Friday, June 28, 2013

4th review

 Interesting. Didn't believe plot, didn't like writing style, and still gave it 4 stars and looks forward to more. Go figure.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Another 5 stars

 Whistleblower received another great review, this one hip to the new form.

#3 progress

Finished the grunt work on Roswell #3. Now the fun part, polishing the story without format issues.

But the grunt work goes so much more quickly now than in the beginning, thanks to help from rather clever Search and Replace commands. I seem to be doing one every couple weeks now.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

New author

#4 will be from former grad student I mentored, a woman in Saudi Arabia. More later.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Cravings now available

Info and link in right column.

At work on Rufugee From Roswell, #3.


Fir submission of #2 to Amazon this morning.

Friday, June 21, 2013

The marathon officially begins, or Our First Review

Didn't take long!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Drastic measures June 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Reading the novella, Stop the Whistleblower, is compelling. The book is written
 like a screenplay and I'm fascinated by the no fluff writing style of Charles Deemer.

As the title suggests, the book is about a whistleblower. Ray is a white man who
 works for BeautiLine. VitaTan is a new suntan pill the company manufactures and
 according to Ray, the pill is not safe and he can prove it, and we all know what
 happens to whistleblowers.

Drastic measures are taken to keep Ray quiet - an overdose of VitaTan - and Ray
 is now a black man. Trying to convince everyone he is Ray, the white man, is where 
the story becomes full of suspense and humor. That's right, I found it to be quite 
comical at times, which makes it an entertaining read.

Experiencing life as a black man is eye-opening for Ray, his situations range from 
not being able to hail a cab, to sleeping with a black woman, to being arrested. 
This all happens while he tries to deal with a jealous half-brother and revenge
 plans for BeautiLine.

No spoilers here, you'll have to read, Stop the Whistleblower, by Charles Deemer,
 to see if Ray lives his life as a free white man or an incarcerated black man.


Draft of #2 done sooner than I expected. Give it a careful read and take notes.

Want to change order to do my only scifi story next. Good marketing opportunity if I can finish in mid July.

Found two reviewers for #1. So far, so good.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

2 day promo

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, you can pick up #1 free. Here is the link:

Free promo of Stop the Whistleblower

Friday, June 14, 2013

Press release

Stories In Overdrive Offers Stories For Smart Phones And Tablets

Portland, OR, USA – Charles Deemer has launched “Stories In Overdrive,” a series of fast-paced novellas designed especially to be read on smart phones and tablets. The first title, “Stop the Whistleblower,” was released on June 13, 2013. Deemer plans to publish a new title every six to eight weeks.

In “Stop the Whistleblower,” Ray, a corporate employee, plans to expose the dangerous side effects of the company's "suntan pill", which is based on a new Temporary Genetic Manipulation technology (TGM). But before Ray can break the news at a stockholders meeting, he is slipped an overdose of the suntan drug -- and wakes up as a black man. Now nobody will believe him and, moreover, he gets arrested for the disappearance of his own white self!

Deemer got the idea of a special writing style for reading on smart phones and tablets from teaching screenwriting at Portland State University for 15 years. “In screenwriting,” says Deemer, “we use the term 'vertical writing' to indicate that the eye should move down the page, not across the page. Story elements take precedence over rhetorical flourishes. The story is the thing. Watching my students read on their smart phones, it occurred to me that this vertical writing style was perfectly suited to electronic devices and that stories could be told this way.”

The Stories In Overdrive website contains news of available titles, future releases and promotions and can be found at

Jump start

The series officially has launched bright and early this morning.

Thursday, June 13, 2013