Friday, July 10, 2020

Aliza Fogelson - An Author Interview at the HBS Author's Spotlight

Today our blog puts the Spotlight on Author Aliza Fogelson. She is an Amazon best-selling Contemporary Romance author. Also, Aliza is a book editor. She specializes in lifestyle books.

Author: Aliza Fogelson

Author Genre: Book Club Fiction, Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Website: Aliza Fogelson
Twitter: @alizafogelson
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Author Description:
Aliza Fogelson is a writer and editor living in New York. She specializes in lifestyle books, including those about decorating, cooking, and style. She graduated from Princeton University, where she studied literature and creative writing. Her first published work was her third-grade short story "Baby Cow's Adventure." This is her first novel.


SPOTLIGHT Questions and Answers with the Author

Congratulations on your book: The Lending Library, an Amazon best-selling Contemporary Romance novel. What do you have on the drawing board next? Can you tell us the timeline for its release and give us a little tease?

Thank you! It’s exciting to be thinking about what comes after my debut. I am just beginning to write my next novel, so I’m a little shy about it. I tend to worry that I might chase some of the joy of discovery away if I try to describe the broad strokes before they take shape on the page! It’s a little like a crush, when you’re in the delightful first blush but not yet ready to admit your feelings for fear of what might happen. I will be eager to share more about it once I’m further along!

You have a good following on twitter. How important has your social media relationships been to your immediate success? How did you build your following?

Thank you for saying so. It may be a small following but the followers are mighty! And I am grateful for every follower, every post about my book, for the new relationships and perspectives that have come from these social media outlets, and for the chance they give me to connect about books and ideas. I have a lot to learn and a lot of building to do. I tend to be a pretty private person, so I’m fairly new to social media as an author.

Whether or not my book is a success (it’s such early days that it’s hard to say what will happen!), I am eager to support other current and aspiring authors and bolster their voices. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to be featured in Amazon First Reads, which brought readers my way and spread the word about my book more widely than I ever could have dreamed, and I would love to share that good fortune and help others build their following as I build mine.

You have a great cover. It carries a theme like the pictures on your website. How does your book cover creation process work? Do you hand over the basic theme or do you have more of a hands-on approach?

I love the cover of the book! And I am honored that my editor, Danielle Marshall at Lake Union, chose the incredibly talented Kimberly Glyder to create it, and that she was willing. Kimberly did the design, the illustration, and the hand lettering. Lake Union was kind enough to ask for my thoughts before the cover creation process, including a list of covers that inspire me and that capture a similar feeling to what I envisioned for The Lending Library. My publisher worked with Kimberly and then graciously asked for my feedback on several options before it evolved into the final cover.

As a longtime editor of illustrated lifestyle books, I am typically involved in the cover development process, but I know that isn’t always the case on the other side of the desk—the author side—so I am grateful that Lake Union was collaborative and receptive to my thoughts. From the moment I saw this cover, I felt how special it was and how much of the friendly, buoyant, book-loving spirit of The Lending Library it captured. (And if you feel the website relates to the cover, I am thrilled! I designed my website myself based on some of the things I love, which surely made their way into the book and—thanks to Kimberly’s expert translation of the delight of books and flowers and Dodie’s world—into the cover.)

Recently you were included in the Summer Reading Heats Up 2020 post from HBS Author's Spotlight Bookshelf along with 6 other best-selling first time authors. Did you see a boost in pre-orders? Summer Reading Heats Up 2020 post

Thank you for featuring The Lending Library among these intriguing summer reads! Because there were a number of different kinds of coverage happening at once, it’s difficult to identify which piece of promotion had which effect, but I appreciate all of them.

Between your book writing and editing, marketing, family and all the other things that can get in your way, how do you manage your time? Do you have a set schedule, or do you sort of play it by ear?

This is a great question and I struggle with time management, especially right now! I have an energetic two-year-old son and due to the pandemic I’m currently caring for him full-time, so as soon as he naps, I race to my computer to work for an hour or two, and then there are a lot of late nights and weekend sessions when my husband and son play while I focus for a few hours. Before now, Wednesdays and Fridays were my workdays, and I would usually spend a few hours in the morning on editorial projects, then write in the afternoon and evening and on weekends. It will probably be a while yet before I’ll get back to that schedule. My foremost feeling is huge gratitude for the time I have with my family, but I do admit to a longing to spend more time with the new characters since there’s so little of it now!

