Gerald W. McFarland

The Unknown Way

Brujo Tales and Other Writings

Getting closer and closer.

June 21, 2018

Tags: Publication of my new novel.

Okay, I know I've been touting the future publication of "T.T. Mann, Ace Detective" since January. I can now report that publication is scheduled for late July or early August. Drum rolls will announce the actual event as soon as it occurs.

Coming soon: T.T. MANN, ACE DETECTIVE, a new novel.

April 14, 2018

Tags: current projects; detective fiction.

Here it's April and "T.T. Mann, Ace Detective" is in production with Levellers Press of Amherst, Massachusetts. I'm proud to report that it's turned out to be a substantial novel, 244 pages divided into three parts, each dealing with one of T.T. Mann's major investigations: 1) Blondes Are Trouble; 2) The Angry Heiress; and 3) Mother's Way.

T.T. Mann, Ace Detective: update

January 25, 2018

Tags: current projects; detective fiction.

T.T. Mann is six feet tall and weighs twenty-two pounds. Three stories based on his 1955 cases in San Francisco have been collected in a book-length manuscript "T.T. Mann, Ace Detective." The manuscript went to the publishers last week. Expect more details soon!

Book is progressing well

November 26, 2017

Tags: Finding a publisher

November's big news is that I believe I've found an independent press that will publish "T.T. Mann, Ace Detective." More details on that later. Right now I'm preparing the mss. for submission.

Finished Draft of T.T. Mann, Ace Detective

October 31, 2017

Tags: Moving forward

This 80,000-word manuscript consists of three short stories: "Blondes Are Trouble," "The Angry Heiress," and "Mother's Way." Now to do proofreading and look for a publisher. See my September posting for a few more details.

Draft of new book nearly done

September 24, 2017

Tags: current projects; detective fiction.

T.T. Mann, Ace Detective, my current project, is almost done. It's a light-hearted take on the detective genre, set in S.F. in the 1950s and featuring a protagonist who is six feet tall and weighs only 22 pounds.

Going strong again.

August 31, 2017

Tags: current projects; detective fiction.

Late in June I felt okay and began to write again. My three short stories done as a light-hearted spoof on noir detective fiction now total nearly 70,000 words. Contact me for more information if you're curious.

Back on track!

June 27, 2017

Tags: Drafting chapters & episodes

This past weekend I finally got back to writing after nearly two months in "Sick Bay." Episodes of "T.T. Mann, Ace Detective" are coming readily, but I still need to slow down and take naps to keep from overdoing.

The Lost Month of May

May 31, 2017

Tags: Pneumonia Report

The month of May was a total washout due to my having to deal with pneumonia, which included an eleven-day hospital stay. I found that I could read, but despite all the time on my hands, I couldn't muster creative energy to write. I'm still not well, but I'm getting better.

Second T.T. Mann story

April 20, 2017

Tags: Current projects; progress

I've completed "The Smith Case" in "The Thin Mann, Ace Detective" series and have started a second story, "The Angry Heiress." The gorgeous young heiress, Monica Van Dusen, wants out of her third marriage, but her S.O.B. husband is throwing up obstacles. Can T.T. and Rosie help?

Selected Works

Third Novel in Series
The Buenaventura Series trilogy comes to a dramatic and surprising conclusion.
Second Novel in Series
In pursuit of expanded consciousness, Don Carlos is drawn into a web of dark and dangerous enchantments.
First novel in Series
The life of Don Carlos Buenaventura, an eighteenth-century Santa Fe, New Mexico brujo (sorcerer).
Family History
An innovative synthesis of genealogy and the saga of American pioneers migrating westward.
True Crime
An astonishing true-crime story. The murdered man saves his confessed killer from the gallows.
New York City History
A vivid portrait of Greenwich Village in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Short Story
A story from Don Carlos's 3rd life, in which he courts great danger in order to prevent an evil sorcerer from gaining possession of an emerald with enormous power.

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