A quick update on what I’ve been up to recently – and I assume you are not interested in seeing my holiday snaps taken in Spain.
First, I’ve been working on the latest version of the website. I mentioned I was taking all my ebooks wide ie I am selling them both on Amazon as well as other fine resellers such as Apple Books, B&N and Kobo. Well, that was the first phase. Hopefully by the start of September, I shall also be selling my ebooks and paperbacks direct from the website so you’ll be able to buy my books to read on your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, tablet, phone etc without going to a different website. I’ll let you know when it is live, of course, but I am quite excited.
Second, I have been carrying on writing the sequel to the soon-to-be-launched The Bowery Slugger, part of the Alex Cohen crime series. Set in the 1920s, I am a few weeks away from completing a draft which stretches from the aftermath of World War I to the St Valentine’s Day massacre and beyond into the formation of the Five Families. Pretty stoked. To remind myself how fact and fiction can be merged, I’ve been watching a volley of biographical films like Al Capone with Rod Steiger, Lansky with Richard Dreyfuss, Lepke starring Tony Curtis and Murder Inc, which introduced a young Peter Falk to the world.