Monthly Archives: April 2011

Congrats to Scott Carter

Congratulations to my friend Scott William Carter for winning the Oregon Book Award.  His terrific Young Adult novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature

Check out Scott’s work, both his novels and short stories. He’s an excellent writer.

Four More Short Stories Available for Kindle et al

Four more of my stories are now available in all electronic formats through Pentucket Publishing.  If you’re looking for categories, three of them are horror (though one with some very dark humor) and the other a humorous fantasy.

One of them, “Baby One More Time,” prompted the following review:

“For sheer outrageousness, few writers beat Dave’s black humor and quirky charm.”
– Fiero Publishing (four-star review) 

Baby, One More Time

When a woman says you have a mind of your own, she’s usually right. But never more so than on this night. An unforgettable horror story.

 

Available for 99 cents in all electronic formats on Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Kobo, and many others.  Read a sample here or by requesting one using the link above for your device.

 

 

Feline Masterpiece

“Feline Masterpiece” is a laugh-out-loud fantasy that should be a favorite for both cat-lovers and all fans of comic fiction.

A cat that writes stories? Impossible! Her owner, Josh, can’t believe his eyes. But he believes when a pretty girl falls for him because of the sensitivity she reads in “his” stories.

 

Available for 99 cents in all electronic formats on Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Kobo, and many others. 

  

  

  

Drawing Dead

Smitty sees dollar signs when his latest mark maneuvers a wheelchair up to the poker table. But the stakes in this game run higher than Smitty ever imagined. A memorable horror story.

Available for 99 cents in all electronic formats on Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Kobo, and many others.  Read a sample here or by requesting one using the link above for your device.

 

My Dark Angel

Paul can resist Angela’s seduction attempts for only so long. With Angela, going all the way takes on a whole new meaning. A sensual horror story.

Available for 99 cents in all electronic formats on Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Kobo, and many others. Read a sample here or by requesting one using the link above for your device.

Always striving

In a recent post, I mentioned that I had just returned from a writers’ workshop.  A non-writer friend of mine — yes, I do have friends who aren’t writers — said, “Why are you still going to workshops?  I thought you sold a novel.  Do you still need that stuff?”

The answer for me was easy.  When you’re a writer, you never know it all.  There’s always something to learn. 

Would I attend workshops (in this case on the other side of the country) if those running it were no more knowledgeable than I am?  No.  But the workshops I attend are run by outstanding professionals, people who have forgotten more about writing than I’ve ever learned.  I’m only about a hundred published novels behind them.

With writing, you have to always keep learning.  Always keep striving.

You have to be like the proverbial shark that dies if it doesn’t keep moving.

I look forward to continuing the learning process as long as my heart is beating and my marbles haven’t spilled all over the floor.

Cracking the Ice – blurb #3

I’ve been sharing blurbs for Cracking the Ice, my novel due out in early June and here’s another.  (A blurb is that glowing quote that when potential readers see it on the cover, prompts them to plunk down their hard-earned cash.)

This one comes from Richard Harris, who graciously gave of his time to talk to me about his experiences as a black hockey player in the late sixties and early seventies.   

“Having been a black hockey player in this era, I found that Cracking the Ice isn’t just a very good read. It captures the prep school life completely. I felt like I was back in my old room.  The hockey action comes to life. The scenes made me feel as if I were out on the ice. But this book doesn’t just cover a black hockey player at a prep school; it’s for anyone trying to succeed in difficult situations.”

Richard Harris, All-league, Middlesex Hockey League, 1970

Publisher’s Marketplace Announces Cracking the Ice Deal

The wheels are indeed churning.  My novel Cracking the Ice hit Publisher’s Marketplace last Friday with the following announcement in its “Deals” section.

Dave Hendrickson’s CRACKING THE ICE, delving into the perilous world of a phenomenal black teen hockey player who accepts a scholarship to an all-white prep school in New England in 1968 during the highly charged Civil Rights era, and finds that the worst racism he encounters comes from his own teammates and coachcoach, to Evelyn Fazio at Westside Books, for publication in June 2011 (World).