Jeff Widmer

Biography

Jeff Widmer is the author of the CW McCoy and the Brinker series of crime novels and well as numerous non-fiction books. A former journalist, advertising executive and nationally syndicated reviewer, his work has appeared in publications ranging from Advertising Age to US Airways magazine to National Geographic World.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
After sending queries to 76 agents, I received a number of kind comments but no offers of representation. Then an indie author told me about Joanna Penn and her Creative Penn podcasts about the publishing industry. I found her rationale for going independent so compelling I decided to learn as much as I could. The materials on Smashwords were also a great help. In an increasingly DIY world, indie publishing makes a lot sense.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing is the process, the act of writing. Something I think publishing is just an excuse to keep writing.
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Videos

Peak Season: A CW McCoy Novel
When a fugitive kidnaps her family, former police detective CW McCoy must decide which side of the law she's on.

Books

Curb Appeal: a CW McCoy Novel
Series: A CW McCoy Novel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In her third outing (after Peak Season and Tourist in Paradise), CW McCoy’s must unmask a serial killer who’s murdering real estate agents before the killer targets her.
Mr. Magic
Series: A Brinker Novel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,740. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A PR whiz must make the competition disappear or vanish himself.
Tourist in Paradise: a CW McCoy Novel
Series: A CW McCoy Novel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,890. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Former detective CW McCoy battles punks, politicians and police to determine who's killing tourists in Southwest Florida.
Mr. Mayhem
Series: A Brinker Novel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,430. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A disgraced journalist teams with a doctor to euthanize terminally ill patients, but will the assassin they hire target them?
Riding with the Blues
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,330. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Decision-making & problem solving
From Ferguson to Baltimore to Hattiesburg, police officers face an unprecedented challenge—how to keep the law while maintaining public trust. Riding with the Blues explores the often hidden world behind the badge, taking readers beyond the front lines of law enforcement to see how officers feel about their work and the people they protect.
Peak Season
Series: A CW McCoy Novel. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,180. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a fugitive kidnaps her family, former police officer CW McCoy must decide which side of the law she’s on.

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