Mike Dennis' stories are more like Elizabethan theatre than crime novels, for all that they are gritty, noir, first person and set either in Vegas or the Keys. I recently finished working on No Name Key for Nancy Jessica Argyle, a writer introduced to me by Mike who I have no hesitation in saying is up to the same standard, and up to the same sort of literature, as he is. I look forward to seeing the final version.
I recently completed reading a second draft of J William Latimer's The Insanity Paradox. Latimer sets out to 'write a Dan Brown like thriller but do a better job of characterization'. Of course, what Dan Brown excels at is giving the readers what they want. In my opinion Latimer succeeds in his aim. Whether he succeeds in pleasing readers is, as always, up to the readers.
I am about to begin work on the final book of Damon Courtney's Dragon Bond trilogy. Damon was my first client after I "officially" began literary edits for indy writers, and it has been a great pleasure to work with him over the course of two novels, several shorts and one novella, as he slowly comes t
fact that he doesn't suck. A whole lot of thought, and a whole lot of talk has gone into this story, and I have a lot of faith in the strength of the story, and the conclusion of this trilogy should be very satisfying to readers as well as to Damon and me.
In other news:
Darren Wearmouth, one of the authors of First Activation which was published just under two weeks ago, is interviewed in today's Rocking Self Publishing podcast, which should be online any time now.