Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ray Daniel Launches Terminated

I had the pleasure of attending the launch for Terminated, the debut novel of Ray Daniel.  It was held at the New England Mobile Bookfair, a great place we have here in Mass for bookbuyers.

First, Dave from the bookstore introduced Ray and his Special Guest Interviewer, noted investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan.

She gave him quite a grilling, on his writing methods, how he gets his ideas, his name, his secrets, everything. You can tell she's done this before. We knew him and his book by the time she was finished.
Great night, and I'm looking forward to a great read.

Huge crowd for a weeknight. Ray is a popular guy, active in the local chapters of both Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America.

Fellow mystery writers supporting their local guy. Pictured are Judy Copek, Connie Johnson Hambley, Hans Copek, and Vincent O'Neil. Connie has her own launch at this same place coming up in just a few weeks (Sept 20th), so she got to see how it's done!

Writers Steve Ulfelder, Dale T. Phillips, Connie again, and Ursula Wong

And then the signing of the books!

That's Ray's brother Tom (the taller one)

And Ray's supportive wife Karen with writer Mo Walsh


  1. That was a very fun event -- and what a great bookstore!

  2. This is completely fabulous..your photos are genuinely wonderful. Thank you so much for the kind words--and I am so honored to be part of the launch of a sure-to-be-successful career of the amazing Ray!

  3. Dale, Thanks for the many photos and the great memories. It was such a fun evening and kudos to Hank and Ray for sparkling entertainment.

  4. Ray's book launch here at the book fair was a great success. Mystery patrons learned a lot and their were rave reviews coming from everyone standing in line to have Ray sign his book for them. The book fair does have signed copies for anyone who wants to order on line at