Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lancer Music Video on YouTube

We finally have it "live" on YouTube, the Lancer; Hero of the West' music video.

Written by Academy Award winning songwriter (twice) Al Kasha and Tony & Grammy winning producer/artist/songwriter Ron Dante, you can find it by clicking here...

I'd really like you to check it out and "SHARE" it with all your social media friends. If we get a million hits Ron and Al actually get some money from this project. LOL. These guys are true friends.

At any rate check out the video, check out the books either on Amazon or at my site

You can also see Ron and Al's stuff at their sites and

Both the song and the latest Lancer novel "The Los Angeles Affair" are both entered into the Western Writers of America best of contests.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Our Short Film Honored by Best Of L-A

It's been weeks since we updated the blog but with the holidays and lots going on we feel we really should update you on what's been happening.

ON the Lancer; Hero of the West front, we're entered into two contests run by the Western Writers of America. Our song, written by Al Kasha and Ron Dante, is competing for Best Western Song. The latest novel in the Lancer series is competing for Best Western Traditional Novel. Results to be announced early next year.

The big news is our first Short Film has been honored by Best of LA as the Best Creative Short Film. This is really an honor and we're humbled to be singled out, especially since this is our first film.

Links to all of this below. The Short film, "Radio Play; An Homage to Old Thyme Radio," is on YouTube now and runs 31 minutes. Please view it if you have not already. It's a comedy mixing Film Noir, old time radio and a little Rocky and Bullwinkle. It's a detective comedy and is probably the most unique bit of film making you will ever see. And you can hear some of your favorite Los Angeles based radio personalities in Radio Play.

Here are the links:

Radio Play:
Best of LA:
Lancer Hero of the West Music Video:

Happy Holidays and may the new year bring us all a lot of very good and powerful accomplishments and great success!

Bob Brill

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Western Movie Shorts YouTube

It's been some time since I've written a blog but something came up which tickled my fancy actually. There is a group of kids, brothers and friends (Jacob Rhoda) the chief among them. They are making and producing western movie shorts for YouTube and producing some very nice stuff. Stuff Lancer; Hero of the West would be proud of.

I watched one of them called the Barn Fight, which is about five minutes long and very well done. You an watch it here. If you forgive the fact people get shot and there is no blood and the guns shots are interestingly added and sometimes a bit off, these are very entertaining and should be applauded.

It's nice to see a teenager, or a group of teens interested in westerns. There may be a return to yesteryear as the Lone Ranger would say, at some point. That means good things for western writers like me. As an added note; I did not do a cyber anything for the holidays but books are available and if you want to give a really good and inexpensive gift to someone, purchase a copy of one of my books at Amazon or go to

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Tombstone Shooting by Accident!

As you know, if you are a reader of "Lancer; Hero of the West" you know that our hero lives and works out of Tombstone, Arizona. The Tombstone of the 1880's and the Tombstone famous for the Gunfight at the OK Coral.

This past week something happened in historic Tombstone when a re-enactor shot a colleague with a real weapon. They were re-enacting the famous battle between the Earps, Doc Holiday and the Cowboys of the Clanton gang when a shot was fired. The blanks which were supposed to be in the gun, were not. Real bullets were.

The VIDEO tells the tale the best so far.

 It does not tell why the shooter had real bullets in his gun in the first place and if the two men had a history. Not like this hasn't happened before. Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee, was killed on the movie set of The Crow when the wrong thing happened during fictional gun play.

What we can say about Lancer is violence is his last option. The gun only gets used as a last resort. He lives in Tombstone and is a very careful man. This would never have happened to Lancer. And if he had used the gun as a last resort, he is always a deadly shot.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Great Review for Lancer - The Los Angeles Affair

We always love great reviews and the first review was tremendous. The reader of "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair," which was released recently, said this ...

Literary seduction, heroism, mystery, humor... Lancer: Hero of the West is as sweet as his favorite candy, Turkish Delight!

