Why I dedicated my new Maui novel ‘Pau Hana Time’ to my friend Chris

It's finally happened: Event Horizon Press has published my third novel, titled Pau Hana Time. You can find it right now in paperback at Amazon (click here to buy it). An e-book version is coming soon, which will also be available at Amazon. This was a far more difficult novel to write than I originally … Continue reading Why I dedicated my new Maui novel ‘Pau Hana Time’ to my friend Chris

Third Charley Ridgway Maui noir novel is in the can

So yeah, yesterday I "finished" my third Charley Ridgway novel. I put "finished" in quotation marks because it was more like me just deciding not to tweak it anymore. I emailed it to Event Horizon Press yesterday afternoon, and now just have to wait and see what they say. The hard thing about writing a series … Continue reading Third Charley Ridgway Maui noir novel is in the can

Thinking about Ray Bradbury and my latest Maui novel

Perhaps because I'm working on a new novel (the third in my "Charley Ridgway" series of trashy noir set on Maui), I've been reading a lot more old interviews in The Paris Review than I used to. Considering that I never before read The Paris Review until I installed Flipboard on my iPad, even just the few of … Continue reading Thinking about Ray Bradbury and my latest Maui novel

The Dead Season, the sequel to Small Island, is now available

It hit me as a surprise, too: The Dead Season, the long-awaited sequel to my first novel Small Island, is now available at Amazon.com (click here to see it Amazon, or click here to see my snazzy new author's page at Amazon). It's currently just in paperback form, and carries the low, low price of … Continue reading The Dead Season, the sequel to Small Island, is now available

Here’s The Cover Of My New Maui Novel ‘The Dead Season,’ The Sequel To ‘Small Island’

That's the front cover (and spine) of my new Maui novel, The Dead Season, which will be published shortly by Event Horizon Press. It's all coming together a lot faster than I anticipated, and will be available this year, not next. It's a sequel to my first novel, Small Island, though it's somewhat darker. Still, it … Continue reading Here’s The Cover Of My New Maui Novel ‘The Dead Season,’ The Sequel To ‘Small Island’

Small Island Gets Great HBB Review, 2nd Book Signing

First the newest news: Got another book-signing for my Maui novel Small Island today. It's at Barnes & Noble in Lahaina, which is the only dedicated bookstore on the island that sells new books in any serious quantity. It runs from 4-6pm and should be fun. Should be... So... yeah: writing a novel is difficult, … Continue reading Small Island Gets Great HBB Review, 2nd Book Signing

Small Island: What A Novel Idea

Well, I've gone and finally gotten my novel published. It's called Small Island, and it's and old-timey noirish tale of intrigue, violence and sex set on contemporary Maui. I actually wrote the novel back in 2008-09, immediately after I resigned from MauiTime but when I was still living on island. I wrote it, edited it, … Continue reading Small Island: What A Novel Idea