It's been a good while since I last posted. I thank the small number of you who check in here from time to time and hope you haven't given up on me yet.
We've been busy with several spring time projects around the house and in the yard, and I've put a lot of time into getting a new mystery novel ready for publication.
We're about to finish our household projects and Dream Country has just been published in e book form on Smashwords. You can buy it there in several e-formats, and it's available on Kindle now as well (click on the link to the right); Smashwords is distributing it and it will soon be available on the Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple and other devices. The novel will also be published later this spring in paperback by Word Clay.
Dream Country is a mystery but it goes in a slightly different direction than Blood Country which was more in the traditional private eye category. The new novel, which I label a "psychic mystery," has already been reviewed and received 5 stars from Terri Tumlin from Readers Favorite website. Here's Ms. Tumlin's review which also provides some basic plot and character information.
"Dilly Renfro is an interesting woman. She is a lesbian and one of a pair of twin daughters of rich country singer Doyle Renfro. Dilly has had dreams that predict the future ever since she was shot in the head a year ago. Now she has a new illegitimate black half-sister, Pearl, and in a dream sees her murdered. The dream is true and around the murder swirl a fascinating cast of characters--some suspects, some striving to find out the truth. Preacher and Cowboy are a couple of street people who were near Pearl's building when she was murdered. Tyrell, Pearl's ex-boyfriend, was actually in her apartment. And then there are the Renfros--Dilly's siblings, who have financial as well as personal motives for perhaps wanting Pearl dead. Harry Hardin, the alcoholic but sober lawyer, tries to help Dilly, but doesn't know what to make of her dreams.
"Dan Jewell has written a jewel of a book. The plot is fascinating. The characters are complex and well-drawn. The psychological element of the story line adds, but doesn't overwhelm the other elements of the plot. It is the kind of book that pulls the reader to care for the characters and it is surely a page turner."