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Cold Poker Gang Novels

Amazing Video For My Cold Poker Gang Novels…

I love writing this series and have a new one in the works called Side Pot that I will track the writing for everyone here once I finish the book I am working on.

This short video really catches the flavor of the series. If you love mystery and cold cases, give the series a try if you haven’t already.

You can see the entire series and get links to purchase here.



This weekend I will be sending out the information to those signed up on the March regular workshops. All workshops have openings.

Sign up directly through Teachable or if you have a credit, write me.

Class #25… Mar 6th … Depth #3: Research
Class #26… Mar 6th … Author Voice
Class #27… Mar 6th … (empty slot)
Class #28… Mar 6th … Writing into the Dark
Class #29… Mar 6th … Writing Fiction Sales Copy
Class #30… Mar 6th … Writing and Selling Short Stories
Class #31… Mar 7th … Depth in Writing
Class #32… Mar 7th …(empty slot)
Class #33… Mar 7th … Cliffhangers
Class #34… Mar 7th … Pacing Your Novel
Class #35… Mar 7th … Novel Structure
Class #36… Mar 7th … Writing Fantasy

April workshops will be available on Teachable in a day or so and I will do the schedule for the summer workshops shortly. It will include a few new ones.



March 15-18th

— Adding Tension to Your Writing
— Making a Living in 2018/19 With Your Fiction
— Controlling Fear of Failure

Sign up directly through Teachable. When a class reaches five writers, it will no longer show as available.




  • Philip

    I just started reading the first in the Cold Poker series and it’s great. I love mystery and gambling. Yeah, yeah, poker “isn’t gambling,” as my poker buddies say, but I disagree. Sure, you need the strategy, but the cards still fall to you by chance.

    • dwsmith

      So does a football and a baseball and a soccer ball, all chance bounce and so on. Chance levels out over a fairly short time in poker and skill always wins in the long run. It is considered a sport in most sporting worlds. And actually, in the Cold Poker Gang novels, there isn’t much poker. (grin)