Plans for 2024. More reading, less writing.

Plans for 2024

More reading, less writing

Happy New Year!

I wish you good health and happiness in a year of exciting new adventures and important accomplishments. I hope you have ambitious plans for 2024 and that all your goals are met. May the world around us also find the peace and love that is sadly missing in so many places. Let’s hope we can all contribute to making that happen. There are important issues not to be ignored.

Meanwhile, our journey together in reading and writing continues in 2024. I hope you find that it provides an opportunity for calm consideration of different perspectives on people, places, and issues that we might not otherwise experience or understand.

My own plans this year include more reading than writing. I will be focused on the priorities of publishing three more Dale Hunter Thriller novels – BAD BOYS IN BOSTON, CRASH LANDING and WHATEVER IT TAKES. The planning and preparation to achieve more effective marketing and promotion for those book launches will take up most of my time and energy.

However, I will find the time to work through my reading list and the pile of books filling all the available space in my office. Not just the bookshelves! I discovered over the holidays that it’s a pleasure to expand my reading choices beyond the usual suspects in the genre of crime thrillers, mystery & suspense, action & adventure. Those are the best reference sources for my Dale Hunter Series and I’ve already stolen all the good ideas, tips, and tricks that I found there from my favourite model writers – Kathy Reichs, Robert Crais, Ian Rankin, John Grisham, David Baldacci,  and Canadians – Ian Hamilton, Rick Mofina and Linwood Barclay. Thank you!

I recommend them all. And if you can suggest others that I should read, please let me know who you recommend.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying a wide variety of genres and writers – short stories, literary fiction, history, finance and economics. I’m developing a new appreciation of good writing and a keen ability to distinguish quality from trash, as well as learning to pay more attention to the choice of words in every sentence and paragraph and in the editing and proofreading of my own writing.

I appreciate your patience in waiting for the next novels in the Dale Hunter Thriller Series, 2024 is the year to catch up! You’re on my special VIP list, if you’re a subscriber to my newsletter or follow me on social media, and you’ll be offered Advance Review Copies of BAD BOYS IN BOSTON as soon as they’re released.

I hope you’ve already read the first three novels in the Dale Hunter Series, NO EASY MONEY, SIMPLY THE BEST, and MERGER MANIAC. Visit for more information and quick-links to buy. (I’m sorry, but the free E-book offer over the holidays has now expired.) Print and E-book copies are still available though your local bookstore or library and online everywhere.

Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts in these occasional posts and newsletters and for your continued interest in my writing.  Any follow-up questions or comments are always appreciated.

Enjoy your own reading and writing and Happy New Year!


Del Chatterson



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