Here we go everybody this is the TCP and I am John Stamp, Tiger-dog is chilling here with me. And so far, he’s managed to stay awake.
First off, Wraith of Sheltermount with the new cover is live in both paperback and kindle, check it out. Jeff Hayes at Plasmafire graphics did a fantastic job capturing the tone of the book. I’m glad you guys like it.
Here we go, everybody, this is the TCP and I am John Stamp, with me is the ageless Tiger-dog who is asleep at my feet. I think he had a big night last night. Or he didn’t get enough out of his 4 naps today. Either way, he was out before we got started.
First off thank you for all the compliments on the new cover for Wraith. Jeff Hayes at Plasmafire graphics did a fantastic job capturing the tone of Wraith of Sheltermount. I’m glad you guys like it.
Also, the Kindle version of Blood Red Ivory is still on sale for $2.99. Just tossing that out there.
Tonight, I’m talking to SL Ditmars,
S.L. Ditmars is the award-winning author of the Big Dogs series. He is a retired police officer from Long Beach, California, and has held positions in patrol, police K9, information technology, homeland security, counterterrorism, and police communications.
Hey, everybody, this is the TCP, and I am John Stamp.
First off did you guys see the artwork Jeff Hayes at Plasmafire graphics worked up for Wraith of Sheltermount. Wraith was my experiment in writing a fantasy novel. From the start, Wraith was going to be an indie title. I wanted to do the whole thing myself, so I hired the editor, and did the cover myself. I thought I did pretty good on the cover and it tested well but when I started working with Jeff to upgrade the covers on my other titles, I knew I had to do Wraith. And I was right, he knocked it out of the park. I’ll include it in the show notes. I already put it up on the socials.
Second, continuing my wholehearted thanks for your support for Brother’s Keeper, just released on Audible. Thank you for all the comments and compliments you’ve sent. I want to know what you want to hear next, Where Angels Sing, Spoilers #2, Wraith of Sheltermount, or Shattered Circle. Leave a comment.
Last, Wild Blue Press still has Blood Red Ivory on sale for $2.99. If you haven’t read one of my novels yet, Blood Red Ivory is a great place to start.
Tonight, I’m talking to Rob Sands,
Iowa’s current State Auditor and true crime author. As Iowa’s chief public corruption prosecutor, Rob uncovered the largest lottery rigging scheme in American history and detailed the case in his book, The Winning Ticket: Uncovering America’s Biggest Lottery Scam. Both a story of small-town America and a true-crime saga about the largest lottery-rigging scheme in American history, The Winning Ticket follows the investigation all the way down the rabbit hole to uncover how one man was able to cheat the system, winning jackpots over $16 million. He went more than a decade without being caught—until Rob inherited the case.
The Winning Ticket is an inside look at one of the most complicated yet seat-of-your-pants financial investigations and prosecutions in recent history. Just as remarkable as the crime are the real-life characters met along the way: an honest fireworks salesman, a hoodwinked FBI agent, a crooked Texas lawman, a shady attorney representing a Belizean trust, and, yes, Bigfoot hunters.
That’s correct, I said Bigfoot hunters.
This was a fun interview.
Find Rob on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @robsandIA
Also, if you haven’t got around to it yet, Wild Blue Press has Blood Red Ivory on sale this week for $2.99. Just tossing that out there.
Tonight, I get to talk to Army veteran and Author of the Titan Protocol, David Scott.
David Scott was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, but grew up in a New Jersey suburb. He served for more than 12 years in the US military. His first four years were with the Marine Corps during which time he deployed to Japan, Afghanistan, and twice to Iraq. Leaving the Marines, he worked at the Internal Revenue Service while attending college. David then joined the US Army to become a Blackhawk helicopter pilot. After the Army he worked as a software developer. When not writing, he works as a podcast editor.
Not gonna lie I was a bit rusty on the production side of the house this week but, we are back on That’s Criminal with John Stamp!
I hope you guys had as much fun as I did over the holiday. December was a blur. Took the wee babes to the Big Island of Hawaii, and just like I did the first time I went there long ago, Red Five and the Big Guy did not want to come back. Three out of the four of us were all in favor of putting up a tent on the beach and never leaving. Thankfully, the brains of the outfit, the lovely wife Erica, talked us back to the mainland.
So, I’m back, had enough fun last year that I decided to talk to a bunch more really interesting people. I got a pretty great lineup both in true crime and fiction coming up so I hope you continue to enjoy the show. I do have an announcement though; the boys picked a new logo. It’ll be in the show notes. And the new cover for the podcast starting next week.
Also, before we get into it, big thanks to all of you who have downloaded Brother’s Keeper on Audible. So far Alex and Charlie have been really well received. And, like he did with Spoilers, Chas Mandala nailed it with the narration. We both appreciate the support.