My review of RAZORBLADE TEARS

Fresh off the success of last year’s Blacktop Wasteland, S.A. Cosby delivers another powerful thriller with Razorblade Tears. Ike Randolph is a Black man with a past, but he left prison over a decade ago, reformed his life, and started a successful business. Still, he hasn’t come to grips with his son Isiah’s homosexuality.


You can read the full review of RAZORBLADE TEARS BY S.A. Cosby at the Washington Independent Review of Books. 













July edition of The Big Thrill

I interviewed Jeff Abbott about his new book, AN AMBUSH OF WIDOWS for the July edition of The Big Thrill












Jeff Abbott’s new novel, the devilishly titled AN AMBUSH OF WIDOWS, is about two women with nothing in common except a tragedy.

An “ambush” is the collective noun for a group of widows, and Abbott finds it interesting it’s the same noun for tigers and widows.

“Make of that what you will,” he says. “I like to think both could be dangerous if provoked. I didn’t know about the noun until I was wondering what you called a group of widows and as soon as I saw ‘ambush’ I wanted it to be the title. Of course some people think it’s about an ambush committed against widows, when these widows are more likely to do the actual ambushing.”


Full article at the this link: https://www.thebigthrill.org/?p=70177




Summer Conferences

I will be participating in the following conferences during 2021:


MORE THAN MALICE

July 14-17







 

Register in the following link:

https://www.malicedomestic.org/registration.html

 

 THRILLERFEST XVI

June 28 - July 10

 












 Register in the following link:

https://thrillerfest.com/registration/online-registration/

 

Bouchercon

August 25 - 29






Register in the following link:

https://www.bouchercon2021.com/registration-information




The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley, a review

My  review of  Natasha Pulley’s THE KINGDOMS (@BloomsburyPub) "a complicated tale with plenty of twists and turns that will keep readers enthralled all the way to the last pages"





June edition of The Big Thrill

 For the June edition of The Big Thrill, I had the opportunity to interview two authors.





TOM CLANCY'S TARGET ACQUIRED by Don Bentley: https://bit.ly/2SNtE0k


HAIRPIN BRIDGE by Taylor Adams: https://bit.ly/3fHOIyJ

TedTalk is online

Back in December of 2018 I gave a TED talk in San Pedro Sula Honduras about how writing started as a hobby and ended up becoming an alternate career. 

The title is the same motto that graces my email signature:  "I never tell lies, I only write them."

The video is now available at TED’'s YouTube official channel and you can see it here:

 

Disclaimer: It's in Spanish and don't know when the subtitles will be available, but hey, it’s a good chance to practice your language skills. ;-) 

The May edition of The Big Thrill


For this month I had the opportunity to interview two authors I have read before, one with a new installment of his ongoing series while the other starting a new one with a bang. 

 

Beyond the Headlines by R.G. Belsky : https://bit.ly/3gSJG3m


Arctic Storm Rising by Dale Brown : https://bit.ly/3eJlSfw 





Adventure Writers’ Summit 2021

Adventure Writers’ Summit 2021
 
April 23 - 24
 
Friday night welcome and introduction and virtual happy hour, followed by Saturday’s main event! 
 
Designed for adventure writers in all genres, we’re going to dive deep into craft, marketing, branding, and author success in the future of digital publishing. 
Author experts will include folks you’ve probably heard of... Kevin Tumlinson, Joanna Penn, JH Bográn, and lots more... 




Oh. And did I mention it’s FREE?
 
(VIP tickets are available for a small fee, which will help with future summit costs and ongoing improvements)

Here’s what to do:
2. Share! You know more authors than we do - and they need to know about this thing! 
Write your adventure. See you next week!

April news

 For the April edition of The Big Thrill, I was honored to interview Stu Jones and Gareth Worthington, co-authors of CONDITION BLACK, a harrowing tale that I had the privilege to read an advance reader copy of. 

Read the full article HERE.











This month I'm also participating as a reviewer in the Con-Tinual, the Con That Never Ends.











You can access the video after April/14 on their Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ConTinual


Oh, and speaking of reviewing books, The Washington Independent Review of Books updated their list of reviewers and added me there. 

www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/reviewer/jose-h-bogran

 



The Big Thrill: Red Widow by Alma Katsu

Alma Katsu navigates a new genre with her latest release, RED WIDOW. Read more about it in this #TheBigThrill feature:
On the Cover: https://bit.ly/3ksQLaq




Proof that honesty is still a thing

An operator drove his forklift along to work. At the last turn, his backpack flew off without him noticing. 

2 ladies picked it up & followed him on foot to the warehouse. 

When he saw it, his face expression ranged from shock to gratitude.