Q: WHAT IS HOTTER, AND MORE BUTTERED, THAN MOVIE THEATRE POPCORN?

Um, yeah, that would be Instant Noodles, Volume 3, “Hot Buttered Holidays!” And we use real, sweet, creamery butter, because it’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.

It’s available December 1st., the lit mag, not a tub of butter.

Why, December, that’s months and months away.

It is almost Thanksgiving, People.

There’s no leaves left to peep at!

Are you ready for the cavalcade of holidays?

Great!

If not, you may want to linger a bit longer in the now distant summer!

Why not try a lovely little number form Instant NoodlesHot Fun in the Summertime,” like “First Morning After Moving,” by Greg Hill, or visit “The H.K. INN,” with Virginia Watts?

How about a memoir from a veteran for Veteran’s Day?

Enjoy your light-noodlie lunch now, before it’s stuffing-yourself time!

Mmmmm… tasty.

ANOTHER WAY TO THANK A VETERAN

This is a great story in The Washington Post. Click here to see it. The WAPO costs like $5/month too; you might consider a subscription. I love mine. But… back to the point:

The man who took this photo, Jim Roberts, is looking for this woman, and one other, to thank them for bringing a bright spot to his life when he was on his tour of duty in Vietnam. YOU might know who these women are. Pass this article around, and maybe you can help Jim find these “donut dollies.”

In addition to that, he has a self-published book of his time in the war. that is used to fund the Veterans’ Breakfast Club. Pick up a copy of his book, and you will be donating your entire purchase to this veterans’ group!

We can never thank veterans enough for their sacrifice, so all these little things help!

THANK A VETERAN, LIKE WILLIAM F. CRANDELL

It’s Veteran’s Day in the US of A, and there are lots of things you can do to thank a veteran, like picking up the tab at Starbucks, or saying, “Thank you for your service,” or many other things.

One thing you can do is to read a man’s book. That’s right; there is nothing you can do that will make a writer happier than reading something he, or she, wrote.

William Crandell, who is a veteran of the Vietnam War, happens to be a really talented writer in addition to being a veteran. He won the best short story nationally in 2019, in addition to his win in the state of Delaware.

Bill is releasing his first novel, one in a series of four starring hardboiled detective Jack Griffin, and he has already gotten a stellar review for it from Midwest Reviews.

Am I using a post about Veteran’s Day to hawk a man’s book? I am. It is no small thing to have served in a combat zone. 

And, therefore, why not? What better gift could you give Bill than to read his book? He served; we should care, and while we have limited time and what-have-you, this is one way people who like writers and creative writing can also add in appreciation for veterans. 

And, aside from that, this is really a very well-written book. It’s gonna grab you and transport you. And it’s fun; it has all that Humphrey-Bogart-patter you love in a good noir mystery.

So, you know, get a copy. Or give a copy. Today.

Thanks for your service Bill.

OH, THE HORROR, ON DELMARVA LIFE!

OUR FIRST BLOG TOUR!!

Have you ever been on a blog tour?

Thanks to Great Escapes (GE), Stan’s book, Accident (and, in some cases his other book, Charlotte too) is going on tour!

If you would like to be a stop on the tour, you can sign up with GE here.

We are very curious to see how it goes. If you’re interested in your book going on tour someday, follow along.

Thanks so much for being interested in Charlotte Smart and her detective skills. 

Much Love~

Stan (and D&D)

SUPPORT THE PRESS & SUPPORT THE WRITER IN YOUR LIFE

Well, I was just thrilled as hell to buy a t-shirt to support my absolute favorite podcast, Rabbits (I mean, seriously People, Rabbits!!!), and Dave and I thought, why not add some swag to our company, and give people a way to show they love our authors’ books and stories?

All month long we’ll be adding fun little shirts and hats and surprises to our shop. Why not pick one up as a holiday present for your favorite DPP author, or, better yet, your favorite DPP fan, or, even better yet, your favorite reader who has never even heard of us, and, like my favorite podcast (Rabbits! People!) you just have to tell them about us and our amazing writers!

I believe in the people we publish here. And I thank you so much for helping DPP publish each and every one of them. One day we hope to be able to say “Yes” to twice as many as we do now. We can get there, with you.

Thank you for helping us do something meaningful. Thank you for helping us to keep doing what we love to do, championing those second-act authors. We love you~

Q: WHAT IS HOT, BUTTERED, AND HEADING STRAIGHT FOR YOU?

Um, yeah, that would be Instant Noodles, Volume 3, “Hot Buttered Holidays!”

It’s available December 1st.

Why, December, that’s months and months away.

It is almost Halloween, People.

Fall is whipping by us like high speed rail!

Are you ready for the cavalcade of holidays?

Great!

If not, you may want to linger a bit longer in the now distant summer!

Why not try a lovely little number form Instant NoodlesHot Fun in the Summertime,” like “Under Keel on Little Doe Lake,” by Robert Fleming, or “Cool Sweetness Comes Singing,” by Darrel Petska?

I’m gonna have a popsicle right now, and pretend it’s August.

SUPPORT THE PRESS & SUPPORT THE WRITER IN YOUR LIFE

Well, I was just thrilled as hell to buy a t-shirt to support my absolute favorite podcast, Rabbits (I mean, seriously People, Rabbits!!!), and Dave and I thought, why not add some swag to our company, and give people a way to show they love our authors’ books and stories?

All month long we’ll be adding fun little shirts and hats and surprises to our shop. Why not pick one up as a holiday present for your favorite DPP author, or, better yet, your favorite DPP fan, or, even better yet, your favorite reader who has never even heard of us, and, like my favorite podcast (Rabbits! People!) you just have to tell them about us and our amazing writers!

I believe in the people we publish here. And I thank you so much for helping DPP publish each and every one of them. One day we hope to be able to say “Yes” to twice as many as we do now. We can get there, with you.

Thank you for helping us do something meaningful. Thank you for helping us to keep doing what we love to do, championing those second-act authors. We love you~