The Long and Faraway Gone – Coming Soon

Two and a half weeks until the official release, on Feb. 10, 2015, of my new novel, THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE. Pre-publication trade reviews have been even better than I could have hoped for, with starred reviews from both Kirkus and Booklist.
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Whiplash River Pub Date

The publication date for WHIPLASH RIVER, the follow-up novel to GUTSHOT STRAIGHT, has been officially locked: July 10, 2012, from William Morrow.I’ll provide more information down the line, but for a quick impressionistic preview here’s a selection of words and terms from the official proofreading sheet that came with the copy-edited manuscript:Baby Jesus, Ambergris Caye, AR-15, Louboutin,
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Audio Version of Gutshot

The audio version of GUTSHOT STRAIGHT was released this week on audible.com. It's unabridged, nine hours long, read by an actor named Edoardo Ballerini. Which, yeah, has to be one of the greatest names ever.
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Sleight of Hand

I hate it when writers who write about writing resort to forced, labored, pretentious analogies to illuminate the mysteries of the craft. Whenever I read something like, “Writing, when you think about it, is as delicate and sacred a process as butter-churning,” I picture that poor bastard of a simile shackled at the ankles and marching across a rice field in southern Louisiana
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Gutshot Straight's Second Review

The Booklist review for GUTSHOT STRAIGHT just came out and it’s starred. All I can say is: Wow. (Well, what I actually said, upon reading this review, was a string of jubilantly grateful profanity punctuated at the end by “Wow.”)
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Gutshot Straight's First Review

The first, pre-publication review of GUTSHOT STRAIGHT came out this week, in the Nov. 2 issue of Publishers Weekly, and it was an excellent one.
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