Dale T. Phillips

Dale T. Phillips – Writer

Scary Books and Murderous Crooks

Welcome

This is one rounded corner of the writing world of Dale T Phillips, New England writer– novelist, poet, short story writer (with over 70 stories published). Short biography here. Want to see something? Send me a message. And thanks for stopping by.

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  • All books

  • My Third-ever Newsletter!

  • Amazing news from the Killer Nashville Mystery Conference.
    My novel Locust Time (available now for a crazy low price on one of those Amazon sales) has been selected as a Finalist for a Silver Falchion Award!
    And my as yet unpublished novel Desert Heat is a Finalist for a Claymore Award!

    This cool graphic was made by writer friend Gabriel Valjan, someone who supports and promotes so many other writers, don’t know when he has time for his own work!

  • My interview on John Hoda’s podcast My Favorite Detective Stories

  • My interview with Doug Holder

  • Two of my articles are out in Mystery Reader’s Journal. One on Maine Mystery Writers and another on why I write about Maine.

  • My columns on Writing and Independent publishing are in each issue of Killer Nashvile Magazine

  • I was guest on several of Bonnie Graham’s podcasts on Technology Revolution: The Future of Now Radio
    out on Facebook and LinkedIn. Search on my name to bring up the various shows we did.

  • We’ve had some great guests on Tewksbury Writer’s Night Out.
    Contact Robert Hayes at the library for recordings.

 

New- Editing services now available
Manuscript/content editing for all types of fiction/non-fiction
Contact me for details and rates.

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ATTENTION Book Clubs/Libraries/Schools:
Dale is a featured member of the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau, a teacher and lecturer on writing and publishing, and frequent panelist at national conventions, including Bouchercon, Killer Nashville, and Crime Bake.
He has some interesting stories on a host of subjects: having Stephen King as a writing teacher, appearing on Jeopardy, making movies, writing in different genres, and aspects of the writing and publishing world.
He enjoys connecting with readers in Book Club Meetings either by Zoom, Skype or in person, when possible.
Contact for more info.

New Releases!

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The Last Fables and Fantasies- A 5-story collection (Third in a series)

In this, the final volume of the Fables and Fantasies collections, we have a number of dark tales: a twisted version of an old fairy tale, a fantastic ride that does not end where the rider thought, horrible creatures from a legendary world of monstrosity, a terrifying clown in a macabre fantasy setting, and a hunt where the tables are turned, by a creature of myth. These fantasies remind us that evil things can lurk in the dark, and our choices should keep us on lighted paths.

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Locust Time- A Novel of Suspense  (2022 Silver Falchion Award Finalist)

Welcome to Resurrection, a former mining company town with too many dark secrets, where science and religion form a shady alliance. Sixteen-year-old Judy Winstead is forced to move there with her recently widowed mother, but finds few allies among the tight-lipped townsfolk. People who stand out or speak out endanger themselves, while dreadful experiments and worse take place in the caverns and tunnels beneath the town.

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Neptune City- A Mystery novel

When LA detective Jim Lloyd reluctantly returns to his NJ hometown for a final funeral, the ghosts of the past combine with the perils of the present, and he is pulled into a world of secrets, deceit, and danger.

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How to be a Successful Indie Writer– The book that helps you to achieve success in a long-term writing career

In the modern world of Independent (Indie) book publishing there is a lot to learn, and more competition every day. While some authors will tell you how to be successful based merely on their own experience, this book details the path of success used by a number of successful writers, both traditional and Indie. For those willing to study successful Indie writers and copy the effective techniques, good things await. Here’s a great starting point.

Covers much material on setting up the mindset for a long career, creating your business profile, setting goals and expectations, where and how to publish and sell, and how to stay productive and motivated. An extensive list of resources points you to further areas of study and help.

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Five Fingers of Fear– A 5-story collection of scary tales

Here are five more scary stories, where people meet their fate in a number of ways.
Never-before tales of terror to keep you unsettled. You never know whether Death or salvation is just around the corner. Pleasant screams…

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Deadly Encounters– 3 Zack Taylor stories

Grieving over a past tragedy, troubled ex-con Zack Taylor has spent a lifetime in the shadows. He has finally found a measure of peace in Maine, helping others as a way of dealing with his grief, guilt, and rage. But he finds even simple problems have unintended consequences, and danger lurks in the most unlikely places.

In these three tales, Zack encounters murderous individuals who hide below a surface of normality. He uncovers more than he bargained for at every turn, and must deal with the fallout of taking on deadly people willing to kill.

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The Return of Fear– 5 Scary tales

Here are five scary stories about different types of terrors that haunt us. Some are deserved, some come from pits of evil for the innocent. These tales come together for the first time to keep you up at night. Enjoy the ride on the scary rollercoaster.

I’m a proud member of Sisters in Crime, a national organization promoting women mystery writers, and the Mystery Writers of America