You can read more and learn how to purchase the book and it's Kindle version here.  Please if you do purchase and like the book we encourage you to write a review on Amazon. It helps in promoting the book for others to see someone else read it, and enjoyed it. We do appreciate it very much.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Lancer Book Signing a Success!

While some book signings are more successful than others, we had a good time, met some old friends, supporters showed and we signed and sold some books. So the signing at the Open Book Store in the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks was a good one.

Old friend from Sylmar High School Daryl Fielder showed up as did good friends Dave Rodriguez, Dr. Carole Lieberman and a nice host of friends and relatives. Fan and longtime listener to KNX, Bill Mann came out as well. We shared the new Lancer Music Video which everyone loved and nearly all took part in some free Turkish Delight, a favorite of the sweet tooth of Lancer; Hero of the West.

 Daryl Fielder (above) Sylmar High School 1972.

Dr. Carole Lieberman (above) author and radio show host as well as supporter.

We are working on setting up a signing for November or so but the holidays are always a difficult time to schedule but we're going to try as we've had some requests from readers.

The video will be out on YouTube this week and I encourage all my readers to click on it. It is the only way songwriters get paid and you need a million clicks or so. It's not our of reach and I'd love to see both Al Kasha and Ron Dante make money for their efforts. It would be nice and it might bring in some more fans of the genre.

The photos are of fans who showed up and we do appreciate their support.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lancer video released; Reviews strong!

Well it just got released and the first review is in, and the review is very strong. We are very happy to see Blitz Magazine of Rock & Roll was the first to review "Lancer" the music video (based on our books "Lancer; Hero of the West"). Performed by million selling artist/producer Ron Dante and co-written by Oscar winning songwriter, Al Kasha, Lancer is a hit! Below is the review and the video attached.

Review from Blitz Magazine of Rock & Roll…of “Lancer Music Video”…

“Ron Dante, who has long maintained a state of the art home studio and who keenly foresaw the growth and development of internet radio more than a decade before the fact, has just added to his most impressive legacy with an all new composition, Lancer, Hero Of The West. Written in tandem with lyricist Al Kasha and with fellow mutli-faceted producer Ted Perlman handling the instrumental responsibilities, Lancer, Hero Of The West finds Dante rising to the occasion with characteristic brilliance.

"It's based on a new book called 'Lancer' written by my pal Bob Brill of KNX Radio", said Dante.

And in its thematic solidarity with like minded works by Johnny Horton (North To Alaska), Frankie Laine (Rawhide) and Vaughn Monroe (Ghost Riders In The Sky), Lancer, Hero Of The West has provided Dante with yet another triumph to add to his most remarkable legacy. Here is a Bob Brill-produced video clip of Lancer, Hero Of The West, with vocals by Ron Dante…

We will also be showing the video at our book signing this Saturday, September 26 at 2pm at the Open Book Store in the Oaks Mall, in Thousand Oaks, CA. Free Turkish Delight for everyone. Please if you can go to Ron Dante's Facebook page and check it out and share it as well. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Music Video almost ready

We are going into the studio tonight to finish up the Lancer; Hero of the West music video. We should have it on YouTube for all of you to see by either the end of this week or early next week. You are going to love the song. It's co-written by Academy Award Winning songwriter, Al Kasha and million selling artist/producer Ron Dante.

Ron has helped spearhead the video production with his good friend Ted Pearlman who is producing it. We put together about two thirds of it last week after working through legal means to get permissions and approvals for some of the video. Some of it I shot at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley. Corriganville is the site where many, many western movies were made and was a tourist attraction and movie ranch in the 50's and 60's. It is now a local park but retains much of it's movie heritage.

It's a good thing there has been some historical footage from the tourist arena and we're feeling good about having it. We think you will enjoy it. The video will be posted on YouTube and Facebook as soon as it's ready.

