Harry James Denton Returns!

Dead Folks’ Blues, Torch Town Boogie, Way Past Dead Available Early 2017!

The award-winning Harry James Denton series will be republished under the Spearhead Press imprint in March 2017. Dead Folks’ Blues, which won the 1994 Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America, was the debut of the Denton series, which is set in Nashville, Tennessee.

The series features ex-newspaper reporter turned private investigator Harry James Denton.

Torch Town Boogie and Way Past Dead will also be republished simultaneously. Spearhead Press will bring out the second group of three Denton novels in late Spring 2017.

The first three Denton novels will be published in EBook format and available from all major EBook outlets. Print-on-demand editions will follow.

“I’m thrilled that these novels–each of which either won or was nominated for a major mystery award–will be once again widely available,” series author Steven Womack said in making the announcement. “And when those six novels are back, I’d like to write the new adventures of Harry James Denton. He’ll be a decade or so older and maybe a little wiser. One thing’s for sure–Nashville and Harry’s world have changed a lot since we last saw him.”

In the meantime…

Welcome to StevenWomack.com!

Steven WomackThanks for visiting. I’m glad you’re here.  Please look around and explore what’s on this site.

If you go to the web pages for each of my books, you won’t find a catalogue description or a cut-and-paste from the Amazon.com page. I’ve tried to do something different here, which is tell the story behind the story…

A Different Kind of Book Page…

Signing RESURRECTION BAY at Parnassus Books
Signing RESURRECTION BAY at Parnassus Books

What you’ll find instead is my own notes and backstory on where each book came from. Every novel is a story, but every novel has its own story as well. And that’s what I’d like to do here: give you some idea of where each book came from and how it came to be…

Of course, there will still be the occasional obligatory fun self-promotion fluff piece, like pictures of me signing and speaking at Parnassus Books…

A Place To Share Resources…

I’d also like for this to be a meeting place for readers and writers alike. The publishing business right now is changing in ways that can only be described as revolutionary. I’ve been a published novelist now for over 25 years, and I’ve never seen anything like it. I read ezines, blogs, and articles every day about this business. Sometimes it seems like keeping on top of the changes in this industry is a full-time job…

A New Kind of Publishing World…

Signing RESURRECTION BAY at the Cool Springs Barnes & Noble.
Signing RESURRECTION BAY at the Cool Springs Barnes & Noble.

In many ways, it’s a golden era for writers. Thanks to the digital publishing revolution, it’s never been easier for writers to get their work in front of readers. When I first started out, writers were literally at the mercy of agents and editors, who served as gatekeepers (perhaps bouncers would be a better description). They could take years to decide if you were going to be let into the club, and their decision was final.

Those days are over.

Writers can now totally bypass the gatekeepers. What this means is that more writers than ever are publishing, and more books are being published than ever before.

I’m about to go full-court-press into indie-pubbing myself, with the launch of Spearhead Press later this summer.

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The downside, of course, is that it’s harder than ever to get any attention in such a crowded field, and it’s harder than ever to make a living at it…

So I want this website to be a resource for writers and readers. We’re all after the same thing: the incredible experience of being a part of a good story and sharing that bond.

This website is, as we all are, a work-in-progress.  So I ask your patience as this journey progresses.

While this site is being built, take a look at my Facebook page. I find a lot of really interesting stuff that I like to share:search

 

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