Book 4 is coming

Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to announce that the 4th book in the Neve & Egan Cases series “Blind Chess” is almost finished. It will be published by the end of 2015 (most likely in late November/early December). I will be moving to a new flat at roughly the same...

Where things are at, and what’s to come.

Good morning everyone, This blog post is going to be a bit different from what I’ve done before. I’ve mostly posted technical pieces about the craft, but very little personal notes. Please bear with me as a learn how-to 🙂 . Also, please let me know if you’d be...

Reviews for Danse Macabre are up

Happy 2015 everyone!!! I'm almost done with the second leg of the promo tour for Danse Macabre, and I couldn't be happier. The outpour of love the book received is magical. Thank you so much! As usual, I've compiled all the reviews I got via the tour on the website,...

Of characters… (part 2)

I told you why I write, and what I enjoy writing about the most. But I failed to answer one big question which is frequently asked of me, ‘Why them?’. That was intentional; there’s an answer to that question, but it’s a complex one and it deserves a post of its own....

Now, in the present tense

Writing in present tense is the reality TV of literature. You can tune into Big Brother at any time and begin watching the action. People like action, so why not tell a reader what is happening, as it is happening? You see it real time, you are in the thick of the...

Why is Detective Fiction so popular?

The brain is a puzzle solving machine. Give the brain a problem and it will automatically try to find a solution. We are all puzzle solvers by nature. Whether it’s a jigsaw or a Rubik’s cube, we will inherently look to solve puzzles and problems set before us. I can’t...

I, and the first person

I am going to tell you a story. Have I got your attention? He might tell it to you the story better than me, but I was involved, so I will tell you. After I have told my story, perhaps you will tell it better. You might be good at telling stories yourself. However,...

The making of a crime writer

Crime writing is no different than any other writing. Sure, you need a good mystery, a lot of tension; life and death situations, high stakes that keep readers turning the pages, and more, but in the end, it is — as any other writing genre is — all about characters....