October 2009 Blog Posts (193)

Another Cool Review

Tonight my book signing is at 6pm at Borders on the Boulevard at the Capital Center - 931A Capital Centre Blvd. Largo, MD. The last time I was there I met Andre McGuinness. He picked up a copy of Russian Roulette then, even though he said he wasn't a mystery fan. He e-mailed me later with many nice things to say about the book which I of course appreciated. At the same time he took me to task for not putting more action into the book. He wanted more shootouts and a few more bloody fistfights.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 23, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments

REVIEW: THE BLONDE ON THE STREET CORNER

THE BLONDE ON THE STREET CORNER by David Goodis



Review Copyright 2009 by Mike Dennis



“Ralph stood on the corner, leaning against the brick wall of Silver’s candy store, telling himself to go home and get some sleep.”



That’s the opening line of The Blonde On The Street Corner, a 1954 novel written by David Goodis. Of course, Ralph doesn’t go home. Instead, he spots a blonde across the dark street and gawks at her. She… Continue

Added by Mike Dennis on October 23, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

An Upgrade and a Thank You

I just have to share this story with ya'll. You know hubby was gone for a week, visiting family in OK. On the flight back he tried to upgrade to first class but it was already full. His assigned seat was at the very back of the plane. He made himself comfortable, sat back and waited for the plane to take off.



After a while he saw the stewardess walking his way with a younger man following her. They stopped when they came to my hubby and the… Continue

Added by Tory Richards on October 23, 2009 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Dialogue with Pat Bertram

The Internet is such a wonderful place. Today, day five of my blog tour, I am in Florida with author Nancy J. Cohen talking about dialogue. Virtually speaking, that is. Physically, I am in Colorado, listening to leaves falling like rain. In Florida, it's a sunny day at the beach. At least I hope it is. I sure would hate to get caught in a hurricane while I'm visiting!



Yesterday someone commented that a virtual book tour seemed like a lot of work and asked if I would do it again. My… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on October 23, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

Legacy of The Ripper Receives 5 Star Review

I'm so pleased to be able to share the latest review of my novel 'Legacy of the Ripper' which has just appeared on the Amazon.co.uk site. Here's what Mr. Mike Covell had to say about the book.





5.0 out of 5 stars Another Ripping Yarn from Brian L Porter!, 22 Oct 2009

By Mr. Michael Covell "Mike Covell" (Hull) - See all my reviews

(REAL NAME)

Hot on the heels of "A Study in Red- The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper" comes another gripping tale of… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on October 23, 2009 at 7:10am — No Comments

PSWA CONFERENCE

The Public Safety Writers Conference 2010 will be held from June 17 through June 20 in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas.



Our headliner this year is the wonderful crime fiction and horror writer, Simon Wood. is going to talk about Creating Suspense. Michael A. Black will give us a lesson in putting together a plot in an hour. Forensic expert, Steve Scarborough, is returning, and I'm going to speak on “How Much Sex Is Too Much?” in the mystery genre.… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on October 23, 2009 at 7:08am — No Comments

The Edge of the Latest Thing

My latest self-serving blog post is about the latest trend in publishing and how I’m jumping on the bandwagon - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 23, 2009 at 5:51am — No Comments

New Territory

If you're ever feeling good about getting published and all, just stop and think about how many states in this big ol' country of ours have never heard of you.



I'm planning my winter vacation/booktour, and this year we're going into states we've only driven through other years. So I begin the introductory letters, the offers, the enticements. "I'm someone you've never heard of, but I'm really okay, not crazy or anything."



It's a bit daunting, a bit exciting. And a lot of… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on October 22, 2009 at 10:17pm — 5 Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in MD

I'm recovered from my travels and ready for a great book signing at Borders in the Boulevard at the Capital Center. Come by after work - I’ll start signing books at 6 pm. The store is at 931A Capital Centre Blvd. Largo, MD.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 22, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

“ME” doesn’t stand for Middle East

One of the advantages of being an author in an “exotic” locale is that people visit and want to hear from you as someone who knows the place well. It’s also one of the disadvantages.



Last Friday night, I drove out to Ein Kerem to meet one such group of visitors from Reboot, a U.S. organization that brings together mostly liberal – and certainly not conventional-thinking – Jews to discuss issues related to Judaism and Israel. It turned out to be… Continue

Added by Matt Rees on October 22, 2009 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

Release party & signing!

Hello all,

If anyone is in Los Angeles I am doing a signing/book launch for my book One Too Many Blows To The Head (co-written with JB Kohl). Saturday Nov. 14th at 5:30 pm at the Mystery Bookstore in Westwood.

I'd love to meet some of you there. And hey, by then an actual book will be out. We've just sent back the final proof corrections and it is going to the printer so any day now… Continue

Added by Eric Beetner on October 22, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Review - Dead-End Road, Richard Kunzmann

Book Title: DEAD-END ROAD

Author: Richard Kunzmann

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 9780330446488



Book Synopsis:



After two years' absence, Detective Harry Mason has rejoined the South African Police Service, but is now moved to the Serious and Violent Crimes unit.



Book Review:



DEAD-END ROAD is third novel Detective Harry Mason novel from South African author Richard Kunzmann - the earlier books are BLOODY HARVESTS and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 22, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

POISION PEN WEB CONFERENCE OCT. 24th Saturday

I will be a host in the coffee shop the second hour of the convention on saturday the 24 th of October. Drop in and chat.

Added by RONALD FEASEL on October 22, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

Snow White and the Seven Old Fogies

Mary stared open-mouthed into the hole in the wall. Instead of the dining room, which should have been on the other side of the wall, there was a windowless room not much bigger than a walk-in-closet.



"A secret room," she breathed. "It's like something out of Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys."



That brief excerpt from Daughter Am I has nothing to do with my blog today. It's a clue for a Halloween contest at the Second Wind Blog starting on October 26.… Continue

Added by Pat Bertram on October 22, 2009 at 4:51am — No Comments

Ringside

Hey everybody...got a new story "http://bit.ly/N6sr5" target="_blank">Ringside" up at Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers

Added by Matthew Quinn Martin on October 21, 2009 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment

Nebulous Characters

Had a character in my WIP who would not let me pin her down. She's evil, but that's all I could see in her. Did I want her to appear to be self-absorbed, slightly dumb, or tooth-aching sweet? Should she know she's evil when all is said and done, or should she suffer under the all-too-common murderer's delusion that she did what she had to do? I tried all the usual methods, letting her talk, letting others talk about her, but in the end I went ahead and finished the story without a clear picture… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on October 21, 2009 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

Another reader has sent me some wonderful feedback. I’d like for you to meet Andre McGuinness.



I met Andre the last time I visited the Capital Centre's Borders. He picked up a copy of Russian Roulette then, even though he said he wasn't a mystery fan. He e-mailed me later with many nice things to say about the book which I of course appreciated. At the same time he took me to task for not putting more action into the book. He wanted more shootouts and a few more bloody fistfights.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 21, 2009 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Review - The Dark Side, Roger Rogerson

Book Title: THE DARK SIDE

Author: Roger Rogerson

Publisher: Kerr Publishing

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 9780958128315

No of Pages: 224



Book Synopsis:



Roger Rogerson hasn't been a police officer for more than 20 years. Yet his name makes him the most well-known 'detective-sergeant' in Australia.



He has been the subject of articles, appearances, profiles and books; portrayed in TV dramas; and recorded by covert listening devices at home for… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 21, 2009 at 4:16pm — No Comments

B&N to release competition for Amazon's Kindle with its "Nook" e-reader

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/10/barnes-nobles-kindle-killing-dual-screen-nook-e-reader-leaked/

Same price, sharing with others, color touchscreen, supports open formats such as EPUB, 2GB storage, wifi, b&w e-ink screen, discounted prices for ebooks (finally!)...the Kindle is in trouble.

Added by John Dishon on October 21, 2009 at 12:43pm — 8 Comments

Kishwaukee College signing

I’ll give a brief talk on “The Rules for Writing Mysteries” and sign copies of BLEEDER at the Kishwaukee College Library in Malta, IL, tomorrow, October 21, 1 pm - 2 pm.

Added by John Desjarlais on October 21, 2009 at 12:40pm — No Comments

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