June 10th, 2021

In both writing a novel and an author’s career, or any career really, patience is an often overlooked asset. Big bestsellers or get rich quick schemes make the news but in a lot of fields, if you just keep plugging away at the reasonable expectations longer than anyone else you will find your own success.

That’s been my mantra marching through the new book or anytime I feel like my sales have stalled out. Just keep going.

Okay, let’s get to it.

Here are 3 crime fiction links, 2 quotes, and 1 question for this week:



Two quotes from Burke’s Robicheeaux:

  • “Coincidence is your Higher Power acting with anonymity.”

  • “Mortality is not kind, and do not let anyone tell you it is.”


  • Do you have a favorite Robicheaux or other James Lee Burke book? My favorite is probably NEON RAIN or ELECTRIC MIST.

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series

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