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Launch party for the book written with Robert.
Image May 19th was an exciting day at Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto when Robert Herjavec used the entire facility to kick off You Don't Have To Be a Shark. Many celebs in attendance including Robert's fiance (and Dancing With The Stars hoofing partner) Kym Johnson, who charmed everyone. This is a special book (they're all special but this one even more so) because it gives rewarding insights into Robert's personal life in a manner that few celebrity books have in the past. As usual, working with Robert to craft the story was a delight. Wait until you learn how - and why - he feels about new socks. You're sure to enjoy this book.


Kicking off an new murder mystery series this fall
Image So pleased to have the first in a series of light-hearted mysteries appearing in September by B.C. publisher Orca. The series features Maxine Benson, small-town police chief in the Muskoka region of Ontario. She battles misogynist male officers, a skeptical town council, her amorous ex-husband, murderers and black flies. I'll publish an excerpt closer to the official launch date. I think you'll enjoy reading about her, Muskoka and her adventures.


A new book with Robert Herjavec in the works
Image Began sessions with Robert Herjavec on his third book, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SHARK. Scheduled for release by St. Martins Press out of NYC, it will provide readers with his proven sales techniques as well as some personal – and surprising – insights into his personal life, including his appearances on Dancing With The Stars. As usual, collaborating with Robert is a delight (and often a revelation!). That’s Robert, Judy and me at the launch of his previous book THE WILL TO WIN.


HarperCollins releasing the McGuire series
Excited about HarperCollins releasing the McGuire series of mysteries as e-books in an entirely new package. The cover redesigns and HarperCollins decision to give ol’ Joe new life has inspired me to work on a new McGuire mystery titled PREACHER’S BOY. I’ll post excerpts here now and then. Other news: A new series of mysteries to be published by Orca Books and set in Ontario’s Muskoka cottage country. First title, to be released in the summer of 2016: A MURDER FOR MAX. Watch for details. Waiting for buddy Robert Herjavec to finish showing off his dancing skills and get started on a new non-fiction book, our third together. Tentative title: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A SHARK. Details, as they say, to come.

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