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Posted on October 16, 2019 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1)

Finished up the manuscript for "The Sienna Sand" today.  Now, off to my excellent editor it goes.

The cover (on this website's home page) is another marvel by Debora Bradseth at  Thanks to Deborah!

--Jeff Siebold

The Sienna Sand is almost here!

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We got through Hurricane Dorian safely, and without incident.  Thank you, God!  It could have been much worse.

I'm finishing up my final edits of "The Sienna Sand", Zeke's sixth adventure.  I'm planning to have it to my editor within two weeks, and am looking at a pre-release date of November 19th, and a release date of December 3rd.  Very exciting!

Here's a blurb about it:

"The Wall. The Mexican Cartel is using mortars to send cocaine over the border wall, and tunnels to bring illegals into the United States. Zeke is called in by the U.S. Border Patrol to help stop both activities. But combating the cartel with their vast resources and their insane leader proves to be no small task."

And we'll be looking for Advance Readers soon.  Sign up for our newsletter on this website and don't miss this exciting book launch!  We'll be offering Zeke Traynor's other mysteries at a discount, we'll share the status of the new book's release, we'll send out information about free mysteries, and more!

Thanks for your interest!  Enjoy the read.  --Jeff Siebold   

A Message from Hurricane Country!

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hurricane Dorian sits camped out over Freeport as I write this, dumping thousands of gallons of water on the small island.  I expect that UNESCO released the dolphins to the open sea several days ago so they can escape the storm.  They'll return when it passes.

We were in Savannah this past weekend, and had to escape when the Georgia Governor declared a Mandatory Evacuation.  It was a bit of a surprise, actually.  Right now, we're back home at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

The forecast has the storm coming this way, passing us a bit to the east over the Atlantic.  All of you in the storm's path, be safe.  Don't take chances, and prepare for the wind and wet weather.  We'll pray for your safety.

I'm working on the end of the latest Zeke Traynor novel, "The Sienna Sand" (working title).  My excellent cover designer is hard at work, creating another cover that portrays mystery and suspense in its combination of colors, tone and images.  That means we'll have a Cover Reveal soon-most likey this month!

I'll be asking for Advance Readers soon, also.  (When the final editing is completed.)  If you're not on my e-mail list, sign up on this webpage (Home page) and get a free book, as well as my occasional newsletter.  I publish once or twice a month, and usually include news and status and free book giveaways.  (We'll never share your information.)

Be safe and we'll see you after the storm passes through!

Jeff Siebold


...All But Done...

Posted on August 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's been a great summer- I hope yours is, too!

Over the next couple of weeks I'll be wrapping up my "heavy editing" for my latest (sixth) Zeke Traynor mystery, and getting it ready for my professional editor.  The book's about 72,000 words right now, and I expect it will be about 74,000 when finished.  So, yeah, soon!

I came up with a working title.  Tell me what you think about, "Sienna Sand".  (It's hard to know until you've read the book, right?)

And sign up for my email list (on my homepage) and get a free copy of "Lilac and Old Gold" for your Kindle.  And you'll receive occasional newsletters with access to free books, reviews, information, new releases and more!

Thanks.  Keep reading!       -Jeff Siebold

The next Zeke Traynor mystery!

Posted on July 7, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope you had a great holiday!

Over the 4th, I hit 60,000 words in the sixth Zeke Traynor mystery, and have outlined the rest of the story!  (A typical mystery novel has about 75,000 words.)  No title yet, but I'm working on it...

So, we're about 80% done (plus editing) and I'm excited about this book.  Should be available this autumn.

Watch for Zeke in the "Azalea Sunday" Edition

Posted on April 3, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

This is exciting!  The Zeke Traynor Mystery Series will be featured in this Sunday's Edition of the Wilmington Star-News!  

Ben Steelman, the Faith/Book/GA Features Reporter for the newspaper, interviewed me earlier this week, and is planning to publish that interview Sunday.  Cool!  

What's exciting is that this Sunday is the final day of the North Carolina Azalea Festival, a huge gathering that's been going on here annually since 1948!  I wonder how many papers they'll sell?  More about that here:  https:/

Grab your copy of Sunday's newspaper, or go online here:  


Judge's Comments

Posted on March 30, 2019 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Ardmore Green won Honorable Mention in the 2018 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards, in the Fiction category!


I received these comments from the judge.  I think you'll like them.

Judge’s Commentary*:

This was a fantastic book. Well done! I have many great things to say about it. I would like to commend you on the production values of the book. They were by far the best presentation I saw in the books I read for the contest this year. The images were striking and the colors made me intrigued. They’re not frequently used hues on a cover, which I liked...The storyline was excellent as well. The pacing was well-done, and it was very clear that the plot had been meticulously thought out. The story keeps moving at a fast pace, which is what genre fiction should do. I also enjoyed the way that you included difficult subject matter in the book, but you handled the situation with respect and realistically. All of this added up to make a well-told tale...It should be no surprise to you that I am forwarding your story to the second round of the competition. Congratulations, you deserve it.

I'm grateful for this encouraging feedback!

-Jeff Siebold

Thank you!

Posted on March 11, 2019 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Book Launch of "The Bakken Blade"!  So grateful to my Advance Readers, my Editor, Beth, and my Cover Designer, Deborah.  You all rock!

The mystery presently has 4.8 stars (out of 5.0) on Amazon and on Goodreads...and 24 great reviews!

What's next?  I'm presently 25,000 words (one-third of the book) into my next novel Zeke #6.  (No title yet...)

--Jeff Siebold

Updated Status for "The Bakken Blade"

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Zeke Traynor's new mystery, "The Bakken Blade" is available now on Amazon!

It's being offered for $0.99 (Kindle Version) for a limited time only.  We want to get Zeke's latest adventure into as many readers' hands as we can!! 

Here's the link:

Early reviews are in, and they're very good!  Lots of five-star scores!  Here's a sample:

Thanks to Kelly Watley (Advance Reader), who said... 

"Jeff Siebold is one of the best-kept secrets in mystery.... Shh

He turns out some of the finest books going. Bakken Blade is so elegant it takes your breath away!"

...and thanks to Shauna Joesten (also an Advance Reader), who said... 

"A great read. This is a Mystery read.  Zekes job is to find the killer.  This read pulls you in right from the start. Its got a great storyline that keeps you very involved in reading the story.  This Author has done a great job with the characters and bringing the story out. I definitely recommend it."

See more reviews on the Amazon webpage:

Preorder "The Bakken Blade" for just $0.99

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It's just one short week until "The Bakken Blade, A Zeke Traynor Mystery" is released!  And I'm offering it for a reduced price of just $0.99 for a short time.  (I want to get copies of this mystery out to as many people as possible!)

And we've been hearing good things from the Advance Readers of this fifth mystery in the series.  So far, the book has been very well received!

One Advance Reader said:

"Exciting, intense, page turning and a whole lot more...I can't even express myself properly.

The storyline and twists were just amazing.

This was an excellent book."

Pre-order the eBook here:

or wait until the February 26th release and order a paperback version!  (Same webpage)

And be sure to sign up for my newsletter to stay current about Zeke's next adventure!  Sign up here:

Thanks, enjoy the read!

Jeff Siebold