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Hi Jennie, Thanks for asking, but I'm not sure if you mean how do you access the Sniplits website (easy - just go to http://www.sniplits.com) or how do you get published on Sniplits (our submissions guidelines & calendar are at the Sniplits Authors' Room - http://www.sniplits.com/authorsroom.jsp). I hope to see you at B'con!
The new book is a warm and fuzzy Christmas story, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder. I'm killing people in a shopping mall at Christmas. (Maybe it's not so warm and fuzzy after all). If you're curious, I've posted the book trailer on my page.
Our youngest child is from China, so we were there in 2003. Loved the landscape, especially in the South. Amazing. Naturally, I also did a lot of other research into history and culture. We're lucky to have a very large Chinese community where I live, so that part wasn't as hard as you might think. Have a great day!
Hi there, Jennie -- I loved doing the sound sample and plan to do more. To answer you, the way that I got it onto my site was that I put my best computer skills to work and asked my web guy to put it there for me. He's done my web-work for several years now. His name is Bruce Uher and his company is called Multimedia Interactive. You can reach him, if you care to, at firstname.lastname@example.org. -- Best regards,
Wow, I'm flattered you asked me for advice. My endings stop the novel 99.9% of the way through. There should be a little tail wagging in the breeze, making the reader wonder what happens from there. Wrapping everything up 100% isn't as interesting. If you're stuck and don't know how the novel will end, well, that's a different story. A little mental lubrication helps. Also, putting the WIP down for a bit is a catch-all trick no matter the problem.
For a cozy mystery author like myself, I would say that the Malice Domestic conference is the best, though I've also gone to Left Coast Crime and Mayhem in the Midlands, and am attending my first Bouchercon this fall.