Only ONE copy of Saving Boone and ONE of Dancing with Cannibals left. Buy ONE of either nonfiction books and get any one fiction novel FREE. Last day. Remember, I'll ship anywhere in the US for an additional $5 for both books. LAST DAY for this offer.
I posted on the link tab the link to my presentation last night. Let me know what you think. I'm afraid to watch. I'm afraid I was too intimidating.
I've added a new blog on my relationship with Bonanza and Dortort, and, in anticipation for its being shared on a western website, I've removed the short story "The Vacation," and will share links of where you can find it when it's posted. In conjunction with that airing, I will be offering a new book deal for October.
2020 was going to be my year. Lots of great things (and one bad) happened between coming home from Crete in October 2019 and the beginning of the lockdown in March 2020. And now I face nothing but the negative, continuing. I don't expect anything more now, and maybe that's better -- a lack of expectation. I released From Lincoln to Trump in the midst of a swarm of highly promoted books by other people, and my first presentation of the entire year, after several were cancelled, Historical Attitude, is coincidentally on the night of the first presidential debate being promoted ad nauseum. I've already decided that, since From Lincoln to Trump never had a chance, to release the second edition that covers the end of this election cycle, so that at least there's more reason to buy a copy after Trump's (hopefully) gone. I signed with an agency late last year, finally made a commercial in June, got paid big bucks and never saw it air. I sold an article to a national magazine, and won't see pay for a year. And to top it all off, I stil might lose my teeth. So no, it never pays to hope. All you can do is fill your days with activity, and try not look ahead or behind. The book sale I offered in September hasn't generated ANY interest, so in October, I'll try something else. What can any of us do in a pandemic, but keep trying? I'm pretty sure hope should no longer play a factor, however.
SALE ENDS SOON! Buy one nonfiction get one fiction free! I have some extra stock of out-of print books, as you'll note in the box featured on the left. Once they're gone, they're gone. Even though they're no longer available at Amazon or from the publisher, they're still good reads. All will be re-published, if I have to do it myself, with better covers, of course. Saving Boone, for instance, will be a young adult called Legend of a Kiowa Son. The publisher really screwed me over on that one.
TUESDAY 9/29 is my presentation at the Beloit Library. Call if you want to be there in person. That's where you can pick up the buy one get one free offer. Buy either of my nonfiction at $10 and get any fiction book free.
I have added more to MY WORKS and also feature my shorter works as side tabs on two of the pages with sample reads. Would love to know what you think!
And please, I beg anyone who gives a review. If you cannot find something good about the book you're reading to mention in the review, do NOT give it five stars. If you give it five stars, be specific, even with just one sentence, about why it deserves that rating. Otherwise it just sounds like someone is being nice to me, and I am not an author for that reason. Thank you.
Wish it hadn't taken me so long to figure out how to do the "My Works" page. Now you can go there, see all my books listed on the front page, and then click on the one you're interested in to read more about, and get a sample of the book, as well as a link to buy if you're ready. Works slick! Now all I have to do is figure out how to do a newsletter and what kind of fun info to put in the side slots. I do have two Journal of an Undead offerings available for sale, so I could focus on that series somewhere like that. Watch for more coming soon!
I just added a new blog on the evolution of the political parties in the US from 1788 to 1856, a project I've been wanting to do since getting my BA in history in 2000. I did it for a history professor who said it couldn't be done, and he never said anything to me about it, and never gave it back. Well, I didn't have a copy, but it's easy enough to create using the internet. I will flesh out this blog and include it in the second edition of "From Lincoln to Trump," which I will work on after the elections are done, and include more information on the feminist movement and abortion rights. I will also add a biblio and index, since there will no longer be such a rush to get it out. I find political history fascinating, and I hope you enjoy this blog. This one uses mostly Wikipedia, because it's a test to see how accurate they are. If you see any inaccuracies please let me know. I'll be using other sources to flesh it out from inclusion in the book. I hate inaccuracies.
