Category: BLOG

The lifelong process

The lifelong process

I’m up again, sweating through the sheets, unable to sleep. This time thanks to a large group fist fighting out in the street at 3 a.m. They, of course, disappeared into the row houses across the way at so much...

favorite true crime podcasts

My three favorite true crime podcasts

I’ve been making more of an effort to use this blog to share things that I love with my readers recently. Like a lot of you, I’ve found myself with more time on my hands than usual, and though I’ve...

Publication day

Publication day

I’m up early again this morning, something in the neighborhood of 4:30 a.m. That’s been happening a lot to me, lately. But then, a lot has been going on in the world. Or maybe a lot hasn’t been going on...

The Music of What Happens

What I’m reading: The Music of What Happens, by John Straley

I can’t speak for other writers, but every now and again I read a book that is so damn good it inspires me and humbles me all at once. So much better when that book is part of a newly...

Real-life vs. fictional private investigators

Real-life vs. fictional private investigators

What are the differences in real-life vs. fictional private investigators? This is something I get asked about often (being a mystery writer), as I’ve been working as a full-time private investigator for around four years now, so I wanted to...

End of 2018 update

What’s up,  y’all? Happy New Year. Or almost, anyway. I’ve had so many changes going on in my personal life lately that I get almost no blogging done, as evidenced by the large gap since my last post here on...

Michael Pool Rose City

Cover reveal: Rose City

I’m excited to reveal the cover for my new novel, Rose City, which will be released in March 2019 from Down and Out Books. Rose City is the second Teller County novel, and though it involves a few familiar faces...