Do you find the months slipping by without recognizing them? I’ve kept my head down and have continued working, but once in a while I’ve had to stop and think what month it is. Kids are already out of school. Have been for two months now. No graduation season. No Memorial Day picnics. Without certain annual benchmarks, time feels a little blurred.

That said, we’re working hard to make sure this summer, like every summer for the last twenty years (with the exception of three autumn books), there is an Alex Kava novel for you to read.


20 books, 20 years in 2020! It was suppose to be a celebratory year! It still is. And in a strange turn of events, it’s made me even more grateful.

Last month I asked readers to share their favorite Alex Kava book to enter our first 20 Books 20 Years Giveaway. Winner is announced later in this email.) So many of you surprised me with your comments, your heart-warming stories, of how you discovered my books, and what they’ve meant to you, how they’ve helped you get through difficult periods. Many of you still remember exactly how you found my books or the person who introduced them to you.

Your comments made me smile. Some brought tears. A few others simply humbled me beyond words. I am honored that so many of you have made me and my books a part of your lives. Thank you!


Supply chain challenges have hit almost every industry including publishing. Bookstores have been closed. Amazon has concentrated on essential items and some book deliveries have been delayed. In order to release HIDDEN CREED’s ebook, hardcover and audio at the same time, we’ve had to move our pub date from July 23 to August 18.

If you buy ebooks or audiobooks, you shouldn’t have any problems finding and downloading HIDDEN CREED. If you get my books at your library, ask early for them to order it.

If you enjoy reading the hardcover, I know some of you already can’t find mine in your local bookstore. This year will be even more challenging. Please don’t misunderstand me: I believe it’s important to support your local stores, but as an author my #1 priority is my reader. That’s why I offer the hardcover for sale at my website. If you want to make sure you can get a copy of HIDDEN CREED, this might be your best option this year. Use this code PO2020 to get $2 off plus FREE SHIPPING. I autograph and personalize every book and include a special one-of-a-kind bookmark. When you buy a book, you’re also eligible for “add-on” items at a discounted price.

Here are the pre-order links for the ebook and the hardcover: CLICK HERE


I started a fire in Florida’s Blackwater River State Forest…a fictional fire…in HIDDEN CREED. And then last month, this happened:

You may have seen it on the national news in early May. The wildfire raged for a week with winds and low humidity fueling it. Over 2200 acres and more than a dozen homes were destroyed. It came within a half mile of my Florida home. I wasn’t there, but I kept in contact with neighbors, and despite the miles, the fear was palable.

The fire didn’t start in the Blackwater River State Forest, but it was just miles away. I told one of my neighbor friends that I never dreamed I’d need to worry about wildfires living so close to a bay. The Panhandle of Florida is known for its emerald green waters and its sugar-white beaches, but it also has thousands of acres of forest.

Another thing I didn’t realize until I lived there—it’s one of the few places in the world that you need to look out for aligators AND black bears. But in all honesty, it is as beautiful a place as wonderous.


Order on-line at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Or ask your local bookstore to order a copy. We’ll also have them available soon on my website.

LOST CREED: Amazon Barnes & Noble

DESPERATE CREED: Amazon Barnes & Noble


Congratulations JIM FOSTER who told me that SPLIT SECOND was his favorite Alex Kava novel!


Alex Kava 20 Books 20 Years Giveaway #2

Our pets have been our sanity during this pandemic. I put together a special Pet Lover’s package that includes:

—An On the Run with Alex Kava pet leash
—Grace’s favorite pink squeaky elephant
—An autographed copy of STRANDED where Ryder and Grace are first introduced
—An Alex Kava tote bag to carry all your pet supplies for your next outing together
—Wooden Box Plaque: “A house is not a home without paw prints”
—I stayed up all night with Alex Kava travel mug

Send an email sharing who your favorite Alex Kava character is to The winner will be announced in the next newsletter.

I’ll leave you with an up-close personal look at my boy, Huck and this quote:

“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”—Robert Brault

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