The Mechanic, chapter 1

Below is chapter 1 of my upcoming action thriller The Mechanic. It’ll be the first book in the John Tyler series. A preorder link follows at the end. === “There you go. Line it up and squeeze the trigger.”  John Tyler directed his daughter Lexi using the...

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok (let’s just call it Thor 3 for short) is raucous, good fun. It features good action scenes, some great images, plenty of laughs, and a story that moves the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) forward. There are some moments where it’s a little...

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...

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...

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