I was going to be all subtle and shit about it, but Jackpot will be debuting at #13 on the New York Times bestseller list this week and I’m geeked. Lifelong dreams come at you weird ways sometimes but that doesn’t make it any less sweet. If I’m being honest with myself, it feels a … Read moreJackpot is a New York Times Bestseller
I love my family, and I love being home to see them all the time, but occasionally I need to get work done. When we first moved into this house I set up my office in a corner of my bedroom that worked well enough for the first year. But now Becky is home too … Read moreThe Office
Making sure the second half of my book isn’t an incomprehensible garbage fire. And how’s your Saturday night?
Apparently having one instrument in the house I can barely play wasn’t enough, so I got one I have *zero* experience with. But I really want to learn how to play classical piano, so why not? It’s a Yamaha P45. I got it from Amazon of all places. It feels and sounds beautiful. After just … Read morePiano Man
Remember that cool secret project I was working on? I can now officially announce that I co-wrote the new Teddy Fay book with Stuart Woods. It’s called JACKPOT and it will be published in June 2021, but it’s available for pre-order RIGHT NOW From the Publisher: When Peter Barrington and Ben Bachetti come under threat … Read moreSo, About That Secret Project…
My current book is this weird hybrid of domestic suspense and noir revenge thriller that I envision as part A STRANGER IN MY GRAVE and part IN A LONELY PLACE (book not movie), but I can never settle in my mind if it’s worth writing. Over the last two years, I’ve cut it from seven … Read moreSome Thoughts on My Current Book
I never really considered myself a truck guy, but we had to replace my Fusion and I get sick of asking to borrow my in-laws’ truck all the time for projects around the house, and I need something that can pull a camper, so I bought a truck.
I originally wrote something on Twitter about preferring journaling to blogging and the second I posted it, I knew it wasn’t true and I deleted it. Because the truth is I love writing here. I do enjoying journaling more than I ever thought I would and it has it’s place for helping me work through … Read moreThoughts in the Time of a Pandemic
Our schoolwork consisted of a two hour nature walk and a lot of questions to Siri. I cleaned the house, grilled hot dogs for lunch and pork chops for dinner, changed the litter boxes, and wrote 1040 words. Now I’m going to read until I fall asleep.
The nerds among you will remember I’ve been looking to return to legal pads for novel work, but most legal pad paper is garbage for fountain pens. I like fountain pens because their design and size is much better on my wrists for longer writing than other pens. I’ve heard good things about sugar cane … Read moreSugar Cane Paper Legal Pads!