Don't forget our book signing coming up on September 26th at the Open Book in the Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA. It will be at 2pm. Hope you can make it. I'll bring my other books as well. All paperbacks will be $10.00, while the coffee table edition of Fan Letters to a Stripper; A Patti Waggin Tale will be more. Credit cards and debit cards will be accepted.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Lancer stops in Canada

So it was a rainy night in BC as the bus took us on a tour of the daytime sites at "night" through the great city of Victoria. When the bus driver announced there were paper towels on the seats we figured we were in for a less than wonderful excursion. When he then said "this is the first time I've done this tour at night," we knew this was going to be a disaster. It pretty much was.

"Lancer; Hero of the West" pretty much stuck to his guns. He didn't complain, took in what scenery he could and stood his ground. Lancer makes the most of everything he can. You can check out more about him at our website.

Pulling out our flashlights the best part of the tour was getting out overlooking the harbor. The flashlights were needed because there were no working lights late at night at our stop. We walked the paths and shot cool shots across the harbor.

Then we passed through a park which was not lit. He pointed out a few things which would have been nice during the day. We constantly had to use our "paper towel" to wipe the windows of the bus which was vintage British. No heat or air and only two sliding portions of windows to help clear the mist.

Folks were angry and started making a lot of rude remarks. No need for that but then again there was no need for this tour. It should have been canceled and if so we could have signed up for another tour. At least four of us asked for refunds from Carnival and after much discussion we got half of our money back. That wasn't enough but doable.

We'd like to go back on a warm summer's day sometime. Yup it should have been called off.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


This was one cool photo to get. Here I am with Lancer, standing in front of the historic state capitol building in Juneau, Alaska. The old building is under renovation but open. I am standing across the street looking down into the plaza where the statue of a bear stands, fronting the US flag and the Flag of Alaska. Two blocks to my right is the Governor's mansion which is also under renovation.

Juneau is much smaller than I expected although I knew it was a more quaint state capitol than some others. We walked the six blocks from the dock (which is right downtown) up the hill to the capitol building. It was not a strenuous climb by any means. Once you get through the many jewelry stores which permeate any cruise ship port, you find some really good restaurants. In fact, we went all the way to Alaska to eat a Filipino soup called "Mami." It was quite delicious and made our short stop a little warmer on this cold and wet day.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


That's right, if you have been following my Facebook Posts you know Lancer; Hero of the West has been on tour in Alaska. Along with me and my wife, Paula, Lancer made stops in Seattle, took a small boat out to the Tracy Arm fjord, rode a train up the mountain in Skagway, visited the state capitol building in Juneau, weathered the weather in Ketchikan, rode an old English bus in Victoria, BC and went to the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. It was a whirlwind trip and more photos and video's to come.

Taking Lancer on tour sets the stage for our first book signing on September 26 at the Open Book Store in the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, CA. Hopefully we will debut the song and video by then. "Lancer; Hero of the West" the song is ready, just the video is in production and we want to release them both at the same time. We will be taking cash and credit/debit cards by the way.

For those of you who follow this blog, I'll post the Lancer stops photos each day for a few days and  I'll post some other photos and video's not on Face Book.

This photo was taken after a trip up the mountain by train from Skagway, which by far was the best  part of the trip for me. The glaciers were fantastic but the train ride up into Canada on the way to the Yukon felt more like Lancer-land, and yes there was research going on. Maybe down the road Lancer will have an adventure into the gold fields of the Yukon Territory; maybe.

We're hoping this video gives you a taste of the beauty we saw and helps you imagine some of the things Lancer might have seen as he goes through his adventures around the country.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


We have tentatively locked in our first book signing for "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair." It will be at the "Open Book" in the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks from 2pm-4pm, on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. And yes we will bring Turkish Delight for you to sample!

For those of you who read the first book you know Lancer has a sweet tooth and his favorite delicacy is the well known treat; Turkish Delight. If you have never had this tasty treat you are in for a special tasting. We always bring it to our Lancer signings and it was a big hit in Prescott, Arizona when we were there.

So mark your calenders for the 26th of September and plan to be there with us. Books will be sold on site or you can purchase in advance via our website and bring your copy with you. We'll have a little time to talk before hand about Lancer, and you can also ask questions about other topics if you like. Some of you know I've been a reporter for over 40 years and have covered many great stories of the past four decades. I'm more than willing to answer questions about radio so come out, buy a book, have some fun and taste some Turkish Delight.

We plan on having a fun time even if you just come for a visit. The Open Book is located on the second level in the Oaks Mall, exit Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks.

We'll be sending out flyers and emails as well. So join us and make a date of it.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Lancer "Los Angeles Affair" is LIVE!!!!

It's been a long time coming but it's finally time to say "We are Live!" A tail of international intrigue in the old west as Lancer lands right in the middle of a multi-cultural and multi-national conspiracy.

"Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair" is now live on Amazon and if you want to order a paperback copy directly from me we are taking orders on my site. We should have them ready to ship by next week.

The digital price is $2.99 if you prefer Kindle or other means (such as your computer, tablet, phone or laptop) and 10.99 plus $4.00 S&H for a paperback version, direct from my website. We had to start charging for S&H and what we are charging is pretty much exactly what it costs us with an envelope so we are making NO money on the S&H. I make very little on each book. Publishing is not what it used to be but writers still write and hope someday for the best seller or a movie or TV deal to come along. I hope you really like the writing and the story.

I want to thank my daughter Julia of course for the hard work on the cover and design, my editors Roselle and Wendy for their time and due diligence and of course my publisher, Troy Smith of "Western Trail Blazer" on Facebook,  You can also access the company site. Even publishers don't make much these days so hopefully we'll sell lots of books.

You can order it via your local book store but if you don't mind getting it in the mail please order from me directly. The difference is quite substantial in what the author gets paid and I throw in a free book marker. It's nothing much but it keeps you from bending over the corners of the page. And if you like it autographed (it won't offend me if you don't) please send me an email or mention in your order and follow up with an email (to make sure I get it). No charge. Send the request to

The song is in the video-editing stage and we're working to have it out soon. We'll make a big announcement when we do because it really is a big deal. And we are working now to set up a book signing in Thousand Oaks. Stay tuned.

And Thank YOU so much for waiting. We had lots of emails asking "when?" and now we can say "NOW."

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Change in Pricing

One of the things I never want to do is to change a price either for an item or for shipping. In today's case I had to do both. Sorry to say due to recent increases at the USPS and other changes I now need to start charging a minimal fee for shipping books.

Whereas I was previously charging $10 for Lancer; Hero of the West - The Prescott Affair plus FREE SHIPPING, that just did not work anymore. I am now charging $4.00 S&H on all books domestically shipped from the web site.

Here is the reason why:

Padded envelopes big enough to ship the book cost about 50-75 cents each. The book I shipped today inside California went First Class for $3.62. Media Mail is NOT cheaper and takes forever to get to it's destination.

Obviously this puts the charge over the $4.00 I am now charging for shipping. I also had to place the price of to book up to it's usual Suggested Retail Price of $14.99 rather than the promotional price of $10.00 and free shipping.

So if you order the book today it will be $18.99 delivered. I didn't want to do this but really I had no choice. We have not yet been given the price of the new "Los Angeles Affair" but we expect the publisher to set a similar reasonable price. There will be some promotional prices at times and of course a digital download on Amazon will be much cheaper. However, for those of you who like the smell of a real book and when you buy a real book you also get one of our Lancer bookmarks, the paperback version is the way to go.

Thank you so much and I appreciate your support.

Bob Brill

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New Lancer Book Rolls Soon

Well, to say I've not been blogging is an understatement. For the past two months I haven't had much to say so rather than fill your mailbox, Facebook and Twitter pages with endless promotion, I chose not to blog. Blogging 101 says you must write daily, but common sense says when you have nothing to say, don't say it! Huh? Okay.

