I just returned from this year’s Bouchercon mystery conference, where the world’s alcoholics who also happen to write mysteries gather every year. In all seriousness, it’s an amazing event for both writers and readers and it’s already one of my favorite things to do as a writer (writing is not first). [Read more…]
When you participate in a conference, always keep in mind there’s a transaction being conducted, and I’m not talking about the amount listed on the REGISTRATION page. [Read more…]
Almost four years ago, an idea for a crime fiction series wriggled its way into my subconscious. Although I’ve always enjoyed reading Parker, Child, and Crais, I was hankering to write about someone who wasn’t always right, wasn’t indestructible, and had flaws and problems that weren’t of his own making…but had to be solved anyway.
The protagonist I started noodling with became retired Washington DC homicide detective Marty Singer and his first novel, A Reason to Live, is so close to done I can taste it. Final edits are done and only the formatting and launch remain.
I thought this might be a good time to recount where it all started.