Chuck Greaves's Blog
October 22, 2013
I’m pleased to announce that today is publicationday for the U.S. trade paperback of HARD TWISTED, theDepression-era true-crime novel that the London Sunday Times called a “taut and intriguing thriller,” and that theL.A. Times called “a gritty, gripping read, and one that begs to be put on film.”Which explains why I spent most of yesterday doing radio interviews, first with UtahPublic Radio host Tom Williams, then with Authors on the Air host Stephen Campbell, and I hope you’ll take a moment...
September 12, 2013
August 29, 2013
For those who missed it, below is my August 28 interview with host Pam Stack on her Authors on the Air Radio Network. It includes call-ins from authors Leila Meacham, Deborah Coonts, and David Edgerly Gates, some flagrant name-dropping (David Morrell, Craig Johnson, Tony Hillerman), and a few yucks. All in all, a fun way to spend an hour!
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July 14, 2013
July 5, 2013
June 25, 2013
I hope you’ll check it out! Don’t forget to check the calendar to see if I’m coming to your neighborhood.
April 19, 2013
April 1, 2013
of things to come, via Publishers Weekly:
Greaves Closes Double
Author Chuck Greaves closed deals on two works, with two different houses. Anton Mueller at Bloomsbury (who bought Greaves’s 2012 historical novel, Hard Twisted) took world rights to Tom & Charlie (and George & Cokey Flo), set in 1930s gangland New York. Greaves’s agent Antonella Iannarino, at the David Black Agency, said the book is a “multiviewpoint saga” that recounts “the years up to, and including, the notorious 1936 Lucky Luc...
March 26, 2013
Because I haven’t attended many conferences at this (early) stage of my writing career, particularly “fan-based” events like the Left-Coast Crime 2013 gathering this past weekend in Colorado Springs, each remains a unique and memorable experience for this crime-fiction newbie. Allow me to share a few of these incipient memories:
Since the event was a mere seven hours by car from my home near Cortez, CO — or roughly the length of a Quentin Tarrantino film — I elected to drive to Colorado Spring...
January 8, 2013
As a writer edits his novel-in-progress, he invariably leaves chunks of feeble prose on the cutting-room floor. More often than not, the discarded material ends up where it belongs, and what remains is improved by its absence. Sometimes the cuts are painless, and sometimes they hurt a little. “Murder your darlings,” wrote the Edwardian author Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, and for generations, novelists have reluctantly followed his advice in pursuit of a tighter, leaner manuscript.
When editing Hu...