Thank you

December is almost here, people are rushing around doing their Christmas shopping, and ONE BAD THING has once again made it into the Amazon Bestsellers list.

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I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for your support through the years. To all those who have purchased my books, a massive ‘Thank You.’ I love writing, but without my readers it would all be a bit pointless.

ONE BAD THING is book #3 in the Doucette mystery series and can be read as a standalone.

Judge a book

Please do! My latest book, ONE BAD THING has been entered in a cover contest. It’s currently ranked #149, which is way down on some of the others.

As I’ve been working hard on the next Doucette mystery (I’m half way through), I’ve been a bit too busy to promote the competition. However, it’s not too late. There is still the rest of November to vote and I’d love it if you would consider voting for me. All you have to do is click here. Ooh, as I type, I see it’s already moving and is up to #140. Thank you to everyone voting.

If you like my books and would like to hear about sales and new releases, please follow me on Bookbub (click here) and on my Facebook author page (here).

Thank you for your continued support. It’s truly appreciated.


You don’t have to enter anything or win.  For 5 days, No Alibi  is free to download, starting Saturday October 13th.

Some use secrecy to protect, while others use it to deceive.

No Alibi is the 1st book in the Doucette mystery series. It includes secrets, lies, motive, and a little bit of romance.

Other books in the series are: Easy Target and new release One Bad Thing

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Wow, the months (okay…years) have slipped by, and I realize I haven’t posted for a while so I figured it’s time to dive back in.

I hope at least some of my readers are still around and haven’t replaced me with someone more reliable (gulp)!

While I’ve omitted to update my blog, I haven’t neglected my writing. After my first book was published in 2010, my goal was to publish one book every year, and for 6 years I did it.

Then came ONE BAD THING which I started writing in 2016. I finished it, but I wasn’t happy with it, and I couldn’t figure out what to change, so I put it away for a short time while I looked for new inspiration. A short time turned into a long while with several complete re-writes, two title changes, and numerous edits, until I finally had the story I wanted.

As not everyone enjoys reading books with gritty language or rough scenes, I thought I’d add a caveat that this book does include both, though not too much of either. The pages are certainly not littered with it, but the book might not be best suited for readers who are offended by such nastiness!

Good and evil coexist in one man. His strong belief in justice weakens him dangerously, until he makes a terrible mistake.

ONE BAD THING is the 3rd book in the Doucette mystery series.

I’m not sure how many books will be in this series, but until I no longer want to work with Homicide Investigator Doucette, I guess I’ll keep adding them. Or maybe you can let me know how many books you prefer to see in a series.

Anyway, ONE BAD THING is reduced to 99c as a promotional offer.

To my readers who waited so patiently for this book, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ and ‘I’m sorry it took me so long.’ I’m working hard on the next book, entitled HEARING SCREAMS, and am already on chapter 13.

With that, I’ll get back to it…..



The GOODREADS Giveaway for your chance to win a paperback copy of new release EASY TARGET starts at midnight PST tonight (April 10th) and ends in 6 days at midnight PST on April 16th***

Click the GOODREADS link to enter.

EASY TARGET is Volume 2 in the Doucette Mystery Series and the sequel to NO ALIBI. I’m currently working on Volume 3, titled Vanished, and will announce the release date at a later time.

Easy Target EBOOK 03102015Hours are missing from Lucinda Fitchett’s memory. She has no recollection of the events that occurred on Sunday night and she cannot recall leaving the bar.

The phone rings early the next morning. A stranger claims to know who spiked her drink and why. If she agrees to meet him, he will tell her, though he warns her the information comes at a price. Desperate to know what happened during the missing hours, Lucinda must decide if his offer is worth the risk. But can she put aside her troubled past, and will she be prepared to learn the truth?

Meanwhile, San Francisco police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in Lafayette Park. When Homicide Detective John Doucette visits the crime scene, it triggers memories that lead him to believe the murder could be connected to an old case, and to someone with a link to his past.

Damaging behavior

I’m reading this book by an author I’ve not tried before. 35% in and I’m finding it hard going, not bad enough to stop, but a bit of a slog (cringeworthy metaphors, implausible actions, editing issues to name a few problems). When this happens, I usually look at reviews to see what other readers think and whether it’s worth continuing.

Unsurprisingly, many readers commented on the same problems and gave negative reviews. What prompted this post is the fact that the author engaged with the readers who wrote the negative reviews in an effort to defend the work. While the author’s comments were polite, they only served to elicit more negative feedback, and even went as far as to put off a number of readers (including myself) from picking up this author’s work again (I won’t name author or book so as not to harm another author’s career).

It’s damaging behavior and (IMO) looks unprofessional for an author to enter into a discussion over a bad review. Not everyone will like your work and that’s normal. Some reviews will be genuine and others won’t, and a thick skin is needed to survive in this business.

If you like action, adventure, and want a wild thrill ride, author Charles Carfagno has a brand new release that might be right up your street.

A Demon’s Quest is Charles’s first book and is a fantasy novel

Here’s a little about the book:

51PhVG3AkRLTorhan hunkered down behind a large boulder to think through his options. The monks were his priority, but how was he going to find them? The chamber was too large and there were so many ants. His first thought was to use the remaining flasks of White Light and blind the ants, but there were too many variables. Could he blind them all? If so, how long would they be incapacitated? If he was discovered close to the queen, and they came through, he would be killed.

Torhan watched as they were brought down the walkway and dropped in front of the queen like some sort of gift. Some of the ones that were alive struggled to their feet, but were quickly maimed or brought down by the warrior ants. The queen grabbed the first of her tasty morsels with her giant mandibles and began squeezing the human. The man’s dying screams were so loud it frightened Torhan. After he was dead, she swallowed him whole.


Connect with Charles at: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarfagno and see what else this writer is up to.


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