Tag Archives: “The Weight of Living”

Saying thanks when hard work paid off

The hardest part of writing at times is knowing too much. In the case of THE RED HAND, the Frank Nagler Mystery series prequel, that was surely the case. I had written three books about Frank Nagler, Ironton. N.J., and … Continue reading

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Kirkus Review of THE RED HAND: ‘One of modern fiction’s expertly drawn detectives.’

It’s been quite a week for THE RED HAND. A couple of awards, and an unexpectedly strong review from Kirkus Reviews. I’m humbled and thrilled. Thanks to all.   From the Kirkus Review: “This dense, engrossing prequel illuminates why Frank … Continue reading

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‘The Red Hand’ named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 NYC Big Book Awards

THE RED HAND, my fourth Frank Nagler Mystery, was named a Distinguished Favorite in the 2019 New York City Big Book Awards contest . This is the third book in the series to honored with an award. My thanks to the … Continue reading

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The flag of his father

“It was a confession, a release of some life-long burden, words left there for all to see, cast into the wind, set free; I wondered as I read it if the son’s soul felt lighter as he walked away.”   … Continue reading

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Ironton, N.J., like Easton, Pa. undergoes changes. Come to the Easton Book Festival Friday to Sunday

One of the key “characters” in the Frank Nagler Mysteries is the city of Ironton, N.J. The old mill town has seen ups and downs, corrupt politicians and bad business deals. The changes are both background and motivation for Ironton … Continue reading

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Easton, Pa. Book Festival, Oct. 25 to 27

The first-ever Easton Book Festival is scheduled for Oct. 25 to 27 in the Pennsylvania city along the Delaware River. In a city that over the past decade  has seen its downtown revitalization assisted by a growing number of food  … Continue reading

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WIP: Mount Jensen: Max and Emma on the raft

It’s about the edge of things, all this is. “Hey, listen to this,” Max whispered, trying not break the dark beautiful silence of the moonless, starry night. Emma rolled to her side and propped her head upon an elbowed fist. … Continue reading

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‘The Weight of Living:’ A stunning and engrossing meditation of grief and survival

My interview on The Author’s Show podcast will run for three days from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29. The discussion focuses on the creation of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery, THE WEIGHT OF LIVING.   Link to the Podcast: https://wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow3.html?fbclid=IwAR0zHjdLh62XomD8Cjo63SzuoCMognhi-dvKIDcE9I5Ab-ITZ2Egr3wo59oContinue reading

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New Providence Book Festival, Sept. 22

For a few hours on Sunday, Sept. 22, New Providence will be the literary capital of Central Jersey when third annual New Providence Book Festival takes over the Salt Box Museum site. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to … Continue reading

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Max meets Emma: WIP, ‘The year the world came to Mount Jensen, Maine.’

She slouched into her clothes like the cloth was air. The open neck of her oversized t-shirt slipped from bare shoulder to bare shoulder like water spilling over shore rocks, each wave gentle and cleansing. She was leaning over the … Continue reading

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