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Speakeasies and Spiritualists Is Now Out!

This has been a collection I’ve been excited about for a long time. I’m pleased to announce that Speakeasies and Spiritualists is now available on Amazon and at 18thWall Productions!

If you remember, I teased it on my last update.

My story, as well as one by my editor and dear friend James Bojaciuk, feature Rose Mackenberg who has been unjustly forgotten by history.  Not only does it feature stories featuring her (as far as James and I can tell our stories are the first times she appears in historical fiction), the collection also features some articles written by Mackenberg herself!

“All That Jazz” is a story that was fun to write and features to characters, Rose Mackenberg and Margaret McConnell.

Here’s your tease for why you should pick this up. You’ll see more of Margaret MacConnell again. In fact, this story will pop up again in the upcoming first full-length book of the All The Petty Myths series featuring Dr. Rosella Tassoni.

This collection features an amazing lineup: your’s truly, Josh Reynolds, Jon Black, James Bojaciuk, Peter Rawlik, John Linwood Grant, and a few more fun stories.

Speaking of, All The Petty Myths, hopefully I’ll have an update for you soon regarding that! In the meantime, enjoy Speakeasies and Spiritualists!

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Saucy Robot Stories – Featuring A New Short Story By Your’s Truly!

My short story “The Robot’s A Gentleman” is featured in the anthology Saucy Robot Stories edited by Jim Beard is now out in both print and ebook!

The world’s first fully functional robot, an ex-janitor, and a ballsy lady reporter walk into a bar… SAUCY ROBOT STORIES is equal parts funny, adventurous, thoughtful, and oh-so-pulpy…with a dash of “spicy” just to make it even more interesting. It features characters created by Jim Beard and brought to life by writers Justin Bell, Mary-Helen Norris, Aaron Smith, Travis Hiltz, Sam Gafford, and Chuck Miller in an early-1940s world the robot didn’t make, but he’s sure as heck trying to figure out. WARNING: THIS AIN’T YOUR GRAND-DAD’S ROBOT STORIES!

In 2013, Jim Beard took a chance on an author with only one publishing credit to her name. To this day, “Puzzle Pieces” from Lemon Herberts remains one of my favorite things on my CV.

I had an absolute blast getting the chance to work with Jim Beard again. To this day, my story in his anthology Lemon Herberts is one of my favorite things I’ve written.

So when he approached me about the chance to work together again, I jumped on it.

My story, “The Robot’s A Gentleman” is…

Oh, how to describe it.

It’s like the ending of Badge City: Notches, I don’t know how I came up with the idea but it is rather fun.

My story focuses on the plucky female reporter Doona. It was fun to get inside her head and bring a bit of her story to life.

Jim actually came on the Raconteur Roundtable with Rich Handley to talk about another project but inside the episode, we talk a little about the collection.

A few weeks ago, I got the final edits for the collection and it was the first time in a while I had sat down and read my story in it. I found odd references, little touches, and rather enjoyed myself reading a story that is a little different from what I usually do but was a fun challenge.

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Badge City: Notches Is Now Available

I’m pleased to announce that my first digest novel, Badge City: Notches is now available on Amazon.

“When young girls start showing up dead in family friendly locations around the city, Detective Deidre Tordano is called to solve the case. But between similarities to her daughter and the case getting close to home, does she have what it takes to find the culprit? Badge City: Notches follows Deidre as she solves a crime full of love, loss, and unheard cries.”

Created alongside Tommy Hancock of Pro Se Productions, Badge city is “A place where the tenacity and the courage of the Police force is legendary? A town where criminals know there are still good cops they should fear? A family that bleeds blue generation after generation? Welcome to Badge City. Badge City focuses on three generations of a familiy of police officers in a city so known for the strength and honesty of its law enforcement agencies, the world knows it as Badge City. And Author M. H. Norris introduces the world to not only the city, but to one member of the most respected police family in town- Deidre Gaye Brighton Tordano in the digest novel Badge City: Notches.”

This book has been a process that I will never forget and I am so glad that it is finally available for you all to read. Deidre has become near and dear to me over the process of writing this book and working with Tommy to create the world.

I guess here is a spot where I can thank some people.

Thanks to Tommy and the gang at Pro Se for giving me this chance and letting me bring this world to life.

Of course I have to thank God for giving me the chance to write a book. The whole process was full of God moments reminding me that I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him.

A special shoutout to my Mom, Joseph, and the rest of my family for not only putting up with me, but supporting me as I wrote this and always cheering me on.

James, thanks for editing the book. It wouldn’t have gotten done without you.

And Fraaand, thanks for putting up with the constantly cancelled plans and tears.

To all of my friends who where there to support me, were cheerleaders, and helped during the process, I can’t thank you enough.

And once again, a special thank you to my Papa. Wish you were here to read this.

I’m so excited for this book to be out. I hope you enjoy it.