Review, Reading and Books!!

now on sale!now on sale!First, let me just say that I'm currently developing a store page for this site that will enable sales of THIS IS LIFE, Young Junius and others in fresh, signed editions. For its part, THIS IS LIFE will be available in a special edition here that COMBINES the stories of THIS IS LIFE and CZECHMATE. I have these now in hardcover AND paperback! More soon. But if you can't wait and want to order a copy now, email me and we'll work it out!

Speaking of COMBINED versions of TIL and Czechmate, Elizabeth A. White stops the presses at her review site today with a fresh, enthusiastic review of the two books. If you're not ready to be gripped up by the plot after that, I have no idea what'll grip you!

Did I say grip? Yes, if you're in San Francisco and you haven't been swept up in Niners action, then come out to a special reading I'll be doing this Sunday (the 22nd) via the Portuguese Artists Colony! With its 5Pm start, don't worry, you can still catch some of the Giants/Niners. I'll be joined at this event by fellow MA native (and hopefully Patriots fan) Brittany Perham. Ira Marlowe adds music! It all starts at 5:00 at Fivepoints Arthouse. Come one, come all! (See flyer image below!)

PLUS: Do not worry. The K7 call-in episode of In Broad Daylight as well as the Final Q&A episode, hosted by John Mireau, are still coming soon!

Bay Area: Three Readings!

Hope you enjoyed the end of In Broad Daylight and that your New Year is off to a great start. I'll be back soon with more podcasts, but for now I just got back from the Yucatan and am PUMPED for two readings this week and another next Sunday the 22nd -- all in the Bay Area. If you're local, I hope you can make it to one (or more!)  

First up is in Sausalito Thurs night 1/12 at: 

Why There Are Words January 12 “Other Voices: Come Together”

This one's a star-studded lineup that I'm really excited to be a part of. Starts at 7:00.

Then on Friday night at Elbo Room in the Mission is Literary Death Match! Doors at 6:30!

I'm making my return reading at this event and will not go down without a deadly fight! Triad Death Match style! Believe it!

Info and tickets are here:

and on Facebook:

If you haven't ever seen a Literary Death Match before, you're in for a rare treat. These are awesome! See a video of what goes on:

If neither of those float your booty, I'll be at a fine event in the Portuguese Writers Colony on Sunday 1/22 at 5pm in downtown SF.

Info is here: 

Musical guest is Ira Marlowe. Will be great!

Hope to see you out and around! I'll be selling and signing special paperback editions of THIS IS LIFE/Czechmate [COMBINED] at all events!


The Final Episode: In Broad Daylight - 17

Click here to download or listen to episode 17 - The Finale - of In Broad Daylight!!

Quite a road we've been on this fall, what with me putting out these weekly episodes, you listening in, and all the turmoil that Jess Harding has been through. But here we've come to an end. I'm packing for a vacation, Jess Harding fights for her life, and you, gentle listener, get an early New Years Eve present in your ears. 

Not even Thursday!

So enjoy the end, the wrap up, the tale. Email in, twitter or Facebook with questions for the Q&A episode to come. That, or call in on the K7 line at 206-350-4998 to make your voice a part of the special call in episode!

And have a wonderful New Years, everybody! More to come from me in 2012! Enjoy!

In Broad Daylight - 16

Welcome to the penultimate episode of In Broad Daylight! Jess Harding, fully on the scene, taking control. Listen up!

Click here to download or listen to Episode 16 now!

What’s new here? Holidays is all. Getting ready for a very Palms Xmas and doing all I can to celebrate Hanukkah with the best of ‘em! Enjoy your present for the third night!

We’ll be back soon with more In Broad Daylight, and by that I mean the final episode… soon! Thanks for listening and enjoy your Holidays!


In Broad Daylight - Episode 15 (of 17)

More this week from Jess Harding, Oscar Linstrom and the crew. Click here to listen to this week’s episode or download now. Enjoy!

Oscar’s in San Francisco and Jess is ready to explore Stephanie Harvey’s apartment. Strap in and hold on!

Here in my little corner of San Francisco, I’m working on the eBook of Further From Disney and upgrading my newsletter-sending capabilities here on the ole machine. Good times! Soon I’ll be offering signed copies of THIS IS LIFE in hardcover and paperback via the website. Stay tuned for that. If you’d like a copy of something from me to your door for Xmas, drop me an email and I’ll do my best.

