Phil Slattery’s Novelette “Click” Will Be Free December 15-19 on Amazon.


Phil Slattery, 2015

In time for Christmas, I will be offering my novelette, Click, free on Amazon from December 15-19.

Frank Martinez, a policeman with the Corpus Christi Police Department, has unintentionally shot and killed an unarmed man when called to intercede in a domestic violence case. To recover from the guilt while the incident is under investigation by the CCPD, Frank’s fiancée arranges for him to stay on a secluded island owned by her father’s former law partner. While dozing one night on a lounge chair in the yard, he awakes to find two hitmen slipping onto the island and breaking into the cabin. Are they after him? Are they after the cabin’s owner? Most importantly, how is he going to reach his pistol in his luggage in the bedroom?

Reader Charles Stacey gave “Click” five stars and commented: “Author has a wonderful ability to develop the characters using few words. Great foreshadowing to build suspense. And then a really outstanding twist at the end that left me smiling.”

An anonymous Amazon reader commented, “This novelette is a quick and very entertaining read. It opened with a grabber (“Tell me again whey we have to kill this guy…”) and kept pulling me in from there. Frank Martinez is a cop trying to recover from a shooting incident in solitude on an island off the Texas gulf coast. T.J. and Benny are the bad guys. Their hunt and chase on the small island kept me in suspense. It ends with a surprise twist. Slattery proves here he is a good storyteller.”

More free promotions on my other works will be coming up soon.  Check back regularly.

Don’t forget to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or other social media.


The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, December 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

zola_leandreThe Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at at 6:30 p.m. at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café located at 3020 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM.Vicki Holmsten will be reading her short story, “Daphne Catches the Light”, at 6:30 p.m.

“Daphne Catches the Light” is a winter darkness and light story, which won second place in the 2013 Pasatiempo Writing Contest.  Pasatiempo is the weekly arts magazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican.Dr. Holmsten is a writer, editor, consultant, Director of the Bisti Writing Project, board member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society, former professor of English at San Juan College, and one of the founding members of the Farmington Writers Circle and of the 4 Corners Poets.

Also on Thursday, Phil Slattery will lead a discussion on formatting e-books.  We will also open the discussion on having a Writers Meet and Greet social event during Farmington’s summer artwalk.

The mission of the Writers Circle will be to promote Farmington area writers of any genre and skill level, to advise each other on publication, marketing, publicity, using social media, and establishing useful contacts within the local, regional, and national literary communities among many other writing-related topics.  Please feel free to attend one or more of our meetings to see if we can help you.

Anyone is welcome to join our group or to attend our meetings, there are no requirements for membership other than an interest in writing of any genre or style.

The Farmington Writers Circle normally meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter