February 2018

Wildfire is now available for pre-order

Book 1 in the new Wine Country Mystery Series is now available for pre-order on Amazon at a special low price. If you order the book before its launch day on March 22, you’ll be able to get it for just 99 cents. Pre-order here. What it’s about Wildfires swept across California wine country in 2017, destroying thousands […]

The first book in a brand-new mystery series Launching March 22, 2018 That’s right, a brand new mystery series, about a young legal investigator named Tara Rezeck, will launch in less than a month. And here’s your first look at it—a striking cover by the one and only David C. Cassidy. The book is now […]

Independent novel review: The Jossing Affair

By J.L. Oakley This is an amazingly good book. The Jossing Affair reminds me of Dr. Zhivago: it’s a story that helps us understand a world-changing, vicious conflict through a close focus on a few people caught in it. At its heart, it’s actually a realistic love story. Janet Oakley is an author I admire. […]

Simultaneously proud and ashamed of my country

Patriotism is a strange thing. It has always seemed to me to be a little artificial to claim some personal credit for things that other people do in the name of the group or country you come from. But at the same time, the shame on behalf of your country feels very real. This weekend, […]

Why do I like writing?

Why do I like writing? Some people I know say “I don’t like writing; I like having written.“ To an extent, I can understand that. I love the feeling of accomplishment that comes when I complete a piece of writing, whether it’s an article for a magazine, a book, a story or even a blog post. […]