Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cracking the Ice – blurb #4

I’ve been sharing blurbs for Cracking the Ice, my novel due out in July and here’s another.  (A blurb is that glowing quote that when potential readers see it on the cover, prompts them to plunk down their hard-earned cash.) 

This next blurb comes from Jewell Parker Rhodes, author of Ninth Ward, a 2011 Coretta Scott King Honor book. 

“A compelling, civil rights tale of a young man’s coming of age on the ice.  Hendrickson personalizes history with unforgettable characters.”

Reading list

I’ll be taking a Short Story Writing workshop soon with the incomparable Kristine Kathyrn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith. Here’s the reading list of five anthologies that I need to read in six weeks. Care to join me?

  • Best American Short Stories 2007 edited by Stephen King
  • Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Year Volume 5 edited by Jonathan Strahan
  • By Hook or By Crook and 30 More of the Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year edited by Ed Gorman & Martin H. Greenberg
  • Deadly Promises by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, Cindy Gerard, and Laura Griffin
  • Double The Heat by Lori Foster, Deirdre Martin, Elizabeth Bevarly, and Christie Ridgway

A $23 million book or Online pricing run amuck

Check out this story about a book — one in developmental biology about flies, of all things — that eventually rose to a price of over twenty-three million dollars on Amazon.  Presumably it had the ultra-deluxe cover.

Bubba Goes for Broke released

Pentucket Publishing has just released my crime caper novel, Bubba Goes for Broke, written under the pen name David Bawdy. It’s available in all electronic formats; a trade paperback will be released in the summer.

Since it’s an R-rated novel — you might call it bawdy — I felt compelled to use a pen name to distinguish this book from my forthcoming Young Adult novel, Cracking the Ice.

Sample the first two chapters of Bubba Goes for Broke. If you don’t laugh, check your pulse.

If a dim-witted, sex-crazed crook falls in love, does he get any dumber? You can bet a boob-jobbed Hooters waitress he does. And when she wants to become a televangelist with a little something extra, guess who’s going to pay? Meet Bubba Winslow.


Available for $4.99 in all electronic formats on Kindle, NOOK, Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Kobo, and many others.


(Cover by Renee Barratt at The Cover Counts.)


Early reader reactions:

“I was laughing so hard, I could hardly see straight.”


“Madcap and raunchy!”

“A hilarious idiot Dortmunder.”