Sunday, August 26, 2012

GCDC free one last time

You can get Good Cop, Dead Cop for free one last time Aug. 29, although any Amazon Prime customer can read it for free through Sept. 4. Click the picture to the left to get the Kindle copy from or click here to get it from Amazon UK.

It’s also available from Amazon stores in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Customers in India can apparently now get it through

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Good Cop, Dead Cop free for Kindle Saturday July 14

Like the headline says, GCDC is free Saturday for the Kindle at US, UK, German, Italian and Spanish Amazon stores. And it’s free to read for Amazon Prime customers while it is a Kindle Select.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Book signing at Union Station

I was recently invited by the Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad Club to sign copies of Good Cop, Dead Cop at Union Station. If you’re unsure of the connection, I refer you to the footnotes for Chapter One. I had a great time and sold several copies of the book, including two to members of Dr. Watson’s Neglected Patients, my local Sherlock Holmes scion society. I even had one person who bought the book at the Tattered Cover cross the street to have it signed.

I’m sorry for the slightly out of focus photos my husband Jim took of me at my table and for the fact that I look slightly cold, because in truth it was quite warm near the station’s boiler room. You’ll see the basement still has the spooky look that contributed to what I hope was a suitably creepy opening for the book.

Chris Rand of the PV&W also gave me a quick behind the scenes tour of the basement and the now blocked off tunnels that originally led to the Oxford Hotel.

Of course I also had time to view the amazing train layout of the group, which naturally includes a miniature of Union Station. I couldn’t compose the photo to match the cover of my book unfortunately. The railroad club was also hosting VIP guests from the RTD board because the redevelopment of Union Station is very much in the news, with competing plans for how best to integrate a hotel into the building while still preserving the charm of the lobby.

And Jim and I also got a chance to drive some trains; and here’s some video of Jim doing a complicated exchange of railcars.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Good Cop, Dead Cop book signing

Get your copy of Good Cop, Dead Cop signed where the story begins, in the bowels of Union Station. I’ll be at the open house for the Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad club in the basement of the building from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

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If you’re not familiar with the book, it opens with my dead cop looking for a shooting suspect in the same basement, and Union Station, of course, is on the cover of the book. The club’s open house will actually be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and if you’ve never visited the club, definitely visit even if you don’t care about my book. It’s actually a fun Christmas thing to do so bring the kids.

I’ll have copies of the book to sell, or you can pick up your copy at the downtown Tattered Cover that’s just across the street.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Good Cop, Dead Cop on Denver’s Channel 7

Thanks to Cathy Langer, lead book buyer for the Tattered Cover, Good Cop, Dead Cop was mentioned on the 11 a.m. 7News broadcast today. Langer was meeting with anchor Bertha Lynn to discuss local authors and GCDC was the second book (of nine) mentioned. Some of the details may have been incorrect, but the book cover was shown, my name was mentioned and the essential information about a dead cop communicating with his partner through the Internet was explained.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Outlining The Background Noise of Souls

For those of you dying to know the progress of the sequel to Good Cop, Dead Cop, I will inform you that I’ve entered the deadly dull outline stage. You see my usual way of writing a new book is to just start hammering away at a scene I particularly like, and it doesn’t have to be the opening scene. I then jump around writing scenes that amuse me and I usually keep typing until I run out of words, which is around a thousand.

Friday, October 21, 2011

When Steve Jobs arrives on the AfterNet …

… everything will change.

Darrin Bell, creator of the comic strip, Candorville, has his main character being visited by the ghost of Steve Jobs. Yes, it is a case of “too soon” as Jobs admonishes Lamont, but I’d like to think that if anyone would understand the power of the AfterNet, it would be the former CEO of Apple.

Of course in my world, Apple has already created a low-cost home AfterNet terminal, and I’m sure the innovations in that terminal are responsible for a lot of the user interface improvements in the present-day AfterNet terminals that you’ll see in the sequel, The Background Noise of Souls.