Archive | May, 2014

Cutting Room Floor: Ravens Roast

When editing “The Permit,” I cut about 15,000 words, including entire chapters, that didn’t satisfy a fiction writer’s ruthless criterion: Does it move the story forward?Several faithful readers, who had tracked the online, serialized version, noted that the final, published book was missing a chapter they particularly liked—”Ravens Roast.” Consequently, like a DVD movie that […]

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WHO GETS THE POLICE UNION’S LOVE & KISSES?

One foolproof method for deciding who is the right person to elect as the next Clark County sheriff and leader of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is to scrutinize endorsements. And the perfect way to eliminate the wrong sheriff candidates is to ask: Who is the Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA) backing?  The […]

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