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WRITER'S BLOCK, Issue #09-Release of Crockett 6, UNDER COVER; progress of Cutthroat in eAudio
April 01, 2016

Spring has sprung...well, sorta!

Why I write

I am amazed at how hard Ulva the Magnificent and the Coveted Laura work to keep Ironbear going. To somebody like me, who customarily sits in a dark room and strings words in a row, their efforts out in the real world are nearly beyond conception.

That said, some recent changes have occurred. I am a Taurus. I don’t like changes. Up until now, I have been able to dodge many of them. But, as more and more of what I do is thrust upon the unsuspecting public, it is getting more difficult for me to duck and cover.

Recently, Ironbear has cast its lot with Carter Novels. Carter Novels is operated by two writers who help other authors get exposure and publicize their work. They seem very nice, have a fine website, and I am pleased to be associated with them…or rather, I was until I learned a terrible truth. It seems that because of this new association, Ulva and Laura say I am going to have to learn how to “tweet.” To me, a computer is little more than a viciously overpriced and uncooperative typewriter. As far as I’m concerned, sending an email is a major scientific accomplishment…and now I have been told that I must “tweet.” I don’t want to, but that fact has little effect on Ulva the Magnificent and the Coveted Laura. To confess the truth, they even seem to be enjoying my discomfort. In the end, as usual, I will lose. I will tweet, I will twitter, and I will even twerp, chirp, and burp if necessary.

On top of all that comes the kicker, and a challenge I might actually accomplish. I got a wonderful message from a fan who said he reads one of my books per week and has read all my Crockett novels and the entire Trail series of westerns. Now, he has purchased the rest of my books which only gives him five more weeks until he runs out.

The big question is, what am I going to do about that?

With any kind of luck, I’ll think of something.

(An homage to Calvin and Hobbs creator, Bill Watterson.)

UnderCover (Crockett 6)

April 29, 2016 Release Date!

A three-year-old who communicates with her deceased great-grandmother sets Crockett on a course seeking justice for the wife and family of a murdered cop. With help from his new stepdaughter, Stitch, and Whisper the porn queen, Crockett infiltrates a drug business with ties to Italy and Afghanistan as he goes UNDERCOVER.

Trail News

Thank you, everyone!

David and the crew want to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful fans. Since CUTTHROAT TRAIL released, it's been selling like hotcakes. We appreciate that you all like the series so much you are willing to support each book as it makes its appearance.

A NOTE: Don't forget to watch Amazon and other audio distributors for Cutthroat Trail eAudio Book. The release is supposed to be by the end of April! (Sorry we don't have an exact date, but we never know when it's going to be up until we see it...and we haven't seen it yet.)

And, in other TRAIL news...

As reported last month, David has started on the next TRAIL book. Glory Trail is around 11,000 words now (that's about 8 chapters). The Coveted Laura and Ulva the Magnificent both think it might be the best one, yet. But, as we cautioned last month, don't expect it any time soon. Ruben and the gang aren't really letting David know too much about the events of this ride until they happen. As we said before, he's just following along and watching the back trail for the boys.


As you know, in January the Ironbear Gang launched a YouTube channel. At this writing (3-29-2016), we now have 34 videos put up. Four more should be in place by the time this newsletter is sent. Please check it out; and if you would, follow us on YouTube. We'd really appreciate that!

We named the channel David R Lewis. So, you can just type in David's name, and the YouTube search engine will pull it up, or you can click on the link below.

What you will find is a channel that has four playlists at the moment: the Trail series, the Crockett series, Heartland Memories, and Thoughts on Writing. David performs some excerpts from his books, shares some memories of his youth, and rants a little about the writing process.


David R Lewis

The Crockett Series

The CROCKETT series:

Remember: eBook #1 of the CROCKETT series, FEAR OF THE FATHER, is still free everywhere. Here's the links:

Amazon Fear of the Father ***** Barnes and Noble Fear of the Father ***** iBook Fear of the Father ***** Kobo Fear of the Father

As we mentioned last time, David has written a total of 8 Crockett books. At present, 5 are out. Just a heads up...come April 29, 2016, we are planning on releasing the 6th one, UnderCover.

Take to the TRAIL

DEER RUN TRAIL is free on Amazon and our other distribution sites in ebook format. And, as mentioned before, CUTTHROAT TRAIL will be released on March 15, 2016. That makes 7 books in the TRAIL series.

Passing that information on to all your friends would sure be appreciated. We'll even include a few of the links.

Amazon Deer Run Trail ***** Barnes and Noble DEER RUN TRAIL ***** iBook Deer Run Trail ***** Kobo Deer Run Trail

Thank you.

See ya again on April 1st! And, if you enjoyed this newsletter; please tell all your friends to visit our website and sign up for the fun.

Ironbear eBook Facebook link ***** Heartland Memories story page ***** Ironbear website *****

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