Monthly Archives: December 2011

Interviews with Indies: Gary Ponzo — Crime Novelist

  Since I first spotted the intriguing noir covers of his Nick Bracco crime-thriller series—which are so similar to my HUNTER cover in style—I’ve been eager to learn more about indie author Gary Ponzo. Gary has a generous spirit and … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Mel Comley, Crime-Thriller Author

  As an aspiring thriller writer, I kept noticing the bold, brassy covers of books by one Mel Comley sitting high in the genre bestseller rankings on Amazon. I was impressed by this indie author’s considerable creative output, dominated by … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Claude Bouchard — Fellow “Vigilante Author”

  I feel a special sense of kinship with any author of crime fiction who explores the “vigilante” subgenre. Especially if the writer happens to be an “indie” or self-published author, like me. Claude Bouchard is one of “us.” He … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Stephen England — Counterterrorism Thriller Author

  I noticed Stephen England and his work pretty early during my own efforts to become an “indie” author. His Pandora’s Grave was attracting comment, and when I checked out his feisty online comments, I found that he sounded a … Continue reading

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Interviews with Indies: Larry Abrams — Philosophical Novelist

  (Note: My review of Larry Abrams’s debut mystery novel, The Philosophical Practitioner, can be found here, and I think it’s worth reading before proceeding with this interview. —RB) ~*~ The Vigilante Author: Okay, Larry, why don’t you tell us … Continue reading

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Book review: Larry Abrams’s THE PHILOSOPHICAL PRACTITIONER

In an age of formula fiction, a novel with a fresh premise is an unexpected delight. The Philosophical Practitioner is such an original, witty, thought-provoking, and polished bit of writing that it’s hard to believe it is Larry Abrams’s debut … Continue reading

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Book review: Edd Voss’s RAMBLING

  The cover of Rambling — Edd Voss’s collection of thirteen beguiling short stories — uses such adjectives as “unique,” “heartwarming,” and “legendary” to describe his tales. Well, they are all that, and more. Mr. Voss is a cross-country truck … Continue reading

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HUNTER: now a Wall St. Journal Top Ten Fiction Ebook Bestseller

While HUNTER has been a Top 10 Kindle bestseller, not every ebook reader uses a Kindle. There are Nooks, Sony Readers, Kobos, iPads, Android phones, and a host of other ereaders that obtain books from sources other than the Kindle … Continue reading

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HUNTER: Now the #1 Best-selling Mystery-Thriller on Kindle

At 4:35 p.m. Eastern on December 2, 2011, HUNTER passed thriller master Michael Connelly’s new release, The Drop, to replace it in the # 5 spot on the Kindle Bestseller List. Repeat: HUNTER is now the fifth best-selling item in … Continue reading

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