We recently published two new Nick Caldwell novels, Dead Crowe and A Christmas Project, by Wm. Sharpe, and we are working on a sixth Caldwell novel, scheduled for summer 2022 publication. It is set in New Orleans and features many of the Caldwell characters readers look forward to and some interesting new characters. It is a compelling story and focuses on a case that has challenged the team in previous novels.

We also are working on our first book of stories about the Ancient Order of Celtic BearhounDs. Titled BearhounD TaleS, it is designed so parents can read it to younger children and older children can read it on their own. As an exciting new feature, it will have available separately a coloring book featuring all the bearhounds included in BearhounD TaleS.

We also want to recommend books by one of our favorite St. Louis writers M. Catherine Bunton. Her works include Rest & Re-creation, Book of Sweets, and Yours Truly for adults and her many books in juvenile literature. Readers will enjoy the Star Girl series and books highlighting people and places that make up St. Louis and its history. Recent books include Back Seat Buddies, a collection of short stories for children, as told by some of her most endearing characters, and Not Your Grandmother’s Handbook, a unique approach in a handbook for students in college or college-bound in high school.

UPDATE. This edition of BH7 introduces a local writer and her first novel, set in 19th century England. Since many novels of the era were first published in serial form, we have been publishing this novel in serial format before it’s release in book form. The sixth installment of White Roses and Iron, the Gothic Adventures of Lily Schreiff by Barbara Neuhaus can be found on our Publications page.

Be sure to follow us on our podcasts, Uncommon Sense Radio 4.0 and Novel Approach. Jim’s next guest for two programs on Novel Approach will be Elva Maxine Beach, local Saint Louis writer and the new English department chair at Saint Louis Community College–Florissant Valley. The podcasts will be available on Thursday June 16 and June 23.

And we think our long-awaited podcast, hosted by BearhounDs Baron and Ruby, may be coming soon. These two, who are regulars in the Nick Caldwell novels, should have a lot of interesting things to share with us. Subscribe to the podcasts so you don’t miss out on story telling at BearhounD7 ProductionS.