December 2009 Blog Posts (152)

Read My New Short Story!

Those who want to ease into the Hannibal Jones mysteries, and those of you who are Hannibal completists, will want to read my holiday short story, “Mystery on Capital Street,” in e-book form from Echelon Press!… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on December 3, 2009 at 12:51am — No Comments

Reading Straight Through

I'm always flattered when a reader tells me he/she couldn't put one of my books down. It 's a high compliment to be told I caused a person to be so caught up in a story that he couldn't stop until the end. The best books, of course make us rather sad to get to that last page, but we rush ahead to it anyway, accepting the inevitable destination in exchange for the excitement of the journey.

I mentioned that I'm reading THE HOUSE AT RIVERTON by Kate Morton, and I was reluctant to put… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on December 2, 2009 at 10:55pm — No Comments

I got kicked outta Sam's Club

Hey, read my story here along with five others in the "WalMart, I Love You" flash-fiction challenge, including that of my good buddy, Garnett Elliott.

Added by Jimmy Callaway on December 2, 2009 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

A Clark Kent Autumn

I grew up on Saturday morning superheroes. No matter what the crisis, no matter how evil the villain, there was always someone in tights and a cape that would swoop in to save the day. Nobody wanted to see Clark Kent unless he was ripping open his shirt to reveal Superman. I really connected with that image of knowing what to do and how to act under pressure.

In a large, neurotic family, I had plenty of opportunities to act in the midst of chaos. For a long time I thought crisis was… Continue

Added by Karyn J. Powers on December 2, 2009 at 1:10pm — No Comments


Small publishing vs. BIG PUBLISHING.

Every Author sets out with high hopes of publishing their book and seeing it on the shelves of the big chains. They deserve to be there. After brain-sweat and sacrifice, the reward should be wonderful book signings and lines of buyers waiting for an autograph.

That's the carrot that keeps writers pounding away at the keyboard. It happens to a lucky few. But sometimes the author published by a major publishing house is a one-book wonder… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on December 2, 2009 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

The new bookcover for 'A Taste for Old Revenge.'

Shadow Line Press has come up with their own version of a bookcover for 'A Taste of Old Revenge.' That's okay by me. The one I've commissioned I can redo and make it the book cover for the Smashwords effort called, 'Tough Guys: The homicide cases of Turner Hahn and Frank Morales.'

Take a look at the new cover at

Added by B.R.Stateham on December 2, 2009 at 3:16am — 10 Comments

Turkish Delight for Crime Novels

Two of my crime thriller novels, In Cold Daylight and In For The Kill, are to be published in Turkish in the New Year.

Turkish Publisher Babiali Kultur Yayinciligi of Istanbul has acquired the rights to them with the deal being done through Filiz Karaman of Nurchian Kesim Literary Agency, my… Continue

Added by Pauline Rowson on December 2, 2009 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

Author Friends and Making Friends

I don't mean the people I know who are authors, although they are great friends, great resources, and great fun. I mean the authors whose books you anticipate, whose work you already know you want to read. They won't disappoint you; you'll be lost in their world, making it yours for the duration of the book.

I have a long list of them, and the list keeps growing. I have to remind myself to look for new authors, too, but it's tempting to buy the work of those I trust. I guess that's… Continue

Added by Peg Herring on December 1, 2009 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Review - Stonedogs, Craig Marriner


Author: Craig Marriner

Publisher: Vintage

Copyright: 2001

ISBN: 1-86941-476-4

No of Pages: 375

Book Synopsis:

In between drug deals and binge-drinking, reckless driving and street fights, the delinquents of the Brotherhood wage the holiest of wars. Yes, they will derail the Juggernaut before it can suicide . or have a ball trying at least. But when one of them falls prey to Roto-Vegas gang members, the cultural terrorists… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 1, 2009 at 12:36pm — No Comments

A small sign of life

Today I received an offer from a Hungarian publisher for the first book in my series. They say, they like the whole series, but the economy is bad there, so they are only buying the first. I'm greatly "chuffed" by their interest. The whole eastern bloc has been amazingly supportive.

Added by I. J. Parker on December 1, 2009 at 8:17am — 7 Comments

endangered Bookstores

Today I am mourning the impending loss of Waldenbooks and Borders Express stores on my main blog -

Added by Austin S. Camacho on December 1, 2009 at 12:03am — No Comments

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