Category Archives: Fiction

This is where I will post samples of stories I am working on, or other stuff, as I see fit.

‘The Weight of Living’ named a 2018 Notable 100 Book By Shelf Unbound

The third Frank Nagler Mystery, “The Weight of Living,” has been named a Notable 100 Book in the 2018 Shelf Unbound Indie Book Awards. Thanks to Shelf Unbound, and to the Imzadi Publishing gang, Janice Grove and Anita-Dugan Moore. Anita’s … Continue reading

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‘The Swamps of Jersey’ released as an audio book

Very excited to announce THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY is now available as an audio book at Amazon, Audible and iTunes. Thanks to Anita and Janice at Imzadi Publishing for their efforts. They show how much a small publishing house can … Continue reading

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The bribery of time and light

Ask again the question asked, The answer unfulfilled; The darkness of your eyes. Things circle, endless and come back incomplete. How many times around does it take For the loss to be scraped off Like dust burning through atmosphere? How … Continue reading

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Peace is

Peace is One step against the line. One shout above the silence. A hand reaching out Another reaching back. A broken thing fixed An empty thing filled. Peace is Standing alone Awaiting others. A single singer Joined in chorus. An … Continue reading

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Mystery as myth

Writing a prequel is hard. I already know everything that is supposed to happen, and faithful readers (THANK YOU!) have an expectation that I will explain it all as I look back at the beginning of the series. So, that’s … Continue reading

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‘The Weight of Living’ featured in Kirkus Reviews

The Kirkus Review of the third Frank Nagler book, “The Weight of Living” will be one of 35 Independent book reviews featured in the upcoming (March 15) issue of Kirkus Reviews magazine. The company says that fewer than 10 percent … Continue reading

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Voice actor veteran Lee Alan to read and produce audio book of ‘The Swamps of Jersey’

In another step to place the Frank Nagler books before readers, my publisher, Imzadi Publishing of Tulsa, has engaged a voice actor to read and produce an audio  book of THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY. The book will be read and … Continue reading

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Walk away from war

When all the seas are empty and the skies are boiling black; When the forests are silent and all the voices stilled we will walk away from war.   When there is no one left to kiss you or tease … Continue reading

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Parsippany Library event March 1

I’ll be presenting  a session on writing and the Frank Nagler Mysteries at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Library on March 1. The event will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library, 449 Halsey Road. Thanks to Kerri Jones for … Continue reading

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What I thought about after one more school shooting

What a boxed world we live in. We consult our phones to see what we believe today, scrolling through the options – Thumbs up. Thumbs down. Smiley face. Frowny face. Aw, puppies. The world we were handed crashes around us, … Continue reading

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