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I'm a business journalist and a fiction author. My novel Mute is available now from Silver Leaf Books.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Dropping lines from my sizzling new novel, which will be released one day, I promise

I wish I could share my entire novel Famous After Death with you today as I intended, although I have some feisty snippets to whet your appetite.

Yeah, I’m sort of eating crow after previously announcing its release by June. I got a call from a balling , book-starved Oprah, but I calmed her down and promised it would be out soon.

What’s the hold up? The novel has been edited. We need to put the finishing touches on a few things, including the layout of the cover. My publisher Silver Leaf Books is determined to release multiple books this summer and into the early fall, so I must be patient as all of them are prepared. At this point, I don’t have a hard release date from my publisher but I’m sure it’s close.

I’m sorry, Oprah, I can’t tell you exactly how close. To make sure you get Famous After Death on your doorstep at the earliest date possible, you can pre-order it from Silver Leaf Books here.

What I can do is share some of my favorite lines from Famous After Death with you. Like any good movie, a book should have plenty of one-liners and, what they call in the wrestling business, verbal pipe bombs.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find in Famous After Death.

Better to live on a roller coaster than treading water.
Clyde’s physique was perfectly sculpted for a desk and chair. Occasionally, he met a paper clip that needed a firm twisting.
“Just imagine how it’ll feel when we make him lay belly-down on the pavement after he took Viagra. Raging hard-on, meet unforgiving concrete.”
As Uncle Alberto had told him in his last letter from jail, a man owns his transgressions. Just don’t let them catch you owning them.
“You’re the man of the family now, Jorge. Are you gonna be another faceless teenager? Or are you gonna be a roaming panther?”
“You don’t trust seedy men, but that’s the only kind you’ll attract acting all fakakta.”
“Don’t look at me like that,” his mom said. “You don’t scare me.” (Response): “Then you don’t know me as well as you think you do.”
“Sorry I didn’t dress the part. It seems that my clothes were soaked with blood tonight. A woman’s blood. You know who I’m talking about, don’t you?”
“It’s so easy to hide behind a computer and laugh at the horrors of the innocent. But you’re not passive. They’re killing on your behalf.”
“Get on your knees and put your hands behind your head.” (Response): “Your momma can get on her knees.”
You think you know what it’s like to lose everything you love? No you don’t. Not yet.
There’s plenty more where that came from. When Famous After Death is out, I urge you to share your favorite lines from the book with me via video. Silver Leaf Books will post the best fan-read lines from the book on its website.

More information on this special video coming soon. After all, what’s a book about murder gone viral without viral reader interaction?