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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