Interview with Palm Beach Happening

Had the pleasure of talking with Adam Sinclair, a writer for Palm Beach Happening and he asked me some pretty fun questions. I always feel a little silly when I read the interviews for the first time, but I do enjoy them. Hope you enjoy it, too. Palm Beach Happening interview Panhandlers is currently available for preorder on Amazon. Advertisements Continue reading Interview with Palm Beach Happening

Advanced Readers needed for Panhandlers

In six months my second novel, Panhandlers will be published. I’m really proud of this one. I was really proud of Native Moments, too, but I feel I’ve grown as a writer since then and I really look forward to sharing this new story with you. I’m looking for advanced readers that will share their review of it on their blogs or on Amazon and … Continue reading Advanced Readers needed for Panhandlers

Testimonial for back cover of Panhandlers

Getting testimonials for the back of a book is a strange task. I imagine if you have an agent that is what the agent helps with, but I wouldn’t know. I have had my share of rejections from them. Panhandlers will be my second novel published without one. I’ve decided with my third – yet-to-be-finished – novel, I will attempt to go that route again. … Continue reading Testimonial for back cover of Panhandlers

Godless and Cormac McCarthy, pt. 2: follow-up with Scott Frank

Last month I shared my thoughts on Scott Frank’s Netflix series Godless. You can read it here. I also posted it on twitter. Scott Frank read it there. And he replied. Frank set me straight, and to my surprise, he has never read Blood Meridian. Below is the conversation that we had via twitter. Scott Frank: “I’ve not read Blood Meridian. I stole plenty from the … Continue reading Godless and Cormac McCarthy, pt. 2: follow-up with Scott Frank

The Art of the Short Novel

I’m fascinated, obsessed may be a better term, with word count. I want to make sure I reach the magical number of 50,000 words when writing a novel. Native Moments is around 95,000 words. Perhaps a bit on the long side. As of now, Panhandlers is just above 58,000 words and I’m working on paring it down to get it as tight and precise as … Continue reading The Art of the Short Novel

Panhandlers, A Novel in Stories Book Cover Reveal 

It’s been a few days over a year since my debut novel, Native Moments, was published. It’s been fun. The best part is seeing the reviews or having people tell you that they read it and liked it. When it was first released, it was #1 on Amazon’s new release list for Surfing. It reached as high as number #7 in Surfing after it was … Continue reading Panhandlers, A Novel in Stories Book Cover Reveal 

Native Moments: photos and corresponding pages -part 2 

Forgot about these photos from my recent trip to Costa Rica.  Pedro’s was first introduced in Native Moments on page 80 when Sanch and Jake first order the whole fried red snapper meal. This is where the Pescador once stood. A few scenes took place here. Jake playing jump pool and Sanch eating ceviche for the first time (page 211). Unfortunately the Pescador burned down … Continue reading Native Moments: photos and corresponding pages -part 2 

Upcoming Book Signings 

Have two book signings set up in January. If you are nearby, stop by and say hey.  January 14th – 2pm – 4pm – Sundog Books; Seaside,  Florida. 30a Songwriter’s Festival will be going on, too. I’ll be on torch looking for a miracle to the Todd Snider show.  January 28th – 2pm – 4pm – Jaime Peligro’s Book Store; Tamarindo, Costa Rica. I’ll be … Continue reading Upcoming Book Signings