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Letters To My Imaginary Friend Leticia coverAs longtime Beauty Is Imperfection readers might remember, I used to run a serial work on this blog called “Letters to My Imaginary Friend Leticia.” I promised one day that it would turn into a novel, and now it has. I’ve just released it on Amazon as a digital book, and hope to release it in paperback form in the upcoming months. It’s about a frustrated New York trade magazine writer who longs to be a poet and sends letters of his failures to his ideal woman.

The book’s description:

“He’s not a frustrated poet yet, but he’s working hard at it. A writer in 1990s New York suffering from delusions of literary grandeur ends up writing for a concrete and sewage trade publication. His ideals cannot be crushed, however, and they wrap themselves around a wraith-like feminine figure whose imagined perfection he hopes to one day live up to.”

I originally wrote some 26 entries for “Leticia” on this blog. To comply with the exclusivity requirement on Amazon’s KDP Select platform, I have taken down all but two of the original posts. (You can still read the first one here.) For the novel, I have added much to the original story, including a couple of recurring characters.

The cover art is, again, by my friend Corey Brian Sanders.

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Zip Monkey Cover 2My novel Zip Monkey is now available as an Amazon e-book and should be available in paperback version in the next few months.

The plot:

Angel Bimini is a former pornographic actress who has reinvented herself as a private detective. She’s hired by a buffoonish client who insists he’s being stalked by a girlfriend. It so happens, this Ralph works at the local medical research university in Secaucus, New Jersey. Not only has the university attracted unwanted attention for its animal testing … but it has a serious cash flow problem. Angel hopes this job will be an easy $1,000. The next thing she knows, somebody is shooting up her office. Even stranger is that a witness swears the job was carried out by an adult male chimpanzee.

Zip Monkey‘s other characters include Christina Brostrom, a failed ballet dancer who has realized that medical research and grant fraud might have been her true calling, and Leila Barents, a primatologist who feels a little bit too possessive about her animals and a little too misanthropic toward the world of humans.

The cover was designed by Corey Brian Sanders.

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Detective J CoverMy novel Detective J is now available an Amazon.com as an e-book. I hope to be releasing the paperback version on Amazon in a few months.

From the back cover:

“This is going to be one hell of a detective job. This guy here keeps waking up to a new reality every few minutes. His job: private eye. His assignment: find out what happened to him in the waking world that’s making his dream world so utterly crazy. He’s very soon assigned to follow a woman, and following a woman is always a good place to start.”

You can order the book here. It is one of seven novels that I will be releasing over the next few months on Amazon through its Kindle Select program. Depending on the response, I will either keep the book on Amazon or release it to other platforms in the near future. Look here for announcements of other novels I’ll be releasing over the next few weeks.

The cover art is by my friend Corey Brian Sanders.

 

 

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