Got Book. Oak Tree Press released Devil's Kitchen just days ago.
You rock, OTP. Here's the scoop on Devil's Kitchen:
Pima County Sheriff's Detective Manuel Aguilar
investigates an apparently routine murder and
soon finds himself in the middle of a hellish conspiracy
between a Mexican drug lord and an Arizona land developer.
Aguilar needs help with this case and his redheaded,
butt-kicking girlfriend, Reina, along with his Yaqui grandmother, provide…
Oak Tree Press will release my first novel, Devil's Kitchen, on or about May 10th. They've sent me images of the cover art (nice!) and text block formatting looks great. I've just finished a final round of corrections. On the first round, I read the novel backwards, a standard editing technique that braver souls than myself actually do all the time in the course of working as editors. Once I'd done it, I wondered why I hadn't bolted myself to a chair and done it more. Editing is…Continue
I recently read my book backwards, did my corrections, and submitted them to Oak Tree Press. They'll compare my corrections with theirs, probably cursing me for both the frequent errors I found and the ones I missed as well, and proceed with the process of getting my first novel added to their line of nicely finished trade paperbacks.
Reading backwards, as many of you know, is a basic editing technique, and, although I've got a BA in Lit and Writing and a postbac in English Education,…Continue
My first crime novel, Devil's Kitchen, a Southwest noir crime romance, is now in production. I've been asked to send a book jacket picture, a bio, and acknowledgements. Oak Tree Press will bring out the book around March of this year.
Set in Southern Arizona, Devil's Kitchen should work for crime fiction readers who are aware of environmental issues on the Sonoran Desert and the cultural makeup of the Southwest.
Manuel Aguilar, my hero, is a Pima County…Continue