Austin S. Camacho's Blog – November 2008 Archive (22)

Luck is with Me

Hi everyone. Just wanted you to know that at the last minute the warehouse DID ship copies of Blood and Bone to the Books-A-Million in Alexandria. So I'll be signing the book there today starting at 2 pm. Visit me there at 503 King St, Alexandria, VA., and pick up your autographed copy.

Can't get to Alexandria? Then visit my web site - www.ascamacho.com - to order your copy direct from the publisher and enter my contest.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 29, 2008 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Black Friday Signing Reminders

Today I sign books at the Borders Express in Dulles Town Center Mall, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles VA, from noon to 4 pm.

And if the warehouse hasn't run out of copies of Blood and Bone I'll visit Books-A-Million in Alexandria tomorrow. Check in that day to see if it's not too late to get your copy. It's the one at 503 King St, Alexandria, VA.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 29, 2008 at 1:35am — No Comments

Greetings! And Meeting

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



May your stuffing be tasty

May your turkey plump,

May your potatoes and gravy

Have never a lump.

May your yams be delicious

And your pies take the prize,

And may your Thanksgiving dinner

Stay off your thighs!



Now, if I can waddle out of the house tomorrow I’ll head to the Borders Express in Dulles Town Center Mall to celebrate Black Friday with a couple other crime writers. We’ll do a team book signing from… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 27, 2008 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving message

When you look at the economy these days you might wonder just what we all have to be thankful for this year. Let me remind you that others have had it far worse. Remember, the Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. In fact, no Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.



I'm particularly fond of this quote from H.U. Westermayer who said that if the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would…

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 26, 2008 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Another Great Review

I often like to share reader comments on my main web site. In this case I’d like to introduce you to Chuck Hagar.



I met Chuck during my last visit to Borders Express at the Dulles Expo Center. He picked up a copy of Blood and Bone that day, and later wrote to me about it. Despite pointing out a factual inaccuracy in the book he flattered me by saying that the story held his attention so well that he missed his bus stop reading… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 25, 2008 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Author update and HOLIDAY CONTEST

My weekend was a bit more varied than usual. I had mid-afternoon fun at the Borders Express in Springfield Mall. The Friday 3 pm to 7 pm slot was an experiment that paid off well. Saturday was an evening gig at the Books-A-Million in Greenbelt, MD. Again, 4pm to 8 pm isn’t my usual time but it allowed me to meet some new people. Sunday I greeted the after church crowd at Borders in Waldorf MD. From noon to 4 pm was the right time to be there, too, and lots of novels went out the… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 25, 2008 at 2:01am — No Comments

Meet Me in MD this Weekend

I told you that today I'm signing books in the Books-A-Million in Greenbelt, MD, at 6118 Greenbelt Rd., from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Sunday you'll find me at the big Borders at 3304-A Crain Highway in Waldorf MD. I'll be looking to catch the after-church crowd from noon to 4 pm. When you visit family on Thanksgiving, have their new books with you. If you miss me, you can still order my novels thru my web site, www.hannibaljonesmysteries.com

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 22, 2008 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Meet Me this weekend in VA or MD

I told you that today I'm signing books in the Borders Express in Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA, from 3 pm to 7 pm.



Tomorrow I'll sign my novels in the Books-A-Million in Greenbelt, MD. The last time I was there we only had Blood and Bone on display but this time I'll have all my books with me so if we met there before, come out and complete your collection. That store is at 6118 Greenbelt Rd. The signing is from 4 pm to 8 pm.



If you can't find me either place, you'll… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 21, 2008 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Meet Me tomorrow in VA

This weekend I'll pay a return visits to some of my favorite friends in two states. Friday, I'll be in the Borders Express in Springfield Mall. This is the first store that accepted me as an author and home of some of my biggest boosters. Come say hi between 3 pm and 7 pm so I can sign the books you're missing or need for holiday gifts. The mall is in Springfield, VA of course.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 21, 2008 at 3:48am — No Comments

Another Cool Review

I often like to share comments people send me about my novels. In this case I'd like to introduce you to Jerry Sluger.



