There is something special about a real live, out of the blue surprise. Every now and then it's actually a pleasant thing, this crazy shaft of light out of no where. In my writing career it's happened to me twice. No. That's a lie. In writing, to one degree or another, every time I sit … Continue reading Something of a Surprise
I do not know why so many story ideas come to me when I'm walking my dog. Upon reflection I suppose it is a brief period of time during which I am the sole arbiter of what goes on in my head. No one else's voice is bending my thoughts in their direction. The dog … Continue reading Solitude
It's a great word, "bounty." It can mean a price upon one's head. It's a brand of paper towel. It was a ship which, if my memory serves, Marlon Brando once took by mutiny. I might have been able to find you a picture illustrating bounty that used the same font, but the accompanying image … Continue reading Bounty
July tends to be a productive month for me. Maybe it's the warm weather, the sunshine turning the old bod into a vitamin D factory. I don't know. But I do know this: The Terror of Tijuana will be released on August 2 That's right! Northern Lake Publishing will again take a chance on your's … Continue reading A Cover! A Release Date! An Engine?
If you are involved in an endeavor and you want it to be successful, you need to wrap your mind around the fact that it's going to call for investment. There are all sorts of forms this may take. Of course, the first thing most people will think of is a financial investment, and there … Continue reading Investing
I have been dropping hints. An email newsletter here, a post on my Facebook readers' group... Let me pause here to mention that if you haven't, you can sign up for either or both. At any rate, I've been leaving these little bread crumbs to indicate that I was going to start being a little … Continue reading Desperately Pursuing Integrity
Let me tell you something: there are few things more traumatic to an active writer these days than the death... ...of one's computer. On Wednesday the 28th, I did some work, saved everything, then went to my sister-in-law's birthday party. We left about 6:30 pm. When we returned at about 9:30 pm, I went into … Continue reading Dealing with Catastrophe
Night at Key West by Craig A. Hart is an exciting new direction from this well-established author. As with his other series, the Serenity Thrillers and the SpyCo Novellas, there is plenty of action, compelling characters, and rock-solid writing. But Key West is special. What makes it so? I offer a quick list of reasons … Continue reading Book Review: Night at Key West
I have always been a huge fan of the month of April. Not only does it bring April showers, leading, I've been informed, to May flowers, (wait... rain sucks), but it is the month during which I was born, in a New York City hospital which no longer exists. (I suppose some might let loose … Continue reading April is My Favorite Month
Northern Lake Publishing has announced its third release for 2018, and it will be... And, since my name appears conspicuously on the cover, I guess I'm helping in some way or another. Craig and I are very excited to once again turn our attention to the continuing tale of the SpyCo operatives, as they face … Continue reading Let’s Go to London!