Category Archives: The Business Of Writing

CAN I GET A WITNESS? “SETUP ON FRONT STREET” HITS #1 IN KINDLE FREE STORE

  I really didn’t think this would ever happen, but Setup On Front Street has just edged into the #1 slot in the entire Kindle Free Store. It’s 12:08 AM, EDT, and I’m breaking out a bottle of wine. So if you’ll excuse me …

I DIDN’T THINK IT WOULD BE THIS SOON

In my previous post, which chronicled the meteoric rise of Setup On Front Street to the top of the crime fiction charts in the Amazon free store, I said it was also #4 in suspense, and that I would post again if it rose to #1 in that category. Well, less than 1 hour later, at […]

“SETUP ON FRONT STREET” GOES TO #1

Easy, easy now. Not #1 on all of Amazon. No chance. Not while all the “Fifty Shades” clones are buzzing around out there. But as of today at 5:15 PM, EDT, it is #1 in the free store among crime fiction novels. And don’t be like, “Oh sure. It’s #1 in free crime fiction novels. […]

“THE DOWNTOWN DEAL” NEARING PUBLICATION

Yes, it’s almost here. Simmering and just about ready to remove from the oven. The third gripping installment of my Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series, The Downtown Deal, is on the verge of publication. The series, centering around a hardboiled ex-private investigator living in Las Vegas, has previously consisted of two novelettes, Temptation Town and Hard Cash. The […]

I’LL SLEEP TONIGHT KNOWING THE “GATEKEEPERS” ARE DOING THEIR JOB

I saw in the paper the other day where someone named Lauren Conrad was to appear at Books & Books in Bal Harbour (just north of Miami) to sign not one, but two new books. The article said she was the star of two TV shows: Hills and Laguna Beach. I’d never heard of either one, but […]

THE HARLEQUIN RIPOFF

Joe Konrath has done it again. In his latest blogpost he exposes the unfair treatment being administered to Harlequin’s authors in their shifty sub-licensing deal for ebooks. I thought it was so compelling, I felt the need to re-post it here in its entirety. For those of you who still feel a traditional publishing deal […]

AIN’T THIS THE TRUTH?

I think this speaks for itself. And it speaks it quite well.

CHECKS IN THE MAIL!

Yesterday, I received two pieces of mail, each containing a check, that grabbed my attention. Not because they were checks, but because they conveyed a larger message. That they arrived on the same day adds to the irony. About three years ago, I got my first (and only) book deal with a small traditional publisher. […]

“HARD CASH”, A NOVELETTE, NOW AVAILABLE (99¢ brief period only)

The second entry in my hardboiled Jack Barnett / Las Vegas series is now available. It’s called Hard Cash. Here’s a brief description: What if someone gave you $95,000 in cash as he lay dying in the street? Do you keep it? Even after knowing who it really belongs to? Ex-private investigator Jack Barnett is […]

MY INTERVIEW ON “GOOD MORNING FLORIDA KEYS”, WED. MAY 30

I’ll be on TV tomorrow morning (and evening). It’s Good Morning Florida Keys with Jenna Stauffer. We taped it today, speaking mostly about the release of Man-Slaughter, my new Key West Nocturnes novel. For those of you in the Keys, it will air tomorrow, May 30, at 8:30 AM with a repeat at 7:00 PM, […]