Hey all. I spent part of Saturday chatting up Brandon Blake, both in his debut (PORT CITY SHAKEDOWN, 2009) and his upcoming outing in PORT CITY BLACK AND WHITE, due out in September. Some people had read SHAKEDOWN. Some were new to my young friend on the Portland waterfront. I have to say I’m excited to introduce Brandon to new readers, many of whom have read about Jack McMorrow for years. One reader predicted that the two of them will meet one of these books.
Could be, but in the meantime I’m pretty psyched about BLACK AND WHITE. I’m looking forward to getting Brandon and Mia, Brandon’s police partner Kat Malone, and the rest of the crew out into the public eye in just a few weeks. In fact, I’d like to get Brandon out there right now. So I’m going to send out signed copies of PORT CITY SHAKEDOWN to two commenters who tell me they want to get to know this guy. I’ll have one of my associates here pick the winners randomly. Blindfolded. Sworn to secrecy.
I’ve got to tell you. Brandon’s cut from a different cloth. In some ways I’m still trying to get a handle of the guy. It’s fun when you create a character who surprises you at many turns.
Looking forward to hearing from you.