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Saturday, March 31, 2012

IT'S HERE! A SHOT IN THE ARM!

The second part of the 1970s Trilogy, "A SHOT IN THE ARM" is back from the printer.




·      A brilliant creation!  I wasn't able to put the book down. Mark Rudd, author of Underground: My life in SDS and the Weathermen

·      Fast-moving. Plenty of twists and turns. Day-Glo vivid.  Meredith Sue Willis, author of Out of the Mountains 

·      A detective story with a sense of geography, a sense of morality, and a sense of humor. A Shot in the Arm is a blast to read. Frances Lefkowitz, author of To Have Not.

·      Gripping. Exciting. Add "A Shot in the Arm" to the classic tales of the City by the Bay. Hilton Obenzinger, author of Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco


SPECIAL LAUNCH PROMOTION SALE: A Shot In The Arm, signed by the author,  $12.00, tax included plus S&H $3.75. Total price: $15.75 (An $8.00 discount from publisher's retail price.) Sorry, no foreign sales at this price. Shipping within U.S. by Media Mail only.

Signed copies can be ordered, beginning on Monday, April 2, 2012 using the Paypal link/button below.



Join me at the launch party: Cafe Royale, 800 Post St. S.F. April 15, 2012, 4-6 p.m.
I will also be reading from A SHOT IN THE ARM at El Amigo, 3355 Mission St. S.F. April 19, 2012, at an InsideStoryTime event that runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A SHOT IN THE ARM is coming on April 2!


For Immediate Release:

Coming on April 2, 2012:

"A Shot In The Arm", a new mystery/thriller by S.F. Attorney, Barry S. Willdorf, takes the reader to the San Francisco of the early 1970s. Travel back in time to visit a Bay Area rarely portrayed in today's literature. Peruse the menu at the Trident Restaurant on the Sausalito waterfront. Slide seamlessly among the old, waterlogged houseboats that lined the shore. Mingle with Vietnam era soldiers and sailors, black militants and hippies. Watch Raymond Chandler's movie "The Long Goodbye" for a couple of bucks. Order a beer for a buck. Score drugs of all kinds on practically every street corner. Stroll the Fillmore district before it was gentrified. Witness a car chase over the dirt roads that once crisscrossed Bernal Hill. Sneak into the City’s shipyards and foundries when they still bustled with activity. Spend time at the Hamilton Air Force Base officer's club. Sip Java where longshoremen once prowled. Tag along with rogue government agents as they scheme to arm anti-communist guerrillas using drug profits.

"A Shot In The Arm delivers a dark murder plot with characters that are right on the money." Mark Rudd, author of Underground: My life in SDS and the Weathermen.

"The legal details are sharp; the drinking and drugging and low life neighborhoods are Day-Glo vivid."  Meredith Sue Willis, author of Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel and Out of the Mountains.

"A detective story with a sense of geography, a sense of morality, and a sense of humor." Frances Lefkowitz, author of To Have Not.

"Gripping. Exciting. Add 'A Shot in the Arm' to the classic tales of the City by the Bay." Hilton Obenzinger, author of Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco and Busy Dying

A Shot In The Arm is part of a trilogy being published by Whiskey Creek Press. Part One, Burning Questions, was published last August. Both novels are available in print and as e-books from the publisher: http://whiskeycreekpress.com/ , Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  Part three, The Fourth Conspirator, will be available this fall.

JOIN ME ON APRIL 15, 2012 4-6 P.M. AT CAFE ROYALE
                    800 POST ST. SAN FRANCISCO
FOR GIVEAWAYS, PRIZES, READINGS, AND MORE  TO CELEBRATE THE LAUNCH OF
                            A SHOT IN THE ARM!  


GET FLIGHT OF THE SORCERESS FREE!

To my readers:

WILD CHILD PUBLISHING has just announced that my award-winning historical novel, THE FLIGHT OF THE SORCERESS will be available as a free download on Amazon on April 2 and 3. 2012 even if you are not an Amazon Prime member.

As the current candidates for President debate the issue of separation of church and state, THE FLIGHT OF THE SORCERESS has become increasingly relevant. This carefully researched historical novel accurately recounts the consequences of joining together church and state the last time a world power tried it.

click here for information on getting a free download

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Watch a video of my reading from Burning Questions

On March 8, 2012, I was among six impressive authors reading from their works in Sausalito, CA.

Click below to hear and see it.

BARRY reading from BURNING QUESTIONS at Why There Are Words

Monday, March 12, 2012

"A Shot In The Arm" Coming Soon!


It is 1973 in San Francisco. Against his girlfriend, Christina’s advice, Nate Lewis takes the case of a black militant accused of homicide. Then Nate discovers that his fat cash retainer comes from drug money stolen from rogue government agents involved in a drugs-for-guns scheme. Bodies begin piling up as the agents attempt to recover the stolen loot. Soon Nate is the last man standing. Only Christina can save him. But she’s caught him philandering. Will she?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another very satisfied reader waiting for Part Two !!!

(Burning Questions is a) "Delightful and engrossing read! Very hard to put down. Love the story, and especially the character development. ... real human beings who have strengths and flaws. Looking forward to Part II."
David Goldberg, San Francisco.

Friday, March 2, 2012

More Advance Praise for A Shot In The Arm!


·      Fast-moving. Plenty of twists and turns. The legal details are sharp; the drinking and drugging and low life neighborhoods are Day-Glo vivid.  I was glad to know there’s at least one more novel out there about Nate Lewis and his world. Meredith Sue Willis, author of Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel and Out of the Mountains


·      Barry Willdorf knows the lawyer's brain and feels the City's heart, producing a non-stop thrill ride through San Francisco in the early 70s as a "people's lawyer" and his waitress girlfriend try to escape a web of smack, shady rehab, covert operations and murder. Gripping. Exciting. Add "A Shot in the Arm" to the classic tales of the City by the Bay. Hilton Obenzinger, author of Cannibal Eliot and the Lost Histories of San Francisco and Busy Dying



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Reading at Why There Are Words

I will be reading from "Burning Questions" on March 8 at Why There Are Words, a literary salon. Join me and other talented writers at 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito, 7:00 p.m.

Also, please join me to celebrate the launch of Part 2 of the 1970's Trilogy, "A Shot In The Arm" on April 15, 2012 at 4:00 p.m at Cafe Royale, 800 Post St. S.F., CA.