Friday, November 19, 2021

SUCH A NIGHT - A TOM MYERS MYSTERY NOW ON SALE IN PAPERBACK AND EBOOK!

 

SOME SECRETS SHOULD STAY BURIED…

Secrets. All small towns have them. The investigation into a double homicide unearths a decades old secret, deception, danger, back-door deals, old rivalries, and betrayal. Can Sheriff Tom Myers piece together the puzzle before all-out war erupts that could rip his beloved Sommersville apart?

Sheriff Tom Myers returns in SUCH A NIGHT, an all-new mystery/thriller from award-winning author Bobby Nash and BEN Books.


Such A Night – A Tom Myers Mystery
 is available at the following retailers:
BEN Books Store (autographed paperback) Coming soon.
Amazon US (paperback)
Amazon CA (paperback)
Amazon UK (paperback)
Amazon DE (paperback)
Amazon FR (paperback)
Amazon ES (paperback)
Amazon IT (paperback)
Amazon JP (paperback)
Amazon AU (paperback)
Amazon US (ebook)
Amazon UK (ebook)
Amazon CA (ebook)
Amazon DE (ebook)
Amazon FR (ebook)
Amazon ES (ebook)
Amazon IT (ebook)
Amazon JP (ebook)
Amazon AU (ebook)
Amazon IN (ebook)
Amazon MX (ebook)
Amazon BR (ebook)

Such A Night – A Tom Myers Mystery
Written and created by Bobby Nash.
Cover art/design by Jeffrey Hayes.
Published by BEN Books.

Get yours today!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

BOBBY NASH TALKS WRITING CRIME FICTION AT INDIE CRIME SCENE!

  

A big round of thanks to Indie Crime Scene for interviewing me for their site. We talk crime fiction, mysteries, thrillers, writing, Snow, Sheriff Myers, Evil Ways, and more. Please give it a read HERE.

#CrimeFiction #Mystery #Thriller #Action #novel #BookBoost #WritingCommunity #AmWriting #BookPromotion #author #writer #interview #IndieCrimeScene

Thanks again.

Bobby

Monday, November 15, 2021

CRAVE BOOKS INTERVIEWS AUTHOR BOBBY NASH!

   

Check out Crave Books' interview with author Bobby Nash. You can read it HERE.

Thanks again, Crave.
Bobby

#Interview #Author #Writer #AmWriting #WritingCommunity #WriterQ #WritingQ

Sunday, October 31, 2021

THE WHOLESALE VIOLENCE WITH KYLAN PODCAST LEAPS INTO ACTION WITH BOBBY NASH!

  

I was a guest on the Wholesale Violence with Kylan Toles podcast. We talked Snow, writing, In The Wind, our love of LeverageLance Star: Sky RangerDomino Lady, and more. You can watch it here or below.


Mission 5: The Bobby Nash Interview
I spend some time with author Bobby Nash talking about his series Snow along with a TON of other goodies along the way!

Thanks again, Kylan.

Bobby

Saturday, September 11, 2021

BOBBY NASH GUESTS ON THE AND I "QUOTE" PODCAST! WATCH IT LIVE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH AT 12:15PM EST!

  

On Saturday, September 18th, I'll join Ryan Permison's And I "Quote" podcast at 12:15 pm EST! Watch us LIVE on YouTube HERE or below for Writing Crime Fiction with Author Bobby Nash. Bring your questions. It'll be fun.

Bobby

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On this episode of And I "Quote", Ryan talks with crime fiction, adventure and pulp writer Bobby Nash. We will also be taking your live questions. Don't miss it!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Book Review of Hidden Mysteries by Sandra Olson

 


 5-star review from Reader's Favorite for Hidden Mysteries

Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty

Hidden Mysteries by Sandra Olson is the eighth book in the James Ford mystery series. 

A former police officer and now private investigator, James Ford moves into a newly purchased and refurbished house in the country with his family. On an expedition to the accompanying root cellar, his daughter Lily makes a startling discovery. There are blankets piled in one corner of the floor, carefully protecting two sets of human bones. James, his wife Lacey, and the forensic anthropologist of Benton County try to identify the remains. 

 A parallel storyline takes us back to 1838 when the government forced thousands of Cherokees to move from Georgia to the “Indian Territory” designated for them. When these two story lines finally interconnect, the Ford family unearths a forgotten piece of history.

Although a part of a series, Hidden Mysteries can be easily read as a stand alone book. Sandra Olson provides background details about the Ford family that lets us glimpse the loving bonds among the family members. Through her masterful writing, Olson compels readers to become a part of this family. 

The past and the present story lines develop simultaneously at a steady pace, complementing each other. Olson’s thorough research into the Cherokee exodus during the early 1800s makes a heart-wrenching portrayal of the“Trail of Tears”, and the countless people who had to undergo this harsh and fatal journey. The ending is satisfying to read. The novel is laced with sorrow yet is sweet and will make readers emotional.


Friday, August 20, 2021

The Hit by Bobby Nash

There’s a moment, just seconds before the act itself, where time slows to a crawl.

It's difficult to put to words the sensation that washes over your body as hunter and prey move closer and closer to the point of finality, when they become, in essence, one. With each tick of the second hand their two hearts beat closer and closer in time until the two are indistinguishable one from the other.

In that moment, and only in that moment, do I pull the trigger and silence one half of the thunderous heartbeat.

The silence in the moments after is almost deafening.

It's the closest thing to knowing the mind of God.

I have often wondered if the target feels the joining as I do? I hope so. It is as intimate a bond as any two strangers can know. I would hate to think that the intended misses out on this beautiful, perfect moment. I suppose I will never know.

I've been asked before how it is that I can do what I do and still sleep at night. There are no words that could ever adequately explain the feeling to one who has never felt the particular tingle that prickles the skin as muscles twitch or heard the satisfying Kra-Kow! of explosive discharge as the rifle bucks in your hand. The only answer I can give them is, “quite comfortably.” I heard it best described once in a movie. “Professional assassination is the highest form of public service.” That's as good a definition as any, I'd say.

From the moment an assignment is accepted, I become the target’s shadow. He doesn’t make a move that I don’t know about. When he goes to eat I am there. When he sleeps, I watch through the scope of my high-powered rifle. Through the crosshairs I track him each step of his day, knowing that with but a single, simple twitch of a trigger finger I can not only end the man’s life, but also change the lives of those closely connected to the target. Like dominoes in a line.

That, my friend, is power.

The power of life.

And death.

And all of that power rests in my right index finger. It is not a responsibility I take lightly, mind you. Taking the life of another living being, to snuff out the light of the soul like the candles on a birthday cake. That is pretty heady stuff.

Not the killing, per se.

Any idiot can kill.

What takes skill is doing it right and leaving no evidence.

It is a delicate dance.

I have been doing this job for close to twenty years. In my line of work, that is almost unprecedented. The pay is good, the hours flexible, and the life experience is invaluable. I have traveled the far corners of this earth, set foot in countries that could have been another planet compared to the civilized world I knew. Like any profession, this one has its ups and downs.

You have your good days and your bad days.

No one -and I can't stress this enough- no one is perfect. Even the greatest marksman misses eventually. Simple mathematics. The trick is knowing how to bounce back from your mistakes and to make sure they happen very few and very far between.

The man I have been contracted to hit is a diplomat from a third rate country I had never even heard of before taking the assignment. I watched the target as he exited the United Nations building, briefcase in hand. He seemed awfully happy, as if he had not a care in the world. I wonder if he would be so cavalier if he knew how much money someone in his own government was willing to pay to have him taken out.

In the three and a half days I have been watching this guy several opportunities to put a round in him had presented themselves. While that would have expedited fulfilling my contract, the moment was not right at any of those occasions. Our hearts had not yet begun to beat as one. That was important. I will not pull the trigger until that happens.

Soon.

Very soon.

And then I heard it, faint at first, as if from a long distance. At first I wasn’t even sure if I had really heard it or if it was my mind playing tricks on me. I strained my ear, listening for that second telltale thump. The seconds seemed to stretch into eternity, but finally I was rewarded by a second occurrence, then a third, and a fourth until finally there was a steady stream of thump, thump, thump.

I was so excited.

The moment was close at hand.

Closer.

The target rounded a corner and entered the plaza mall. From my carefully selected vantage point I was able to watch without obstacle. A creature of habit, he had been coming to the plaza every day at this time. Predictable. And every day I was there, waiting for him. It’s guys like this that make my job so much easier.

The beating thundered louder and louder until I couldn't take it any more.

My finger, ever so steady, rested on the trigger, waiting for the precise moment.

Almost there.

The target stopped and purchased a snack from a street cart vendor, oblivious to the fact that this would be his last meal. If he had known, I have to wonder if a giant pretzel would have really been his meal of choice.

Louder, louder, and louder still, the beating threatened to deafen me.

Almost time.

Almost.

And that's when the target, the man I had been contracted to kill, turned and looked directly at me. How he knew I was there was a mystery unto itself. Even more incredible was the smile and tiny little wave he tossed my direction, as if we were old friends from childhood who had not seen one another in many years. There was familiarity in that smile.

In that moment I realized that the man in my scope was not the prey and I was not the hunter. It was not his heartbeat I was hearing. At long last I had the answer to the question that had plagued me for years. The intended does indeed hear the blending.

