March 31st, 2022

Crooked Prayers has been out for a couple of weeks now. It’s been out of my brain for longer. After a break, I’m starting to get that itch to put words on paper again.

The key to writing a book, or doing anything worthwhile really, is consistency. Motivation will come and go.

Whatever you want to do, make it easy enough and simple enough that you’ll do it even when you don’t feel like it.

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


Quotes from Joyce Carol Oates this week:

  • “Loneliness is like starvation: you don’t realize how hungry you are until you begin to eat.”
  • “Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ­expect the worst.”


  • Are you a Joyce Carol Oates fan? Do you prefer her novels or her short stories?

Until next Thursday, happy reading,


Author the Max Strong thriller series

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