Manage episode 239630974 series 1169344
Chuck Greaves new novel, The Church of the Graveyard Saints, is a literary mystery with a love triangle and an eco-thriller finish and it’s also the first novel Chuck has written that’s set in and around his adopted hometown of Cortez, Colorado.
Chuck tells the remarkable story about getting noticed in the publishing world for the first time and talks about the two sides of his writing life—one writing the Jack MacTaggart series of legal mysteries, set in Los Angeles, and his work as C. Joseph Greaves, producing more literary works.
Both halves of his output and have drawn considerable attention. Hush Money, the first installment in the MacTaggart series, won the SouthWest Writers’ International Writing Contest and was named a finalist for numerous national honors including the Lefty Award from Left-Coast Crime, the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and the Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Reviews.
Chuck’s first literary entry, Hard Twisted, was called a “taut and intriguing thriller” by the London Sunday Times and was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award in Fiction. His third MacTaggart novel, The Last Heir, was a finalist for the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Best Mystery, while his fifth novel Tom & Lucky was named by the Wall Street Journal to its year-end list of the “Best Books of 2015.” The Church of the Graveyard Saints launches in September.
Intro music by Moby
Outro by Dan-o-Songs