I love running on wilderness trails for the wildlife I chance to see. At a hiking pace, one is less likely to surprise an animal, especially not when in a group or talking or with a dog. If a wild animal sees you first, you probably won’t see it at all. Those who hike or … Continue reading Trail Running Encounters
(8 minutes/Scenic Travel) My friend and co-author Wanda Snow Porter invited me to tour her family ranch last week and my love for the valleys and mountain ranges of this Central Coast California region was revitalized (as if that needed doing). The Porter ranch is a working cattle ranch as well as a historic property, … Continue reading A Visit to the Porter Ranch
My novel CANAAN'S SECRET, book 6 in the Zack Tolliver, FBI crime mystery series is in contention for two awards this September. I have entered it in the annual READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARD contest. It received unsolicited high praise from an editor in the editing services arm of the organization. TopShelf Magazine staff nominated the … Continue reading Open Letter to Friends and Fans
With the long Fourth of July weekend approaching, no one wants to be caught short of eBooks in their tablet library - at a good price, that is. Retailers raise prices during the holiday. Books are no exception. I will keep my series eBook prices at $4.99, except the novella (The Dark Road) which will … Continue reading Time To Load Up! Dollars & Sense
LAS CRUCES, Zack Tolliver, FBI book #7 is ready to appear on presale next week on Amazon.com. Those who purchase the book during the presale period will pay the introductory price of $2.99 and know it will be delivered to you the moment of release. LAS CRUCES is a riveting story springing from an actual … Continue reading Cover Reveal
They were bringing the heifers down from the high ranges today. I knew it as soon as I began to run the backside of the Jeep road. Deep hoof mud cups covered the entire width leaving a million sharp sundried ridges like a honeycomb. No cattle anywhere. The weather has been skittish lately. Cold enough … Continue reading Bringing Down The Heifers
Nothing thrills an author more than reviews such as these: "I’m delighted to learn that Book 7 is on the way!" "I look forward to the next book in April." "Looking forward to next book in April. I am committed!" Except if it is now April and my next novel, Las Cruces, is not…quite…well, finished. … Continue reading Stoking The Series
Yes, it's official. Every few days this month one of the Zack Tolliver, FBI Series eBook novels will be free on amazon.com/author/rlawsongamble. You may already have noticed this trend. There have been free days for CAT and UNDER DESERT SAND already. ZACA will be free this Friday, April 12. Why this month? According to Alexa, … Continue reading April is Free Tolliver Month!
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Who doesn't love a treasure hunt? It is that same excitement that draws me deeper into my research, as much for my fiction as for history. I do not write fantasy. My crime mystery novels occur in a different location each time––real, identifiable places. It is my purpose to describe the area in such detail … Continue reading Crime in Las Cruces