SIGNING IN THE WALDENBOOKS
Posted on The Huffington Post (summer 2010), and got over 30,000 hits in one weekend. It got reposted everywhere, and nearly a hundred people posted comments about it on the Huffington Post site alone. Many expressed their intention to read my books. The only reason this did not attract proportional numbers of readers to the series was at the time there were no mass market paperbacks available and on finding they could only get $25 hardcovers the reaction changed from, “I’m going to buy his books,” to, “Oh, nice video.” However, the video is still going strong and has passed 50,000 hits.
Posted on YouTube (fall 2009) The way writers kill people illustrated by clips from motion pictures.
KING OF KINDLE
Posted on YouTube (fall, 2010) features music by Arlo Guthrie’s backup band, and cameos by dozens of writers, including Lawrence Block doing tai chi exercises, Lisa Scottolini dancing with me, S. J. Rozan playing basketball, Harlan Coben and John Gilstrap in a chorus line, and Mary Higgins Clark asking if she may be the Queen of Kindle. Must be seen to be believed. Stop reading this and watch it now.
PRIVATE EYE WRITER – FILM NOIR VERSION, (2012)
The author types at his typewriter. The story he is writing is shown in black-and-white footage with him as the private eye.
A COZY MYSTERY (2013)
Shot at at Malice Domestic. A song about traditional mysteries.
MURDER IS THE LAST RESORT (2013)
Standup routine and song performed at the banquet at Left Coast Crime in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (I was billed as the Last Resort Troubadour, and CDs of my song were given out in the bookbags)
KING OF KINDLE, BOUCHERCON VERSION
Shot at 2010 Bouchercon in San Francisco. All new verses, and many more writers, including Lee Child, Louise Penny, Marcia Mueller, Bill Pronzini, and William Link, just to name a few.
PRIVATE EYE WRITER – SHAMUS AWARD VERSION
Shot at Shamus Awards banquets, features famous private eye writers.
SUNDAY MORNING, 7TH PUZZLE, FEAR OF 4TH PLACE BLUES
Shot at the 2010 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, featuring Will Shortz and many of the leading contestants.
ROMANCE NOVEL – THE JANET EVANOVICH ROUTINE – Malice Domestic Banquet (2003)
KILL ME, DEADLY – (a hard-boiled, private eye story, with recipes) Bouchercon Banquet (1999)
NEVER GOT AN EDGAR – standup routine from the Edgar Awards Banquet (2003)