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Book is progressing well

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.
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Finished Draft of T.T. Mann, Ace Detective

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.
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Draft of new book nearly done

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.
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Going strong again.

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.
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Back on track!

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.
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The Lost Month of May

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.
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Second T.T. Mann story

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?
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Comic noir detective story

Roaring ahead on my "T.T. Mann, Ace Detective" project about The Thin Mann and his brother Flat Mann, a detective story spoof set in S.F. in the 1950s. And wouldn't you know, the local crime boss, Biggie Fingers, has a brother named Tiny Fingers.
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Rolling along!

I'm very busy drafting short stories based in the 1940s: stories my father told me, and games my brother and I played. 20,000 words so far this year.
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Going flat out.

I am going flat out on two writing projects. 1) A new Buenaventura Series novel set in 1784. 2) A series of short stories: "Two Boys Growing Up During World War II." It's all coming very easily. Whether either project will ever get into print is another thing altogether.
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