May 4 – 10: How do you select and research exotic locations?

thriller-roundtable-logo5-e1332521501475‘It’s standing room only this week! Join ITW members R.G. BelskyIan PisarcikPaul D. BrazillPaul LevineDiane ByingtonElena TaylorTom YoungTim TignerMary LawrenceJoe RickerDana KingArthur KernsAnn Simas, Kaye D. SchmitzNick Thacker and JoAnn Smith Ainsworth as they discuss the use of exotic locations in thrillers. How do you select and research those places? Scroll down to the “comments” section to follow along. You won’t want to miss it!’


Tim O’Mara interviews me at The Big Thrill

‘Paul Brazill’s newest novella, MAN OF THE WORLD, features aging hitman Tommy Bennett, who has left London and returned to his coastal hometown, hoping for a peaceful retirement. It isn’t long before his past catches up with him, sending him running back to London—only to find that mayhem awaits him there as well.

I asked Brazill if it’s really possible for someone who’s made a living as violently as Tommy has, to ever retire.

“Tommy Bennett is an archetype, really,” Brazill said. “He’s like the Western gunslinger trying to hang up his Colt .45: a man who has done bad things and has started to doubt himself.’


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ITW Roundtable discussion July 23-29

itw_logo_members_wbI’m over at The Big Thrill taking part in the ITW Roundtable discussion July 23- 29:

“How do you choose your character’s names?”

‘With ThrillerFest firmly in our rearview mirror and our writing bucket full of inspiration, we turn to ITW Members Alan JacobsonDani PettryPatrick OsterJay BrandonRobert J. StavaPaul D. BrazillKim AlexanderSarah SimpsonWilliam BoyleDavid Orange and Lisa Black as they discuss how they choose their character’s names.’

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I’m Interviewed at THE BIG THRILL


Over at the latest edition of INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS’ The Big Thrill magazine, Tim O’Mara asks me about Last Year’s Man, novellas, music and more!