The Prime Suspect

Manhattan Bridge June 1905

Here’s an excerpt from Whiskey’s Gone, a work in progress publishing soon. In the scene—it takes place outside the BookCourt, a bookstore on Court Street in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood—Fina Fitzgibbons and her friend, Cookie, run into Zizi Carmalucci, a reporter and Denny’s old flame, who pumps them about a missing woman. Zizi Carmalucci is a character […]

How to Check Details in Scrivener


If you’re like me, there are details that figure prominently in your story. They’re mentioned in two or three scenes, their location and meaning important. And we need to be consistent with information about them—for example (and I’ve done this) mentioning the color of a character’s hair in one scene, and then changing the color a few scenes […]

Matthew Arkin: In the Country of the Blind

In the Country of the Blind

Please welcome distinguished actor, teacher, and author Matthew Arkin, here to tell us about his highly-acclaimed novel, In the Country of the Blind. ABOUT THE BOOK “A dead body is a lousy way to end a first date.” So begins In the Country of the Blind, a modern noir tale that takes readers into the world of […]

Guest Author: D.W. Carver


I am most happy to welcome D.W. Carver again, here to tell us about his thriller, Nightmares and Other Therapy, available on Amazon. Blurb: Michael couldn’t understand the nightmares that made him violent on waking, mostly because he didn’t have the courage to think his problem through. Eventually, pressured into entering a mental hospital by his employers […]