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    Issue #10 Is Now Out

    Smith’s Monthly Issue #10

    Issue #10… July 2014

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

    In this tenth volume the full and complete novel, Heaven Painted as a Poker Chip, plus four short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.

    Table of Contents

    Short Stories
    “Skiing the Graveyard of Souls”
    “Eyes on my Cards” A Doc Hill Story
    “Bryant Street”
    “Captain Bob: The End of the World as we Know It”
    “The Songs of Memory” A Jukebox Story

    Novel
    Heaven Painted as a Poker Chip A Ghost of a Chance Novel

    Serial Stories
    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy
    The Adventures of Hawk

    Poetry
    Plane Crash Lover
    Jukebox Memories

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    Issue #9 is Now Out

    Smith’s Monthly Issue #9

    Issue #9… June 2014

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

    In this ninth volume the full and complete novel, Morning Song, plus four short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.

    Table of Contents

    Short Stories
    “Music in Time”
    “The Tragic Tale of a Man in a Duster”
    “Dreams of a Moon” An Earth Protection League Story
    “As the Robot Rubs”

    Novel
    Morning Song A Seeders Universe Novel

    Serial Stories
    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy
    The Adventure of Hawk

    Poetry
    “Memory”
    “So You Want to be a Writer”

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    Issue #8 is Now Out

    Smith’s Monthly Issue #8

    Issue #8… May 2014

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

    In this eighth volume the full and complete novel, Life of a Dream, plus five short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.

    Table of Contents

    Short Stories
    “A Pinch of How Rosie Lives”
    “In Case of Emergency”
    “The 13th Floor Problem” A Poker Boy Story
    “A Pathetic Fallacy”
    “The Mouth that Walked”

    Novel
    Life of a Dream An Earth Protection League Novel

    Serial Stories
    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy
    The Adventure of Hawk

    Poetry
    “Little Death”
    “Button”
    “Cold Buttered Feelings”

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    Issue #6 is Now Out

    Smith’s Monthly Issue #6

    Issue #6… March 2014

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

    In this sixth volume the full and complete mystery novel Kill Game, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.

    Table of Contents

    Short Stories
    “You Forgive the Night’s Scream” A Poker Boy Story
    “Remember Me to Your Children” A Seeders Universe Story
    “Remember”
    “Neighborhoods”

    Novel
    Kill Game A Cold Poker Gang Novel

    Serial Stories
    The Life and Time of Buffalo Jimmy
    The Adventure of Hawk

    Poetry
    “Wondering Through Time”
    “She Looked Like a Storm”

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    Issue #5 is Now Out

    Smith’s Monthly Issue #5

    Issue #5… February 2014

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

    In this fifth volume the full and complete science fiction novel Sector Justice, plus four original short stories, two ongoing serial novels, and many other features.

    Table of Contents

    Short Stories
    “If Sex is All a Dream, Then Who cleans Up the Mess?”
    “That Lost Riddle” A Poker Boy Story
    “Stand For Home” A Thunder Mountain Story
    “Love with the Proper Napkin”

    Novel
    Sector Justice  A Seeders Universe Novel

    Serial Stories
    The Life and Time of Buffalo Jimmy
    The Adventure of Hawk

    Poetry
    “She Laughed”
    “Born to be Weightless”

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    Issue #4 Now Out

    Smith’s Monthly Issue #4

    Issue #4… January 2014

    This issue contains around 90,000 words of original fiction.  A brand new full novel, plus four original, never-published short stories.

    It also contains two ongoing serial stories. (Don’t worry, there is a summary of the events previously in each serial.)

    If you want to read some of these stories and novels I have been talking about writing here on my blog, dig into this issue. Or any of the first three issues. Subscription information button below or under the tab above.

    This 4th issue is shipping to subscribers on Monday January 27th.

    The contents of this fourth issue:

    Table of Contents

    THE MATCH… A Poker Boy Short Story

    I KILLED JESSIE TOOK… A  Short Story

    THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BUFFALO JIMMY… Chapters 10-12 of Serial Story

    SLEEPING WITH THE GODDESS… A Short Story

    THE ADVENTURES OF HAWK… Chapters 10-12 of Serial Story

    THE LADY AND THE SEEDERS…A Short Story

    MONUMENTAL SUMMIT… A Science Fiction Novel of the Old West and True Love

    (Plus two poems and an introduction. See full descriptions of each below.)

    Novel…

    MONUMENTAL SUMMIT

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns with a second novel in the world of Thunder Mountain from the second issue of Smith’s Monthly.

