• Updates,  Writing

    Two Years Later…

    I’m Back!

    Yes, I haven’t really been gone two years, but the date on Issue #44 of Smith’s Monthly is two years ago. So I’m going to call it two years.

    For almost four years before that, I did an issue per month. One new novel, four or five short stories, and part of a nonfiction book. Or earlier on, a serialized novel.

    Every month. And I enjoyed it.

    All those issues are listed in posts below this, one at a time, with contents and cover.

    So what slowed me down at first two years ago were short stories. I needed to take some time and write a bunch of short stories. And I did that. In fact, right now, I have about fifty unpublished short stories just waiting for me to get back to this. That’s at least ten new issues.

    And then some life events hit. Kris got really sick and we ended up moving for her health in 2018. And once that cleared, I found myself in a place I hadn’t been in for thirty years: A brand new writing environment. And to be honest, I floundered, working to set up new systems and new ways of writing that will hold me into the future.

    So far that has taken eight months. But I think I got it now.

    So the question then becomes: What to do with Smith’s Monthly?

    My ego wants me to catch up. But even I laugh at that idea. 24 issues. I could do it in about a year in the old place, but in this new world of Las Vegas, I honestly don’t think that would be possible or fun. And the real key is the fun part. I really don’t want Smith’s Monthly to not be fun, both for me and for the readers.

    So the solution is simple. The next issue that comes out will be dated June, 2019 and we’ll just pretend those two years between the May issue and the June issue didn’t happen. (grin) Of course, I’ll talk about it in the introduction to #45, so not trying to hide it.

    And with the Make 100 Paperbacks project I am working on, I get to learn all new InDesign programs for the layout and the covers and so much more.

    So I am writing this in early May of 2019. Chances are the June 2019 issue won’t be out until July, but that much I can catch up.

    Onward. This will be fun.

     

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    Issue #44

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    This issue contains Burn Card a new novel in the Cold Poker Gang series, plus four new short stories. This 44th issue of Smith’s Monthly also includes Heinlein’s Rules: Five Simple Business Rules for Writing: A WMG Writer’s Guide.

    Short Stories:
    A Look at His Heart: A Marble Grant Story
    Wings Out: A Bryant Street Story
    Keep Hoping for a New Tomorrow
    The Wait

    Full Novel:
    Burn Card: a Cold Poker Gang novel.

    Nonfiction:
    Heinlein’s Rules: Five Simple Business Rules for Writing: A WMG Writer’s Guide.

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    Issue #43

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    Dry Creek Crossing, a new full-length novel in the Thunder Mountain series, plus five new short stories. This 43nd volume of Smith’s Monthly also includes the final part of The Magic Bakery: A WMG Writer’s Guide; part 1 of which appeared in Smith’s Monthly #42.

    Short Stories:
    A Lady in Heat: A Marble Grant Story
    In the Dream of Many Bodies: A Bryant Street Story
    The Last Short Putt of a Fearful Man
    Tombstone Canyon: A Thunder Mountain Story
    The Last Man: A Very Early Buckey the Space Pirate Story.

    Full Novel:
    Dry Creek Crossing, a new full-length novel in the Thunder Mountain series.

    Serialized Nonfiction
    The Magic Bakery: A WMG Writer’s Guide, Part 2.

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    Issue #42

    Over fifty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    This 42nd volume of Smith’s Monthly included a brand new Mary Jo Assassin novel and also includes the first part of The Magic Bakery: A WMG Writer’s Guide; Part 2 will appear in volume 43.

    Short Stories
    Delightfully Dizzy: A Marble Grant Story
    The Five Roads Tavern and Eatery
    Through the For Sale Sign: A Bryant Street Story
    Smile
    Habit

    Full Novel
    Death Takes a Diamond, a new full-length novel in the Mary Jo Assassin series

    Serialized Nonfiction
    The Magic Bakery: A WMG Writer’s Guide, Part 1.

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    Issue #41

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    Tombstone Canyon, a new full novel in the Thunder Mountain series, plus four new short stories. The 41st issue of Smith’s Monthly also includes part 2 of Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows in Indie publishing; part 1 is in issue #40.

    Short Stories
    A Thief of Regrets: A Marble Grant Story
    A Deal at the End of Time: A Seeders Universe Story
    Not Easy to Kill the Light Next Door: A Bryant Street Story
    An Immortality of Sorts: A Buckey the Space Pirate Story

    Full Novel
    Tombstone Canyon: A Thunder Mountain Novel

    Serialized Nonfiction
    Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows in Indie publishing; part 2

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    Issue #40

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this fortieth monthly volume the full novel The Adventures of Hawk, plus four short stories and the serialized nonfiction book Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing.

