It's the new year, and I've been up every night writing--my New Year's resolution is to write at a decent hour. For me the best time is late at night--there are no distractions then.
IBlood Moon Rising, my second novel in the Cooper's Moon trilogy, is finished. We are waiting for the artist to render her cover and interior work. Cathleen Elliott, the designer, is magnificent. www.flyleafdesign.com -- Check out her book covers when she was art director at Oxford University Press, NYC. Now she is doing indie work for various publishers.
I'll be sharing with you experiences that I have on the way to writing the Cooper Series--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Mostly it's been a good trip. I hope you'll enjoy it with me and share your ideas along the way. I will look forward to your comments.
By the way, many thanks to my agent, Tris Coburn, for his hard work in shopping my books to selected publishers. He has always given me sound advice, and for that I thank him heartily.
Finally, a special thanks to my wife, my muse, as I write each evening to the music of Leonard Cohen. She is my inspiration and my untiring reader.
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Blood Moon Rising, Cooper's second in his trilogy, is now out andready for purchase on Amazon or B&N and other bookstores. Says one critic, Tris Coburn, "Coop's a cross between DeMille's Mac McCormack and Connelly's Bosch.
It's even better than the first ~ Cooper gets closer and closer to solving the mystery of his son's disappearance.
One review from Jack Driscoll, award winning author of Lucky Man, Lucky Woman says:
"The novel is so richly cinematic that I read it while simultaneously imagining each of the chapters and scenes playing out on the silver screen... the suspense high-tension from beginning to end."
"Lovers of the genre will find much to keep them engrossed. The author successfully raises tension with gripping descriptions and emotional dialogue,"
I'M THRILLED THAT I JUST RECEIVED THE FINALIST AWARD FOR MY SECOND BOOK, BLOOD MOON RISING.
THE ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD IS GIVEN OUT SPARINGLY AND I'M ONE OF THE LUCKY (AND HARD WORKING!) AUTHORS TO BE PROVIDED THIS HONOR.
I FIND THAT THE MORE I WRITE, THE BETTER AND BETTER I GET TO KNOW MY CHARACTERS. I SLEEP WITH THEM.
COOPER IS IN THE BACK SEAT OF MY CAR, DIRECTING ME HERE AND THERE, WITH A WATCHFUL EYE.
RICHIE IS WATCHING MY BACK WHENEVER I NEED HIS HELP.
HUCKSTER CROWE IS RIDING SHOTGUN AS HE MAKES OUR WAY THROUGH THE DEEPEST PART OF THE EVERGLADES
COME MEET MY WACKO CHARACTERS AND SEE WHO YOU LIKE BEST.