Well, now I have something to say; I have been assured by my publisher you should be able to purchase "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair" around August 7th. The digital version should be "live" at that time and the paperback version a few days later. You can either purchase the download on Amazon (link to come when it's live) or the paperback from Amazon or me directly at If you choose the latter and wish to have it signed please let me know with the order or in an email to

Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair, is more intriguing than the Prescott Affair which was well received. It has more of an international flavor taking place in a very international city, even in the 1880's.

Many thanx to our publisher, Troy Smith of Western Trail Blazer. The company recently had several books selected for award nominations in the western genre and publishes a number of western authors. We hope to see Lancer in those nominations next year when voting comes around.

Several people have asked about Lancer as a TV series and I would be lying if I said the thought hasn't crossed my mind. For now we'll keep him on the pages of western novels but in the future we'll see where the interest lies and maybe I'll take it that route. A feature film is also not out of the question.

For the moment, I hope you enjoy the new book when it arrives, we're setting up some local book signings as well and more about the song and the new video coming in upcoming blogs. I promise I won't wait 60 days to write the next blog, but I am already hard at work on "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Santa Fe Affair."

Friday, May 29, 2015

More About the New Cover for Lancer; The Los Angeles Affair

In our last entry we discussed the reasons for the cover of the soon to be released "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair." We laid out what nearly all the symbols meant in putting the cover together. Now I'll finish the project by telling about the rest of the cover which you can see below.
The three remaining symbols in the cover photo are the boots, the holster and the hall tree itself. Let me start with the simplest and that is of course the holster. If you remember the cover of "The Prescott Affair," you will remember it was a lone holster with bullets but NO gun. This was meant to convey the fact, Lancer is a peaceful man. He will only resort to the gun when it is absolutely necessary.

He uses his wits first, his fists second and then and only then will he resort to the gun and he will not miss or be beaten. The warnings are obvious.

Now the boots. The boots are well worn and set below the rest of the outerwear on the hall tree. This signifies several things. First, well worn shows Lancer has traveled very much and he's learned from his experiences. Not everyone does, but Lancer is a good and fast learner. The fact the boots are in a relaxed state in a comfortable position relays the fact Lancer feels comfortable no matter where he lays his head for the night. He is a peaceful, learned, well traveled and educated man.

The hall tree itself is something we searched all over for. I did not want something we could just "find" on the Internet.www, I decided to seek out the item around the western United States. I searched many places in Los Angeles but when I had to make a trip to Dallas for a family matter, I thought of McKinney, Texas. McKinney is a Dallas suburb and is known for it's western atmosphere and old town western shops.

Julia and I along with my wife began our search. We went to several antique stores and talked to lots of people and found some items which were not quite suitable. Then, at the suggestion of a shop owner, we went to the antique mall. A hundred or so shops under one roof and we had almost exhausted our search when i stumbled upon it. The very hall tree you see on the cover was being used to display items for sale in one of the booths.

Knowing this was the item we wanted, we asked for permission to photograph it and it was happily granted. We removed everything, pulled it out into the open and began taking pictures. When we were done, we put it back where we found it along with the items on display. What a marvelous find and it worked just perfectly.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cover Photo Lancer: Los Angeles Affair

Would you like to see the cover of the new, soon to be released, second book in the "Lancer; Hero of the West" series? Well here it is. We thought you might like to see it and we'll give you an explanation as to the intricacies of what it means.

The significance of the cover is very much a multiple experience. Designed by my daughter, Julia from an idea I had, here is the explanation. "Lancer: Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair" takes place in Los Angeles of the 1880's. While a bustling and expanding city one of the key parts of L-A of course, is the Pacific Ocean. In the distance is the very same body of water, but because the ocean only plays a small part in the story, we didn't want it to dominate the landscape.

