Detective/Crime Novels of the 1940s (Fiction)
My writing career began with writing humor articles accompanied by my cartoons for various publications. I then illustrated a couple of children’s books for another author. When one of my articles appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, I was interviewed on radio and television. At the end of the radio interview I was asked if there was anything I would like to do that I've never done.
I replied, “Every writer would like to write a book.” I had never thought or said that before but I had blurted it out on radio! Three months later I had written The Frame, a detective novel based in Memphis during the post WWII 1940’s. A year after The Frame was published, Murder on the 13th Green came out. My third novel in the Peter English, PI series, The Main Street Murders, will be out in June.
I was working on my fourth novel, The Chicago Connection, when I was offered the opportunity to narrate Battle of Strangers, a wonderful book about a WWII soldier’s experiences in battle during 1943, ’44 and ’45 in Europe. The audio book will be out sometime in late May or early June. I wonder if I can write The Chicago Connection while I'm narrating my three books for audio book release? After all, narrating books takes a lot more time than doing voiceovers on commercials. Yeah, I’ve done a few of those too.
One of these days, I'm going to illustrate the six children’s books I've written and publish them. Gosh, I hardly have time to feed the dog and cat, mow the lawn and wash the cars as it is!
Published Author, Illustrator, Cartoonist and Audio Book Narrator.