BB_audioTo celebrate the release of the audiobook for Blueblood, Marty Singer #2, I’m holding a sweepstakes!

Entry is pretty simple: head on over to my Facebook page ( and click on the Giveaways tab. It’s a Rafflecopter contest, so you can earn entries by doing different actions like Tweeting about the contest, signing up for my newsletter, and similar things.

Good luck!

First place (1 prize): Hands, eyes, and ears
Author-autographed paperback, a gifted Kindle copy, and an coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.

Second place (1 prize): Eyes and ears
A gifted Kindle copy and an coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.

Third place (3 prizes): Ears
An coupon for the audiobook of Blueblood.

About the audiobook
The audiobook is narrated by Lloyd Sherr, the voice of the History Channel’s Modern Marvels, Fillmore from Cars 2, and Guy Kawasaki’s APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur.


crime_museumI’m honored to announce that I’ll be signing books with five other mystery and true crime authors at Washington DC’s Crime Museum (the site of the America’s Most Wanted broadcasts) on April 12, 2014.

If you happen to find yourself in the capital next month, make sure you look us up…the event is scheduled to take advantage of the famous Cherry Blossom Festival parade (which will take over all of downtown DC that morning). Admission is free for the signing, though the museum exhibits still require tickets (get them for $4 off by ordering ahead).


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bigal_artlGang, I’m disappointed to let you know that I didn’t win Big Al’s Readers’ Choice Awards in Mystery, but I want to thank you very much for voting for me. The winner in the category was Vicki Tyley’s Bitter Nothings. I haven’t read it, but all of Vicki’s books have garnered an impressive number of positive reviews and I’m honored to be in such great company.

Again, thanks so much for your support…we’ll get ‘em next time!

AudioFile_coverI’ve been remiss in not letting you know that the audiobook for A Reason to Live was recently reviewed in AudioFile magazine, the leading outlet for everything audiobook.

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Need a good read?

Smashwords’s annual Read an Ebook Week is now, March 2 – 8, which means thousands of free or cheap of ebooks for you, including A Reason to Live (currently free)!

Check out the event homepage at

Grab A Reason to Live in any digital format at

Read well!



Friends – Big Al’s voting page is now live! 

I am thrilled to announce that A Reason to Live has been nominated by Big Al’s Books and Pals for their 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards! I made it past the 1,400 books submitted and the 368 actually reviewed to make it into Big Al’s top echelon.

But I need your help! Winners are selected by votes, so please cast yours for A Reason to Live  over at Big Al’s place, While you’re there, check out the nominees in the other genres…there are some wonderful books there.

If you want to get a look inside the book before voting, I recently made A Reason to Live free on Kobo and Smashwords, so grab your copy now (free on Amazon, iTunes, and B&N soon!) and take a gander before casting your vote.


p.s. Voting goes until midnight (EST) March 12th, so tell your friends!

ACX drops royalty rate

acxFor those of you who have created audio books with Amazon’s audio division ACX (or are thinking of doing so), you may have heard that ACX made a rather unwelcome announcement today: royalty rates–which had been a generous 50% of sales with a potential to escalate up to 90% based on unit sales–will be reduced to a flat, non-escalating, 40% as of March 12, 2014.  Continue Reading »


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