Reece - it was great to see and hear you at the book launch in SF's Book Passage. Bought the book and then had to finish it asap. What a page turner -- you've mastered the art of compelling the reader to go on to the next chapter -- you literally can't put the book down. The SF details are impeccable and the law firm politics ring true. The Insider is a must read.
Well I guess the all the friend invites are parts of your marketing, anyways, an author who likes The Wire and Lehane can´t be ignored. That said, I will most definitely check out your novel if it makes it´s way to the Swedish stores.
Thanks for the invitation, Reece. And congratulations on the novel coming out this year. By the way, I was a reporter for the Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek) many years ago before I entered law enforcement. Small world.
Hi Reece, yes indeed in the thick of it. It was a great time and sadly our industry hasn't built on that enthusiasm. Editing is of course much different now with digital but to me it is really the time all the elements in a film come together. The editor's role has been reduced in many way, which I think is sad as many director's don't use the skills of an editor to compliment their work.
Hi Reece, This is such a rich field of new and established authors as well as us readers.
(Couple on my list came up as gobbledygook.. J L Burke and James Ellroy. When I was joining up here, suddenly the blue moon come up perfectly circular in an extraordinary ox-blood colour. It rose up spectacularly from behind the hills of the Welsh coastline in mist-free clear sky for a while. When mists obscured it, carried on typing in the dusk, hit or missing the keyboard. Surreal too, in focussing on a whole train of crime/noir authors and TV shows much loved). Jenna
thanks for the invite. I, too, am a lawyer with 30+ years in courtrooms and have a first novel coming out this fall which is a mystery/thriller. I'm anxious to see yours. Also, congrats for getting Berkley/Penguin to publish you. How'd you do it? I'm looking at two local publishers here in Minnesota, both with good reputations but like most opportunities today, I still have to do 90+% of the marketing. That's okay because I enjoy that part of the writing/selling experience also. Colin
Good to meet you, too! Glad to hear you're getting a Web site. Presumably you'd have done it without my urging. :)
Congrats again on your book's release. I'll be on the lookout for it. Sounds interesting, and I'm always happy to see a fellow lawyer use their legal knowledge to create more crime fiction, thrillers, etc. Best of luck!
Reece - yep, you are right that several thriller writers have parleyed the free audio into book deals. It's a tough road neverthless. The main reason I did it was to see if people were interested in listening to it after agents rejected it. It was a lot of fun also, and I learned quite a bit that has made the second book (nearing readiness for submission) better.