Wednesday, October 26, 2016

San Francisco Book Review on RED RIGHT HAND

Today, the San Francisco Book Review took a look at RED RIGHT HAND... and awarded it five stars! Here's a taste of what they had to say:
"A very enjoyable read. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes a taut and complex plot line and characters to whom they can relate... Star Count: 5/5"
Given that the book takes place almost entirely in San Francisco, I'm elated that they enjoyed it. Speaking of, SFBR, I'm sorry I blew up your bridge; thanks for not holding it against me.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Massive RED RIGHT HAND Discount!

This is not a drill, people. For a very limited time, RED RIGHT HAND's ebook is on sale for only $2.99! That's $11 off, and $23 cheaper than the hardcover list price!

RED RIGHT HAND is the followup to my Anthony Award winning thriller, THE KILLING KIND. It garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and Barnes & Noble called it one of the best thrillers of September. If you've been thinking about downloading it, now's your chance. And if you've been holding off because you haven't read THE KILLING KIND yet, you can download 'em both for under $11... provided you act fast.

RED RIGHT HAND ($2.99) Kindle / Kobo / iBooks / Nook

THE KILLING KIND ($7.99) Kindle / Kobo / iBooks / Nook

Friday, October 14, 2016


Today, I'm at Literary Hub, talking about the dark side of viral fame. I find virality fascinating. It's one of the stranger consequences of spending so much of our lives online.

Too often, writers concoct excuses to avoid incorporating technology into their stories. Think of all the times you've seen someone's cell phone signal drop out in a horror movie, and you'll know precisely what I mean. One of my goals when I sat down to write RED RIGHT HAND was to incorporate the technology we rely upon in interesting ways. That's why a viral video is essential to the story, and why the thrilling climax of the story hinges on—

You know what? On second thought, I'll let you discover what it hinges on for yourself. In the meantime, click through to read my Lit Hub piece.

Oh, and if you'd like to see an example of a horror movie that uses technology (and its failings) brilliantly, check out Hush on Netflix. But maybe don't watch it alone.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Appearances: Union, ME; Boston, MA; and Brunswick, ME

Whoa. In the next seven days, I've got not one, not two, but three scheduled appearances!

Thursday, October 13th, I'll be in Union, Maine for the Vose Library's Soup and Suspense author series. Come sample tasty soups prepared by library volunteers, and hear me chat about RED RIGHT HAND. The event kicks off at 6:30PM. For more information, check out the Vose Library's website or the event page on Facebook.

Then, on Saturday, October 15th, I'm delighted to be participating in the Boston Book Festival! It's an amazing event featuring some of the finest writers on the planet (this year's keynote speaker is Colson Whitehead, who was just named a National Book Award finalist for THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD) and it's also 100% free. Join me, Joseph Finder, Amy MacKinnon, and Hank Phillippi Ryan, for what promises to be an excellent discussion about "novels of murder and mayhem" at 11:15AM at the Emmanuel Church. Click through for details.

Finally, at 7:00PM on Tuesday, October 18th, I'll be reading, chatting, and signing at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, Maine. Bohemian Coffee House is supplying free refreshments, and Gulf of Maine Books will be on hand in case you're moved to buy a little something while you're there. Details here.

Steph Post Interview

Yesterday, Steph Post—author of A TREE BORN CROOKED and LIGHTWOOD—had me by her blog to talk all things RED RIGHT HAND. You can check out our conversation here.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Appearance: Books in the 'Brook, 10/8

Mainers: I'm delighted to help the Westbrook-based Books in the ‘Brook kick off its second season this Saturday, October 8th from 4PM to 5PM!

Books in the ‘Brook is a monthly reading series aimed at nurturing the local writing and reading community. Continuum for Creativity, LLC (863 Main Street, Westbrook ME) is hosting this installment, which is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and Kelly's Books to Go will be on hand if you'd like to buy a little something while you're there. (Autographed books make excellent gifts. Just sayin'.)

I'll be reading alongside Westbrook-based poet and publisher Alice Persons, whose work has frequently been featured on NPR's The Writer's Almanac.

For more details, check out this event page on Facebook. Hope to see you there!