July 2014 Blog Posts (16)

Great line up of best selling crime authors, police and forensic experts for CSI Portsmouth 2014

I'm delighted to announce the great line up of best selling crime authors, crime experts and officers from Hampshire Police for CSI Portsmouth 2014, part of Portsmouth BookFest, where crime fiction meets crime fact, on Saturday 8 November.

This year joining me on the panel in the morning will be crime author M.C. Beaton with crime experts, Terrence Napier, Footwear Mark Examiner for Hampshire Police…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 30, 2014 at 12:01am — No Comments

COMING ATTRACTIONS and 5 book give-away

Check out the latest books from William Kent Krueger, Kelli Stanley, L.J. Sellers and a new series by Ray Daniel. Also, here's a link to sample 11 chapters from the latest Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child novel. http://kingsriverlife.com/07/26/coming-attractions-end-of-summer-edition/  

And 5 cozy mysteries from Penguin can be yours by emailing…

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Added by Sunny Frazier on July 28, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments

Another good year at Bookstock

There is a distinctive change in my signings these days: I'm actually making money.

Most of us who write never talk about the pay, which is usually abysmal. We write because we must, and we write because we have something to say and want people to hear it. Money is nice, but no one being realistic expects to make a fortune.

Most of my signings over the years have ranged from quiet to excellent: before this year, probably the best one took place several years ago at the Borders…

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Added by Stephen Seitz on July 28, 2014 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

Scammed, Part I

Email-Scam Hello,

This message may be coming to you as a surprise but I need your help.Few days back we made an unannounced vacation trip to Kiev Ukraine.Everything was going fine until last night when we were mugged on our way back to the hotel.They Stole all our cash,credit cards and cellphone but thank God we still have our lives and passport.Another shocking is that the hotel manager has been…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on July 25, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments

COUNTING ROWSONS

I discovered a way to get to sleep fast. Count the little Pauline Rowsons jumping over your headboard, until you fall out.

Added by Dan L. Coleman on July 19, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

Variety Is The Spice Of Writing

variety Since I'm involved in martial arts, I write a series with a character who is a taekwondo school owner as well as a private investigator. Yes, she carries a gun, but she relies on her martial arts skills more often.

Two challenges I have in writing this series are 1). to create scenes where my main character, Mallory Petersen, can use her skills and 2). for her to use a…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on July 19, 2014 at 8:17am — No Comments

Bookstock, 2014

Next week, from July 25 through July 27, I'll be signing my books at the annual Bookstock Literary Festival, held in Woodstock, Vermont. The event brings together literary notables (former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins this year), Vermont writers and publishers, and, most importantly, readers. 

This will also be the first public signing of my newest effort, "Terror Strikes Downtown," in which crime reporter Ace Herron investigates the causes of a series of explosions which tear up…

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Added by Stephen Seitz on July 19, 2014 at 1:55am — No Comments

Like listening to crime audio books? Some great offers on my crime novels at Audible

Many of my crime novels are in unabridged audio book format, published by Isis and read by the very talented actor and voice artist Gordon Griffin.

They have received some lovely reviews including this one below.

Dead Man's Wharf Audio Book Review

Gordon Griffin's delivery enhances the story's setting, the Solent area of the south coast of England, with its atmosphere of mist and the scent of the sea. As gruff Inspector Andy…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on July 15, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Chapters - I

C01 NOTE: So, I should point out here at the beginning that I've decided to go with the title Chapters for this series of blog posts. I suppose nearly any of the stand alone posts could fit under this category, but I think I'll try to keep these with where there is a humorous complaint or comment. Searching the web I've discovered several other sites to tap when this current crop, originally listed back on 4/25,…

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Added by Stephen Brayton on July 12, 2014 at 2:17am — No Comments

ACHIEVING PERFECT PEACE

PERFECT PEACE is the second novel of my PERFECT WORLDS series, and it’s also my longest novel to date, logging in at around 156,000 words.  Not only that, it’s the single seed that the whole projected series grew from.

It began as a simple idea that kept surfacing in my mind, usually as I was dropping off to sleep at night.  I honestly don’t know where it came from – I like to think that it was a message from the ether, from the place where all true and good creative thoughts emerge. …

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Added by PJ Shann on July 8, 2014 at 6:50pm — No Comments

PERFECT DAY

As occasional readers of this blog or visitors to my website may know, I am currently involved in the on-going process of writing a series of full-length crime/mystery/suspense novels gathered together under the umbrella title of PERFECT WORLDS.  I have two titles already completed and e-published, a third underway, and a fourth still in the planning stage, but today I think I’d like to talk about the first in the series, PERFECT DAY.

The whole PERFECT WORLDS project began when I…

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Added by PJ Shann on July 8, 2014 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Teen Time Travel Novels 2-Book Bundle by R. Barri Flowers

Teen Time Travel Novels 2-Book Bundle contains two complete young adult time travel novels by bestselling author R. Barri Flowers, including Christmas Wishes: Laura’s Story and Danger in Time.

 

Christmas Wishes: Laura’s…

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Added by R. Barri Flowers on July 8, 2014 at 1:45am — No Comments

New thriller: Terror Strikes Downtown

As the placid residents of Valentine, Vermont, prepare for a pleasant holiday weekend, a series of explosions tears up Main Street, killing and injuring dozens of people and changing their lives forever. Who could be behind this devastating attack, and what can they possibly gain? Crime reporter Ace Herron, armed only with his pen, his questions, and his lifelong knowledge of the town, is determined to get to the bottom of the case, no matter what.

On Amazon and…

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Added by Stephen Seitz on July 6, 2014 at 2:24am — No Comments

My latest: Terror Strikes Downtown

As the residents of Valentine, Vermont, prepare themselves for a placid holiday weekend, a series of explosions rips up Main Street, killing and injuring dozens, and changing lives forever. Who could do such a thing? What could they hope to gain?

Crime reporter Ace Herron, armed only with his pen, his questions, and hid lifelong knowledge of the town, is determined to get to the bottom of it, if he can. On Amazon and Kindle.…

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Added by Stephen Seitz on July 6, 2014 at 2:22am — No Comments

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