What Have I Done Lately

Not much. What about you?

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The one or two of you who regularly read what I publish here (and thank you both for that, very, very much!) will note that I rarely take the time to promote what I write beyond what you are reading. No links to other stories, usually.

Further, you never see links to or messages about what I have written or am writing off the platform.

I know it is standard practice to do such things, as if it were going to generate a lot of income to do it, or doing it a lot will, sooner or later.

I actually don’t believe it does, sooner or later. I cringe when I see people doing it. Which is why I stopped doing it except when I felt it was absolutely appropriate and necessary. Kind of like using swear words.

But every once in a while I do find it necessary and appropriate.

Kitty needs a new pair of sunglasses. Being Spring and all.

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I have published my entire back catalog of poetry on Medium, so you can find it if you are so inclined. You don’t have to pay for it. I am something of a poet of note. Or was at one time. I have also published some of my short fiction as well as chapters here and there — tastes, if you will — from my novels, intended to be an encouragement for people to purchase and read the full article.

On Medium this has had no effect. Again, not a surprise. Medium is not a place for long pieces nor is it a place for selling the long read. One day, I am going to write a long screed about that stupid line Medium posts at the top of every piece telling readers how long everything is before they read. THAT is the STUPIDEST THING THEY EVER THOUGHT OF!!! And nobody will read it, of course.

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Anyway…

For several years now I have been writing a series of what is best known as mystery/thrillers, even though they do not easily fit into that genre, because they are filled with lots of comedy and romance and history and other things that the average, formulaic, genre mystery/thriller doesn’t contain.

After completing a longish, four-volume cycle introducing the “creation story” and all the main characters, etc., I have just this week published Volume Five, the first “standalone” novel in The Frank Gould Mystery Series.

I am rather proud to say that all the beta readers have pronounced this the

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best book yet in the series. Probably because it is the shortest by half and therefore has the fewest typos.

You may notice a theme running through the titles, and, if you do, and can tell me what you notice

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(and if you are correct) I will gift you with an entire set of these books for FREE!

Anyway, here it is, up top, When I At Last Awake, now available on Amazon. Thanks for bearing with me.

©Asnen artwork by Blake Bergeron
©Asnen artwork by Blake Bergeron

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.

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