Sunday, April 30, 2017


My esteemed colleague and friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader Nancy Hansen spent most of her free time this past week working on her own material, since she will be going back for the surgery on her right eye this coming Thursday as I type this post.
HOWEVER... she did take the time out of her busy schedule to proofread Chapter 6 to my current efforts on HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE.
Having just gotten this back yesterday, I certainly will be going over her notes before I resume work on Chapter 7 and wish her well with her impending surgery.
For her fans out there, Nancy has told me she is seeing better out of the left eye now than she has in years, and cannot wait for the right eye to be corrected.

For those interested, Jim Beard has gathered quite a list of talents to work on his 1970s project.
All concepts and plots have been submitted and approved between him and yours truly, so now it's just a question of waiting until the contributors start sending in their completed stories and going over them as they arrive.
And as for what I am bringing to the table? Besides my good looks and creative editorial skills that is.
Okay, a tease below.

Where no one else dares travel walks the beautiful but deadly…

Hey. I did say it was a tease!
In any event, take care and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
30 April, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017


I am happy to report that my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader Nancy Hansen is now in-between full recovery of the surgery on her left eye and the impending surgery on her right eye.
Don't know if that means she'll resume her friendly neighborhood beta-proofreading service before she has to get ready for surgery on her right eye, but it will be something on the agenda to ask the next time I see her.
Under the circumstances, she has yet to go over Chapter 6 on my latest efforts concerning HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE as I work on Chapter 7 in-between other matters that require my attention.

I'm also very excited to report that SINGULARITY: RISE OF THE POST HUMANS won TWO of the 2017 Pulp Factory Awards (for 2016 material) Friday night at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Con.

David Michelinie won Best Short Story for "Lord Pemberton's Adjustment Service"!
Photo ?

Photo by Jaime Ramos

...and SINGULARITY itself won Best Anthology!

So a big thank you to our readers, fans, and voters from David, Jennie Wood, Nancy Hansen, Chris Magee, series creator/editor Jaime Ramos, along with yours truly!

Going back to writing now.
See you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
23 April, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Well, I wish there was more progress to report than I do have.
My friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader Nancy Hansen successfully had her eye surgery and is on the road to recovery now.
I HAVE been writing this past week, but unfortunately there isn't much I can say at the moment about what I worked on.
So let me just wish all my readers and fans a HOPPY EASTER and I'll see you around the Internet.

Lee Houston, Junior
16 April, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Well, yes I am still working on what will probably be the opening story of the third HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE book.
Just finished Chapter 6 and have started 7. The case is taking a few interesting twists and turns as it is.
HOWEVER... the invaluable services of my friendly neighborhood beta-proofreader will not be available for the foreseeable future, because Nancy Hansen is about to undergo eye surgery.
Everything will be all right. These things just take time and I wish her well.

For those interested, while it is still in the preliminary stages, things are going well concerning the planning for the 1970s anthology, as mentioned last week.

I have read some interesting concept proposals so far, and I can say in all honesty that if I wasn't already involved in this project, it would definitely be something I'd want to read once it was published.
More details as they develop and I can share them with you.

So between the above and a couple of other things, not only is the weather starting to show signs of improvement, but my late spring is starting to look busy now writing wise too.
Therefore, I better get back to writing now.
See you around the Internet!
Lee Houston, Junior
9 April, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017


Mixed week folks.

On one hand, almost got Chapter 6 to the current HUGH MONN, PRIVATE DETECTIVE story (book?) I'm working on done, after going back over Chapter 5 from my friendly neighborhood beta/proofreader.
Then unfortunately I lost a couple of days between needing to attend to some other matters and the fact I was without Internet service for over 24 hours, which kept me from doing research when I needed to.

Hopefully, I'll get back on track this week, especially considering...

Jim Beard has asked me to join him once again co-editing and contributing to his latest superhero homage!

Fans who remember the Super Swingin' Hero 1968 Special should start saving their hard earned money for the forthcoming sequel volume as we enter the 1970s!

Even if everything wasn't still in the early planning stages at this point, I can't say more than I already have at the moment, because I certainly don't want to let any cats out of their bags prematurely.

Then again, considering we'll be dealing with the 1970s this time, I wonder if an analogy concerning ducks and discos would be more appropriate?

And for those wondering what I'm talking about...

Take care, and I'll see you around the Internet.
Lee Houston, Junior
2 April, 2017