Thank you to everyone who voted for Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real for Best Short Story of 2011 in the Preditors & Editors Poll. As of this writing, here are the standings:
Yup, Maynard Soloman is numero uno. Thank you!
Voting is still open through Jan. 10. If you haven't…Continue
Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 31, 2011 at 4:07am — No Comments
One of the first teaching aides I learned as a trainee instructor was the list of class management skills. I had to memorize all ten and demonstrate them in a classroom situation. During each of my recertification seminars, these skills were reinforced and practiced. These skills show how well the instructor is…Continue
Added by Stephen Brayton on December 31, 2011 at 12:06am — No Comments
Maynard Soloman fans, I need your help. Maynard Soloman Proves Santa Claus is Real was nominated for best short story in the 2011 Preditor & Editors poll. Many of the nominees are authors I look up to, so winning this would mean a lot to me. Please swing by and…Continue
Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 30, 2011 at 12:01pm — No Comments
P. I. Jake Hannigan has a “…square jaw and skepticism that can’t be bought on Sundays in Blue Law States.” (Page 5) That means he has a fondness for alcohol and will indulge that fondness whenever the mood strikes including his own office. That is where Professor Durgen found him on a certain Monday morning.
Professor Durgen teaches writing at a community college when he isn’t working on his novel. Unfortunately, his novel has been stalled for over two months. He has a huge…Continue
Added by Kevin R. Tipple on December 30, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments
Maynard Soloman and the Job-Nabbin’ Illegal Immigrants
by Benjamin Sobieck
Format: Kindle (AZW)
Today we must recomend some sweet Kindle shorts for…Continue
Added by Benjamin Sobieck on December 29, 2011 at 11:35pm — No Comments
Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
Added by Dee Owen on December 29, 2011 at 9:44pm — No Comments
With the New Year almost upon us it's that time of year to take a look back over the events of 2011, and for me it's been a busy and productive year.
Here are some of the highlights of 2011.
January saw the launch of the second Crime Writers’ Association Young Crime Writers Competition 2011. I was the judge of the South Coast entries with the winner going forward for the National prize which was announced during National Crime Writing Week 13 - 19 June. …
Logan explains that eight years ago, his friend, Charity's daughter, Hannah, was abducted from her school and carried over…Continue
Added by michael draper on December 29, 2011 at 12:22am — No Comments
The Shadow of al-Khayal
I know – the heading makes it sound like a Lovecraftian pastiche, but bear with me – there’s a point here somewhere.
My wife asked me when I started writing. After some serious thought I answered that I probably started in earnest sometime around 2004 but I’d been writing off and on since late 2001. Although September 11th wasn’t a source of inspiration for my urge to write I would have to admit that it provided a form…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 28, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments
I'm primarily known (where I'm known at all) as a novelist and as a comic book/graphic novel writer. I haven't published a whole lot of short fiction, partly because I haven't pursued that area, and partly because when I do get story ideas, they tend to be big, sprawling ones. Novels, in other words.
But lately I've been the recipient of various bits of happy news on different short stories.
At the invitation of a producer for Tucson's NPR radio station, KUAZ, I wrote a…Continue
Added by Jeffrey J. Mariotte on December 25, 2011 at 5:26am — No Comments
This Christmas Eve morning Kings River Life has some more mystery fun. We have an article on Hawaii 5-0 then and now http://kingsriverlife.com/12/24/hawaii-five-o-review/
And a mystery short story by author Dennis Palumbo http://kingsriverlife.com/12/24/players-an-original-mystery-short-story/
You can also find the great Christmas…
Added by Lorie Ham on December 25, 2011 at 3:13am — No Comments
In my post today at Criminal Minds, I make the case for declaring Raymond Chandler's birthday a national holiday. http://7criminalminds.blogspot.com/
The Julian Clegg Christmas Party on BBC Radio Solent Friday 23 December was a big hit. Here are some photographs from the event.Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on December 24, 2011 at 12:58am — No Comments
DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL (A Jack the Ripper Mystery), bestselling historical thriller by R. Barri Flowers, now in Audible and eBook. NYC detective pursues deranged serial killer across the Atlantic to London in 1888.
"It gets no better than this! R.…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on December 23, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments
MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery, a medical thriller and police procedural by bestselling author R. Barri Flowers, now in Audible. as well as eBook.
"MURDER IN MAUI by R. Barri Flowers is a masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine…Continue
Added by R. Barri Flowers on December 23, 2011 at 5:43am — No Comments
Trestle Press has released another bunch of incredible stories just in time for Christmas to feed those hungry ereaders. Without further ado, here they are:
FULL LENGTH NOVELS:
J.T. Lewis- Murder! Too Close to Home
Paul Grzegorzek-The Follow
Paul D. Brazill- Brit Grit Too
David L. Hoof-Triple Jeopardy
Michel R. Vaillancourt-The Sauder Diaries: By Any Other…Continue
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 23, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments
In the Dickeyville, Maryland area, five young friends meet and bond. They consider themselves like the five arms of a starfish. They are, Gwen, the Halloran brothers, Tim, Sean and Go Go, and the other girl, Mickey Wyckoff.
Their middle class area didn't require a lot of parental supervision on the children's playtime activities.
The novel moves between actions in the late 1970s and today.
In the current time, Gwen returned to care for her father who…Continue
Added by michael draper on December 23, 2011 at 4:40am — No Comments
ICE - International Community of E-Publishing
Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 22, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments
What’s everyone so excited about?
There’s a new Emily Stone Thriller – Dark Mind. Yes, my kick ass serial killer hunter heroine is back and she’s taking names. Beware!
Grand Prize Winner: Receives an autographed copy of Dark Mind, a cool black t-shirt with Dead Game’s book cover (previous…Continue