A Few More Links/What I’m Reading

August 14, 2009

Here are some more reviews/interviews with me re TRUST ME. At Fresh Fiction, I write (tongue in cheek) about the five things no one tells us you before your book comes out. Bookloons writes a review and does an interview with me. Sandra Ruttan of the Examiner also does an interview and puts TRUST ME [...]

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John Hughes, RIP

August 7, 2009

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”- Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off John Hughes died yesterday, much too young at 59. His movies went through phases of praise and dismissal, but in the Abbott household, he is much loved. [...]

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I Am Everywhere That I Go

August 6, 2009

I’ve done several guest articles on blogs and some audio interviews. I thought it better to put them all in one entry than several. A lot of these articles are not so much about TRUST ME but are about the craft and challenges of writing. I take Marshal Zeringue’s popular “Page 69” test for TRUST [...]

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Lots of Links for TRUST ME

July 31, 2009

Here are a number of really great online articles/reviews regarding TRUST ME: Ron Hogan at Beatrice.com gives me a chance to discuss TRUST ME and to describe Luke Dantry as a new kind of criminal profiler, one not seen before in suspense fiction. Crimespree Magazine says “TRUST ME is a masterpiece.” Wow, that’s humbling, and I [...]

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Ron Reagan Show Tuesday Night

July 28, 2009

I’m scheduled to be on Ron Reagan’s national radio show Tuesday night, starting around 6 C/7 E, discussing terrorism’s online presence and TRUST ME. You can listen live on the Internet here.

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Sunday Stuff

July 26, 2009

The Dallas Morning News writes up a very nice article/review about TRUST ME, talking not only about the book but the research I did for it. Also up today is a rather unusual article for me: I wrote a piece for the BSCreview web site. This is a site that does review/comment on thrillers, but [...]

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Store Events and Signed Copies

July 24, 2009

Hi all. I had a great book launch last night at Murder by the Book in Houston. I signed quite a few copies of TRUST ME for them to sell, so if you want a signed copy, please contact them and they’ll be glad to send you one or even more. Get your Christmas shopping [...]

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TRUST ME in Stores Today

July 23, 2009

So it’s here. TRUST ME is available in stores today. it’s always a weird mix of feelings the day the book comes out: excitement, nervousness, happiness, hope that readers will enjoy it. And so a thank you: Thanks to my family for their encouragement and support, thanks to my agents for their insights and representation, [...]

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The Influences on TRUST ME

July 22, 2009

I have talked extremism, bad guys, and heroes: but TRUST ME is at heart about a young man who has lost his father. That is the spine of the story, but let me talk about a bit that influences that helped me shape it. Because I write often of ordinary people put into extraordinary danger, [...]

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My Six-Word Memoir

July 22, 2009

Reader and book blogger Jen of Jen’s Book Thoughts has been running a very fun series on her blog, asking authors to write their life story in six words or less. Great fun. Today I’m honored to participate, along with authors Brad Meltzer, Lisa Lutz, and Beth Groundwater. What did I say? I always wanted [...]

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A Great Query Letter

July 21, 2009

Stepping aside from TRUST ME for a moment, here’s a shout-out for aspiring novelists. Literary agent and all-around good guy Nathan Bransford posts an example of a sterling query letter. (Query letters are what you write to approach a literary agent for representation of your work–basically, a sales letter to get the agent interested in [...]

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