Wednesday, November 20, 2013

CHOKE Giveaway!

To celebrate my newest audio book, I’m giving away 5 free copies! This is an MP3 file, so you can listen to it just about anywhere*, on any device. Just comment on this page between today and Saturday the 23rd to enter. (If you have trouble commenting, you can email me at kayegeorge at gmail dot com instead.) (Here’s a little trick that helps me with the blurry codes--hit control and the plus sign to enlarge the screen. You can do it several times until the code is big enough to see. Keep track of how many times you do it! That way you can hit control and the minus sign to get your screen back to normal.)

If you don’t know anything about my Imogene Duckworthy series, I’ll give you the teaser.

Twenty-two-year-old Imogene Duckworthy has been waiting tables at Huey's Hash in tiny Saltlick, TX, itching to jump out of her rut and become a detective. When Uncle Huey is found murdered in his own diner, a half-frozen package of mesquite-smoked sausage stuffed down his throat, Immy, an unwed mother who has always longed to be a PI, gets her chance to solve a real crime.

There’s a sample at the site: I think you’ll agree that my reader, Veronica Newton, had just the right voice for this book.

The reviews have been terrific. Here’s a snippet from one: How can such an off-the-wall funny mystery be so well written?

To see if you’ve won a copy, please check back on Saturday, either here, or by email. If you leave you email in the comment, I’ll contact you.

*Be careful about listening to this book at work or in public. You may end up laughing pretty loud.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NEW! CHOKE as an audio book

This project is finally complete! It took a few weeks after everything was turned in, but Amazon has approved my ACX project and my very first published novel has been read by Veronica Newton and is for sale at

If you’d like to listen to this book instead of read it on an e-reader or as a paperback, here’s your chance. You can pick it up at

(Didn’t Karen Phillips at do a terrific job resizing the cover for audio?)

Please let me know if you like this version. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


You may have been my facebook post on this, but I’ve been thinking more about this operation. Our neighbor had a very tall tree taken down today. A large limb had destroyed the garage roof, and this was just after the whole house had been re-roofed. The insurance company paid to finish taking the limb down, but the entire tree needed to be removed so it didn’t continue to fall on the house!

I’m afraid of heights, so the guy in the cherry picker fascinated me. I think they call it a bucket, though. The other impressive part of the operation was the choreography. The guy in the bucket would slash the limbs off, letting them fall gracefully to the ground--but with a loud thump (and probably some holes in the ground). At an unseen signal, he would quit cutting and the ground crew would step in and heft the logs to the wood chipper (great murder weapon, I was thinking). I watched and watched for communications between them, but they all seemed to just know when to get out of the way of falling limbs and when to gather them up.

Those are good writing lessons, aren’t they? Trimming out the dead wood--and pacing. When to step it up and when to slow it down.

The only worrisome part was the guy who kept a constant cigarette going around all that sawdust!