Category Archives: Writers & Writing

Writer’s Choice: William Styron, white wine and the power of imagination

Tall, white-haired, and with a Virginia gentleman’s accent, William Styron looked and sounded like a Southern writer. But what really impressed me was that we had the same taste in alcoholic beverages. This was in 1986. I was nineteen and … Continue reading

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A WWII detective solves murders on the homefront

By David Healey Writing in a comfortable studio surrounded by books, the scenes playing in the mind of Mark Ellis are not nearly as peaceful: German dive bombers machine gunning troops on the run, war-torn London, a woman’s bloody body in … Continue reading

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Best World War II novels

What’s in your haversack? A few of the best World War II novels One of the problems with creating a list of best World War II novels is that it can vary according to what we’re in the mood to … Continue reading

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Plotting in ancient Rome with Peter Tonkin

By David Healey Veteran author Peter Tonkin has written a number of books, thanks in part to his hard-driving writing schedule. (If you want some motivation as an author, follow Peter on Facebook and try to keep up with the … Continue reading

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Ghost Sniper comes alive in new audiobook

Ping! That’s the first word of Ghost Sniper, describing the sound of a German bullet hitting the landing craft as the first Allied troops come ashore on D Day. It’s also the first word I heard spoken by the narrator … Continue reading

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Swordplay and more this week!

The Duelist is a novella about a bitter Rev War hero-turned-mercenary who comes home to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to find redemption with his sword. It is free right now for Kindle readers!

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The Big Thrill Q&A: Red Sniper by David Healey

One war ends, and another begins … RED SNIPER is the story of a rescue mission for American POWs held captive by the Russians at the end of World War II. For these American POWs, the war is not over. … Continue reading

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Meet thriller author Dan Fesperman

Award-winning author Dan Fesperman from Baltimore will discuss how he made the leap from newspaper reporter to suspense novelist when he addresses the Eastern Shore Writers Association on April 8. The group’s Second Saturday luncheon will be held at Suicide … Continue reading

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Enter the Red Sniper giveaway!

Contest time! For the launch of Red Sniper, several copies of the novel are being given away. You can enter to win a copy by clicking on the book cover, which will take you to the Facebook page entry form. There … Continue reading

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Red Sniper release date set!

RED SNIPER is the story of a rescue mission for American POWs held captive by the Russians at the end of World War II. Micajah “Caje” Cole returns to do battle with a Russian sniper behind enemy lines. The release … Continue reading

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