Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire Is Now Available!

Good news folks! My first crime/mystery novella Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire is now available for purchase in both print and ebook formats!

An infamous conman plans one last heist to escape the life of the underworld and start anew. But unexpected challenges and a surprise murder threaten to undermine his entire scheme. Will our conman get his new beginning or will the crimson waves of fate crash down and entomb him in the underworld forever?

Get your copy today on Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords. And add it to your Goodreads Shelf. As always if you’ve read any of my books please leave a review Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and or Goodreads.

I thank you in advance. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

-T.C.

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Cover Reveal: Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire A Crime/Mystery Novella

Today I’m pleased to present to you the cover of my first mystery/crime novella, Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire

What follows are the cover and synopsis below.

Synopsis:

After years of being haunted by what he calls ‘the chase’ Cooper Whitelaw, conman extraordinaire hatches one final con in Venice Beach, CA.  A con so big it’ll bring his life in the underworld to an end and grant him a new beginning.  No more lies, no more deception, and no more sorrow.

With his scheme well underway, things start to go awry when unexpected twists that Cooper didn’t plan for muddy the waters.  Determined to see his scheme to the end, Cooper rides the turbulent waves. But a murder turns the churning waters red with blood and places his plan in jeopardy.

Will Cooper Whitelaw live up to his name and get his new beginning or will the crimson waves of fate crash down and entomb him in the underworld forever?

This year I had the goal of writing and self-publishing three books. Back in April I released two poetry books and then suffered a period of writer’s block.  While I had plenty of ideas that I worked on nothing came to fruition at during this time. With no end of my foe in sight I decided to take a break. For my sabbatical, I enjoyed leisure reading and also listened to a number of classic radio dramas. It was during this period that the idea which became my first crime mystery came to me.

With the story completed I’ve accomplished my writing goal for the year and I’m looking forward to continuing the other ideas that I worked on (sequel to Orniainthi a prequel of sorts for I, Darcy and much more) and hope to publish them in the future.  Cooper Whitelaw, Conman Extraordinaire will be available by the end of this year.

Also check out my first Ask Me Anything on AMAFeed.com

Thank you for your support!

NaPoWriMo 2017 Days 1-3

Written by T.C. Harrison

Copyright 2017

I.

The April Fool

Is no more

 

Desiring to make

A change and take

The reins of fate

Away from those

Who want to control

Their destiny

They charged into

The unknown no

Longer afraid now

Remembering who they

Are and embracing

The path designed

Only for them

They keep walking

Closing in on

Their destiny

Now understanding who

They are to be

 

The April Fool

Is no more

 

II. Typical Sunday

Rising late eating

Breakfast, taking out

The trash, listening

To the annoying

Sounds of the

Neighborhood.

 

Cleaning the bathroom

Putting away the

Dry clothes while

Snacking on chips

Or mixed nuts

 

Eating a late

Lunch, taking a

Nap, waking up

Just in time

To watch Columbo

On MeTV.

 

Laying down at

Midnight as the

New day starts

To emerge in

Your dreams.

 

III. To the Basic Ass Couple

Every time it’s

The same problem

Loud conversation, aggressive

Make out sessions,

And the printing

Out of schoolwork.

After three months,

The inappropriate routine

Became stale and

My closed mouth

Had had enough,

So I spoke.

 

In a nice tone

Above a whisper

So only they

Could hear as

I didn’t want

To embarrass them

My warning only

Drove them to

Anger and they

Came at me

Defiant and intimidating,

Telling me their

Gross actions would

Continue

 

Next time I’ll

Be ready for

Them, with security

On the phone

And a smile

On my face

Don’t come for

Me unless I

Send for you

Writers: After completing a project, do you ever feel restless?

Recently I’ve completed writing my first novella Orniainthi (ebook now available, print arriving the week of March 6th-10th), and right now I’m feeling restless.

Right now I’m working on marketing and promotion for the novella, and I’ll start finishing editing my novel I, Darcy (out this October) in August.  The problem is I don’t know what to write next. Granted there are a couple of ideas/projects that I want to work on but I can’t seem to focus.  ezmagif

So my question to my fellow writers, after completing aproject, do you ever feel restless, and if so what do you do to combat the feeling?

Last week I immersed myself in researching my ancestry, which was interesting to say the least. But now I want to start working on another story.  There are three tugging at me.

 

There’s the sequel to Orniainthi, I have an idea of what’s going to happen next but I’m still not sure if I want to start on that right now.  Then there’s my space story Necrocalia-originally a comic idea that didn’t go as planned-but I feel so overwhelmed with all of the story building, etc. that I’ve created for it.  Finally there’s my story Ategar-also originally a comic idea-I’ve got it all outlined, but not sure if I want to commit.

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So you see this isn’t a case of writer’s block or maybe it is? I feel as if I ought to start on another project but at the same time I don’t want to rush into it. So my fellow writers, I’ve reached out to you.

What should I do?

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Orniainthi Book Cover, Teaser, & Blurb Reveal

This year I’ll publish three books: a novel, a novella and a poetry ebook. Today I’m revealing the book cover, teaser, and blurb from my upcoming mermaid fantasy novella Orniainthi. This is the first novella I’ve written and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you!

Without further ado here’s the book cover, teaser, and blurb.

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Teaser: A massive panic attack during a group dive keeps Dr. Viola E. Foy at her desk for eight years. An urgent request from a college friend marks her return to sea exploration. But deception, betrayal, a transformation, and the end of the world await her. Can Dr. Foy harness her new abilities, avoid capture and save the world in time?

Blurb:

During a dive, a massive panic attack sidelines oceanographer Dr. Viola E. Foy to her desk for eight years. An urgent call from college friend Dr. Devin Strucker marks her return to the ocean. The expedition starts off well, with Foy’s research aiding the team. But appearances are deceiving.

She’s betrayed and forced to dive illegally into Andros Island’s mysterious Black Hole. There an accident transforms Dr. Foy into a mermaid. Her newfound powers and abilities cause her to become a target for FUCA and the US Navy.

More adversity arrives when FUCA’s CEO Wendell Normand Galloway re-emerges from seclusion. His plans include the unleashing of an ancient sea monster and threaten to doom the world to a watery grave.

Can Dr. Foy harness her new abilities, avoid capture and save the world in time?

Orniainthi’s set to be released next month and I’ll give the exact soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaser:

An urgent request from a college friend marks Dr. Viola E. Foy’s return to sea exploration. She’s to help an agency find the perfect spot for a self-sustaining underwater colony. But deception, betrayal, a transformation, and the end of the world await her. Can Dr. Foy harness her new abilities, avoid capture and save the world in time?

Blurb:

For eight years, oceanographer Dr. Viola E. Foy stayed at her desk and didn’t venture out into the sea. That changes when she receives an urgent request from a college friend Dr. Devin Strucker. 

Now Vice President of the Future Underwater Colonization Agency (FUCA), Strucker needs Foy’s help. Foy joins the expedition to find the perfect spot for a self-sustaining underwater colony.

But things aren’t what they appear to be.  

Forced to dive into the mysterious Black Hole, an accident transforms Dr. Foy into a creature of the sea. This makes her a wanted commodity for both FUCA and the US Navy who join forces to capture her. 

A bigger problem lies on the horizon after FUCA’s recluse CEO’s secrets come to light. These secrets and the unleashing of an ancient sea monster doom the world to a watery grave. 

Can Dr. Foy harness her new abilities, avoid capture and save the world in time?