Thomas M. Kostigen
is the most important environmental writer in the U.S. That’s not only because he’s trekked through the Amazon to record how we’re destroying it, or because he climbed into the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island to…smell how badly it stinks. Or because his ground-breaking New York Times bestseller… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on April 24, 2009 at 4:28pm —
It is interesting to see how the popular culture that gets developed through our television screens can influence the real decisions that people make in their lives. The rash of talent shows in recent years, such as American Idol
and America’s Got Talent
, has convinced…
Added by Jennifer Chase on April 24, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Today I am the guest blogger on http://mysteriouspeople.blogspot.com discussing the importance of setting in your novel. If you get a chance, stop by for a visit and post a comment.
Added by Sylvia Dickey Smith on April 24, 2009 at 7:20am —
By Matt Beynon Rees, published on Global Post
JERUSALEM — So, there are two eastern European guys, one from Ukraine and the other from Moldova.
One of them is on the short side and is a chess whiz who suffered through a Siberian labor camp for his uncompromising belief in democracy and freedom. Meet Natan Sharansky, who was picked this weekend by Israeli Prime… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on April 24, 2009 at 3:10am —
Tomorrow I’ll make my last visit to the Borders Express in St Charles Town Ctr before the big book release party there for Russian Roulette
. I’ll be there from 5 pm to 9 pm signing my novels and chatting about the upcoming book. If that’s your home area, it would be cool to stop by at 5000 Highway 301 S Waldorf, MD, and see where all the fun is… Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 23, 2009 at 11:05pm —
There is a moment in most good mysteries when the reader thinks, "There's no way they're getting out of this one!" It's a great, great thing for an author to create...if she can deliver an ending to match.
The book I'm reading has built to that moment, but as I read this morning's chapter I began to doubt that the characters will be able to recover to any believable degree. The bad guy will die, of course, in some suitably horrible way. But the world has been so disrupted, what with… Continue
Added by Peg Herring on April 23, 2009 at 9:11pm —
Pack up your cozies and lock grandma in the closet, THE WELL Meaning KILLER is a female-driven mystery with enough hard-boiledbite to give Jim Thompson the jim-jams. Fist-time novelist and veteranER nurse Miranda Phillips Walker brings both the verisimilitude and theviscera to this riveting chiller. Following world-weary female FeebMegan McKenna on a greased skid into the heart
of darkness, otherwiseknown as Baltimore, KILLER tells the story of McKenna’s terrifying racethrough the broken… Continue
Added by Miranda Phillips Walker on April 23, 2009 at 9:21am —
As the release date of The Well Meaning Killer approaches this June, I am busy gathering reviews, blurbs, setting up signings and guest blogs. Whew! I just recently joined my space and facebook, and i'm busy stting up my own website. My publisher, Krill Press just put out the arc of my book on the ever popular DorothyL for comments. Enjoy!
Added by Miranda Phillips Walker on April 23, 2009 at 1:11am —
When you sit down to start your workday, look around your office. I’ll bet there’s that one person who keeps the ship afloat by handling the thousands of essentials that let you concentrate on your actual job. Notice that as soon as that person sits down to a cup of hot coffee, her boss will ask her to do something that will last until the coffee is cold.
We have a very effective lady in our office who makes things happen. Fire and forget, you know it’s handled. Of course, the… Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 22, 2009 at 11:24pm —
I guess it's a good idea. I know people who are making good money writing books tied to hobbies or jobs or pastimes they enjoy. Apparently everyone in the reading public who likes that hobby runs out and buys the books. Too bad I don't knit or quilt or play hockey!
My hobby, is suppose, is history, and I'm every bit as guilty of indulging myself when I write as those who write about flower arranging or antique collecting. We like to share what we know and what we do with others, and… Continue
Added by Peg Herring on April 22, 2009 at 9:53pm —
Back from the London Book Fair after two very hectic and productive days. Can’t say it’s the best way to spend two gorgeous hot sunny days in England stuck in a giant air-conditioned hanger in the middle of London but needs must, and it was great to see so many friends in the publishing and bookselling world, and meet people who I’ve connected with on LinkedIn and on Facebook.
The London Book Fair seemed to be buzzing with activity with… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on April 22, 2009 at 9:40pm —
My latest novel, Winged with Death, is reviewed on Dick Jones' Patteran Pages
Added by John Baker on April 22, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Murder in the Latin Quarter
by Cara Black
Soho Crime, isbn 1569475415
Just when our detective is set to get down to some normal, profitable work, a woman walks into her office with a story that sets our mystery on a personal track. It’s a tested opening for a detective novel, but Cara Black
Added by Matt Rees on April 22, 2009 at 4:29pm —
I've started writing for Tina Brown's ground-breaking news website The Daily Beast
. The first of my pieces runs today. Here's the headline:
ISRAEL'S PRIVATE SHAME
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the worst place to be a survivor might be Israel.
To read the article, click here.
Added by Matt Rees on April 22, 2009 at 3:20am —
I like to point you to books that will be good additions to your personal library, or web sites that might help you find them. Today I want to tell you about Mark Athitakis’ American Fiction Notes.
Mark Athitakis is a writer, an editor, a critic, and a blogger who’s spent more than a dozen years in journalism. The fact that his work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Washington… Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 21, 2009 at 10:56pm —
As a writer of historicals and a history teacher for many years, I am often irritated by statements about what people in the past believed. "They believed it was unhealthy to sleep with the windows open." or "They thought the stars controlled a person's destiny." My question always is "Who is 'they'?"
If we apply the same generalizations to today, then "we" believe that the everyday actions of someone named Lindsey or Paris or Beyonce are very, very important. "'We' also believe that… Continue
Added by Peg Herring on April 21, 2009 at 10:53pm —
Sometimes people talk about crime novels as though they were all the same. The sheer number of different names for variants of the crime novel proves that isn’t true.
Police procedural. Mystery novel. Thriller. Cosy. Exotic detective. Supernatural. I used to think there was little real difference, but then my UK publisher told me he wanted to change the title of my first novel “The Collaborator of Bethlehem.”
He thought it… Continue
Added by Matt Rees on April 21, 2009 at 5:01pm —
Jennifer's favorite genre has always been suspense, mystery, and thriller books. Her inspiration for Compulsion
is really three-fold. First, her love for writing and wanting to complete a thriller novel
has been the main driving force.
Second, her academic background actually gave her the confidence to write about… Continue
Added by Jennifer Chase on April 21, 2009 at 3:00pm —
--- Interviews with mystery/suspense/thriller/crime authors as well as articles written by them ---
Sunday, April 19, 2009 ...
A Conversation with Darden North, MD, author of FRESH FROZEN
Hosted by author Jean Henry Mead
Darden North, a practicing obstetrician, is a graduate of Ole Miss and writes award-winning medical thrillers from John Grisham territory.…
Added by Darden North, MD on April 21, 2009 at 1:23pm —
THE COWBOY WAY...just released
Lacey probably would have stood there for as long as it took if it hadn’t been for the man walking out of the cattle barn a short distance away. An impossibly tall, well-built man with the most piercing silver eyes she’d ever seen, set in a face that seemed carved from stone. He had the look of an experienced cowboy, from the top of his sweat-stained cowboy hat right down to his old leather boots. The leather chaps he was wearing over his jeans… Continue
Added by Tory Richards on April 21, 2009 at 12:02pm —