Saturday, January 15, 2022

I Have a New Short Story Available!

Yes!  My latest Once Upon a Western short story is available for FREE as an ebook for Kindle or Nook!  

"Who Lived in a Shoe" is another sequel to One Bad Apple, and it also ties up to Dancing and Doughnuts.  I love getting to reveal how the characters from different books have ties to other characters, even though each book stands on its own.

Here's the official synopsis for "Who Lived in a Shoe," which is my reimagining of a Mother Goose rhyme:

Levi Dalton is disappointed. He'd had high hopes for this visit from Uncle Matthew's old cavalry friend, Mr. Jones. Even though Mr. Jones brought along his wife, children, and a sister-in-law, surely he would have time to reminisce with Uncle Matthew about their time in the war. Then Levi would get to hear the kinds of exciting stories his father used to tell. 

But Levi's little cousins and the Jones children keep causing mischievous problems, not to mention the trouble Levi's new dog gets into. It seems like Uncle Matthew and their guests will spend the whole visit cleaning up messes, rescuing ruined meals, and disciplining children. Will Levi ever get to hear the stories of glory he's been craving? Find out in this short story sequel to One Bad Apple!

You can get "Who Lived in a Shoe" as an ebook from Amazon here and from Barnes and Noble here.  Once you've read it, please leave a review when you get a chance!  You can also add it to your Goodreads shelf here.

(Please note that, like my other short stories, this is free for Nook everywhere, but only free for Kindle in the US -- Amazon gets fussy and won't price-match for other countries, so it does cost the tiniest amount they'll allow there.)

By the way, subscribers to my author newsletter got to read this story back before Christmas already!  I always give newsletter readers a chance to read them before the rest of the world.  If you're not signed up for my author mailing list, you can do that right here.  I send out a newsletter about once a month, and I also send short announcement messages once in a while.  

ALSO... when you sign up, you'll receive a welcome email that contains info on how to access my short story "Let Down Your Hair," a sequel to Dancing and Doughnuts that retells Rapunzel.  That story is currently ONLY available to newsletter subscribers...


  1. I'm not sure, but I thiiiink this might be my favorite of your short stories so far. Always fun to be back in Levi's head, and Uncle Matthew is A+++.

    I already posted a review to Goodreads, but I copied + pasted it to Amazon this morning too!

    1. Eva, I really love it too. So many cool people to hang out with!

      Thanks for the review :-)


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