- The German edition of CRY FATHER was picked as a book of the week by DIE WELT.
- Simon & Schuster has re-released PIKE in a digital only format on April 4, 2016, priced at $.99. Order from Simon & Schuster, Books-A-Million, iBooks,Kindle, Nook, or Google Play.
- Polar Verlag has purchased the German rights to CRY FATHER.
- I will be attending Quais du Polar 2015 for the French release of CRY FATHER.
- A piece I wrote about the dedication to CRY FATHER.
- Keith Rawson’s review of CRY FATHER for THE LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS.
- An interview with NPR’s BOOK NOOK about CRY FATHER here.
- CRY FATHER was reviewed by my hometown paper.
- BOOKREPORTER had lots of good things to say about CRY FATHER.
- KIRKUS REVIEWS had very nice things to say about CRY FATHER.
- Court Merrigan interviewed me for ELECTRIC LITERATURE.
- A great review of CRY FATHER from BOOKSLUT.
- Read an excerpt of CRY FATHER here.
- CRY FATHER has its first review.
- Jason Heller interviewed me for THE ONION.
- The film rights to PIKE have been sold. Cross fingers, now.
- PIKE has been shortlisted for France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, Prix des Balais d’or 2013, and Le Festival International du Film Policier de Beaune.
- The press has been great in France for PIKE. Huge thanks to Jacque Malhos for the incredible translation.
- After running a very kind review, THE NEW YORK TIMES has selected SATAN IS REAL as an Editors’ Choice.
The acclaimed debut from the author of Cry Father, nominated for France’s most prestigious crime fiction award, is a “relentlessly visceral” (Seattle Examiner) story of fatherhood and redemption with the sharp edge of a thriller and a dark heart that “easily rivals Larry Brown’s most renowned novels” (Spinetingler Magazine).
In the tradition of Cormac McCarthy and Larry Brown comes a haunting story about men, their fathers, their sons, and the legacy of violence.
For Patterson Wells, disaster is the norm. Working alongside dangerous, desperate, itinerant men as a tree clearer in disaster zones, he’s still dealing with the loss of his young son. Writing letters to the boy offers some solace. The bottle gives more.
Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
Get ready for one of America’s great untold stories: the true saga of the Louvin Brothers, a mid-century Southern gothic Cain and Abel and one of the greatest country duos of all time. The Los Angeles Times called them “the most influential harmony team in the history of country music,” but Emmylou Harris may have hit closer to the heart of the matter, saying “there was something scary and washed in the blood about the sound of the Louvin Brothers.” For readers of Johnny Cash’s irresistible autobiography and Merle Haggard’s My House of Memories, no country music library will be complete without this raw and powerful story of the duo that everyone from Dolly Parton to Gram Parsons described as their favorites: the Louvin Brothers.