Here's the final cover art for my new crime novel, SHOTGUN BOOGIE, which comes out in October. Cool, no?
The cover design, by Albuquerque artist Denise Weaver Ross, fits the fast-paced story perfectly.
SHOTGUN BOOGIE is the tale of Jackie Nolan, who uses her truck-driving skills to get out of financial trouble. Stealing semis is risky, though, especially if you can't trust your partners. When Jackie stumbles upon a truckload of stolen Army weapons, her real trouble begins. Lots of bad men are after those guns.
It has a few light moments, but SHOTGUN BOOGIE isn't a crime comedy, like so many of my books. It's grittier than that, bloodier, more suspenseful. And Jackie proves to be a formidable heroine.
I liked Jackie so much, in fact, that I've already written a sequel. HOMESICK BLUES will come out before Christmas. Both books will be available as trade paperbacks and ebooks via Amazon.
The novel I'm revising now doesn't star Jackie. The protagonist of SIDE EYE is an 18-year-old boy just out of juvenile detention. He gets hired to drive around an aged mobster who's going blind. Expect to see SIDE EYE next summer.
I'm looking forward to this Saturday's Author Festival here in Albuquerque. Twenty-one authors, including me, will be signing books and giving talks all day at the Albuquerque Museum. Y'all come!