The landscape is dominated by the place in greater Los Angeles where the bulk of the story takes place; the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley's. The central part of the story focuses on a Rancho in the area of what is now the City of San Fernando. Some of the story, a very important part, takes place in the Newhall Pass and into what is currently Sylmar, California. Sylmar is at the Northeastern part of the valley. It is the gateway to the Santa Clarita Valley and the Newhall Pass is what divides the two.

The fact cattle are shown links the Rancho to the cattle trade since one of the key economic forces on the property is beef cattle and the incoming new railroad. You will learn in the story (book) what significant part cattle plays in the overall tale. 

If you look at the three hats on the hall tree there are specific reasons for them. The story is basically about international players and their impact on the overall story. Without revealing anything more; I will tell you several of the key players are either Russian or Mexican. Thus the Mexican sombrero and the Russian Fur Hat, or ushanka. 

The interesting thing about the other hat is simple. Lancer wears a black hat. This you will know from the first book, "The Prescott Affair." Then why, you might ask, is the hat a white hat? It's a contrast in good and evil. Lancer in this story is the good guy (usually signified in westerns as the guy with the white hat), and the others involved from other countries are the bad guys (signified by the black ushanka and the black sombrero).

In the next blog we'll detail why the boots are in the picture and where we actually got the photo of the hall tree. You might be surprised where this really cool and perfect piece of furniture currently lies in the great southwest. And of course the meaning of the now famous empty holster.

Enjoy and remember the new book is due out soon as is the song. We expect they will come out at about the same time. Stay tuned.

Monday, May 11, 2015

On to Publish "Lancer"!

Well it's finally packed up and on it's way. The publisher, Cane Hollow Press, has the manuscript for "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair," and is formatting it now. My daughter, Julia, is working on the cover and I'm planning the next book. Wow.

Julia and I recently toured the small city of McKinney, Texas, in search of cover material. McKinney has a great old west section and lots of antique stores as well as historical places. The cover we planned needed some unique aspects to it and we went looking for those things to photograph. We found them in an antique mall!

No, I'm not going to describe the cover to you. You'll have to wait until "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair" comes out. I think you'll like the news twists Lancer deals with in the Los Angeles area.

The Los Angeles Affair takes Lancer to the bustling and growing metropolis of Los Angeles long before Hollywood came to pass. Most of the story takes place in the northeast San Fernando Valley and the southern Santa Clarita Valley as well as what is now the city of San Fernando. I grew up in this area and know it well enough to make it a personal best.

It is a story of love, family, history and international intrigue. It is probably the most comprehensive of any book this author has written to date. I think you will like it.

The next book after this one? "The Santa Fe Affair."

Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


We are happy to announce we've signed with a new publisher for the next Lancer book, "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair." Western Trailblazer and Cane Hollow Press have inked a contract with us for the second Lancer book, handling both eBooks and traditional published books.

We don't have a price set yet on either work but you will be able to purchase a download from Kindle and other devices, you'll be able to order from your local bookstore, or better yet you can still order directly from us at 

We'll let you know when the release date will be. Since we've gone through an outside publishing company it's taking a little longer than we originally promised. Certain procedures are in effect and right now the book is in final editing. We've upped the editing process and taken it even deeper hoping to avoid any of those little miscues which seem to always turn up in what I'd estimate to be 98-percent of today's books.

The publishing industry has taken a hit in recent years, partially due to the Internet, so editors are not employed as often in publishing houses. Budget cuts dictate certain positions go away and editing is one which has taken a hit.

Our new publisher is more of a non-traditional publisher in that they focus primarily on western novels, and on eBooks while doing traditional books as well. The great thing is they offer some extra bonuses and handle support. Authors continue to do most of their own personal promotion in the form of blogs, signings and social networking but the publisher has an outreach list which helps tremendously. We are very much looking forward to our new relationship.

Next up: The ballad of Lancer is soon to be released! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

New Video of Western Movie Ranch Corriganville

This is a video I shot while shooting the music video for the ballad of "Lancer; Hero of the West" which will be coming out soon. The song is co-written by an Oscar winning song writer and a million selling performer and major producer.

