Posts Tagged ‘novel’

  COMING SOON! I’ll be roaming the internet, meeting with bloggers across the planet to talk about KILL’T DEAD OR WORSE. Check in regularly in January to see interviews, excerpts, spotlights, and reviews. Plus, there may be a giveaway here and there. Just saying.  So shake off your New Year’s hangover and join in the […]

As some might know, I had three crime novels published through a small press beginning in 2011. I had a good experience with the publisher and having learned a thing or two, I decided last year to acquire the rights to all three novels. So why put these books out again? First, a novel is meant to […]

Chris Lough, in a recent Tor.com column, reflected on George R. R. Martin’s struggle to complete The Winds of Winter, the sixth installment of Game of Thrones. For Martin, the increasing pressure to complete a manuscript reduces his creative output. His cure is to find other outlets to let off some steam and shift his […]

The third book in the Nick Sibelius crime series is now officially out! In Chain Reaction, Nick Sibelius and his partner Theresa Soliz take on a client caught in an apparent grudge between competitive bass fisherman, they discover they have unknowingly entangled themselves in the secessionist plot of healthcare magnate, Bruce Reynolds, to create the […]

Given it’s December, this must be my annual holiday blog post!!! I cannot offer unending pop star carols in the background, no flashing lights, fake snow on plastic trees or even a mocha pumpkin cinnamon double whip with red and green sprinkles. Sorry. I can point out how this holiday month for various religious traditions […]

  I’ve got some great news for all of you good ol’ boys and geeks out there. Yeah, I know. How often do the stars align for Billy Bob and William Robert to find joy in the very same thing? Here it is. Amazon is planning on using drones to deliver packages. I know. How […]

Continuity, especially in a longer novel with a complex plot, can be a real challenge. As the story evolves from the first draft, every aspect of the novel deepens with detail. The setting, from the time of day, time of year, climate, architecture, flora and fauna–the list is almost endless–becomes more defined on the second, […]

I very pleased to have fellow author Audra Middleton with me on the blog.  We recently shared duties as co-facilitators of a session about finding the right critique group at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Writers Association conference.  Audra, thanks for being with me today. It’s always good to have a fellow Champagne Books author in […]

James Stewart’s column in the New York Times, “Long Odds for Authors Newly Published”  about J.K. Rowling aka Robert Galbraith’s book, Cuckoo’s Calling  has left me pondering what writing is all about these days.  In the article, Stewart discusses how Cuckoo’s Calling under the Galbraith name had to be shopped around at publishers and then, depending […]

Week One of the DIRTY WATER Virtual Book Tour begin today!  I’ll be at the  Reading Addiction Blog Tours site for a Meet and Greet on Monday, August 12.  Follow along as I visit other blogs with guest posts, reviews, and info on my latest novel in the Nick Sibelius series of humorous crime, DIRTY WATER. August […]