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I missed two days this week.
Blogging is Hard, Part Deux.
Saw 1917 last night. Pretty amazing movie, but emotionally exhausting. I will probably just watch cartoons today in order to recover.
Kidding. I’m writing today.
Have a good weekend.
My pal, Brett Battles, is a really, really good writer. He’s the author of the Jonathan Quinn series, which is one of my most favorite current crime fiction series in the publishing world. If you haven’t checked out his books, you should. The 14th in the series, The Unknown, was released yesterday. If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to read, I can’t recommend Brett’s books enough.
First book of 2020 is now read. I finished Michael Connelly’s The Gods of Guilt on Sunday night (after celebrating a Vikings victory and Saturday’s New England loss.) Connelly is on the Mt. Rushmore of crime fiction writers and deservedly so. This is the 5th book in the Mickey Haller series and I’d sort of wished I’d read #4 prior to this because there’s some backstory that probably would’ve provided a fuller context for me. Really heavy on trial strategy and courtroom drama, it’s 100% a legal thriller. Good, solid read.
Now to choose my second read of 2020…
It’s been awhile since I’ve put out a new book. I was working on a couple of other projects that ended up taking more time than I anticipated, so the book has been delayed longer than I anticipated.
The good news is that I spent the weekend working on it and should be able to charge fully into it this week.
And it’s a Moose River. So there will be shenanigans.
Yeah, I forgot to post something yesterday because I was taking down 19 year old bunk beds and helping to put together a brand new bed. Also – I just forgot.
Blogging is hard.
Anyway, now it’s the weekend, so go read some books, spend time with some good humans, and do some good for the world because there’s kind of a lot of bad out there right now. I’m going to hang out with my family, read a bit more of that Connelly book (still entertaining!), eat some delicious food, work on some writing stuff, and try to find some of that good to do.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday.
Or, at least, I’m trying to read more. I’ve learned that writing a lot of books is not conducive to reading a lot of books. My eyes and brain are tired at the end of the day and that doesn’t make reading sound terribly attractive. BUT last year I made a concerted effort to make time to read and I read more in 2019 than I did in 2018. Yay for reading!
Right now, I’m in the middle of Michael Connelly’s The Gods of Guilt. It’s the 5th book in the Mickey Haller series. It’s a bit weird to read a book in the middle of a series when I haven’t read all of the preceding books, but I picked it up in a thrift shop, started reading it, and really liked it.
So, YAY FOR READING.
Okay, it’s not really a new blog, but I’m dusting this thing off and pulling down the cobwebs and I’ll be posting things here on weekdays. At least, that’s the plan. Some book stuff, some fun stuff, some other stuff.
For now, here is a picture of Baby Yoda, who is very clearly a Padres fan, which makes him even more incredibly awesome than he already is.
I know I don’t update this page very often (HINT: sign up for my newsletter if you want regular updates), but my list of books is now updated and current. Check it out if you’re wondering if you’re all caught up!
Hello out there in internet-land! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here, so just a quick note for those of you that check this page regularly or for any of you that landed here trying to get somewhere else:
I do send out a monthly newsletter! If you’d like to be kept up to date on a monthly (rather than annual basis), I’d encourage you to sign up to receive it with the link that’s pinned at the top of the home page!
I’ve updated My Books page. I published 11 books in 2017. WHAT? Yes, 11. You can find them all on My Books page. (And that eleventh book just came out TODAY. It’s a Moose River book. School of Murder. It’s funny. You’ll like it.)
If all goes according to plan, there will be more than 11 books out in 2018. So keep your eyes open. (Seriously. You should sign up for the newsletter so you don’t miss any.)
That’s all for now. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Kind of a silly question, right?
Of course you do.
Well, have I got a deal for you.
I’m part of a group of mystery writers who are giving away books for free for a few days. All you have to do is visit the page, check out the books, enter your email, and grab whichever free books appeal to you. You can grab one or you can grab them all.
It’s a pretty good deal.
So go check them out and get reading!