Bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith has been busy. Very busy. His fans will not find this statement the least bit shocking. And I have oh so many things to tell you about.
First off is Dean’s latest Ghost of a Chance novel, Heaven Painted as a Free Meal, which officially publishes tomorrow. This is Dean’s third novel in that series, which mixes superheroes, ghosts, urban fantasy, and a whole lot of fun.
Here’s the synopsis:
Poker Boy and his team have saved the world countless times. The Ghost of a Chance agency follows a similar charge. Superheroes and ghosts, all working for the greater good.
But as two new members join the Ghost of a Chance team, both ghosts and superheroes face a challenge that threatens to end the world.
The Ghost Agents, including newly dead recruit Elliot and almost dead Deanna, team up with Poker Boy and his team to save the living.
Amazing Stories calls the Poker Boy series “unlike anything else out there. It’s quirky and a lot of fun.”
If you’re looking for an entertaining book to read as the last days of summer draw to a close, pick this one up.
And if you follow Dean’s blog, you know that he spent all of last month writing a short story a day. Well, that project, called Stories from July, is now in my hands, and I’ll be publishing the entire collection, including Dean’s blog posts about writing those stories, in September. So, stay tuned for more information on that.
But I have to say publicly, wow, Dean, wow. Thirty-two stories in thirty-one days. Plus, he created two brand new series. I can’t emphasize enough to you readers how impressive that is. If you aren’t following Dean’s blog, you really should check it out. You can find it here.
And finally, Dean’s galaxy-spanning Seeders Universe novels have gotten a brand-new look. If you follow this blog, you know I’ve been busy with rebranding projects, and this series is the latest. I’m very pleased with how they’ve turned out. So, if you haven’t started the series yet, now’s the time. You can read more about each of the books by clicking on the covers.
So, projects, projects and more projects. The busier Dean gets, the busier I do. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.