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As 2022 draws to a close, I thought I’d update you about what I’ve been doing in the world of writing.


Unnatural, the first book of the Erica Rosen MD Trilogy, is now available on audio through Audible. I’ve enjoyed hearing my characters come to life through the voice (or should I say voices?) of the talented narrator, Onyx Volcan. If you are curious, you can hear a short clip of the book for free on the Amazon site. Onyx is almost finished narrating the second book of the trilogy, Unwitting. I’m hoping it will be available by the end of this year. Narration of Unforeseen, the final book of the trilogy, will begin in early January 2023.


Most of you probably haven’t heard of Kindle Vella. I recently familiarized myself with this platform for publishing short stories and novellas electronically. Authors can post serialized works on the site, and readers can access episodes on the web at www.amazon.com/kindle-vella or by using the Kindle app. For each story, the first three episodes are free. Subsequent episodes can be unlocked by redeeming tokens which are purchased at various prices, depending on the quantity. Longer episodes require more tokens to unlock. I have a number of short stories saved that I was planning to publish as a collection. Not knowing when I would get around to that, I decided to try Vella. Five episodes of my six-episode story, Pennies from Heaven, are available now. The sixth episode will be published this Friday (remember, Vella allows you to read the first three episodes of each story for free).


Lastly, I want to mention that I’m working on my next book, a stand-alone suspense novel. The first (and second) drafts are done, but I still have more work to do. I hope to publish it in 2023.


Happy Holidays!


Hope to catch you again next year.


Fall is upon us, and I hope you are all happy and healthy. We seem to be getting a bit of a reprieve from the CORONA virus, but I’ll remain watchful for a surge in cases as winter approaches.


For those of you in the San Francisco Bay area, especially the East Bay, please consider attending one of my upcoming events.


Friday, October 28th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. I will be doing a bookstore event with two other authors at Reasonable Books in Lafayette. The store is located at 3645 Mt. Diablo Blvd Suite C, Lafayette, and is very close to Trader Joe’s. The other authors in the event are Brian Lewis (retired journalist and author of Bloody Paws, Bloody Pages, and the soon-to be-released Bloody Feathers), and Todd Bequette (attorney and author of Good Lookin’ and Blood Perfect).


The subject will be: From Work to Fiction, an attorney, a journalist, and a physician describe how their work experience informs their crime fiction writing.


We will have our books available for purchase and signing. All three of us would love to meet you!


Sunday, November 6, at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. I will be at the Walnut Creek Barnes and Noble where I will be signing my books. All three parts of my trilogy will be available for purchase.


The store recently opened and looks beautiful. It is located at Plaza Escuela, 1192 Locust Street, Walnut Creek (below Ruth's Chris).


I look forward to seeing familiar faces, and meeting new readers.


Lastly, the audiobook for the first book of the trilogy, Unnatural, should be available on Amazon through Audible in the very near future. The gifted narrator, Onyx Vulcan, has completed her narration and uploaded all of the files, which are now awaiting processing. I’m not sure what “processing” entails, but it should be on the Amazon site in less than two weeks. Work on narration of the second book, Unwitting, will begin in early November (with the same narrator, so characters will sound the same).

As we head towards Fall, I hope you and your family are safe from COVID, fires, floods, and whatever else is lurking out there.


The final book of the Erica Rosen MD Trilogy, Unforeseen, is now available on pretty much any website that sells books, alongside the other books in the trilogy. The complete trilogy will also be available in my local library (Contra Costa) and at least one local bookstore. I’m working on making the books available at more places near me.


The paperback of the first book of the series, Unnatural, has been deeply discounted on Amazon lately. I have no control over this and don’t know how long it will be discounted, but if you or someone you know is thinking about purchasing it on Amazon, I suggest you do it soon.


If you want the Kindle edition of Unnatural, or you know someone who does, please note it will sell on Amazon for $0.99 on Friday, Sept. 9 (one day only).


You can now purchase all three books of the trilogy as a package on Kindle for $16.25. That sounds like a great deal until you realize it’s the same amount you would pay for all three Kindle books individually.


Lastly, between you and me, I am expecting to have an audiobook of Unnatural available in about six weeks. I know a lot of people prefer audiobooks to reading, so I’m very excited about this. The other two books of the trilogy will follow.


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