In a fiction writing career spanning over forty years, I was lucky in my agent, my editor and my publisher for a long time, luckier than nearly everyone who seeks a living by selling writing. I was able to publish twenty-two novels, seven under my own name, and now it appears that I can’t any more. I finished writing my last published novel in 2012. Since that time people have asked me from time to time when I was going to write another and the answer is, I did. I wrote four novels and they all failed to find publishers. 

 I have never been much interested in self-publishing, but the rejected work exists, and now, for the benefit of Gruber completists, and for anyone who liked my published work, I’ll be presenting these four orphans in self-published form. As the critic Randall Jarrell once wrote, “A novel is a prose work of a certain length that has something wrong with it.” These ones may have more wrong with them than my published work. Or not. In any case, enjoy!

For the eight books they did publish, click here