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Which Way to the Bathroom–And Other Tales From A Book Tour

Depending on where I am, a good part of my day is spent telling people where the bathrooms are. Again, depending on the location, I also tell them where they can find the post office (next door to where I am standing).

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Tales From the Tour: Old Girl Friends, Movie Moguls, Sad Stories, and a Blind Raccoon

 If I’ve learned anything the past couple of months it is this: Do not do a book signing with a blind raccoon. Trouper is the raccoon in question. Kyle Miller has written a children’s book devoted to Trouper’s adventures. She

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Standing In Airports, Holding A Book, Listening To Stories

This week a reader of The Sanibel Sunset Detective novels e-mailed me several questions, ending with this one: “Why does a man with ten published books to his credit spend his time hawking a handful of them in an airport?”

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Bad Night In Paris: An Excerpt From The New Tree Callister Novel

Intrepid private eye Tree Callister returns for Another Sanibel Sunset Detective. The novel will be published by West-End Books next month, but it’s available now as an e-book.  Tree is in Paris with his wife Freddie celebrating her birthday. But Freddie has

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The Florida Book Tour

Next week I’m back in Florida promoting my new novel, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns. This is the second in a series of action-packed mystery thrillers set against the backdrop of one of North America’s last, unspoiled paradises. It features

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The Synopsis For Ron Base’s New Novel, The Sanibel Sunset Detective Returns

What is the meaning of the Winged Rose? Private eye Tree Callister had better find out and soon. Until he does, he is in big trouble. For starters, a towering, baseball bat-wielding woman appears to be intent on killing him.

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The Private Detective Inside Me

In the late 1970s, working as a journalist for a New York syndicate I went down to Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, to interview the legendary mystery writer, Mickey Spillane. Beginning in 1947, Spillane wrote a series of hard-boiled novels starring

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