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Retrieval Artist Fans! A New Novella!

9780615783581_p0_v1_s260x420I know, I know, you all are impatiently waiting for the next Retrieval Artist novel. I’m scurrying to finish the third book in the remaining four-book (I hope) arc that will complete the Anniversary Day Saga. For those of you who don’t know, the next book in the series turned into four books. WMG Publishing and I decided to publish those four books two months apart, starting in December.

I know that’s a long wait. The latest book should have been out in December of 2013. Instead, I give you this novella included in Fiction River #8, Moonscapes. The novella, titled “A Murder of Clones,” introduces an important new character in the Retrieval Artist universe, Judita Gomez. So this standalone tale should tide you over until the book comes out in December.

As for Fiction River, give it a try. Dean Wesley Smith edited this volume, which I’ve read cover to cover. It’s great. It includes fantastic writers like Steven Mohan Jr., Lisa Silverthorne, Scott William Carter, and Annie Reed. So lots of great reading for a great price. You can find the book in trade paper in your favorite bookstore and ebook in all ebookstores, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords. (The audio book will be out sometime in the future, date to be determined.) Or you can subscribe to the series.  Enjoy!


  1. Lizz Lizz
    February 19, 2014    

    Really excited to read this! I have a kind of involved question for you. I am an avid Goodreads user and librarian, and I like to babysit your Goodreads page. I have been trying to keep the series page for The Retrieval Artist up to date, but the numbering/ordering is getting a little tricky, especially when incorporating all the latest novellas. The latest one in the Fiction River: Moonscapes anthology has the same name as the full-length novel that is to be published Dec. 2014ish? I have matched what I could to your website, and I think I’ve got a handle on it now, but maybe you could take a peek and see if I’ve gotten it right?


    I gravitated towards Goodreads a couple years ago because it was the only way I could keep track of all my favorite authors and their releases. It was how I found The Retrieval Artist series in the first place, so I like to give back and make it easier for others to use Goodreads and discover amazing works like yours. Goodreads is also sometimes the only way to keep short stories straight: where in the series they fit, if they’ve already been released previously in anthology format, etc. So if you have the inclination (and time) to cruise on over and doublecheck my work, I’d appreciate it. Thanks, and happy writing!!

    • February 19, 2014    

      Thanks, Lizz. I appreciate all the work on this. Fantastic.

      The novella had the title first, but I finished the novel and realized that the title fits the whole book. (This writing out of order thing is so weird.) Anyway, the novella is included in the front of the novel (but revised somewhat).

      I’ll head over to the Goodreads page now. Thank you for doing this!

    • February 19, 2014    

      It’s really close, Lizz. Thank you. Here are the corrections (I e-mailed you too.)

      The Retrieval Artist novella (written first) is always last. Even after all the books. Same with The Retrieval Artist and Other Stories (that’s just a reprint of the first novella).

      Talia’s Revenge doesn’t have a number yet, but it’s probably not #14. It’s probably later.

      Sadly, I have no idea where “The Impossibles” fits yet. So wherever you want to put it.

      Thanks again!

      • Lizz Lizz
        February 19, 2014    

        *fan girl squeeeee* thanks for the quick response. The page has been updated, should be more accurate now. Thanks again, and I’ll stop distracting you now from all that important writing you have to do!!

        • February 19, 2014    

          Thanks, Lizz. I greatly appreciate it. And, um, I better get to that novel now, huh? 🙂

    • February 19, 2014    

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