My agent of five years, Tristam Coburn, was an acquisitions editor at McGraw Hill and for 16 years, an editor at Simon & Shuster. He now is co-owner of Tilbury House Publishing in Camden, Maine.
Much like tonight. Looks like a good night to write!
Book Launch for Cooper's Moon was extremely successful ~ It was held at Tipsy Cow next to Prado Theater on March 27th. Naples resident, Donald Hand, won the raffle... that means he will be a named character in my next book, Blood Moon Rising. Lucky him..
Michael Joy and Richard Conrath at the Mystery Writer's of America Christmas Party, Boca Raton, Florida. December, 2017 Michael, coordinator of the West Florida group, as a pirate, just in case you can't tell! Richard as his first mate....
Series debut focuses on predators who kidnap and sell childrenFLORIDA WRITERS
| April 11, 2018
“Cooper’s Moon,” the gripping first novel in a projected Cooper series by Richard Conrath, deals with timely issues and delivers elaborately painted South Florida settings, a strong protagonist and haunting horrors that will keep readers engaged and on edge. Cooper is a driven man. Seven years before the story’s point of attack, he and his wife Jillie suffered a marriage-destroying […]
Most great books are about things that affect us all. Today there is so much happening in our world that it's hard to chose what to write about: the threat of a nuclear attack, the ascent of other countries to challenge the US place on the world stage, the desperate state of things in Puerto Rico after hurricane Irma, harassment of women in the workplace--shall I stop?
But you get the idea..
So the topic of my next book should be...?
Help me fill in the blanks.
Cathleen Elliott (book art designer) www.flyleafdesign.comhas finished up the design work for Cooper's Moon. I see a book launch coming soon. Stay tuned for a time, date and place.
(Tipsy Cow Launch occurred on March 27, 2018 -- What a success it was!)
Cooper's Moon, Blood Moon Rising, and a Cold Copper Moon in some way or another deal with the issue of trafficking in sex. The exploitation of women and children by traffickers is one of the best-kept secrets today. Anther well-kept secret is that the US is one of the top countries of destination for trafficking. If you want to read more about this subject, check out Kara's Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery.