Giveaway Winner Announced!

Many thanks to all who entered the giveaway to win a copy of my novel, Permelia Lyttle’s Guide to the End of the World.  I’m gratified to know that you’d all like to read my novel to find out all about Luray and Jason’s adventure! I wish I could send you all a copy!

Now to announce the winner.  Chosen at random, the winner is…. Kathryn Bulver!

Congratulations, Kathryn.  Please e-mail me with your address and I’ll get a copy of the book in the mail to you.



Book Giveaway: Permelia Lyttle’s Guide to the End of the World

According to the Mayans, the end of the world may be only three short weeks away. It’s a good thing Luray Flitch is on the job. With help from Permelia Lyttle’s crumbling manuscript and his trusty dog, Jason, he has a plan for any hapless survivors. If only people would stop trying to shoot him.

What better way to prepare for the possible end times than by entering to win a copy of Permelia Lyttle’s Guide to the End of the World?  For a chance to win my satirical novel of humankind’s swansong, just tell me if you think it will really be over on December 22, and if there’s still time to go out in style.

The contest closes Monday night, December 3rd. A winner will be chosen at random and announced Tuesday p.m., December 4th.

If you enjoy reading fiction that is liberal with humor and dog knowledge, then you should enter this giveaway now…while there’s still time!

“A Few Good Readers” Giveaway

My novel, Permelia Lyttle’s Guide to the End of the World is a book in need of an audience. If you love to read fiction, especially satire, then maybe you can help.

I’m looking for a few good readers to read my novel and then help me spread the word about it via reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, and social media.

If you think this book sounds like your cup of tea (you can read an excerpt here), and you’d like to help, please leave a comment at the end of this post, or contact me directly. I’ll be giving away up to five copies of the book.

Read “Permelia Lyttle’s Guide” Before It’s Too Late!

mayan calendarThe Mayan calendar runs out in December 2012. Does that fix the end of our world just a few months away? Or did the master stone carver simply run off with a waitress? The Incas favored 2013 and the Hopis are waiting for some type of white buffalo–it would seem that we’re safe for the time being. However, a Victorian psychic named Permelia Lyttle made one thing clear for this election year: humanity’s last call is just around the corner, and we’d better learn how to grow our own vegetables.

Before dying in a mental asylum, Permelia wrote a diary that would fall into the hands of a couple she called the “pilgrim and the bride-to-be.” All shaky and with foggy vision, Luray Flitch dons the mantle of Pilgrim and, assisted by the eccentric Abigail Lind, attempts to warn the world. That is the story of Permelia Lyttle’s Guide to the End of the World.  Just to be on the safe side, read this book before it’s too late!

The future of civilization is in the hands of Luray Flitch

The end of the world is coming, and you’re invited!jason character from Permelia Lyttle

One day in 2005, I imagined what it might be like to find a lost diary that contained valuable information about the end of the world creeping up on us. At the same time, I was muggled by a candy store variety of prescription drugs I was taking to hold back a mysterious illness that turned out to be a nerve problem in my jaw.  It was difficult to write under those conditions, so, as any good novelist does, I made notes. I extended the extremes of my condition into a character from rural Virginia, a writer who, unlike me, had grand success with a novel twenty years before. He was not only flat broke and terrified of the outside world, but desperately trapped in a horrid domestic situation.

Enter Luray Flitch. I enjoyed messing up his life even further by giving him a scattered brain, though I also provided a loyal and smart dog named Jason to take care of him.  I also gave him a Victorian mystery to solve and a sequel to upset him even further. Permelia is also the story of a 19th-century psychic who was imprisoned in an asylum and forced to give readings to the movers and shakers of American industry. The dog pictured here; that’s not Luray.  That’s Jason.