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.