Writing & Publishing Happenings at BD7
January 6, 2023
Nick Caldwell Is in the House
Deidra’s Last Dance, the sixth Nick Caldwell novel by Wm. Sharpe, is now available on Amazon and can be ordered from other good book sellers.
When Sinclair Stewart calls his PI friend Nick Caldwell with a questionable lead on his daughter’s murder thirty years earlier, Nick is doubtful but agrees to help. He moves his team from Chicago to New Orleans in an undercover operation to investigate the Barbeau Dance Studio where nineteen young women were students when they were murdered or disappeared. Pretending to study old buildings for paranormal activity, they set to work. But there are more questions than answers. Has it been too long? Will the Dance Studio staff help? Are the confidential informants they find dependable? Will the local police want outsiders coming in to do their work? Is this a case that is too cold even for Nick Caldwell? This book is a “must read” for fans of Nick Caldwell and murder mysteries.
The recently published Nick Caldwell novels, Dead Crowe and A Christmas Project, by Wm. Sharpe, provide some interesting connections and tie-ins with Deidra’s Last Dance. If you haven’t read these two novels, you can do so now and be an insider for some exciting reading. If you’re looking for a great gift idea for a friend who really likes to read, these three books make a great package.
Our first book of stories about the Ancient Order of Celtic BearhounDs is developing well. Titled BearhounD TaleS, it is designed so parents can read it to younger children, and older children and adults can enjoy 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 young readers, 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.
Barbara Neuhaus. We recently introduced White Roses and Iron, the Gothic Adventures of Lily Schreiff, a first novel by Barbara Neuhaus, a local Saint Louis writer. As the story was set in 19th century England, we published it first in serial format like novels of the period. She has added some additional material and has now published it in book format, available through amazon.com and other book sellers..
Be sure to follow us on our podcasts, Uncommon Sense Radio 4.0 and Novel Approach. Jim’s recent guests on Novel Approach include the following:
Elva Maxine Beach, local Saint Louis writer and English department chair at Saint Louis Community College–Florissant Valley: Episodes 7 and 8.
M. Catherine Bunton, also a local Saint Louis writer, for Episodes 9, 10, and 11.
Katherine H. Gordon, local Saint Louis writer and professor of English: Episodes 12 and 13.
Linda Stewart, local Saint Louis writer, professor, and storyteller: Episode 14.
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. Word is that their friend Argo may be their guest, or even a regular, on some of their podcasts. Subscribe to the podcasts so you don’t miss out on story telling at BearhounD7 ProductionS.