Since 1987 when I published Under Cover of Daylight with W.W. Norton, I’ve been learning about book reviews. I’ve learned a lot of lessons in these years. For one thing, whether the review is good or bad, its impact on
Richie is one of my earliest dogs. He was named after Richard Diamond, a TV detective on a show we used to like. Richie had a white diamond-shaped mark on his back, ergo, Richie. Detectives, dogs. Two things that started
From a very early age I’ve had my nose in a book. I can’t say for sure what caused my fascination with reading. My brother, for instance, who is only two years older and had pretty much the same
My dad was an amateur photographer. Maybe even a semi-pro. He set up his own darkroom in our basement and developed his own photos for many years. When the family was out in public together, he almost always had a
2017 is a big year for me. I turn 70 this year. That’s one thing. And I’ve got a new book coming out in September, When They Come For You, with a new protagonist, Harper McDaniel, who I hope to
“Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too” Since “Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too” a poem I wrote about Spiderman, shows up in a lot of anthologies and text books and therefore becomes assignment material for students of many ages, I frequently get
James W. Hall featured on Authors on Air discussing the Big Finish Check Out Books Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Authors On The Air Radio on BlogTalkRadio
An interesting collection of writers talk about publishing their first books. Find it here.