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Life Imitates Art

A post for my blog went free-range on me and ended up on Criminal Element. It’s a true-crime story that may sound a mite familiar if you know what The Collection is about: “In December 2002, two burglars broke into the Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. They didn’t use…

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Rated G Radio interview, 24 October 2016

I’ll once again be a guest on Garrett Miller’s Rated G internet radio program on Monday, 24 October, at 8:00 a.m. PDT. We’ll be talking about The Collection and whatever else Garrett comes up with, which can be pretty random. There’ll be a recording available on his website if you…

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The new face of The Collection

This is the final cover for The Collection. It’s surprising how consistently this version was the first pick for the people I asked, including my favorite indie bookstore owner. It reminds me of 1960s Saul Bass movie posters — appropriate, since Matt (Our Hero) likes old films. For this I have…

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Rolling Rolling Rolling

The wheels are rolling on The Collection. I’ve applied for a copyright; I have working Kindle and ePub editions; and the cover art is underway. I’ve tentatively set 31 October as the release date — we’ll see if everything comes together by then. Since this is a series, I need…

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The Collection is Coming out of Storage

Remember The Collection? The first installment in my new DeWitt Agency art-crime series? Yeah, maybe not so much. What happened to that, anyway? What happened is that I started querying agents, a process that hasn’t improved since the last time I did it (for Doha 12). I got one request…

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Hairy Raising: Cleverman

Another entanglement with the Criminal Element led me to discover Cleverman, a limited-run series on the Sundance Channel: We Homo sapiens have gotten pretty used to being the only humanoid species on Earth. So, what would happen if we somehow ran across a cousin species—perhaps a somewhat better design? What…

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Your Room is Ready: The Night Manager

While running with the Criminal Element, I checked in with The Night Manager. Here’s what I found: If you’ve made your name writing about Cold War espionage, what do you do when the Cold War ends? If you’re John le Carré, you take a vacation, and then you turn your attention…

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