March 2010 Blog Posts (127)

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5 Crime Writers SHOT !
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Added by Karen Tyrrell on March 22, 2010 at 5:45am — 2 Comments

Thanks to Michael Feldman's "Whad'Ya Know"

Lots of fun doing the terrifying live interview. Big crowd, Michael very funny, great bands (the Whad'Ya Know trio, and Mike Perry's band, the Longbeds), lots of funky taxidermy on stage (I wanted to take the bear home with me), some great moments with audience members, etc. Also selling some books--a nice little sales spike on Amazon, and a couple of nice emails from folks who heard and enjoyed the show. Thanks especially to producer Todd Witter for finding me, and making all the… Continue

Added by Jon Loomis on March 22, 2010 at 3:54am — 2 Comments


The Beloved Spouse and I were discussing when we'd find time to watch

the episodes of Justified and South Park we have on the DVR when

we remembered Southland dropped

off our radar completely during and after the Olympics. We watched the

first four episodes, then never came back. Neither of us feels any

burning desire to catch up.

We both… Continue

Added by Dana King on March 21, 2010 at 1:58am — 2 Comments

Foreword Book of the Year Awards

I am pleased to annouce that The Kult has been selected as a finalist in the horror category for the Foreword Book of the Year Awards: http://

Added by Shaun Jeffrey on March 21, 2010 at 1:07am — No Comments

Whirlwind book tour of the North East of England

I’m back from a highly successful whirlwind mini tour of the north east of England, my second in six months and I’m delighted to say I was met once again with very friendly people and some avid fans of my marine mystery crime novels.

The first stop was Washington Town Centre Library, yes, home of George Washington the first President of the United States of America, 1789 to 1797, whose ancestors settled in Washington, England, then called…


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 21, 2010 at 12:55am — No Comments

A Thinking Person's Guest Blog

Want a free book signed by the author?

I’m excited about hosting an international blog book tour for Resolution 786. American author, Mohamed Mughal, will be joining my main blog…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 20, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments

Waiting For Sunrise ~ Donna Carrick

Is there a more perfect time of day than this? The world is hushed, children still asleep. Clock ticks quietly, reminding me of the passing of days, slowed for a moment, but soon to resume the race from week to week, year to year.

Watching for the sunrise. A thought, captured in the darkness, one crystalline piece of mind. Scooped up in the hand, placed in a jar,… Continue

Added by Donna Carrick on March 19, 2010 at 11:33am — No Comments

The fight scene

Aw, the fight scene. I've got three of them and I just wrote them to get through it. Now I have to go back and make it right. So I looked it up on the internet, my one-stop shop, and came up with good advice from many different sources. You get conflicting advice,…


Added by E.A. McKenzie on March 19, 2010 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

Kiss of Life Released by Mythica

I'm delighted to be able to announce that Mythica Publishing have released the paperback version of my new vampire thriller Kiss of Life, the novella length sequel to my novelette, Dracula Doesn't Live Here Anymore, which has just received another wonderful 5 star review at Amazon. The book is now available to order from … Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on March 18, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Meet Me at the Virginia Festival of the Book

This is the week of the Virginia Festival of the Book and I’ll be a part of Saturday’s Crime Wave series. The Festival itself runs from Wednesday thru Sunday, but the mystery and thriller fans will gather on Saturday for a series of seven author panels beginning at 10 am.

The Crime Wave Luncheon will feature Julia Spencer-Fleming as our keynote speaker. In case you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, Julia is an Agatha Award nominee and author of…

Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 18, 2010 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Researching novels-before writing first drafts or as you write?

I am often asked how I research my novels. I know that some writers prefer to do all their research up front before they begin writing the novel but I like to do some basic research when the idea for the novel occurs to me and while I flesh out an outline plot, and then start writing the first draft, while the research is incomplete.

Why this way? Because once I have the basics of the plot, characters and research I can’t wait to start the…


Added by Pauline Rowson on March 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

FREEZING POINT now available in audio!

Wow, this is so utterly cool! Not only has FREEZING POINT just been released in audio at, they're featuring it on their home page! Audible bought the audio rights to FREEZING POINT last fall as part of their "Breakout Thriller" program, where established authors recommend new ones. You can read what James Rollins has to say about my… Continue

Added by Karen Dionne on March 18, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Interview with John McFetridge

My interview with Crimespace's own John McFetridge, as well as my review of his newest book Let it Ride (Swap outside the US) is available at New Mystery Reader.

Added by Dana King on March 17, 2010 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

Another Cool Review

I like to share comments I receive about my work. Today I’d like to introduce you to Natalie Shaw.

I met Natalie at Borders Books in Waldorf a while ago. She wrote to me to say she enjoyed Russian Roulette and was sharing it with her book club. More importantly, she was the first reader to point out a continuity error in the book, which will be corrected in the next edition.

Thanks Natalie, for your…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on March 17, 2010 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Selena, again

Selena De La Cruz, the protagonist in my next book, is my guest blogger this month at She has two more entries: One is about a tire store visit where she gives the salesman a piece of her mind, and the other is about working undercover for the first time. Come by and meet her and see her new photos.

Added by John Desjarlais on March 17, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

In Nablus, the price is right

I was cramming down a a slice of qanafi at my favorite vendor in the Nablus casbah yesterday when a gang of Palestinian reporters and officials intruded on my guilty pleasure. This was at Aqsa Sweets, which readers of THE SAMARITAN'S SECRET will know as the place favored by the hero of my Palestinian crime novels Omar Yussef because it has a perfect blend of the cheeses of different Syrian and Palestinian goats in…

Added by Matt Rees on March 17, 2010 at 3:54am — No Comments

The Khamaileon . . .

Last night I am minding my own business and screwing around with a few words on the screen when--Pop! Up jumps this character out of my subconscious. A cross between a Jason Bourne action figure and an avengel angel type like 'The Punisher.'

The difference between the comic avenging angels is that you never see this guy's true identity. You see his disguises. You hear his thoughts. But that's it. Who he says he is may not be accurate either. As, in the end, is the question as…


Added by B.R.Stateham on March 17, 2010 at 2:31am — No Comments

Novelist Brandilyn Collins

Novelist Brandilyn Collins tells about her latest novel Exposure, the long road to publication, and her book on writing, Getting Into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors.

Added by Mark Young on March 16, 2010 at 11:19pm — 1 Comment

Free Writing Contest: "My Best Fiction"

We are proud to present the free BookRix writing contest: March 15, 2010 to May 10, 2010

Put forth what you consider to be your best work of fiction, whether it’s a short story, script, adventure, vampire romance, fan fiction or even Manga: All genres are welcome in this contest! The work must be at least 20 BookRix pages long, but…


Added by Nils on March 16, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

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