to overcome life's obstacles. The reader is cheering for Betty through every step of her journey. A must-read book."
"The first chapter had me hooked because there was so much I could relate to personally. The timing, dynamic and language come together here to build suspense and a compelling desire to read on. What is going to happen? Where are we heading here?"
Not that I'm old, but I recall roller skating with the wheels clamped on my shoes, hopscotch on the sidewalk, and my cousin's grandma had a collection of dishes that actually came in flour sacks!
For those of you who'd like to write a review or quick blurb on Amazon and/or Goodreads on June 3rd or after, I'll send a reminder right before with a direct link to the page.
Thanks so much for reading this, and I hope you all stay safe and in good health.
Set in the south Chicago neighborhood of Sinclair’s The Jungle, Betty O’Leary grows up during the Depression, struggling to scrape by in this harsh, foul-smelling, yet compassionate area. The youngest in her Irish Catholic family, Betty is overshadowed by her pretty older sister, and when tragedy threatens to shatter her world, Betty is sent away to stay with relatives.
As grief and loss take its toll on family members, Betty eventually meets Phil, who offers hope for long-awaited happiness. But secrets begin to unravel, and depression gradually descends on Betty. Is a family history of asylums and madness the cause? And unlike her disturbed mother, will she ever find peace and fulfillment?
The story gives voice to those struggling with emotional pain and shows how families can heal with love, courage, and promise. It tells of a neighborhood reflecting America’s cultural changes and how one’s childhood is forever present.
Greetings to all of you,
Once again, I hope you have been keeping safe and healthy in these uncertain times.
I'm happy to offer you a $.99 deal for A Letter from Munich on Kindle. This will run from today, June 11, through Saturday, June 13.
My thanks to all of you who have read the book already and posted a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Reviews mean so much, and I truly appreciate your time.
My next book will feature Jack Bailey's Aunt Betty as she grows up during the Depression era in south Chicago. It's taking more time than I'd like, but it's a worthwhile project.
I hope you enjoy your summer reading, and please stay safe.
My best to you,
“A Letter from Munich is touching, frightening, and revealing...”
“...thoroughly engrossing as Jack Bailey searches for meaning by way of memories...against the backdrop of the Third Reich and war from the perspective of ordinary German citizens like Ariana...”
—Midwest Book Review
“There are family skeletons and secrets. It is a powerful novel.”
—Amazon Reader Review
Greetings to each of you.
I hope you’re faring well under the current circumstances, and if you’re struggling, may things improve soon.
My bright spot is the release of my third book, A Letter from Munich. It’s special on a personal level because it honors some of my mother’s relatives who live in Germany, and several of them inspired characters in the book.
I hope you enjoy the book, and I would love a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. You can just copy/paste one review into each site.
Happy reading to you, and please stay safe and healthy.
“I read this book as a stand alone but am very interested in what will come next for Jack after his decisive moves during this book.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this read. There was non-stop action and twists and turns aplenty.”
Greetings to everyone,
Once again, on St. Patrick’s Day, proud Irishman Jack Bailey is offering Blind Eye for free now through March 19. Just click for your free book on Kindle.
I’m also excited about my third Jack Bailey book, A Letter from Munich, releasing on April 9. Discover how Jack finds himself in Munich searching for a woman who wrote a wartime love letter to his soldier father in WWII. You can preorder your copy now, either on Kindle or print.
I hope you’re all well, and I’ll remind you again next month to be on the lookout for A Letter from Munich.
Meanwhile, take care, and happy reading!
“Lelvis has done it again: captured our attention and
“Liked all the characters. I think that's the mark of a