Posts Tagged ‘Chet and Bernie series’

Over The Top …


December 15th, 2022 Posted 7:13 am

… Christmas/Hannukah gift? (I believe there’s a kindle deal for the whole series at the moment.)




September 8th, 2021 Posted 8:52 am

There seems to be a rumor going around that It’s A Wonderful Woof (Oct. 19) will be the last of the Chet and Bernie series. So why am I working away on the one after? In short, no truth to the rumor. Thanks for your support of C&B!



THE RIGHT SIDE: A Note From The Author


December 13th, 2016 Posted 7:45 am

Sometimes – and they’re often the best times in what my grandmother always called “the writing game” – a character grabs you and won’t let go. This character – a figment of your own imagination but not wholly under your power – demands to be brought to life, and in the case of LeAnne Hogan, the main character in THE RIGHT SIDE (coming June 27), will bring herself to life with or without your help. So – I helped! By now I’ve written many novels, but never one like this, neither in the experience of the writing or in the resulting novel. There’s a take-off point in any novel (except bad ones), a moment somewhere along the line where the story becomes airborne. In the case of THE RIGHT SIDE, I had the feeling of being airborne even before the start, like one of those high-flying planes that separates from the belly of a bomber at fifty thousand feet.

LeAnne’s a warrior, although I wouldn’t call her a lover of war. She’s more of a protector, a lover of duty, the tip of a necessary spear most of us prefer not to think about. LeAnne said things that surprised me, amazed me, shocked me at times, and I wasn’t even sure what I thought of her until the very last few lines. My favorite ending of any of my books: am I allowed to say that?

Duty, war, damage external and internal, trust, love: they’re all important in THE RIGHT SIDE. There’s also the smell of Afghanistan in a stateside closet, a secret affair, a missing child – and a dog. Not a narrating dog, and to give the dog’s name here would be a spoiler. I can say this dog has a powerful personality, and a deeply mysterious soul. THE RIGHT SIDE is different from the Chet and Bernie novels, but I believe C&B fans will like it just as much – or more! – if in a somewhat different way.

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July 8th, 2015 Posted 8:10 am

“So,” says Admin, “SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY is less than a week away. Number eight in the Chet and Bernie series.”

“True,” Spence says. “But they can be read in any order.”

“Yeah? 5, 1, 6, 4, 8, 3, 2, 7, for example?”

“I actually think that would work nicely.”

“Should you be the judge of that?”

“As opposed to … ?”


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