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 —
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 —
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/…
Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 2, 2010 at 9:45pm —
Book Title: RANDOM
Author: Craig Robertson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
No of Pages: 329
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 —
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 —
Added by Vincent Zandri on June 2, 2010 at 12:41am —
Book Title: THRILL CITY
Author: Leigh Redhead
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
No of Pages: 438
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 —
Book Title: CAPTURED
Author: Neil Cross
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
No of Pages: 245
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 —
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.…
Added by Austin S. Camacho on June 1, 2010 at 9:48pm —
Book One of the Randi Black Series, Murder at Timber Bridge is now available at Amazon and Smashwords. Print version coming… Continue
Added by KD Easley on June 1, 2010 at 5:18pm —
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 —
||I'll be signing copies of BLEEDER at B&N Green Bay WI, 2498 S. Oneida St.,
||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 —
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… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on June 1, 2010 at 1:53am —
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 —