Friday, January 25, 2013

New Trailer for Deadlines Released

I am proud to announce the release of the new trailer for my upcoming book, Deadlines.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"OZ?" - Random Writing From My Keyboard

As a writer, it is important to constantly be putting words to paper, or in my case, typing words on a computer screen.  Although I have a couple projects that I am currently working on, there are times when I just write with no idea where my words are headed.  In these cases, I have no specific plot outlined and no specific end point to the story.  Sometimes, this writing ends up being nonsense, and sometimes it starts to look like a future project.  I thought I would share a piece of one of those that seems like it could be something some day.  Please remember that this is raw writing, with no editing or spellcheck.  Please feel free to leave comments about what you think.  Enjoy!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Oldies But Goodies ... Or Maybe Just Old.

I'm not one to listen to the radio much these days. I typically prefer my iPod. However, yesterday I flipped on the radio in my car and found myself listening to WOGL in Philadelphia. If you are not familiar with WOGL, it has been Philadelphia's oldies station for a number of years. Imagine my surprise when they played the song "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins. If you don't know the song, it was a hit from the movie "Top Gun", which came out while I was in high school, in the eighties. The last time that I listened to WOGL, they only played music from the sixties and seventies. So, imagine my further surprise when I heard the radio station play one of their promotional stingers, in which they proudly announced that they play music from the sixties, seventies, and eighties.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Team of Rivals

After seeing the film, Lincoln, I decided to read the book on which it was based. The book is called Team of Rivals by Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin. First, let me say that the film is only based on the latter part of the book, which is something I didn't realize when I first started to read it. However, that fact did not in anyway decrease this enjoyable read. If anything, it enhanced the book immensely.

Goodwin starts the book on the eve of the Republican Party Convention in Chicago in 1860, the year Abraham Lincoln was nominated to run for President as a Republican. Although the book is focused on Lincoln and his political genius, it is by no means only about Lincoln. Goodwin paints a fantastic picture of this country's political giants and strife before and during the Civil War. She provides detailed background on all of the individuals who were involved in the turmoil of that time. Goodwin brings history alive with thousands of quotes from letters, newspapers, and diaries to provide a vivid imagery of the plots, and subplots involving the politicians of that time, but also the everyday citizens, soldiers, and generals.

The one thing that I warn any potential readers is the fact that it a long book. It is almost 1000 pages. But, it is well worth the read.

Friday, January 4, 2013

"Deadlines" - A Sneak Peek

As you may know, I am in the process of putting the finishing touches on the next book in my Brian Wilder Mystery Series.  The new book is called Deadlines.  I thought it might be nice to give everyone a sneak peek at what is coming.  Here is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Deadlines.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

"Deadlines" - Cover Reveal

As you may know, I have been working on the next book in the Brian Wilder series, which started with BLACK and WHITE and DEAD ALL OVER.  The new book is called Deadlines and will be released some time in the near future.  To kick off the New Year, I decided to reveal the finished cover artwork for the new book.  So, without further ado, here are the front and back covers for Deadlines.

Back Cover
Front Cover