    Historical interior designer April Buckley and architect Ryan Knott are hired to design and furnish a huge mountain lodge to 1900 standards. Two of the world’s great mathematicians, Bonnie and Duster Kendal hire them for the job.

    Only problem: the lodge can’t be built. It can’t exist, yet somehow it does because they built it. And fell in love in the process.

    A science fiction novel of the old west and true love.

    Short Stories…

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    The Match

    A Poker Boy Story.

    Poker Boy awakes one morning in his own past, before he became a superhero in the gambling universe, before he met the love of his life, before Stan, the God of Poker, even knew Poker Boy existed.

    One problem: Poker Boy remembers the next fifteen years. He belongs in 2014, not 1999.

    So who broke all rules against time travel and transported him into his own past? The fate of the world rested once again on finding answers.

    And sometimes those answers can only be found in a poker game.

    I Killed Jessie Took

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith, returns to the world of his human garbage collector. A man without a real name who prides himself in his ability to take out the garbage of society.

    After going freelance, his former employer wants to take him to the curb as well. Not only must the garbage collector finish what he started, but play the killers coming after him as well.

    A twisted mystery in this second installment in the “I Killed…” series.

    Sleeping with the Goddess

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith, remembers clearly the early days of dating. The fear, the dreams, and the vivid imagination.

    “Sleeping with the Goddess” takes a glance inside one special date when reality sometimes gets mixed up in a guy’s mind. Especially when things on the date seem great and all girls represent a goddess.

     

    The Lady and the Seeders

    There is a story to this story. About a year ago I had an assignment from editor John Helfers to write a story for his Fiction River: How to Save the World anthology. Now understand, I am one of the executive editors on the Fiction River line of anthologies. But the editors of each volume have the final call on the stories in each volume (within reason).

    John had been pretty clear on what he wanted, but I had written “The Lady and the Seeders” a month before, starting it from the title and hadn’t done anything with it. And it was about saving the world, after all. So I sent it to John just to see if he was going to expand out his directions enough to include it.

    He wasn’t. He liked the story, though, and Kris liked the story, and I was kind of fond of it as well. But in his rejection letter to me, he said it felt like a novel.

    Now, as an editor, I say that to writers at times myself. Often frustrating to the poor writer, but in this case, John was right. It did feel like a plot of a novel. Sort of. So I put the story away and as I started into this Smith’s Monthly, I decided to write the novel from the short story.

    It’s called Against Time and it was in Smith’s Monthly #3.

    There are tiny parts of the story in the novel, and characters have shifted around, but the core of the book is similar to the short story. So in this fourth issue, I thought it would be fun and interesting for readers to show the short story that started the novel readers read the previous month.

    Serial Stories

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    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy

    A Western Serial Adventure

    Chapters 10-12

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith returns to his love of the wild west in this ongoing serial story.

    In the west in 1866, Jimmy Gray lives the adventure of his life.

    His family dead, his only brother sick, he must uphold the family honor and follow one of the most ruthless men to ever ride the trails.

    The very man who killed his parents and who holds Jimmy’s future.

    Western adventure in a modern new style.

    —-

    The Adventures of Hawk

    An International Serial Adventure

    Chapters 10-12

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith takes us on a thrill-ride adventure in some of the world’s most exotic places.

    In search of his missing father, Danny Hawk must survive against all odds and a long ways from home.

    In 1970, Egypt breeds danger for Hawk and his friends. Hawk’s only hope to find his father rests in staying alive and ahead of the dangerous men chasing him.

    Sometimes only a half-step ahead.

     

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    Cover art copyrights:
    All cover designs copyright @ 2013 WMG Publishing Inc.
    Monumental Summit cover art copyright © Custerposterdesigns
    “The Match” cover art copyright © Gabivili
    “I Killed Jessie Took” cover art copyright © Elena Volkova
    “Sleeping with the Goddess” cover art copyright © tko920
    “The Lady and the Seeders” cover art copyright © Bertrando
    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy cover art copyright © Designwest
    The Adventures of Hawk cover art copyright © Wisconsinart
     
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    Issue #3 Now Out!

    Issue #3

    A STORM FROM THE RELIC… A Poker Boy Short Story

    I KILLED ADAM CHASER… A Short Story

    THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BUFFALO JIMMY… Chapters 7-9 of Serial Story

    THE CASE OF THE PLEASANT HILLS MURDER…A Cold Poker Gang Short Story

    THE ADVENTURES OF HAWK…Chapters 7-9 of Serial Story

    OUT OF COFFEE EXPERIENCE… A Short Story

    THE FIRST TEE PANIC BOOK…And Other Very Real Golf Stories.
    Final third of a nonfiction human golf book

    AGAINST TIME… A full novel

    (see full descriptions of each below.)

