Well, this morning I took the big jump and started sending HOT SINATRA out to the presses. As usual, I let superstition and whimsy decide my fates. I stumbled across a post for the Discover Mystery contest with Poisoned PenPress. Submissions end April 30. I just happened to get back my last round of beta reads last week. No such thing as coincidence, right? So I tossed my hat into the ring. We’ll find out what happens by May 31.
The next step, if I don’t win, is having it pro-formatted, line edited and either keep submitting to small presses, or fire it up myself. In either case, here is the synopsis:
Moss Cole is a private detective. The kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He’s looking for a stolen Sinatra record… one that may be a figment of one cantankerous old bastards imagination. Of course, if that were true, Moss wouldn’t have so many people busting down his door and threatening his life. He’s smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You’d think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather’s legacy as a ‘Dick’.
A vivacious redhead, a foul-mouthed Irish rock star and half the crazies in L.A. add up to business as usual, when all Cole wants is some fresh coffee and a Hot Sinatra…
And don’t forget… you can get the first three chapters up under the “Lending Library” tab at the top of the page over there… yeah… right over there… second from the right… thaaaaaat’s the ticket…
4 thoughts on “HOT SINATRA off to the races…”
Good luck, Mr. H. Moss Cole would totally fit in over at Poisoned PenPress. Did you get around to reading Driven (also over at Poisoned PenPress)?
It is on my list, Mr. G. And thank you for the support, my friend.
Poisoned Pen Press publishes some great stuff — would be awesome to see you on their roster. Good luck, dude!
Thank you, sir! Very nervous, but very excited.