Thursday, December 27, 2012

From Facebook, Twitter and satellite radio - it's been quite the year. Cobra Killer has received some great reviews from the likes of Derek Hartley and Judy Gold from SiriusXM OutQ, to well-known television and film producer Josh Sabarra.

We're so looking forward to what 2013 brings next.

Happy New Year!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Book Review: PASSPORT Magazine


"Scrupulously avoiding the transformation of their subjects into novelistic characters, the authors allow their account to suffer a bit of dryness. But in portraying gay men involved in criminal activity, a "just the facts ma'am" approach is far preferable to superficial psychoanalysis."

-- PASSPORT Magazine

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another Great Mention...

"Loving the book COBRA KILLER! Great true crime."

-- Josh Sabarra, Publicist / Consulting Producer, The Ricki Lake Show

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Derek and Romaine Show

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Peter A. Conway and his co-author discuss their Cobra Killer Book with Derek Hartley and guest host Judy Gold on the Derek and Romaine Show (www.DNRShow.net) at SiriusXM OutQ 108 on Friday, September 7, 2012.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

National Radio... Here We Come!


Peter A. Conway and his co-author are scheduled for a national radio interview this Friday night on The Derek and Romaine Show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (www.DNRShow.net). The interview will start just after the news at 7 p.m. Eastern (6 p.m. Central, 5 p.m. Mountain, 4 p.m. Pacific), THIS Friday, Sept. 7. The interview will last about 10-15 minutes, and will broadcast live on SiriusXM OutQ 108. Listeners and fans are welcome to participate by calling 866-305-6887. For those who don't subscribe to Sirius, a free online trial is available at www.siriusxm.com

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Book Review: Shelly's LGBT Book Review Blog


"Conway and his co-author left no stone unturned in their research for this book."

— Shelly, Shelly's LGBT Book Review Blog

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Book Review: TLA Entertainment Group


"Peter Conway and his co-author’s true crime thriller is just that, a thriller"

— Scott Cranin, TLA Entertainment Group

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Book Signing...

 
The Arena Hub
421 Arena Hub Plaza
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
570-829-4210

Peter A. Conway and his co-author are scheduled to be at the Barnes & Noble in Wilkes-Barre, PA on 11/24/2012 @ 1:00 p.m. - this may very well be the only chance to see us both at the same location this year - and the first time to get the book signed by both authors.

This event has been canceled.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Book Review: Customer Review from Amazon.com


"Objective, comprehensive account of a sensational case"

 — Will G, Amazon Verified Purchaser 

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hello Canada!


Cobra Killer is now on shelves at over 35 Indigo and Chapters retail locations throughout Canada.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Book Review: EDGE Publications


"This book is not only jam packed with information and facts about the case it is a fascinating read for those unfamiliar with the case."

— Lukas Akerley, EDGE Publications
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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Book Review: San Diego LGBT Weekly


"An addictive page-turner you won't want to put down"

— Victor Hoff, San Diego LGBT Weekly 

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Book Review: DeWayne in San Diego Blog

"The challenge here for the writers was to take a story from voluminous trial and investigation notes,sources and transcripts and wrap this into a narrative. One that would satisfy those of us with ample knowledge of the story and the many readers who would be approaching this tale from nonchalant indifference. Then you have “Gay Porn”, Pornstars, Porn Producers a certainly salacious set of subject’s for most of the expected readership."

"No worries Conway and his co-author will satisfy both sets of readers with a well written, methodical but layered narrative that skips back in time at opportune points to fill in the uninitiated on the backgrounds of all the main cast of characters. The Producer Bryan Kocis, The Pornstar Brent Corrigan, his then boyfriend Grant Roy, the convicted killer’s Harlow Cuadra and Joe Kerekes are all covered fairly and objectively with new insights into all the major players."

— DeWayne, DeWayne in San Diego

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(NSFW - site contains adult material)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Amazon Pre-Orders are Shipping...

