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Declan Hughes on New Mystery Reader

New Mystery Reader (http://www.newmysteryreader.com) has just posted an interview with Irish Crime Fiction writer Declan Hughes, who has written three books in his Ed Loy series. Yours truly does what he can with the questions; Mr. Hughes’s replies are insightful and entertaining. Well worth checking out.

Added by Dana King on April 12, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

My Kind of Town

I lived over three years in the Chicago area—Woodridge, actually—and have tried, with diminishing efficiency, to get back as often as possible. It’s been four years since my last trip, and the time has not been kind to my image of the city.

I write a lot of crime fiction set in Chicago, which is the perfect place for crime fiction. The problem is, once you do much research in Chicago’s criminal history, and its ostensibly straight history, one conclusion cannot be avoided: there’s no… Continue

Added by Dana King on April 12, 2008 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Green Gables in ThugLit

ThugLit Magazine has selected my short story, "Green Gables," for its February/March issue. (www.thuglit.com)

Many thanks to Big Daddy Thug and Lady Detroit (Todd Robinson and Allison Glasgow) for their support, and for suggesting a key edit.

Added by Dana King on March 3, 2008 at 6:19am — 2 Comments

Sucking it Up

It must be the February blahs. Blogs all over the sphere are springing up with the periodic lament of a writer’s plight. Rejections, how meager our rewards are in relation to the quantity of our souls left on each page. It gets old, navel-gazing raised to the level of whining. Let’s refine the argument.

The question is: Why do you (personally) write? If you write solely for the joy of putting stories on paper, then you're already successful; have a ball.

If you write to… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 24, 2008 at 7:33am — 5 Comments

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