Will be running a series looking at the writing process in the newsletter. If you have not subscribed to the newsletter you can go to the web site and sign up www.tedclifton.com. The first installment will be an interview with Stanley Nelson with a focus on editing and the newspaper business. Stan is an literary editor and author with experience in the newspaper business and publishing. And, of course, Stan and I co-authored the Muckraker Series. This "inside baseball" stuff may not be interesting to everyone but we will try to keep it short and hopefully give a little insight into "The Writing Process".
Santa Fe, New Mexico provides a backdrop for several of my books and, of course, is a important aspect to the story in Santa Fe Mojo. Included in the next newsletter will be some recommendations from me (with links) for accommodations and restaurants in Santa Fe. Also my wife and I have really enjoyed attending classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking.
When you visit Santa Fe you should sign up for classes. There are all sorts of classes available mostly dealing with southwest cooking. It is fun, delicious and a great way to meet some local residents and fellow Santa Fe visitors. Highly recommended.
Just received the news that Sky High Stakes is a finalist for the 2018 CIPA EVVY award. This is sponsored by Colorado Independent Publishers Association and is a well respected awards program attracting writers from across the country. In 2016 The Bootlegger's Legacy received this award. Hopefully Sky High Stakes will win but it is a honor just to be a finalist. Thanks CIPA!
Blue Flower Red Thorns, the second Vincent Malone book, is reaching the final stages of editing. Shooting for a mid-September release date (keep in mind I have been wrong about these release dates before). The central characters for this murder mystery are pulled from the contemporary fine art scene that exists in Santa Fe. Lots of high-end art galleries in Santa Fe--big business. Where there is big money there will be greed, egos, sex and maybe murder?