In today’s Journal * Series * Of Interest Series For awhile now, I’ve been casting about looking for a Jack Reacher type character, by which I mean one who would carry a series that was both interesting for readers and fun to write. To that end, I’ve gone through several series: Joseph “Joey Bones” Salerno, a Brooklyn mob-guy anti-hero, stood up and carried several short stories and a novella. But I had neither the chops nor the permission to write a Joey Bones series. Then along came Nick Spalding in the exploratory Hemingway-esque novella Jobs Like That. Spalding was fun, … Read more