I met Jerry at a signing at Borders in Silver Spring, MD. After a short conversation he took home both of the Stark and O'Brien adventures. This week he was kind enough to e-mail me to let me know that he read both books and enjoyed them. I appreciated his comments so much that I used them for the featured review on my web… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 19, 2008 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Santa Smiles

Last weekend's Christmas market had its share of grumpy shoppers, most of them men who were dragged along. One could get to thinking that Christmas is a women's holiday. I mentioned to one fellow that the only grown man who really seems to enjoy the season is Santa Claus.

"Maybe," the guy said. "But do you know why Santa is so jolly? It's because he knows where all the bad girls live."

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 18, 2008 at 10:16pm — No Comments

The latest News

I spent the weekend at the 15th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market, which was both a fun and a profitable time. Aside from signing lots of books I got to chat with dozens of mystery lovers and got exposure to hundreds of potential future readers. I even chatted with one lady who asked if my books were available on Amazon's Kindle. When I told her yes she pulled the device out and checked for them right there in front of me. How cool is that? And as a bonus, my lovely wife Denise joined… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Shop With Me This Weekend in VA

I will take a three-day weekend to sign books at the 15th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market. I’ll spend this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday I’ll join more than 300 fine artisans from more than 20 states at the Christmas Market. From 10 am to 6 pm, they will be offering a diverse selection of fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, photography, fiber arts, and thousands of one-of-kind Christmas collectibles.



Plus,… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 13, 2008 at 10:26pm — No Comments

Remember Veteran's Day

Cynthia Ozick said that we often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. I hope that on Tuesday all of you remember our service members, certainly people who most deserve our gratitude. To quote poet Maya Angelou, "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!"

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 11, 2008 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

GREAT Crime Fiction I didn't write

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Delete Post Manage Blog Sometimes in the rush to share newly-discovered authors I forget to even mention some old favorites. For example, I’ve been a fan of Max Allen Collins for a lot of years. In the 21st century, Collins practically defines hard boiled crime fiction. Before he wrote Road to Perdition, before was collaborating with Mickey Spillane, before he was raising the level of comic book writing on Batman, he was reinventing Dick Tracy after… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 10, 2008 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Author's Update

It was a weekend of surprises, most of them good. Friday I signed lots of books at the Borders in the Baltimore Washington International Airport. I also met a woman who said her book club would love to have an author visit them. Saturday I signed a few more books at the Waldenbooks in Landmark Mall. I also met a man who wants me to speak to the men’s group at his church. So both those events will pay unexpected dividends.



But due to a clerical error on the part of a store manager I… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 10, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

Meet Me in VA - At the Mall or in the Airport!

I told you that today will find me in Landmark Mall - 5801 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA - at Waldenbooks from 1 pm to 5 pm.

TOMORROW I’ll be talking to more frequent flyers, this time at Borders in the Washington Dulles International Airport in Sterling, VA. I’ll hang out there from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 8, 2008 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Meet Me at the Airport or in the Mall

I told you that today I’ll greet travelers at the Borders in the Baltimore Washington International Airport between 3pm and 7 pm. TOMORROW will find me in the mall again – this time Landmark Mall. I’ll sign books in the Waldenbooks there from 1 pm to 5 pm. If you’re near the mall, at 5801 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, stop and say hi.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 7, 2008 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Find me at the Airport tomorrow

The old Sinatra tune “Come Fly with Me” could be my theme this weekend. Tomorrow I’ll greet travelers at the Borders in the Baltimore Washington International Airport. If you’re coming or going in the nation’s capital this weekend, look for me between 3pm and 7 pm.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 6, 2008 at 10:44pm — No Comments

THE site for Thrillers

The line between mysteries and thrillers is a thin one, and definitions can get muddy. If you happen to enjoy a great thriller, the best place to find new great reads is the web site run by the International Thriller Writers. Their electronic newsletter, The Big Thrill, is posted on line and presents reviews of all the new thrillers released each month. Those reviews are written by thriller authors like me, and we know what to look for in a good book. This month alone there are 32 reviews,… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 5, 2008 at 10:27pm — No Comments

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