Saturday, March 18, 2017

Article and novel

Hi folks,

Few things happening. I was just notified my short story, Snake Farm, was nominated for an Anthony Award. Please keep your fingers crossed for me and if you are eligible to vote, you know I'd appreciate it!

A good friend of mine, Vince Zandri, just told me his new novel is out... and I'm a major character in it. Cute, Vince... If you'd like to see a truly great character, check out https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2UB7TX

And, Odyssey Press just published an article of mine on their blog. Odyssey is the literary imprint for Endeavour Books, UK's top ebook publisher. They published the ebook version of my novel, The Death of Tarpons. Check it out at http://www.theodysseypress.com/idea-become-story-author-death-tarpons-les-edgerton-tells/




Just sent the final draft--hopefully--of my new novel, Hard Times, to my agent, Svetlana Pironko. Hope she likes it.

And... that's all, folks!

Blue skies,
Les

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Death of Tarpons now in paperback!

HI folks,

I'm jazzed! My first novel, The Death of Tarpons, is now out in paperback. Click on the photo below and it will take you to the site where you can glom onto a copy.



It's now available in both ebook and paperback forms. And, the screenplay I adapted from it and which placed as a semifinalist in the Nicholl's Foundation Awards is getting looks from Hollywood folks. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

This is what I looked like when I wrote this puppy...




The novel is about 85% autobiographical and I wrote about half of it when I was fifteen. It was awarded a Special Citation from the Violet Crown Book Awards which I'm very proud of.

Blue skies,
Les

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Gerald O'Connor's marvelous novel!

Hi folks,

Just want to bring your attention to a novel I highly recommend, Gerald O'Connor's beautiful novel, The Origins of Benjamin Hackett.


This is a book that is very close to my heart. Gerald wrote this book in our online class and we all recognized the genius of the writing immediately. It's a powerful, emotional story and that alone makes it well worth the price, but what really transcends this book is the lyrical, Irish poetic voice that inhabits the book. He has a voice that will move him quickly to the forefront of literature.

It goes on sale tomorrow and I'd urge you to glom onto a copy. It's available in either ebook or paperback format. It's a book that I think you will agree has watercooler value. You know--that kind of book that the day after you read it, you'll go to work, bleary-eyed after staying up all night unable to put it down, and say to your workmates, "You've got to read this book!"

You've got to read this book!

Blue skies,
Les

Saturday, January 28, 2017

THE DERRINGER AWARD

Hi folks,

James R. Tuck, put together a collection of crime and noir stories centered around country music songs and invited me to send him a story which he accepted. Down & Out Books published the book in August. He just told me that the story, SNAKE FARM, has been nominated for a prestigious Derringer Award.


I'm stoked! It's my second Derringer nomination and maybe this time I'll cop one of these things.

You might want to glom onto this. Just click on the cover above. Lots and lots of terrific stories here.

Blue skies,
Les

Monday, January 23, 2017

THE RAPIST reviewed on Austrian television show!

Hi folks,

Just heard from my German publisher, Frank Nowatzki of Pulp Master, that a leading Austrian TV station reviewed The Rapist on the program, Kulturzeit (Culture Time). The review comes on at the 20:45 spot on the program. Here’s a written version of the review. There is also a Google button you can hit to translate it from the German:




 And, here's the broadcast itself. The Rapist review plays at the 20:45 mark of the show.



Blue skies,

Les

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Katja Bohnet review of The Rapist in CulturMag

HI folks,

Just received another wonderful review of The Rapist from German reviewer, Katja Bohnet, in CulturMag. It's in German, but there's a translate button that quickly translates it into English.

At: CulturMag




Me, sleeping with my copy of the German edition and my "buddy"...

Click on the photo for some other reviews from Germany.


Blue skies,
Les