Thoughts, News, Rants and Other Orcutt Writings for Readers

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…

The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

’Twas the night before the night before Christmas, And all through this writer’s head, Not a bad thought was stirring,…

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…

I want to go to there. :)