Thanks to the kindness of Julie Powers Schoerke of JKS Communications in Nashville I attended an amazing event Wednesday night. If you’ve never been to The Mysterious Bookshop on the lower west side, you should do yourself a favor. I’ve never seen another place like it. But Wednesday night was special, because it was a double book release party for two great mystery writers,Jenny Milchman and Catherine Coulter. And aside from those two, the place was full of other best selling authors, not to mention agents, editors, publishers, publicists, booksellers… I actually chatted with Lee Child
The problem was, I couldn’t breathe without coughing up a lung, so I was miserable. Anybody who knows me knows that if I’m unable to schmooze at a schmooze-o-rama like that, I must be way under the weather. I slunk out early and hacked and coughed my way home. Anywho, thanks to Julie. One of these days I’ll be happy to see @Mr. William Bachman make an appearance among such exalted company. And big thanks to Jayson Gladstone for introducing us.

A center of gravity
Nice lady, great writer.



Linda and I will both be reading at this event 
in the town square of Branchville. 
Broad Street Books, in addition to being one 
of the most fascinating bookstores I’ve ever seen, 
is also the number one seller of my books — by a wide margin.
You’ll also get to see great new artwork — 
paintings, sculptures, mixed media and more — 
at the Main Street Gallery
right across the Square from the book store. 
Then step down a few doors 
and sample some amazing wines 
curated by George and Frances Delgado. 
It’s all happening “on the Square” on Saturday, July 25, at 2:00pm.


We’re having a contest!!! The details are not
finalized, but the gist is this: Send (text, email, whatever’s easiest for you)
a picture of yourself (or somebody) reading LAID SO LOW. Bonus points if you have two people, one reading LAID SO LOW and the other reading HEARTLESS CRUELTY

Winners will be drawn at random from all entries. Grand prize (like I
said, still working out the details) will be a weekend at the Jersey shore! Other
prizes tbd! How easy! How fun! I’ll be posting pics as they come in. THE MORE
THE MERRIER! Just make sure you include your name and the best means of
contacting you.