Category: Novels

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 …

The Guns at Bird Rock

Officer Jake Stirling parked his patrol car on the sharp bend of Camino de la Costa, glanced at the house across the street and wondered if the man inside had managed to kill himself yet. He opened the …

San Diego’s A-Bomb Test

If you happened to be in San Diego on May 14, 1955, you might have felt the earth move. It wasn’t an earthquake however. It was the residual shockwave from the U.S. Navy’s underwater atomic bomb test, officially …

Blackout List

The Black Publishing Power Initiative is asking readers to buy two books written by Black authors during the week of June 14 – 20. If you’re looking for ideas, here’s a few African-American crime writers I’ve read and …

Indigo Spring

Spring becomes indigo in my neighborhood and other parts of San Diego when the Jacaranda trees bloom. They’re the official non-native tree of our city. Below are some photos of this year’s bloom. Jacaranda mimosifolia was first introduced …