Chris Phipps

All about books: Reading, Writing, Editing

Haunted by the Innocent

| September 28, 2017

The third book in the Wagner-Callender series will be published within the next few months. “Haunted by the Innocent” follows Dee Callender as she works with Dave Wheeler and other detectives to solve a baffling murder case. But she’ll reconnect with Sarah Wagner in an interesting way. If you haven’t already signed up on my […]

Snowbound is on Amazon

| January 7, 2017

Snowbound is on Amazon, and I’m getting good feedback. It was slowed considerably by too much editing work. I suspect I’ll set a more relaxed schedule for the third book in the series. The working title for it is “Emerald Creek.” , but that may change. Sometimes a more appropriate title pops out, usually somewhere […]


| July 10, 2016

The Sequel to Love, Murder and a Good Bottle of Wine is currently in the hands of editors. It should be out by early fall.

Happy Halloween

| October 31, 2015

It’s too bad we can’t just slow down and enjoy the holidays. I went to Home Depot this week and they already had a full Christmas display up. Before Halloween. What was wrong with enjoying Halloween, with the trick-or-treaters, the pumpkin patches, and haunted houses, all by itself, leaving all the other holidays out of it. […]

Progress? Or not?

| October 4, 2015

I’ve been chugging away, turning out page after page of my second novel in the Sarah Wagner series, feeling very good about my productivity. Then my writers’ group wanted to take a look at the first 100 pages. So, as a result of that, I’m going back, chapter by chapter, fixing places where I came […]

Too many books, too little time

| July 12, 2015

I have a completed family saga I keep meaning to edit for publication.  But first, I had to finish my mystery, “Love, Murder, and a Good Bottle of Wine. Then I had to write the sequel, so I could offer the first one for free on Kindle.  Then, a fourth of the way into it, […]

The Blind Writer

| June 28, 2015

Over the past two years, I have been steadily losing my vision to glaucoma. Thus, I’m spending as much time as I can writing, rather than maintaining my blog. Stay with me, and sign up for updates. As you can see by my posts, you won’t get them very often!

April Fool

| April 2, 2015

Well, not really. My intentions were good. I really meant to post more often. But a bout of eye surgery, then hospitalization with pneumonia, torpedoed all my good intentions. I’m recuperating now, and working a little on the new book. Bear with me. Please?

Starting 2015 right

| January 9, 2015

My short story, Grandpa and Me, has been included as an honorable mention  in the Saturday Evening Post’s 2015 online Anthology of Best Stories from their fiction writing contest. The recognition is especially gratifying, since the Saturday Evening Post is such a prestigious publication. The e-book anthology is $3.99 at and is entitled Best Short […]

| November 23, 2014

The website is up and running, after much hard work. I’ll hope to have something to post as my writing goes forward. But knowing me, I suspect there will be long periods when I’m busy researching, writing or critiquing, and the website will take second, or third, or fourth place on my list. Right now, […]