The Rum Runner is a 2017 IPPY Silver Medalist!
I’m thrilled to announce that The Rum Runner has won the Independent Publishing Book Award’s silver medal for 2017 in the Suspense/Thriller category.
The Rum Runner is my first novel, and the first book in the Maxwell Craig series, and this award marks an auspicious beginning for a series of thrillers that I’ve always believed would be unique and special.
The finished product is much more than the sum of its parts, and I must give thanks where thanks is due: To Stuart Bache from Books Covered for designing such a striking cover that captures the mood of the book so perfectly. I’ve received a great many compliments on The Rum Runner‘s cover, and Stuart is the guy who deserves that credit. To Susan Kenney, my copy editor, for doing such a thorough job to ensure that the story reads as accurately and as fluidly as possible. I greatly appreciate her attention to detail and her comments about how to make the story read better. To Glendon Haddix from Streetlight Graphics for doing such an amazing job designing the interior for the paperback version of The Rum Runner. There is definitely art involved in making the words on the page look the best they can, and I think Glendon does an outstanding job. To Mad Scientist for drawing the inside art that appears at the chapter headings. I’ve worked with him a lot for past projects, and I think his artwork adds just a little something special to the book. And to my good friend Eric Richey for letting me chew his ear off during the whirlwind writing process for The Rum Runner. He was a great listener, and always good for an astute suggestion or a bit of advice.
If you’ve read the eBook version of The Rum Runner and enjoyed it, I would encourage you to pick up a copy of the paperback version, and see what this team of really special people have worked together to accomplish.
Take a look at the paperback version here:
Murder. Revenge. Rum.
The Rum Runner represents my first foray into the world of crime fiction. I am excited to launch this suspenseful thriller, set on the Caribbean island of Martinique. It’s a hot beach read, just in time for summer. Grab it for your eReader today.
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