2014 promises to be another productive and interesting year. I'm not the sort of person to make New Year's Resolutions but I do like to set goals and then measure the achievement of them throughout the year. This comes as a result of my business background in Marketing and Training where goal setting is important just as long as those goals are realistic and achievable. …
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The Controversial Life of a Book: The Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray is now at Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog.
Have you heard the saying that free publicity is the best publicity? Well, after spending tons of advert dollars, I found this saying totally true. So, if you're an author, have a book or book related business that could use some FREE promo, I may have an opp for you. On a prepared 15 - 30 second pitch (the industry calls it a pop or drop...shout-out), you'll be able to state your name, book, biz in exchange for mentioning my film production. I'm legit, above board so I'd need your…Continue
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The afternoon session at CSI Portsmouth 2013 began at 2pm on Saturday 2 November, following a highly successful morning panel session which focused on drugs and drug related crime with crime experts Mick Ellis from Hampshire Police and Dr Alex Allan a forensic toxicologist from Triple A Forensics along with myself as crime author and moderator and crime author Kerry Wilkinson.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 8, 2013 at 7:50pm — No Comments
The new blog post from Errant Ramblings: Mitzi Szereto's Weblog is officially here! http://mitziszereto.com/blog/mitzi-and-teddy-hit-montreal-eh/
Added by Mitzi Szereto on October 21, 2013 at 7:16am — No Comments
In case anyone here owns a bookstore, I would like you to know that my publisher, MX Publishing USA, values independent bookstores and has a policy of making its books available to them before the large chains and online retailers get them.
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CSI Basingstoke, where crime fiction met crime fact, held on Saturday 6 July at the Basingstoke Discovery Centre in Hampshire, England, was a big hit with the audience. The sell out event was attended by a capacity audience of fifty crime fiction and CSI fans.
The event was modelled on the highly successful CSI Portsmouth, which I first organised in 2010. This year will be the fourth year of CSI Portsmouth,…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on July 8, 2013 at 11:55pm — No Comments
CrimeFest 13 was buzzing. It was great to catch up with some of my fellow crime writers, meet lots of lovely crime fiction fans and meet up with my publisher, Severn House.
The panel session on Friday morning was well received by a lively audience and my In the Spotlight Session later the same morning where I talked about "The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel" was standing room only.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on June 4, 2013 at 1:02am — No Comments
I'll be taking part at CrimeFest 2013 this weekend where I'll be on a panel on Friday 31 May and will also be talking to the audience about The Perfect System for Writing a Crime Novel.
My panel appearance is entitled: Evening All: A Policeman Calls. It takes place between 10:10 - 11:00am on Friday 31 May when I'll be appearing with fellow crime authors Ann Cleeves, Kate Ellis, J.C. Martin and Kerry Wilkinson.
I'll also be conducting an In The Spotlight session…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on May 31, 2013 at 12:01am — No Comments
Nearly a hundred and twenty people attended the first ever CSI Gateshead event at Gateshead Library on Thursday 25 April. Inspired by the CSI Portsmouth event, which I help to organise. The CSI Gateshead event was a huge success.
CSI Gateshead was modelled on the CSI Portsmouth event with some slight variation. The Gateshead event took place over two hours on an evening with one panel of crime fiction authors and crime experts whereas CSI Portsmouth is a full day event with…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on April 29, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
On Saturday night I appeared on the Arts and Culture Show on Voice FM talking to the radio presenter Xan Phillips about my marine mystery crime novels, the inspiration behind my flawed and rugged detective DI Andy Horton, the latest in the Horton series, Undercurrent and the importance of marketing for authors, artists and musicians.Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on March 20, 2013 at 3:22am — No Comments
I'm delighted that the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is to be the new venue for the popular one day event, CSI Portsmouth 2013, part of Portsmouth BookFest to be held on Saturday 2 November.…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on March 6, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments
A DVD of CSI Portsmouth 2012, which was held on 3 November as part of Portsmouth Bookfest, featuring crime authors Stephen Booth, Ann Cleeves, Matt Hilton and Pauline Rowson has now been released and is on sale as a two disk…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on December 12, 2012 at 12:33am — No Comments
At an author event last week at the Logmark Bookstore in Cheboygan, MI, I was talking with two other writers about how completely we become absorbed in the book we're writing. It wasn't a new conversation; authors often speak of being immersed in a world of their own creation. When we finish a book, it's like waking up and becoming re-involved in the world outside our heads.We're probably lucky if we find that our significant others still live in the same house and our children haven't…Continue
Added by Peg Herring on December 10, 2012 at 11:15pm — No Comments
Check out my latest blog post and find out what really went on behind the scenes at the Miami Book Fair!
Added by Mitzi Szereto on November 26, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
Author interviews, writing and marketing tips and lots of free books!
The Mystery We Write Blog Tour begins Monday, November 26th.…
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I'm back from a very successful mini tour of the North East of England where I was invited to give two talks.
This is the third time in three years that I have given talks to readers in the North East of England and I shall once again be in the area in April 2013 taking part in CSI Gateshead at Gateshead Library, a mini version of CSI Portsmouth, which I help to organise every year as part of Portsmouth…Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 14, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments
A totally random blog to entertain you and get you through the day.
Added by Mitzi Szereto on November 13, 2012 at 5:28am — No Comments