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Great book, great event!

Fans of speculative fiction will not want to miss “Tell My Sorrows to the Stones” the latest short story collection from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden. In this book you’ll meet a circus clown willing to give anything to be funny, a spectral gunslinger who must teach a young boy to defend the ones he loves, a lonely widower making a farewell tour of the places that meant the world to his late wife and several other fascinating characters. This great book will release…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 9, 2013 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Another Great Thriller I didn't write

If your idea of a great thriller involves conspiracy on a grand scale with a larger-than-life hero facing off against an equally impressive villain, you couldn’t do much better than to pick up THE KING, the newest thriller from Steven James. Read my review in The Big Thrill – newsletter of the International Thriller Writers. http://www.thebigthrill.org/2013/06/the-king-by-steven-james

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 6, 2013 at 3:42am — No Comments

The Thrill of the Fest

I explain why I feel I need to attend Thrillerfest today on my blog, Another Writers Life.
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Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 4, 2013 at 12:08am — No Comments

New praise for The Troubleshooter!

Thanks to Vernon E. Field for his short but sweet review of The Troubleshooter: “Good action book with lots of ways to relate to the people involved. The plot is good and lets the reader get involved.” http://www.amazon.com/The-Troubleshooter-Austin-S-Camacho/dp/0976218127/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1372447778&sr=1-2

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 2, 2013 at 11:35pm — No Comments

MD-DC-VA writing class

Saturday I’ll teach a 3-hour class on "How to Develop Your Character." This is a condensed version of the 6-hr class I've taught several times at Anne Arundel Community College. In this class I share all I’ve learned writing nine well-reviewed novels. I offer tips and techniques to develop well-rounded characters readers will care about, and explain how to get your readers to cheer your heroes, boo your villains, and worry about the people caught in the middle.

Class starts at 10am,…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 18, 2013 at 1:36am — No Comments

Where do these people come from?

Today you can learn how I came up with the characters in my latest novel AND win a prize on my blog, Another Writer’s Life http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 11, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments

Summer Reading Alert - and fall fun

Summer reading alert! Action fans will want to read High Treason, the 4th Jonathan Grave Thriller by NY Times bestselling author John Gilstrap, when it comes out in July.

And if you want to meet John Gilstrap, he’ll be interviewed during Saturday’s lunch, and teach a class, at the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity (C3) conference in Baltimore, September 13, 14 & 15. We will gather readers and writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and steampunk…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 7, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments

blogging and interviews

I'm trying to maintain a strong on-line presence. :-)

Today I discuss the importance of character names on my blog, Another Writer's Life. http://ascamacho.blogspot.com .

And the classy e-magazine Grove Street just released a book club and book lover’s edition. Aside from lots of other interesting content, this issue features an interview with yours truly. Check it out.…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 5, 2013 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Author Update

It was a great idea: a 'Wine' & Cheese & Books party in a library. Snack and beverages prompted mixing and mingling. Each of the writers read from our work, then we had trivia contests and other book-related games. The only thing wrong with the event was that it was too short.

Also, my review of The Shadow Tracer is in this month’s The Big Thrill, the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers. What if you had to give up your entire life and disappear in order to keep…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 4, 2013 at 5:17am — No Comments

More praise for The Troubleshooter

Thanks to Vernon Field for his new review of The Troubleshooter: “Good action book with lots of ways to relate to the people involved. The plot is good and lets the reader get involved in the plot.”…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 1, 2013 at 1:13am — No Comments

The joy of being a panelist!

Today I explain why I’m looking forward to being on a panel at this year’s Thrillerfest in my blog, Another Writer’s Life http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 30, 2013 at 4:02am — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

Tomorrow I’ll greet readers and other authors at a 'Wine' & Cheese & Books party. Yes, “Wine” is in quotes because no alcohol is allowed in Virginia libraries. We’ll make do with sparkling cider, real fancy cheese and indie authors reading from their books, courtesy of the Culture Club.

So come down to the Arlington Central Library at 7pm. You could win a prize, enjoy some good cheese and end up with some great new reading. The library is at 1015 N. Quincy St, Arlington VA.…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 28, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments

New Anthology Deadline

If you're an author who registered for the Creatures, Crimes & Creativity conference, we have moved the deadline to June 15 to submit a short story to be included in the collector's anthology that every attendee will receive in his goody bag when he arrives. Don't miss your chance to have everyone read your story alongside the likes of NY Times Bestseller John Gilstrap.

And if you HAVEN'T registered yet, it's not too late for you to be included in that special volume - but you…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 24, 2013 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Come to your Senses

To write good fiction you have to be able to use all five of your senses, as I discuss today in my blog, Another Writer’s Life. http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 23, 2013 at 5:53am — No Comments

Meet Me this week in MD

I’ll spend Wednesday morning at the Book Expo at the Bowie Senior Center. I was one of the forty local authors featured at last year's event, which was very well received. So I’ll be reading from my books at this year’s Expo too, and our books will be available for purchase. The Book Expo is open to the general public so stop by at 14900 Health Center Dr, Bowie MD between 9am and 11:30am…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 21, 2013 at 12:56am — No Comments

Meet Me In MD Tomorrow!

Tomorrow I’ll be surrounded by great writers at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. This festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. From 10am to 6pm, it fosters an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation, and attracts award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country.



The Festival is free to attend, offers free parking and is open to everyone. With dozens of authors and publishers…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 18, 2013 at 1:08am — No Comments

Study the masters!

As a writer, sometimes your pleasure reading needs to be work. See what I mean today on my blog, Another Writer’s Life. http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 16, 2013 at 4:40am — No Comments

I'm grinning today about....

Another 5-star review for The Piranha Assignment: “Very good series. Very good book, like the first two in this series. Looking forward to reading "The Ice Woman Assignment" in the same series. I'll even read the Hannibal series.” - Alain_in_Ottawa…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 4, 2013 at 1:48am — No Comments

Another 5-Star Review for Russian Roulette

On Amazon, Shamcq said: “I've read the entire Hannibal Jone series and Russian Roulette continues to be a great story as well. Missed his usual buddies in this book, but it's good to change it up, and the characters in this story all tied together nicely. I'll keep looking for the next book."…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 25, 2013 at 12:26am — No Comments

Wow! Another 5-Star Review for The Piranha Assignment!

“Fantastic Reading. Mr. Camacho builds the tension and conflict in his story to a pinnacle and brings it crashing down to a final conclusion. This is definitely a good read. Stark and O'Brien held my interest throughout the novel.” - Lawrence A. Stovey

 

have YOU read it yet?…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on April 23, 2013 at 12:53am — No Comments

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