June 2010 Blog Posts (154)

A week of newspaper humorists -- today Sam Venable

Sam Venable, a funny guy and as nice as they come, was the Knoxville (Tennessee) News Sentinel’s outdoors editor for 15 years before the front office bumped him over to humor columnist in 1985. That’s two years after the Miami Herald hired Dave Barry as its humor columnist.



Twenty-four years later, Sam is still at it. Not Barry. He shuttered his humor column six years ago.



As you may recall from yesterday’s post, Barry has a second… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on June 3, 2010 at 2:29am — No Comments

Two Word Reviews

Here are some books I've read recently and my two word reactions.



Fault Line by Barry Eisler---Not Barry

Ten Little Herrings by L.-C. Tyler---Very cute

Death and the Lit Chick by G. M. Malliet----Unexpectedly entertaining

Trunk Music by Michael Connelly----Always quality

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley----Still funny

Added by Peg Herring on June 2, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Five Questions - Part II

Fantasy and science fiction author Hank Quense saw my blog post responding to 5 basic questions on writing and accepted my invitation to add HIS answers. Read them at http://ascamacho.blogspot.com/…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 2, 2010 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Review - Random, Craig Robertson

Book Title: RANDOM

Author: Craig Robertson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84737-729-6

No of Pages: 329



Book Synopsis:



Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 2, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

YOUNG AT ART

You've heard the phrase “If I only knew then what I know now.” This doesn't apply in the writing world. Everything I thought I knew about writing has changed in the last 20 years. Oh, not the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, that's still in place even if sometimes ignored. But how I write, and more importantly, how I publish has come out of the dark ages.



I knew I wanted to be a writer from age 13. I had good teachers, learned what I needed to know to put sentences together… Continue

Added by Sunny Frazier on June 2, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Remains is now Available for Pre-Order!

Get yours here!

E-Book release in three weeks....


Cheers
Vin
www.vincentzandri.com
www.vincentzandritheremains.com



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Added by Vincent Zandri on June 2, 2010 at 12:41am — No Comments

Review - Thrill City, Leigh Redhead

Book Title: THRILL CITY

Author: Leigh Redhead

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74114-737-7

No of Pages: 438



Book Synopsis:



Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper, sleuth and bad girl, is back in business - and before she has time to crack open a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the launch of her very own detective agency, she's up to her neck in lethal fun and games.



It all starts off quite innocently, when bestselling crime… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 1, 2010 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Review - Captured, Neil Cross

Book Title: CAPTURED

Author: Neil Cross

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84737-397-7

No of Pages: 245



Book Synopsis:



Although he is still young, Kenny has just weeks to live. Before he dies, he wants to find his childhood best friend Callie Barton and thank her for the kindness she showed him when they were at school together.



But when Kenny begins his search, he discovers that Callie Barton has gone… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 1, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments

A new P.I. novel to try

I like to point out books that would make great additions to your library, even if it's your library of electronic files. Today I'd like to tell you about a new Private Eye novel by Newt Love.…

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Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 1, 2010 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

Murder at Timber Bridge Available in epub formats today!



Book One of the Randi Black Series, Murder at Timber Bridge is now available at Amazon and Smashwords. Print version coming…

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Added by KD Easley on June 1, 2010 at 5:18pm — No Comments

New online magazine!

This weekend I launched my new online magazine, Kings River Life.

While it mostly features items of interest to those in the San Joaquin

Valley of California, we also have interviews with California authors

and we are serializing one of my mystery novels, DEADLY DISCRIMINATION.

Come check us out at http://KingsRiverLife.com We are also looking for submissions from Valley area writers.

Follow us on twitter… Continue

Added by Lorie Ham on June 1, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

BLEEDER book signing

I'll be signing copies of BLEEDER at B&N Green Bay WI, 2498 S. Oneida St.,
When: Saturday, June 5 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hope to see you there!

Added by John Desjarlais on June 1, 2010 at 6:12am — No Comments

Finished Inspector Andy Horton number six and now have a title and blurb for it

I’ve finished the sixth Inspector Horton marine mystery crime novel which has now been sent to my publisher. At this stage of writing I have been through it so many times I could practically recite it by heart, so a fresh pair of eyes is very welcome.

And as to the title? Well here it is and the blurb. Let me know if you have any views on either or both.

Footsteps on the Shore by…

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Added by Pauline Rowson on June 1, 2010 at 1:53am — No Comments

A week of newspaper humorists -- today Mike Royko

Most of us in the Midwest remember Mike Royko from his years with the Chicago Tribune. He was a newspaper columnist who wrote about serious issues – many of them Chicago issues . . . he was always after city hall, the common council, and the mayor – and he often used satire to make his points. He made us laugh.



Royko created the character of Slats Grobnick whom we frequently saw sitting on a bar stool in a Chicago tavern, talking with Royko… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on June 1, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments

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