Heaven's Crooked Finger has been out for approximately three weeks now, and I've been extremely busy with events (and working on the third book). 

I enjoyed a great book launch at Little Professor in Birmingham with fellow Crooked Lane author, Carrie Smith. She's a fabulous writer and super friendly! Check out her work here! After Birmingham, I flew to NYC to share another event with Carrie. This time, we read and signed books at the legendary Mysterious Bookshop. Heady stuff for a Southern boy! Here's a photo of my editors, my agent, and me:


I'm the tall one with the crooked jaw. 

After NYC, it was back to the south and over to Oxford, MS, where I read with some amazing writers such as Tom Franklin, Mary Miller, William Boyle, Ace Atkins, and Chris Irvin. 

Next up was Noir at the Bar in Birmingham. It was a blast, and I got to see a ton of old friends. Chris Irvin and I even got to go on TV to promote the event. See:


Finally, I went back to my hometown of Montgomery for a signing and saw some more old friends:


Yeah, it's been a busy three weeks!

I'll close by sharing a new review from Bookpage. Here are their closing thoughts:

"Heaven's Crooked Finger is chock full of meaty characters, any one of whom could figure as the subject of a separate book: the wily Rufus, whose lack of sight is never a hindrance to his wit and kindness; a villainous sheriff; runaways Millie and Todd; and a collection of lovely young women, victims of the church’s despotism.

Altogether this is a humdinger of a story told with a fresh voice and more than a lick of understanding."

And of course, the obligatory links....

Heaven's Crooked Finger

Barnes & Noble

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