Lieutenant Marcella Paraizo of the U.S. Coast Guard wasn’t expecting to find a body aboard the drifting yacht—especially not that of her best friend. Marcella’s friend Isabella was the heiress to a vast sugarcane fortune. She was also deaf. Now Marcella must enter Isabella’s silent world to unlock the doors of a shadowy and unexpected past.
In his murder mystery The Tongue Merchant, Lance Hawvermale welcomes you to the Caribbean Sea, where illusion and lies conceal espionage, forbidden love, and the true identities of international terrorists. Order your copy from Amazon today.
A group of five middle-class women, angered by continuous acts of domestic abuse, garb themselves in pink robes and hoods, and embark upon a campaign of revenge. Safe behind their pink disguises, they vandalize, they scandalize, they vent. Their clandestine actions not only free their spirits, but also ignite the nation’s curiosity. But one night their increasingly audacious behavior gets out of hand, and they accidentally kill a man.
Writing as Erin O'Rourke, Lance brings us Seeing Pink, the story of five human hearts finding the courage to beat out loud. Order your copy from Amazon today.
Driving across the Arizona desert, Sally Jasper collides with a man who sprints suddenly out of the sand. The man—an illegal Mexican immigrant—is killed upon impact. Haunted by a rising ghost of guilt, Sally vows to set things right again. She soon learns that the dead man was being chased, and the gang of vigilantes who were pursuing him are as dangerous as they are unpredictable. Sally realizes she has something in common with the dead stranger: a yearning for freedom.
Writing as Erin O'Rourke, Lance brings us Fugitive Shoes, Lance offers us the story of three women’s efforts to let go of the past, to find unexpected love, to mingle with dangerous people, and to thwart the law when the law seems wrong. Order your copy from Amazon today.
Lance's short stories have appeared in Westview, Roll the Bones, and numerous online sci-fi venues. His story "Asterisk for a Spy" was translated into Greek and appeared in the Greek science-fiction journal Universe Pathways.
In the field of nonfiction, Lance has published historical and contemporary pieces in regional magazines. He has spoken to writing groups around the country and served on several panels at writers' conferences.
Lance's 420-page anthology of short stories, Planet of Visions is available for $12.96 or as a PDF for free. Click the image to the right to order a copy.
You can also visit Lance's Short Stories page and read several of his latest tales.