One of my favorite television series of the last decade or so was Castle, the Nathan Fillion vehicle about a bestselling author who starts going on ride-alongs with the 12th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. Along the way, Castle, along with Detectives Beckett, Esposito, and Ryan, solves some of the most elaborate… Continue reading Let Me Introduce You to the Real Richard Castle…Tom Straw!
If you saw my last blog post, you know my writing is going in a new direction...the mystery/crime thriller. Personally, I'm kind of partial to the classic whodunit, but for anyone who's read my book CLEAN EXIT, you know I have no qualms tackling a good caper thriller too. But as I've been researching the… Continue reading So what’s up with mysteries, anyway? They’re all kinds of confusing.
If you've followed this blog or my writing career for any length of time, you might often find yourself scratching your head and going, "What on earth are you thinking?" You might, I suppose, actually wonder from time to time, if I'm thinking at all when it comes to the direction my writing takes in… Continue reading It’s Time to Pick a Genre and Stick With It. I Have a Feeling It’ll Be…MURDER!
So, I decided it was time to try a different format for my blog and website. I've been using blogger.com from the beginning, but it's always been pretty limited. I've been seeing a lot of my author friends using WordPress, and have been impressed with what they were doing. Naturally, I decided to give it… Continue reading WELCOME TO THE NEW WEBSITE!
A few months ago, I was struck with a sort of spiritual dilemma. Way back in 2007, when I started writing my first book, I had one goal in mind: to use writing as a ministry for God. I wrote my book The Djinn, but wasn't satisfied with it, so shelved it before tackling my… Continue reading Let Me Introduce You to…Morgan Busse!
As I talked about in my last blog post, I'm going to be spending the next few weeks/months introducing you to brand new authors within the little known genre known as Christian Speculative Fiction (or Christian fiction that falls into the sub-categories of fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, etc). But don't let the 'Christian' part worry… Continue reading Let Me Introduce You To…Paul Regnier
So yeah. It's been a while. As a matter of fact, this blog was shut down for about a year as I explored other avenues and opted for a little while to have a more traditional website. But honestly, that was just kind of boring. Here's the thing...although I'm a bit of an introvert, I'm… Continue reading As Futurama’s Bender would say, "I’m back, baby!"
So I'm approaching the wrap-up of my next book, The Ghostfeast (Book 3 of the Ezekiel Crane Mysteries), which leaves me with a familiar dilemma that happens at least twice a year. That dilemma, of course, is 'what now'? If you follow my Facebook page, you're likely aware that I've developed several book covers for… Continue reading Help Me Decide Which Book to Write Next
It's no secret that I have a soft spot for Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir's The Destroyer series. Heck, if you've read my book CLEAN EXIT, you know my newest protagonist, Ajax Clean, is kind of a Remo Williams and Chiun fanboy himself. There's a reason for that actually. I always kind of wished that Ajax… Continue reading Bully for Bully Pulpit, The Destroyer Series’ Book 151! An Interview with RJ Carter and Devin Murphy
I’m proud to announce that my very first crime thriller (i.e. no monsters. Just straight up criminal action and intrigue) is now up for pre-order on Amazon. Um, unless you read this post after December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day!). Then it’ll be available in both print and ebook formats. Because of this, I wanted to… Continue reading Clean Up on Aisle Seven (or, An Introduction to Ajax Clean)