P.T. Hylton co-hosting TBR Podcast tonight

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST:

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Reading with Writers 4: John L. Monk #amreading

A few weeks ago, Patrick Stemp, co-host of the TBR Podcast, invited me to participate in an interview on his blog called “Reading with Writers” —  a different sort of interview format focused primarily on other people’s books, and not my own.

I was more than happy to participate.

http://patrickstemp.com/reading-with-writers-4-john-l-monk-amreading/

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Awesome Indie Book Roundup (2/21/15)

John L. Monk:

Therin Knite’s Awesome Indie Project — have a look!

Originally posted on Knite Writes:

Welcome to this week’s Awesome Indie Book Roundup, my weekly feature to highlight indie authors and their works!

Please click the covers for any books that interest you to learn more about them.

And don’t forget to download the FREE books!

[NOTE: Prices are subject to change at any time! PLEASE double check prices before you buy!]


FREE Books

havoc sora sky

Sci-Fi / Fantasy

veil wand null

Mystery / Thriller

broth acc pur

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Author Stories Podcast: Simon Whistler in the hot seat

About to listen to this. Simon whistler’s a great interviewer. It’s nice to see him in the hot seat this time:

http://hankgarner.com/episode-twenty-nine-with-simonwhistler/

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Super Bowl ads have nothing on me: Armcast Dead Sexy Horror Podcast

Mostly for fun, I recorded an advertisement for my latest book, “Thief’s Odyssey,” on Armand Rosamilia’s horror podcast. I love his podcast, listen to it all the time. He interviews lots of great writers and even filmmakers. He’s also sort of fun. If you’re curious, give it a try here: http://armcastpodcast.libsyn.com/arm-cast-podcast-episode-3…

My little advert is somewhere during the podcast, but I won’t say where. I’m impish that way. A rebel. Something to be reckoned with.

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Interviewed by E.E. Giorgi

Recently I was interviewed by award-winning author E.E. Giorgi. I’d already planned on reading her book “Chimeras” because so many authors have recommended it, including P.T. Hylton and top-selling author Nicholas Sansbury Smith. Her book has also got an impressive amount of “Vine Voice” and “Top 500″ reviews.  So I’m particularly honored that she’d ask me about my new book, Thief’s Odyssey:

http://chimerasthebooks.blogspot.com/2015/02/cultural-empathy-and-sociological.html

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New Release: Thief’s Odyssey

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Cover Art by Keith Draws https://keithdraws.wordpress.com/

Two years ago, I wrote Thief’s Odyssey from a sense of frustration with Hollywood movies that depict thieves. Often they were bang-bang bank robbery stories (tons of them), had overly elaborate stories relying on a magical hacker to open the vault (Die Hard), the steps involved in breaking in somewhere were impossibly timed (Hudson Hawk, Oceans 11-25), or the breaking-in relied on a lot of messy destruction and vandalism (The Score).

By the way, I loved Hudson Hawk and The Score.  But I wanted to write the kind of story that really fleshed out the myth of the “Master Thief.”  Someone who looks at what he does as almost an art, does it for the challenge alone, and isn’t constantly promising his girlfriend, “This is the last job, baby, I swear…then we’ll get that white picket fence.”  I also wanted to show realistic depictions of safecracking, lock picking, the bypassing of alarms, hacking, identity theft, and even smuggling.

Fans of Kick will enjoy the loner main character, and the first person narrative (though somewhat more hard-boiled than Dan Jenkins). And if you’ve ever flushed with excitement after swiping a grape at the grocery store, you might enjoy all the cool crime going on, too.

One of my big inspirations when writing Thief’s Odyssey was Bill Mason’s non-fiction memoir, Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief — highly recommended.

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