No visit from Vlade this week unless you listen to the full ep. (wink, wink). He’s a jerk anyway. But still, call in to talk to him at 206-350-4998.

I pick a winner this week from the list of folks who’ve emailed in to show me they bought copies of THIS IS LIFE and Czechmate in eBook form on the kindle place. If you’ve entered, you got to see if it was you who won the hardcover of TIL. If you haven’t entered, drop me an email and get in on it! I asked my friends on Twitter to pick a number between 1 and 20 for our winner. So see who it was…

Are you following me on Twitter? I sure hope you are! Stay criminal.

Note: after this one, we have just two episodes until the end!

Raising a Racket over IBD!

The ladies of the racket have spoken! That's right, Rhonda Carpenter and Heather Roulo have been nice enough to have me on their PodioRacket Podcast once again to talk about all things going on over here, including In Broad Daylight, THIS IS LIFE coming out in print and eBook, Czechmate, Kickstarter, and much more. Visit the blog post about our interview here.

OR... Click here to listen or download our interview.

Hope you enjoy it! I'll be back soon with more of IN BROAD DAYLIGHT... stay tuned.

In Broad Daylight - Episode 14 and Vlade returns!

Join the Armada!Join the Armada!This week the podcast got a little away from me. In the midst of telling what’s happening and announcing new stuff, Vlade the Czech stopped in and started berating you, the listener. Apologies about this, but Vlade wouldn’t let it be any other way. You know how he gets by now, don’t you?

Anyway, he’s fixated on the K7 line (206-350-4998). Please use it.

Here’s episode 14 of In Broad Daylight. Click here to listen or download. To Subscribe to the feed, click here.

More News: In Broad Daylight will have 17 episodes total, so there are JUST THREE LEFT! Better get your ears around this action so you’re tuned in right to the end!

I have two new interviews this week to tell you about: first is with the Indie Book Podcast, hosted by author Jane Kalmes. Jane and her husband were nice enough to review This Is Life as an eBook back a few weeks and now they have me on the show to talk about what’s up and up.

I’m also happy to visit with the great Rhonda Carpenter of, your source for all new things Podiobooks! Get the episode here and enjoy listening to us smack it!

Next week, I’ll be back to give away two hardcovers to awesome listeners who’ve bought the eBooks. Get yours yet? Do it here! Then email me to enter the drawing!

Also, get ready with your questions for the upcoming Q&A interview episode wrapping things up after the end of In Broad Daylight! What would you ask me about the story? The characters? The action? Start writing down your questions now.


In Broad Daylight - Episode 13

All content this week, folks! Nothing but the skinny and no room here for my yap! Blame it on all the extras you ate last week for Thanksgiving! Or just shove it in your ears and enjoy it! Jess Harding rides on!

Click here to dowload or listen to episode 13.

Hope you enjoy it. Have a great week!

In Broad Daylight - Episode 12 - Happy Thanksgiving!

From Seth Harwood, Niki Vojacek, Freeman Jones, Jane Gannon, Vlade Kladivo and the gang!From Seth Harwood, Niki Vojacek, Freeman Jones, Jane Gannon, Vlade Kladivo and the gang!Here's hoping this episode helps you through all your Black Friday shopping, traffic and whatever else becomes you over the holiday weekend! Enjoy!

Click here to download or listen to IBD-12.

This is your boy! We've got a special authorial note this week courtesy of Ken Harmeyer in Honolulu; a hot, formative episode of the story; and a plug for one of my favorite podcasts, Podioracket! Check out the show that brings you all the news, interviews and views from the Podiosphere--specifically those that involve free audiobooks for ya!! What could be better? The ladies are starting their season 6 right now and I'll be joining them soon. Stay tuned

Also in the news this week is that Triad Death Match is now FREE on the Kindle store. Snap up one or a few and enjoy the action! Tell your friends! And then go get a copy of Czechmate!

Hope you dig this old Thanksgiving greeting from all your folks in the Jack Palms crime world. Don't know them? Read Czechmate and find out! 

In Broad Daylight - Episode 11

This week’s big news is still the release of Czechmate on the Kindle platform! (Just $2.99) Listen as I take a break from sending emails to tell you all about it, give you more free fiction starring Jess Harding, AND update you on future podcasts.

Click here to listen or download your episode 11.

More features include: How to help me crush Amazon, when the Kickstarter print editions will be rolling out in the mail, and This Is Life is just $0.99 all week until Thanksgiving!

Also, Marc Vale stops by to talk about why buying a second book along with Czechmate really helps.

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