Friday, January 23, 2009


Yep! An all-caps dispatch. JACK LONDON IN PARADISE just entered the bestseller list today on the SF Chronicle.

#10 and (hopefully) rising!

See for yourself!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

DISPATCH :: New blog alert!

If you like movies, and if you like behind the scenes stories about how those movies get made, then you should right away click on over to my friend Sam's brand new blog.


Don't click just yet. Here's the deal. Sam's literally one of the hardest working men in show business. He's a location manager and came up the only way possible to get that job and that's the hard way. He's put in more time on the streets of New York than most cops so his blog isn't just about his great work on movies you know (and some you don't but should) but it's also about a love affair he's had with the city going on 20 years now. Incidentally the first time I met Sam was on the Bill Murray movie QUICK CHANGE. I needed a light for a cigarette and I asked him if he had a match. He quickly snapped, "yeah, your face and my ass!" but he lit the smoke. Ah, memories of friendship.

So, what are you waiting for. Click now. Better yet, subscribe. You don't want to miss a tale.

Monday, January 12, 2009

DISPATCH :: Radio interview

Today is Monday, January 12, 2009. At 12:30 EST I will be appearing on KVON with Jeff Schectman. Listen live at

Friday, January 9, 2009

DISPATCH :: OWL in the news... Twice.

We had two very nice write-ups about Operation Warrior Library today. The first was in MediaBistro...

"Ten authors from around the country have joined Operation Warrior Library, sharing their books with military personnel overseas." Read the full article...

Then MomLogic chimed in. I'm thrilled about this one because it acknowledges my wife's efforts in keeping this moving forward as well...

"Audrey Malmont had her first child in 2001. Back then, the young mother had no way of knowing that she had also given birth to a chain of events that would help military families at home and overseas." Read the full article...

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

DISPATCH :: Today is the day!

"Los Angeles was freezing but Hobart Bosworth was drenched in his own sweat."

I wrote that first line to JACK LONDON IN PARADISE nearly three years ago. I'm happy to say that it's still there on page one of my freshly printed book - in bookstores everywhere from Simon & Schuster. They say the second book is the hardest one you'll ever write. Whoever "they" are, they're right. Years of thinking about it, tons of research, the sacrifice of family time, days staring at the computer - it's all worth it in the end.

Now it begins a new life, no longer my book, but yours. I hope you enjoy it. It will live on its own without me.

And yet...

Like a parent I still feel the need to rise to its defense when the occasion calls for it. So, with some diminished respect for the aptly named Mr. Meaney, I have to point out that there are no Ford autos on Willoughby Street, nor Ziegfeld starlets in front of the Bijou. He's nitpicking, but so am I. I took the time and trouble to get the details straight. So should he. Ah well, glad he liked the sex scenes, though. Thanks for weirdly oversharing.

So - go see for yourself. JACK LONDON IN PARADISE is out.


Monday, January 5, 2009

DISPATCH :: Introducing our new logo!

Operation Warrior Library is an effort on the part of authors to deliver great books to our troops overseas. I post about it quite often - every time an author delivers books for me to send along to Col. George Reynolds. I'm pleased today to unveil our new logo, created by renowned artist Andrew Clark. And, yes, the "renowned" part is probably going to embarrass him. But he's renowned as far as I'm concerned.