Several nights ago I was out walking my dog around our neighborhood and I noticed a white van parked at a side street waiting for something. It was dark so I watched it for a few minutes. Finally the van pulled out and stopped next to me. I noticed an NBC logo on the side. The driver asked if we had any crime problems in the area and what, if anything, did I have to do with crime-watch efforts. I told him we were having some problems but that they had abated lately. He told me about a story that he was following up on a new technology called Smart Water--a kind of water that, when touched by a bad guy, stays on him for up to 5 years. I was fascinated.
He was puzzled by my interest. I write crime/fiction I said.
Wow, he said, can I talk with you at your home about your books and have any of them been published as yet? I said sure to the first question--worried about my wife's reaction to TV camera's in our home late at night when she was in her Pajamas--as I was at the time as well==and no to the second, explaining that my agent was still shopping them.
So we did the interview with me at my computer typing a a passage in A Cold Copper Moon (book 3)--in our dining room--after I had explained to my wife that this was not joke as I came into the house with our dog and told her that NBC/Fox was at the door.
The moral: Don't walk your dog at night in your PJs. You never know whom you may run into.
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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.