How did you start your book launch process for a new book? Give a brief outline of the steps you went through to get your book to market?

My publisher, Lake Union, set up the amazing marketing campaign for The Lending Library. Needless to say, as an imprint of Amazon Publishing, they have incredible insight into promoting new books, especially for debut authors like me.

These were some of the ways the book was set up before publication:

Sharing The Lending Library in advance with media, libraries, and bookstores: My publisher created gorgeous Advance Reader’s Copies for the book (I thought it was the actual paperback when it first arrived!) and distributed them to publications like Library Journal, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly, who, thrillingly, all chose to review it. They also shared it on NetGalley with bloggers and other readers.

Lake Union also shared the book with libraries and bookstores. It’s important to both me and my publisher that readers can find the book wherever they would like! And as a devotee of these booklover destinations, it’s been such a joy to see some of them featuring The Lending Library in their own social media.

Securing blurbs for the back cover: My agent, editor, and I came up with a wish list and some kind authors granted our wishes!

Featuring it on Amazon First Reads: My editor also shared the book internally at Amazon Publishing and to our delight, The Lending Library was selected as an Amazon First Reads feature title, a wonderful honor that elevates the book’s visibility enormously. As one of eight titles that are made available a month early to Prime members and at a discounted rate to others, Amazon First Reads comes with a host of promotion over the course of that month before the book officially publishes—and beyond. There were all kinds of ads, emails to Prime members, and a Goodreads giveaway of 100 copies that brought lots of interest to the book, to name a few.

Spreading the news: Before publication, I also did some outreach through friends and family. Personal recommendations and word-of-mouth publicity are so important for a book like The Lending Library!

What is your primary genre? What going to be your best marketing approach to this group?

I think The Lending Library crosses genres. (I know I’m not alone among authors in saying that!) My publisher and I would describe it primarily as Book Club Fiction. It’s also sometimes classified as Women’s Fiction or Contemporary Romance.

As far as marketing to the potential audience, one of the primary goals and hopes was that readers would fall in love with the book and tell others about it. That’s why we took the steps above to market it as we did, in hopes of that word-of-mouth snowball effect. I am also greatly looking forward to speaking to several book clubs in the coming months (virtually, most likely!) and I’m available to do more book club appearances through my website.

How do you manage your plots, characters and timelines to keep your stories going? Do you use any software to keep track of your books?

For better or worse, I keep track of most of those elements in my head! And in many drafts in Word. The world of the book and the characters become very real to me and live vividly in my imagination while I am trying to capture the story on the page.

One of the tricky parts is that I don’t outline before I write. I follow what gives me joy and try to allow myself to discover more about the characters and their stories as I create the first draft. That also means I don’t write chronologically. I would probably be much more efficient and have a lot less revision to do if I planned in advance and kept better track along the way. But I don’t think I could do it, or at least as happily, that way, and I’m not sure the book would have the same spirit if I did.

During one of the later revisions of The Lending Library (there were quite a few before publication!), I had to tighten the book, and I did a simple outline in Excel to keep timelines and storylines straight and to make sure the book maintained its coherence even with the cuts.

I noticed you have a French background. Do you plan on publishing your books in other languages?

That is definitely a dream of mine! I lived in Paris for almost a year after college, and it was a magical time. I had studied French literature in high school and at Princeton, but doing so in France brought completely new meaning to what I read. At the same time, it confirmed what I have always believed: that books can transcend language and countries and ethnicities and generations and that they connect us. There are many universal themes in The Lending Library: motherhood, community, the power of books, love, self-realization, friendship. It would be such a thrill if non-English readers were interested in the book and had the ability to enjoy it in their own language.

You have great reviews. What was your method of getting reviews for your novels? Do you seek professional reviews, use former contacts or do you rely on a reading audience to supply them?

I have readers to thank for so many lovely reviews! Of course, there are some reviews from friends and family in the mix, and there are reviews from the industry publications and from many folks with whom my publisher shared the book as part of the marketing campaign described above. The rest are all sorts of readers who have found the book, whether through Amazon First Reads or through personal recommendations, and who have been generous enough to take the time to share their thoughts with other potential readers.

Thank you for the opportunity to chat about the book’s journey. Happy reading!



