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Murder in Ocean Hall
Don’t Mess Up My Block
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Beyond the pomp and ceremony of the Presidential Inauguration, there’s a whole other city, a real city, where people work and live in a world far removed from the ideals and monuments of the Washington you see on TV. It’s … Continue reading
Get my funny satire Don’t Mess Up My Block for free today and tomorrow on Kindle! This novel takes aim at self-help experts, social media gurus, business consultants and other American charlatans. I wrote the book as a parody of … Continue reading
So, what did I read in 2012 that was any good? I started the year with What It Was by George Pelecanos. It was the first book by this DC writer that I’ve ever read. And it was also the … Continue reading
I’ve received some very nice reviews of Murder in Ocean Hall. This murder-mystery set in DC seems to have struck a chord with appreciative readers. Here’s a selection of reviews from Amazon: Joe Flood is a find! One can only … Continue reading
Some books deserve a closer read. One of these is The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. Follow along as I delve into the book, chapter by chapter. I’ll breakdown each chapter, providing a sort of Cliff Notes summary. And I’ll include … Continue reading
The questions I get most about writing are the practical ones. What do you write with? Where do you write? How do you find time to write? Answers to these questions are supplied by novelist Ann Patchett in The Getaway … Continue reading
Join me on May 12 at 3 PM for an online chat about my novel Murder in Ocean Hall. My mystery about the murder of the world’s most famous ocean explorer is the first book club selection of the Independent … Continue reading
There’s a reason why Amazon is such a titan in the e-book world – it delivers income to writers. It does so seamlessly, easily and without authors having to do anything. You don’t have to hound publishers for checks or … Continue reading
Harry Crews is one of those authors I wish I read more of. His New York Times obituary describes his books as being filled with freakish, swaggering, outsized personalities. Born poor, and raised rough, he’s the type of writer that … Continue reading