Friday, November 29, 2013

Speaking Panel Tomorrow, New Novel Published, and Free Audio!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hope it was a great time with loved ones, and remembering what we have to be thankful for.

In between stuffing myself with turkey, have been a busy boy, and have new things available.

First a note- if you're near Tewksbury, MA tomorrow (Saturday the 30th), stop by the public library for our Sisters in Crime Authors Panel:
Criminal Minds, Killer Event: A Panel Discussion on Writing A Mystery Novel 
From 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   
 Big News-- after many years, my horror novel is finally published!
Shadow of the Wendigo is now out from Genretarium Publishing:

Out on ebook now, and print copies are ordered- in by Christmas!

So as an early Christmas goodie for you, message me to get a free audio of Fables and Fantasies
- my first fiction audio book! A $6.95 value!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Article on our Groton Local Author Fair

Great article by Pierre Comtois, an editor, writer, and sometimes correspondent.

It's about our Groton Library Local Author Day

It reinforces how the turnout at the fair shows a strong literary vein in and around Groton.

Friday, November 22, 2013

First Audio Fiction-Fables and Fantasies- Free Deal

Finally got the first story collection out on audio- Fables and Fantasies- a 5 Story Collection.

Sounds utterly fantastic- narrated by the talented Fred Wolinsky.

And check it out- on the Audible SciFi & Fantasy page listing, I'm shown with works by Tolkien, Scalzi, and Card.

Pretty damn good company!

Listen to the sample. And if you like it, and want to get it for free, just click the Free button for a 30-day free trial membership for Audible.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Another Free Book, Latest TV Show, Upcoming Appearance

With all the work I've been doing on audio, we'll soon have Strange Tales out on ACX, the audio distributor. This will join Fables and Fantasies and Apocalypse Tango as my first fiction audio releases.

So to celebrate, Strange Tales is free on the Kindle for the next few days.
5 tales of odd journeys, of people who find more than they expected.

And I just finished filming an interview with Dean Contover of Chelmsford TV.
We had a great session, and it will soon be available-- will link when it's up.

Had fun, and it went well-- so I'll be doing a future show, or shows, with fellow local writers.

Now back to work on getting the next book out!

Next public appearance- a panel to help novice writers, What Makes a Good Mystery.
I'll be speaking with Gary Braver and Ellen Larson.
Tewksbury Library, Saturday, Nov. 30th, at 2.
Sponsored by the library and the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Another Great Signing- Groton Library

Had a great day at the Local Author Fair at the Groton, MA library. We had a terrific crowd.

Saw some old friends, met some new people, sold books, and had great snacks!

Thanks to Ann Wilson of the library staff, who set up the deal.

Here's a writeup with pictures and links to authors.

And-- coming up is the last week to get A Memory of Grief for free on the Kindle.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Talk About Audio

Today I'm featured on the website of the Maine Crime Writers, talking about producing audio books.

This is all part of the new world of publishing, with more opportunities to get work out to a public in many different ways.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Upcoming Events

It's a fun time, albeit a busy season.

First up is our Local Author Fair at the Groton, MA Library this coming Sunday, Nov. 17th-- 2-3:30
Drop on by- there will be refreshments and some prizes while we sign books and meet people.
Here's a link of attending authors.

Then we have a panel discussion on What Makes a Good Mystery at the Tewksbury, MA Library, on Saturday, Nov 30, also at 2. We'll be signing books after the panel, so come on by.
We're listed here, as part of the Sisters In Crime Speaker's Bureau, and here on the library site.
I'll be appearing with Gary Braver and Ellen Larsen.

This Wednesday, Nov. 13th, my post on getting books into audio will appear on the website of the Maine Crime Writers.

Great timing, because my story collection Fables and Fantasies will be out on audio then.

Two other story collections of mine, Apocalypse Tango and Strange Tales are in audio production and will make their appearance soon.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Crime Bake 2013

Well, it was a fun weekend at the Crime Bake mystery convention, where I met 250 friends to plot crimes and talk murder. All in good fun, of course. And fun was had. Check out the writeup, with incriminating pictures.

In other news, Fables and Fantasies is coming out in audio! ACX is doing final review before putting it up for sale. Sounds terrific for all five stories: by turns scary, funny, creepy, and heartwarming.
Narrator Fred Wolinsky did a fantastic job-- so good that the funny story sounds like a Terry Pratchett tale.

Since audio is a new thing for some, I'm going to tell how it's done for authors on the website of the Maine Crime Writers this Wednesday, Nov. 13th.
And I've got Jury Duty that day, so check it out while I go to Court.

Happy Veteran's Day!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Book Signing- Danvers

Rosstrum Publishing (one of my publishers) had us signing at the Used Book Superstore in Danvers, MA.

Lots of interested folks stopping by, including mystery writer Jed Power

Signing with Esther and Joe Ross were Frayda and Harris Faigel, authors of The Happy Heart Cookbook.

Thanks to the nice staff of the store, including Matthew and Daphne, who had the setup ready. Am hoping success brings more writers and readers to connect there.

Thanks also to Joe Ross of Rosstrum Publishing, publisher of my third Zack Taylor mystery, A Shadow on the Wall