Copies of Blinded by the Sight are still available in a few locations. If you’re having trouble finding one, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m happy to mail one to you.
Running Scared is now available. Had events on September 5th and 7th. Thrilled with the turnout. Check the “Where to Buy” page to see where to obtain copies.
Thrilled to say everything is progressing for the September 1, 2013 release date for book two in the Pete Culnane mysteries. Here’s the summary:
Nick Rice knows someone is after him. He doesn’t know who, and he doesn’t know why. Efforts to determine either or both are unsuccessful. This morning, during his daily run, he concocts a sure-fire solution. For the first time in weeks, he relaxes.
St. Paul investigators Pete Culnane and Martin Tierney are together again. They must determine if a horrific crash on Wheelock Parkway was accidental or deliberate. Their step-by-step investigation uncovers secrets that leave more than one person running scared.
And here’s the cover:
Since January, I’ve been working on the draft for this novel, the third in the Pete Culnane Mystery Series. Also anxiously, and impatiently, awaiting the arrival of the first proof of Running Scared.
JANO is an annual writing contest sponsored by Sleuths Ink, a writing group based in Springfield, Missouri. The goal is to write 50,000 words, during the month of January. This is my second year of participation. Follow my progress here.
Wednesday, January 2: I’ve done little other than write for the first two days of JANO. I have my heart set on a 6,000 words/day pace. Hope my brain and my fingers continue to cooperate.
12152 / 50000 24.3% Done! 23428 / 50000 46.86% Done! 35550 / 50000 71.1% Done! 43105 / 50000 86.21% Done! 46210 / 50000 92.42% Done! 50098 / 50000 100% Done!
Friday, January 4: Fell a little behind my target pace on day four. Hope to get back up to speed tomorrow.
Monday, January 7: Writer’s block reigns supreme. Continue struggling with Murder on a Stick. Here’s my week 1 total:
Wednesday, January 9: Just completed day 9. The struggle is ongoing. Woe is me.
Friday, January 11: Spent more time researching than writing the last two days.
Sunday, January 13: Reached my JANO goal today! Work on this manuscript will continue, after I take a break, but won’t continue reporting progress here.
12152 / 50000 24.3% Done!
23428 / 50000 46.86% Done!
35550 / 50000 71.1% Done!
43105 / 50000 86.21% Done!
46210 / 50000 92.42% Done!
50098 / 50000 100% Done!
Book Trailer for Blinded by the SightTo check out the book trailer for Blinded by the Sight, click this link: http://www.youtube.com/
Spent August 23rd and August 30th at the Great Minnesota Get Together. State Fair law enforcement and St. Paul Fire graciously took the time to answer my questions. Thanks to their cooperation, the third Pete Culnane mystery is on its way.
The second Pete Culnane mystery will be released on September 1, 2013.
Work continues on the sequel. Spoke with a member of the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office yesterday. Spent time today viewing the crime scene. Pete and Martin are working long days, trying to solve the case. Stay tuned.