Category Book Sales

Do You Suffer From BSF?

BSF is real. BSF isn’t quite a disease, but those who experience the malady experience a manic giddiness accompanied by spurts of panic. It’s life-altering. I have it and there are no Go Fund Me Pages or telethons to find a cure. Because honestly–I don’t want a cure. What is BSF? BSF is Book Signing […]

AT WHAT COST Ebook SALE

To help celebrate the release of BURY THE PAST, the folks at Crooked Lane Books have sponsored an ebook sale for the first book in the series, AT WHAT COST for $1.99 Detective John Penley faces a moral turning point during his search for a serial killer who harvests his victim’s organs. Does the detective […]

Book Theft and Beignets

My inbox and timeline are flooded with posts following conclusion of the 2016 Bouchercon, the Granddaddy of mystery writing conferences. With over 1,500 attendees gathered in New Orleans, you’d expect a fair share of tales outlining the debauchery and hedonism in the French Quarter. While there was a conspicuous consumption of beignets and perhaps a few […]

Want To See Your Novel In A Bookstore? The Five Things Every Author Must Do.

Every author, from Stephen King to, all the way to the writers in the shallow end of the pool (me), get a rush seeing their book on the shelves of an honest to God bookstore. (Please note that this is likely the only time that Stephen King and I will be mentioned in the same place – ever.) […]

That’s My Favorite

You know what’s really fun? No, not that. I was in a local bookstore to finalize some arrangements on an upcoming book signing and a woman came up the counter carrying a few mystery novels in her arms.  She asked for recommendations on similar titles. I struck up a conversation with her about mysteries and […]

Little River Available at Face In A Book

I’m happy to announce that the paperback edition of Little River is now available at a great local indie bookstore, Face In A Book, in El Dorado Hills, California. I chose Face In A Book , because it is more than a place where books are sold.  Anyplace can sell a novel, hardware stores, grocery […]

Guerrilla Marketing

Guerrilla Marketing is the new anti-spam If you choose to release your book through a traditional publisher, or you are the author-publisher, you are the one who will bear the responsibility for marketing your work.  Traditional publishers may provide an initial push of the fledgling novel from the nest, but unless you learn to fly […]