High praise indeed from Betsy Hays Gatti, author of Riding with the Wind: Hi Richard, just finished your book and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it! Well done indeed and love that the protagonist is a teacher, and all the literary and film references (I was about to correct you on the Ida Lupino v. Mary Astor in Maltese Falcon but saw how you handled it later in the book, clever). Your writing is by turns poetic and earthy, shades of Elmore Leonard in places and certainly a page turner. Best luck with this and the prequel!
Heartless Cruelty will be on sale at the William Paterson Writer’s Conference this coming Saturday. Excellent keynote speaker (Christopher Lehman-Haupt), and the workshops have been first rate in recent years. Writers: Click here to learn more