You see, the man I’ve been following is not the target.

Kra-Kow!

I am.

Photo by Thang Cao from Pexels

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

My Point of View on Point of View by Austin S. Camacho


Every class I’ve taken and every book I’ve read about fiction writing cautioned authors to choose the point of view of their book carefully because it should stay the same throughout the story.  Switching point of view is often pointed out as one of those errors that marks a writer as an amateur.  But more and more often I see very successful writers changing points of view in their books.  Is the traditional wisdom wrong, or have the rules changed? 

I’m pretty sure that most editors and agents you would send your manuscripts to would still consider POV hopping a pet peeve and a sign that they’re dealing with an untrained newbie.  They would say, and I agree, that it's best to pick a POV and stick to it.  But I can’t deny that many bestselling authors ignore this rule on a regular basis and still sell lots of books.  Should we learn from this and follow their lead into a new set of fiction-writing rules?

I say no.  First, pick any big name who changes POV and check out his earlier works.  I think you’ll find that at the beginning of their writing careers, people don't violate POV rules.  I think you have to obey the rules to GET published.  But once you’ve got a couple best-sellers under your belt, the universe grants you a bit more latitude.  For example, James Patterson seems to give almost every character in a novel some POV time, and worse, they’re all in third person except his protagonist who gets to be in first person!  I can’t explain how he gets away with it, I just know he does. 

On the other hand, Michael Connelly’s just that good.  After several Harry Bosch books he began switching to the criminal’s POV, maybe just to keep things interesting.  He’s just so good at what he does that he can make it work.  Another writer might look like he was just making it up as he went along.  But when Connelly does it, we trust that he knows what he's doing and we’re willing to go along for the ride.  I know I’m revealing my blatant hero worship here, but I’d say if you think you’re as good as Connelly, go for it.  Me, I’ll stick to one POV… most of the time. There are times that even we mere mortals can get away with going from first person to third person POV or having multiple POVs.  For instance, what someone is telling a long story to your protagonist? That’s a reasonable time to switch POV to that of the storyteller. 

Or, what if your detective is reading someone else’s letters?  You could write a chapter that was the content of the letters and put that chapter in the voice of the letter writer.

I’m sure there are other possibilities I can’t think of right now.  The important thing is that it is very clear to a reader (an agent or an editor) that you did it on purpose with a clear plan, not just because you didn’t know any better.  I think it’s always safer to play by the accepted rules – at least until you’re as big as James Patterson.


Friday, August 13, 2021

How to become an audiobook narrator – Part 3 – Post processing


 Now we get to the part of being an audiobook narrator isn’t quite so much fun. It’s a good news / bad news situation. It’s called Post Processing and it means that you’re responsible to be the producer of the final audio file. In the previous steps, you’ve read the book and listened to what you’ve read to make sure that there aren’t any mistakes in the reading. In this stage, you’ll be doing the steps which make the audio files acceptable to publishing platforms like Audible, Amazon, iTunes & Findawayvoices. These steps are:

  1. Noise reduction – Unless you work in or have a totally sound proof recording studio – which most of us don’t – there will be some background noise that your microphone will pick up. You eliminate this noise with your DAW software by being silent for the first 5-7 seconds of a track, then “defining” that as “silence” for your software. The software will then take out that level of sound.

In case you missed them, you can read Part 1 - How to become an audiobook narrator - First you'll need equipment & training here 
and Part 2 - How to become an audiobook narrator - Recording here.

Inficons is looking for new members! If you're an author or narrator and would like to learn more about what we do, drop me a note a dr.whodunit@markbielecki.com.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Highlight Book of the Week - Gears and Gallantry from Three Ravens Publishing

 Gears & Gallantry, The latest release by Three Ravens Publishing from The Corner Scribblers! 


Gears & Gallantry is a quirky and fun peek into the world of steampunk through the eyes of the various Corner Scribblers authors.


From airships to clockwork creatures, and inventions gone wrong, you're sure to delight in these eclectic and thought-provoking twists of the imagination. 


The Corner Scribblers is a small writer's support group in the Chattanooga area comprised of writers, authors, and storytellers from a wide range of skills and backgrounds. We come together once a month to discuss our current projects, recent accomplishments and to share what we have each learned about the craft.


ALSO - Inficons is ready to grow and looking for authors & narrators to join the group.

If you're interested in learning more, send an email to dr.whodunit@markbielecki.com and we'll start a conversation.

SUCH A NIGHT - A TOM MYERS MYSTERY NOW ON SALE IN PAPERBACK AND EBOOK!

  SOME SECRETS SHOULD STAY BURIED… Secrets. All small towns have them. The investigation into a double homicide unearths a decades old secre...