R. D. Harless is a part-time writer, full-time wage slave currently located in Georgia. He is a husband and father and avid sarcasm enthusiast. When not slamming his face against a keyboard to try to wring something clever(ish) out of his brain, he madly tries to read something or watch a movie before his free time turns back into a pumpkin.

  1. Just finished reading your book. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to your next one.

    • rdharless says:

      Thanks for the comment. I must have missed it in the 2012 Halloween rush (big pagan doings). I’m thanking you now, though, so it totally still counts.

      • Andrew Peevler says:

        I’ve read “They Tell Me I’m the Bad Guy” several times, great pacing and characters. Thank you for putting it out there.

  2. R says:

    Just finished “They Tell Me I’m the Bad Guy”; you should know, I picked it up around 11:00 at night and couldn’t let it go until I finished. Dawn now, can’t not sleep anymore, but good stuff, that.

    • rdharless says:

      Glad to hear it! Hopefully you don’t have to operate any heavy machinery today. If you do, I apologize for the loss of any limbs but no so much that I accept responsibility for any medical costs you might incur.

  3. Patrick Price says:

    Ok, so where is the next one? You are not the only brilliant writer who slaves away at their craft, while your audience doesn’t have the decency to even leave a five star review. Oh he’ll no! I’d better check that I left one, myself. Loved TCMTV. Hope for part two. Thanks, man, for a great read..

    • rdharless says:

      It’s in the works, hoss. I’ve gone back to the drawing board so many times that me and the board are common law married now, but all the pieces are in place, all or most of the crap has been winnowed out, and it’s firing on all cylinders. Believe it or not, Donnie’s stuff isn’t as thrown-together as it reads.

      • Patrick Price says:

        It doesn’t seem “thrown together” at all. Just stream of consciousness real. Looking forward to it.

  4. Stefan says:

    How’s that sequel to They tell me I’m the bad guy coming? Really liked the 1st one.

    • rdharless says:

      Thanks, Stefan. Now I could give you a bunch of marketing spin, but honestly, no BS, it’s just been slow. I don’t have nearly the free time that I used to. Made a career change to a job that requires a helluva lot more of my attention and focus, so time with Donnie has become a (wildly frustrating) luxury. And, again no BS, I had a hard time finding the right place to start this sequel. More than once I had to put it away on the shelf to step back for a while.


      Things are moving more lately. I know where I want it to go, it’s just a matter of having the time and frame of mind to hammer it out on the page. Keeping the balance between the darkness and humor is a fine line that I tend to stray off of into rewriting, replanning, and self-recrimination.

      Luckily, sequels coming decades after the originals is the new trend in Hollywood. If anyone asks, I’m following market forces. Seriously, Stefan, don’t fucking sell me out. I’m from the streets, and on the streets snitches get defamation lawsuits.

      Thanks for hanging in there.

      Donnie Guillory will return.


  5. Rob says:

    Reread the book last night, still as good as I remembered it. Cant wait to read the sequel!

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