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Don’t let that Cherokee witch, Spearfinger, grab you! Spearfinger, picture kook, 4RV Publishing, to be released in 2014. A Cherokee boy battles Spearfinger, the evil witch who likes livers. Suitable for ages 4 to 8. I am not an illustrator, so I am waiting for an illustrator to do their magic.

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The Green River Writers Summer Retreat is only a few days away, from Thursday, July 10 through Sunday July 13 at the Kavanaugh Center in Crestwood, Kentucky. This retreat is for poetry and prose. Lodging is available, but day visitors are welcome, and we may have as many day people as lodgers. We will have critiquing, writing exercises, & time to write! I will be there, and I will be glad to answer any questions about the 2014 GRW WriTabernacleting Contest. (I am the contest chairman) Greenriverwriters.org

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Writers tend to be introverts, which doesn’t necessarily mean we withdraw, we soak up the world around us. Here are a couple of my inspirations. “Showboat” is the rough draft of a picture book. This is the American Queen at the Louisville wharf. And the pond is at a writing retreat where I soak up inspiration, too.

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I have signed a contract for a picture book, Raven Mocker that will be released by 4RV Publishing in 2015. Chucha, a Cherokee boy, battles a wizard who can change into a Raven and steal people’s spirits. Chucha battles to prevent Raven Mocker from stealing the spirit of Chucha’s sick mother. The illustrator is still working on it, so the cover is not available.

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I am the Contest Chairman for Green River Writers. The 2014 Contest is now on, deadline August 31. We have had contestants & winners from all over the US & Canada.

There are 2 Grand Prize Categories and 16 additional Prose & Poetry Categories. The deadline is August 31, 2014. Cash prizes, but no publication. Grand prize categories: $3 each entry, GRW members; $5 each entry, non-members. Other categories: $2 each entry, $12 maximum, GRW members; $3 each entry, $18 maximum, non-members. Complete rules at greenriverwriters.org

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Watch those other kids too! Halloween Kentucky Style, middle readers, print, Diversion Press, ctsuddeth.com (middle readers, Diversion Press, paperback)
Mike and Timmy try to scare Alice and Rosie. The trick’s on them when a younger neighbor and a homeless man team up to give them a real Halloween scare!

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Neanderthal Protocol (adult thriller, Musa Publishing, eBook)  neanderthalprotocol-200[Check last weeks post for several Neanderthal  recipes, if you dare]

Greg Anderson is a physicist working on Project Cold Sun, which will generate electricity via hydrogen fusion. After a DNA test exposes him as a Neanderthal, he lives on the streets like a wild animal. Near death, he meets Rachel Waters.

After Greg’s former boss is murdered, the police blame Greg. Rachel helps Greg search for the killers. Can Rachel and Greg find the people who are trying to destroy Project Cold Sun before the police charge Greg with murder and execute him?

PDF, ePUB (Nook, iPad, Android), PRC (Kindle), Mobi

[available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Musa Publishing’s website, independent bookstores via Kobo, and other online retailers]

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