June 19, 2018

The Chronicles of Brad.

Revisit the Shipwrecked Series from Brad’s Point of View.

I have posted the covers of the Shipwrecked/Climb to the Top/The Chronicles of Brad, Collection Series on the front page of my website.  I am considering doing something different with The Chronicles of Brad cover (picture to the left) , but the picture of Brad will be the same, just a different background.  I had created one some time ago with him on the beach, but forgot about it until the other day when I stumbled across it.  Might revisit that one before publishing the series.  I am still working on the collection. I spend Tuesday evening at my critique group meeting then we go to a 24-hour coffee shop and visit with other writers.  Then on Wednesday morning some of us meet at another coffee shop and write for a couple of hours, so I am getting a lot done.

I haven’t found a job, yet.  I have applied for several, but haven’t heard anything.  I am really hoping I don’t have to return to the hotel/motel business, but am getting concerned about running out of unemployment benefits before I find a job, so I might have to break down and see if there are any night audit positions available.

I hope you’re having a good spring.  Here we’ve had several days over the century mark and hardly any rain, so we’re back in a drought. Summer, of course, will be here Thursday, the 21st, so since it’s already been a hot Spring, I’m concerned about how hot Summer will be this year.  We’ve had a few days already where the electricity has gone off in parts of the city for a few hours.

Hope it’s cool where you are and you have a good Summer. I’ll keep you informed on the progress of The Chronicles of Brad.

May 28, 2018

Some Gave All

Here’s wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Memorial Day.

Thank you to those who served!

 

May 27, 2018

Finally…

I managed to figure out what I needed to do to get this template to work.  It’s not doing what I had planned for it to and I couldn’t get any support because I am not paying for the template, so I found a work-a-round.

I hope you like the new look and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have anything weird happen.

If you’re in the States, I hope you have a Happy Memorial Day and enjoy your 3-day weekend if you get one.

Thanks for reading.

Mathis…

May 25, 2018

Website Update

 

May 19, 2018

By now you have probably been overwhelmed with notifications about everyone’s Privacy Policy having been updated in the last few days due to the GDPR that will be going into effect May 25th.

Therefore, since I have a website that “collects” information from visitors if you want to contact me or subscribe to my notification list, I need to be compliant.

You may view the Policy here.

For more information about GDPR visit: here.

 

I finally had a chance to get “A New Town” updated and uploaded to Kindle, I’m not sure how I missed publishing it there back in 2011 when I published all my stories. I also discovered that I am a much better writer now than I was in 2011, so there was quite a bit of polishing to do. If you got a copy from Smashwords, you should have received an update notice because I submitted the update there, also. That update will be free if you’ve already gotten a copy of it there.

In my last post I said I haven’t found a job yet, but I never posted that my job ended in December of 2017. It was working for a temporary agency and the job ended. I still haven’t found another job, but I am getting unemployment and am searching for something. I am holding out for a job with benifits this time.

I am also working frantically on the Shipwrecked/Climb to the Top Collection Series and The Chronicles of Brad. My goal is to have them released on October 14, 2018, which will be Kris and Brad’s 24th Anniversary.

If you heard on the news about the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas yesterday, and were wondering where that is in relationship to me, it is down on the gulf coast by Galveston. It’s about 550 miles South East of here, but I am praying for the friends and families of the victims.

Thanks for reading and I’ll keep you informed.

Mathis…

May 25, 2018
New Covers

March 19, 2018

I have been using Adobe PhotoShop for some time now and have enjoyed learning how to use it. I admit there is a learning curve and sometimes I watch online tutorials and when the instructor clicks on something, I *know* I am clicking the same thing, but it doesn’t work for me.

Since I published my older stories in 2011, several of the covers need to be updated. And now that I have PhotoShop and am getting better at using it, I have just updated the covers for “Blizzard” and “Cold As Ice.”

I have decided not to raise the price of “Cold As Ice” back up to the price it was previously. If you don’t have a copy, you can get “Cold as Ice”here.

I am also lowering the price of “Blizzard” and you can get a copy of it here if you don’t have it already.

I will be updating several of the covers in the future, so don’t be surprised if you get an update message from either Smashwords or Kindle. I’m anxious to try to get a box set image made for The Halloween Night/The Golden Locket Collection Series. I haven’t made a box set image before but did get some templates for them.

I still haven’t found a job, but am looking and am working on The Chronicles of Brad, which is the finale of The Shipwrecked/Climb to the Top Collection Series. I’ll need to make a box set image for it, too.

Thanks for reading. I’ll keep you informed.

Mathis…

May 25, 2018
Special Olympic Price for “Cold as Ice”

February 13, 2018

I have decided to lower the price of “Cold as Ice” in honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Please watch this video for more information.

If the video is not below, please click here to view it.

Get your copy of “Cold as Ice” here.

May 25, 2018

Re-release of “The House on Willow Creek Lane”

June 2, 2017

I have just released “The House on Willow Creek Lane” 3rd Edition.

I have decided that due to the length of “Birthday Surprise”, “Weekend”, “Just Another Day at the Office”, and “A Week’s Vacation”, I’m going to retire them for now. I may go back and redo them later, but right now I’m starting to concentrate on getting the “Shipwrecked/Climb to the Top” series redone and published.
Thanks for reading.

Mathis…

May 25, 2018

Release of “Cabin By the Lake”

March 15, 2017

I have just released “The Cabin By the Lake”. I’ve also updated my website with links to the Amazon Kindle and the Smashwords versions. Although you can get the Kindle Version at Smashwords.

Since my publisher returned the “Birthday Suprise”, “Weekend”, Just Another Day at the Office”, “A Week’s Vacation” and “The House on Willow Creek Lane” to me, I’m going to update them and get them re-released soon. She put all of them except “The House on Willow Creek Lane” in a collection, but I’m going to break them out as individual stories and re-release them as 3rd Editions.
I’ll let you know when they are released.
Thanks for reading.

Mathis…

May 25, 2018

Release of “Storm”—3rd Edition

February 22, 2017

I hadn’t realized it’s been over a year since I posted anything here. I’m doing okay and have not fallen off the planet—yet. I’ve been staying very busy and haven’t had a chance or energy to look for another job, so I’m still working for Kelly Services on the AppleCare project.

My publisher returned the rights to “Storm”, “The Birthday Surprise”, and “The House on Willow Creek Lane” to me last year. She did not answer when I asked if I could use the cover she made for “Storm”. I have tried to come up with another cover, but really like the one she had made, so I decided to use it. I haven’t done anything with “The Birthday Surprise” and “The House on Willow Creek Lane,” but released the 3rd Edition of “Storm” today.

I am currently working on another adult story called “The Cabin by the Lake”. I have finished the first draft and hope to have it polished and published by next week.

You may recall that I was working on “Anything for Money”, which is a paranormal. My critique group “killed my ghost” so I have to go back and make a lot of changes to it. I had planned to finish it before doing anything else, but my brain took a side-trip to “The Cabin by the Lake.”

For those who have been “patiently waiting” I am planning to have the “Shipwrecked/Climb to the Top Collection Series” complete by October 2018. As you know, that will be Brad and Kris’ 24th anniversary.

I hope you are staying warm. Our local rodent (Prairie dog Pete) said we were going to have another six weeks of bad winter, and several people have. I’m glad to say it got up to the mid-80s here today. But we’ll probably have another freeze before Easter.

Take care and I’ll let you know when I release “The Cabin by the Lake”.

Mathis…