Monday, June 29, 2020

Mystery Making Panels!

This Summer, I'll be taking part in two Mystery Making online panels.

These fun events are hosted by the Sisters in Crime, and we have a panel of authors taking suggestions from the audience to build a mystery on the spot! Improv time!

Held via Zoom, the audience logs in and contributes as we cobble together character names, plots, ideas, and scenarios for a group effort on a new mystery. Listeners get to see how different concepts shape the mystery type and tone, and how one idea can spark a whole new direction.

We usually come up with some good stuff- I wrote a killer story based on a character name from one of these, and usually get ideas for a few more things.

We used to do these in person, but now it's more convenient for folks to log on and take part, even from far away. So come join the fun!


Saturday, July 25, 2020, 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Zoom event given by A Freethinker's Corner
652 Central Ave, ste. 1 Dover, NH  03820

In this fun, fast-paced improv game, a virtual event on Zoom, authors Coralie Jensen, Linda Shenton Matchett, Maureen Milliken, and Dale T. Phillips, will brainstorm to construct a brand new mystery using suggestions from the audience.
Link



Thursday, August 20, 2020, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Wilmington Memorial Library (virtual event, link given upon request to lesliewheeler@comcast.net)
175 Middlesex Ave. Wilmington, MA  01887

In the fun, fast-paced improv virtual event, authors, Connie Hambley, Edith Maxwell, Dale T. Phillips, and Lorraine Sharma Nelson, will brainstorm to create a brand new mystery, using suggestions from the audience.
Link

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Summer Sale!

Happy Summer everyone. Hope all is well where you are.

To celebrate Summer, I'm dropping the ebook price for two Zack Taylor collections:

Each book is 3 Zack Taylor mystery novels in one, for the low, low price of $4.99.

Happy Summer reading! 




and 


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:
http://www.writersbone.com/boston-noir-at-the-bar 


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 Audible.com. 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.