The following is not one of my thrice-weekly regularly scheduled blogs:
I haven’t been writing much lately, and that’s unfortunate because I have three suspense novels originally written back in the 1990s on which I need to complete editing and get out for sale to keep up that name-recognition thing that is so important to an author’s success.
But even so, I still manage to receive every now and again a little surprise from an unexpected source. The latest surprise came from R.W. Bennett, a fellow author about whom I knew nothing before yesterday, when he published on his blog a very complimentary review of The Globe. Mr. Bennett gave The Globe his highest rating — five stars.
I’ve not yet made contact with Mr. Bennett to thank him (although I have subsequently sent to him an eMail and posted a comment on his review), but here’s what I’ve discovered about him so far:
Robert (RW) Bennett is the author of the book Love.com, available for the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook or on any device using free, downloadable Kindle or Nook reading application. It’s also available in paperback. Mr. Bennett also maintains his own blog, the cleverly named Robert’s Rules of Order .
I’ve not read Love.com, but Mr. Bennett’s site tells us that it is, “. . . my first novel, published in April, 2011. It’s a fresh look at the internet dating scene, and contains romance, murder, mystery and suspense. Parts are laugh out loud funny.”
And while I’m in brag mode (sorry about that), there are the latest figures for this blog. Last month RDougWicker.com shattered the previous monthly hit record (6,211 set back in April 2011) by over 1,800 hits. This month appears on track to shatter even last month’s record, having surpassed 6,200 hits yesterday!
To all my blog readers — thank you so very much for your continued support. And to readers and fans of my novels, hang in there; I’ll get back to work soon, and I’m certain you’ll find that your patience will have been aptly rewarded with these upcoming gems (the Ian Drake trilogy — investigations of aircraft sabotage):
- An On-Time Departure
- And the Games Begin
- Grand Slam
For those who’ve not yet read my novels, they’re still available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you love mysteries with a touch of comic absurdity, give Decisions a try. If you’re more into the hard-boiled type, get The Globe. Just click on the links below: