Monday, May 29, 2017

Remember

It's Memorial Day as I write this and as a veteran, I just wanted to remind you, Dear Readers, to remember those who have given their lives for our nation today. Don't thank me; don't thank the vets who are alive...we have our day. Today is the time to honor our fallen. From those who fell at Lexington and Concord to the fields of Gettysburg to the World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf War, and those we fight today, it is a time to honor them and their sacrifice to our nation.

As you gather with friends and fire up the grill, (I like my steaks well done, thank you) please remember that there are families grieving losses and missing loved ones today.

Thank you. Be safe.

R

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES

IT'S HERE!




LIVING AND DYING BY THE BLADE-RICK NICHOLS’ ‘THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES’ DEBUTS

Rick Nichols, creator of the enigmatic John Logan featured ...in a series of thrillers from Pro Se Productions, brings to life another character from his fervent imagination. Harkening back to a wilder world and when justice was meted out by the blade, Nichols and Pro Se Productions proudly announce the release of THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES.

Civil war is brewing in the Korrin Empire. The noble houses are sharpening their swords and preparing armies. Into this land comes a stranger with a black sword, as dark and mysterious as the land from which he hails. On a mission of revenge, the Blademaster known as Cain finds himself in a strange land where the women are beautiful and the enemies just as deadly.

THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES contains three digest novels of the adventures of Cain as he battles with barbarian raiders, soldiers, creatures of the frozen wastes, assassins, thieves, a beautiful sword-for-hire whose charms may be too much for the warrior to resist, and an old enemy whose trail of betrayal and death is only beginning.

THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES by Rick Nichols (Author of the John Logan thriller series). From Pro Se Productions.

With an atmospheric cover and logo design by Kent Holloway and print formatting by Marzia Marina and Antonino Lo Iacono, THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES is available now at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Eastlander-Chronicles-…/…/ref=sr_1_3… Pro Se’s own store at www.prose-press.com for 18.00.


This three digest novel collection is also available as an Ebook, designed and formatted by Lo Iacono and Marina for only $2.99 for the Kindle at https://www.amazon.com/Eastlander-Chronicles-…/…/ref=sr_1_2… and for most digital formats via Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/724556.


For more information on this title, interviews with the author, or digital copies to review this book, contact Pro Se Productions’ Director of Corporate Operations, Kristi King-Morgan at directorofcorporateoperations@prose-press.com.
To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com. Like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.





Sunday, March 26, 2017

Teri?

Since HINDSIGHT came out the question that I'm asked most frequently is: Is the woman on the cover supposed to be Teri?



A fair question that deserves an answer: I don't know.

The cover was nicely designed by my publisher with only final approval given to me and so the woman could easily be no one in particular, merely to provide an eye catching cover. I am, after all, in the book selling business.

When Teri Johnson first burst onto the scene I had an idea of what she would look like and although the woman on the cover in some ways  could be Teri, certain aspects of her are not. I will leave the final decision to you readers.


Monday, March 6, 2017

time goes by

Wow...Has it been since December since I've graced this blog with my presence? I guess it has. Where has the time gone?

Greetings, everyone. Yes, I am still alive and keeping quite busy. As I write this I have a full plate, including a church drama that I'm in rehearsals for and a chess tournament just a few days away that I'm trying to prepare myself for.

The Eastlander Chronicles is in the process of final cover design with a new artist so I'm awaiting to see what it looks like. I had asked that the proposed cover be tweaked a little which necessitated a bigger process than I had anticipated.

As I write this, today marks three years since my mom passed. Even now, I still miss picking up the phone and calling her. Time marches on, gang, so tell those around you that you love them and get in contact with those to whom you need to reach out. You never know...it could be your last chance.

Three more John Logan stories are in the can and awaiting my publisher's blessings so don't worry...there is more murder and mayhem in Coral Bay a'comin'.

Sorry for the absence and I hope you're having a great 2017.

R

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Greetings

As I write this it's Christmas Day. The house is quiet. The wife is in the middle of a two day shift, my son is exchanging gifts at his girlfriend's house, my daughter is in Atlanta, and I'm here alone. Just me and my grand-dog, who is asleep in my daughter's old room on the bed.

Exciting, huh?

First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, however you celebrate.

I've been binge-watching House of Cards to pass the time, but unlike many of you, I can only take so many episodes of something at one time. I'll watch them all eventually, but not at a 12-hour marathon. Can't do that. My daughter can do it for seemingly days on end but I can't unfortunately.

THE EASTLANDER CHRONICLES is due out soon. We're waiting on the cover and I have to proof the final galley before it hits the printer. I'm planning a sequel, if the response is good.

Being alone this weekend has given me a chance to reflect on the many blessings I have encountered the past year. I have so much to be thankful for and part of that is you, dear readers. Thank you for all of your support. It is truly appreciated.

May your 2017 be prosperous and overflowing with happiness. All my best.

R


Thursday, December 15, 2016


"My wife made a crucial difference during those two years I spent teaching at Hampden (and washing sheets at New Franklin Laundry during the summer vacation). If she had suggested that the time I spent writing stories...was wasted time, I think a lot of the heart would have gone out of me. Tabby never voiced a single doubt, however. Her support was a constant, one of the few good things I could take as a given. And whenever I see a first novel dedicated to a wife (or husband), I smile and think there's someone who knows. Writing is a lonely job. Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference. They don't have to make speeches. Just believing is usually enough."--Stephen King, On Writing

Amen, Mr. King.

My wife, Lisa, is a CNA specializing in home health care. She deals with sick people, dying people, paralyzed people. During the years that I was trying to put a sentence together she never discouraged me, never said that maybe I needed to take up underwater basket weaving. She, like Tabitha King, just believed. And John Logan was born after a lot of work.

Whatever success I have, I owe partially to her because I would have probably given up a long time ago otherwise.



Monday, October 10, 2016

Post Matthew

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that I am alive and well following Hurricane Matthew. For some that's a good thing, others...well....

Anyway, my house is fine and family is safe but there are a lot who did not fare as well here where I live. Lots of damage to  A1A and beaches and many of the beachfront homes here. Shops and restaurants were flooded and destroyed and some won't be back.

Not only my area, but the Carolinas and Georgia have been hit as well. Lots of repairs and healing to be done. I hope we can put the petty stuff behind us and come together to begin to rebuild stronger than ever.

As far as Coral Bay, I'm told they got spared most of it, although the Bay was choppy enough for Logan to secure the houseboat and stay with Teri overnight where they spent the evening watching it rain and making love.

As for Killian, I'm sure he's fine. I heard he was in Bosnia on "business" but don't know any more details than that.

Stay safe, be kind to each other. Thanks for your support.

Peace.

R