There are a few moments in a writer's life that stand out as landmarks. Holding that first published book in your hands is one of them. The first check is nice, too. Then as each successive book is published, getting it and turning it around, looking at the binding, examining the cover--these are all special, wonderful experiences. Something that you wrote, someone else cared enough about to edit and publish and now it's not just an idea but a thing, solid and real. The joy that accompanies…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2013 at 3:05am
My new supernatural thriller Season of the Wolf launches on February 26, 2013 (published by DarkFuse), and it's already picked up a couple of rave reviews.
"Season of the Wolf is full of twists that will surprise readers time and time again. With his rich use of description, Mariotte has created a story which will grab the attention of readers and will have them…Continue
Posted on December 10, 2012 at 5:11am
Next weekend is the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which I used to regularly attend before moving to Arizona made it somewhat more difficult.
But I will be there this year, and not one but TWO new books will make their debuts there. My thriller The Devil's Bait, originally available only as an e-book, will make its print…Continue
Posted on April 14, 2012 at 1:30am
Thriller THE DEVIL'S BAIT just keeps scooping up rave reviews. The latest, at WebbWeaver (http://webbweaver-zelda555.blogspot.com/) says, in part:
"The action is fast-paced with many twists and turns and Mariotte has obviously done much research on the intricacies of banking transactions.
"The Devil’s Bait is an intriguing tale with loads of action and well written characters and I’m giving it 41/2 spiders."
Posted on March 31, 2012 at 5:08am
I'm primarily known (where I'm known at all) as a novelist and as a comic book/graphic novel writer. I haven't published a whole lot of short fiction, partly because I haven't pursued that area, and partly because when I do get story ideas, they tend to be big, sprawling ones. Novels, in other words.
But lately I've been the recipient of various bits of happy news on different short stories.
At the invitation of a producer for Tucson's NPR radio station, KUAZ, I wrote a…Continue
Posted on December 25, 2011 at 5:26am