March 2010 Blog Posts (128)

Another Cool REview

I like to share comments I receive about my work. To day I want to introduce Omar Adam. He wrote to me to say how much he enjoyed my novel, Blood and Bone, and unlike many readers, he was able to tell me exactly why. For that valuable feedback, I've made Omar's comment my featured review this week on my web site. –…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 31, 2010 at 9:28pm — No Comments

A Day For A Day! ...... your signed copy!

Mystery/Suspense novel, A Day For A Day seems to be picking up momentum!
Signed copies can be purchased here http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewwork.asp?id=39083

Still available on Amazon.com (Go to books, type in A Day For A Day!

Thanks so much! - Donna Lee Comer

Added by Donna Lee Comer on March 31, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

SOMETHING FISHY?



There is suddenly a bit of an online buzz about the TV movie "Mega Piranha." It’s showing on the SyFy channel in the US on April 10th and is about mutant Piranhas making their way from the Amazon to Florida and going on a killing spree.



The tagline is: "They were…

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Added by Geoff McGeachin on March 31, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Review: "Identity Crisis" by Debbi Mack

With so many lawyers running extracurricular sleuthing activities already in crime fiction, it's hard to latch onto yet another attorney with seemingly too much time on her hands. This is the feeling I had going into "Identity Crisis," by Debbi Mack (Lulu, 2009).…



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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

My third book is completed!

Good day everyone! I'm finally starting to use Crimespace as it is intended- by contributing a blog and participating. I can use the excuse that I've been very busy lately (it's true!) though that really isn't an excuse. I hope to be more active here in the future!

I would like to announce that I have finished my third book and it is currently at my publisher being edited. I expect it to be released in about 3 or 4 months in electronic format, then…

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Added by John Schembra on March 31, 2010 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Crime fiction with a vengeance

The original Swedish title of the opening installment in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy was “Men Who Hate Women.” Which proves that you can write a huge international bestseller and not know why people would read your book.


Larsson’s U.K. publisher changed the title to “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” With his original title, Larsson would’ve been a posthumous hit (he died in 2004 of a heart attack at the age of 50) in Sweden, where he was well-known as a…
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Added by Matt Rees on March 30, 2010 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

The Fan

A number of crises in the last week caused me to put in lots of extra hours at the day job. Senior leaders catch heat when things go wrong, but life heats up for those of us in the public affairs business with any news, good or bad. The winds of political change and beaurocratic response blow unevenly.…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 30, 2010 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Thanks to everyone!

Hello everyone,

I am a new author recently published on Amazon. I live in Red Lion, Pa. I am a wife of forty years, mother of four and

grandmother of six.

I have been reading since school days and always wanted to write a book.

Finally back in 2007 I had an idea for a mystery/thriller fiction novel

and began writing.

I entered the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest but did not make it to

the second round. However, my book has been published and…
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Added by Donna Lee Comer on March 30, 2010 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Author update

At Saturday's book signing I was reminded that everything old is new again. Much has changed since books were ordered at the Borders Express in Columbia Mall. I met a new manager and assistant manager when I got there. So I was able to impress them a little when I sold out of my novel Russian Roulette in less than two hours.



In other news, my intrepid support team has established a brand new author page on…
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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 30, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

GO HOME AND DIE

My "vintage" mystery concerns a prim young woman of the '60s, Carrie, who meets a recently-returned Vietnam vet, Jack. Their first meeting is a bit rocky, but they soon learn to appreciate each other's good points. Carrie admires Jack's courage in facing the problems life has thrown at him. Jack admires Carrie's ability to see the good in the world and help him see it as well.



I chose not to dwell on the politics of the Vietnam war. If you're looking for a commentary on why we…

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Added by Peg Herring on March 29, 2010 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Writing dialogue

Writing believable dialogue in fiction is a long way from dialogue in 'real life' which is peppered with a chaos of ums and ahs, you knows, basicallys and many more superfluous words and fillers. If used in a novel or short story these fillers will only serve to slow the flow and frustrate the reader. Likewise in reality we eat, watch television, cook meals, bathe, spend and waste time on the Internet, visit family, friends and sick relatives, shop and clean. But if included…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on March 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Review: THE PANIC ZONE by Rick Mofina

THE PANIC ZONE by Rick Mofina

Mira Books, July, 2010

Tall Mass-Market Paperback

ISBN: 978-0-7783-2794-3

$9.99/$11.99 CAN.



When Emma Lane's family picnic ends in a horrendous car crash, she is told her husband and infant son both died in the wreckage. Then why does she remember someone taking little Tyler from his car seat just before the wreck explodes into flames?



Jack Gannon is sent from New York to Rio De Janeiro to help cover a bombing that… Continue

Added by Larry W. Chavis on March 29, 2010 at 4:14am — No Comments

Writing Challenge - Write to Your Opposite (SEX)

THE PERILS of PAULINE IN THREE-PART HARMONY–…

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Added by robert walker on March 28, 2010 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments

When the Whistle Blows

The brand new Crime Factory is up, y'all. Josh Converse, Patti Abbott, Chad Eagleton, and yours truly.

Crime Factory

Added by Jimmy Callaway on March 28, 2010 at 3:19am — 2 Comments

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's Iceland Novels on SCENE OF THE CRIME

Land of Fire and Ice (and Crime): Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s Iceland





Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, Icelandic crime novelist, joins us today on Scene of the Crime. The author of numerous…

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Added by J. Sydney Jones on March 28, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Crime Factory

I don't know how you can still be reading this when there's a brand-spankin' new edition of Crime Factory available over at http://crimefactoryzine.com. ; Especially when it features myself, Jimmy Callaway's excellent piece on William Lindsay Gresham and Nightmare Alley, and about a billion tons of other goodies all piled up and waiting to rot your teeth.

Added by Josh Converse on March 28, 2010 at 1:05am — 1 Comment

Birth of a Novel



Every novel is created in a unique way. Even when an author approaches a new novel in the same way -- plots extensively, plots loosely or doesn't plot at all -- that actual art of creation is different. It has to be. Each novel is itself different from any other one. Or it should be. If an author is simply repeating the same novel over and over, then perhaps it's time for that person to retire.



But where does a novel come from? What well do ideas spring from and how do… Continue

Added by Pat Brown on March 27, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

CSI: Brass in Pocket nominated for a Scribe

Last year's CSI novel, CSI: Brass in Pocket, has been nominated for a Scribe Award by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Here's the full list of nominees. The winners will be announced in July at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Added by Jeffrey J. Mariotte on March 27, 2010 at 3:58am — 2 Comments

Carnival Summer--my E-xperimental book



I have a new book out, except it's a "book" only in the digital sense--my first (and last?) original e-book novel, called Carnival Summer




Recently I’ve found myself, in a variety of places both online and in “real” life,…

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Added by Jeffrey J. Mariotte on March 27, 2010 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Good news from Kensington

Greetings. I have been away too long, mostly posting sections of a new short story on my other blog, but I wanted to let y'all know that I heard from an editor at Kensington this week about a partial that they have had for a few months now.

The news is, he has yet to read it. He wanted to let me know that it's still on his desk, however.

That's great news! Why? It means he hasn't rejected it yet. I'm still a contender!

Added by Brian Drake on March 26, 2010 at 4:56pm — No Comments

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