Wednesday, November 5, 2014

SPIDER'S TANGO


Way behind on blog posts, but... now available .99 cents!
SPIDER'S TANGO is now available on Kindle! Originally published in THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER back in 2012, this is the Author's Preferred Text that now includes approximately 1,000 words that had to be edited for the anthology!

"It had my heart skipping beats even though I'd read it before... Nicholas is a hero worth rooting for!" - J. Carson Black, author of HARD RETURN, THE SHOP, the forthcoming SPECTER BLACK, and others

"It's fast, fun and full of suspense. Kudos!" - Patricia Smiley, author of the Tucker Sinclair series.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer Blog Hop!

Stephen Campbell tagged me for a quick four question Blog Hop!  



Just what we need in the summertime, right??



What am I working on?


I've got a couple of projects cooking right now; one I cannot talk about (yet!), still working on VEGAS KNIGHTS, and developing a new outline for a modern day thriller


How does my work differ from others of its genre?


Wow, that is a tough question! I would hope that my own passion for the plot and characters comes through and sweeps the reader into the story.

Why do I write what I do?


I write what I like to read.... it really is that simple! I wish I had a better answer, but that is the base of it.

How does my writing process work?
Kind of a combination of plotting and no-plotting. I try and make at minimum a Ten Point List of things I want to have happen or read about, and then just take off with it. Sometimes the story heads off into a different direction, but that's okay. Part of the fun of it all is seeing how it all works out!

And now.... I'm passing the torch along to the terrific thriller writer J. Carson Black! Her newest FLIGHT 12 is sure to keep you awake all night!






Thursday, December 19, 2013

Authors on the Air - Book of the Year!


It was a genuine honor to learn SPIDER'S DANCE was one of the nominees for Book of the Year - 2013 by Authors on the Air Network!

The other nine nominees were:

Fire of the Prophet, Earl Merkel
Going Dark, James Hall
W is for Wasted, Sue Grafton
The Stone of David, Matt Doss
Sanctus, The Key & The Tower, Simon Toyne
The Survivor's Club, J Carson Black
Takedown, Brett Battles/Robert Gregory Browne
The Perfect Mortals, Reece Bridger
Lucky Bastard, Deborah Coonts.

Congratulations to Simon Toyne, author of 
SANCTUS, THE KEY, & THE TOWER!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Murders, Mysteries, and Mayhem!



Stephen Campbell interviewed me for his terrific show, MURDERS, MYSTERIES, AND MAYHEM

Air Date: 12/16/2013 at 1:00 CST! Come on over and join us! We talk about everything from Computer Forensics to my personal writing process to The Saint!

Here is the link:

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

"Lucky" Spider!

"Amazing writing! [Your] craft is fabulous, the characters leap off the page, [and your] pacing is spot-on!" - Deborah Coonts, author of the "Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventure" Series.
 
 

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Year So Far!


Thanks to Pam Stack and her program "Authors on the Air", a new reader - James Ewen - had this to say about SPIDER'S DANCE: "This superbly researched suspense novel has a wide spectrum of complex characters, has a multi-layered yet coherent plot and is strongly written, literally right up to the last word. So strongly written, in fact, that I half expected my Coast Guard Daughter to make an appearance at the spill site. Spider's Dance is right up there with the best books I've read this decade!"
2013 has seen the release of a new short story. "It evokes the 1960s Bond/UNCLE/"Secret Agent"/"I Spy" era beautifully; not an easy task in such a short space." - Raymond Benson. Yes, I rather like that comment!

It's hard to believe an entire year has gone by since this was in Publishers Weekly"There are familiar characters....and new ones readers are sure to want to see more of, like [Will Graham's] Nicholas White (“Spider’s Tango”)




To say childhood heroes still exist would be an understatement, to put it mildly. 2013 also saw another dream come true: I was invited to write an introduction for one of the new Mulholland reprints of The Saint novels by Leslie Charteris:

Speaking of The Saint, I was incredibly flattered to receive this email from a reader regarding SOMETIMES, THERE REALLY ARE MONSTERS UNDER THE BED:

"I noticed at the ending, [your hero] was described as [having] a "halo" of light surrounding him, and in my opinion the ending was very much the way Simon Templar - The Saint - by Leslie Charteris might have handled the situation."

To say my Writerly Ego blew all out of proportion for a few minutes would be an understatement, to put it mildly....:)


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Coming Soon:
(Cover subject to change)

1959 Las Vegas. A city in its infancy, ripe for greed, crime, and corruption.

A casino manager and a State Investigator probe the alleged suicide of a mysterious billionaire.

Add in a terrified singing star, fugitive Nazi scientists, a Satanic cult, and politics at a level where people can be made to 'disappear'.

It all comes together in:




2013 has been pretty amazing so far... and we're not even at the halfway point!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

ALIAS.... THE SAINT! - Now Available! THE SAINT in 2013!


Now available from Amazon UK, TPB and Kindle!
(U.S. deal forthcoming)



It is a tremendous honor for me to be connected (even in a small way) to "The Famous Simon Templar!" Sincerest possible thanks to Ian Dickerson for making this happen and Andrew Howard for his new series of covers!

Here is the trailer to the new series, starring Adam Rayner. Cameos by Sir Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy:
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