Today is the official release date for Wet Work, my latest Dick Thornby Thriller. It is also the re-release date for the first Dick Thornby tale, Net Impact (now with a snazzy new cover). So, for those of you who don't like to bother with Kickstarters or pre-orders, you can now get both titles in ebook format or print the regular way on Amazon, bn.com, and Kobo. Heck, Net Impact even has an audio version (though I am still working on getting them to update the cover). Links f
If you read a lot of books and you've never heard of Storybundle, you should definitely check it out. Basically, a Storybundle curator (in this case Kevin J. Anderson) picks a theme/topic/sub-genre and picks a dozen or so novels on that topic by a wide variety of authors who have submitted their books for Storybundle's consideration. Then the books are offered to the public for a limited time at a fantastic price. The buyer decides what to pay and can tweak their payment to g
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Being an author is like being an actor or a door-to-door salesman. There's lots of rejection and disappointment and you have to have a healthy ego to not let it get you down. Plus, you need to engage in a bit of shameless self-promotion. That's why I submitted Frame Shop to the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project last December, when it first came out. I'm happy to say that the top twelve books (i.e., the semi-finalists) have been announce
In the midst of my Kickstarter campaign for Frame Shop, Gail Martin offered to let me do a guest blog post on Killing Off Fictional Characters. You should all go check out Gail's website at www.disquietingvisions.com. In the course of setting up my new website and transferring over my old blogs for ... er ... posterity, I include the text below: Many years ago, an amateur graphologist told a business colleague that I was, based on my signature, a serial killer. When she assu
I'm a writer, but I confess I haven't written a book in a while. I've written a number of short stories recently and two novellas under pen names, but not a full-length book recently. (I'm working on a mystery thriller now, but I'm not absolutely positive it will end up long enough to be a book, rather than a longish novella. Since it is a speculative piece of work, rather than written to the specifications of a contract, I'm flexible on how long I make it.)
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