Thoughts, News, Rants and Other Orcutt Writings for Readers

Paying Attention as a Fiction Writer

I have been writing fiction since I was 13 years old, when I first read Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger and was swept…

Helium-3, Alternative Energy & The China Problem

Recently I was interviewed by Alternative Energy eMagazine about an issue that plays a part in my most recent mystery…

A California Drive-Time Interview with Phil Cowan

I just enjoyed a terrific 15-minute interview with radio talk show host Phil Cowan of KTKZ AM 1380, Sacramento, California….

A Brief Q&A About the New Dakota Mystery

Is any of A Truth Stranger Than Fiction based in reality? Absolutely. Without giving any spoilers, I can tell you…

Write to Support Your Writing: A Guest Spot on The Author Biz

Whether you’re an aspiring author or a working journeyman writer, Steve Campbell’s podcast The Author Biz is worth your time and…

Why I Write a PI Series

I wasn’t going to write the latest Dakota Stevens mystery. Back in June of last year, at a reading I gave…

I want to go to there. :)