If you pre-ordered your Cobra Killer book through Amazon - they started shipping out to customers yesterday - so I would imagine everyone will probably have their copy sometime next week.
 Barnes & Noble should be soon to follow.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Book Review: The Philadelphia Gay News

“Cobra Killer isn’t for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those looking for a fun summer read. For those who are looking for something more macabre, it may be hard to resist."

 — S.B., The Philadelphia Gay News

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

The ARC is Afloat

Did you ever wonder what an ARC "Advance Reading Copy" actually looked like? To be honest, it's really nothing special visually, but it is a tool that publishers use to get the 'drum-beat' rolling.

We recently mailed 30 or so over the past 3-4 weeks... something tells me that we'll be hearing some 'lyrics' being sung shortly.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Quick Update...

The books are in the warehouse, so orders will be shipped out to stores next week.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Cobra Killer has been Released...

Well... from the printer at least.

Shipped last week, the books are on their way to the warehouse now.

After being unpacked and then packed again, they should be shipped from the warehouse to retailers by month's end, which means they'll start arriving the first week of June.

Once the retailer receives them, the process starts all over: unpack... stock... and in some cases, pack and ship again.

Distribution has finally begun.

Friday, May 18, 2012

While We Wait...

A small excerpt from Chapter 2:

When a person dies as a result of a homicide, it is likely his secrets, if any, will soon be revealed. That certainly was the case as investigators probed deeper into the life of Bryan Kocis and the events leading up to his grisly murder.

Summarily dismissed as a “pedophile” by some of his neighbors and even some competitors in the gay porn industry, Kocis was a great deal more complicated than such a pejorative description of him...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Our First Review...

"I was reminded of Truman Capote’s great nonfiction novel, “In Cold Blood” and here is another book in the same tradition."

 -- Amos Lassen

You can read the entire review here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Perfect Timing?

How nice of Harlow Cuadra to file a post-conviction relief petition in the same month that our book was due to be released - nothing like getting some media coverage for Cobra Killer before we mailed out galleys. There was even a blogger's comment that covered this story which really caught our attention:

"The timing of the appeal and the book's pending release are purely coincidental we're sure. But perhaps Cuadra will get a free copy of the book for helping generate a little publicity."

Coincidental? Yes..

Publicity? Some.

Will Harlow get a free copy of the book? No.

Even though Harlow isn't the book's publicist, his help is certainly appreciated, nonetheless!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Book Gets Newspaper Mention...

Cobra Killer gets mentioned in a story today from the Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Apparently convicted murder Harlow Cuadra has filed a post-conviction relief petition.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Who's in There?

That's a question we get asked a lot as the work to complete Cobra Killer wraps up. An amazing amount of people, places and entitiies are included in Cobra Killer. We thought you might enjoy seeing a list of "who's in there" - as in the final book - just in case you were on the fence about whether to buy a copy. After all, if YOUR name is in there - you'll want a copy to show to your mom, right?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Cobra Killer E-Book?

E-Book... eBook... electronic book... guess it really doesn't matter what you call it... since it all essentially means the same. It's a question that we've received numerous times from folks... ' will you be offering an electronic version of Cobra Killer for purchase? '

The short answer is probably yes... but not until sometime after the print edition of the book is already released - so if you want to have a copy in your hands 'now' - please pre-order the paperback as soon as you can. The cover price was just recently increased to $16.95.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

We're Just About There...

Galley's are complete and printing of the book will soon commence. Looks like we're going to have around 320+/- pages, plus more than 25 B&W photos.

An early May release is currently in the works.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ask the Authors (Part 1)...

This will be the first of a two-part series, in which Andrew and I will be more than happy to answer just about any question you may have about Cobra Killer.

You'll notice that I said "Part 1"... we will not be answering questions that seek specific details about the content of Cobra Killer - that'll have to wait for "Part 2" - which will be sometime after the book's release in May.

Sunday, March 25, 2012