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A Long, Hard LookIt was one of those days when breakfast wanted to be cheap whiskey straight from the bottle.

A short, fat banker. A willowy, buxom blonde. Phil Brennan's latest client is the former. He prefers the latter — until he gets to know her better. She and her family back Brennan into a corner. His only way out is to choose between truth and love.

With this family, there's a third choice, just for good measure.


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"The dialog crackles, the story moves, and the characters are fresh. This is a good one."
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"A fun, fast-paced mystery in the classic style with a modern twist. Fans of Raymond Chandler will find much to love in A Long, Hard Look."
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"There is a new Raymond Chandler in town! Joel D Canfield’s new novel, A Long, Hard Look had me believing Philip Marlow was lurking somewhere in the shadows!"
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Becoming an author shouldn’t be painful or mysterious so I’ve put together a presentation to take the mystery out of the process and show you how to painlessly go from idea to published book.

Because I’ve written and independently published nine of my own books and helped other authors reach the same goal, I can help you, too.

Joel D Canfield: Taking the Pain and Mystery Out of Becoming an AuthorHere are the take-aways from my presentation Taking the Pain and Mystery Our of Becoming an Author:

  1. My foolproof method to never get another rejection letter: the 15-minute process to become your own publisher
  2. Take the work out of writing: tips & tools to make writing so fun and easy you’ll cherish your writing sessions
  3. Your road map: the 5 steps from idea to published book

Joel D Canfield: Taking the Pain and Mystery Out of Becoming an AuthorThis presentation is priceless information for writing groups, small business organizations, and anywhere folks gather who have ideas to share and a desire to learn about the process. Please call 715.296.0347, email, or use the contact form to arrange this presentation.

Concise, at 20 minutes, or more detailed at 60 minutes, I can deliver an engaging talk via conference call, or, if you’re within driving distance of our home in Wisconsin, in person.