Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Whoops! Email Problems

While trying to clean up my different profiles to prepare for new postings, I discovered that yahoo.com stopped forwarding my mail some time ago (about 3 years) to my gmail account, meaning I missed a lot of people's emails. It still charged me for the forwarding, of course. So if you emailed me and never got a response, that's why. I sincerely apologize.

In other news, I am offering the publishing service of reviewing people's query letters on Fiverr! If you're a JAFF author (current or past) I will offer you a pretty sweet deal to use my service. Check it out!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Updates! Updates! Get your updates here!

Whew. I've been a very irresponsible blogger. Or just technically speaking, not a blogger at all, as I haven't been blogging for the last year at all. I'm probably going to be shifting this blog to a more all-in-one page for my collective works, not just the work I did as Marsha Altman. But at least let me update you on what's available for purchase now.

The Last of the Wine (Pride and Prejudice Continues Book 10) (Paperback and eBook)
The path to true love is not always straight. Edmund Bingley is trying to divorce at a time when it takes no less than an Act of Parliament and even a king can’t acquire one. His brother Charlie is hopelessly in love with someone he can never marry. And the last Darcy daughter is giving her living legend of a protective father a run for his money. Can Edmund find a way out of his loveless marriage? Can the family find the missing Cassandra Darcy before it’s too late? With the help of old friends, former enemies, priests, monks, Romani, American diplomats, and Tibetan lamas, they’ll have to find a way. In Altman’s tenth and final installment of The Darcys and the Bingleys, life has come full circle for the original clan, who has watched its children grow, make mistakes, and take responsibility for themselves.

Every Precious Word (Book of Gabriel 2) (eBook only)
As a storm descends on Wayward Pines, the fence that protects the town is endangered, abbies attack the soldiers protecting it, and Gabe Ramirez goes to the worst dinner party ever. This book is the sequel to The Redundant Man, a novella I wrote for Kindle World's Wayward Pines series.

The Lord of Durham Road (The Perseid Collapse Series) (eBook only)
As the Jakarta Pandemic destroys the US and the inhabitants of Durham Road hunker down for a long winter of slow starvation, Alex Fletcher's doomsday preparations pay off for him and his family. This is the story of his neighbors, the ones he chose not to help, and the path they are forced to take to survive. Will they lose their souls in the process? (Hint: It'll probably be a toss-up) This is another Kindle Worlds book, based on the Jakarta Pandemic, though the book should be pretty readable to new people.


I have a couple things in the pike, though whether they get published or not and how they get published (self versus traditional) will depend on people's responses and my own ability to finish and revise things.
- a YA sci-fi book set in a futuristic Tibetan culture
- a steampunk urban fantasy that's been shelved for a while
- a comedy airport thriller
- a book on Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism, which will probably take a few years of research

In Other News

This summer I'm completing a three-year Rabbinical program for Orthodox Jewish woman and will be receiving, instead of being ordained, a "Certificate of Halachic Mastery" from Rabbi Chaim Brovender and Web Yeshiva. The men in the program will be able to go on to an additional year and receive Rabbinic ordination. Sigh.

Also, if anyone wants to hire a ghostwriter, I'm available.

And I have a new hamster!