Blogs

My blog pieces at 7 Criminal Minds

99. July 8, 2021 — Carrot or Stick?

98. June 24, 2021 — In the Driver’s Seat

97. June 10, 2021 — Writing What I ‘ve Learned from Experience

96. May 27, 2021 — Sprinting to the Finish Line

95. May 13, 2021 — To Pitch or Not to Pitch

94. April 29, 2021 — If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

93. April 15, 2021 — Kid Lit

92. April 1, 2021 — publishing with a lowercase p

91. March 18, 2021 — L’appétit vient en mangeant

90. March 4, 2021 — 2020 Vision

89. February 25, 2021 — “I’m Proud of You, Brother”

88. February 4, 2021 — We’ll Meet Again…

87. January 21, 2021 — I Hereby Resolve II

86. January 7, 2021 — Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear?

85. December 10, 2020 — Some Really Great Reads 2020

84. November 26, 2020 — Know What You Don’t Know

83. November 12, 2020 — We’ll Always Have Albany

82. October 29, 2020 — A Solitude of Wolverines by Alice Henderson

81. October 15, 2020 — How Bad Must a Book Be to Deserve a One-Star Rating?

80. October 1, 2020 — Jazz Is Better Than Muzak

79. September 17, 2020 — How I’ve Spent My Time in Solitary

78. September 10, 2020 — What Can Keith Jarrett and Maurice Ravel Teach Us about Writing Craft?

77. August 20, 2020 — Staying Sane and Productive until the Sun Is over the Yardarm

76. August 6, 2020 — Little Help Here?

75. July 23, 2020 — Imagine Your Parents and Children Are Watching Everything You Do

74. July 9, 2020 — Pardon My Prose

73. June 25, 2020 — What to Read?

72. June 11, 2020 — One Foot in front of the Other for Eighty-seven Days

71. May 28, 2020 — Sixty-seventeen Days of Quarantine

70. May 14, 2020 — Ten Characters in Search of an Exit

69. April 30, 2020 — Sanctum Sanctorum

68. April 16, 2020 — Not My Bag

67. April 2, 2020 — I Wrote a Book about a Quarantine in an Italian Villa and I Don’t Know How to Promote It

66. March 19, 2020 — All Glove, No Bat

65. March 5, 2020 — Physician, Heal Thyself

64. February 20, 2020 — My Cup of Tea

63. February 6, 2020 — What Does America Look Like?

62. January 23, 2020 — On Second Thought, Let Me Change That…

61. January 9, 2020 — I Hereby Resolve

60. December 5, 2019 — Some Really Good Books I Read in 2019

59. November 21, 2019 — Bêtes Noires

58. November 7, 2019 — Talk to Me

57. October 17, 2019 — Tools of the Trade

56. October 10, 2019 — Get a Life

55. September 26, 2019 — Accounting 101

54. September 12, 2019 — Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

53. August 29, 2019 — Is It Safe?

52. August 15, 2019 — Read Any Good Books Lately?

51. August 1, 2019 — Haven’t We Met?

50. July 18, 2019 — Teach Me Tonight

49. July 4, 2019 — Answer the Bell

48. June 20, 2019 — You Always Hurt the One You Love

47. June 6, 2019 — Neil Sedaka Canta in Italiano

46. May 23, 2019 — Father’s Day

45. May 9, 2019 — Lashed to the Mast

44. April 25, 2019 — You’re Getting Very Sleepy

43. April 18, 2019 — Taking Stock and Paying Dividends

42. March 28, 2019 — The Plover and the Crocodile

41. March 14, 2019 — I Brive a Dus

40. February 28, 2019 — Drive, He Said.

39. February 14, 2019 — At the Tone the Time Will Be

38. January 31, 2019 — Do as I Say, Damn It!

37. January 17, 2019 — Tricks of the Trade

36. December 20, 2018 — Some Really Good Books I Read in 2018

35. December 6, 2018 — Don’t Go Changin’

34. November 22, 2018 — Do as I Say

33. November 8, 2018 — Measure Twice, Cut Once

32. October 25, 2018 — Tempus Fugit

31. October 11, 2018 — Write like a Monkey on Steroids

30. September 27, 2018 — Fresh as a Daisy

29. September 13, 2018 — Creative Pursuits

28. August 30, 2018 — Subtitles

27. August 16, 2018 — A Rose by Any Other Name

26. August 2, 2018 — The Interwebs

25. July 19, 2018 — Going up?

24. July 5, 2018 — LOW DOWN DIRTY VOTE

23. June 21, 2018 — Sometimes I Despair

22. June 7, 2018 — And Now This

21. May 24, 2018 — A Damp, Drizzly November in My Soul

20. May 10, 2018 — Brother. Can You Spare a Dime?

19. April 26, 2018 — Mother Goose Bumps

18. April 12, 2018 — Buy Me!

17. March 29, 2018 — Oh The Streets of Rome Are Filled With Rubble

16. March 15, 2018 — Too Much of a Good Thing

15. March 1, 2018 — I Gotta Be Me

14. February 15, 2018 — On the Road Again

13. February 1, 2018 — Cover Story

12. January 18, 2018 — We Met at Nine. We Met at Eight.

11. December 1, 2017 — ‘Tis the Season

10. December 7, 2017 — The Midas Touch

9. November 23, 2017 — I’m Thankful

8. November 9, 2017 — To Read or Not to Read

7. October 26, 2017 — A Message from the Mayor

6. October 12, 2017 — Revisting Old Favorites

5. September 28, 2017 — Cart before the Horse

4. September 14, 2017 — Uninventing the Wheel

3. August 31, 2017 — If I Had All the Time in the World…

2. August 17, 2017 — One of these days, I’m gonna get organiz-ized!

1. August 3, 2017 — Goodbye! Hello! (Or, From A to Z)

Profiles I’ve done for The Big Thrill newsletter of the International Thriller Writers

2019
May 2019
BELOW THE FOLD by R. G. Belsky

2017
February 2017
FATAL by John Lescroart
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2016
August 2016
FREE FALL by Rick Mofina
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July 2016
GUILTY MINDS by Joseph Finder
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April 2016
NO ONE KNOWS by J. T. Ellison
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March 2016
GONE AGAIN by James Grippando
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2015
December 2015
YOU ARE DEAD by Peter James
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November 2015
THE SECRET LIFE OF ANNA BLANC by Jennifer Kincheloe
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October 2015
THE GUISE OF ANOTHER by Allen Eskens
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July 2015
LITTLE PRETTY THINGS by Lori Rader-Day
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March 2015
THE WITCH OF PAINTED SORROWS by M. J. Rose
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February 2015
SEVENTH STREET BOOKS

2014
August 2014
DON’T LOOK BACK by Gregg Hurwitz
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July 2014
THE BLACK HOUR by Lori Rader-Day
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