Austin S. Camacho's Blog – June 2009 Archive (34)

New review of Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette has been gathering nice reviews and one of them has leaped from Amazon.com to my web site.



When I got my review copies of Russian Roulette I didn’t just send them to the usual magazines and newspapers. I also asked several of the influential Amazon.com reviewers to take a look. The mysterious Apoem down in New Mexico accepted my offer of an advance review copy and has now posted a very glowing review on the book’s page at Amazon.



Apoem said some very nice… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 11, 2009 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Beating expectations

As late as Saturday morning I worried that my book release party for Russian Roulette might not come off as planned, but thanks to lots of friends and supporters and my event-planning spouse everything happened exactly as it should have. It was wasted worry. Just like my dad used to say, it's always darkest before dawn.



So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 10, 2009 at 10:23pm — 1 Comment

ALL the news on the Russian Roulette release

The release party for Russian Roulette was all I hoped for and more. The historic Farr House proved to be the perfect location for such an event. The food was great and there were some very good bottles of wine present. But much more important were the friends, coworkers, and fellow authors who turned out to share the occasion – and the very cool cake - with me. It was the most fun a writer was could.



But the second most fun for authors is getting together with other wordsmiths.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 10, 2009 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

More Blog Tour posts!

The Russian Roulette blog tour continues with entries for readers AND writers at Acme Authors Link and the Make Mine Mystery blog . Check them both out!

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 8, 2009 at 11:16pm — No Comments

Today's event and new review

Today I’m part of a Virginia Writers Club book signing at Busboys & Poets from 4 pm to 6 pm - 4251 S Campbell Ave, Arlington Va.



AND I have a new review. I met Bob Miller at a bookstore signing and as I recall he wanted to start reading at the beginning of the Hannibal Jones legend, so I signed a copy of The Troubleshooter for him. He e-mailed me a short time ago, and his message almost made me blush. Thank you, Bob, for your kind words. They were enough to make your short note… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 7, 2009 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Big events today AND tomorrow in VA

Today I host the release party for Russian Roulette at The Farr House is at 10172 Main Street, Fairfax, VA.



Tomorrow I'll join nine other members of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Writers Club for a book signing at Busboys & Poets from 4 pm to 6 pm. If you haven't been there, Busboys and Poets is a restaurant, bookstore, fair trade market and gathering place where people can discuss the issues of the day. They've been a good friend to the Virginia Writers Club and… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 6, 2009 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow at the Book Release Party!

Tomorrow I will host the official release party for the fifth Hannibal Jones Mystery, Russian Roulette. My lovely wife Denise has made arrangements for a very classy affair at the Farr House in Fairfax, Va. The venue often plays host to weddings, bridal showers and fancy luncheons, but once in a while they let an author in. This Colonial Revival style home in the heart of Fairfax has been party central in these parts since the Farrs’ marriage ceremony in 1915. It was updated in 2001 but retains… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 5, 2009 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Even more blog touring!

But wait, there’s more! The Russian Roulette blog tour continues on the Crime Critics blog!

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 5, 2009 at 2:51am — No Comments

Blog Tour and Live Event!

The Russian Roulette blog tour continues today at Slendah's Author Interviews .



And in just 2 days I'll know whether or not my efforts to create local buzz about Russian Roulette have had any effect. Saturday's book release party could be a spectacular success or an abysmal failure. It's doubly important because the party will be an indictor of how well I can expect to do at the first bookstore event, at the Borders Superstore in Waldorf… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 4, 2009 at 10:48pm — No Comments

More blog touring

The Russian Roulette blog tour continues on Sia McKye’s Thoughts…Over Coffee about my emotional preparation for the book release.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 3, 2009 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Author interview and book signing

I was interviewed on BlogTalkRadio last night on "Book Bridge: Authors to Readers." It's archived for your listening pleasure at .





My most recent LIVE author event was special, not just for the writers involved but the audience as well. A group of local writers assembled in the Office of Personnel Management building in Washington DC in support of the local chapter of Blacks In Government (BIG). This was their third… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 2, 2009 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Live interview tonight!

I will be the guest on my own BlogTalkRadio show - Book Bridge: From Authors to Readers - TONIGHT! Tune in to hear me live at 8:30pm Eastern time - http://www.geocities.com/ewenprime/cospbb.html

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 2, 2009 at 10:07am — No Comments

Blog Touring

The Russian Roulette blog tour kicks off today at Criminal Minds at Work!

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 1, 2009 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Blog Touring

The official Russian Roulette blog tour now has 13 stops, and reads like a compendium of the best web sites for mystery lovers. Content will be different on each of these cool sites but listing them all here would give us both a headache. So I've listed them all on my web site.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 1, 2009 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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