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?
Here's what's happening in frigid Central New York at present! First of all, my new pup Miles has nearly doubled in size since we got him. He may have doubled in cuteness as well. I'm less sure about that because I don't have an accurate tool to measure cuteness. I guess I'll let you decide. … Continue reading Things That Need To Happen
It's 2019. I'm sure most of you are aware of this by now, and those who aren't... well I tip my cap. Your New Year's Eve celebration must have been epic. I'm not a New Years resolution sort of guy. Haven't been for a long time. I don't really know why I stopped the practice, … Continue reading Newness
If anyone truly follows this blog, then you'll probably realize that my latest novel, The Count of Carolina, was released on September 4, with pretty much no peeps from me. There were a number of reasons for this non-peepitude, not the least of which was the fact that the first book in the series, the venerable Beauty … Continue reading Whew!
I gave this blog entry a title which many people will recognize immediately as a quote from one of the great philosophers of our time, Mr. Willy Wonka. I did that because I'm talking about fixing things, about making them right. When I write a book, before even my advance readers get their hands on … Continue reading “Strike that… reverse it.”
I almost never write blog posts two days in a row, especially about the same thing, but I'm making an exception. Because for a brief shining moment today, The Beauty of Bucharest was officially a best seller on Amazon, coming in at #94 in the Espionage category. But I don't expect you to take my … Continue reading Something I Never Do
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
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
It's been very cold here in Central New York. I'm talking below zero on a regular basis cold. When it's this cold there are only a few things I enjoy doing, and most of them I can't talk about here. Because they involve things like shoe sales and peel and eat shrimp. I also … Continue reading All Our Writing Secrets…
Hello and greetings once again from the House that St. Paddy built! (I don't know if anyone actually calls Ireland that, but it worked for the Yankees with Babe Ruth, so I thought I'd spin it. Probably for the last time.) In my last communique, I told you about all the Christmas fun I was … Continue reading Dublin Dispatch #4 – A New Year in Dublin