Sakey better start putting up shelves now. He'll have a lot of awards to find space for.

-Crimespree Magazine


I can’t tell you how many authors have taken the time to offer advice, fill me in on industry politics, or share writing techniques. So in that spirit, here are a few articles I hope might help you.

How Not To Knock Yourself Out of the Game” explores some of the mistakes beginning writers make — and how to avoid them.

Celestial Navigation” is a running list of tricks I’ve discovered. These are the rules I navigate by, and the list grows with every book

The Query-Go-Round” focuses on how to write a successful query letter and find an agent.

Format and Forget” lays out the rules of layout.

Pitch Perfect” explains everything you need to know to prepare for a face-to-face pitch.