Category Little River

Rerelease of Little River: The Other Side of Paradise

In 2013, my first novel, Little River was released by SALTMedia. It was a story about human trafficking in the Caribbean and the dark pervasive web of crime and corruption that follows human misery. There are 30 million people, primarily women and children, trapped in human trafficking rings–many of which come through our cities. I […]

How Real is Too Real?

Something I’ve been stewing on for a couple of years, is the bridge between reality and your fiction work. The rule is that you have to keep your reader in a state of willingness to suspend belief. So, here was my dilemma. I worked in and around prisons for over twenty-five years. I’ve seen what […]

Want to See Your Book In A Bookstore? Part 2

The Art of Connection A previous post featured the Top Five Things an author needs to do to increase the likelihood of seeing your book featured in an honest to God bookstore. Tina Ferguson, owner of a thriving indie bookstore, Face In A Book, in El Dorado Hills, California offered her valuable insight into what […]

E-Book Price Drop

Little River is now available in all e-book formats for $6.99   Little River is a human trafficking thriller, set on the exotic island nation of Jamaica.  The abduction of two girls reveals a dark undercurrent on the island paradise and two parents must bargain with a ruthless trafficker for their return. How far would […]

Book Giveaway Winners Announced

Last week I posted a paperback book giveaway for “challenged” copies of Little River. Several copies were damaged in the printing process and left them not suitable for sale. But, I could give them away and that’s what I did. I appreciate the wonderful response to the giveaway and your willingness to adopt books in […]

My Lemons Are Your Lemonade (Book Giveaway)

Want a free paperback book? It seems I have an abundant harvest of Little River print lemons.  I placed an order for a book signing and the box contained several copies I felt were not suitable for sale.  Approximately 20 copies had a few creased and wrinkled pages.  Readable, but not the quality product I felt comfortable […]

Mystery Writer’s Blog Hop

There’s a new blog in town and it belongs to Cindy Brown. I met Cindy at a mystery writer’s conference, where we swapped book pitches over lunch. Cindy’s story is so unique and fresh, I’m willing to say right here and now, that MacDeath, is going to be great.  So, look for her novel’s release […]

Are We There Yet?

Are we there yet?  Are we there yet? Are we there yet? I remember saying those words and, then later in life, hearing that same phrase over and over and over from the backseat every time we set out on some great adventure.  The constant barrage of anticipation became a combination of nails on the chalkboard […]

Little River iBook Giveaway

E-books Galore There are so many choices for an e-book platform. Sure, Amazon’s Kindle is the biggest gorilla in the petting zoo, but there are couple of other creatures begging for a handout. I’ve been fortunate to have the e-book version of my human trafficking thriller, Little River, listed on Amazon (US, UK, EU, and AUS), […]

Writing California Interview & Book Signing Announcement

Recently, I had the opportunity to contribute to Sydney Avey’s blog series, Writing California. The Golden State has much to offer as a setting in contemporary fiction, yet most of California is overlooked. Los Angeles, San Francisco and the palm tree encrusted costal beaches serve as the backdrop to hundreds of books each and every […]