Author's Book List


The Lending Library: A Novel
For fans of Jane Green and Loretta Nyhan, a heartwarming debut novel about a daydreamer who gives her town, and herself, an amazing gift: a lending library in her sunroom.

When the Chatsworth library closes indefinitely, Dodie Fairisle loses her sanctuary. How is a small-town art teacher supposed to cope without the never-ending life advice and enjoyment that books give her? Well, when she’s as resourceful and generous as Dodie, she turns her sunroom into her very own little lending library.

At first just a hobby, this lit lovers’ haven opens up her world in incredible ways. She knows books are powerful, and soon enough they help her forge friendships between her zany neighbors—and attract an exciting new romance.

But when the chance to adopt an orphaned child brings Dodie’s secret dream of motherhood within reach, everything else suddenly seems less important. Finding herself at a crossroads, Dodie must figure out what it means to live a full, happy life. If only there were a book that could tell her what to do…


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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

James Moushon – Operation Bank Withdrawal is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES James Moushon's Short Story: Operation Arrow Drone.

Author James Moushon is a self-published Mystery Author of the Jonathon Stone Mysteries. Also, he is a Short Story writer and an Author Advocate. James is the creator of the industry blogs: The Indie Author's Corner, the HBS Author's Spotlight and the HBS Mystery Reader's Circle.








Operation Bank Withdrawal

A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #17


Author: James Moushon


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A bank robbery in downtown LA is one in a series of heists being investigated by the FBI. As FBI Agent Jodi Shannon tries to catch the robbers, a fingerprint in the wrong place gets Jonathon Stone involved. The history of old town Los Angeles provides the key to solving the crime and preventing a National Security disaster.

Excerpt from Operation Bank Withdrawal

The morning came way to fast. Russ and I had this thing once a week. He liked to brief me on the CIA activities. Since I was based in Long Beach, most of this was just footnotes. My assignments for the last year were overnighters and some local area stuff. I would leave town, take care of business, and return to the beautiful weather in Southern California.

We were about half an hour into the briefing when we were interrupted by Wiley, the head of technical support for DOT. That was our call letters for the CIA domestic operation, an ‘off the books’ division of the Agency.

“Excuse me, Mr. Evans. Do you still have Agent Stone on the line?”

“Yes Wiley,” Russ responded.

“Wiley, what’s up?”

“I’m monitoring the FBI’s internal communication network and we just had a hit.”

“Wiley, is that legal?”

I always gave him a hard time and he occasionally returned the favor.

“The FBI is working a bank robbery in downtown LA. They have just requested a fingerprint search for Charlie Soo. He is on our watch list.”

Russ interrupted. “Isn’t Soo the North Korean national who is suspected of blowing up an American CafĂ© in Seoul, Korea last year?”

“Yes sir. We have a team over there searching for him but he is very elusive.”

“It sounds like he is stateside. When we get done with my briefing here, I will make a few calls,” I said.

“You mean the FBI chick?” Wiley asked.

He always called Jodi Shannon that. She was the head agent for the Los Angeles FBI office.

“It’s all professional,” I said.

There was dead silence. Russ and Wiley didn’t buy that. Jodi and I had gotten real close a couple of times so I guess I deserved that. Finally, Russ finished our briefing.

Charlie Soo, a known terrorist, was in the LA area but bank robbery and terrorism just don’t match up. I needed to call Jodi and see what was cooking. I dialed her cell phone.

Moments later she was on the line. “Jon, what do I owe the pleasure?”

“I’m just checking in. How are you doing?”

“I’m fine,” she said slowly.

“I’m headed your way and I thought I would swing by and pick you up. How about some seafood for lunch?” I asked.

“What are you up to Jon?”

She could always read me. That is why she was lead-agent, I guess.

“You don’t want to hang out?”

She hesitated. “I’m working a bank robbery… Of course, you knew that, didn’t you? Why would the CIA be interested in a robbery in downtown LA? What am I missing?”

“Do you have any suspects?”

“Actually, we do but they have mob connections. We believe this is their third bank heist in the last three months. I don’t get the connection to you guys?”

I had dangled her long enough.

“Did you come up with any prints?”

“Just a second. I’m in the lobby of the bank. Let me check.”

She put me on hold. I didn’t know how far ahead of them Wiley was. He would have picked up on the search and probably had the results before they did.

