False Guilt: At the Funeral

I think of what follows as a short “sequel-prequel” to my book, False Guilt, because it fits between the first and second parts. Between the minister’s sombre sentences, one of the wooden doors of Toronto’s Metropolitan United Church thumped shut. Paul turned to look from the front pew and caught his breath. Grace had appeared, five minutes late for […]

A Story in Trastevere

One of the key locations of my second book, False Guilt, is Trastevere, Rome. Why? As I shared in an earlier post, a few years ago I was in Rome for the first time. About five days in, I had the idea for a book about two Canadians becoming lovers there, only to begin suspecting […]

Distributing Your Self-Published Book: The Overview

In my blog series called How to Self-Publish, it’s time to turn to the question of how to distribute your book. Subsequent posts will look at various eBook and print-on-demand (POD) distribution channels that a self-published author can access. This post starts the process with an overview. It’s amazing what’s available. When I’m finished the posts […]

False Guilt and Robert Street

Writing the first draft of False Guilt, I needed a street close to the downtown campus of the University of Toronto where five students shared a house in the early 1990s and hid secrets. I chose Robert Street, partly because I remember student housing there, partly because my second son shares the first name and partly because […]

My Guest Blog

This week, I’ve guest blogged for Melodie Campbell. Melodie is a crime/comedy writer, a winner of the Derringer and Arthur Ellis Awards, a fellow Canadian and just an all-around really nice person. I read her book The Goddaughter and found it hilarious. Read my cringeworthy young lawyer experience on Melodie’s blog at http://funnygirlmelodie.blogspot.ca/. Back to a full blog here […]

False Guilt: A Short Prequel

“Take her nice and slow,” their grandfather said, stroking the white stubble on his chin. David tightened the recoil pad against his shoulder and drew his face alongside the stock. He pressed one eye shut, squinted through the front sight with the other and took a deep breath. “Nice and steady,” Granddad added. Paul stood […]

False Guilt Is Out! What I Learned.

 At last! I’ve self-published False Guilt. The eBook is broadly available on Amazon (here for Canada, U.S., U.K.). Use a Kindle or the free Kindle app on your tablet. The print version is also available in the U.S. and U.K. and coming to Canada shortly. Here’s the blurb. “Paul Tews, a rising Toronto mergers and acquisitions […]

False Guilt Front Cover

Here it is! The front cover for False Guilt.  Thanks to Tara Murphy for the original idea and thanks to Emma Dolan for running with it. And thanks to all who commented on its various iterations, especially Paul and Robert Fritze.   False Guilt will be out shortly. Copyright ©2015 Peter Fritze Where to buy The Case for […]

Eight Thoughts to Help Writers Persevere

I took a hard look at my writing accomplishments in 2014 and they’re mixed. I received a lot of positive feedback on The Case for Killing. I’ve also had strong beta reader and editorial support for False Guilt. However, sales of my first book have been modest; somewhat above average for a first time self-published […]

When is a Book Ready to Publish?

I have a confession to make. I said that my second book, False Guilt, would be available this fall. It will be the first quarter of 2015 instead. I really did think I would make the original deadline. One lesson I’ve learned is that, when talking about a future book’s release date, it’s better to say […]