Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Noir at the Bar 2020

Years ago, a few of us area mystery writers had fun reading our work at a Noir at the Bar, our local contribution to a nationwide series of short public readings at popular watering holes in local taverns. Later, I attended another one up in Maine, also a good time.

In this time of Plague, it's now a virtual event. You log on to see authors read their works remotely, with your own choice of beverage. Everyone stays safe, but we get a good night of excellent reads by top authors.

So our recent one was outstanding, hosted by authors Edwin Hill and Daniel Ford.
with readings from authors such as: Edith Maxwell, Paula Munier, Dale T. Phillips, Barbara Ross, Bonnar Spring, Phil Temples, and John Vercher.

If you missed it, you can still give a listen on the excellent writer site Writer's Bone: 

There will be others upcoming!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

My New Book!

Good news for a change. To give everyone something to read, I've got a new book out.

Neptune City- A Mystery. Can you tell by the cover?

When LA detective Jim Lloyd reluctantly returns to his NJ hometown for a final funeral, he is pulled into his troubled past, and a world of secrets, deceit, and danger.

Out in all ebook formats, at Amazon, and Smashwords.
Print coming soon.

Hope you like it.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Free audio for good listening

Hello All- hope you're staying safe and sane in this time of the plague.

Obviously all public gatherings are cancelled, which includes a number of shows and book signings. Miss not seeing my fans and connecting with new ones.

It's tough trying to create meaningful art in a time where the world seems to be crashing down around us. Have heard that many writers and creators are experiencing similar creative difficulty, like scribbling in a notebook while the deck of the Titanic tilts ever more.

A lot of people need to be distracted from the constant flow of bad and terrifying news.
And so, for a time, all my audio books are FREE! Good listening.

Check out my books and story collections on If you don't have an account yet, it's easy to set up a trial-- and get some free audios for doing so. Find one you'd like, and let me know-I'll send you a free code.

Enjoy, be nice to others, stay physically isolated, and we'll see you when the crisis has passed. Remember that all plagues eventually peter out, even though the world changes because of it.
How about we make it a better world?

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Bruce Coffin at the NE Mobile Book Fair

Terrific Maine mystery author Bruce Robert Coffin drove down from Portland to give a talk and sign books at the NE Mobile Book Fair.
To see an interview with Bruce, click here.

Bruce with supportive spouse Karen

Great turnout, including some of his friends from the local branches of the Mystery Writers of America and the Sisters in Crime.

Owner Tom Lyons, glad to provide copies for happy book buyers. 
This is Bruce's fourth Byron book, Within Plain Sight.

Bruce always gives an engaging reading and talk

Bruce has lots of friends in the writing community. 
Here he is with superstar author Hank Phillippi Ryan

And Hank with spouse Jonathan

Thriller author Joanna Schaffhausen dropped by, with daughter Eleanor
To see an interview with Joanna, click here

More stars: Hallie Ephron and Edwin Hill

And Dandy Don Kaplan
To see an interview with Don, click here

Jay Roberts, reviewer of good books and music, also was present

Edwin and Hank

After his talk and reading, Bruce signed books for his fans before heading back to Maine.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Rhode Island Author Show

We had a good time at the Rhode Island Author Show last week, at the Cumberland Library.
Thanks to Aaron Coutu and all the staff who made it possible.

Lots of authors old and new, with the public coming in to browse and buy.

We had a good showing from the NE chapter of Sisters in Crime, with a few members.

Debut author Nicole Asselin, with her mom on the right and Barbara Struna behind in the middle.

Barbara again

Eliza Carter, second from right

My display

For those interested, Wayne Barber has a show where he features authors. Contact him for more info.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Happy New Year- New Display of Latest Book

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Let's hope this one is less fraught than last year...

One good way to start the year is by seeing a place that displays my latest book, A Darkened Room, the 6th Zack Taylor novel.

The place- none other than the Brookline, MA Library, who put up a special display of local mystery authors over the holidays and a bit beyond.

Check it out...

Hey, writers, how about more of us contact local libraries for other displays of this kind. Lots more free promo, and interest for them.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

MWA Event at NE Mobile Book Fair

For the local chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, we usually have our monthly meeting at the Brookline Library, to which the public is invited.
This one, however, was special, and so we held it at the NE Mobile Book Fair, a local bookstore that has been generous in support of local mystery writers.
It was well attended, and became a holiday party, with ample food and drink and conversation.

Chapter President Mo Walsh makes announcements and gives much thanks to store owner Tom Lyons for his continued support of our writing community.

Dave Zeltserman tells of the latest movie being made from his excellent books.
To see an interview with Dave, click here

To see an interview with Joanna, click here
To see an interview with Bruce, click here

And here's Joanna with Edwin Hill and Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs
To see an interview with Tilia, click here

Gary Braver with Sarah again

Lineup of ladies, including Linda Barnes and Hallie Ephron

A lovely night of good people getting together.
Thanks to everyone who made it a rousing success!