April 2009 Blog Posts (206)

Those Who Ask Too Much

It occurs to me that really intriguing secondary characters are often those who want more from the protag than he/she wants to give. Sometimes it's "for his own good," sometimes he'd be better off without them. The situation creates opportunities for all sorts of things: depth of character for the protag, humor, pathos, and even tragedy. We all know the pressure such relationships create. The device is used so often it can be stereotypical, but when done well, it strikes a chord in the… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on April 1, 2009 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Another Great Thriller

In this blog I like to share books I think should be in your library. Today I want to tell you about a tasty treat from Jeffrey Deaver entitled “The Bodies Left Behind.”



For me Deaver is a local author and I’ve followed his quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme for a long time. I love an intricate story (as you know if you read my stuff) and despite my own mammoth ego I have to say that IMHO, Deaver is the… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 1, 2009 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Me Tweet Now

Because "brevity is the soul of wit," I've decided to start "tweeting" on Twitter, where there's a limit of 150 or so characters to each "tweet." Go to my Twitter profile to read my "tweets" about my books, the writing process, book tours, mad Middle East news, and other info!

Added by Matt Rees on April 1, 2009 at 7:29pm — No Comments

Jodi Thomas on the radio show!

Jodi Thomas is the NY Times and USA Today best-selling author of 26 novels and 6 short story collections. As of July 2006, she was the 11th woman to be inducted in to RWA Hall of Fame. She is also currently serving as the Writer in Residence at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

Tune in to INTRODUCING WRITERS! and help me to celebrate Jodi's latest release, Rewriting Monday.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kims show airs April 7th at 730 pm CST

Added by Kim Smith on April 1, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

RT Convention in April

The Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention is going to be in Orlando Florida next month, at the Wyndham Resort on International Drive. I'll be at the autographing event on Wednesday 4/22 from 4:30-6:30 and at the Book Fair on Saturday 4/25 from 11:00-2:00. Look for me if you're attending! Books available:

Wed - "THE SENATOR'S DAUGHTER" & "CUPID'S ARROW"
Sat - "WICKED DESIRE" & "IT'S ALL IN THE JEANS"

Hey, anyone here going there?

Added by Tory Richards on April 1, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

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