Editing Portfolio Updated

Writers & Creative types, here’s a tip: Keep your online portfolio up to date. I just went to add to mine and found I hadn’t updated it since early 2016. At last count, I’ve now edited 31 books, plus an “uncounted” number of short stories. If you are one of the authors I’ve edited for, you should be in there now!

There’s a long list with pictures and Amazon links at:

Living with Earl, by Tom Lambert (Narrated by Brian Schell)

OK guys, this, at least so far, is the longest audiobook I’ve done (at 15+ hours), and I have to say it’s got the best story so far. Pick it up and have fun with it!

Available now at AmazonAudible, or Apple.

To briefly summarize, it’s set in 2014, and it’s about a semi-retied cabinetmaker who takes in a boarder. This is no ordinary roomie; this is Mark Twain himself. Or at least he seems to be, but what’s the real story behind this guy? Time travel? Reincarnation? Crazy as a loon? Or is it something else entirely? The main character, Tom, really wants to get to the bottom of “Earl’s” secret, but that’s not as easy at it seems. It starts out with a few funny incidents, but as you get to know these two men, you’ll see that they both have more similarities than differences.

Will Tom find out about Earl?

Pick it up now at Amazon, Audible, or Apple.

DOS Today: Running Vintage MS-DOS Games and Apps on a Modern Computer


By Brian Schell

Buy now from Amazon

MS-DOS and its clones were all the PC world had to choose from back in the 80s and early 90s, but faded fast once Windows 95 and its successors were released. Still, tens of thousands of powerful applications and awesomely enjoyable games were released in those years. Some, such as SimCity and Tomb Raider, have been regularly updated and modernized, but what about all the rest?

M.U.L.E., Wing Commander, Chessmaster, King’s Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Pinball Construction Set, and literally thousands of other games have been ignored for decades. They were fun in the 80s, so why not now?

And that’s not to mention all the powerful non-gaming applications. WordStar, WordPerfect, dBase, Lotus, WildCat, TBBS, Telix, and many, many more run as well today as they did in their prime (or maybe better, since all the bugs were worked out decades ago).

Although it’s possible to find and restore an old computer from thirty years ago, parts are getting scarce. This book explains the ins and outs of DOS emulation on modern Mac and PC computers. How to install and configure the emulators, how to install DOS or a clone, how to work with VIRTUALBOX or DOSBOX to make it all work. Everything you need to know is here!

New Audiobook: Dancing Lessons, by R. Cooper

Dancing Lessons AudioHere’s another one from the “I didn’t write it, but did do the audiobook” category:

Pick it up at Amazon or Audible

Two years of living with his controlling boyfriend left Chico worn down long before that boyfriend revealed he’d been seeing someone else. With no other choice, Chico moves in above his cousin’s garage in a small town in the redwoods, where he merely goes through the motions. To get him out of the house, his cousin pushes him to volunteer at a local dance studio to help with their annual show.

He’s not expecting to end up in a dance class, or to start feeling alive again in the arms of his dance instructor. Rafael is the studio owners’ son and was once a well-known dancer in his own right, but now enjoys being a teacher. Although Chico likes him, he’s afraid of taking a chance. But Rafael is determined, and it only takes one dance for Chico to start to realize he might still have something to learn.

Give it a listen, it’s a good one!


Audiobook Narration

Just a photo of me sitting in the new recording studio. Check out details over at BlueHouseBooks.com “Narration” page or check out my work on Audible.com [link].

Brian Talking