Thursday, December 30, 2010

A New Year -- 2011

Many resolutions will be made in the next few weeks. It seems silly to put off promises to one’s self until the first of every year but that seems to be the norm. My personal resolves were made earlier in the year. I worked hard to find a publisher for all my unpublished novels. I was able to publish all five of them on Amazon Kindle. In tandem I was promoting the six screenplays that are finished. Three of them are in the hands of a producer at this posting. Will they sell? Who knows? I hope I live long enough to get an answer. Currently, I have two novels in process; ExPat, a romantic caper novel is almost finished. Half-Breed, a period western is at least a third complete.

What should I change for next year? Not much. I’m probably going to continue down the same path; writing books and screenplays, doing deals, and working for the betterment of the kids and staff at Nutre Hogar. How the priorities shake out will be a daily decision.

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Happy New Year!


Friday, December 17, 2010


I’m pleased to announce that all five of my novels are now available for sale on Kindle book store. I have pledged 100% of my royalties from book sales until March 31st, 2011 to NUTRE HOGAR, the home of 40+nutritionally challenged children under five. For further information, contact Chris Smoot. (507) 6-581-6169 or

e-books make the perfect last minute Xmas gift. Most all PDA’s and all computers can read these Kindle books. Downloads just take seconds. Go to, look for the Kindle bookstore, and in the search…type in Robert Hatting. All five novels will appear. The prices are reasonable $2.99 to $4.95. You can gift to anyone. All you need is an e-mail address.
 Help me help the kids.

Robert Hatting

Thursday, December 16, 2010


As I make this new posting, Amazon Kindle has four of the five novels that have been gathering dust in my hard drive.

BOOMER, CRYSTAL COWBOY, ALASKA BE DAMNED, and THE LAST FRUIT STAND ON GUAM are either live (for sale) or in review. I’m about to upload my novel, PARTNERS, later today. All five will be available for Xmas. Each time I post a novel, I purchase it so I may be the first to review. I’m able to make comments as to the content and rate the books as in movies. BOOMER for instance, is rated "G",73,000 words. CRYSTAL COWBOY is rated "PG14", 80,000 words. ALASKA BE DAMNED, I rated "PG17", 140,000 WORDS, and THE LAST FRUIT STAND ON GUAM is 120,000 words and is rated “R”. PARTNERS, will run 65,000 words and be rated "PG14."
To find any or all on the Amazon Kindle Book Store, search for Robert Hatting.  One can read a couple of chapters of each novel for free.

Happy Reading,


Thursday, December 9, 2010


I really like living in Panama; it is my home.  Because of that fact, I’ve refused to go back on the “book tour” in the states.  In lieu of that I’ve chosen to have my work published by Amazon, kindle library.  I’m pleased to announce I have two of my novels on sale at the kindle store. CRYSTAL COWBOY, $3.95 and BOOMER, $2.99.  They are available on all versions of the Kindle plus PC and Mac, I-pad, I-Phone, Android, and Blackberry. AND, you can listen to the stories using text to voice.  One can go to the Amazon Kindle Bookstore site, and read a couple of chapters of each novel for FREE.  Or, you can go to my blog and read a short excerpt.  Amazon has a method to send my e-books as a gifts.  Xmas is coming!   Regards, Robert Hatting

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


I just checked Amazon Kindle bookstore and discovered my novel, BOOMER, is now available on Kindle or any other device that reads the kindle format.   Check out Amazon for further details.

BOOMER is a period western. I wrote it as a youth book but realized it has a larger market. The following is a short excerpt.

…. Sheriff Boomer has little to do with Jeffers except on poker night. They appear cordial, but Jeffers still holds a grudge against the Sheriff for not catching the bandits who robbed the Butterfield stage seven years ago. They stole sixty thousand dollars in gold coin, an amount Banker Jeffers could afford, but being tight, begrudges the loss of even a dime.

The fact that Banker Jeffers was aboard the stage when it was held up made matters worse. Other passengers recited that the banker cried and wet himself when one of the masked robbers jabbed a pistol in his face. When questioned by the Sheriff, Jeffers couldn’t describe his assailants, their horses, or any other details.

Sheriff Boomer lit out after the bandits with a big posse. Gone almost a week, they cut some sign that made them think the robbers had gone east toward Pantano. After the first week most of the posse returned, dribbling in by ones and twos. Sheriff Boomer, Homer Kearns, and Billy Blackwater stayed on the trail of the bandits. Another week went by and Sheriff Boomer finally returned--riding in from the west. He said they trailed the robbers in a big circle and finally lost all sign of them after one of our summer rainstorms washed away all the tracks. Homer Kearns went home but Billy Blackwater stayed out. He was never one for town life, being part Indian and all.

Happy Reading!