Category: Border Field Blues

The Border Field Blues Companion – Original First Chapter

The first chapter is important to any book, but especially a mystery novel, right? It needs to be a royal tingler. This first chapter didn’t exist until several drafts of Border Field Blues had been completed. My original …

Charros near the Old Bullring in Tijuana (?)

Update: Thank you to reader Joe C., who recognized this photograph and provided me with the following information. Your photo of TJ charros, was not taken at the bullring by the sea. The charro on the far right …

Jungle Love (a writer’s recycling story)

One of the central plot points in Border Field Blues revolves around a song titled “Jungle Love”. My protagonist, Rolly Waters, finds a discarded CD case at the crime scene. It has the title “Jungle Love” on the …

Border Field Blues Contest Winner

Border Field Blues Contest #1 – Character Names Korina from San Diego, CA is the winner of Border Field Blues Contest #1. Korina will receive a signed Copy of Border Field Blues, Black’s Beach Shuffle, and a Bad …

Corey and Maria's Excellent Adventure

On Saturday, July 20, Maria and I took the Amtrak train to Los Angeles to collect my award from the Hollywood Book Festival. Border Field Blues was the winning entry in the Genre category of this year’s competition. …