    Novel…

    Against Time

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns with a second novel to the world of Dust and Kisses from the first issue of Smith’s Monthly.

    Paleontologist Callie Sheridan spent a few days deep in the Oregon Caves on a dig with three students from the University of Oregon. When she emerged, they found almost everyone in the world dead. Survival now became her only thought.

    Mathematician and galactic explorer Vardas Fisher dropped into orbit over a planet where almost all of the human life had been recently killed for no obvious reason. Suddenly hundreds of other ships, all human, appear in orbit and start working to save the remaining population of the planet.

    Together, Callie and Fisher work to discover the secrets of a galaxy that have been hidden in plain sight, even from the powerful humans who had rescued millions. And in the process, they just might change everything.

    Short Stories…

    A Storm from the Relic

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith writes about many regular characters, the most popular being Poker Boy.

    In this adventure, Poker Boy starts off spending a quiet evening in his favorite casino, playing poker and wining a little money as he waits for his girlfriend, Patty Ledgerwood, to get off work.

    Then a man walks in and sits at the table with a lucky charm that would turn out to not be so lucky for all of humanity. Can Poker Boy and his team act quickly enough to stop an ancient war from erupting once again?

    I Killed Adam Chaser

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith writes not only science fiction, but many thrillers and mystery stories.

    In “I Killed Adam Chaser” he introduces us for the first time to a very special secret agent. An agent who kills. An agent who prides himself in taking out the garbage of humanity.

    The agent likes his job until the day comes along that he meets one of the wives of the garbage he needs to send to the curb. And everything changes, but only in a way Dean Wesley Smith can imagine.

    The Case of the Pleasant Hills Murder

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith mentioned the Cold Poker Gang in his acclaimed thriller Dead Money.

    Now he introduces us for the first time to Retired-Detective Lott and the rest of the retired Las Vegas detectives who play poker, solve cold cases, and call themselves the Cold Poker Gang.

    They solve cases every week, but this case becomes very personal for Retired-Detective Lott. More so than any cold case he and the Gang ever tackled before. And as with most cold cases, solutions do not come easy. And answers tend not to be what anyone hoped.

    Out of Coffee Experience

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith enjoys playing against the limitations set up by time travel.

    In “Out of Coffee Experience,” an artist works in a moment of time to set up a perfect piece of art.

    Just hope you are not in his next work of art. But, of course, how would any of us ever know if someone from the future thought of us as nothing more than props?

    Serial Stories

    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy
    A Western Serial Adventure
    Chapters 7-9

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith returns to his love of the wild west in this ongoing serial story.

    In the west in 1866, Jimmy Gray lives the adventure of his life.

    His family dead, his only brother sick, he must uphold the family honor and follow one of the most ruthless men to ever ride the trails.

    The very man who killed his parents and who holds Jimmy’s future.

    Western adventure in a modern new style.

    The Adventures of Hawk
    An International Serial Adventure
    Chapters 7-9

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith takes us on a thrill-ride adventure in some of the world’s most exotic places.
    In search of his missing father, Danny Hawk must survive against all odds and a long ways from home.
    In 1970, Egypt breeds danger for Hawk and his friends. Hawk’s only hope to find his father rests in staying alive and ahead of the dangerous men chasing him.
    Sometimes only a half-step ahead.

    Nonfiction

    The First Tee Panic Book
    And Other Completely True Golf Stories

    Former PGA Golf Professional and USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains.
    Any golfer recognizes the fears, the patterns, the downright horrors of the first shot of a round. Ever topped that first shot just off the front edge of the tee box? Or worse yet, whiffed it completely?
    Come on, admit it. It happened. Remember?
    The problems with that first shot don’t start with the swing. Nope, the problems start in the parking lot. And this book will get you flawlessly from the parking lot, through the clubhouse, onto the driving range, over the putting green, and finally successfully off the first tee with a smile.

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    Issue #2 Now Out

    Issue #2

    Issue #2… November 2013.

    This second issue is even more fun than the first one.

    Every month around 90,000 words of original, never before published novels, short stories, serial stories, and nonfiction.

    The contents of this second issue are:

    Table of Contents

    A NIGHT WITH A FORGOTTEN GOD… A Poker Boy Short Story

    A PITY ABOUT THE DELUSION… A  Short Story

    THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BUFFALO JIMMY… Chapters 4-6 of Serial Story

    LONG SHADOW… A Short Story

    THE ADVENTURES OF HAWK… Chapters 4-6 of Serial Story

    THE MATCHBOX AGENDA…A Short Story

    THE FIRST TEE PANIC BOOK…And Other Very Real Golf Stories. Second third of a nonfiction human golf book

    THUNDER MOUNTAIN… A full novel

    (See full descriptions of each below.)

