Finalist for the
Lambda Literary Award
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   Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award BEST GAY MYSTERY 2016!

Friday, August 12, 2016

Pink Lemonade Blog Tour Prize Winner Announced!

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The Pink Lemonade Blog Tour is Officially Over!
05/17/2016: The Purple Rose Teahouse
05/18/2016: The Novel Approach
05/19/2016: Rick R. Reed Reality
05/20/2016: Meg Perry Books
05/21/2016: Jon Michaelson's Murder Blog
05/22/2016: Charlie Cochrane's Blog

The breakdown for the autographed copies of the two Declan Colette books was as follows:
The entries (all commentators were entered, except for hosts on their own sites)

I then generated a random number based on the number of entries:

The winner is Aussie54/Gaycrow/Anonymous (who statistically had the best chance!)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Gay Noir

Here's a fun new tumblr site.

Gay Noir.

Check it out!

The site is moderated by the author of

which also looks cool.

Here is the blurb:

The year is 1949. The East End of London is still recovering from the blitz. Fitzgerald O’Sullivan is a young man with romantic notions of living like an impoverished writer. In an attempt to escape his past, he abandons his life of privilege and rents a room in the East End. There he meets Roy Parker, a chirpy Cockney with a working-class charm. Roy asks Fitz to write a story about how he saved the lives of two Jewish ladies during the war. What follows is a far-fetched tale filled with lies and exaggerations. Roy is obviously a fantasist, but he is also an irrepressible charmer and Fitz becomes infatuated with him. But Fitz doesn’t know that there is a kernel of truth in the tale he is telling. When the body of a Jewish woman is fished up off the coast of Kent, the real story slowly begins to unfold. Fitz soon finds himself embroiled in a world of theft, deceit and murder. The Deluded is a noir thriller in which nothing and no one is what it at first seems to be. It is a dark tale of love, bitterness and vengeance set in the chaotic aftermath of the Second World War.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Cheap as Beasts Named Lammy Finalist

The finalists for the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced yesterday. Cheap as Beasts, the first Declan Colette mystery, was included! I had to take a 24-hour breath before posting this.

I'm very excited and proud and hope that a few more people might read it as a result (we live in hope). A caveat, all the reporting I've seen lists the author as Jonathon Wilson. That's not my name! Oh, well, honestly, they can say Johnny Appleseed wrote it as long as they get the title right!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dan Phillips Christmas Songs: Keep Feeling Christmas

I'm a huge fan of Dan Phillips, even though I know next to nothing about him, except that he used to post lots of great Christmas songs "re-imagined".

Here is Keep Feeling Christmas!

You can find more of his Christmas music HERE.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Another Krampus Night!

I didn't scour the internet for more pics of Krampus. (If you're interested and missed them a few years ago, HERE is my collection I wrangled previously.)

And HERE is a link to my Christmas Story "Krampus' Christmas Wish" which is a sequel to "A Hundred Little Lies."

And, finally, here is the trailer to the movie which opened yesterday.

And, in case you need to know more about Krampus, here is a video "about" Krampus.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Happy December (+ a second-hand Dorothy Parker story)

   So, the plan was to post wintry pictures this month with brief, erudite (haha!) explanations of why they appealed to me. And I still might. In the meantime, however, I've just finished reading "An Unfinished Woman", Lillian Hellman's first memoir, and came across a laugh-out-loud funny line.

   Apparently Dorothy Parker once told Ms. Hellman that all she wanted on her tombstone was:

"If you can read this you've come too close."

Works for me!