Would be glad to be your friend. Am happily married, but would be happy to share thoughts about writing and getting books sold. Am also a fan of James M. Cain. Contemporary authors I follow are James Lee Burke, Jonathan Kellerman, Michael Connelly, Robert Crais and for style and hard boiled, Andrew Vaachs.
Currently in the process of trying to market the Knidle version of my first novel, Pagan Moon, you can find out more about all that on my web page: