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I’m going to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Southwest Washington Writers’ Conference in September. I’ll be presenting a workshop on plotting and outlining too. I’ll be posting my itinerary when it’s finalized. If you’re interested in attending, they’re taking signups now.
This conference might be part of a mini-tour of Washington State. I’m trying to firm up some other events.
Categories: shelf life
The International Thriller Writers‘ magazine THE BIG THRILL chose to do profile on me and my latest thriller SAVING GRACE. We discuss what influenced the book and what comes next for my characters Scott Fleetwood and Tom Sheils. You can read the article here.
With the release of my latest SAVING GRACE, Amazon is doing a number of promotions to support the book. You can pick up a bunch of my titles on the cheap so why not take advantage. This is what is on the docket:
PAYING THE PIPER: In the forerunner to SAVING GRACE, The Piper is the infamous child kidnapper. When the Piper selected crime reporter, Scott Fleetwood, to chronicle his latest kidnapping, Scott thought he had the world in his grasp, but he held nothing. Now, eight years later, the Piper’s back, with very specific targets in mind—Scott’s children. He can have them back as long as he can pay the ransom, but it’s a ransom not measured in dollars, but in blood.
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY: Zoë and Holli’s Vegas road trip goes wrong when they’re abducted. Zoë escapes leaving Holli behind. A year later and still tortured with guilt, Zoë latches on to a murder that eerily resembles her abduction. Her attempts to find justice for Holli brings her to the attention of the “Tally Man.” For him, she is not a survivor but simply the one that got away.
DECEPTIVE PRACTICES: Do you have a cheating spouse? Has counseling failed? Want to get even? Then hire Infidelity Limited to teach them a lesson. That’s the pitch Olivia Shaw bought into. When her husband is killed, she discovers that Infidelity Limited is far more dangerous than she ever believed. Now the prime suspect in her husband’s slaying, she has only one option—take down Infidelity Limited.
NO SHOW: Englishman Terry Sheffield has just arrived in San Francisco to start his new life with Sarah, the investigative journalist he married after a transatlantic love affair. But Sarah never shows up at the airport… When Terry reports his wife as missing, the police chalk it up to a new bride with cold feet. Then one murdered woman after another turns up, all with something in common: they had exposed scandals just before their deaths…and their names appear on a list that Sarah composed. As a journalist, Sarah’s exposed her share of scandals, and Terry realizes that she’s not missing—she’s on the run. To find her before the killer does, Terry must explore the dark recesses of his new homeland and rely on the help of some new friends. But as his search brings him closer to finding Sarah, Terry realizes she’s very different from the woman he thought he married.
If you’ve not tried any of my books before this might be the place to start. For my long time readers, I hope you’ll continue to support my books and me. Please as always share this post and share often. Thanks for reading.
I’m happy to announce the arrival of my brand new thriller, SAVING GRACE, the follow-up to PAYING THE PIPER. I know Piper is much cherished by readers so I hope people will like Grace as much. The story this time around goes a little this:
Former reporter Scott Fleetwood and his family are still recovering from the aftermath of tangling with the notorious kidnapper, the Piper, when another kidnapper grips the city. The Shepherd announces to the San Francisco Independent that he has snatched a young girl from a vacationing family. Other than money, he has only one other demand—he’ll only talk to Scott. The request brings in Special Agent Tom Sheils and his team to work the case and watch over Scott. The Shepherd promises the girl’s safety as long as Scott follows the rules of his game. Forced to trail the kidnapper’s twisting lead—and haunted by a previous victim he failed to save—Scott is desperate to keep the past from making a brutal comeback.
But just when Scott and Sheils think they’re winning and that it will all be over soon, the Shepherd ups the stakes. Scott begins to realize he’s a pawn in a scheme that runs deeper than greed…and colder than death.
The book is available as a paperback, ebook, audiobook and audio download. You can find it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Audible and iTunes. For store links and an excerpt from the book, Just go to the SAVING GRACE book page.
I sincerely hope you’ll pick up the book. And please, please, please post review and tell family, friends and enemies to buy the book. Because if you don’t buy it, I can’t write the next Fleetwood-Sheils installment, DOUBTING THOMAS… 😛 😉 😎
I am one of the contributing authors to 25 FOR ONE, which is an ebook consisting of twenty-five thriller and mystery novels by twenty-five authors, where all the money goes to the survivors of the hurricanes that struck Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. All the money goes to the One America Appeal. The collection includes my book THE FALL GUY. Details about the project and the writers involved can be found on the website.
The book has been out for a week and it’s been selling well but we’ve got a long way to go. Please support us and by buying the book, but also by mentioning the book on your social media outlets. The book will only be available until Christmas. Thanks!
I am happy to announce the release of the mass paperback edition L’évadée from French publisher City Editions. How to describe the book? I’ll let the publisher do that…
Récemment diplômées, les étudiantes Zoé et Holli prennent la route pour Las Vegas afin de décompresser et de profiter de la vie. Mais les choses tournent mal. Les deux jeunes femmes sont enlevées par un psychopathe que la presse surnomme « le Numéroteur ». In extremis, Zoé parvient à s’évader. Mais pour elle la vie a changé et rien ne sera plus comme avant. Tourmentée par les remords d’avoir laissé son amie entre les mains du tueur, Zoé tente de retrouver des pans effacés de sa mémoire et d’obtenir que justice soit faite pour Holli. Quand elle apprend qu’un crime qui ressemble à son propre enlèvement vient d’être commis, elle décide de se lancher sur les traces de son bourreau. Mais « le Numéroteur » est lui aussi à l’affût de Zoé. Pour lui, ce n’est pas une survivante, mais simplement celle qui s’est échappée… pour un temps.
Terrifiant et machiavélique : un thriller insoutenable.
I do like the tagline they’ve given the book. So if you’re French or know someone, I hope you’ll check it out.
It’s Halloween and I’d be amiss if I didn’t offer up some of my Halloween scares for you to enjoy this all hallows eve.
In THE SCRUBS, James Jeter, the notorious serial killer with a sixth sense, holds court inside London’s Wormwood Scrubs Prison. He’s the focus of the “North Wing Project.” Under the influence of a hallucinogen, Jeter can create an alternative world known as “The Rift” containing the souls of his victims.
Pardons are on offer to inmates who’ll enter The Rift. Michael Keeler has nothing to lose and little to live for. He’s sent into The Rift to learn the identity of Jeter’s last victim.
It’s a mission where the guilty can be redeemed, but at a price…
In DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, people spend their entire lives staving off the dark — but no matter the measures taken, black paths and shadowy pits lurk in the unlikeliest of places, waiting to pull the unwary into the depths of despair. These eleven tales offer a morbid sampling of the many forms and fashions of terror — from the subtle prickling of neck hairs at the kiss of a ghostly breeze to the raw-throated screams and feverish clawing of a desperate fight for survival. Witness eleven people torn from their ordinary lives and cast into twisted realities that test their sanity, faith, and very will to live… A pilot must land a crippled aircraft on an impossible runway… A doctor feels far too much sympathy for his deformed patients… A schoolgirl’s secret contract could cost her mother’s soul… A woman whose pack rat obsessions hide the obscene… For these and seven others, the darkness comes from within and without, subtle, deadly…and relentless.
In ROAD RASH, Straley might think his life is cursed, but it doesn’t compare to what lies ahead of him on life’s highway. He’s on the run with the proceeds of a botched bank robbery. It’s all he has. His crew is dead and his getaway car just died on him. He’s on foot with the cash when he comes across a two-car pileup. There’s no saving the drivers, but he can save himself and steals one of the wrecked cars. But he boosts the wrong set of wheels. Within an hour of driving off, he develops a rash that eats away at his flesh. No doctor can help him–only the car’s original owner. If Straley wants his skin back, he must journey on the road to redemption, which ends in the heart of Central America.
I hope I’ve given you something to keep you busy this Halloween. 🙂
This image has been doing the rounds about Jack the Ripper and an author with my name. I’d just like to say that the author they’re referring to on Cracked.com is not me. It happens to be a British author living California. Um…yes…I know how that sounds but it’s still not me. If this may sway you to buy one of my books…then I might admit to this being me. 😀
Categories: shelf life
I have a few Christmas book bargains to stuff your stockings with. Several of my books are part of a promotional special so please take advantage of them while you can!
- THE FALL GUY is 99c in the US and 99p in the UK until Christmas Day.
- PAYING THE PIPER is $1.99 until New Year’s Eve in the US.
- NO SHOW is $1.99 until New Year’s Eve in the US.
So I hope you’ll pick them up and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all.
Categories: book of the month