There are indeed times when I distrust myself, my choices. I look around me and see only evidence of my inadequacy, indeed my own foolishness. I can find not one scrap of a hint of a partial clue that I am worth the ink in my fountain pen. And if at one point or another … Continue reading Times of Doubt
There are many kinds of quiet. They speak of the quiet of the grave, but I'm of the opinion that it could be noisy as hell in there, it's just the closest ears are on a dead guy. But it's probably not too noisy. A quiet night where I live is relatively quiet. Relative to … Continue reading Quiet
I don't, as a standard practice, talk a lot about a project while I'm working on it. I believe at one point it was difficult to shut me up about my latest WIP. Even when Craig Hart and I were writing the SpyCo novellas within the past few years I was prattling on and on … Continue reading When a Story Demands to Be Written
Perhaps the best thing to do, here at the outset, it to review some recent events. Hold on a second while I double check some dates... Okay, got it! On 4 February, Craig Hart revealed to his VIP Readers Group, that a seventh book in the Shelby Alexander Thriller series was being written, and that … Continue reading Recent Goings On
I don't know for sure when I started doing it. It was before I left for college, I think. Maybe 1977? Somewhere around there I started the annoying habit of taking time to reflect upon the past year and speculate about the next. Ugh. I mean, Oh. My. God. I hate people who summarize their … Continue reading The Obligatory…
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!
That is a question that has caused me anxiety in varying degrees throughout my life. A moment of particularly high anxiety occurred during high school when my mom burst into my bedroom while I was in there with my girlfriend. She asked that very question, quite loudly, and I had to assure her that we … Continue reading What’s Going On?
Three. A number that throughout the ages has been imbued with symbolic and magical importance. To wit: The Holy Trinity The Three Wisemen Three days in the tomb Three-for-one jelly donuts at Dunkin And that's just in the Christian and the carbohydrates traditions. Here are a few others: The Pythagoreans taught that 3 was the … Continue reading Three is a Mystical Number
Now that Craig Hart and I are poised to release SpyCo #6, Assignment: Dublin, (our 4th book together), I feel it's time to address some of the... I must call them what they are... bloodcurdlingly frightening similarities between the two of us. I'll start with the fact that both of our wive's are named Kim. … Continue reading Craig and Scott – A List of Similarities