In case you were wondering, that's how you say Coercion in Estonian. I just got the good news that Ersen Publishing has picked up the rights to my latest book.
Translated into Estonian, check.
The notice from my editor at Thomas & Mercer immediately conjured up memories of a train trip I took to the Baltic States back in 1992 (pictured) with the six other students in the Wharton/Lauder Russian program and our professors.
As I recall, we spent most of the time visiting churches and chasing women, a combination that may be a bit unorthodox, but then we were grad students in a foreign country, so anything less would have been sacrilege. What a kick to be going back 25 years later--in print.
I woke this morning to find myself sandwiched on a list between Nora Roberts and John Grisham. Alas, this list wasn’t printed in the New York Times (although I’m sure that day will come! OohRah!) but anytime developing authors get grouped with the royals, we’re of course thrilled.
The list was on BookBub, the world’s largest independent ebook promotion company, and the topic was Author Websites with Stellar Designs. I got a nice note from marketing manager Diana Urban, just prior to the list’s release, letting me know thattimtigner.com clocked in at #11.
I'm thrilled to announce that the audiobooks for BETRAYAL and FLASH are now available at Amazon and Audible (and there are even a couple of ways you can get them for free.)
Dick Hill has done a fantastic job with the narration. He's also the voice of Jack Reacher, Harry Bosch, and Nathan McBride, among many others, so I feel like I've known him for years, given all the time he's spent in my head. Working with Dick and his wife Susie to bring my characters to life has been a great thrill. You can listen to a sample via the links below.
I still remember my first encounter with Grisham. I was working as a financial analyst at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, when a couple of the cool guys, the department heads a few years my senior, told me their story. They’d been on a weekend road trip, but had sat in the car for an hour after reaching their destination to hear the conclusion of The Firm.
I, of course, ran out and got my own copy. Sat riveted. Then passed on the recommendation. That’s how books become blockbusters and authors become famous. Word of mouth.
A few weeks ago, Audible released the audiobook for FLASH without Chapter 46. I've been working with them ever since to get the missing chapter inserted, and to alert those who bought it of the omission, but for some unfathomable reason, both are beyond their short-term capabilities. #$%^&*@! My deepest, most sincere apologies to all who have been affected by this shortcoming. I wish I could do more to remedy the situation than post this blog alert and provide this link to Chapter 46.