Monette Bebow-Reinhard spent years, while raising children, satisfying her artistic bent by acting, directing and writing plays. She wrote her first movie script in 1975 but author William Peter Blatty said it was already a move. In 1993 she gained access to the world of Bonanza through contact with its producer/creator, David Dortort. After three years, during which she promoted a script she wrote, she met with him in LA and convinced him she could write Bonanza material. After the Calder contract ended, she became the authorized Bonanza writer with two novels published, now in 2nd and 3rd editions. She continues to write movie scripts and has won several minor awards. Her first Bonanza novel, Felling of the Sons, won two awards; a first and a second place. She earned a master's in history in 2006 and Dortort felt her vision of the Civil War, and of Lincoln, was the same as his. She picked up a co-author for Dancing with Cannibals, an African historical in 1906, using his research and vision to help him make it a controversial and exciting adventure, and between 2016 and 2017 got three publisher contracts for three novels that are no longer available, due to her disappointment in these publishers. She is seeking new publishers for new edits of two of them. She has done a lot of film acting in recent years, including a major commercial set to air this month. She is hosting an educational series in Portage, and she is also a paid screenwriter.
Bebow-Reinhard’s most recent publication is From Lincoln to Trump: a political transformation; written because she was tired of people not understanding why our first black president was a Democrat. With this book, and her other book, she calls herself a journalistic historian. Facts and attitudes are needed to understand this nation's history.
CIVIL WAR & BLOODY PEACE: FOLLOWING ORDERS – a soldier's orders that are followed between 1862 and 1884 show relevance to today's world. Divisiveness today is easier to understand, and maybe even to deal with when we see the similarities related to race and equal rights. How did we get this way?
FELLING OF THE SONS – In 1860 Nevada, after the Paiute War, a father fights a nemesis out to destroy all he loves. His dilemma, when all three of his sons are in danger in different directions, which one does he rescue first?
MYSTIC FIRE – The Civil War in the East reaches Nevada when runaway slaves are sent to find a Cartwright to help stop Lincoln and end up tearing the family apart.
DANCING WITH CANNIBALS – Are cannibals monsters or real people? You might be surprised. Follow the adventures of two colonists to the Belgian Congo in 1906 and discover the reason some cultures eat human flesh, and how they struggled in this historical fiction to keep their world from being decimated.
ALIEN LOVERS – This adventure into the source of the human soul pairs a vampire with an alien who is bent on turning the Earth "back." A must read for the trilogy adventure "Journal of an Undead."
GRAVEYARD: A dead woman chases her identical twin to a new town in this hilarious attempt to claim her husband and her children, getting them all mixed up in some afterlife hi-jinx.
THE BIGHORN DECEIT: A soldier who befriends Custer follows disingenuous orders to the Little Bighorn. A FINALIST IN THE 2020 CREATIVE WORLDS AWARD COMPETITION.
AWAKENED: In 1503 Greece a cowardly Janissary Turk soldier falls for a Sultan's slave. They are killed trying to escape and he returns as vrykolakas—vampire. She follows him in spiritual form to help him learn to fight his thirst. NOW AVAILABLE AT AMAZON - a new way to read a short story, in script form. Try it! If this is successful I can put others there as well.
POS AMERIKA or RIO GRANDE RIVER WALL WAR: A political superhero romp COMEDY/SATIRE features Mexican mythological heroes determined to stop the wall from being built between the US and Mexico when a girl calls to them for help to see her mother one last time. The evil US president wants the wall to control drug trafficking.
DEAD MAN'S PASS: A cattle drive composed of a variety of immigrants sets out to unhaunt a canyon pass where other drovers have met their fate. When they are joined by a man cursed to go through a third time, the Indian drover must find a way to share his secret.
IF IT RAINS IN PARIS: scheduled to turn into a novel, this follows the adventures of a mother, her daughter and granddaughter on a trip to Europe, in an attempt to bond and heal old wounds. Based on a true story. SUBMITTED TO NETFLIX IN THEIR OPEN VIEWING WINDOW IN 2020.