Monday, December 16, 2013

Pendleton Files 31410 Progress Report

Hello fans of The Pendleton Files. I'm sorry to report that I will not be able to have 31410 ready for Christmas. The time I needed in order to produce a decent story was taken from me. To make a long story short, life happened. Had the first book done well, I could've had the second one finished by last September. I did my best with the amount of time I had, writing the first one. Considering all the hurdles I faced, I did pretty good. However, it seems it wasn't enough.

I do plan to publish the second book, just not any time soon.

So to reiterate, sorry to spoil everyone's Christmas. I will do my best to try to get it ready, at least, before this summer.

Thank you for your interest in The Pendleton Files.

Greg Wilhelm-author of The Pendleton Files.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pendleton Files 31410 Update!

Hello fans. Quick update on progress of my next book.  I'm nearing the end of a first draft.  Completing the end of Chapter 37. Hope to have it done soon. Stay tuned.

Monday, March 4, 2013

It's Read an Ebook Week @ Smashwords!

   Read an Ebook Week is an international celebration of ebooks in which thousands of authors, publishers and retailers feature free and discounted ebooks to help promote the joys of e-reading to the world's readers.  Each year, Smashwords authors are the most active participants, and our store features the largest selection of participating titles.  It's a fun promotion, because the more the participating authors promote their involvement, the more readers then go on to discover new Smashwords authors.  It's writers-helping-writers at its finest.

   And this year, The Pendleton Files will be participating. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to finish "TPF FILE 31410: Pioneer Courthouse Square" in time for it to be included in the celebration. But the good news is, for those who hadn't bought it yet, until midnight March 9, you can get "TPF FILE 3297: The Shanghai Tunnels" at 50% off by using coupon code REW50.
   But this is only good at Smashwords.com. Just click anywhere you see either the word Smashwords, or FILE 3297 in this post to be taken the site to get your copy of The Pendleton Files' first book FILE 3297: The Shanghai Tunnels at half off.

  The Ebook Celebration ends March 9th at midnight!

As always, thank you for your interest in The Pendleton Files and all comments are welcome.

Greg Wilhelm -author of The Pendleton Files.  

Friday, March 1, 2013

"FILE 3297 Update!"

   Hi fans! I've got some good news. I just checked out where my book lies among the list at Smashwords and realized the description needed more.

   So I changed it.

   "A Russian Mob Boss hires Lydia to find his brother's killer, but in doing so, he reveals secrets about Portland's Shanghai Tunnels and the location of a mythical Blue Star of Russia."

  Hope that's better.

   BTY, I changed the title of the next book and the ones that come after. From now on, all the titles will be this way.

The Pendleton Files

Pendleton, Koskov & Associates Private Investigations

 FILE 31410:
Pioneer Courthouse Square
 

   Stay tuned and thanks for your interest in The Pendleton Files.
Greg Wilhelm-author of The Pendleton Files

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"FILE 31410: Pioneer Courthouse Square"

   I decided to give any fans of The Pendleton Files out there a treat today. This is actually the latest chapter in the book. I wrote it on Monday (2/18/13).


Here it is


Chapter Twenty-five
       The Target
 

   The only reason I know about “The Sicko” is because I overheard Kris talking in his sleep. It took some prodding to get him to talk to me about it. After what he told me, I was sorry I did.
   Kris had numerous assignments involving intelligence gathering when he was a KGB Agent. When he wasn’t doing that, he was the Kremlin’s top assassin. This was something he was proud of. It was through this type of work that he honed his investigative skills.
   He discovered his sniper talent during his tour of duty in the Soviet Red Army in the early ’80s, back when the U.S.S.R. was at war with Afghanistan. Kris’ Unit had some down time and his comrades were target practicing. When Kris had his turn, they were amazed by his accuracy. Eventually, their target practicing became a competition which evolved into gambling. Each bet consisted of whether or not Kris could hit a target at various distances. The further he got, the higher the bet. He claims this went on until he had to change rifles at a distance of 1,408 meters. It was a record he held until a Canadian sniper beat it in 2007 by 1,031 meters, which coincidentally was also in Afghanistan.
   When his superiors got wind of his skills, Kris was transferred to their Sniper Division, which I was surprised to discover consisted primarily of women. His kills were boasted by everyone with a high rank wherever Vodka was served. This was how he graduated to being a KGB agent.
   The only time one of Kris’ targets ever got away was Resiko Guerlich. Resiko is nasty asshole whose as nasty as they come. His killing career was suspected to have started in St. Petersburg. At first, the local law enforcement thought he was a serial killer, but over time it was clear this was not the case. The only people who knew the real story was the KGB. Resiko was a rogue German agent who had taken it upon himself to eliminate Soviet agents. He would achieve this through sadistic torture that was never the same with any of his victims. I’ll spare you the details, something that I wish Kris had done for me. He was named “The Sicko” by other bad guys with a similar agenda and was routinely hired by them for various “odd jobs”.
   Now this son of a bitch has the “Ice Cannon”. And once again, it was up to Kris to take him out.



   Hope everyone enjoyed that. I'm working as fast as I can. No one wants this one written more than me. Only because I can't wait to start writing "FILE 22013: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas", the 3rd book of The Pendleton Files.

Stay tuned and as always, all comments are welcome.

Greg Wilhelm -author of The Pendleton Files

Thursday, February 14, 2013

News About the Next Book & Holiday Wishes

   First of all, Happy Valentines Day everyone. Now that's out of the way, on to more important stuff.

   I've written 23 chapters and starting 24 today of FILE 31410. That's Chapter 24, not 24 more. Okay ... now ... this one is my second book and I think it's much better than the first. First it starts with an unexplained explosion of someone's head in the middle of Pioneer Courthouse Square, in front of witnesses. Then it turns out that, somehow, someone had actually murdered this guy and this guy was a scientist.

   What?!

   Wait there's more.

   It seems as though this scientist might have been killed by an evil scientist. Mwahhahaha! [insert schemey hands here.]

   Sorry ... can't tell you anymore. I'd love to, but ... you gotta buy the book.

   Darn!

   Okay. I'm working on it, and editing as I go. There'll be no mistakes this time. Cross my heart and hope to die. Not really.

  That's all I got for now. Stay tuned. The second book is getting done. Thank you for your interest in The Pendleton Files.

If you haven't bought the first book, here's some links: Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon, & Smashwords.

As always, comments are welcome. I made it easier.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

"FILE 3297: The Shanghai Tunnels" Update: Price Change at Amazon!

   I don't know when it happened, but Amazon is no longer discounting my book, FILE 3297. It's now being sold at its regular price of $2.99.

   Sorry if you missed out on the 99 cent deal. On the bright side, it's still the cheapest.

Barnes & Noble has it for $4.99
Everyone else (via Smashwords) : $7.99

As always, any comments are welcome.

Greg Wilhelm, author of The Pendleton Files