After a hot and humid 5 day trip to Nashville for the Killer Nashville Writers Conference, we returned home with new hardware. I was honored to have won the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Thriller for the second year in a row. Fallen Star: The Divine Devils Book 2 won against some tough competition, with over a thousand books submitted for this prestigious award. And honestly, I was more shocked winning this year than last, for there were so many more entries and great books to compete against. Thanks to Clay Stafford and his team for running a great event, where I learned a lot and got to talk with many great people.
Here are a few more photos from Killer Nashville and a link to my acceptance speech.
Arriving back in Denver after Killer Nashville, I got back to working on the new Jarvis Mann PI book. Jarvis returning from retirement, needing the money after the struggles of COVID caused financial issues for the Private Eye Tavern he owns. The story revolves around Jarvis being hired by an old friend, Dennis Gash, who is now a professional football player. The job to find out who killed one of Dennis’ high school friends while trying to find another friend who is missing. The challenging case leading Jarvis down a dark road he’d left behind. Stay tuned next month for I’ll reveal the working title for the ninth book in the series.
We adopted a new family member this last week. Local shelters being overrun with dogs, asking for people to open up their homes to these needy animals. My daughter, who is living with us, wanted a dog, which I agreed to, so long as she foot the bill. The eight-month-old Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer mix coming into our home to join our family. Her name: Nuka. Along with our dog Abby, giving us two rescues to the household. Nuka is an energetic and playful pup who is slowly adjusting to life in the Weir home. If you have love and room in your life for a rescue pet, be sure to go to your local shelter. There are lots of needy animals out there who need your love and companionship.
As I’m writing this newsletter, I have two podcasts I doing today. Which reminded me about another podcast I did two months ago, which I forgot to promote. This one is with Ken Scott for Fortis Publishing. You can check it out via this link.
This weekend begins 4 straight weeks of events, starting with the GoodGuys Car Show, which runs for 3 days, September 9th, 10th, and 11th. A fun event for me to get to talk with people about my books and see some cool classic cars. Much like the1969 Mustang 302 Boss that Jarvis drives.
This will be followed by Broomfield Days, the outdoor event down the road from where we live. This one taking place on September 17th.
The other two are at the Eastridge Rec Center in Highlands Ranch Colorado on Sept 24th & 25th. And then the Fall Festival Craft Show at the Adam County Fairgrounds in Brighton Colorado on Oct 1st. If you live near any of these events be sure to stop in and support local crafters. A great chance to get your early holiday shopping completed.
This month we have more Prolific Works eBook giveaways to promote. A chance to pick up a free eBook from an author you may have never heard of.
Mystery and Thriller Giveaway Promotion runs until Sept 30th with 11 eBooks you can download via this link.
Mystery Giveaway Promotion runs through Sept 15th with 25 free eBooks to check out via this link.
Out of Time – Mystery and Thriller GG starts Sept 13th and runs until Oct 4th with currently 15 ebooks to add to your eReader via this link.
I’m rushing through the newsletter to get it completed, so please excuse any errors. I need to get back to getting ready for the Goodguys Car Show, with a lot of books to pack and getting the RV ready for the drive up north. A busy next 5 days ahead of us. Keep on reading those books that entertain and inspire you.
I will leave you with this little nugget I found on social media.