Thursday, November 28, 2013


Lots of travel last week - to Louisville on Friday and Cincinnati on Saturday.  I'm thankful we made the trips safely, that we had family time in Cincy, that Ann is feeling a little better today from a sinus infection and from her last (LAST!) round of chemo, and that we're not actually doing "Thankgiving" today because I'm tired.  We're doing it on Saturday.  I'm also thankful for my little Ricoh GRD III camera that fits in my pocket - even though I often forget to take it out and use it.

While in Louisville I stopped by Chuck Rubin's fantastic used camera store.  I ended up leaving empty handed but Bardstown Road is a great place for a short stroll.

In Cincinnati I only took a couple of pictures with the camera, including this one of my son Jordan and his girlfriend Oriana walking in front of us during our shopping.  It was too cold to shop much.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Buy My Book and Save $125!

The Kindle version of The Road of Regret is on sale for only $0.99 at Amazon today until Friday evening.  Just click on the link in the right hand column to go get a copy.

At the same time, I'm not sure why there are used copies of the paperback version available that cost over $126, but hey, I wish that seller luck.  And no, I'm not sure why the cheapest used copies are more than $30 either.  But it sure makes my Kindle book sale look like a good deal!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wet Morning

It rained a lot yesterday and last night, although this morning was clear and bright.  A couple of shots from my front yard this morning before work.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Nominated for Best Mystery/Thriller on Goodreads! And Now at Joseph-Beth!

The Road of Regret has been nominated as best mystery/thriller novel of the year at Goodreads.  Okay, it was a write in nominee by one person, but it isn't a person that I know, so that makes it pretty special.  Here is what she said in the email letting me know:

Hi there. 
Just wanted you to know that I cast a write-in vote for The Road of Regret in the best mystery/thriller category in the 2013 goodreads book awards competition. I edit books and stories for a living, so I'm constantly reading. However, when I got to that category in the voting, I had to be honest and admit that I hadn't enjoyed any of the pre-selected books in the category as much as I had enjoyed yours. I know that it would be extremely unlikely for your book to win up against such huge names in the category, but I felt that you should at least know that someone liked your book enough to nominate it over Dan Brown and James Patterson.
Best wishes,
 How very, very kind of Annie!

Also, got to see my book on the shelves at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington this week!  It is quite surreal to see your book on the shelves of a bookstore.  Apparently I was so excited that I couldn't hold my phone steady for the picture. Now, hopefully, they will sell out and order more.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Some Pics from the First Week of November

Ann made apple pie
Jordan was here and Lauren was sick (but the mask only stayed on a few minutes)

Monday morning from the living room window

The Bradford Pear tree in our front yard, this morning

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thank You!

From recent reviews of The Road of Regret at

I love Detective Leander Justice. He is a damaged man with a lifetime of regret behind him, yet he continues to persevere. Also, he's a complete badass -- sometimes stupid in his decisions, but a badass nonetheless.
Annie Chance 

The book is just damned good. Fans of James Patterson, Lee Child, or other thrillers should definitely check out this book.
Carolyn Keel

Caught up in triple murders in his old home town — Prestonsburg, Kentucky — Detective Justice is fated to face his demons, question his former decisions and make a stand — for Law or for Justice. 
Would I read another Leander Justice novel?