Four of my novels are now available in digital format for the principal eReaders: Kindle, iPad, and Nook. The “Hatch Trilogy” is not available on eBooks; they were circumvented by a return to the original one volume version of what was bastardized into the “Hatch Trilogy.”
One Easy Piece, published in 1982 by Coward-McCann, was my first published novel. It is a harrowing and admittedly difficult to read (although I am told it is compelling and impossible to put down) story of a young woman who naively enters a relationship with a wild and romantic older man, and sees it descend into the horrors of psychosexual abuse.
The Last Island is the original one-volume version of what became the “Hatch Trilogy,” published in three volumes by Bantam Books between 1985 and 1988. This version is published for the first time only as a digital book.
This is the story of Frank Hatcher, called Hatch; a burnt out case who washes up on a tropical island, only to find a decade later that the world he escaped from will not leave him alone.
Possessed by Shadows, published by Other Press in 2005, is the tragic love story of the last year in the life of a young climber, who with her husband, returns to the Tatra Mountains of (then) Czechoslovakia, for one last glorious adventure in the mountains. It is my wife’s favorite of all my books.
The Common Bond, published by Other Press in 2009, is the story of Morgan Cary, a fisherman in Hawaii, who falls in love with a mad woman named Victoria. In the story, we trace the descent of Victoria’s madness and its effect on Morgan, who suffers from unconquerable guilt over her death. At least until there is hope for some measure of redemption when Morgan encounters a local Hawaiian family who more or less take him in.
The story is set in Hilo, Hawaii, southern California, and Iowa.
The two Other Press books are in print and can be ordered from any bookstore or from Amazon. One Easy Piece is out of print and only available from used book outlets. The Last Island is a digital original, only available on an eReader.
If you read any of these books, I would love to hear from you about them.