My guru (wife) and I were talking about crime in America today. The killing of Love being a case in point. It seems to me that the media sensationalizes such killings for ratings rather than for any serious search for justice.
Every year, or is it every month/week now, we live through another grisly murder. So crime does pay, it seems, at least from the standpoint of media coverage. And with that coverage comes the high visibility attorney to defend the alleged killer. In this case it's Mark Geragos defending George Huguely against a murder charge of Yeardley Love, a UVA Lacrosse player.
So this case will be in the news for months to come, maybe even for the rest of the year. We don't really need to make up stories to get the public interested. The stories are happening every day.
So when someone asks me are the crimes that I write about in Cooper's Moon and Blood Moon real, I always say, sure, in a sense, that sense being that they are founded, to some extent, on real life.
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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.