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A Reason to Live (Marty Singer #1)
“I was hooked. And I stayed hooked.”
– Big Al and Pals, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer

In the late nineties, a bad cop killed a good woman and DC Homicide detective Marty Singer got to watch as the murderer walked out of the courtroom a free man. Twelve years later, the victim’s daughter comes to Marty begging for help: the killer is stalking her now.

There’s just one problem: Marty’s retired…and he’s retired because he’s battling cancer.  But with a second shot at the killer–and a first chance at redemption–Marty’s just found A Reason to Live.

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blueblood_72dpiBlueblood (Marty Singer #2)
“Another great Marty Singer novel…this one twists through the alphabet soup of agencies charged with criminal investigation and ends with an unexpected turn.”
– Gypsy, 5 star review

Four unrelated murders. Nothing special in Washington DC. Not even good enough to make the evening news. But then a concerned police lieutenant approaches retired homicide detective Marty Singer with a simple fact that changes everything.They were all cops.

In a race to stop the killings, Marty tackles the case from the outside, chasing the killer from deadly Southeast DC to the heart of the Virginia gangland, on a mission to stop the spilling of yet more Blueblood.

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ORT_72dpiOne Right Thing (Marty Singer #3)
“This is a must have book. It was smart, entertaining and really well written. Don’t miss out this chance to discover a wonderful new author.”
– Caro, 5 star review

Retired DC Homicide detective Marty Singer is driving through Virginia when he sees a billboard by the side of the road with the picture of a man and a simple, stunning question:

J.D. HOPE WAS MURDERED ON MAY 6TH. DO YOU KNOW WHY?

To most, the message means nothing. But Marty stops the car, turns around, and rushes headlong into a deadly mix of drugs, lies, and double-crosses.Because Marty’s got his own history with the man on the sign…and he needs to find out who murdered J.D. Hope and why if he wants to do One Right Thing.

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Audio  iTunes | Audible

 

spike_72dpThe Spike (Marty Singer #4)
“Marty Singer is somewhat like Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch, and I believe you’ll really like The Spike and the rest of the Marty Singer series.”
– Steve Scott, 5 star review

Retired DC homicide cop Marty Singer witnesses a horrific murder and the family of the victim hires him to find the killer. But when he peels back the cover on the case, Marty discovers a rotten core of corruption, graft, and violence that runs from the lowest city street to the top of the political food chain. The only way to catch the killer is to dive right in—and stay alive long enough to find out who or what is The Spike.

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IDEN_TWF_72dpi_122x174The Wicked Flee (Marty Singer #5)
“I read this book in an evening ( it was too hard to put down).”
– Richard Solomnson, 5 star review

A late-night knock on his door pulls retired DC homicide detective Marty Singer out of a sound sleep and drops him into a desperate hunt to find Lucy Rhee, the kidnapped sister of his friend, Chuck Rhee.

With no clues, no leads, and almost no hope, they’ve only got guts and instinct to discover where The Wicked Flee—and save Lucy before she’s gone forever.

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one bad twelve

A disturbed young mother loses more than her mind. A postman’s larcenous streak gets him in a terrible mess just a few days before Christmas. A suspenseful chain of letters tells a story of betrayal and violence. And a professional thief gets even after he’s been swindled by a couple of amateurs.

These thirteen tales–chock full of dirty motives, relentless ambitions, and a lop-sided view of the world–aren’t used to being pushed around. Often gritty, sometimes funny, the stories in one bad twelve will leave you wanting more.

Love them or hate them…just don’t turn your back on them.

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Hard copy ($11.99) From Me | From Amazon

 

Fantasy

Seven Into the Bleak

A band of companions–each with his or her own reasons–delves deep into the heart of the Bleak, the infamous and horrifying cavern world miles beneath their own. But their dreams of a quick journey fade into black when their way home is cut off.

Tavern songs dwell on heroes returning laden with loot, fame, and glory, but rarely do they talk of the fear, and loneliness, and misery of life in the World Under the World. The group of seven is hard-pressed to simply survive–both from struggles within and without-and there will be no songs to sing of the companions if they succumb to the horrors of The Bleak.

Seven Into the Bleak is an original fantasy short story of 8,100 words or about 30 paperback pages.

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Sword of Kings
“My sword is dying.”
King Andreas was confident, bold, courageous…until his sword–the living symbol of his power–began to crumble in his hands.With his brother Jon by his side, Andreas has little time to find out why the sword, passed down through a hundred generations, is failing now.The answer he finds may save his kingdom, but at a terrible price.

Sword of Kings is a 4,100 word short story of high fantasy. Included in this volume is a Story Notes essay detailing the thought process and background behind the writing of the work.

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Assassin
For almost twenty years, war has raged between the mountain kingdom of Thrace and the sea-faring land of Andal, exhausting both nations. Prince Lowan, the educated and debonair second son of the King of Thrace, has arrived to make peace with his father’s enemies. But the price Andal requires for peace is high–too high–and Lowan knows there are many ways to influence a nation at war.
Assassin is an original fantasy short story of 4,200 word, or about 17 paperback pages. It includes a Story Notes section, outlining the background and thought process behind the writing as well as an excerpt from Matthew Iden’s fantasy short story Sword of Kings.

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Non-fiction

Telling Your Tale: A Beginner’s Guide to Novel Writing

Telling Your Tale: A Beginner’s Guide to Novel Writing is an e-article of 10,000 words, or about 40 paperback pages.

It includes a step-by-step introduction to the basic terms and concepts of novel writing to get the novice author started on the biggest step of their career: writing the first book. It also includes appendices with tips on combating writer’s block, guides to finding or founding critique groups, and a resources section with suggested readings on craft, editing, and publishing to further help the budding writer improve their knowledge of the field.

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