I couldn't find the book I wanted to read, so I wrote it!  I began to write MURDER on SKIS twenty-four years ago, watching sunrise in Montana.  Now,  BACK DIRT will join MOS and LOVING LUCY in the series featuring JC Snow. Keep an eye on this page for some of the great events coming up. 

Coming up:

Oct. 8th, Sat. - Book Signing at West Mountain Ski Resort. 12-5

Nov. 10th - Official Release of Witch Window.

Nov. 19th, Sat. - Book Signing at Open Door Books. 1-2:30
Schenectady, NY

Nov. 30th, Weds. Book Signing at Northshire Books. 6P
                               Saratoga Springs, NY

Dec. 4th, Sun. Book Signing at Vischer Ferry General Store. 2P
                                      Clifton Park, NY 

Had a great time in Sun Valley, where Back Dirt was honored by the International Skiing History Association!

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Back Dirt has been named a              Finalist for the
American Fiction Awards.

  Thanks to everyone we met on our
         Midwest Mountain Tour!
  We did some skiing in Wisconsin.
   I mean, we didn't spend the entire   time consuming warm drinks inside
   a plastic igloo. But that wasn't the                    worst of it, either!

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           AND, I was interviewed on 
         North Country Public Radio,
with Mitch Teich!
         To hear the interview, click
              on the NCPR logo and
           scroll down to my name.


     At Saratoga Book Festival, sharing a moment with Saratoga author Hollis Palmer. Authors Kim Van Alkemade and Armando Lucas Correa are behind us.

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         Loving Lucy made the                      Shortlist for the 2021
      Murder & Mayhem Award,             presented by Chanticleer
                Book Reviews!

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Getting The Word Out In Colorado!
                                                     Hit the image to read article.

 Thanks to HOF extreme skiing         pioneer, Dan Egan, for having
            me on his podcast.

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Great to get attention from the Vail Daily!

Thanks for the article in the great newspaper of Loveland, Colorado!

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  We were thrilled to help raise
   money, in an internationally      streamed TV event, to feed        their horses for the winter, at   the farm of Equine Advocates,              in Chatham, NY.
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     This has been a team effort.
    My wife, Carolyn, designed the
     covers of WITCH WINDOW, 
   BACK DIRT and LOVING LUCY,          with Debbi Wraga of Shires Press.

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 Murder On Skis was the #1 selling book in 2020, at
     JP WOOLIES at the 
    Big Sky Ski Resort in 
      I met store owner                 Tucker Vanyo    and signed some books,   after a day on the slopes.
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      Five Stars!  
  Excited about the Five   Star rating just received by Murder on Skis from
    Readers' Favorite!
     Trudi LoPreto wrote:  "Murder on Skis is a must-read for all fans of a good mystery book."
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        Thanks! To the Daily Inter Lake                newspaper in Kalispell,  Montana, for                            their kind  mention.
 Grateful to the great crew at Clifton Park Neighbors magazine. They brought us up to West Mountain and did a photo shoot!
  It was a lot of fun. BTW, those Blizzard GS skis Rip!
  Thank You! To Ann Perillo, for having me on her television show, each year, 'Schenectady-Capital Region Today.' 
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    <<<LISTEN! to Phil's interview on 'Speaking of Writers'          with Steve Richards. Click on 'Speaking of Writers' icon.
  'Speaking of Writers' airs in the Albany, NY area on radio                            stations WGNA 107.7, WQBK 103.9,                                                  WTMM  104.5,  WQSH  105.7.
    WATCH! Phil's interview with Asa Stackel and                     on Newschannel 13's Forum 13!  
            Watch the interview by clicking on                                       Newschannel 13 logo>>>>
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  A fond memory with Chuck, George and Kelly on their great morning show on WGY radio! 
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   Fun Interview with Peter and Nick on KGVO newstalk radio in Missoula, Montana.  We had a good time discussing my book and sharing some stories. 
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  Thanks to the Times Union for putting us in the Sunday Books section. 
 Thanks to Kristi Guftafson Barlette for adding us to her Fun Blog at the Times!
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Thanks to the Saratogian and the Record for great coverage, letting readers know that our book was coming!

 I'm grateful to Cynthia Pooler for allowing me time on her podcast 'Focus on Albany'.  It was a fun conversation:

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       Thank you to the Valley Journal in Lake County, Montana for their article!

  Capital Region Living Magazine
        gave me a nice farewell,
when I chose to leave television.

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