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Kirkus reviews The King of Fear

The people at Kirkus loved The Ascendant, and they seem to be following up that sentiment with The King of Fear. Here's the review, in all its glory, and don't think for a moment that I don't sweat it out while waiting for these to come in! KIRKUS REVIEW Dec. 22, 2015 Terrorism, economic warfare, [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kirkus reviews The King of Fear

The power of language

I consider myself more of a storyteller than a craftsman of fine language. I shy away from books that rely on the poetry of their prose as opposed to the compelling nature of their plot and character. I guess that's why I write TV as well as books -- I like plot. I like when [...]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The power of language

Reality changes things

In between football games this weekend I was flipping channels and I happened on a network I'd never seen before: The Esquire Channel. They were running an all day marathon of a reality show called Bomb Patrol Afghanistan. (You can guess what it was about.) Of course I had to take a look. The show [...]

By |November 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reality changes things

Children leave the nest

I have a kid in college. Another one in high school. But I also have one on Amazon.com, and another on TNT. And I can't control any of them. It is an old trope that your creative endeavors are your children, but there is a lot of truth in that cliche. Like children, your book [...]

By |November 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments

Pub Date!

Today is the day. Part one of my next book, The King of Fear, is being released digitally. It's available on the iTunes store, at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and anywhere else you get your digital eBooks. The whole thing is a bit of a marketing experiment by my publisher, Simon & Schuster. It's a callback to [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

My random life

I've always loved the idea that random events cluster. It's a basic principal of statistics -- if you flip a coin a bunch of times, even though your odds of heads or tails are 50-50 for each toss, you will almost certainly get a run of exclusively heads or tails at some point. And sometimes [...]

By |November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My random life

My favorite Tweet

I've had a certain amount of interaction with readers in the past few weeks -- via email, book readings, and Twitter -- but I think this one was my favorite: Parajunkee ‏@parajunkee1h Because #amreading The Ascendant by @AndrewDChapman I’m thinking the gmail apocalypse might be a nefarious Chinese plot… I guess it's that the message came [...]

By |January 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My favorite Tweet

Too good to be true

In what reads almost like a practical joke, the NYTimes reports that a huge portion of China's 500 million internet users were re-routed to a small brick building in Cheyenne, Wyoming yesterday. You read that right. Somehow, a majority of Chinese internet traffic was routed to Wyoming. For eight hours. And no one is quite [...]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Too good to be true

Some media clips

I've been doing a ton of media for The Ascendant, and for The Assets as well. Below are some links to the interviews and TV appearances. Just for fun, if you're interested. A Skype interview I did for Hollywood on the Potomac: http://hollywoodonthepotomac.com/ A radio interview with WJR in Detroit: A link to [...]

By |January 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Some media clips

My first reading

Last night at the Barnes & Noble on 83rd and Broadway, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I had my very first book reading and signing. I have to say -- it was a blast. We had a good crowd, it was fun to talk, fun to read from my book, there were great [...]

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