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Greg Clarkin
Bio: Greg Clarkin is a former print and TV reporter turned mystery writer. While reporting, Clarkin covered business news and worked for outlets as varied as the New York Post and CNN. His writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including The New York Times and Men's Journal. Cold Open, A Sam North Mystery is his first novel, and the first in what he envisions to be a mystery series featuring cable news reporter Sam North. For more on Greg Clarkin, visit his blog at

Blog Entries by Greg Clarkin

Happy Halloween. You're Fired.

(9) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 3:52 PM

I used to like Halloween when I was a kid. I mean, except for the small sharp objects people put in the apples. But it was the 70s, and it seemed like that was just the way things were back then.

Now Halloween means one thing. Layoffs. It's become...

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From Cabbie to Best-Selling Author: Steve Pressfield on 'Turning Pro'

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 8:44 AM

How do you go from being a cabbie and scratching out a living, to a bestselling novelist? From someone kicking around at odd jobs and grabbing sleep in the back of a van, to a Hollywood screenwriter?

Some would call it a radical reinvention. Steve Pressfield calls it...

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How A Meeting With Amazon's CEO Inspired My Second Act

(2) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 8:36 AM

I've only met Jeff Bezos once.

It was way back in the spring of 2000. The Nasdaq had peaked and the air was coming out of the dot-com bubble.

I was a business reporter with CNN and was sent to cover a media conference at one of the hotels in...

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