Jodi returned. “The vault was wiped clean except for a print on a table in the center of the vault. We are running it against our domestic databases but so far no match. Why do you ask?”

“Let me save you some time. Have them check the International Databases.”

“And you know this how?”

Now it was my time to hesitate. She was cool with Wiley and what I was up to domestically.

“I just got off the phone with Wiley. Your print belongs to a guy by the name of Charlie Soo. He is a known Korean terrorist. Until this morning, we thought he was operating in Asia.”

“How did you know about the fingerprint, Jon?’

“I’m sorry that’s classified besides you know Wiley has his hands into everything.”

“He’s monitoring our communication, right?”

“I don’t know anything about that,” I lied. “Can I join you? I’d like to tag along on this one.”

“Sure. I’m at the Textile Bank and Trust in the garment district.”



Author: James Moushon

Author Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Satire

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Author Description: James Moushon is a Mystery writer and an Author Advocate.

Starting over 15 years ago, he helped lead the startup of the electronic forms industry in the creation, conversion and usage of electronic forms by supplying that industry with a continuing source of published literature, software products and training seminars.

In 2003, Moushon changed his focus to ebooks and their development.

He is the author of the Jonathon Stone Mystery Novels. He has published three books: Black Mountain Secrets, Game of Fire and The Cajun Ghost plus several short stories including Operation No Sanctuary (June 2017), Operation Camp Navajo (July 2017), Operation Asian Tiger (August 2017), Operation Sundown (November 2017), and Operation Little Havana (December 2017) .

A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story released in 2018-2019 are: Operation Listen Close (January 2018), Operation Red Dragon (April 2018), Operation Deadline (July 2018), Operation Runaway (August 2018), Operation Hidden Truth (October 2018), Operation Misdirection (March 2019) and Operation Adrift (May 2019).

All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone.

James is currently wearing two Hats. He is a Mystery Writer and a Book Publishing Blogger. You can find his blogs at:

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Author's Book List


Operation Arrow Drone - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #16
Jonathon Stone and FBI Agent Jodi Shannon team up to investigate the murder of an FBI agent who was auditing a classified project that had gone astray. The agent had gotten caught in the middle of a mass shooting at a Naval Air Station. The violence accelerates as Jonathon tires to catch a group of terrorists and avoid a disaster in Southern California.


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Jonathon Stone Mysteries - Short Story Collection 1 - 4
Jonathon Stone is a CIA agent who works domestically. He is assigned to the CIA Domestic Operation – Terrorism Division (DOT) which is CLASSIFIED. He is based in the Long Beach area in California. His Home Office is in San Francisco. Jon reports to Russ Evans, Director of Far East Operations which includes DOT.

Stone may show up anywhere as he is assigned to various CIA Operations. When he is off the clock, he enjoys gambling, drinking and the ladies.

This is a collection of several of his operations. (Short Story Collection 1 - 4)

Operation No Sanctuary
A gang war erupts in East LA between neighborhood gangs and the notorious MS-13 gang from San Salvador and a Mexican cartel from Tijuana is right in the middle of the conflict. CIA Agent Jonathon Stone is assigned the operation. He joins a crime task force to try to stop the violence and capture the cartel leaders. Along with FBI Agent Jodi Shannon, he pursues the elusive Raul Romero, the cartel kingpin who he has been after for a decade. Drug trafficking, gang shootings and politics all play a role as Jonathon battles the sanctuary city LA which seems to protect the innocent and the guilty.

Operation Camp Navajo
Camp Navajo Weapon Station near Flagstaff, Arizona is robbed and Jonathon Stone and fellow agent Dale Oak are dispatched to the area to ensure that CIA weapons stored at the site are intact. Upon arrival, he finds the FBI has taken charge and has quickly caught the thieves.

Case closed. After a drive through the area and listening to the details of the crime from the FBI, things just didn’t add up. A complete search of the facilities finds explosives are missing and Jonathon is tasked with finding them before they are used.

Operation Asian Tiger
Chuck Chun joins Jonathon Stone in a mundane assignment in Singapore. The dull surveillance op quickly turns from boring to the search for terrorists and the solution of an international tragedy. The Royal Malaysian Police are going in the wrong direction as Jonathon uses the vast resources of the CIA to zero in on the truth.

