Gaylord Dold Author of The Mitch Roberts Series and More - page 27

What Writers are saying…

I think James W. Hall is a terrific poet and his “Bones of Coral” featuring Thorne, his protagonist, one of the best Florida crime novels ever written.  We’ve corresponded over the years and he shared my publisher.  I lived in Ft. Lauderdale for a while…

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The genesis of Mitch Roberts

Here’s a short piece of video which aired on a local news station many years ago. It describes the genesis of Mitch Roberts with some panache, I think. KWCH Gaylord Dold – On the Trail of Mitch Roberts 1987 from Mike Carroll on Vimeo. […

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The Best Book Ever Written About Raymond Chandler

Once you’ve read everything written by Raymond Chandler twice or three times a sense of melancholy intrudes.  You wish there were more but there isn’t. There are a number of fine works about Chandler, including the distinguished biography written in 1976 by Frank McShane, and…

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Mitch Roberts, Robert Mitchum and Me

In the beginning is the struggle to find a title for your book and to name the characters.  It is said that Raymond Chandler chose the surname Marlow for his famous private detective after the Renaissance playwright and spy who was a contemporary of Shakespeare….

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Creative Writing Workshop: Introduction

  A real book comes into being from nothingness, without even the biological roadmap of sperm, egg and instinct that guide much of animal life on the planet. Many books—commercial trash, series fiction, many mysteries, romance novels, guidebooks and shelf after shelf of others, exist…

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The Swarming Stage – Free Sample Chapter One

Introduction THE TIME is A.D. 2092. THE PLACE used to be Los Angeles, now called THE BASIN AUTHORITY ZONE. Water scarcity, social breakdown and climate changed have made southern California into a disorganized desert area with porous borders, a swirling mix of invaders from south…

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Same Old Sun, Same Old Moon – Free Sample Chapter One

Introduction Elaine Jorgenson is a wealthy Key West real estate developer who second husband is gambler Kevin Terminadi.  When Jorgenson wants to bring a gambling casino to a popular Key West beach front property, citizen united against it.  Jack Kilgore is hired by Lester Dodge…

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The Nickle Jolt – Free Sample Chapter One

Introduction Having done three tours in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Jack Kilgore (Stanford Law) is burned out.  After moving to Miami and working for a genetics tech lab, he gives the glamorous world of corporate security up for a quiet job as night watchman at a…

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