Thoughts, News, Rants and Other Orcutt Writings for Readers

A Truth Stranger Than Fiction — Book Trailer

For the 3rd novel in my Dakota Stevens Mystery Series, I decided I wanted to juice up the book promotion….

On Recognition and Accolades: Why I Drank the Metaphorical Motor Oil this Year

It came as a complete surprise to me last week when I found out that another one of my books…

The Next Dakota Stevens Mystery is Done

IT’S DONE. After 90,000 words, 6 drafts, endless polishing, and countless tweaks, spell-checks and fact-checks, the next Dakota Stevens mystery,…

“Parisian Women on Bicycles” & “The Young Woman in the Café”

Two years ago today, I was in Paris. I was there for two weeks, and I loved it. Loved it…

Kirkus Reviews Gives 100 Miles a Rave

More than anything, we writers want readers—particularly discerning readers and critics—to get our work. We want readers to see the parallels…

Me and My Montblanc

This is the very short story of a man and his pen. Around 1988, when I went to college to…

I want to go to there. :)