December 2007 Blog Posts (160)

Wow My First Blog

So much space, so much to say..........................

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Maybe not so much to say :o)

I know I wish that my baby would go to sleep, she is overdue for one by 3 hours! So you can imagine how happy she is right now. :o)

Thanks for letting me join, particularly as I am not a crime fiction writer. I am actually a true crime…

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Added by Amanda Howard on December 4, 2007 at 1:35pm — No Comments

I See You, Gregg Hurwitz

Recently finished I SEE YOU by Gregg Hurwitz which put a new twist on a
thriller story about the murder of two women - I enjoyed this one
immensely - follow the link below to see the review if you're interested:

http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/3793

Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 4, 2007 at 11:36am — No Comments

Wait for it…

The MONEY SHOT trailer is finally finished and will debut on YouTube tonight, December 3rd at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific. I'll also be posting it here on crimespace.

Added by Christa Faust on December 4, 2007 at 5:56am — No Comments

Happy Holidays

At this season I'd like to send out best wishes to all my friends in Mysterydom.

It's been a great year for me. My new book, Her Royal Spyness, seems to have taken off and I've acquired a lot of new fans. The second book is already written and due out next summer. It's called A Royal Pain--even funnier, I hope.

And a new Molly book is due out in March. Called Tell me Pretty Maiden. All about the New York theater.

So I wish everyone a happy, healthy, successful new year…

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Added by Rhys Bowen on December 4, 2007 at 2:54am — No Comments

Accustomed As I Am to Public Speaking ...

In a former life, I taught communication: reading and writing, of course, but also speaking and listening. One would be hard put to say which is most important, but it always surprised me that schools usually focus on the first two at the expense of the latter two. We assume that because students are sitting before us and talking to us, they are learning to speak and listen. It's true to a degree, but they (and all of us) often do it badly and keep making the same mistakes over and…

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Added by Peg Herring on December 3, 2007 at 10:47pm — No Comments

I Remember

Posted by Sheila Connolly

Img009 My sister's son produced an heir just over a year ago: Carter Matthew Payne. Since my daughter is a long way from even contemplating offspring, this darling young man (whom I have not yet met) is my sole connection to the…

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Added by Writers Plot on December 3, 2007 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Australian Sisters in Crime "Scarlet Stiletto" Awards

Friday night was this year's SinC awards for short stories. Even more prizes were awarded this year, proving yet again what a great support this organisation is to writers. Here are the results:

KINDERGARTEN MURDER MYSTERY WINS SCARLET STILETTO AWARD

“Kill-dead-garten”, a story of murder and mayhem at a kindergarten, by…

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Added by Rose Mercer on December 3, 2007 at 1:13pm — 1 Comment

Thanks to all for adding me!

Thanks to those who have 'befriended' me. I am still figuring out my way around this space, and hope to jump in and participate a bit more as time goes on. I'm just getting going on my next WIP, so coming over here and dabbling is a nice distraction ... as long as I don't let it get out of hand!

J

Added by J L Wilson on December 3, 2007 at 10:05am — No Comments

Pneumonia and Cabbages and Awards

Forgive the cross-posting from http://kellistanley.blogspot, but when you've got pneumonia, you take short-cuts!



Codeine is an awful drug. I mean it. I'm not the narcotics-type, and the bizarre opium-eater dreams I have when I finally do fall

asleep--after imbibing but two teaspoons of codeine cough syrup--are

enough to give Salvador Dali and Hieronymous Bosch nightmares.



Why the codeine? Because right before Thanksgiving, I contracted the Big P.

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Added by Kelli Stanley on December 3, 2007 at 7:26am — 2 Comments

Donis Casey, Troy Cook, Tim Maleeny & Mark Coggins

In the last week, I've had the chance to meet and hear Donis Casey, Troy Cook, Tim Maleeny & Mark Coggins. My notes are much too long to write here, so check out my blog at www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com.

Added by Lesa Holstine on December 3, 2007 at 3:07am — No Comments

Late Summer in the Northland, me and the kids, Hubby behind the camera....

Added by Donna Carrick on December 3, 2007 at 1:41am — No Comments

Hello, and welcome to MySpace!

Well, it's great to wake up on a Sunday Morning in good old T.O. with the snow on all of the rooftops and something that looks like freezing rain drizzling against our window. Apparently it snowed all night, and cars stuck in banks are lining the streets. But hey, we don't have to go to work today, so who cares? Other than kids' homework and Christmas tree decorating, no real obligations for the day, just a blank page spreading out in front of me.

Guess I'll begin with a little…

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Added by Donna Carrick on December 3, 2007 at 1:35am — No Comments

The Story of an Anthology by Margot Justes

My publisher Karen Syed wanted to do something to help after the devastating fires in California. She asked 20 of her authors to write a short story and donate the royalties to a California charity. We had approximately 2 weeks to write it, and we did.

The anthology aptly named…

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Added by Margot Justes on December 2, 2007 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Latest update!

My amateur sleuth novel, Avenging Angel has been accepted by Enspiren Press!

I am very excited about this opportunity!

Added by Kim Smith on December 2, 2007 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

Third Time's a charm

I'm curently editing Intent to Sell for its third edition. Things have changed a lot since I first wrote the book back in 2001. The marketing landscape has changed drastically. I find these days that many authors are already doing many of the babystep things that I suggest in the first chapters of the book. I'm glad to see that. It raises the bar for professionalism in the field.

I'm also amazed at the technology which had developed in 7 years. Book trailers, podcasts, audio, and RSS…

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Added by Jeffrey Marks on December 2, 2007 at 9:10am — No Comments

I am here ...

... but where am I? I'll have to read up on how to use this new network. I've got a MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/jayellwilson) and I've got a LiveSpace page (http://jlwilsonauthor.spaces.live.com) and my own blog (…

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Added by J L Wilson on December 1, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Stomping out your story killers

So this week, instead of blogging about what I’ve been consuming (aka Diet and Exercise), I want to blog about what’s been consuming me.



And recently, I’ve been consumed by all things associated with writing.



No surprise there: today, Friday November 30th, 2007, is Deadline Day for the first draft of A KILLER WORKOUT, the Number Two Book in the Fat City Mysteries.



Not to bury the lead, but I already pressed the…
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Added by Kathryn Lilley on December 1, 2007 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

WRITERS AND READERS

WHEN WARPED MINDS MEET

One of the things I love best about the writing biz is the ‘author appearance’. Whether it’s a book signing, a lecture, a panel discussion, or a reading, I love either being in the crowd to meet one of my favorite authors or being…

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Added by Jonathan Maberry on December 1, 2007 at 7:24am — No Comments

Who is reading today?

It occurred to me, while I was preparing to send ARCs of “Chasin’ the Wind” to newspapers and other media outlets for reviews, that I am not sure people read much anymore.

As an example, Monroe County, where I live, is considering closing one or two libraries in the Middle Keys. I’ve read in the newspaper that other libraries are closing too. I also read, or hear from friends, about bookstores that are closing. I read a feature, recently, that indicated many newspapers have downsized…

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Added by Michael Haskins on December 1, 2007 at 6:09am — No Comments

Cookie Exchange

Posted by Guest Blogger Kate Flora

One of the challenging things about growing up and going out on my own was deciding which family traditions I would keep, and what new traditions I would choose for myself. By the time I had children, there was annual Fourth of July picnic at the family farm, a visit to the Union Fair, a family visit over Labor Day. Family Thanksgiving. We had a year punctuated by pleasant annual events.

Now that I’m nearing that point in life where I’m…

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Added by Writers Plot on December 1, 2007 at 12:29am — No Comments

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