Category Archives: Inspirational

Interview with Gayle Lynds — Queen of Espionage Fiction

  New York Times bestseller Gayle Lynds is the award-winning author of ten international espionage novels, including The Assassins, The Book of Spies, and The Last Spymaster. Gayle’s career began with her short stories being published in literary journals while … Continue reading

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Writing Challenges

Before I began to create fiction, I anticipated that the hardest thing for me would be writing believable dialogue and — for this series of novels — creating a credible romance between Dylan Hunter and Annie Woods. I worried about … Continue reading

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Interview with Russell Blake — NYT Bestselling Thriller Author

  Folks, this interview introduction will be longer than usual, because the author I’m spotlighting deserves a proper build-up. One of the most humbling experiences any writer can undergo is to encounter another writer whose output and success put one’s … Continue reading

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A Romantic Respite from Cultural Corruption

  This piece in the New York Post offers a bill of indictment against contemporary crudeness and crassness in popular culture. Reading it, I thought I’d briefly share my own perspective. As a writer of thrillers that present a crusading, … Continue reading

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Ten Most Important Ways to Market Your Ebooks

  On March 12, 2016, I gave an informal presentation before the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Maryland. My topic was “Ten Most Important Ways to Market Your Ebooks.” A YouTube video of my … Continue reading

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100,000 Sales

  With the August special Kindle Monthly Deal promotion on Amazon, the combined sales of all editions of both HUNTER and BAD DEEDS (print, ebook, audio, domestic, and foreign) have exceeded 100,000 copies, and by a very comfortable margin. In … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Dawson — Hot-Selling UK Thriller Master

  Prolific UK writer Mark Dawson is the bestselling author of the John Milton, Beatrix Rose, Isabella Rose, and Soho Noir thriller series. He’s currently ranked among the top 50 hottest-selling “Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense” authors on Amazon, and his … Continue reading

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Interview with John Clarkson — Author of Crime Thrillers

  Back in the 1990s, browsing in a bookstore, I happened upon an intriguing-looking thriller titled And Justice for One, written by some fellow named John Clarkson. The back cover copy opened with an irresistible teaser: “If someone you loved was the … Continue reading

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Your Book of Gold

A message to struggling and discouraged authors: “If you only write one book in your whole life, and only sell 600 copies or less, nonetheless, I assure you, I solemnly assure you, that this book will be someone’s absolutely favorite … Continue reading

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Interview with Vincent Zandri — Bestselling Mystery-Thriller Author

  Vincent Zandri is the acclaimed New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 16 novels, including The Innocent, Godchild, The Remains, Moonlight Rises, and recently, Everything Burns. He also is the author of numerous Amazon bestselling … Continue reading

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