I am having the most fun.
After years of not writing short stories, I have become addicted to doing so again, thanks to The Forensic Examiner. This wonderful magazine has been presenting my work in ways I could only dream of when I read facsimile issues of the Strand Magazine as a child, and envied the illustrations given to the works of Wilkie Collins and Sherlock Holmes. Now, I have nothing to envy. Take a look at the artwork on the stories page of my web site. Wonderful, isn’t it?
The same artist designed the cover for my new book, which is a bit of a departure for me (that’s an understatement. It’s a huge departure!), as The Man With The Glass Heart is not a mystery or a crime novel; it is a fable for adults. See a listing of upcoming events for The Man With The Glass Heart.
Also exciting are the new outlets for my books. Julian Solo, Origin and Cause, Spent Matches, Weeping, Tabula Rasa, The Skirt Man, and Come Home. Love, Dad, are now available as eBooks. So, turn on your electronic reading device, click on a book that suits your fancy, download, and … welcome to what one of my literary agents calls “Shelly Land!”
Don’t forget to check out my audiobooks, too. Once available only as MP3s and CDs, they can now be purchased and downloaded electronically from your favorite on-line bookstore.
On the non-fiction front, my columns for The Evening Sun and HuntingtonNews.Net are still raising a few eyebrows or eliciting a few chuckles. I also contribute to a Patch.com blog for the Glencoe/Winnetka News (but I have no idea how Midwesterners are reacting to that!)
I am having a lot of fun with two new features on the web site – One is my photo album, which includes pictures of me with Homer, my homely ferret (we can’t all be beautiful), and anything else that I think might interest you. The other, Locations, brings you on a photographic tour of the places that inspired the settings in my book – with little descriptive paragraphs of each.
After you’ve had a chance to check out the links to my columns and stories, and to read reviews and news of my books and doings, don’t forget to say hello.
I would love to hear from you.