Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke share an agent…

…and John D. MacDonald didn’t have a book published in hardback until his 20th novel, so says Philip Spitzer, agent for both Connelly and Burke. I talked with Spitzer while reporting  my story about crime novelist Michael Connelly. Connelly is a former journalist (so there’s hope for me yet) who hit the big time with his […]

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CrimeReads.com Column Begins

My first monthly CrimeReads column on Lee Child appeared today in the online magazine. CrimeReads.com is the largest website dedicated to reading and writing crime/thriller/mystery novels (up to 900,000 circulation). You might recognize Lee’s story from my website. Unlike other writers, he had a fairly easy time getting his first book published and since then has […]

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Author Stephen James as Mentor

I was scheduled this week to be in Seattle for a writers workshop with New York Times bestselling authors Stephen James and Bob Dugoni. Yep. The first epicenter in the US for the Coronavirus. So yeah, it didn’t happen. But the dozen of us in the program had all submitted the first 50 pages of […]

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