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Apr 2016

Crime Writing Takes Center Stage at Book Festival

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I had a fantastic time last weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which is heaven for book lovers and especially crime fiction fans. There were tons of big-name crime writers (like Michael Connelly, James Patterson and Stuart Woods, among others) and literary novelists on hand (like T.C. Boyle, Joyce Carol Oates, etc) […]

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Apr 2016

A Field Trip to Australia and New Zealand

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Nothing beats “boots on the ground” for researching locations for a book. I always pick up details that no guidebook, or Google Earth trawl, will turn up. Not only that, but I love to travel to new places…here or abroad. I just returned from a three week trip to Australia and New Zealand to research […]

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Feb 2016

Binge-Reading TV Books

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I love books about television shows, and occasionally movies, and after delivering the manuscript of my latest novel I binged on them. Here are some of the ones that stood out, for better or worse. Spinning Laughter: Profiles of 111 Proposed Comedy Spin-offs and Sequels that Never Became a Series by Richard Irvin I fell in love […]

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Sep 2015

Traveling the World for THE SCAM

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The Scam, the fourth book in the globetrotting adventures of conman Nick Fox and FBI agent Kate O’Hare, is out this week and the reviews have been terrific. The action takes place in Honolulu, Las Vegas, Hong Kong and Macau… and I traveled to all those locales to get the details right for the book. […]

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Aug 2015

The World in Color

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I’m red/green color blind. So is my brother Tod.

My sister sent us both an article about these new glasses by Enchroma, which supposedly correct for red/green colorblindness.

Naturally, I had to try it.

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Jul 2015

Unsold Television Pilots: Everything You Never Saw on TV

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I began writing it when I was nine years old. By the time I finished it, I was in my early twenties and was far enough along in my TV career that one of my filmed, unsold pilots actually became an entry in this book (If You Knew Sammy, a potential spin-off from Spenser: For Hire). I appreciated the irony. It somehow seemed fitting.

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Jun 2015

The Best of the Worst is Back

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I’m delighted that my book The Best TV Shows That Never Were was published this week in slick ebook and trade paperback editions. But it’s not a new book. It was originally published back in 1991, following the enormous success of my big, fat hardcover Unsold Television Pilots 1955-1989 (which is coming out very soon as an ebook, for the first time ever, and for the first time in a new, single volume trade paperback edition).

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Jun 2015

Unsold Television Pilots 1955-1989

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THE TV REFERENCE BOOK THAT BECAME A NATIONAL MEDIA SENSATION “Full of fool’s gold and genuine TV treasures” —New York Post “A must-browse for media freaks” —USA Today “A remarkable encyclopedia” —TV Guide This is the ground-breaking, exhaustively-researched book that revealed, for the first time ever, all of the details behind the thousands of TV series […]

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