Ladies and Gentlemen,
As a very young boy, I remember watching an episode of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” on TV. If memory serves correctly, the name of the episode was “An Unlocked Window.” It’s the one where the guy was going around killing nurses. It was the first and only time (that I can recall) that a piece of fiction on television scared the hell out of me. So much so that it stayed with me for all of these years…and started my love affair with the horror genre.
After more than twenty years working as a Court Clerk in the Hennepin County Court System, I am fascinated by all sides of the human condition. I have seen the best and worst people can bring out. I try to incorporate all of these traits into my writing. Whether I’m writing a thriller, horror, mainstream, or humor, my goal is to tell an entertaining story with characters that will stay with you long after you put the book or magazine down.
L&L Dreamspell, emailed me what the cover to “Silent Kill” would look like. The first thing that hit me was what a great cover. The second was my understanding that the cover would be the last step before the book being sent off to the printer. That meant the book would soon be released.
I ordered some extra copies to send out for reviews, etc., and the wait began. The first week passed by with no trauma. I wasn’t really expecting anything. In the back of my mind there was a faint glimmer of hope that maybe by Friday or Saturday ~ but no. By Wednesday of the next week I kept thinking any day now.
When just the typical mail showed up on Saturday I could feel the little kid in me getting a bit flustered. As the next week wore on it was a chore not to sit out on the front step and wait for the postal carrier. (A lot has changed since I was young – they’re called postal carriers now. One other thing has changed since I was a kid waiting for the mailman. Back then one could pretty much count on the mail arriving at the same time everyday.
Today it seems as though I have a different carrier each day. I can get my mail as early as 9am or as late as 6:30pm. It varies day-to-day which could make sitting on the front step an exercise in futility – and a very sore butt.) By Thursday the stress was getting to me. I dreamt that night that my books arrived but the print was so small, the entire book was no bigger than a pamphlet – complete with staple in the middle. I thought that was a sign. I was going to get my books on Friday. Nope. Saturday morning I slept until 9:30. Not ten minutes after getting up, the doorbell rang. I peeked out the window and saw the postal carrier walking back to his truck. My heart raced faster than my feet as I dashed to the front door. There, next to the welcome mat (well, mat anyway. I admit I’m not the most social of creatures) were boxes of my book. And nope – they ain’t pamphlet size. I gotta say ~ it’s a damn handsome book. Buy one and see for yourself (hey, if I’m not going to pimp myself ~ who will?).
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