    Novel…

    THUNDER MOUNTAIN

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith weaves a science fiction tale of love and survival of two modern professors dealing with the past they both love and study.

    Offered a free trip into a remote Idaho wilderness that she loves and studies, Professor Dawn Edwards can’t refuse. On the trip she meets Professor Madison Rogers and they fall for each other before they even reach their destination.

    But living in the Old West proves to be a brutal task at times. Somehow, Dawn must survive to rescue herself, her friends, and the man she loves.

    A science fiction novel of love and survival and the Old West as only Dean Wesley Smith can write.

    Short Stories…

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    A Night with a Forgotten God

    A Poker Boy Story.

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to his most popular series that features the superhero Poker Boy and all his sidekicks.

    Poker Boy once again finds himself facing the task of saving someone. But this person seems to be a ghost.

    Can a simple poker player give a ghost a reason to live? If anyone can do it, Poker Boy can, all between hands of cards on a great Saturday night.

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    A Pity About the Delusion

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to his acclaimed world of the novel Dust and Kisses with a side adventure.

    Mandi Meyers wants to find her parents’ bodies. So she takes a trip to their home outside of Portland, Oregon, only to find impossible, yet familiar things.

    Sometimes we all must learn that nothing with parents ever changes.

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    Long Shadow

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith returns to the world of his acclaimed novel Dust and Kisses with a story set a few years ahead.

    Bub and Ben, two time travelers from a hundred years in the future harvest what they call “Shadows,” people destined to be killed when most of the population of the planet gets wiped out. The future needs those people to help society rebuild.

    But an alien human might have other ideas.

    —-

    Matchbox Agenda

    Ben Trager sucks as a person, a father, a husband. And he knows it. Everyone around him knows it as well.

    Lost, he stumbles into a Denny’s Restaurant and gets a special box of matches. Very, very special matches.

    Matches, that if used correctly, will save his life.

    USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith opens the door to a simple Denny’s Restaurant and gives us all a tiny peek into Rod Serlings’ Twilight Zone world just one more time.

    —-

     

    Serial Stories

    —-

    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy

    A Western Serial Adventure

    Chapters 4-6

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith returns to his love of the wild west in this ongoing serial story.

    In the west in 1866, Jimmy Gray lives the adventure of his life.

    His family dead, his only brother sick, he must uphold the family honor and follow one of the most ruthless men to ever ride the trails.

    The very man who killed his parents and who holds Jimmy’s future.

    Western adventure in a modern new style.

    —-

    The Adventures of Hawk

    An International Serial Adventure

    Chapters 4-6

    USA Today bestselling writer, Dean Wesley Smith takes us on a thrill-ride adventure in some of the world’s most exotic places.

    In search of his missing father, Danny Hawk must survive against all odds and a long ways from home.

    In 1970, Egypt breeds danger for Hawk and his friends. Hawk’s only hope to find his father rests in staying alive and ahead of the dangerous men chasing him.

    Sometimes only a half-step ahead.

     

     

    Nonfiction

    The First Tee Panic Book

    And Other Completely True Golf Stories

    Former PGA Golf Professional and USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith walks you step-by-step, club-by-club from your car to the first tee and beyond in a laugh-out-loud style that not only teaches, but entertains.

    Any golfer recognizes the fears, the patterns, the downright horrors of the first shot of a round. Ever topped that first shot just off the front edge of the tee box? Or worse yet, whiffed it completely?

    Come on, admit it. It happened. Remember?

    The problems with that first shot don’t start with the swing. Nope, the problems start in the parking lot. And this book will get you flawlessly from the parking lot, through the clubhouse, onto the driving range, over the putting green, and finally successfully off the first tee with a smile.

    —-

    Cover art copyrights:
    All cover designs copyright @ 2013 WMG Publishing Inc.
    Thunder Mountain cover art copyright © Philcold
    “Night with a Forgotten God” cover art copyright © Pmakin
    “Pity about the Delusion” cover art copyright © Ekaterina Yudina
    “Long Shadow” cover art copyright © Lembit Ansperi
    “Matchbox Agenda” cover art copyright © Helfei
    The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy cover art copyright © Designwest
    The Adventures of Hawk cover art copyright © Wisconsinart
    First Tee Panic Book cover art copyright  © Julien Tromeur