I’m writing a book about anti-gravity. It’s impossible to put down.
One of the little-known perks of being a writer is that I get to pretend that I know all kinds of cool stuff.
Every character I create is an expert in something.
They can hack into top-secret computer networks, field strip an AK-47 blindfolded, make a peanut butter sandwich without dripping any.
These people have skills.
Don’t get me wrong, I love being a writer (and writing halfway decent books is kind of a skill). But still, I wish I had the time, energy, and money to learn these four skills. Continue reading
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I know a guy in New Zealand named Chazz who fronts a punk band called Flirting With Disaster.
They’re a blast. In fact, a character in my next series occasionally wears a Flirting With Disaster T-shirt.
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It didn’t take FBI agent Cleo Barrett long to find Prez’s office. She just followed the thin strains of old funk music back through the warehouse.
Prez turned out to be a thin, middle-aged black guy in a sharp suit. He leaned over a granite counter in a little kitchenette, assembling a salad, his back to her. The stainless steel door of an expensive-looking refrigerator stood open next to him.
The rest of his office looked like a luxury apartment with all of the interior walls removed. A wide walnut desk with a leather wing chair sat off to one side.
At the far end, near a garage door, an old car sat under a gray cover, the fabric slightly wrinkled as if it had been disturbed. A well-used billiards table sat in the middle, the balls scattered across the lush green felt.
In a dark corner to her left, a caged-off area held printing equipment.
Could this be the source of the million dollars in counterfeit cash?
She kept one eye on Prez and crept over to the equipment. The smells of ink and chemicals filled her nostrils. She drank in the sight of the ink-smudged printing press and the light table littered with scraps of black film.
Just because it’s fuzzy doesn’t make it a cuddly pet.
Did you know that there’s a black market for stolen tarantulas?
Or that these spiders hibernate during the winter?
Can you imagine someone crazy enough to break into the dark, cobweb-choked crawlspace under a house and steal a bunch of giant spiders?
Yeah. My thoughts exactly.
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So, real life can be stranger than fiction. But still, I do my best to make fiction pretty freakin’ strange.
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Now in paperback! The Spider Thief: Omnibus collects all four novellas into one gripping novel.
“The gold spider,” Andres said in a resonant Spanish accent. “Her power will belong to me.”
The crisp mountain air washed over Ash like a torrent of cold water. It whispered across waves of tan grass, carrying the scent of old pines, making him feel alive again.
The porch boards creaked as the gunmen crowded in on either side of Ash. Behind, Andres’s leather shoes stepped onto the wooden threshold of the abandoned farmhouse. Then everything went quiet.
“Show me,” Andres said, his voice husky. “The gold spider. Where is she?”
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Claire Hill, book reviewer extraordinaire
Did you know that book reviews on the Amazon UK site don’t appear on the regular Amazon.com site?
That means any book can have two entirely separate sets of reviews.
You have to admit, there’s something slightly weird about that.
But it’s good to know that our friendly neighbors across the pond are enjoying The Spider Thief.
This week, I’d like to introduce you to Claire Hill, a prolific book reviewer in the UK. She reads crime, thriller, mystery and paranormal. To date, she has read and reviewed almost 3000 books. That’s amazing!
Plus, she had some great things to say about The Spider Thief. You can read her delightful review here.
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