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Make Them Sorry, by Sam HawkenToday is my birthday.  I am the grand, old age of forty-eight, and I must say there are days when I feel that down to the ache in my hips.  Don’t get old, is what I’m telling you.  Being young is better.

About the only thing that improves with age — aside from being able to buy your own beer, of course — is perspective.  It’s more important to be comfortable than daring.  Drinking a little beer once you’ve bought it is more pleasant than drinking a whole bunch.  Success is about more than a corner office (see: comfort).  Family is foremost.  Time is valuable.

Birthdays are a reminder of all that stuff.  They needn’t be a time to mourn, but an opportunity to celebrate everything you’ve managed to learn.  I may not be able to climb ten flights of stairs without having to slow down anymore, but I also know that I’ll get where I’m going eventually.

Oh, and birthdays have one other bonus: presents!  Who gets tired of presents?

For this birthday, I’ll spare you a link to my wish list, and instead ask for only one thing: buy a copy of Make Them Sorry (link).  For my money, Make Them Sorry is the best book I’ve ever written, and that includes all those borderland noir things.  Make Them Sorry has good guys and bad guys and bad guys who are good guys and… well, you’ll have to see for yourself.

Thank you to anyone who decides to celebrate my birthday with a solid read.  And if you already bought that particular present, I thank you, too.  I couldn’t do this without your help.

Get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, from your favorite bookseller. (link)

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Make Them Sorry (UK)Over the years, The Sunday Times has been good to my books, and while some other papers don’t find Camaro Espinoza (link) highbrow enough to earn their praise, I’m glad to say over at the Times, they get it.  Sometimes books are good when they’re grim and unrelenting.  Sometimes books are good when they’re action-packed and full of twists.  Books don’t have to be one or the other.

With that in mind, it was nice to see Crime Club at the Sunday Times say complimentary things about Make Them Sorry (link):

She can take anyone on for a shots-drinking contest, a bout of cage-fighting or anything else that demands strength, courage and a touch of crazy. Camaro is the kind of gal that trouble seems to find, but she’ll hang on and not let go if it looks like the bad guys are going to get away with it. Fast, furious, funny.

Readers in the UK were the first to warm to my writing, and I will forever be grateful to them for making me so much one of their own that I was repeatedly nominated for the Crime Writers’ Association Daggers.  While the nominations are international, membership in the CWA is for the UK only.  I’m thankful for the recognition, even if I am a filthy Yank.

If you’re still on the fence about Make Them Sorry, maybe the Crime Club has given you the nudge you need?

Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available right now from your favorite bookseller. (link)

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Make Them Sorry, by Sam HawkenAnd so August comes to a close.  This was the release month for Make Them Sorry (link), as you may recall.  The latest and best Camaro Espinoza adventure.  If you don’t believe me about the “best” part, be sure to check out pretty much every review that’s come down the pike.  My publisher makes a point of passing these things on to me, because they know I don’t read reviews as a general rule (link), and I’m happy to say they’ve all been top-notch.

I’ve also heard from more readers than ever about how much they love Camaro as a character, which is something I find gratifying in a real way.  Critics are nice to hear from, at least sometimes, but it’s when I hear from readers about how they connected with Camaro that I feel like I’ve genuinely succeeded.  I’ve been writing about Camaro for six years at this point, and I have yet to grow tired of her.  She has a few more stories left to tell — the next book is of critical importance, he said teasingly — and isn’t going anywhere just yet.  If you’re one of those folks out there who really likes what you’ve read, keep watching this space.

My thanks go out to everyone who bought a copy of the book, who told other people they should read it, and for all your support over the years I’ve been on this journey with Camaro.  It truly does mean the world to me.  Without you, I could not spend so much time with such a cool woman, though occasionally I think my wife gets jealous.

Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available right now from your favorite bookseller. (link)

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