Rough Draft Done!

Just finished the rough draft of the next Brick Ransom novel! Now I’ll be revising it through the end of June. Working on this one at a faster clip than usual, which I think has actually helped it quite a bit. Hope everyone likes it. I’m aiming to release it in November.

After the current Brick Ransom adventure is done, I’m gonna spend the rest of the summer working on book 5, which might be a bit of a departure. Going back to a plot I first tackled in 1999. Came up with the perfect twist to bring it up to 2012 and really pull the finale together perfectly. I think it should be a lot of fun.

I’ll keep you posted. For now, I’ll leave you with the title for Brick Ransom Book 3:


Brick Ransom was Born at R. J. Julia Booksellers

This past weekend, while outlining Brick Ransom’s third adventure, I came across something I’ve mentioned in the past, but which I thought I had lost years ago.

16 years ago, while working as a bookseller at R. J. Julia in Madison, CT, I waited on a customer who came in to special order a book. After he left, I wrote his name on the back of a bookmark, as I thought it would be the perfect name for a hard boiled detective in a screenplay or novel. It took me thirteen years, but I finally used that name. He’s now my signature character:


With today’s announcement that R. J. Julia is up for sale, I thought there was no better time to share this little birth certificate with everyone.

If you’re in the area, why not swing by one of the country’s greatest bookstores and buy “Seattle On Ice” in the place where it all began?

R. J. Julia Booksellers

768 Boston Post Road

Madison, CT 06443

Look for “Seattle On Ice” at The Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle!

The most exciting news in 2012 so far?

"Seattle On Ice" is now at Elliott Bay Book Company, the best indie bookstore in Seattle! Would have been ideal to have the book in there for the snow and ice storms last week, but I’m hoping local readers still have snowpocalypse 2012 fresh in their minds and the cover will jump out at them as a result.

If you happen to be in Seattle, you should swing by my favorite bookstore and look for the book!

The Elliott Bay Book Company

1521 Tenth Avenue

Seattle, Washington 98122

Happy New Year!

Hope you’re enjoying my books!

Had quite a few sales over the past week. Hope everyone who bought them is enjoying my books. Please post some reviews if Seattle On Ice and Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys tickle your fancies.

Happy New Year!

My books are Amazon bestsellers!

It’s true! Sales have been going up and down a bit this week, but at one point both of my Brick Ransom books were in the top 10 for Action Adventure titles!

They’re still doing really well! The current numbers are as follows:

Seattle On Ice

#9 in Books > Mystery > Hard-Boiled

#12 in Kindle Store > Mystery > Hard-Boiled
#28 in Kindle Store > Action & Adventure

Billionaires, Bullets, Exploding Monkeys

#7 in Books > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue

#8 in Kindle Store > Spy Stories & Tales of Intrigue
#17 in Kindle Store > Action & Adventure

If you’re getting, giving, or have gotten a Kindle, Kindle Fire, iPad, or Android Tablet, please consider getting and or giving your loved ones and yourself a copy of each of these books. They’re only $2.99 and I think you’d love ‘em!

Give em “Seattle On Ice”

Looking for the perfect gift? Whether they’re from Seattle or not, they’re sure to love “Seattle On Ice.” Mom, Dad, Sister, Brother, Cousin Joe, and Betsy Sue Whatsername (the deadbeat couch-surfer), they’re all sure to love this one. Buy a copy for everyone on your list!

You can send em the $2.99 Kindle edition Or better yet, make em think you pulled out all the stops! The paperback is only $9.95, but we left the price off the cover, so you can say you spent $20, $30, $40! They’ll believe you too, cause this is the prettiest durned book you ever saw!

Consider your shopping done, done, annnnnd DONE!

Happy holidays folks!

"Seattle On Ice" available… NOW!

Hi Everybody,

I’m excited to announce the release of my new book!

“Seattle On Ice” is out TODAY!
The Kindle edition is available for $3.99

The paperback is available through Amazon for $9.95

Personally, I think this is the best thing I’ve done (it’s also the cheapest!). Thank you for all your support over the years. I hope you enjoy this one. If you like it, please post a review and click the thumbs up “like” button next to the title, every little bit helps!