Is the election over yet?
And now some good news: the John Corey series has been optioned by SONY-TV, and ABC-TV will air the pilot which may be based on Plum Island, the first John Corey book. I’m not sure yet about the timing, but I’ll let you know when I know. Also, we don’t have an actor in mind for the role of John Corey, but if you do, let me know. My good friend, Mace Neufeld, who produced The General’s Daughter, will also produce the Corey series and we’re both excited to be bringing John Corey to the small screen. Click here for the article in Deadline Hollywood for more info.
As I said in my October Newsletter, my most recent John Corey novel, Radiant Angel, came out in mass market paperback in September. Radiant Angel remains available in hardcover, trade paperback, audio, and as always eBook, as are all my books. Why do I mention this again? To remind you to buy my books. You don’t have to read them; just buy them. Thank you.
As I also mentioned in my October Newsletter, I contributed a recipe to The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook: A Collection of Stories with Recipes, edited by Natalie Eve Garrett. The book sold out of its first printing, and the publisher has gone back for another printing. This book makes an excellent gift for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah, or for yourself. Get a copy while they’re still available. The recipes are very good, and the stories that go with the recipes are an added bonus. I get no royalties from this book, but you’ll be helping Natalie who is a very nice lady.
I’m a member of the International Thriller Writers and I’ve contributed a co-authored short story to the ITW Annual Anthology, titled MatchUp, edited by bestselling author Lee Child. My co-author on the short story is my good pal, Lisa Scottoline, and our story, titled Getaway, features my main character of John Corey and Lisa’s main character Bennie Rosato in a very funny “MatchUp.” Publication date is set for June 13, 2017. Click here to Pre-order. Makes an excellent Father’s Day gift, and great beach reading. All proceeds go to support the work of ITW.
I read a great book this summer that you didn’t read because it wasn’t yet published. But now it is available as of November 1 and it’s titled A Red Dotted Line written by my friend Simon Gervais, who also wrote The Thin Black Line. Here’s what I said about Simon’s latest: “A Red Dotted Line reminds us of what thrillers are supposed to be: thrilling. Gervais, a former anti-terrorist agent, knows the world that he writes about and illuminates the dark threats we all face on the global stage. A Red Dotted Line will entertain, educate, and engage even the most jaded reader of international thrillers.” Order it today, while you’re ordering Radiant Angel. Thank you.
Tired of clicking onto links? Me too. So that’s the last link until the December Newsletter when I’ll list a few of my favorite books of 2016.
And now, I’d like to wish all my readers and all those who’ve bought my books but never read them, a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. As I’m sure you’re aware, new evidence suggests that the Native Americans actually brought aged sirloin steaks to the first Thanksgiving dinner – not turkeys, which are inedible – and that the Pilgrims supplied mashed potatoes and scotch whisky. If you serve this, there will be no leftovers. Have a great Thanksgiving and be very thankful for your friends, your family, and your freedoms.
It was fifty years ago this month that I arrived in Vietnam in time for Thanksgiving under fire. So from one old soldier to all our men and women who are serving far from home, I wish you a safe and peaceful Thanksgiving Day.
See you in December.
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