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[Readers Update] Another cute calf arrives - and a fiction update plus new course for you...

Our 5th calf dropped... Another fiction anthology updated, plus a course returns...


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  • Namerators ready for this new bull calf, please...
  • Another updated Ghost Hunters Anthology for you.
  • Count to Four Course is now here for you - at it's new home.
  • Romance research and tiny home construction continue.
  • Become a First Reader by joining the Insider's Club and sending me an email...

Farm News

Our fifth calf has coloring that's a surprise. While black is usually dominant, we can figure it this way: his dad is a registered Hereford, but if you note, the momma has a white face - which means she has some Hereford in her own bloodline, although her mom's own sire is a Belted Galloway. (White-faces on cattle generally come from Hereford stock, somewhere.)

So that makes this calf 1/2 Hereford, 1/4 Galloway, and the rest is some mix. So there is more Hereford in him than everything else. Meaning, he's a stand-out red because Nature loves to surprise us.

Namerator alert: This calf has no other white on him than his cute face, so should give you inspiration for your internal namerator. So send your suggestions in by just replying to this email.

PS. You may recall "Grannie Stripe", named for her own white-striped face. Her mother was solid red with a white face..., some 17 years ago.)

Cozy Cottage (Tiny Home) Progress

That split-level loft now set in place with a nice solid floor. The remaining nailers for the ceiling are going in. I hope to be working on the sheathing starting this next Monday. ("While Man plans, God laughs.") At least it's dry to work inside with all of this rain...

Walls will be antique white and ceiling to be a semi-gloss white - both working to give us more space and light inside. I expect to put a dark brown color on the loft deck, which then predicts the trim might wind up be that same brown as well, but we'll see...

New Fiction Re-release - Ghost Hunters Anthology 09

Again, in these re-issues. I'm updating the backmatter as well as ensuring the paperback is available. The link (below) will later be updated for each, with links to where that paperback version is available.


“Well, this is curious - I’ve only got papers that say to take one of you.”

My two latest deaths stood in front of me.

“The other is supposed to keep on living. But here you both are.”

Neither spoke to volunteer which was which.

“So, you both intend to keep on living, in spite of my orders to take one of you.”

Silence signaled assent.

“You know that no one has ever cheated Death. Just because you have some spirit-guides looking out for you doesn’t mean I won’t end up with one - or even both of you.”

I tapped a long, bony finger.

“Or maybe all four of you, just to make it completely fair. Because the more those two gals are working to keep you both alive, the more they are just making a bargain with me.”

The two men standing there looked at each other.

Then turned to me and shrugged. At the same time, like they’d rehearsed it.

“Alrighty, then. The Game is on. Let’s see who can beat Death and keep living. It’s like always - all or nothing.

“And I never lose…”

This anthology contains:

- The Healers Chronicles: Birthdays - 01 by S. H. Marpel
- The Healers Chronicles: Origins - 02 by S. H. Marpel
- Lazurai Homecoming by J. R. Kruze, S. H. Marpel
- When Death Lives Twice by S. H. Marpel

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Over 54K words, 221 pages.

Our Pay What You Want edition:

Available at all major online outlets:

If You Can Count to Four Course is back!

These are 7 streaming videos which lay out the core data of this book. 


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The biggest revelation is that, like Dorothy's ruby slippers, you already know most of this. The problem is that you've been trained not to believe it.

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7 streaming videos, latest PDF version of the ebook - which includes transcripts and bonus lessons.

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Based on the genius of Eugene Schwartz and his lifetime of work in advertising. This audio course is based on a review of his continually best-selling "Breakthrough Advertising".

Again, stay tuned....

What's Ahead?

Studying Romance continues - and testing what I discover in person...

My regular week is interrupted by my "research days" where Romance takes the front burner. Occasionally, one of these days also aligns with my weekly auction visit. Where my research companion gets to dive into all things farming, among other her delights. Otherwise, I can't complain when other work (the cozy cottage on wheels above) takes the back burner for those days. All this research will, as I mentioned, change my writing style as I get more grounding in this area. In addition to giving me another brilliant "what-iffer" to help me brainstorm new story ideas.

And meanwhile... The updating and re-publishing continues. 

I'm continuing in updating all the Ghost Hunter Anthologies. There are 14 of them, so you can get your collections updated. We're just over half-way now. Once those are done, then I'll be reviewing and updating all the other anthologies in order of how well they are selling (or your own favorites...)

I'm now publishing the ready courses, as well as backlogged audio books that haven't been published. These take more time than simply updating an existing book. Time I have to carve out somehow...

All this means is that you are still going to have some refreshed reading material every week, while I'm busy on the farm, building stuff, and "studying" real-world romance in my "spare" time.

So - stay tuned...

Oh - wait, there's more: The recent results just confirm all I've been telling (some of) you for years - you can actually have and be anything and everything you want out of life. Really. Whether it's finding a dear companion or a million-dollar salary. And it's all in that "Strangest Secret Collection" (my characters named it the "decoder ring"). You only have to take the leap of faith and put it into use...

(Again, to get your updated copy, just reply to this and ask - I'll send you the most recent edition if you don't have yours or misplaced it.) As well, I do need to get some courses up, so I'll start working these in once I get all the major non-fiction books republished.

Become a First Reader

First readers have now become collaborators. And get the first inklings of a story before anyone else except me. Our interactions are what result in the Notes editions for each book. It's simple to become one - just raise your hand.

How to Raise Your Hand: Join the no-cost Insider's Club and then send me an email that you have. Tell me what you bring to the table. If you make a good case, I'll include you on my First Reader Emails.

Expect great things over the next year - and continuing...

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I hope your life is not too interesting to be overwhelming, but sufficiently engaging to keep you amused. (Like some of us here...)



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