TODAY IS THE DAY WE KILL DAN MALMON Oct19

TODAY IS THE DAY WE KILL DAN MALMON

Wait. That sounded better in my head. Anyway. Today is the day. KILLING MALMON is out in the world. And holy crap is this a weird feeling. Kate and I have been fans of crime and mystery fiction in all of its many forms for as long as we both can remember. Books. Comics. Movies. All of it. (Remember: THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THE BOOK is a thriller, after all.) We were introduced to this community first through social media, and then through Crimespree Magazine. And life was good. Hanging out. Reading books and comics. Meeting up with folks at once a year conferences. Writing reviews and hand-selling books to strangers because...

KILLING MALMON ANNOUNCEMENT

Hi, everyone! Dan and I are finally making the announcement that our parents have been waiting forever for! No. We aren’t having kids. We are having a book. And some amazing people are joining us on this adventure. The anthology is called KILLING MALMON, and it’ll be out on October 19, 2017. It’s funny and sad and shocking and suspenseful and all sorts of other adjectives, and it will benefit a charity close to our hearts. Here’s the skinny, straight from the Forward of the book. We hope you dig it. Down and Out is publishing it and Eric Beetner did the cover. Seriously, this book is like the biggest and badest jam band ever. We’ll have...

I Don’t Believe You Mar07

I Don’t Believe You

As a little kid, 40 felt like it was one step away from death. That was the age your parents and their friends “celebrated” with black balloons and they gave each other geriatric medical supplies. Clearly this was an age when the wrinkles and grey hair would set in. The next stop would be the home for the infirm.  This year was the year that I turned that magical age. Death does not feel like it’s right around the corner and I am not ready to move into the nursing home. “You don’t look like you’re 40.” This is a thing that a nice woman said to me recently, and I didn’t even have to pay her to say it. It always feels good to beat people’s...

Stupid Tagalong Mar07

Stupid Tagalong

Not to brag, but my parents realized that they had achieved perfection when I was born. That’s why I’m an only child. Really. I mean, why would you want any more children when your first born child is a perfect red head like me? Any brothers or sisters that came after me would constantly be held to the high standard that I had set. That just wouldn’t be fair to them. 10 years ago I was saddled with the younger brother I never wanted. He showed up while the 2004 Red Sox were trying to break the Curse of the Bambino and win their first World Series Championship in 86 years. This guy would cause my fingers to go numb and make my vision blur. I...

This Year I’m Punching Back Mar07

This Year I’m Punching Back

Some people might call me “perfectionist”. Others might say I have a “Type A personality”. Planning everything out is kind of my thing. I’ll tell you a little secret…I like creating To Do lists. Checking things off the list is my favorite. Wordsmith Mike Tyson (yes, the ear-chomping boxer) once said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” That’s one way to look at what happened to my plans in 2005. After experiencing tingling and numbness in my hands and legs, as well as blurry vision, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disorder. Life pretty much jumped up and punched me in the face. After throwing a...