Update, Quiz and Teaser

TWO CHAPTERS today. These chapters are just teasers. Their real purpose is to keep me focused on writing progress.

Beta readers will be up to the half way point of Book 6, Inside Straight, later today. I’ve hit a bit of a difficult section and I’m interested to see what they make of it…

Other stuff

Among the Stars – I have broken Amazon support. They finally acknowledge that they allow other series to have the series title as part of the book names, but that mine has still been disallowed. They don’t know why. They have transferred me to ‘Tech Support’, which, from the way they refer to it, is situated on another planet entirely. Tech Support have failed to communicate with me at all. At this point, it’s sheer bloody-mindedness that keeps me going. The lack of a series name makes it extremely difficult to promote the second book. This has gone on so long that A Threat Among the Stars has basically failed – sales are very poor. I may try to revive it, but at this point, it’s all wasted effort.


This will be very easy for some, especially those who live in Denver, or who’ve followed my posts for three years…
Winners of previous quizzes can of course send me a message, but are not allowed to take part publicly πŸ™‚

What’s the building in the picture and what special significance does it have?

Prize: In Book 7: Either name a new character, or demand the return of a previous character to a significant role…


Due to Amazon rules, the teasers have to be removed once the book is up.
Inside Straight is available on https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZJK9H4B/



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About Mark Henwick

I was born in Africa and left out in the sun too often. An early interest in philosophy and psychology was adequately exorcised by tending bars. And while trying to enroll in a class to read Science Fiction full time, I ended up taking an engineering degree which splendidly qualified me to move into marketing. That in turn spawned a late onset career in creative writing. When not working, I get high by the slightly less conventional means of a small light aircraft. My first books are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Henwick/e/B008SBO5YK/

10 responses to “Update, Quiz and Teaser”

  1. setaian says :

    Do I answer here?
    It’s the South High Clock Tower from Sleight of Hand.

  2. Elkwood says :

    If u click to save image its marked as teaser-chapter-5-denver-south-high-0214. I was going to use a reverse image look up for it when i noticed the file name of the pic πŸ™‚

    Really enjoyed the teaser !!!!

    • Mark Henwick says :

      Silly me! I thought WordPress renamed images like Facebook does. I’ll have to remember that in future.

      You *shouldn’t* have got anything from Google image lookup because it’s my own photo and taken from an unusual angle back in 2016 when I was last there.

      Glad you enjoyed Ch 5 & 6!

  3. Mark Henwick says :

    Anyone recognize the character who appears at the end of this teaser?

  4. Justin says :

    Thanks for the chapter. I see I am late to the guessing game, oh well. Wendy witch is pulling a heist, me thinks 😁

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