The Dark World: Slave by Mende Nazer

March 22, 2009

This is a brutal book. We would like to think of slavery as a nightmare from a distant past, but the truth is that slavery–in all its horror–is alive and well in corners of the world. Slave is one young woman’s account of being owned by other people–powerless, terrified, made to feel she has no [...]

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Double Jeu Out Today/Puppy!

March 19, 2009

The French edition of COLLISION (aka RUN in the UK) is out today: DOUBLE JEU (Double Game) hits stores in France, Belgium, and Switzerland. I hope my French-speaking readers enjoy it and thanks again for your tremendous support in making my other books bestsellers in French translation. And don’t forget, I have a French web [...]

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A New Film Deal

March 18, 2009

I’ve gotten a film option on a third literary property: my short story, “Tender Mercies” has been optioned by Wilkins Independent. The story was originally published a couple of years back in the acclaimed Damn Near Dead anthology (you may need to page down to see details), published by Busted Flush Press. “Tender Mercies” is [...]

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Writers are World Builders

March 13, 2009

I’ve had a week that kept me away from the blog, but if you haven’t seen this, it’s an absolute treat. This marvelous short film shows what it’s like to create a world–which is what writers do all the time. Watch it to the end; there’s a twist ending.  World Builder from Bruce Branit on [...]

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What I’m Working On . . .

March 6, 2009

I’ve said virtually nothing about the book I’m writing now, but I will say this: it’s the first in a new series, and I have never been more excited about a project. How’s that for a teaser? I want to get the book done, obviously, before I share much more but I wanted you all [...]

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Is Writing Only for the Rich?

March 5, 2009

The Week’s Francis Wilkinson postulates that with the decline of value in content, writing will be become a pasttime for the rich: But on the whole, the writing game seems likely to become even more a province of the upper middle class and flat-out wealthy than it is already. The offspring of the affluent, branded [...]

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The Dark World: The Attack in Lahore

March 4, 2009

My next book, TRUST ME, deals with the next wave of criminal and terrorist networks that are emerging around the world–and one ordinary man’s battle to defeat such a network. We just saw a tragic example of this new kind of criminal strategy this week in Lahore, Pakistan. The terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan [...]

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The Organized Writer: Taxes

March 4, 2009

You would think with all my research into money laundering for my books, tax season would be a snap for me. Wrong. It’s the one time of the year I get all cozy with Excel and tottering piles of receipts. I usually get about five paper cuts in March. Yes, it’s that time of year [...]

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Back Soon

February 27, 2009

I have to take my Mac into Apple for some fixing, so I won’t be blogging for the next few days. Take care and see you all soon!

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The Organized Writer: Summarizing Your Book

February 25, 2009

I’m posting this as an Organized Writer bit because it’s really only to interest of aspiring writers. Apparently there was a recent discussion on multiple literary agent blogs where several aspiring writers felt that they shouldn’t have to master the skill of summarizing their book’s dramatic premise into a single paragraph. Usually the first time [...]

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Book Revenues and Mardi Gras

February 24, 2009

I had multiple computer issues the past few days (see the adapter to my laptop start to smoke, even though I warned it that smoking is bad for its health) and so no blogging, but I’ll be back soon. In the meantime, the strangest juxtaposition of topics ever: Nathan Bransford gives the lowdown on how [...]

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