Austin S. Camacho's Blog – July 2009 Archive (19)

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

Tomorrow I’ll kick off the month of August at the Borders in Woodbridge VA. This store is just off I-95, just outside the Potomac Mills Mall. If you’re out and about shopping Saturday, stop by at 2904 Prince William Pkwy, Woodbridge, VA, have a coup of Seattle's Best Coffee and say hi.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 31, 2009 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Great Guest Bloggers!!

Mystery duo Robert W. Walker and Miranda Phillips Walker are guests on my main blog, “Another Writer’s Life” discussing what happens when mystery writers unite in matrimony. How much acrimony?

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 31, 2009 at 2:02am — No Comments

Another Great Site for Readers

In this section I like to point you to books I think will be good additions to your library, or to places to find them. Today I want to tell you about GenReview.



That name could be read as a combination of the words genre and review or as a genre-view. Either would be appropriate. They only review popular fiction, those stories written primarily for their entertainment value. They look at crime fiction, romance, speculative… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 28, 2009 at 9:26pm — No Comments

Signing Update

I just have to mention the good time I had Saturday at the Borders in Largo, MD. It was a hot day outdoors but the Capital Centre is such a cool place that a few people stopped by anyway. I can’t say I saw a lot of book browsers, but I had an unusually high percentage of meetings to signed books so it worked out well.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 28, 2009 at 5:03am — No Comments

Signing and a Great Site for Readers (and Writers)

Today my book signing is at Borders - 931A Capital Centre Boulevard, Largo MD - 4 pm to 8 pm.



On line, check out Local Talent Books & Music. The website is an online bookstore that specializes in books and music by Virginia authors and musicians. The Local Talent mission (other than selling lots of books) is to help increase exposure of regional authors. Local Talent offers the best selection of… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 25, 2009 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Long delayed Author Update

Did you miss me? I know it has been a while since my last newsletter. I ran off to the other edge of the country for long weekend to attend a very important wedding and returned to a mountain of work that had waited patiently for my return. So each day this week I’ve spent time working on the past while new requirements piled in on me from the present.



I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack at once.



Since I posted last I enjoyed a fun book… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 25, 2009 at 3:33am — No Comments

For published authors

I've posted more about landing book signings on my main blog, "Another Writer's Life."

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 20, 2009 at 3:49am — No Comments

For Writers Only

Writers! Are book signings a waste of time? Check my main blog for my answer.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 13, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Meet Me Today at the Writers Center

Today I’ll join other contributors to “New Lines from the Old Line State, an Anthology of Maryland Writers” at the Writers Center. The Writer's Center is a non-profit community of writers supporting each other in the creation and marketing of literary texts. The Center… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 12, 2009 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Meet Me in MD Tomorrow

It’s a Maryland weekend for me. Saturday night I’ll be in Greenbelt, MD for a book signing at Books-A-Million. I’ll catch the late crowd, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Come visit me at 6118 Greenbelt Rd.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 10, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Another Great Review for Russian Roulette

I have a nice new review on my site written by Fred Apelquist.



Among other things, Fred writes one of my favorite blogs called YETMO (for You’re Entitled To My Opinion) where he comments on our times, social issues and political matters with a keen and objective eye. I was flattered that he took time out to read and comment on my latest novel, Russian Roulette.



Read Fred's… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 8, 2009 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Me and My Blogging Buddies

I was featured along with my fellow Acme Authors bloggers on the “Emma Lai Writes” blog. She invited each of us to post a bio and tell her what makes us feel sexy. This solicited some amusing answers.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 7, 2009 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Russian Roulette gets another great Review

Russian Roulette just received the highest honors in a review on “You Gotta Read Reviews!” Check it out!

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 7, 2009 at 11:10am — No Comments

Author Activity Update

Baltimore Washington International Airport was packed on the day before Independence Day, and that helped me sign a better than average number of books. Besides, manager Dave keeps me supplied with coffee and pound cake.







Westfield Mall was a good deal less busy on Saturday. Still I had a good time and signed more than enough books to make it worth the drive. Sadly the Starbucks there is actually outside the Mall, but we make do.







Also this week,… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 6, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Thoughts After the 4th

The 4th of July is a traditional family gathering time. Whenever families gather inevitably the horror stories come out, and it evolves into a competition as to whose life is most challenging. After listening for years to how hard it is to be a teenager, to start life after college, to raise kids and to age gracefully –depending on who has the floor – I’ve come to a discomforting realization.

The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 5, 2009 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Give it Away now?

Should writers give their work away on their web sites? My answer is on my blog ““Another Writer’s Life” today.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 5, 2009 at 7:37am — No Comments

Happy 4th of July

Today's holiday reminds us all of patriotism and the birth of our nation, but my favorite quote about the holiday may well be these words from Erma Bombeck:



"You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness."



So when the day is… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 4, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Holiday Signings

This morning I'll sign my novels at Borders in Baltimore Washington International Airport between 8 am and noon.


Tomorrow I'll greet Independence Day shoppers at Borders Express in Wheaton Mall. The mall is at 11160 Viers Mill Road, Wheaton, MD and I'll be signing books there from 11 am to 3 pm.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 3, 2009 at 8:55pm — No Comments

High Flying Book Signing

Readers who are traveling for the holiday should find the perfect flight read in the airport. Friday morning I’ll be signing my novels at Borders in Baltimore Washington International Airport. If you’re there between 8 am and noon I can sign a book or two for you.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 2, 2009 at 9:06pm — No Comments

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