Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Sharp Medicine is now out on Kindle- and I'm on a Bouchercon Panel

Great news!

Last night brought awesome news- I've been selected for a panel at Bouchercon, the world mystery conference, this year being held in Toronto, Canada.

I'll be speaking on "A Dark Attraction,"  described as: “Why are we fascinated by the dark side of mysteries?”

So yeah, there's that level of wow.

And then I've been working away to get all the versions up of my latest Zack Taylor mystery, A Sharp Medicine.

So far is Kindle and Smashwords. Print soon.

Here are the blurbs from a couple of pro writers:

"I'll bet a sawbuck Dale Phillip's PI Zack Taylor is related to Lawrence Block's Matt Scudder. It wouldn't surprise me either if he were also a distant cousin of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer on one side and Robert Parker's Spenser on the other. Except instead of Boston or New York, Taylor works the hardscrabble streets of Maine. Phillip's style goes down as smoothly as a fine bourbon and his writing is as mean as any junkyard dog."

--Dave Zeltserman, author of Small Crimes

"A Sharp Medicine, the fifth Taylor outing, churns forward with the dark inevitability of Classical Greek drama, revealing as it goes a penetrating awareness of the violent dimensions of present day America. Dale Phillips is hitting bull’s eyes with this one." 
--David Daniel, author of the award-winning Alex Rasmussen mystery series and Inflections & Innuendos

So get your copy now!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Books in Boothbay

We had quite a book show at the Boothbay Festival of Books, at the Boothbay Railway Village.

It's a great place to visit in the Summer, with lots of things to see and do. They hosted us again this year for a great show.
Thanks to the hardworking volunteer staff, Joanna and Desiree and all the rest.
Special thanks to Sherman's Books for handling all sales and moving mountains of books all day!

There were quite a few Maine authors taking part, as you can tell from the promotional poster.

And we had a great crowd of folks coming to add to their reading lists and get signed books from the writers who created them.

Everyone got a greeting and a flyer

Here's just a few of the noted authors.
Bruce Robert Coffin, with his debut novel, Among the Shadows (a steal right now on Kindle), talking to the Press.
He must have impressesed the reporter, Art Mayers, because we got written up in the Boothbay Register!
(And I got quoted. Cool thing to add to my press clippings. :-)

Kate Flora explains things before getting back to her table and the fans of her multiple mystery series and non-fiction.

Sandra Neily with Barbara Ross, who writes the Maine Clambake mystery series.

The ever-gracious Tess Gerritsen (who you might know from Rizzoli and Isles).


 Here's Brenda Buchanan

I got to meet one of my writing heroines, Linda Greenlaw.

 More authors: Liza Gardner Walsh and Jen Blood

 And so many more

More shots with the tallest man in the room, Bruce.

My table- they like putting me in the front, to greet the folks coming in.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Chelmsford Local Author Marketplace

The Chelmsford Library hosted a Local  Author Marketplace, in support of the extraordinary talent of this town. We had a nice time, giving a short into of us and our works to a receptive audience, and then we moved to the larger room to talk with fans and sign books.

Thanks to Jessica Fitz Hanso for setting this up, being the emcee, and making it happen, and to the Library, which has always been a great supporter of local authors.

Here's a lineup of the other author. First is Ursula Wong, author of two good novels, Purple Trees 
To see an interview with Ursula, click here

 And here's  Kameryn James

And Laura Fedolfi,  an author who runs the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors, an organization that helps local writers 

Stephen O'Connor, whose book of short stories Smokestack Lightning, is a great collection of tales about Lowell.  

Rick Conti, who writes of Haiti

Glenn Davison, the kite guy

Bruce Fottler was not taking part, but came to support us anyway!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ray Daniel Hacks Another Book Launch

Let me explain the title of this post.
Ray Daniel is a local author who writes mysteries so well that he has hugely successful book launches, like one of the big best-seller stars.
You can see why in this interview with Ray.

And he's done it again, with his latest Tucker novel, Hacked

This one was at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Farmingham, MA.
And the crowd was a full house.

Friends, fans, and family came to hear Ray speak and buy the just-released book, and get it signed.

Here's Jay Shepherd getting his copy before the rush.

So Ray spoke of classic hacks, including the ones from myth and legend.

And it was fun, with him answering questions afterward.

And then the line to sign commenced.

Other writers dropped by as well. Here's the ever-wonderful Hank Phillippi Ryan


And Steve Ulfelder, author of the Conway Sax mysteries

To see an interview with Lee, click here

Lots of conviviality and conversation

And Ray knows how to get people to come- he invited us to John Harvard's Brewery, just a short walk away. So we went for refreshments and more talk!

Ray's family believes in height diversity, as you can see...

Here's author Tilia Klebenov-Jacobs with her serious-looking spouse

To  see an interview with Tilia, click here

It was a fun crowd, and a great end to the evening.

To see a previous book launch by Ray, click here