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LCC 2013 Roundup

Because I haven’t attended many conferences at this (early) stage of my writing career, particularly “fan-based” events like the Left-Coast Crime 2013 gathering this past weekend in Colorado Springs, each remains a unique and memorable experience for this crime-fiction newbie. … Continue reading

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Leftovers

As a writer edits his novel-in-progress, he invariably leaves chunks of feeble prose on the cutting-room floor.  More often than not, the discarded material ends up where it belongs, and what remains is improved by its absence.  Sometimes the cuts … Continue reading

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Solving Everett Ruess

On November 12, 1934, a peripatetic young artist named Everett Ruess loaded up his pack burros, said goodbye to the friends he’d made in the remote Mormon settlement of Escalante, Utah, and resumed a journey of exploration – both cartographic … Continue reading

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Hard Twisted: The True Story

With the publication of my sophomore novel in November, an eighteen-year odyssey comes to its conclusion.  I hope you’ll agree that the story behind the story of Hard Twisted is one that’s worth sharing. In November of 1994, my wife … Continue reading

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The Summer of Jack

For most Americans of a certain age, the summer of 1968 is viewed as a kind of dark chasm that yawned between the Summer of Love and the Summer of Woodstock.  It was, after all, the summer of Martin, the … Continue reading

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