Austin S. Camacho's Blog – March 2010 Archive (19)

Another Cool REview

I like to share comments I receive about my work. To day I want to introduce Omar Adam. He wrote to me to say how much he enjoyed my novel, Blood and Bone, and unlike many readers, he was able to tell me exactly why. For that valuable feedback, I've made Omar's comment my featured review this week on my web site. –…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 31, 2010 at 9:28pm — No Comments

The Fan

A number of crises in the last week caused me to put in lots of extra hours at the day job. Senior leaders catch heat when things go wrong, but life heats up for those of us in the public affairs business with any news, good or bad. The winds of political change and beaurocratic response blow unevenly.…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 30, 2010 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Author update

At Saturday's book signing I was reminded that everything old is new again. Much has changed since books were ordered at the Borders Express in Columbia Mall. I met a new manager and assistant manager when I got there. So I was able to impress them a little when I sold out of my novel Russian Roulette in less than two hours.



In other news, my intrepid support team has established a brand new author page on…
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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 30, 2010 at 11:39am — No Comments

Meet Me in MD this Weekend

Saturday, I'll be at the Borders Express in Columbia Mall. It's been a while since I visited that little store at

10300 Little Patuxent Parkway,…
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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 25, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

I like to share comments I receive about my work. Today I'd like to introduce you to James Knight. We met Saturday at the Virginia Festival of the Book but he was already a fan.



Actually, it was James' wife Robin who bought my novel Russian Roulette for him. Later he wrote me a very complimentary email about the book. I love getting that kind of note, but it was even more exciting when James and Robin walked up to me at the Virginia Festival of the…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 24, 2010 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Nuts!

I probably have a broader and more varied family than most but I think every family has a spectrum. Meaning that among those people you love there are probably some you don’t understand real well, who are a bit… eccentric. Maybe even difficult.

I figure families are like fudge . . . mostly sweet, with a few nuts. But we need to remember that today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 23, 2010 at 8:50pm — No Comments

VA Book Festival Rocked!

The Virginia Festival of the Book was as much fun this year as it has

been the last five. As always Saturday was a full day of watching

panels and greeting old pals, many of whom I never see except at

writing events. I had quite a pleasant group at my table for the

luncheon, and Julia Spencer-Fleming turned out to be an entertaining

keynote speaker.



Naturally the highpoint of the…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 22, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

A Thinking Person's Guest Blog

Want a free book signed by the author?

I’m excited about hosting an international blog book tour for Resolution 786. American author, Mohamed Mughal, will be joining my main blog…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 20, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments

Meet Me at the Virginia Festival of the Book

This is the week of the Virginia Festival of the Book and I’ll be a part of Saturday’s Crime Wave series. The Festival itself runs from Wednesday thru Sunday, but the mystery and thriller fans will gather on Saturday for a series of seven author panels beginning at 10 am.



The Crime Wave Luncheon will feature Julia Spencer-Fleming as our keynote speaker. In case you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, Julia is an Agatha Award nominee and author of…
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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 18, 2010 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

I like to share comments I receive about my work. Today I’d like to introduce you to Natalie Shaw.

I met Natalie at Borders Books in Waldorf a while ago. She wrote to me to say she enjoyed Russian Roulette and was sharing it with her book club. More importantly, she was the first reader to point out a continuity error in the book, which will be corrected in the next edition.

Thanks Natalie, for your…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 17, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Playing it Safe?

As a writer I find my best work comes when I step outside of my comfort zone. I need to take some risks and explore unfamiliar forms, styles and subjects. I believe this to be true for everyone, regardless of your profession or interests.

Remember: Ships in a harbor are safe, but that’s not what ships were
made for.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 16, 2010 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Author Update



I recently enjoyed two very successful book signings. Borders Express in Fair Oaks Mall had more traffic than expected, and the Borders in Baltimore Washington International airport was an even bigger surprise. I guess people were in the malls and travelling on what turned out to be Spring Break weekend for a lot of schools.

I was also flattered by a mention on the…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 16, 2010 at 4:18am — No Comments

Let's Get it Started!

Today I discuss the importance of the first line of a story on my main blog, “Another Writer’s Life” - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 10, 2010 at 9:45pm — No Comments

A Great Site for Readers

Today’s book signing is at Borders Express in Fair Oaks Mall - 11713 Lee Jackson Hwy. Fairfax, VA - from 1 pm to 5 pm. But if you miss me there you can find my novels at BookDaily, a web site that offers book samples to book lovers.

At BookDaily you can read the first chapter of more than 60,000 titles. You can browse all you want, and if you set up an account you can get first chapters by email, along with regular updates from your favorite genres and…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 6, 2010 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

I’ll spend Saturday afternoon at the Borders Express in Fair Oaks Mall. The folks there are old friends, but I can always use a few more so if you get a chance, please stop by and say hi. I will be signing my novels from 1 pm…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 5, 2010 at 9:34pm — No Comments

A Great Site for Readers AND Writers!

You will find my novels available in a cool new place on line this month! As it’s name implies, The Critic’s Corner is a web site where the creator reviews and rates book’s he has read. It’s also contains an index of reviewed authors complete with each author’s bibliography. And if you scroll to the right you’ll see that I’m the current featured…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 4, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Are You Crazy?

Today's Guest on my main blog asks the question: Are writers really insane? - Check it out at http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 3, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Author Update

It’s hard to beat the fun and fellowship I have every year at the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference. This year was no exception. My presentation on the basics of plot was well received and I got to critique some really impressive manuscripts. I’ve already put in my bid to speak again next year.

In other news, my latest review was published in The Big Thrill, the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers. I got to write about , Keith Thomson's debut novel “Once A Spy”…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 2, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Language Lovers

Do you have a favourite pun? I consider myself a connoisseur of plays on words and I have a couple that I think transcend the average. The best spin the language more than once. Like this gem:…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 2, 2010 at 12:27pm — 1 Comment

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