The SEND button

For the past year, I’ve been working with Michelle Spring on a book about writing for the Arvon writing foundation.  The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing will be published in 2012, both in the UK and US markets.  And I can say that with assuredness because I have just this morning hit the SEND button and flipped the final manuscript across the Atlantic to Michelle.  It’s been a ton of work and I am very grateful that Michelle asked me to share the project, because I probably never would have got around to writing a How to Write book on my own.

But I’m very glad it’s (more or less…) finished, and I think it’s going to be a work of great Truth and Beauty and more than that, even Usefulness.

Now, I have a Whole! Week! Off! before I get tucked into the copyedit revisions for Garment of Shadows.  Thanksgiving, indeed.


  1. TheMadLibrarian on November 19, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Glad to hear work proceeds apace, although I DO hope you get some time off during the holidays for yourself!

  2. Mercedes on December 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Is there any other books about Holmes or any mystery for a mind that needs distraction. I am going to try the Adler series first book ‘Goodnight Mr. Holmes’ hope it is good please E-mail me a super good book that wont put me to sleep.
    from, Mercedes

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