Months ago Borders closed several stores. The Borders Express in Dulles Town…Continue
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I have no imagination when it comes to creating titles for the books I write. I titled my current one – out last year in hardback and now out as an e-book – Early’s Fall . . . Early, from the name of the principal character, James Early, and Fall, from the time of the year in which I had set the story.
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This year I'm one of the judges for the Shamus Awards so I am reading thru a stack of private eye novels. That's good news for you because I can tell you about some great new books, like John Gilstrap's "No Mercy."…Continue
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Someone at my last talk asked if the crime comes first to my mind when a book idea is born or whether some other thing comes first and the crime follows. The answer? I don't know.
It's a process a bit like childbirth (sorry, guys). Once I've finished the book, the conception and gestation part gets kind of blurry. I forget the pain, and all I see is that beautiful baby.
I know I wanted Elizabeth Tudor in a series, so I guess character was the seed in that one. And my newest,…Continue
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In Wisconsin this is fly-in season. Probably in your state, too.
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Borders has four different bookstores in Washington Dulles International Airport. Friday I signed books at the brand new store in Terminal B, which is bright and very open. It's also right in the traffic flow and a perfect place for an author to stand beside a giant sign provided by manager Dennis Bryant. That day I signed books that went to every corner of the country, and a couple to Germany as well.
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I've written an entry on my personal blog www.paulinerowson.com but thought UK writers might not have read the latest news on the government cuts that affect authors.
With the passing of the Digital Economy Bill before Parliament closed for the general election Public Lending Rights (PLR) was to be extended to e books and audio books. Unfortunately, the…Continue
What Mark Twain said about his father was true for me too: "When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years." By then I had also learned that a father carries pictures where his money used to…Continue
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I just returned to San Diego from a week in MD. On the return flight, which held about 80 passengers, I walked up and down the aisle serveral times. I noticed 4 Kindles and 2 i-Pads. My lightning like math skills tell me that's 7.5% (I think!). Not very high, but better than when I made the trip last year and saw but one lonely Kindle (in a more crowded plane). E-books are a coming wave, I think, but for now they are still merely a ripple. Has anyone else out there noticed anything…Continue
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Beat poet Allen Ginsberg was a photographer. I didn’t know that.
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I’ve read Shakespeare, taught Shakespeare, even acted in and directed a number Shakespeare plays, but nobody ever told me there was a fake William Shakespeare out there, a forger so good he fooled just about everybody around.
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