Category: Black’s Beach Shuffle

Hercules

Here’s another song of mine I used in my first book, Black’s Beach Shuffle. In the books, of course, I give Rolly Waters the songwriting credit. One of the songs he sings in BBS is called Hercules. There …

Maybe It’s Too Late

I’m drifting higher and higher above the cloudsI may never come downMaybe it’s too lateMaybe it’s too lateMaybe it’s too late to save myself Here’s a bit of my musical history for you. Maybe It’s Too Late, circa …

General Atomics Campus Aerial Photograph 1967

The Hidden Fortress

In an earlier post I talked about my time working at a company called MP3.com and how it inspired the writing of my first Rolly Waters mystery, Black’s Beach Shuffle. One of the early chapters is titled The …

Confessions of a Dot Com Boomer

There’s an old axiom for folks working on their first novel – write what you know. It was something I took to heart when working on Black’s Beach Shuffle, the first Rolly Waters mystery. A lot of elements …

Guitar Players and Private Dicks: 10 Traits in Common

I write mystery novels that feature a private investigator named Rolly Waters. He’s also a guitar player – a very good guitar player, but not a particularly successful one. That’s why he has a day job as a …