Just wanted to pass along a link to Novel Rocket, where I discuss research, mug shots and vegan food.
Who doesn’t love a giveaway?
To enter, all you have to do is LIKE my Facebook page, then leave a comment here. It’s that easy! I’ll randomly choose a winner Sunday, June 30th, at 8 p .m. MST. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
About the book:
“A trip back in time to the hard-boiled early 20th-century California that inspired the novels of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Folsom’s 93 gives a fascinating glimpse into the real-life world of yeggs, confidence swindlers, holdup men, murderously unhappy husbands, and seemingly unmotivated killers who booked a date with the hangman. Illustrated throughout with authentic and haunting prison photographs of each of the 93 condemned men,Folsom’s 93 brings the crimes and punishments of a vanished era into sharp and realistic life.”
Thanks for entering and good luck!
It’s The Husband’s birthday today, but it was me who received a pretty damn good present today. (I basically sent them to myself since I paid for them, but hey, I’m still excited).
On top of that, my publisher spotted the book at the Barnes & Noble in Fresno over the weekend.
It looks like Folsom’s 93 is finally in stock at Amazon! Those who pre-ordered should be receiving their copy within the week. The Kindle version will be available July 1st for $7.99.
Also, for those in the Sacramento area, I will be at the Folsom Prison Museum July 20th from 10-4 for a presentation and signing. On July 24th, catch me over at Time Tested Books at 1114 21st Street (time TBA–evening)
I’ll keep you posted with other tour dates in Northern California, including Fresno, San Francisco, as well as events in Colorado.
Thank you to everyone for your patience and support!
You can pre-order a copy of Folsom’s 93: The Lives and Crimes of Folsom Prison’s Executed Men, on Amazon and Barnes & Noble due for release July 1, 2013. Yes, I realize that’s still a ways away, but I wanted to show that this book really does exist; that I haven’t been making all this up. But feel free to pre-order a copy to make it truly official.
My friend and fellow writer, Patricia Stoltey, is giving away a copy of the NCW Writing Planner that myself and Kerrie Flanagan, director of the NCW, have created. In between writing, I do illustration and this is the second year in a row I’ve created images for this planner. (You can see more of my work HERE). Pat is an amazing author and has published two mystery novels with several more in the works. I encourage you to check out her great site that is filled with book reviews, author interviews, and writing tips.
It looks like my book may finally have a home. I will be working with Linden Publishing/Craven Street Books to publish Folsom’s 93! Right now, the scheduled release date is spring of 2013, which gives me until next spring to have a finished manuscript. Plenty of time, right? Geez, I hope so. Wish me luck—I have a book to finish!