Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography

Tom O’Neal and I are working on a photo book about his career as a rock ‘n’ roll photographer. Tom was there for the Monterey Pop music festival nearly 50 years ago and has some incredible photos from that era.

Since the festival, he has created 70 album covers. He was initially inspired by an album cover for the Mommas and the Papas. I’ll be posting a lot about his work in the coming months. Check out the chapter on Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s Deja vu album cover on this web site.

Steve Berry–12 Years in the Making of an Overnight Success

Thriller writer Steve Berry is an inspiration to all aspiring mystery and thriller writers. It took him 12 years and 87 rejections to become an overnight New York Times bestseller success. I interviewed him several times and wrote about his efforts. He linked to my story from his Facebook page. This is the first chapter of several I’m currently working on for an anthology about how famous authors got started. The next will be either Michael Connelly (the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series) or David Morrell (First Blood–Rambo). Both are in the works. I’ve got a list of chapters I’m working on at this moment. Check them out.