Amazon and Associated Press and Adrenaline

July 1, 2011

Could I have worked another A into that title? Amazon names ADRENALINE one of its Best Books for July, with a wonderful review. And another rave review comes from The Associated Press, which means this review will likely run in  many different news sources (here, at ABC News Entertainment). It’s been a good morning!

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Pub Day for PANIC: ULTIMATE EDITION

June 30, 2011

In the UK and Ireland, it’s publication day for Panic: Ultimate Edition. Earlier I posted a blog entry with video of me talking about the book. It was one of my most interesting experiences as a writer to “reimagine” one of my personal favorites (among my books) for a new, younger audience. It was–and this [...]

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Is Your Adrenaline Pumping Yet?

June 29, 2011

LOTS has been happening with ADRENALINE as it starts to hit stores this week, so let me share a few links with you. The book got a starred review from Publishers Weekly. And PW did an interview with me. Today Entertainment Weekly lists ADRENALINE as their Book Pick of the Day, and gave it a [...]

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My Video Confessions of PANIC: ULTIMATE EDITION

June 27, 2011

Here’s a video of me at one of the locations in Austin featured in PANIC: ULTIMATE EDITION — my young adult novel hitting stores in the UK and Ireland on Thursday.

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Sam Capra’s Cocktails: The Mila

June 23, 2011

Here’s this week’s Sam Capra’s Cocktails video, showing how to make a Mila. This cocktail is named for Sam’s partner in adventure in Adrenaline. Mila’s favorite drink in the book is Glenfiddich Scotch, and this pairs its smoky flavor with a sweet and spicy mix. My wife invented this cocktail, and it’s her favorite. Cheers!

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Sam Capra’s Cocktails: Sam Capra Cooler

June 17, 2011

Here’s the first entry in my new drink of the week video recipe series–the Sam Capra Cooler. For readers 21 years of age and older, each week I’ll show you how to make either a classic cocktail or a new drink inspired by Sam Capra’s bars around the world. The Sam Capra Cooler is a [...]

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The Sam Capra Store Is Now Open

June 13, 2011

My wife and I have created a store where you can buy T-shirts inspired by Sam Capra’s stylish bars: The Adrenaline nightclub in London and The Last Minute cocktail bar in Manhattan. The store is here. Below each logo it reads “A Sam Capra Joint”. The logos were professionally designed by our talented friend Jessica Phillips [...]

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Three Books, Three Weeks, Two Countries

June 9, 2011

Today starts a very exciting three weeks for me — I have three books coming out in the next three weeks, in two countries. I know this can be confusing but here’s the breakdown: Today, June 9th, The Last Minute comes out in the UK from Sphere/LittleBrown. This is the second Sam Capra novel. (My [...]

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A Summer Reading List for My Kids

May 12, 2011

My 9 and 12-year-old sons are pretty good readers. I do let them pick what they’d like to read (Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series and Suzanne Collins’s Gregor books are favorites), but I also sometimes introduce books to them that they might not immediately pick up. Example: one of my favorites, A WRINKLE IN TIME [...]

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What I’ve Been Watching

April 13, 2011

Portrait of Dirk Tybis Watching a 3-D TV, after Hans Holbein the Younger, a photo by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com on Flickr. Another Facebook reader wanted to know what TV shows I’ve been watching. So here’s a short list of some recent favorites: Arrested Development — an absolutely brilliant comedy about a dysfunctional wealthy family whose [...]

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How I Got Published

April 12, 2011

Books, a photo by shutterhacks on Flickr. So this week on my Facebook author page I asked readers what they wanted me to talk about on this blog, and this was one of the first suggestions: how did I get published? Warning: my experience is not typical. I wrote my first published novel, DO UNTO [...]

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