David is a monthly contributor to Writer Unboxed, named by Writer's Digest for ten years running as one of the ten best blogs for writers. His postings appear on the second Friday of every month. He's joined there by such distinguished writers, editors, teachers, and agents as Jane Friedman, Donald Maass, Lisa Cron, James Scott Bell, Barbara O'Neal, Dave King, Heather Webb, Ray Rhamey, and many more.
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David's next book on the craft of writing, The Compass of Character, will appear in October, 2019 from Writer's Digest Books. More information coming soon.
The Long-Lost Love Letters Of Doc Holliday was nominated for the Lefty Award for Best Historical Mystery. (The winner will be announced at Left Coast Crime in Vancouver, BC on March 30th.)
David joined the delightful Gabriela Pereira on DIYMFA, her amazing podcast dedicated to the writing craft, and discussed among other things:
Mysteristas published an online interview with David, where he discussed the new book, the writing life, and the women who inspired Lisa Balamaro, the protagonist in The Long-Lost Love Letters Of Doc Holliday.
Writer's Digest published this online extra in conjunction with David's article, "No More Mr. Nice Guys," about redeeming so-called unlikable characters, which appears in its September 2018 issue. He discusses the moral argument known as Pathos, and one particularly repellent character who nonetheless is fascinating—Frank Freidmaier from Georges Simenon's classic 1946 novel, Dirty Snow.
David in good company at Craftfest Luncheon, Thrillerfest, July 11, 2018, Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York
Left to Right: Meg Gardiner, David Morrell, Gabriela Pereira, me, person unknown, and Steven James
Read an excerpt from David's latest novel, The Long-Lost Love Letters Of Doc Holliday published in Narrative Magazine. (The excerpt is the opening letter from Doc to his cousin Mattie, written shortly after the Gunfight at the OK Corral.)
Read David's writing tips as delivered to Damyanti Biswas on her blog, Damyanti Writes
Stay posted: David will be doing a number of guest blog appearances in connection with the release of his latest novel, The Long-Lost Love Letters Of Doc Holliday.