Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Fish Fact

I've had this newspaper clipping beside my office desk for over five years.

Monday, June 26, 2023

fickle fate

Ahh, fickle fate! MAGIC ISLAND is at my old college library but nobody has checked it out!

Friday, June 23, 2023

Neptune's Chapters

Here are the chapter titles for NEPTUNALIA. Maybe they will reel you in...... The Times of Rome, The Neptune Theatre, Faith, Prayer, At the Center of a Wheel, Paperclip Hero, Ahead of the Future, The Flying Dog, The Athens Hotel, American Automaton, Poseidon Fish n Chips, The Fourth Floor, Disappearance, The Finder of Lost Souls, Intuition, The Next Picasso, The End of Neptunalia, Fifty Years, In the Morning, Contacting Other Worlds, Issues, The Counterfeit Reality Machine, Nick the Eel vs. The Tin Terror, A John Dillinger Movie, Only in Tokyo, The Nearest Rain, June on the Moon, The Fake, A Nite with Melvin Shore, For the Faithful, Aurora Bridge, Along the Voyage, Daydreaming, Living in Water, The Law of the Jungle, Balloon Animals, Greta Garbo, Servitude, Santa Monica, Neptune’s Warning, Whirlpool, In a Blue Rowboat, Miracle Water, Calypso

Thursday, June 22, 2023

2023 Novels

As promised, 2023 is Good Deed Rain's year of the novel! Published 4 so far: The Air Over Paris, Neptunalia, The Worrys, American Mantra. Nearly done writing a 5th one. Hope you're enjoying them.


The new novel NEPTUNALIA will be published July 5, available from Amazon. It's my tribute to the old Neptune Theatre in Seattle. Every night years ago they showed a different double feature, opened me eyes matey! It was a big part of old Seattle history to see their calendar on everyone's refrigerator. When that temple stopped showing films, this novel begins with Neptune leaving, swimming up to where our author now lives. Neptune requests a book be written about him and this is it! There is an inspired cast of characters who become entwined with Feldspar Spoon's Counterfeit Reality machine. Humor, action, mystery and fun! The 190 pages of this novel are brought to life with illustrations by Aaron Gunderson and the cover design is by Priya Shalauta. Here's the cover spread. It's the sort of book someone will one day find and be entranced!

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Pongo on Page 57

The next Good Deed Rain novel will be arriving soon. Here’s a peek at page 57. I asked Aaron to draw a gorilla as a bellboy. Not just any gorilla either—constant readers will remember movie star White Pongo who first appeared in the 2019 novel, Walt Amherst is Awake. Aaron is letting me give you a Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake experience with these books—hope you enjoy.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Neptune Cover

Sneak preview of the next book cover! Illustration by Aaron, Priya helped with production. This novel stars Neptune and a Counterfeit Reality machine. More about this adventure soon, stay tuned.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Almost Harvey

The new novel features a cameo by James Stewart. Aaron illustrated that chapter. For 30 years, I've been challenging him to draw Harvey and he finally almost did!

Thursday, June 15, 2023

New Cronco and Marconi

Been working on finishing the template for the next novel. It's almost ready...Here's a page spread of Cronco and Marconi drawn by Aaron Gunderson. The book is fully illustrated by this amazing artist. It's a fun book, stay tuned for more.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Stay tuned for more on the next Good Deed Rain book. It will be the 5th adventure starring The Great Marconi and Cronco. Here are the other 4:

The Great Marconi and Dog

We're preparing the next novel for publication. It features artwork by Good Deed Rain star-artist, Aaron Gunderson. The new book also features the return of The Great Marconi and Cronco. As seen here, Marconi is having trouble with his dog-walking job.

Monday, June 5, 2023