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 William Simon’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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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!

9 comments:

  1. Cannot wait to read Knights in Vegas!

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    1. Thank you, Marie! Trust me, I'll let you know as soon as it's available....:)

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  2. You are on a roll, Mister Simon... aka Mr. Graham!!! :) So exciting! Wishing you tons more success this year and the years to follow!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa! Your support means a lot!

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  3. Hunting Nazis, satanic cults, no doubt a great hero and all in Vegas? sign me up.

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    1. Thanks, Alan! Two heroes, actually... I think you'll like them both!

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  4. And we're looking forward to your speaking gig at West Houston RWA in October, too.

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    1. Thank you, Kay! I am looking forward to it, also!

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  5. William, your kind mention of me and Authors on the Air was overwhelming.
    thank you. Of course, I love "Spider's Dance" and am so glad that it is getting the attention it so richly deserves. It goes without saying that I anxiously await your next novel.

    Pam Stack
    Host
    Authors on the Air

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