Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"The New Phonebooks Are Here!"

We have received real-life, actual copies of the book. Well, my mom has--I will see them soon. But she says they look great. She's had this experience plenty of times (though I'm sure it never gets old), but I can't wait to see a finished copy of my own book!

I should probably "act like I've been there before," shouldn't I?

Screw that, I'm psyched!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Shipping Up To Boston--And To A Bookstore Near You!

Copies of Dirty Water are officially being shipped. Finally! Start bugging your local mom and/or pop about it today....

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Thanks to everyone I met at NEIBA '08 today! I had a great time. Hope you enjoy the book.

Monday, September 15, 2008

World Series Eve Party

On Tuesday, October 21st, from 5:30 to 7:00, we'll be at Redbones in Davis Square in Somerville, MA for a book party for Dirty Water, hosted by Kate's Mystery Books in Cambridge. It's free. Stop by if you can.

If all goes well, the following night will be Game One of the World Series at Fenway Park.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Our Publisher's Weekly review is here. (In the mystery section, a little over halfway down the page.) I guess PW giveth but taketh away, too. The review starts out good, but ends saying that some parts of our book act like a rain delay in the middle of a Sox-Yanks game. And they don't even mention the fact that a blog runs through the whole book!

Anyway, I guess it's good that they start with the good--if I know people, they only read the first sentence of anything before they go and check their myspace or whatever.

And by the way--I love rain delays! I'm like Brer Rabbit to that reviewer: I was born in a rain delay. If you can't find the beauty in this:

or this:

or this:

or this:

or this:

or this:

...then you've got problems.

[all photos by me]

[Also note PW shows an October 29th pub date--I still don't know the exact date, but it should be earlier than that. Stay tuned.]

Monday, September 1, 2008

Outdoor Blogging

Click here for our great review in the Hartford Courant! (Note: The Courant doesn't let you see old links--try here for the cached version of the review.)

We've had some others recently, which I will post on the right side soon. My girlfriend and I have just moved to Providence, and we won't have internet until Thursday. So right now I'm sitting in the back yard in the dark, since this is the only place I can get a signal on my laptop. It's weird being on the computer and seeing a shadowy figure appear at your feet. I think it was a possum. I'm goin' inside....