The B&N Ban

I just learned that I can’t visit any Barnes and Noble store with the release of my upcoming novel Tamarack County, the thirteenth in the Cork O’Connor series.  There’s a spat going on between my publisher, Simon and Schuster, and the bookstore chain.  No Simon and Schuster author may visit any Barnes and Noble until … Read more

A Master Passes

I grew up in the 50s and 60s, and my favorite movies all had monsters in them.  The best of those wonderfully terrifying creatures were the brainchildren of a man named Ray Harryhausen.  He was the genius behind the Cyclops in The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.  He created an army of sword-wielding skeletons in Jason … Read more