You will love it I'm sure. I shot this video for fun with the GoPro to highlight what used to be the Corriganville movie ranch in the Santa Susanna pass in Simi Valley. It's a public park now and just about all the sets are gone but it's a great place to hike and walk the dog and ride your bike.

I'm at the spot where Ft. Apache used to be and which is where Rin Tin Tin and the film Ft. Apache were filmed along with many other western films. Not far from this spot is Sherwood Forest which is where the Legend of Robin Hood TV series was filmed.

If you are ever out there take a hike and have some fun. The Memories will abound.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Book Two Update

As we previously mentioned the second book in the Lancer series; "The Los Angeles Affair" is complete. It should be available soon, although we are working on a final outside edit. Those things like comma's and periods and stuff like that are not this author's forte.

We've delayed for a short time for a couple of reasons. One is there has been some interest from a second line publisher. If we decide to go that way, the book will be delayed for a few extra weeks. If not, we should be ready to release the book in a couple of weeks.

We are working on the cover art right now which is always a really fun ordeal. My daughter does all the cover art for my books and she is phenomenal. The other news we want to share with you (on a limited basis for  now) is that very soon we will be releasing the ballad of Lancer; Hero of the West. This is the unofficial title of the song as we are in meetings now to formalize the title and the release details.

Stay tuned as we know you will love this if you are a Lancer fan. The details on the songwriters and performer will blow you away too. Stick with us. Details upcoming. You can also purchase the first Lancer book, "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Prescott Affair" on Amazon for Kindle or on our website

In the meantime you may want to check out a book I am releasing in Chapter by Chapter format on-line in it's unofficial final form. We'd like some feedback. You can read the so far released chapters of "The Tattoo Murder" on

When you get there search for "The Tattoo Murder" or my name; Bob Brill and the chapters will come up. It's free and it's fun. It's the first in a series of planned novels about a surfing detective in Ventura, by the name of John Potenza. We think you'll like it.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Lancer book is complete!

I am happy to say I have completed and edited the second book in the Lancer Series. "Lancer; Hero of the West - The Los Angeles Affair," is a very tangled multi-tier story about Lancer and international intrigue. It's based in Los Angeles in the 1880's and takes a few more twists than the first Lancer adventure, "The Prescott Affair."

However, Lancer may not be available as soon as we'd hoped. The reason is a new publisher is interested in the series and may choose to publish the second book and promote it properly. It would be available in the same places and more and I'd have some extra services available to me. None of which the readers care about but in the publishing world can make a difference.

So hold tight, I should know soon whether this particular publisher is interested enough to move forward. It would be a nice fit for both parties and we'll keep you abreast of what's happening. Meanwhile I can tell you I will also be making a big announcement regarding the Lancer franchise coming very soon. Lancer fans are going to love it. Just a few more "t's" crossed and we will make the announcement.

I'm very excited!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

WINNER WINNER Old West Trivia Contest No. 5 Wins autographed baseball card

Clue No. 5
Trivia Contest No. 5 with another great prize.
Multi-time winner Tom Geideman wins the 1985 Donruss Trading Baseball card signed by then Chicago White Sox Slugger, Ron Kittle. COA provided by Brill Productions. Congrats Tom. Tom correctly Identified Louisa Ann Swain, a Quaker woman from Laramie, Wyoming who at the age of 70 on September 6, 1870, became the first woman in US History to cast a vote in a local election. Wyoming had made the choice, almost as a joke, to give women the right to vote. Many were shocked when it passed and even more shocked when women began to follow the law with this new right. Louisa was the first but not the last.

There is a statue in downtown Laramie depicting Mrs. Swain with her little tin pail.


  Here is today's clue with all the previous clues also listed...
1. Wyoming
2. Quaker 
3. Admired the woman on the dollar (suffragette Susan B. Anthony was her heroine and who later appeared on the US Dollar coin.)
4. Laramie 
5. 70 years old
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