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Horn of Africa film option

I signed today, April 11, 2015, a film option with Stephen Altman and David Levy for my first novel, Horn of Africa., published in 1980. This novel has a long history in Hollywood (which I use as a generic term for the movie industry). It was optioned by Michael Douglas’s production company for six years […]

April 11, 2015 | By | 6 Replies More

TUCSON EVENT II

Will be speaking on a panel at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend, and also appearing with other writers at an iconic Tucson venue, The Mountain Oyster Club. Link to interview with me by the University of Arizona newspaper.http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/03/reporter-pens-past-adventures-into-novels

March 13, 2015 | By | 6 Replies More

CAGE THE CHEETAH IV

Letter from Author’s United to all 10 board members of Amazon. http://authorsunited.net/. Writer or reader, READ IT!

September 17, 2014 | By | Reply More

CAGE THE CHEETAH 3

NYT story: PLOT THICKENS AS 900 WRITERS BATTLE AMAZON: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/business/media/plot-thickens-as-900-writers-battle-amazon.html?emc=eta1&_r=0. I am among the 909 authors who signed the open letter, composed by Douglas Preston, asking his readers to tell Amazon to stop using writers as hostages in negotiations with Hachette. As visitors to this site know, I have called on Amazon customers to boycott […]

August 8, 2014 | By | Reply More

CAGE THE CHEETAH 2

  Here is another take on the Amazon cheetah’s pursuit of the wounded gazelle, Hachette. Much of what Wolff has to say is true, though I think his criticisms of traditional publishers is a little too harsh. The publishing industry has never been as efficient and as fast on its feet as, say, manufacturing electronics, […]

June 3, 2014 | By | Reply More

THE LONGEST ROAD OUT IN PAPERBACK.

With the paperback of The Longest Road launched today (May 13), it seems a good time for a little reflection. I’ve been thinking a lot about two questions I put to the eighty-odd people I interviewed on the trip: “What holds a country as vast and diverse as the United States together? What puts the […]

May 13, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

REVIVALS

The reissue of my 1996 crime novel, Equation for Evil, by Bourbon Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, comes out Tuesday, Feb.4. Please see my post of September 16, 2013, for a few more details. In the same vein, Lyons Press, a division of Globe-Pequot Publishers, will be reprinting  In the Shadows of the Morning, […]

January 30, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More

DON’T NEED A WEATHERMAN

I recently received this e-mail from a limo service I use for business travel. Another wave goodbye in the long goodbye to print journalism. So long to ink on your fingers, the crinkle and crackle and smell of newsprint paper, the thud of the Sunday edition hitting your front porch, he heft and tactile reality […]

December 12, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More

TUSCON EVENT

It’s always gratifying for an author on a speaking tour to fill a ballroom. More than 300 people attended the Friends of Saddlebrooke Libraries luncheon in Tuscon, Arizona, where I spoke about The Longest Road and read excerpts from the book on Friday, Nov. 22d. Afterward, I signed about 100 copies of TLR, along with […]

November 25, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More

MY PERSONAL WALL, VETERANS DAY, 2013

Herewith, in memoriam, the names of comrades and the dates of their deaths. They are among the 14,844 Marines killed in Vietnam: LCPL. CARROLL FANKHAUSER 7/30/1965; PFC ROBERT FERNANDEZ, 5/20/1965; CPL. BRIAN GAUTHIER, 7/11/1965; LCPL. REYNALDO GUZMAN, 1/25/1966; 2dLT. WALTER LEVY, 9/18/1965; PFC CURTIS LOCKHART, 7/30/65; PFC PATRICK MANNING, 7/30/1965; LTCOL JOSEPH MUIR, 9/11/1965; PFC […]

November 10, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
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