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January 15, 2019
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GET EVEN – Next Crime Fiction Novel Released Soon

On February 19, the third book in my crime fiction series about the Detroit mafia will be released.  Once again, Detective Clark Phillips is working to end the mafia’s control of the city.  His job is overwhelming, not to mention dangerous, … Continue reading

June 8, 2018
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BOOK REVIEWS – – What Do You Think?

BOOK REVIEWS – – Readers Want to Know What You Think Most readers select books based upon recommendations from friends.  Or, they read the reviews left by others.  Generally, if there are no reviews (or very few) many readers surmise … Continue reading

May 24, 2018
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Promoting Book Sales – – While in My High Chair

Hi Friends and Fans, I just announced my “Summer Book Tour.”  What? Were you thinking I just sit behind my desk writing novels on my laptop all day?  Well, I love doing that, but it doesn’t sell books.  Yes, I … Continue reading

March 31, 2018
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It’s BLIND PIG Day – Time for Mafia Crime Thriller!

YES – today is BLIND PIG day!  It’s the official release of my new mafia crime thriller BLIND PIG: Detroit Thorn Birds Defy Mafia. I’m calling it “Mafia Works #2,” as it’s the second book in my Detroit Mafia vs Thorn Birds … Continue reading

November 8, 2017
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MY “BLIND PIG” NEEDS BETA READERS

BLIND PIG, my focus for today, is a bit different than last week when I posted a copy of an article in a Washington, DC, TheHill.com, featuring my thoughts on how the federal government could cut the bloated budget without firing … Continue reading

October 29, 2017
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Federal Budget Cuts Made Simple

Fiction Writer Proposes Strategy to Cut Federal Budget? After reading my blogs, you’re probably wondering why is a fiction writer proposing a strategy to cut the federal budget?  Well, in some ways the two go hand-in-hand.  For two decades, now, … Continue reading

October 26, 2017
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More Changes to SAX CLUB

In my last post, I indicated I had “de-sexed” SAX CLUB and released a  Second Edition of the first book on the Detroit mafia in the 1970s and 80s.  I’m sure you shook your head.  “Geez, Cochran hasn’t even released … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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READERS SPEAK – I LISTEN AND LEARN

Detroit Mafia/Thorn Birds Series Update Last year about this time I released the first book in a new series about the Detroit Mafia in the 1970s.  Well, believe it or not, I’ve done it again.  I’ve released the second edition … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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Call for Detroit Mafia Experts

Oh, oh – – I’ve become a “research-aholic!” Seriously, it’s an addiction I’ve acquired as I develop my historical fiction series on the Detroit mafia in the 1970s and 80s. Yes, it’s fiction I’m writing, but wow does the real life … Continue reading

July 20, 2017
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DETROIT RIOTS – 50 YEARS AGO

Detroit 1967 – I Was There! In some ways it seems like yesterday.  Fifty years ago I was a young teacher working on my doctorate at Wayne State University in Detroit.  On Sunday, July 23rd, I listened to Ernie Harwell’s play-by-play … Continue reading