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March 20, 2017
Posted at 4:28 pm

Third Time's The Charm, Chapter 1

The first chapter is submitted for the moderators right now. It should be up shortly. This story takes place in the same universe as My Journey and all my other stories, but it's a complete tale on its own. The only links to my other stories are a couple of mentions of characters that I either use or intend to use down the road. For example, Cecilia is mentioned in a late chapter. She is a main character in one of the other books that's currently on my desk. I also intend to use the celebrity named in Third Time in My Journey directly, so it's all connected. I hope you all enjoy it.

Again, thanks to everyone who reads my work, whether you opt-into the pre-releases or wait for the SOL posting. Your feedback and the generous support I've seen during the nomination process for the Clitorides has been overwhelming.

March 15, 2017
Posted at 1:53 am

Scum Bags! Update

So, I'm a bit of a dick. When I found out this guy had stolen from both Greg Younger and myself, I used the advanced search here on SOL to search for all the titles on his publish list. I found NINE out of his forty books were stolen from authors here. I made a point of contacting every author that I could to make them aware of the problem. The ninth has no email listed, so I can't reach them. I'm told that Lazeez has been informed of the problem. I sincerely hope Amazon presses charges for selling stolen goods. I know some of his books were listed for $200 for an ecopy. With it all added up, he might actually qualify for some hard fraud, but I doubt it.

Thanks to everyone who brought this to my attention and to everyone who wrote a scathing review on his page. Your loyalty means a lot to me.

March 15, 2017
Posted at 1:22 am

Scum Bags! The continuing saga

Well, Greg Younger and I are both victims of a sincere and pathetic douchebag. Both My Journey and Stupid Boy have been posted for sale on Amazon by someone claiming to be the author. His name is Hooriya Ahmed. Please, go to his page and look up every book he has on there. If you recognize one as belonging to someone else, message the author, write a scathing review, letting people know that it's not his work and email customer service to let them know that he's claiming work that is not his. I sincerely hope that he's run over by a bus for the way he's trying to charge people money for a story that's available for free on here. Again, go to his page and contact any authors that he's stealing from. PLEASE! The money's not important really, but the recognition is why we do this. We want to share our tales with others, not have our work exploited by a piece of shit, claiming our talent as his own.

March 13, 2017
Posted at 7:11 pm

The End of Book 3

Hi folks. My apologies for the lateness of this post, but I've had sort of a full day and this was the first time I remembered I had a posting due today. So here it is, the last two chapters of Book 3. This covers Tabby's introduction to Bad Matt and most of the following day. The end of this book was at a very crucial moment to Matt's life so far and I hope you all love where I left it, though I expect a few people are already gnashing their teeth for Book 4.

On that front, I'm writing a fair bit in book 4 and I've been trying to make that my focus for the next few weeks so that I can get it out to the editors and then out to all of you. In the mean time, I'll be starting to post Third Time's The Charm here for SOL readers at probably the same release schedule as Book 3 has turned out.

As always, thanks to everyone who writes. I look forward to my email every day and answer all the comments I can with as much detail as I can without giving away what's coming next for Matt and his friends.

March 6, 2017
Posted at 5:03 pm

Chapters 36 and 37

Two more today and I think there's some quality entertainment in there. The reactions Matt gets from his behavior at the end of the last chapter were a lot of fun to write about. There's also some good conversations in there and a piece of alliteration in Chapter 37 when Matt asks Emma about Round 2 that amused me to include. I hope you all love it.

Thanks go out to everyone who writes to me and to everyone who asked for the pre-release of Third Time's the Charm. So far, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and there's been few complaints of spelling mistakes, so I'm either spelling better or writing well enough to distract. LOL

I also want to thank everyone who's voting for me in the Clitorides and I want to encourage people to vote for other authors too. Penguintopia has several entries that are worth your vote and so does GYounger for Stupid Boy and Getting It Wrong. If you haven't read any of their work, you've done yourself a disservice. I wouldn't have had the inspiration to write or post my work if not for them. They're giants and I feel honored to be mentioned in the same categories with them.