February 2010 Blog Posts (137)

Espionage is a dirty business

You’d think there was something very wrong with spying.

People pay good money to watch Daniel Craig dispose of villains in the bloodiest fashion. They nod in approval when M pushes 007’s perfect false passport across the desk. Yet everyone’s peeved about what in all likelihood is a Mossad hit against a Hamas operative in his Dubai hotel room on January…

Added by Matt Rees on February 19, 2010 at 4:48pm — 3 Comments

From Hitler History to Mahler Mystery: J. Sydney Jones’s Writing Life

Some authors exude the pleasure of reading and writing (and, surprisingly, when you meet them, many just don’t.) J. Sydney Jones is such a man, with a breadth of writing experience in a range of genres that’s deeply impressive and carries with it an obvious love of his craft. His Viennese Mystery series is a fascinating way to delve into one of Europe’s loveliest, most cultured cities – and damned entertaining, too. He’s also the…

Added by Matt Rees on February 18, 2010 at 8:10pm — 3 Comments

Always Bring Gum to a Food Fight

Andy Belmas is a writer in the Stevens Point area who was looking to interview a book author for his college class. Or master's class. At any rate, he seems to be a student of something somewhere. I wound up talking with Andy yesterday about "Cleansing Eden."

We ate lunch and chatted about writing "Cleansing Eden." I did my best to explain things between bites of a bacon, cream cheese and green chile (BCCGC) sandwich. Don't knock those flavors until you try them, but definitely… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New suspense/action novel: The Raven Affair

THE RAVEN AFFAIR was released on the 11th of February. An action/suspense novel in Ebook format, available online any day now. The paperback is due in March, check it out at www.SNEDELTON.com…


Added by STEVEN NEDELTON on February 18, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Crime Writers Panel ...YOU'RE INVITED ...

Browns Plains Library invited me to sit on their CRIME PANEL alongside Marianne Delacourt (Sharp Shooter) and other Published Crime Writers ... I'm stoked!
This will be my Debut Event to reveal my Crime Faction novel "Sayonara".
A Japanese girl vanishes ... a pacifist Forensic Student investigates.
Grab your magnifying glass, Snap on your latex gloves and Zoom out there.

Find out more ... http://www.karentyrrell.com

Added by Karen Tyrrell on February 18, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

I Finally Get to Do Some Blatant Self-Promotion

I thought this day would never come, but I'm finally in the position to blatantly promote myself. My debut novel, "Cleansing Eden," will be published Nov. 4, 2010, by Shadow Line Press.

Don't buy one, buy 10! Read one and use nine for table coasters! Buy a crate of books and light it on fire! Buy 12 and throw 11 at your neighbor's cat!

If you're a fan of written words, you'll love "Cleansing Eden." It has 71,000 of them. If you like your words between covers, you're in for a… Continue

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on February 17, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Contest at KdBlog today

Stop by KdBlog today and enter the micro flash fiction contest.
Tell your story in 140 characters or less, and you could win a
signed copy of my short story collection, Nine Kinds of Trouble.

Extra credit if you can make me laugh.

Drop in and join the fun.


Added by KD Easley on February 17, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Another Cool Review

Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 17, 2010 at 6:51am — No Comments

Author Stephen Liskow

Drop in to KdBlog today and visit with Tuesday's with Friends Guest, Stephen Liskow.

Added by KD Easley on February 17, 2010 at 1:45am — No Comments

Clan Destine ... Facebook GENRE club

Just joined an Australian facebook group, Clan Destine. For LOVERS of Genre Fiction ... Crime and Speculative Fiction.
How do you find it? ...type Clan Destine in the FB Search engine

Added by Karen Tyrrell on February 16, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

My offering for the Kindle. . . .

Here's my offering for those of you who have a Kindle. Nine short stories featuring the cases of homicide detectives Turner Hahn and Frank Morales. If you like 'noir' you might like these. Just $4.50 a pop.

And write a review and post it on Amazon. Good or bad, it doesn't matter. In the end I think a review--any review--helps the book. Don't get me wrong, my fragile ego would prefer nice comments. But I've got a theory that if someone says a book is absolutely trash--they've…


Added by B.R.Stateham on February 16, 2010 at 2:52am — 2 Comments

Long Author Update

A lot has happened since my last update. For one thing I had a couple of successful book signings. I ended last year at the Borders Express in White Marsh Mall and started this year at Borders in Dulles Airport. It was after the big storms we’ve had on the East Coast, but lots of people were still stuck which was good for book sales.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 16, 2010 at 12:47am — No Comments

The strange world of PR, vital to authors

The strange world of PR is always looking for angles, because it's the strongest angle that will grab the headline, or at least get some coverage in the media. And authors need PR as much as actors, artists, and anyone else in the creative industries.

Press, or rather I should say media coverage is a hugely cost effective way of spreading a message, and now with the multitude of Internet media it is even more powerful. But there is a vast difference between pumping…


Added by Pauline Rowson on February 15, 2010 at 11:19pm — 2 Comments

Happy Valentine's Day

This is an oddly Hallmark Holiday, and frankly I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent it. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.

Instead, I look at my lovely wife Dee (who has stuck with me for a decade of marriage) and think of the oddly twisting trail we have blazed together. It reminds me that loving is not just looking at each…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on February 15, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

The Eye of the Beholder (23)

“Is Tabby really her name,” Cary asked as he trailed after Preston, grabbing the champagne on the way to the kitchen.

“Yep, short for Tabitha. She’s the one who helped me escape from the hospital and then nursed me back to health. A true Florence Nightingale.” Preston smiled to himself. “She’s a wonderful person and a good friend.”

“Better than me,” Cary said softly under his breath.


Added by Edith Glass on February 15, 2010 at 6:39am — No Comments

The Daily Beast and The New York Times

My new Palestinian crime novel THE FOURTH ASSASSIN is one of five "This Week's Hot Reads" on The Daily Beast, which also happens to be the hot read of the web these days. The Beast writes of the book and its Brooklyn setting: "Rees paints a meticulous portrait of the post-9/11 community of Little Palestine and the tension of cultures trying to…

Added by Matt Rees on February 14, 2010 at 5:32pm — 2 Comments

This is what happens

when one goes to a nudie bar the same week one re-reads The Road.

Night Train to Mundo Fine

Added by Jimmy Callaway on February 14, 2010 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Shadow Line Press annouces their upcoming publishing schedule

Shadow Line Press, one of Crimespace's own, and a new publisher of mystery/detective genre, has just posted their upcoming publishing schedule. Note that there are at least three authors who are Crimespace members on the schedule. I've got two books coming out. One in August and one in September, Looking forward to it.

Check out the schedule at the site listed below.…


Added by B.R.Stateham on February 14, 2010 at 2:56pm — 4 Comments

Human Trafficking

On my blog Hook'em & Blook'em this week, I've posted the second part of a two-part series on human trafficking. Chief Nicholas Sensley of the Truckee (Ca.) Police Department tells us about his other life--combating human slavery in the U.S. and…

Added by Mark Young on February 14, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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