Since You Asked…


Have you joined Kindle Unlimited? If you have, my books are free to read. What’s that, you say? You are so subtle with your self-promotion that I had no idea that you had books available for reading? Yes, hypothetical reader, and thank you for that remarkably, spontaneously perfect question. I have two offbeat humorous sci-fi books, a less-offbeat, humorous cozy mystery, and a collection of, hmm, unusual flash fiction short stories (which is free free on

Sorry, hypothetical reader, I couldn’t quite hear you over the hammering/drilling combo I have going on today, you’ll have to speak up. What was that? Oh, you’d like to know more about these books? Oh, stop, hypothetical reader, you’re embarrassing me!

But if you insist…

Humorous Science Fiction:

Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)

The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management

Cozy Mystery:

Her Cousin, Much Removed

Short Story Collection:

Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities



Offbeat Letter O


With O we head for one of my favorite words: offbeat. I love the weird, I love the unusual, as you can see by the titles of my non-cozy mystery books (as in, the rest of them). It’s a different way of looking at the world, a way of seeing through the surface of us as people and the world we create. It’s finding a new angle for the light to bounce off and see what lies below.

Offbeat, I think, implies a sense of humor about oddness, about being different. Sometimes it’s a conscious decision not to walk in step with everyone else, sometimes it’s because it’s just impossible to find the rhythm, but offbeat doesn’t care. It is what it is and it’s fine with it.

The offbeat, in life, can take you places you wouldn’t think to go. It takes the absurd and makes it absurder. Which I didn’t think was a real word, but spell check’s telling me is A-OK.

It’s more than fine to not fit in. Sometimes, it’s glorious.

In honor of the offbeat, check out my flash fiction collection, Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s free! Or try my other offbeat novels, if you want. Here they are, because the single cover looked lonely.

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The Great Paradox and the Indies


Therin Knite is at it again with another Awesome Indie Book Roundup, and this one has a ton to offer, including five free books. And if you missed the first one on March 8, don’t despair, here’s the link.

It also features, among a bunch of fun options, a book of time-based ridiculousness by yours truly. Go check out the excellent company my book is keeping, and meanwhile, here’s a time paradox for you.


The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management
by Isa-Lee Wolf. Amazon for $2.99. Avoid the time paradox, they say. Paradoxes will rip apart the very essence of space and time, they warn.


It’s too late for that for Amber, a clerk at the Time Management Center, who spends her days filing time innies, outies and midlies. When she finds herself being hauled up the side of Mount Chicago, sprawled over the shoulder of a man she doesn’t know, she senses that something is off. Then again, it happened on the heels of one of her lowest days, a day she was relieved was over. Until it wasn’t. The Spokes, which should keep everything when it’s supposed to be, aren’t doing their job, and it doesn’t help that their coffee’s not so great either.

Even worse, the whirling cone of infinity is back in her kitchen, she keeps running into herself everywhere, and people are on to her about what she was doing—but shouldn’t have been doing—with her time files. For Amber, the Great Time Paradox is vastly overrated.