May 2010 Blog Posts (130)

Self Pub Success

Today on my main blog I showcase a real self-publishing success story! Check it out at

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 21, 2010 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment


For Australian readers: from BORDERS, Belinda Lawrence mysteries.

'The killer's motive for murder is not the normal quest for money or

power, but something more down to earth' Reviewed by Christine I




Added by Brian Kavanagh on May 21, 2010 at 8:11pm — No Comments

New Love Is Murder Website

If you haven't seen it - check it out!


Added by Love Is Murder Conference on May 21, 2010 at 12:20pm — No Comments


A couple of years ago a short story I wrote called Barbotte appeared in Dave Zeltserman's webzine Hard Luck Stories, edited by Ed Gorman.

Now Smashwords has made it easy for me to give the story away in a bunch of different formats. I use the Stanza app to read Smashwords books on my iPod. You don't need a dedicated e-reader, the books can be read online and are also available as .pdf and text…


Added by John McFetridge on May 21, 2010 at 7:47am — No Comments

Jimmy Carter, apartheid, hemorrhoids and Matt Beynon Rees

I often receive emails from book stores,, Barnes and Noble, and online literary sites telling me how much I’d like the novels of Matt Beynon Rees. I’m delighted to see these emails, which are based on my other purchases and interests, as only I can truly know just how much the novels of Matt Beynon Rees have changed my life. (Try them, I’m sure you’ll agree.)

Of course, I also get the occasional email informing me that if I like Matt Beynon…

Added by Matt Rees on May 21, 2010 at 12:42am — 1 Comment

Meet Me in MD Saturday

Saturday I will visit with my friends at the Borders in the Boulevard at the Capital Centre. I'll be stationed near the newly-expanded African American interest sections at the front of the store across from the music department. They've hosted a lot of great guests at this store: Tyler Perry, Mo'Nique, Robin Thicke, Russell Simmons...…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 20, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments

A new review for Ffolkes' Medicine

Got a new review for Ffolkes' Medicine. Thought I would share it.

Added by B.R.Stateham on May 20, 2010 at 6:01am — No Comments

More on e-publishing--how many of you own a reading device?

I wrote about some of the positives about e-publishing yesterday. Here are some of the negatives. To start, there is the small percentage of people who actually own a reading device. The number is growing rapidly, but it's still small. 5 or 10 years from now this will be much less of an issue. Reaching those people can be difficult, particularly for fiction. Sites like this one can help, because at least you have a target audience. But how many of you own reading devices?

The ease of…


Added by Scott Prussing on May 20, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Sobbing on the Pages

I've never been much for sob stories. Of course, great literature tends to be tragic, and some of those stories are on my list of all-time favorites. I love reading versions of the King Arthur legend, for example, but I know that I'll be sad at the end because that "fleeting wisp of glory" could not sustain itself in the face of Man's corruption.

The best tragedies offer us some kind of hope, but even so, as I've gotten older, I find myself reading fewer books that I know can't end…


Added by Peg Herring on May 19, 2010 at 10:26pm — 5 Comments

Another Great Thriller!

I like to point out volumes that you may want to add to your library. This week I want to steer you to Watchlist, a book published by the International Thriller Writers, Inc. I'm not a big fan of samplers, those collections of unrelated stories by different authors, but I do like a lot of variety in my literary diet, so Watchlist appealed to me. The book features two novellas and 21 of the best thriller writers alive.

The two story ideas, and the primary characters, came from one of… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 19, 2010 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Review - We Know, Gregg Hurwitz

Book Title: WE KNOW

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Sphere

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-84744-120-1

No of Pages: 310

Book Synopsis:

We Know who you are

Nick Horrigan thinks that he has his life back on track after a mysterious, traumatic incident that occurred just before his eighteenth birthday. He has forgotten about the past, and lives contentedly in LA.

Book Review:

WE KNOW is the second book from Gregg Hurwitz, which was… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 19, 2010 at 1:47pm — No Comments

New blog post-Pepsi in my closet

Just put up another different sort of blog post-this one is called "Pepsi In My Closet"
Lorie Ham

Added by Lorie Ham on May 19, 2010 at 8:52am — No Comments

'Legacy of the Ripper' in's Top 100 Historicals.

I'm really delighted that my novel Legacy of the Ripper, sequel to A Study in Red, today showed up in's Top 100 Historical novels By the time you read this, it will probably have fallen a few places but today it showed at #80, and I'm over the moon that it made it that far.

Legacy of the… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on May 19, 2010 at 8:06am — No Comments

Operation Black Widow

Part II of Operation Black Widow posted today. Gang expert George Collord gives us an inside look at a task force investigation of gang leaders inside Nuestra Familia. Posted on Hook'em and Book'em this week.

Added by Mark Young on May 19, 2010 at 3:11am — No Comments

The ups and downs of e-publishing

Well, I finally did it. After too many rejections in the increasingly competitive world of real books, I decided to publish my mystery/suspense novel, Tangled Webs, as an e-book on The best things about e-publishing on this venue are that it's free and they take anything! (as long as it's formatted correctly) And smashwords gives the author about 80% of the book's price (match that, traditional publishing!) Another nice feature is that the author designates how much of the book… Continue

Added by Scott Prussing on May 19, 2010 at 1:45am — 2 Comments

Vive the Difference

There are Canadian members who might be interested in my posting on my own website blog ( in regard to Quebec and the rest of Canada, or the ROC. I won't burden other members with the nuances of Canadian cultural machinations by posting my argument here. It's not about crime, after all, except in the most extravagant sense of the word.

Added by John Moss on May 19, 2010 at 12:47am — No Comments


In the Army I was often told to lead, follow, or get out of the way. I often wondered how much damage was done by people making the wrong choice from those options. Now that I'm more mature I see that the mistakes made in this area even out over time.

Most who lead, can't. Most who…

Added by Austin S. Camacho on May 18, 2010 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Review - Women Who Kill, Lindy Cameron & Ruth Wykes


Author: Lindy Cameron & Ruth Wykes

Publisher: Five Mile Press

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74211-460-6

No of Pages: 250

Book Synopsis:

Women Who Kill explores more than a dozen cases of murder in Australia and New Zealand where women have taken the lives of loved ones and total strangers for the thrill of it.

True Crime writers Lindy Cameron and Ruth Wykes examine the evidence and look inside the hearts and minds of… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 18, 2010 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Interview with Michael Robotham

Post the release of his latest book BLEED FOR ME Michael Robotham

generously spared me some time when he was in Melbourne recently.

BLEED FOR ME is the 5th book in Robotham's central series, which is

cleverly based around a shifting focus of 3 loosely connected

characters. Unexpectedly, but pleasingly for readers, BLEED FOR ME

sees the focus staying with Professor Joe O'Loughlin following on from


Michael, born and raised in NSW Australia,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 18, 2010 at 9:54am — No Comments

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: Two-Way Split by Allan Guthrie


Added by Brian Drake on May 18, 2010 at 9:25am — No Comments

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