Saturday, September 8, 2012

Looking for A Good Book to Read?

In looking to promote Reno Splits online I've come across a great Website, Goodreads, a site that contains a lot of good information about books other people have read and, often have written reviews about. You can find best sellers, fiction, non-fiction, eBooks--and a lot more. Check it out.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Reno Splits Now Available Online

The publication process is complete. RENO SPLITS is now available on several eBook Websites including Amazon (for Kindle), Barnes and Noble (for Nook), and eBookPie (for multiple types of eReaders). It soon will be available on the Sony Reader Store, the Apple iBookstore and Kobo--among other sites. The price to download to your eReader device is $2.99. And if you don't have an eReading device, you still can read your book on your desktop, laptop, iPad, or any number of other devices by downloading the free Kindle app from Amazon or the Nook reader from Barnes and Noble. I've enjoyed the process of writing RENO SPLITS and hope you like the results!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Reno Splits: Mystery on a Nevada Divorce Ranch

This summer I'll be e-publishing  Reno Splits: Mystery on a Nevada Divorce Ranch, a novel of mystery and suspense set in post World War II  Reno, Nevada.  This post introduces you to the story.  Later posts will delve into the culture of the time, specifically the divorce ranches that sprang up around Reno in the 1940s and 1950s.  If  you have specific questions, I would be pleased to try and provide answers.


Bustling 1949 Reno featured flashy casinos, dazzling nightlife, high-stakes gambling, majestic scenery and alluring women.  Some of the women were eastern socialites and Hollywood starlets who had come to the gambling mecca for another of its offerings--a 'quickie divorce'. 

During their time in Nevada, many of the split-seekers lived on dude ranches, exclusive enclaves the locals called  'divorce ranches'.  Those oftentimes rustic establishments catered to their guests' every wish, providing whatever entertainment and companionship the women desired to fill the forty-two days and nights required by the state before it would grant them a divorce.  It was a luxurious and pampered life for most--but not all the women.  Some mysteriously disappeared .  One of those was Sally Renfield who vanished on the day her divorce hearing was scheduled.  Days later, when her animal-ravaged body was found in the desert north of Reno, her twin brother, New York lawyer Sam Carr, traveled west to find her.  As Sam explored the divorce ranch culture, getting ever closer to his prey, he uncovered some unexpected truths about his sister--and about himself.  He also found himself in the crosshairs of a madman, leaving him only one option--succeed in his quest or die.