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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SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE

I’m really looking forward to publication of my next novel, SHADOW KNIGHT’S MATE, in October.  It’s something completely different for me, an international conspiracy thriller with romance and humor, even.  Early readers have loved it, and it’s getting great advance quotes from bestselling authors.  Jeff Abbott says, “A fun, genre-bending ride that will keep you […]

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LOOSE AMONG THE LAMBS now available on Kindle

As of about fivc minutes ago, my sequel to the Edgar-nominated FADE THE HEAT is now available on Kindle from amazon.com.  This includes a new cover (photograph by the author) and new introduction.  From that introduction:              ”  This is a dark novel, a scary novel.  A college professor after reading it wrote to tell me […]

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new very short story

I’ve had a new short story published in an anthology called KWIK KRIMES.  (Yes, all the initial reviews say the title is terrible but that the book is good.)  The premise is that these are very short mystery stories, under a thousand words each.  That’s three or four pages.  When I was first invited into […]

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Upcoming Events

Last week the organizers of the first-ever Texas Book Festival – San Antonio edition announced the participating authors, and I’m very happy to say I will be one of them. This is especially nice for me because I also participated in the first Texas Book Festival, 17 years ago. This day-long event is at the […]

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new short story out

My short story “Not Done With the Night” has just been published in the new Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. (It’s the April issue, but on the stands now.) This venerable journal has been around since the 1950s, and I’ve always wanted to be in it. And I’m particularly pleased with this story too. People who’ve […]

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