    Short Stories
    Always a Way: A Marble Grant Story
    Another Damn Deal
    A Reason to Play a Hunch: A Poker Boy Story
    Hidden Canyon: A Thunder Mountain Story

    Full Novel
    The Adventures of Hawk

    Serialized Nonfiction
    Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Indie Publishing (Part 1 of 2)

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: Finally an Ending

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    Issue #39

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-ninth monthly volume the full novel Ace High: A Cold Poker Gang Novel, plus four short stories and the nonfiction book Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling.

    Short Stories
    That Old Tingling: A Marble Grant Story
    The Man Who Laughed on a Rainy Night: A Bryant Street Story
    Last Man Out
    Shadow in the City

    Full Novel
    Ace High: A Cold Poker Gang Novel

    Nonfiction
    Writing a Novel in Five Days While Traveling.
    Introduction: On Site Research

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    Smith’s Monthly #38

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-eighth monthly volume the full novel The Deep Sunset: A Ghost of a Chance Novel, plus four short stories and the serialized nonfiction book Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing.

    Short Stories:
    Blind Date: A Marble Grant Story
    The Thickness of a Warp
    Unlocked Gate
    A Parker House Roll

    Full Novel:
    The Deep Sunset: A Ghost of a Chance Novel

    Serialized Nonfiction
    Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing (Part 2 of 2)

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: Some Schedule Fun

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    Smith’s Monthly Issue #37

    Smiths-Monthly-Cover-37-webOver sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-seventh monthly volume the full novel Starburst: A Seeders Universe Novel, plus four short stories and the serialized nonfiction book Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing.

    Short Stories
    The House at Thunder Rock: A Thunder Mountain Story
    The Man Who Used Shrill Whispers: A Bryant Street Story
    Death in the Morning: A Mary Jo Assassin Story
    He Meant No Harm

    Full Novel
    Starburst: A Seeders Universe Novel

    Serialized Nonfiction
    Killing the Top Ten Sacred Cows of Publishing (Part 1 of 2)

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: Into Year Four

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    Smith’s Monthly Issue #36

    Over eighty thousand words of original fiction from USA Todaybestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-sixth monthly volume the full novel Laying the Music to Rest,plus four short stories.

    Short Stories
    Meeting the Sunset Kid: A Ghost of a Chance Story
    The Remodeling of a Life: A Mary Jo Assassin Story
    Something Wasted On
    The Case of the Simple Passage: A Pilgrim Hugh Incident

    Full Novel
    Laying the Music to Rest

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: My First Novel

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    Smith’s Monthly Issue #35

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-fifth monthly volume the full novel Star Fall: A Seeders Universe Novel, plus five short stories and a serialized novel, Laying the Music to Rest.

    Short Stories
    The Cavern: A Thunder Mountain Story
    The Lady of Whispering Valley: A Buckey the Space Pirate Story
    To Remember a Single Minute
    Nobody Slept Here: A Ghost of a Chance Story
    Coffee Shop Comedy: A Danny and Dora Story

    Full Novel
    Star Fall: A Seeders Universe Novel

    Serial Fiction
    Laying the Music to Rest (Part 8)

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: Three Ships and a Dream

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    Smith’s Monthly Issue #34

    Over sixty thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-fourth monthly volume the full novel Freezeout: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery, plus five short stories and a serialized novel, Laying the Music to Rest.

    Short Stories
    The Library of Atlantis: A Poker Boy Story
    Start with a Coffin: A Captain Brian Saber Story
    A Study of an Accident: A Bryant Street Story
    Dreaming Large: A Seeders Universe Story
    The Stone Slept Here

    Full Novel
    Freezeout: A Cold Poker Gang Mystery

    Serial Fiction
    Laying the Music to Rest (Part 7)

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: Cold Poker Gang

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    Smith’s Monthly Issue #33

    Over fifty-five thousand words of original fiction from USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith.

    In this thirty-third monthly volume the full novel The Taft Ranch: A Thunder Mountain Novel, plus four short stories and a serialized novel, Laying the Music to Rest.

    Short Stories
    The Rude Improbable Presumptive: A Poker Boy Story
    Here to Stay on the Edge
    An Obscene Crime Against Passion: A Bryant Street Story
    The Case of the Lost Treasure: A Pilgrim Hugh Incident

    Full Novel
    The Taft Ranch: A Thunder Mountain Novel

    Serial Fiction
    Laying the Music to Rest (Part 6)

    Nonfiction
    Introduction: A Novel Out of the Blue

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    Trade paperback, $12.99
    ISBN 9781561466764