May 2013 Blog Posts (44)

Pauline Rowson looks forward to taking part in CrimeFest 2013

I'll be taking part at CrimeFest 2013 this weekend where I'll be on a panel on Friday 31 May and will also be talking to the audience about The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel.

My panel appearance is entitled: Evening All: A Policeman Calls. It takes place between 10:10 - 11:00am on Friday 31 May when I'll be appearing with fellow crime authors Ann Cleeves, Kate Ellis, J.C. Martin and Kerry Wilkinson.

I'll also be conducting an In The Spotlight session…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 31, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments

The joy of being a panelist!

Today I explain why I’m looking forward to being on a panel at this year’s Thrillerfest in my blog, Another Writer’s Life

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 30, 2013 at 4:02am — No Comments

Forevermore and Memorial Day

When I created my historical mystery series, I needed a protagonist who was troubled, heroic and vulnerable. As a veteran, I understand that emotion one feels when one is discharged from the military and one has difficulty assimilating back into civilian life. War and the military have codes of honor that do not match-up with the civilian codes. We honor the war dead, but we don’t do much for the war living. All I need to give as evidence are the high suicide rates…


Added by Jim Musgrave on May 29, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

FREE Preview of the Next Mike Gage Thriller

I’ve just made available a Free Preview of my upcoming Mike Gage Thriller,

BLACK KARMA.  You can view it at:

(It presents the 1st and 2nd Chapters along with a 1 page synopsis.)


The book is targeted for a June release. Your reaction and comments are welcome on

that site, or you can just message me.

Added by William G. Davis on May 29, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

10 screenwriting tips for novelists

10 screenwriting rules for novelists - come over to the blog and find out what I discovered in a workshop with Cathy Overett, producer of 'Iron Sky' and 'Separation City' ...

Oh, and any guesses which film the map is from...?…


Added by Rachel Amphlett on May 28, 2013 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

Tomorrow I’ll greet readers and other authors at a 'Wine' & Cheese & Books party. Yes, “Wine” is in quotes because no alcohol is allowed in Virginia libraries. We’ll make do with sparkling cider, real fancy cheese and indie authors reading from their books, courtesy of the Culture Club.

So come down to the Arlington Central Library at 7pm. You could win a prize, enjoy some good cheese and end up with some great new reading. The library is at 1015 N. Quincy St, Arlington VA.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 28, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments

A New Akitada Novel just up on Kindle




Now on Kindle




An unexpected and dubious promotion sends Akitada to Kyushu, an outpost where illegal trade with China breeds treason and murder. Leaving behind his family, he faces obstruction and hostility at his new post and…


Added by I. J. Parker on May 27, 2013 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

New Anthology Deadline

If you're an author who registered for the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity conference, we have moved the deadline to June 15 to submit a short story to be included in the collector's anthology that every attendee will receive in his goody bag when he arrives. Don't miss your chance to have everyone read your story alongside the likes of NY Times Bestseller John Gilstrap.

And if you HAVEN'T registered yet, it's not too late for you to be included in that special volume - but you…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 24, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

New video interview uploaded - Pauline Rowson talks to Tony Smith about the DI Andy Horton Mystery Novels

In the latest video just uploaded here and on my You Tube Channel I'm talking to Tony Smith about the latest DI Andy Horton mystery crime novel, Undercurrent,set in the Solent area of Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight on the South Coast of England and about the flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton. (Recorded in March…


Added by Pauline Rowson on May 24, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

In Which I Review CATCH ME

(This post was originally published at

Lisa Gardner’s novel has one of the more intriguing premises I’ve come across – a woman’s two best friends are killed, on the same day over the last two years, and she worries that as the same day comes closer this year, her time may be next. CATCH ME plays with the point-of-view to an almost haphazard extent, easily switching from first-person to third-person and…


Added by E.A. Aymar on May 24, 2013 at 12:09am — No Comments

Come to your Senses

To write good fiction you have to be able to use all five of your senses, as I discuss today in my blog, Another Writer’s Life.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 23, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments

Book Review: "Dying Voices: The Carl Burns Mystery Series" by Bill Crider

Professor Carl Burns starts the fall semester at Hartley Norman College preparing again to teach the sophomore level course on American Lit.  While he has a few jitters regarding the start of the new semester he is very much dreading the upcoming Edward Street Seminar as their most famous alumni, Edward Street, returns to the small campus. The idea of a seminar celebrating the work of Edward Street had been hatched by the new university president Franklin Miller as a way of raising…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 22, 2013 at 12:07am — No Comments

Murder at the Pencil Factory: The Killing of Mary Phagan Now in eBook

From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of THE PICKAXE KILLERS and THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, comes a powerful new historical true crime short, MURDER IN THE PENCIL FACTORY: The Killing of Mary Phagan 100 Years Later.


On the…


Added by R. Barri Flowers on May 21, 2013 at 4:28am — No Comments

Meet Me this week in MD

I’ll spend Wednesday morning at the Book Expo at the Bowie Senior Center. I was one of the forty local authors featured at last year's event, which was very well received. So I’ll be reading from my books at this year’s Expo too, and our books will be available for purchase. The Book Expo is open to the general public so stop by at 14900 Health Center Dr, Bowie MD between 9am and 11:30am…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 21, 2013 at 12:56am — No Comments


L&L Dreamspell has published the print and e-book editions of my second thriller!

STRIKE PRICE is a story about a business deal turned deadly, concluding with a plot to destroy a massive energy depot, disrupt the world’s economy, and bring the US into confrontation with another global power. To stop it, up-by-the-bootstraps Lynn Dayton must trust a Cherokee elder who carries a corrosive secret.

“If you're looking for…


Added by L. A. Starks on May 20, 2013 at 9:11am — No Comments

101 Things To Die Before You Die (For Crime Writers)

The list is finally done. Thanks to all those who encouraged me and stopped asking, "Is it done yet? LOL

101 Things to Do before You Die (for mystery writers)

  1. Write a minimum of 500 words a day, every day of the year, every year, until you die.…


Added by Patrick Balester on May 20, 2013 at 5:49am — No Comments

Book Review: "The Coyote Tracker: A Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger Novel" by Larry D. Sweazy

May 1875 finds Texas Ranger Josiah Wolfe back in Austin, Texas and very much in career limbo. Wolfe is still is a Texas Ranger despite the recent events and the media backlash. But, he has been told to stay in Austin and await the arrival of Captain Leander McNelly who will decide one more time if Ranger Wolfe is worth it. Not only is his career with the Rangers at stake, so too is the future of the Texas Rangers as an organization thanks to the coverage by the Austin Statesman…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 20, 2013 at 5:42am — No Comments

Book Review: "The Disrespectful Interviewer: Thirteen Interviews with Authors" by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Usually author interviews are done with the idea of civility and respect.  The same old questions can always be found in nearly every interview. Then there is this book and how Lauren Baratz-Logsted (LBL) does them. The Disrespectful Interviewer: Thirteen Interviews with Authors features interviews with a sarcastic tone along with plenty of references to the afternoon soap General Hospital.


The lineup subjected to both praise and ridicule is: Jon Clinch,…


Added by Kevin R. Tipple on May 19, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments

Dennis Palumbo, Sue Owens Wright, Christopher Lynch, giveaways, stories & more

Up in Kings River Life Magazine this morning a review of Dennis Palumbo's brand new mystery novel "Night Terrors" and a chance to win a copy of the book


We also have another Smart Guys mystery short story by Dennis Palumbo…


Added by Lorie Ham on May 19, 2013 at 2:35am — No Comments


Along the road he found a blind girl. Four years old, maybe, smoke-blackened in a tattered and dirty blue dress, standing under a stunted oak.

He coaxed the little girl to come with him. She walked by his side, stumbling a little, clinging to the smoke-and-grease stained sleeve of his coat.

Sometimes over the next few days he carried her -- fording streams, for example, or hiking up steep stretches of the mountain roads. He put her on his…


Added by Ku Okamoto on May 18, 2013 at 10:57am — No Comments

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