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Hollywood, California

About This Episode
An email from a Hollywood playwright turns BJ Donovan’s life in an unexpected direction.
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New Release - Serial Quiller 9

Portland, Oregon

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About This Episode
In the haunted Peregrine Saloon, the subject for the latest episode of her series, BJ Donovan overhears a disturbing conversation. One man tells another man about the recent slaughter of a black bear and how he used its hide as a warm throw for his couch and its claws as jewelry for his wife. They laugh, discuss going into the furniture business together. Plan to track down the orphaned cubs. Understand they can cut expenses if they trap and skin the bears themselves. Seal the deal with a high-five and a shot of whiskey.

Their coldhearted scheme just plain pisses her off. BJ summons Alma to the Oregon tavern. About to wage war on the two men, something extraordinary happens.
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New Release - Serial Quiller 8

Chicago, Illinois

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About This Episode
A devastating hurricane hits New Orleans. BJ Donovan’s life will never be the same again. With nowhere to go, she decides to get on the road and follow through with her plans for a book promotion campaign.

En route to Illinois she observes her surroundings for a plot idea to use in her new story. Before she gets to Chicago, though, she has to stop in LaPorte, Indiana for a prearranged book signing gig. When she finds out she will be sharing her time and space with five other mystery writers she cancels her appearance.

Too late in the day to continue her journey she goes to a fine dining restaurant to have a leisurely meal. The maĆ®tre d’ apologizes then informs her that her table was reserved for someone else. By chance she is moved closer to a party of four who are discussing a string of kidnappings in Chicago. The authorities believe someone is copying the Belle Gunness lonelyhearts murder spree of 1900.

And there it is. The plot she sought for the new episode of her serial thriller. BJ pays a visit to the local library. In the midst of scanning headlines on microfiche she sees a familiar face.
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Happy New Year - This And That

I've got everything I need to start the new year off right.

In December all but one of my book sales came from Barnes & Noble.
That one sale was from Amazon.

My Quiller is still having a helluva rough time.
But not for much longer.

In 1997 I wrote a kid's story based on an original idea. Submitted it directly to publishers. Someone at one of those publishing companies sent me a long list of names and addresses of literary agents. At the time, I didn't know what to do with the list. I also didn't understand this was an awesome thing to have happen. I filed the list away. It's been there ever since. The publisher was Simon and Schuster. I'm thinking about rewriting that story this fall and self-publishing it before Christmas. If it is as successful as I think it'll be, I'll turn it into a series next year.

In 2014 I'm looking forward with confidence.