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Goodreads contest

The free hardcover giveaway on        had 861 entries and just ended with 10 entrants getting a free book.  A second contest for “The Sasquatch Murder (a love story) giveaway will start just after the holiday.  Thanks to all who entered.  I hope and believe you will enjoy … Continued


Indiebound “The Sasquatch Murder (A Love Story)” is now also available on Indiebound via the link shown



Happy to have Ellen Whitfield of JKS Communications, a literary publicity firm, to lead the distribution of information, advertising and related pushes for “The Sasquatch Murder (A Love Story)”.  Her contact info and initial press release link are shown here: Ellen Whitfield, Publicist JKS Communications (225) 281-6790


Free hardcover book

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Book reading and signing

Will be doing a short talk/reading/signing event in Southwest Missouri on September 29 at 2 p.m.  Readings can trend to boring if the author goes on too long so I’m thinking of passing out cups of vodka to help the audience drink me smarter.


Columbia Daily Tribune author profile Hometown: Aurora, Mo. In Columbia since: Mid-1960s Medium: Fiction; creative nonfiction; journalism Recent work: Viles recently published his first novel, “The Sasquatch Murder: A Love Story,” via Beaver’s Pond Press. Never a dull moment: The road that led to Viles’ first novel had a number of intersections, forks, on- and off-ramps. He came to … Continued


The Sasquatch Murder (A Love Story) is Published

They’re out there, you know—those bipedal hominids commonly called Sasquatch. This imaginative, tightly woven tale explains just how those creatures came to be traipsing around in the big trees surrounding Mount St. Helens.

The Sasquatch Murder Cover