First off, if you don’t know who Ray Banks is, you are dead to me. Go out, buy his books (all of them), read them, and then get back to me. I’ll wait.
While I have found that the crime writing community has been shockingly supportive and inclusive, Ray has gone above and beyond in his support for DOVE SEASON. Including this interview, in which Ray asks some really great questions. Check it out at The Saturday Boy.
And if that wasn’t enough, I wrote a guest blog about the 1965 movie, THE LOVED ONE on his crazy-awesome movie site, Norma Desmond’s Monkey.
My debut novel DOVE SEASON goes on sale today. It’s still hard to believe.
As a writer, I often joke that I have more discipline than talent. I’m the guy who shows up every day. I get my work done and try to maintain a certain level of quality in everything that I produce. I can’t imagine not writing every day, and I try to show respect for the work and my potential readers. But to actually have the book in my hand, to see my first novel out in the world, it’s an absolutely incredible experience.
I just want to say to everyone that has offered their support, to everyone that has chosen to spend some of their precious time reading my book, and to everyone in the future that picks up one of my books, I am truly grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now back to the regularly scheduled shameless self-promotion already in progress.