Tag Archives: Dana King

“GRIND JOINT” BY DANA KING NOW AVAILABLE AS AUDIOBOOK

My new audiobook narration has just appeared on the horizon. After a slight delay with various Amazon subsidiaries, Grind Joint, written by Dana King, is now available. You can get it on Amazon, Audible.com, and iTunes. Here’s part of the official description: A new casino is opening in the rural town of Penns River, Pennsylvania […]

AUDIOBOOKS AND DANA KING

Fellow crime fiction writer Dana King has posted an interview with me over at his website on the subject of audiobooks, a fast-growing segment of the book world. I just had the pleasure of narrating Dana’s excellent small-town crime novel, Grind Joint (Stark House, 2013), and the audiobook is now in the pipeline headed toward Amazon, […]

REVIEW: “GRIND JOINT”

The title of this book intrigued me, since I know that a grind joint is a small casino aimed at a very local market. No high rollers arriving in private jets, no Asian billionaires playing baccarat at $100,000 a hand, no world-famous entertainers in the luxurious showroom. Just tables, slot machines, whiskey, and second-rate food. […]

TODAY A LIST, TOMORROW THE STARS!

Well, I actually made a list. No, I didn’t sit down and write things in list form, I appeared on someone else’s list, specifically, Dana King’s Best Reads of 2011. He was good enough to include Setup On Front Street in his list, for which I’m grateful, to say the least. Dana’s own Wild Bill would’ve made my list, […]

DANA KING TAKES A BITE OF “SETUP ON FRONT STREET”

Dana King has done a review of Setup On Front Street in the “monthly best reads” edition of his blog, One Bite At A Time. He said some very nice things, which I truly appreciate. I would further appreciate it if all readers of this post would go to his blog right now and check […]

“DID YOU PRACTICE YOUR PIANO TODAY, MICHAEL?”

Dan O’Shea’s blog, Going Ballistic, got my attention today. He pondered the question of whether or not writing can be taught. He cited several writers and each of their takes on the subject, and they more or less agreed: good writing can NOT be taught. It has to come from within. Dana King added a […]