TJ Perkins has been around for 6 years and her books are steadily becoming more and more popular. In 2006 she signed with dark ride manufacturer Alterface to bring her idea of a scary family amusement park ride to life. The storylines of her most popular book, Mystery of the Attic, and its sequel, On Forbidden Ground, are the basis for the ride. Currently, Alterface is in the creation process. A prototype should be completed and ready for presentation to park owners by Nov 2007 at IAAPA. Once a… Continue
Added by TJ Perkins on June 3, 2007 at 1:24pm —
We're back! Had a great time on hols, once we'd finished with the rainy days. And in fact even they weren't bad either. Continue
Holiday highlights included:
1. Lord H's comment that if people simply pressed the "off" button on the wind turbines, then everything would be much calmer. Not sure he's got the hang of what a wind turbine does. (I love 'em, by the way. They're soooo elegant - like giraffes in Prada).
2. Playing on the only hilly golf course in the whole of…
Added by Anne Brooke on June 3, 2007 at 4:15am —
CROW STONE (Suspense-Kit Perry-UK-Cont) – G+
Mills, Jenni – 1st book
HarperPress, 2007, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 9780007247127
First Sentence: Look at this.
Kit Perry, a mining engineer, has returned to Bath, where she was raised but she would rather people… Continue
Added by LJ Roberts on June 3, 2007 at 4:00am —
This week, some nice publisher people (whose lists I am obviously on by mistake, but shhhhhhhhhh, I won't tell them if you won't!) have sent me some of my favourite books. Since I already own multiple copies of all these books, and keeping them would just be greedy, I thought I would offer them here. If you would like one, please send me a little message thingy and let me know which one (it's a tough choice, you can claim multiple ones if you like) I only have one copy of… Continue
Added by Donna Moore on June 3, 2007 at 2:34am —
I'm one of those people who is impossible to buy for. I have to make lists for people, but often I have no idea what I want, myself. Other than writing time, and no one wants to believe that that is ALL I want. I don't quite understand - if I ask for it, I must want it, right? - but whatever.
So I asked for things for Christmas, but ended up returning them because 1) they weren't quite what I needed (yes, I'm also one of those people who only asks for necessary things) and 2) we were… Continue
Added by Christa M. Miller on June 2, 2007 at 8:27am —
Back in the day, when albums were only 40 minutes long and came on vinyl in fold-out cardboard sleeves (cue brief pause for nostalgic reminiscence among the over-40s), people used to talk about That Difficult Third Album. That was the one a band had to make when it had run out of all its original material, was burned out from being on the road and had to deliver No.3 to satisfy the record company, usually within about 18 months of their debut.
Then CDs came along and albums were… Continue
Added by Tom Cain on June 2, 2007 at 4:05am —
SPARE CHANGE (PI/Polc. Proc- Sunny Randall-Boston-Cont) - VG Continue
Parker, Robert B. – 6th in series
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2007, US Hardcover – ISBN:…
Added by LJ Roberts on June 2, 2007 at 4:00am —
The first in the Irene Huss series. Originally titled in Swedish "The Broken Tang Horse". The Vicious Crimes Unit that Irene Huss is part of are investigating the death of a wealthy businessman who fell over 20 metres from the balcony of this apartment to the footpath below just as his wife and son arrived home and were getting out of their car. The business man, Richard von Knecht, has recently celebrated his 60th birthday, and he and his wife Sylvia their 30th wedding anniversary. The… Continue
Added by Kerrie on June 2, 2007 at 12:14am —
Several years ago, while sitting in a college magazine writing class, the professor instructed us to “write what you know.” What student/writer hasn’t heard those words? I remember thinking if that were the case, I would never write.
I’ve had a good life; married for nearly three decades,…
Added by Marta Stephens on June 1, 2007 at 11:42pm —
My throat starts to close and my hands get clammy whenever friends at a gathering start talking about board games. “Scramble! Boggle! I bet Naomi’s good at that,”… Continue
Added by Naomi Hirahara on June 1, 2007 at 11:27pm —
While I'm signing books Saturday I will also be indulging my sweet tooth, but in a fairly healthy way. You can too, and support a good cause, by joining me at the Strawberry Festival put on by the Catonsville Presbyterian Church from 10 am to 2 pm. Sure, they will have a variety of food, live music, kid's games and crafts, but the reason to be there is for some of the best strawberry shortcake you ever tasted.
Of course, this is a fine opportunity to fill out your… Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 1, 2007 at 11:20pm —
Just back from a mini-break in (of all places) Marbella. I say mini-break because, according to the wife, it doesn't become a holiday until you are away for more than 5 nights - I wish I'd understood this subtlety when I booked it, as apparently this means we still need to go away again on a "proper" family vacation! More money...
Anyway, technically speaking we weren't in Marbella, but down the road in Puerto Banus… Continue
Added by James Twining on June 1, 2007 at 8:30pm —
After two years in print, I finally got a HOODTOWN review in Wrestling Observer!
I finally feel legit.
“This is a book, if a group of us were to read together, would undoubtedly elicit that spontaneous chant,
This is Awesome!”
I know maybe three people out there will get that but I’m tickled pink. After all, they could be chanting “You fucked up!”
Added by Christa Faust on June 1, 2007 at 3:24pm —
In my exhaustive search for the best southern name ever for a continuing character I plan to introduce in my next thriller, I ran across an article called “Namestorming”… Continue
Added by Amanda Stevens on June 1, 2007 at 2:02pm —
Robert Ellis' latest thriller packs a powerful punch. Don't read City of Fire late at night, particularly if you're in the house alone.
LAPD Detective Lena Gamble is 29, and alone in the world. Her brother, David, had been murdered five years earlier. Lena has the time and willingness to work on the latest horrific crime investigation. She… Continue
Added by Lesa Holstine on June 1, 2007 at 1:59pm —
Added by Angela Wilson on June 1, 2007 at 12:20pm —