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Hey everyone! Sorry for being gone so long – I’m going to try to get back on top of posting – but I return with exciting news! My short story, “Sign of the Rose,” has been published by Crimson Streets, who also published “The Lazarus Riddle.” It’s a Victorian-era murder mystery which I’m quite proud of.

They have also provided the above gorgeous illustration by L.A. Spooner that I cannot praise enough. It captures the gothic mood of the story perfectly and I would not have chosen any other scene to depict.

Please take the time to check the story out if you have a minute!

“Someone’s coming for us,” Calvin said as he sat down opposite Algernon Brook’s padded brown armchair, searching the shadows behind the looming bookcases in the study as though they might hide paper-thin assassins. “They killed Cameron and we’re next.”

Read Sign of the Rose here!

First of all, I want to apologize for the lack of activity over the past month. A combination of work, lack of energy, and writer’s block led to the least productive writing month of my life. Hopefully I can get things back on track for the New Year.

Secondly, I’m excited to announce the publication of a short mystery called “The Lazarus Riddle.” You can read it for free on Crimson Streets complete with a brilliant illustration by the talented Tim Soekkha!

“The Lazarus Riddle” by J.A. Prentice, featuring art by Time Soekkha. Riddle me this…How does a self-proclaim messiah get shot point-blank in the chest in front of multiple witnesses, be pronounced dead by the medical examiner, and laid in-state, suddenly get over his death? Is Cavan Bishop really the Messiah resurrected? The woman who shot him swears she shot him “proper”, yet he’s appeared in flesh and blood once again. It was up to PC Tara Connor and the mysterious consultant Victoria Burton to crack the seemingly impossible case. Whatever you think the answer is, you won’t be right.

Thanks to all my incredible followers. Wishing you all an excellent New Year and hoping to have some more content for you soon!

Some exciting news: my fantasy short story, “Bright Young Thing,” has been published by Swords and Sorcery Magazine. You can check it out here.

I’m a few days late on this because I’m basically a real-life version of the old absent-minded professor trope,but my Sci-fi Flash Fiction “Multitasking” has been published on the website 365 Tomorrows!

Check it out here!

Hopefully, this is the first of many publications to come.

It is my great pleasure to announce that the short story Spiral: A Death Foretold is now available on Amazon Kindle for the low, low price of $0.99!

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Millionaire actor Webster Dowling Blue knows that he will die at Midnight on the 7th of September. His prophetess told him. When the police refuse to listen to him, he charges skeptical private detective Kenna McAlister with a seemingly impossible task: prevent his murder before it occurs. As she goes deeper into the web of secrets surrounding Blue, she must question everything. Is something truly supernatural occurring? Or is there another, far more sinister explanation?

Purchase here!