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The McGuffin by Michael Palmer at the Kill Zone today

The Kill Zone is thrilled to have NYTimes Bestselling Author Michael Palmer, M.D., joining us today. Read The McGuffin.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on February 22, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

In honor of Valentine's Day, a little death.

Join us next week as some of SinC/LA's biggest "heart breakers" get together to discuss

love and relationships in modern mysteries.



"I Love You to Death"

Hannah Dennison, Kathryn Lilley and Pamela Samuels-Young with moderator A.H. Ream

Tuesday Feb. 17

7 p.m.

Redondo Beach Public Library

303 N. PCH, Redondo Beach, CA… Continue

Added by Kathryn Lilley on February 12, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

That article's HOT, said Google Labs

I went deep into the bowels of the Internet today. Read post

Added by Kathryn Lilley on February 10, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Sunday Writing School at the Kill Zone

Don't miss Sunday Writing School at the Kill Zone.
Head on over there and post your writing challenges! We have six thriller and mystery authors ready to answer! (We'll be adding updates during the week, so it won't end on Sunday).

Added by Kathryn Lilley on February 10, 2009 at 12:43am — No Comments

Lost in outer-writer space by Kathryn LIlley

Speaking of Writer Hell, as Michael Haskins was in our Sunday funny, I had one of those Hell-days yesterday. Read post here.…

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Added by Kathryn Lilley on February 4, 2009 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Survivor II: Writer's Island

Sometimes I'm so ahead of the curve I'm just annoying. Read post

Added by Kathryn Lilley on January 27, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Survivor: Writer's Island

No, the Killers at the Kill Zone aren't taking a vote by tiki-torch circle to kick someone off our little blogger island. Read post.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on January 21, 2009 at 5:14am — No Comments

Just created a new book trailer for A KILLER WORKOUT

Reposted it with different background color on the slides. I think red on blue was too hard to read.







I'm so stoked--I spent all afternoon and just finished creating my own home-made book trailer for A KILLER WORKOUT and uploaded it to YouTube. Check it out! Do you guys think that opening picture is too racy? I'm going to do one now for the first book.…

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Added by Kathryn Lilley on January 18, 2009 at 6:30pm — 9 Comments

Why did the writer miss her deadline? It was foggy out

This morning I pressed SEND on my first draft for MAKEOVERS CAN BE MURDER. The manuscript should now be safely in the hands of my editor in NY. Ahh...sweet sigh relief. Deadlines remind me of the many ways we writers love to procrastinate.

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Added by Kathryn Lilley on January 14, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Hey! Where's Book tv for fiction?

I know this confession means that I'm officially a nerd, but I spent pots of time over the holidays watching Book tv on C-Span . I watched some great book discussions and interviews with amazing authors.

But mosty I was watching it in a state of jealous snittery. Read rest of… Continue

Added by Kathryn Lilley on January 7, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Tale Two: Ghost Brides, and other strange things people do with dead bodies

Call me morbid (which you kinda have to be when you’re a mystery writer), but I was fascinated to read an article put out by CNN, which describes all the strange things people do with dead bodies. Read post here.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on December 2, 2008 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Catching the digital wave

Digital book sales, aka e-books, continue to soar.

According to the AP and other news reports, Random House has announced that they are digitalizing thousands of additional books. Excerpts will be available online. Read rest of post here

Added by Kathryn Lilley on November 26, 2008 at 8:31am — 3 Comments

Is the book biz doomed?

Clare’s post yesterday about the demise of publishing sent me scurrying around the Web. I I was searching for signs of hope. Read rest of post here.
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Added by Kathryn Lilley on November 12, 2008 at 5:10am — No Comments

The inspiration for The Memorist - by M.J. Rose

Once upon a time, my husband and I went to Vienna on a vacation and fell in love. Not with each other - we'd already done that - but with the city. Read rest of post here.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on November 10, 2008 at 5:00am — No Comments

Stomping out your writer's tics

“Every writer has a writer's tic,” a famous author once told me. Read rest of post here.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on November 4, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Where do you get your ideas?

By Carla Neggers

My latest book, COLD PURSUIT, just hit stores, and I swore this time I wouldn't get caught by surprise when I'm asked: Where did you get the idea for this book? Read rest of post here.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on November 3, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Oprah blesses the Kindle

The word sent a jolt through the author community: “Oprah endorses Kindle.” Read rest of post here.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on October 29, 2008 at 7:50am — No Comments

Chris Roerden guest blogs at the Kill Zone

Agatha-award winner CHRIS ROERDEN guest blogs at the Kill Zone today. Chris wrote the Agatha Award winning, Anthony and Macavity nominated DON’T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY and its all-genre version, DON’T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on October 26, 2008 at 11:50pm — No Comments

Dreams and your writing

Robert Louis Stevenson is said to have come up with the plot for Dr. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde during a dream.
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Added by Kathryn Lilley on October 21, 2008 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Add water, stir, and kill

Camille Minichino, aka Margaret Grace, discusses murder and miniatures at the Kill Zone on Sunday, October 19th. check out her post.

Added by Kathryn Lilley on October 20, 2008 at 9:27am — No Comments

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