If you’ve read my novel KILLER THRILLER, then I have a treat for you… a bonus chapter that I deleted from the final draft of the book. BIG SPOILER ALERT – Absolutely do not read this bonus chapter if you haven’t finished reading KILLER THRILLER or it will totally ruin the ending of the book […]
I can’t believe this day has finally come — all 12 of Ralph Dennis’ HARDMAN novels are back in print in new ebook and paperback editions (and in audio for the first 4 titles) If I’d known how much time it would take, and how much money it would cost, I’m not sure that I … Read more
This is a terrific reference book about a ground-breaking and innovative television production company that virtually nobody remembers any more. And yet TV producers and studios are still strongly influenced by the way Four Star did business – specifically how they used their TV series as cost-effective platforms to create more shows.
The key is not to become crippled by self-doubt and pain but to learn from the experience (Why was the manuscript rejected? Why did the book bomb?) and incorporate those lessons into your next book. The only way to overcome the failure is to keep writing.
I like to listen to soundtrack music while I write. In fact, I’m just sitting down now to start working on the sequel to my upcoming novel LOST HILLS and I’ve been listening a lot to THE QUINN MARTIN COLLECTION VOL. 1 and the soundtrack to the 1975 TV series ARCHER. Both albums contain a lot of […]
I had a great time as a guest of honor at two conferences in Alabama last weekend — Murder in Magic City in Birmingham and Murder on the Menu in Wetumpka. But things got off to an embarrassing start. I arrived in Birmingham airport late on Friday. The volunteer who was picking me up texted me … Read more
I opened up to CrimeReads about my addiction to Ralph Dennis’ amazing HARDMAN novels and how it led me to launch a publishing company, Brash Books, with Joel Goldman. Here’s an excerpt: My expensive, life-changing addiction began six years ago when a man approached me in a nameless hotel in a city I don’t remember. … Read more
To write my books, I’ve traveled to France, China, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, and all over the United States, among other places. But travel research can mean just stepping outside your door and seeing your own city in a new way.
I’m so excited about this! Yesterday KILLER THRILLER launched and today my novel LOST HILLS, the first in a new series, is now available for preorder on Amazon. Here are just some of the pre-release blurbs: “Lost Hills is what you get when you polish the police procedural to a shine: a gripping … Read more
Today is launch day for KILLER THRILLER, the sequel to my novel TRUE FICTION. Amazon released this book trailer for the novel:
And here is a video I shot a few weeks ago…giving you a behind-the-scenes peek at where the story takes place. There w…