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Peril Has Landed!

The big day has finally arrived! I feel like a kid at Christmas, no attention being paid to the fact that I’m over forty and it’s June. When I started writing Peril in the Old Country, I was writing for myself. Well, for myself and my wife, Shelly, who said she liked my first novel. […]

Pre-Order Peril

Peril Awaits I’m thrilled to announce that Peril in the Old Country is available for pre-order from Black Spot Books! I’m still working with the insanely talented staff at BSB to get every last comma in place. I’d have done it while I was writing the thing, but there was a shortage of commas. I blame […]

Write, Revise, Edit

The Wrong Way to Write a Novel When I first started writing The Winter Riddle, I’d been reading too much George R. R. Martin. I’d gotten ideas. I started without a plan, just a theme and a handful of characters. I wrote about a dozen chapters, completely out of sequence, from the perspectives of different characters that I […]

The Winter Riddle Has Been Released

Well, it’s happened. I’ve written a novel, and today it officially went on sale. I am now a published author. Like all first-time authors, I am completely self-assured of my imminent success. Fame and fortune lurk excruciatingly nearby, waiting with baited breath to tackle me to the ground and rob me of my obscurity. Oh, […]

What’s Going On?

How I hate that question. There’s all of this pressure to perform, and I can’t just lie. “I ate so many Triscuits while watching Netflix yesterday that I spoiled my appetite just enough to give dinner a miss, but I was still hungry, so I finished the box of Triscuits. And a season of Designing […]