Operation Sundowner
A bomb explodes at a country club in Southern California and Jonathon Stone is right in the middle of things. Jonathon and fellow CIA agent Chuck Chun are assigned to protect Russ Evans, their boss from San Francisco, at a retirement party and things go terribly wrong. Several guests are killed and Russ is hurt. As the two CIA agents try to find the perpetrators, they end up with an op filled with out of the way places and superstition.


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Operation Baja Special - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #15
The Fourth of July weekend in the San Diego area starts off on a tragic note as a Church in La Jolla is attacked by three gunmen during mass, killing over fifty people. It’s quickly determined that the shooting was by a group of Syrian terrorists. Jonathon Stone and Chuck Chun, CIA special agents, are immediately dispatched to San Diego to assist the FBI.

At the same time, FBI Agent Jodi Shannon and several of her agents from LA join the San Diego FBI field office team in the investigation. As the search for the terrorists accelerates, another mass shooting occurs in a movie theater on Coronado Island.

As the investigation seems to stall, Stone comes up with a special plan to uncover the terrorist’s location as the team battles politics and a Mexican cartel.


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Operation Raging Bull - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #14
The FBI believes there is US troop information being leaked to rebels in Syria. After a special meeting in San Francisco, Jonathon Stone and Dale Oak, who is already undercover in Detroit, are assigned the operation.

The FBI is asking for D.O.T.’s help because of their problems dealing with sanctuary city policies in the area. As Stone narrows it down to one suspect, the operation unexpectedly expands.


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Operation Key Witness - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #13
Jonathon Stone and Chuck Chun are assigned to escort a witness from the Philippines to LA to testify against her terrorist husband. After an air marshal is killed in flight, Jonathon and Chuck go on high alert.

The CIA team finds out there is a professional hit contract on the witness, and it is non-exclusive. The twists and turns of the op lead the two into the Islamic World of terror.


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Operation Adrift - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #12
An empty cargo ship suddenly appears in the LA Harbor. Problem: there are no passengers or crew. Jonathon Stone finds out that the ship was abandoned at sea and the CIA had been tracking the vessel from the Far East. The op seems to be stalled until Jonathon gets information from an unexpected source which leads him to a terrorist plot on American soil.


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Operation Misdirection - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #11
A female CIA agent is found dead in a motel in Long Beach and her husband, a Long Beach detective, quickly becomes the prime suspect. Jonathon Stone is given the task of investigating the murder of one of his own. His findings reveal the dead agent’s unscheduled trips to the Middle East, a cover-up by the FBI and espionage.


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Operation Hidden Truth - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #10
A plea bargain turns deadly and a known gun runner is the primary suspect. Jonathon Stone becomes involved with the FBI to try to catch the elusive terrorist. With espionage and government secrets in play, the DHS suddenly becomes a problem. Jonathon needs to be on top of his game for this op.


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Operation Runaway - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #9
NSA information leaked by a spy sends Jonathon Stone and his fellow agent, Chuck Chun to Hawaii to stop the flow of information. Is our suspect a whistleblower or is it espionage? Their assignment: neutralize and stop the flow of information. At a luau in Paradise, they get help from an unlikely source before Jonathon and Chuck can complete their mission.


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Operation Deadline - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #8
A hit and run death of a man on the CIA’s watch list sends Jonathon Stone on another op. This time he teams with FBI Agent Jodi Shannon. They quickly find out it was a planned murder and the victim was part of an investigative reporter’s study of a Middle-Eastern student group. Then, a second murder with a similar MO occurs and Jonathon is sent in a different direction.


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Operation Red Dragon - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #7
Jonathon Stone’s plans for a quiet gambling experience are interrupted by the sighting of a known gun for hire from Mexico. A casual weekend in the desert for Jonathon changes into an apparent assassination plot. With the FBI and the Secret Service involved, Jonathon tries to apprehend the elusive hitman before he can do damage.


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Operation Listen Close - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #6
A man is found dead in the trunk of a cab in downtown LA and an FBI investigation reveals that Jonathon Stone is connected to the murder. The Victim: A Chinese Special Agent on assignment in the US. The Suspect: A Russian cabbie who is wanted for terrorism in Hong Kong. Stone and Chuck Chun go into the CIA bag of tricks to solve the murder.


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Operation Little Havana - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #5
Jonathon Stone teams up with FBI Agent Maria Sanchez in Miami to try to solve the murder attempt of an exiled Cuban baseball player. As news stories continue to fuel the growing tension between the US and the Cuban people over a government change in policy, Jonathon is thrust into the middle of an international crisis.

