Austin S. Camacho's Blog – October 2009 Archive (17)

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

I’ll start my Halloween celebration Saturday afternoon at a book signing in Borders Books. It will begin at 2 pm at the store is at 1201 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA. I’m thinking of doing the signing dressed as Hannibal Jones. Or maybe a Hawaiian hula hula boy. Come by the store and see.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 30, 2009 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

I like to share the feedback I get from fans about my writing, and sometimes that feedback leads to good additions to our libraries. This week’s example is from Richard Gazala.



Richard’s first novel, Blood of the Moon, was released this month. Before Richard’s top notch political thriller hit the shelves he read my… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 27, 2009 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Author Update

I had a wonderful surprise at Borders in the Boulevard at the Capital Center Friday. Aside from the books bought that evening, a woman came in with four books she bought earlier in the week. She returned Friday just to ask me to sign them.



Also this week I got a mention on one of my favorite blogs: Criminal Brief: The Mystery Short Story Web Log Project. Author John M. Floyd talked about his great time at Bouchercon, including meeting me and some of the other writers in the holiday… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 26, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

Tonight my book signing is at 6pm at Borders on the Boulevard at the Capital Center - 931A Capital Centre Blvd. Largo, MD. The last time I was there I met Andre McGuinness. He picked up a copy of Russian Roulette then, even though he said he wasn't a mystery fan. He e-mailed me later with many nice things to say about the book which I of course appreciated. At the same time he took me to task for not putting more action into the book. He wanted more shootouts and a few more bloody fistfights.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 23, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments

The Edge of the Latest Thing

My latest self-serving blog post is about the latest trend in publishing and how I’m jumping on the bandwagon - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 23, 2009 at 5:51am — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in MD

I'm recovered from my travels and ready for a great book signing at Borders in the Boulevard at the Capital Center. Come by after work - I’ll start signing books at 6 pm. The store is at 931A Capital Centre Blvd. Largo, MD.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 22, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Another Cool Review

Another reader has sent me some wonderful feedback. I’d like for you to meet Andre McGuinness.



I met Andre the last time I visited the Capital Centre's Borders. He picked up a copy of Russian Roulette then, even though he said he wasn't a mystery fan. He e-mailed me later with many nice things to say about the book which I of course appreciated. At the same time he took me to task for not putting more action into the book. He wanted more shootouts and a few more bloody fistfights.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 21, 2009 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Try Me in a Short Story

Good news for those of you who would like to sample the flavor of Hannibal Jones without investing in an entire novel. Now you can purchase a Hannibal Jones short story, “A Little Wildness,” and download it as an e-book. - http://bit.ly/12dgts

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 20, 2009 at 9:23pm — No Comments

High on Bouchercon

Last night I returned home from Bouchercon and my head is still spinning. I wanted to share the joy before it faded. My plan was to begin a sentence with “The highlight of the conference was…” But the whole thing was one long series of highlights, including:



The panel I moderated Thursday was standing room only and the authors I worked with - Jack Fredrickson, Greg Herren, Adrian Magson and Michael Wiley - were spectacular. Afterward we went to the book sellers’ room and signed a… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 20, 2009 at 1:29am — 1 Comment

Another Cool Review

I think I've introduced you to Loretta Craig before, and she’s back with another book review.



I first met Loretta in April at a writer's event. She is an aspiring mystery author although we might not know when she hits the best seller list because there's already a mystery writer with the same name.



To my great joy, Loretta became a fan. She read The Troubleshooter and reviewed it. When Russian Roulette was released she did the same. And now she’s sent a nice note about… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 17, 2009 at 7:07am — No Comments

Bouchercon ruminations

I am loving Bouchercon, THE big event for mystery writers and fans. My panel this morning was very ut being an unknown author walking among giants today has made me philosophical. Two of the most basic laws of physics apply to human interaction as much as to inanimate objects.





Objects at rest tend to remain at rest due to inertia. Meaning that the universe itself naturally resists forward motion.

But objects in motion tend to stay that way too, thanks to momentum. Meaning… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 16, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

Writers Networking

Writers! Want to know what to do at a networking opportunity like Bouchercon? Check my main blog - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 15, 2009 at 7:45am — No Comments

Catching Up and Moving Ahead

Since my last blog post I was part of the program on social media for writers that Johns Hopkins University and the American Independent Writers jointly presented. I learned quite a bit, and did some valuable networking.



Then I did some book signing at Waldenbooks in Virginia Center Commons. As always, manager Tracy took good care of me and I got to sign several of my titles.



I also held my first book signing at the huge Borders Bookstore in Annapolis. As often happens on… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 15, 2009 at 12:16am — No Comments

Find a Publisher - or help one find you

Writers – Want some tips for finding a publisher or helping one find you? Check my blog - http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 6, 2009 at 5:09am — 1 Comment

Meet me in DC, VA OR MD this weekend!

Reminder: today’s writer seminar is “Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther: Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Career” at 9am in the Bernstein-Offit Building at 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.



Then a book signing at Waldenbooks from 1 pm to 5 pm at 10101 Brook Rd, Glen Allen VA.



TOMORROW it’s north to Annapolis to meet some new friends in a Borders Bookstore I haven’t visited before. I’ll sign my novels in that store from 2 pm to 6 pm. If that’s near… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 3, 2009 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Meet Me in DC or VA

I cover DC, MD and VA this weekend. Saturday morning I take part in a program presented by the Johns Hopkins University Masters of Arts in Writing Program and the American Independent Writers. The one day writer’s seminar, called “Pushing the Electronic Envelope Even Farther: Using Cyberspace to Advance Your Career,” will help writers take their personal brand to the next level. Our focus will be on online identity for writers of all types. In four sessions attendees will learn about social… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 2, 2009 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Most Wanted

As far as I can tell, the only place the FBI puts their most wanted list up is in the Post Office. I think bank robbers are more likely to be spotted in banks, which I guess is where they hang out, so why not post their pictures there?



How did they decide to put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office anyway? Why there of all places? What are we supposed to do, write to them? Or maybe the point is that postmen see almost everyone so they should recognize the bad guys. In that… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on October 1, 2009 at 9:22pm — No Comments

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