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Literacy fundraiser

This past weekend I was honored to serve as the master of ceremonies for a gala honoring James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author. Mr. Patterson was interviewed by David Morrell, cofounder of the International Thriller Writers and the creator of John Rambo. The proceeds from the event benefited a great organization, the Literacy Instruction for Texas, or LIFT. The evening served as the kickoff for the 50th world mystery convention, known as Bouchercon, essentially ComicCon for mystery and thriller fans.

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The Devil’s Country film

Big fun on the red carpet at the North Texas Film Festival, talking up the movie version of The Devil’s Country (still in development) with the director of the project Jonathan Brownlee.

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Texas Sicario is out today!

My eighth crime thriller was published today. Texas Sicario is a sequel to 2017’s widely acclaimed The Devil’s Country but also a standalone in its own right, a story of loneliness, grief, and violence.Buy a copy today!

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Texas Bound II at the DMA

Great event last night at the Dallas Museum of Art. Actor G. W. Bailey (Provenza on Major Crimes) read a short story of mine originally published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Gratifying and more than a little surreal to hear the crowd react to my words. Bailey’s performance was amazing.

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Selling books

Very grateful to have friends who support my career by hosting book parties. We sold a lot of copies yesterday and ate some great barbecue. Thanks, Anne and Steve, Interabang Books, and Pecan Lodge.

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On the Set: The Devil’s Country

The drunk’s name is Chuck. Purporting to be retired from the film industry, Chuck is at the end of the bar, just out of frame, rambling on about how we’re all a bunch of amateurs, with our lights and our cameras and our director, the latter telling everyone where to go and what to do like he’s oh, I don’t know, directing. Every so often, Chuck slaps the scarred wood surface of the bar to make his point, almost knocking over his mug of beer. Other times, he argues with people who aren’t there, a natural hazard for someone who views a 12-pack as part of their minimum daily requirements, emphasis on minimum.

The glam life, this movie making. Continue reading

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Early Review – The Devil’s Country

Nice words from the Library Journal for my new thriller The Devil’s Country.

“Hunsicker’s latest introduces a sympathetic hero who struggles with his own demons as much as he strives to solve the crime at hand.” Library Journal

The full review will post later this month.

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The Devil’s Country – Advance Reading Copies

devilscountryarcsLike clouds gathering before a storm, the appearance of advance reading copies signifies the finished book is nearing publication, in this case March of 2017.

Set amid the badlands of West Texas, the story revolves around an ex-Texas Ranger distraught over the murder of his family. When he’s accused of a similar crime, he must overcome his grief and find those responsible in order to clear his name.

So just who is the devil in the barren country of West Texas? Pre-order a copy now so you’ll be the first to know!

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Filming promos for the new book.

Thanks to my wonderful publisher, I’m in LA, filming promos for my seventh thriller, THE DEVIL’S COUNTRY. (March 2017; Thomas & Mercer) 

Amazing how hard it is to talk coherently when someone is videoing you.

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It never gets old.

Author’s copies  of my sixth thriller arrived today. THE GRID, available August 25, 2015, wherever books are sold. 

 

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