After another murder attempt of a ballplayer, the op takes a sudden shift from the Little Havana area of Miami to the Everglades. While Stone and Sanchez struggle to find out who is at the bottom of this, their focus abruptly changes to a freelance reporter and a mystery man.


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Operation Sundowner - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #4
A bomb explodes at a country club in Southern California and Jonathon Stone is right in the middle of things. Jonathon and fellow CIA agent Chuck Chun are assigned to protect Russ Evans, their boss from San Francisco, at a retirement party and things go terribly wrong. Several guests are killed and Russ is hurt. As the two CIA agents try to find the perpetrators, they end up with an op filled with out of the way places and superstition.


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Amazon





Operation Asian Tiger - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #3
Chuck Chun joins Jonathon Stone in a mundane assignment in Singapore. The dull surveillance op quickly turns from boring to the search for terrorists and the solution of an international tragedy. The Royal Malaysian Police are going in the wrong direction as Jonathon uses the vast resources of the CIA to zero in on the truth.


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Operation Camp Navajo - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #2
Camp Navajo Weapon Station near Flagstaff, Arizona is robbed, and Jonathon Stone and fellow agent Dale Oak are dispatched to the area to insure that CIA weapons stored at the site are intact. Upon arrival, he finds the FBI has taken charge and has quickly caught the thieves.

Case closed. After a drive through the area and listening to the details of the crime from the FBI, things just didn’t add up. A complete search of the facilities finds explosives are missing and Jonathon is tasked with finding them before they are used.


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Operation No Sanctuary - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story #1
A gang war erupts in East LA between neighborhood gangs and the notorious MS-13 gang from San Salvador and a Mexican cartel from Tijuana is right in the middle of the conflict. CIA Agent Jonathon Stone is assigned the operation. He joins a crime task force to try to stop the violence and capture the cartel leaders. Along with FBI Agent Jodi Shannon, he pursues the elusive Raul Romero, the cartel kingpin who he has been after for a decade.

Drug trafficking, gang shootings, and politics all play a role as Jonathon battles the sanctuary city LA which seems to protect the innocent and the guilty.


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The Cajun Ghost - A Jonathon Stone Mystery
ARIZONA SENATOR AND U.S. SENATORIAL CANDIDATE, TAD CLOSEN SHOT DOWNTOWN PHOENIX DURING PARADE

CIA Agent Jonathon Stone’s purchase of an old rifle from a gun dealer leads him on a search for the owner of the gun. When he finds the owner, a Cajun gun for hire, he discovers that he was one of the shooters in downtown Phoenix the day Senator Ted Closen was assassinated. As the search accelerates, fellow agent Carol Haney joins Stone on a journey that goes from California to the French Quarter in New Orleans to Phoenix to the mountains in Northern Arizona.


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Game of Fire - A Jonathon Stone Mystery
An explosion and fire rocked a Southern California mall and it is quickly determined it is arson. The timing of the incident is special because it interrupts the Tet New Year’s Festival and Parade in Little Saigon, an area just east of Long Beach.

Enter veteran CIA Agent Jonathon Stone. Already in pursuit of the gun-running Minh family, he connects with a special FBI task force to assist in the investigation of the explosion and Minh quickly becomes their number one suspect.


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Black Mountain Secrets - A Jonathon Stone Mystery
CIA Agent Jonathon Stone goes undercover to help in an FBI investigation after a fellow agent is murdered on the Colorado River.

Stone continues the agent’s investigation of suspects who are stealing top-secret documents from a secret Army base in the middle of the Mohave Desert. The trail leads him from the rugged Black Mountains of Nevada to Laughlin, a gambling oasis on the Colorado.

As things heat up in this desert paradise, Stone dodges bullets and attempts on his life until he reaches the ultimate showdown. Jonathon Stone truly needs lady luck on his side to catch the spies and get through this ordeal alive.

Mystery Writer James Moushon brings to life Jonathon Stone, an undercover CIA agent assigned to the off the books CIA division – DOT.

He throws Stone right into the middle of action. As the mystery unfolds, Stone uses his wealth of knowledge and keen analytical mind to complete his dangerous assignments, while at the same time battling his love for gambling and drinking and the ladies.


Book Trailer: Black Mountain Secrets



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