Chapter One of Storm Chaser is available to preview on Amazon.com and the Whiskey Creek Press website. But here’s a glimpse from near the beginning of Chapter Two, where we meet the mysterious, disaster prone Luther Magee in an Indianapolis motel room:
“…A tornado from one of those isolated storm cells brought a close call to a state trooper, who narrowly escaped being caught while tracking the twister.”
Added by Mark R Hunter on December 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
It’s time to buy Christmas presents. Feeling the pressure yet? Me, too.
You might expect me to try and talk you into buying one of my books, and who am I not to meet your expectations? Think of it this way: Storm Chaser and most of Storm Chaser Shorts are set in the middle of a summer heat wave. Readers who hate summer will say, “I’m so glad it’s winter!” Readers who love summer will say, “Thank goodness – something to take my mind off…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on December 1, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
At the moment I have two short stories sent in to science fiction magazines, a third to a writing contest, and a revised novel to a publisher, and I’m waiting to start the editing process on a second novel that’s been accepted by Whiskey Creek Press (The Notorious Ian Grant). There’s also a self-published novella that should come out early next year, and a space opera series I’m working on that you’ll hear more about next year.
Added by Mark R Hunter on November 15, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights: A Century Or So With The Albion Fire Department is now a library book.
The Noble County Public Library has four copies: one each at the Albion, Cromwell, and Avilla branches, and a forth at the Albion branch in the genealogy/reference area. I know, right? I’m a reference book! So much for all those gym teachers who said I’d never amount to anything.
That puts my name on three books at those libraries:…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on November 12, 2013 at 3:51pm — No Comments
Storm Chaser Shorts, “Vantage Point”:
A single loud crack provided his only warning. His arms shot out, but met air empty of anything except humidity. Then the water swallowed him up.
Luther Magee would drown, without anyone ever knowing it was all Allison Craine’s fault.
Added by Mark R Hunter on November 1, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK
I was deluged with requests to write a sequel to my first novel. I’m not even exaggerating: There were a few dozen requests. For me, that’s as much a deluge as what used to come through my kitchen ceiling. People like the characters, and want to hang around them for awhile longer, an idea that’s launched many good story continuations.
Sequels aren’t a new idea. I’ve often mentioned The Wizard of Oz,…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on October 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Whiskey Creek Press will be publishing the sequel to Storm Chaser!
The Notorious Ian Grant, which should come out next fall, takes place just after the events of Storm Chaser. Although there are general spoilers referencing the end of the first book, I took care to write the second in such a way that you don’t really have to read Storm Chaser in order to enjoy it – although I’d prefer you did.
While Storm Chaser is a romantic comedy, The…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on October 8, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Albion author Mark R Hunter, who has three published books and writes a humor column that appears in three local newspapers, will be on hand in Columbia City October 16th to talk about writing and humor, and sign copies of his books, and maybe actually be funny.
Hunter will appear at the Peabody Library, at 1160 E Hwy 205 in Columbia City, from 6-8 p.m., in a gathering hosted by the…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on October 7, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Storm Chaser Shorts placed third for Best Short Story Collection at the eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair. Thanks to those who voted, and to whoever nominated me!
First place is Storm Damage by John A.A. Logan (which pretty much confirms that I was right to change the name of my Storm Chaser sequel), and second place is Cage Life by Karin Cox. All the winners can be found here:
Added by Mark R Hunter on August 27, 2013 at 11:49pm — No Comments
My short story collection, Storm Chaser Shorts, has been nominated for best short story collection in the 2013 Festival of Words virtual book fair. All it needs is … you to vote for it! Voting requires registration, but it’s pretty easy – and you can ignore the ad material that comes at the end, even though at first glance it seems to be part of the registration process. Here’s the link to the short story choices:
Added by Mark R Hunter on July 4, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments
I’ve received my first ever award nomination for original fiction!
The 2013 eFestival of Words Award Nominations are out, and Storm Chaser Shorts has been nominated in the Best Short Story Collection category. In addition to that, the anthology My Funny Valentine, which carried a humor piece by me, received a nomination in the Best Anthology category. All the nominations can be found here:
Added by Mark R Hunter on May 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
lenawinfreyseder talks short stories, and puts me in good company:
Time to write more!
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 31, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Today I’m guest blogging, and sharing a somewhat off-kilter look at my home state:
“Would I have time to write as a space pirate?”
Added by Mark R Hunter on March 4, 2013 at 9:54pm — No Comments
More Amazon reviews have come in for Storm Chaser:
My first three star review! Wait, that’s not good. Ah, but you…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 22, 2013 at 12:40am — No Comments
For those of you sick of chocolate or flowers, or chocolate flowers (how could anyone be sick of chocolate?), don't forget that you can again order a copy of the humor anthology My Funny Valentine, which includes a piece by me, to tickle the rib of the one you love. If you got them that book last year it's treading thin ice to get it again, but then you could always pick up my novel Storm Chaser or its prequel, Storm Chaser Shorts, for the romantic comedy loving love you…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on February 5, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Story Time is a revised version of a previous book titled The Story Book. In this volume only the top seven screenplays of my 27 script collection are included. These are the stories that made the rounds in national and international screenplay competitions, as far as the finals. Both Saber-Toothed Cat and Storm Shadows made the finals in two popular script contests. The five others included here made it as far as the semi-finals.
See Story Time Website at: …Continue
Added by Larry A. Jaggard on January 28, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments
Today I’m interviewed by … Sir Poops, and Hairball:
“It just keeps me from rummaging through the house for something even worse.”
Added by Mark R Hunter on January 16, 2013 at 8:43pm — No Comments
Do you speak French? Neither do I, but I just found out my published works are available at the French version of Amazon:
Added by Mark R Hunter on January 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
“Words With the Big Guy” was originally a gift to readers who bought my novel Storm Chaser last Christmas; this year, it was printed in the Christmas insert of the Albion New Era, Churubusco News, and Northwest News newspapers. The story was inspired by “Santa’s Spirit”, which I wrote in 2006 for the Christmas edition of my column, “Slightly Off the Mark”.
“Words With the Big Guy” features Beth Hamlin, a popular character from…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on December 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Hey, did you remember that Christmas is coming? Yeah, me too. One of those great things about Christmas is also one of those awful things about Christmas: finding the perfect gift.
Well, far be it from me to suggest that your favorite person of interest might like a copy of my novel or short story collection – oh, wait, that’s what I’m here for. They’re easy gifts, more entertaining than a subscription to C-Span and a lot less expensive than a…Continue
Added by Mark R Hunter on December 11, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments