Sandra Ruttan
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The Fine Line Between Heeding Advice and Selling Out Creatively
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tanis Mallow Jul 13, 2011.

Killer Nashville Unpublished Novel Competition
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Benjamin Sobieck Feb 25, 2009.

Why You Can't Afford Not To Attend A Convention
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Between the Prairies and the Rockies
About Me:
I am co-founder and editor with Spinetingler Magazine and my book, What Burns Within, will be published in May '08 by Dorchester.

Proudly Canadian and member of 4MA.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Ian Rankin, Ken Bruen, Simon Kernick, Laura Lippman, Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Cornelia Read...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, The Shield, Homicide

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In Review: Harvest of Ruins

"Intricately layered, Harvest of Ruins works well on several levels. On the surface it’s a taut legal thriller that interweaves the proceedings currently unfolding in the courtroom with the events that brought McKenna to this point. On a deeper level, however, Harvest of Ruins is a psychological study of the devastating effects of guilt, both for actions taken as well as those not taken.

"Author Sandra Ruttan’s writing is some of the smoothest and most realistic you will ever…


Posted on August 14, 2011 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Another One Bites The Dust?

From JA Konrath to Lee Goldberg, established authors are dipping their toes in the ebook stream in ever increasing numbers, seeing how the waters feel. Meanwhile, the news of the fall of Dorchester has been almost the equivalent of a sign of the End Times, accompanied with wailing and gnashing of teeth.

And then…

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

Looking Like A Fool With Your Foot In Your Mouth

In the wake of the Amazon-Macmillan war, I came to one inescapable conclusion: trust no one.

I heard so many varying reports on how royalties are paid, who did what to whom and the legal variables I ended up with a headache. As a result, I clearly stated some things (I think mainly in comments here on Crimespace) that are probably incorrect.

I say probably, because everyone seems more invested in playing PR games than in the truth.

Scalzi has… Continue

Posted on February 2, 2010 at 2:02am — 7 Comments

Readers and Authors are Casualties of Amazon Price War

Amazon has pulled from sale books published by Macmillan. This includes books by - amongst many, many others - authors including Ken Bruen's books published by Minotaur and Duane Swierczynski.

This is the first time I've seen such clear proof that adherence to publishing ethics (as per the guidelines… Continue

Posted on January 30, 2010 at 11:09pm — 16 Comments

An Armchair Hero Confronts Her Fears

I was invited to contribute a guest article to Barnes and Noble's Ransom Notes. You can read the result here:

Posted on January 17, 2010 at 4:38am — 2 Comments

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At 12:19am on September 20, 2011, Pam Hamburg said…

P.S.  I'm in the middle of reading What Burns Within ;)


At 12:18am on September 20, 2011, Pam Hamburg said…
Just dropping by to say HI!
At 3:14pm on September 14, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Remember Goofus and Gallant?
Read all about Goofus's drift to the dark side in 'Always the bad example.'
At 11:54am on June 2, 2010, B.R.Stateham said…
Good evening, Sandra. Thought I'd just touch base with you.
At 9:38am on September 23, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
im in the hills before prairies n rockies
At 4:58am on September 20, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
tks for your time and mapped out my own marketing plan when my book hit the shelves
At 11:57pm on July 6, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
Great to hook up as friends. And I promise, I might holler a lot. But I won't bite. I gave up biting and put away my fangs a couple of years ago. However, , , I do howl at the moon on occasion.
At 8:28am on March 29, 2009, Neil Nyren said…
Sandra -- Just saw the nominations -- I don't know what to say. Thanks!
At 2:19am on March 26, 2009, Neil Nyren said…
Sandra -- Great post today.
At 12:03am on March 23, 2009, Neil Nyren said…
Thanks, Sandra!

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