Thursday, November 23, 2006

Interview in Pikeville, Ky., newspaper

The Appalachian News-Express in Pikeville included a feature article about Precious Blood in its Nov. 21 edition. You can read the article by clicking here.

Monday, November 20, 2006


I'm considering putting a trailer for Precious Blood on If or when I do, I'll post a notice here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Promoting, promoting, promoting

I just finished my first interview today about Precious Blood. That was easier than I thought. I've spent so many years interviewing other people, I wasn't sure I would know how to act on the other side of the notebook.

I also handed out some copies of my cover yesterday. The publisher is planning a national print media ad campaign, but I still have to get out and beat the bushes.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Precious Blood cover is complete

My covers came in the mail yesterday. I think the art department at Kensington did a bangup job with them. Here's a picture so you can decide for yourself. The ISBN is 0-7860-1849-6.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

What Precious Blood is about

In 2002, I was a reporter at The Mountain Eagle, a weekly in Whitesburg, Ky. On Sunday, February 17, of that year, Timothy L. Cook and his four-year-old son T.J. were found murdered in their home. After a desperate, four-day search, police arrested Jerome Boggs, an ex-convict, and his 20-year-old wife April. Precious Blood is the story of those murders, the investigation, and court proceedings that followed.

The murders permanently marked the people of Whitesburg and Letcher County. There had been other murders in county, but these were the first in the city limits of Whitesburg in 20 years. That T.J. was a well-known precocious four-year-old made the crimes even more unspeakable.

I should introduce myself

But I won't. That's what my profile is for. This space is to talk about my book.
Precious Blood was accepted by Kensington Publishing Corp. in December 2005, and I signed the contract in the spring. It took about seven months to write it, and it's going to take eight to edit and produce it. It'll be out in April from the Pinnacle Books imprint. It's available now for pre-order from leading online booksellers.