Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Hooked on Books

For those of us who don't want to send all our money to Amazon and like to support local businesses, we are happy to say that one of our local bookstores, Hooked on Books, carries the first two titles from our Snack-Sized Mystery series: Smoked, and Cracked.

Hooked on Books is located in downtown Colorado Springs at 12 E Bijou St, 80903, (719) 419-7660. It might be a good idea to give them a call to make sure they have them in stock (or just drop in and browse their many other titles) as I have found them to sell outwhat a problem to have!


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Cracked: A Snack-Sized Mystery

The second book in our new mystery series, Cracked: A Snack-Sized Mystery, is now available in both print and eBook versions at Amazon.

Food blogger Murph Murphy's goose may be cooked, this time—there's a fresh murder, Irma is in lockup, and that stalker knows where he lives.

Murph's shattering world endangers everyone around him. He could make a run for it, but can he leave the life he's built behind?

The Snack-Sized Mystery series offers readers quick and satisfying dips into the cut-throat culinary world of an inquisitive foodie.

Ride along with Murph and Irma as he seeks out crimes against food and man.

And there's more to come in Tossed: A Snack-Sized Mystery Cruise.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Book Signing at Hooked on Books, Saturday, May 27, 2023

Catherine Dilts, Jeff Schmoyer, CS Simpson and Robert Spiller will be signing the third Pikes Peak Writers anthology, Journeys into Possibility, along with others of their books, at Hooked on Books,12 E Bijou St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 on Saturday, May 27, 2023 from 12-3p.m. Please join the authors for select readings and cookies! You may bring your own copies of the books, or purchase or order them from Hooked on Books.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Smoked: A Snack-Sized Mystery

Smoked book cover

Why do so many of food blogger Murph Murphy's restaurant reviews go sideways? All he wanted was a good plate of BBQ. All he got was one lousy scallop and a demand not to leave town. Then there is that stalker...

The Snack-Sized Mystery series offers readers quick and satisfying dips into the cut-throat culinary world of an inquisitive foodie.

The first book of the new series, Smoked: A Snack-Sized Mystery, is now available on Amazon in both eBook and print versions.

Ride along with Murph and Irma as he seeks out crimes against food and man.

And stay tuned for book 2, Cracked: A Snack-Sized Mystery.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Journeys into Possibility

The third Pikes Peak Writers anthology, Journeys into Possibility: Tales from the Pikes Peak Writers, is now available from the usual suspects, like Amazon.

Nineteen short stories and a couple of poems from a variety of authors, including Steven Anderson, Bowen Gillings, Robert Spiller, and yours truly, will take you on journeys near and far, internal and external. Sci-fi, romance, western—it's all here. Explore the possibilities.

A happy customer!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Don't Just Stand There...

...get to Thespiana 2019!

A reluctant hitman, an ambitious, amateur pianist who might be too good for his own good, and a giant from a futuristic freak show are among the amazing characters you'll meet in the fourth annual outing of Thespiana.

Thespiana is a staged-reading play festival showcasing the talents of local actors, directors, and playwrights (including yours truly). This year it features three performances of seven all-new and original rehearsed play readings. The dates for this year's performances are:

Friday, September 13, 2019, 7:30PM
Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:30PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2PM

***Opening Night Reception Friday after the show!***

Tickets and lots more information at

Thursday, June 20, 2019

It Would be a Crime to Miss Our Shorts Are Showing 7

We are thrilled to have had our latest 10-minute play, Crime Scene, selected for 2019's Our Shorts Are Showing 7!

Our Shorts Are Showing, a fully-staged presentation of original short plays, will once again be held at Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET) the first two weekends in August (Thursday-Sunday, August 1-4 and 8-11). Show times are at 7:30pm on Thursday-Saturday, and 2pm for the Sunday matinee.

Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

It was a fairy-tale summer with last year's production of Snow White - Alternate Ending and we look forward to having a criminally good time this year. Come join us!

Our Shorts Are Showing 6 Cast and Crew