Book Launch Lessons and Plan

I can say I had a six-figure book launch. Yes, the launch of The Reluctant Detective hit six figures . . . if you give me the decimal point and four places after. It’s only been out for two weeks, so I’m not panicking. I didn’t expect to becomes...

The Reluctant Detective is LIVE on Amazon!

Phew. That’s my sigh of relief. After some delays, The Reluctant Detective is now live on Amazon. You can check it out and buy it here. Launching a book seems easy. Just take your Word document, make a quick cover, upload everything to Amazon (or your e-tailer...

Writing a Novella

Not every idea germinating in a writer’s mind is a novel. Some are short stories. One that gets trapped between those two is a novella. Novellas don’t get a lot of love. Everyone wants to write novels. Readers want to read novels. Some writers will put out...

Moving Delays a Writer

Yes, I’ve been a little quiet recently. The reason is that we’re moving. Moving always sucks. Even when you contract the heavy lifting to someone else, the process is no fun. We have to move three people, all of whom own a lot of stuff. Some of that stuff...

Review: Little White Lies

Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies, by Ace Atkins. Little White Lies is Ace Atkins’ sixth Spenser book since the Robert B. Parker estate chose him to continue the series following Parker’s death. The books have ranged from just OK (Kickback) to...

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