DEFIANCE COUNTY now available as ebook

My novel DEFIANCE COUNTY is now available exclusively at amazon.com as an ebook, with a new introduction by me.  This is one of my fictional-small-town Texas mysteries, and my only one featuring a woman protagonist.  That part was fun to write, especially the scenes in the beauty shop with all-women casts.  Of course I’ve never […]

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article about SHADOW

Here’s a link to a new article about my new novel.  It appears in “The Big Thrill,” the magazine of the International Thriller Writers.  They work really hard at promotional activities, more so than any writers’ organization I’ve ever known.   The Big Thrill story about your book will go live this evening: http://www.thebigthrill.org/the-big-thrill/current-issue/   An email blast to our […]

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Texas Book Festival

Off today for this event, which is bigger than ever this year.  Well over two hundred authors, of everything from novels to cookbooks to children’s books.  There are at least a dozen events an hour.  I’ll be on a panel at 11 a.m. Saturday talking about my new novel SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE.  Then signing, first […]

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Nice Review

Nice review posted today of SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE, in the Rivard Report.  I didn’t even know they did book reviews.  I need to stay more current. And today I wrote my first Amazon reviews.  Figured I should start returning the favor. Here’s the review: http://therivardreport.com/san-antonio-writer-jay-brandon-takes-international-plot-shadow-knights-mate/  

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First signing, SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE

Tomorrow is my first signing of this new novel, Thursday the 25th at The Twig, in the Pearl complex, San Antonio, 5 to 7 p.m.  I hope to see a lot of people there.  I see it’s supposed to be a reading, so I have to figure out what part to read.  I like talking […]

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Texas Book Festival

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL! It’s official as of yesterday, when the Festival announced its list of this year’s writers, for October 25-26 in Austin.  I’ll be one of the featured authors for my new novel coming out that month.  Great timing. The list includes big names like James Ellroy and Martin Amis, and some interesting inclusions […]

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Actual date of signing

In my previous entry I put a date that doesn’t exist this year.  My actual first signing for SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE will be Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5 to 7 p.m. at The Twig, in the Pearl, San Antonio. Here are two more of the advance blurbs for this novel:  “A fun, genre-bending ride that […]

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Goodreads promotion

The reader website Goodreads is having a promotion to give away copies of my new novel SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE.  Here’s the link: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/106120-shadow-knight-s-mate?utm_medium=email&utm_source=giveaway_approved I’m not sure how long this link will remain active.  The book’s official publication day is October 1st, although it’s available already as an ebook from wingspress.com or, I assume, Amazon. Goodreads […]

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First book-signing

My first book-signing for SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE has been set up, where I traditionally have my first signings, at The Twig bookstore in The Pearl, San Antonio.  Thursday, September 28th, 5-7 p.m.  I’ve always had good luck with this day of the week and time, with people going home from work and ready for the […]

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Shadow Knight approaching

The description of this novel now at amazon.com includes a mention of Tom Hanks taken from the book.  I like Tom Hanks a lot, and I also thought he doesn’t take himself too seriously and wouldn’t mind being used in the way he is in Shadow Knight’s Mate. And he’s a wonderful actor. Here’s another […]

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