Tom Robbins (b. July 22): “The most important novels are like coyotes…”

22 Jul


“I think the novels that are most important are those that are more on the order of those coyotes that howl on the hills outside of town. Something mysterious and wild and hypnotic.”

~ Tom Robbins, b. 22 July 1936

Don Henley (b. July 22): “A man with a briefcase can steal millions…”

22 Jul


“A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.”

~ Don Henley, b. 22 July 1947


Robin Williams (b. July 21): “You’re only given a little spark of madness…”

21 Jul


“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

~ Robin Williams, b. 21 July 1952


Doing a good job at work…?

21 Jul


Original eCards by Alan Annand, writer and astrologer.

Ernest Hemingway (b. July 21): “We are all apprentices…”

21 Jul


“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.”

~ Ernest Hemingway, b. 21 July 1899

HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT: ebook giveaway

20 Jul

HIPS_free_thumbHIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT (psychological mystery thriller): A man assumes the identity of his dead twin brother in order to alibi his guilty wife.

Alex Carson is in mid-life freefall. He owes a quarter million in back taxes, his bipolar wife Connie keeps going off her meds, and his dog’s just died. When his estranged twin brother Dave, a multi-millionaire with a disease that’s reduced him to crutches, invites him for a weekend visit, Alex is so eager to escape his own reality that he accepts, even though his wife decides at the last minute to tag along.

Over drinks that evening, Dave tells them he suspects his wife Kristina of having an affair. Uninterested in Dave’s marital problems, Connie seeks sympathy for Alex’s tax debt and asks for a loan, which Dave refuses. In a fit of anger, Connie knocks Dave down a flight of stairs and accidentally kills him.

Given their motive and opportunity, Alex and Connie fear a murder charge if they inform the police, so he decides to take Dave’s place long enough for her to return home and establish an alibi. In a few days, he’ll engineer Dave’s “death” all over again, and escape to rejoin her. Although she suspects he just wants to sleep with Dave’s wife Kristina, she’s forced to go along with the plan.

It’s supposed to be simple but it gets very complicated. Kristina is drop-dead gorgeous, and lying next to her at night gives Alex a libidinous fever. Ironically, when it also comes to light that Dave appears to have been having an affair with their hot-blooded domestic, Alex finds himself trapped in a ménage-a-trois from hell.

And now someone is trying to kill him…


For a limited time, HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT is free in all ebook formats at

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Alan Annand is an astrologer and writer of crime fiction whose books are available at AmazonAppleBarnes&Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.

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Carlos Santana (b. July 20): “My job is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music.”

20 Jul


“My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.”

~ Carlos Santana, b. 19 July 1947



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