Western authors arrange calls me with often and start with something along these lines: “I wrote this book called ______ and nobody is buying it. Nobody buys Westerns anymore. It’s so sad.” I have to smile. I mean, you have to smile, don’t you? It’s one of those strange “certainties” that people are so sure …
The Meandering Trail: What Every Cowboy Needs
I am not a cowboy by birth. No, I was born in the big city. A city slicker. I only became a cowboy, in my dreams, through Saturday morning Westerns on TV and Western movies starring John Wayne and James Stewart. So when I started to write Westerns, a friend of mine asked what were …
Thriller Nights: A Conversation With Bruce Bennett
Bruce Bennett, a writer, has just shot to the top of the Amazon listings for the first time. He is a writer with a huge hit and he doesn’t really know how it happened. As one of the newest members of the Novel Ideas family he has taken a very long journey and it …
Who Killed Santa Claus? RJ Smith?
RJ Smith is an optioned screenwriter and bestselling author of anything that fits the criteria of ‘action-packed.’ Reading his work is like watching a movie of the mind—the words just leap from the page and screw right into your brain. He’s been noted in Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Studios, The Page International Screenwriting Awards …