Hey gang... First of all, I hope you all are doing well in this madness. Hopefully, as things begin to open up, we can get back to some state of normalcy. Eventually. SO...….. After my last blogpost in which I detailed how much I couldn't write a cozy mystery involving sipping tea and cute baking etc., I did manage to find the first draft of a murder mystery that I wrote a couple of years back. I wasn't impressed with it too much and after reading it---well, I still wasn't, but I did see the kernel of an idea in it. So after bouncing some ideas off of my good friend Kent Holloway (a great writer in his own right, check his stuff out on Amazon) I sat down and (gasp!) did an outline. So here I am, working on this thing amid the COVID stuff, work (yes, I'm essential, apparently) and nursing a bad back courtesy of my L5 vertebra. It's going to be a very quiet weekend for me--no golf so it's writing and chess and maybe some TV. Take care of yourselves. R
Hey gang...Hope all of you are staying safe: After writing seven thriller/mystery novels it was suggested to me that I change gears and write a "cozy" mystery. Something without all the adrenaline and let my characters sip tea or bake bread or work at some small store and solve a mystery. It sounds good; it really does. After all, I'm in a bit of writer's slump right now and the ideas aren't coming so maybe step outside by box a little bit. Come on, stretch your wings a little. So I got a character in mind, set up a possible murder scenario and managed to get a rough first draft. And it was as exciting as paint drying. Cozy, Agatha Christie, call everyone in the drawing room and reveal the murderer.... Yeah, that's not me. You might as well ask me to write a vampire novel or Gone With the Wind. I write what I write. One thing I didn't want to do with the John Logan series is to get stale and repeat myself. My latest attempt at a n
Well it's here. The Affairs of Men has been rereleased with a new cover.…  Now, I know what you're thinking. Why are you re releasing the original series? Well, I'll tell ya! The first 4 books in the series (Survivor's Affair, Affairs of Men, The Sheltering Tree, and Into the Magic Night) were put into an anthology by my former publisher. What that meant for you, the reader, is that you couldn't buy just one of the books--you had to buy all four. I don't like to do that, either. What if you end up not liking the first one? So, when I bought my publishing rights back I discussed it with my friend and fellow author and self publisher (and graphic guru) Kent Holloway about it and he suggested republishing them on my own. After all, they were my books again and I had every right to do with them what I wanted, right? And when he offered to re-do the covers, how could I say no? So here it is. Yes there i
Well, here I go again, apologizing for several months of nothing. I guess the only excuse I have is that there's been nothing really going on. I am writing (a new Logan project, among other things) and I'm working to get my manuscripts to the early Logan books so that I can re-release them I've done Survivor's Affair, and am working on getting the words to The Affairs of Men. I have a HUGE learning curve when it comes to doing this myself. I'm not a really techno person when it comes to this and my friend Kent Holloway has been a great help to me but I have a long way to go but I persevere. Enjoy my books? Want to say hi? I would love to hear from you. Click on the CONTACT ME tab and use one of those ways. I also want to try and be more frequent on here. Thanks for your support. Rick
Hey, gang, I know it seems like forever since you've heard from me. I'm very much alive and well, thanks. There is an actress (Who shall remain nameless) who I have long admired. She was my first TV crush; we are about the same age and I have followed her career over the decades, watched and read interviews with her, and she always came across as being a really nice down to earth person. Until I started following her on social media. Where I found that she is no so tolerant of those who disagree with her and gets downright mean and cruel. I unfriended her but my heart is a little sad. I always thought she was better than that. That's why I avoid politics on social media. My readers are from all walks of life and probably all persuasions. I respect your opinion and you as a person although we might disagree. We can disagree without being disagreeable. A wise saying in these times. Life is flying by. My wife and I went to my niece's wedding and had a small vacay w


SURVIVOR'S AFFAIR HAS BEEN RE-RELEASED! With a new cover by Kent Holloway and freshly edited, the book that introduced the world to John Logan is here. For the past few years, you could only buy the first four books in the series in an anthology. I've heard your requests and so am releasing the books separately over the coming months.   Book Kindle Edition


Hey gang. I was given some advice by a trusted writer friend of mine who felt that I needed to branch out and forget Logan for a while and write something else...something as far away from the Logan-esque genre that I could do. One of the realities of writing in this day and age is that series books often taper off in sales and in some respects, Logan is no exception. My sales aren't climbing through the roof with him anymore and every instinct in my being tells me to forget John Logan and go onto write something else. And I'm working on it. But there is this pull...something that keep drawing me back to that houseboat in Coral Bay where a former spy sits and watches the water and tries to make amends for this past. I feel there are more stories to tell and I have decided to tell them in their due time--even if you don't buy them. I fought the urge when I was first published to write for the markets--that's a torture in itself. Vampire novels were the rage at on