Critically acclaimed author Ken Mercer follows up his best selling Slow Fire with another suspenseful tour de force, East on Sunset. My review of Mercer's latest mystery appeared in this month's issue of The Big Thrill, the newsletter of the International Thriller Writers. Take a look
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And, you'll be relieved to know, it's not all about me. (But some of it is...)
On the news front, I heard about Lyrotica: An Anthology of Erotic Poetry and Prose yesterday. I mention it because it contains the writing of the immensely talented Richard Godwin. His debut novel…Continue
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PSWA WRITERS CONFERENCE Today's Las Vegas Examiner.com Spotlight
Hey you mystery writers -- This is a great small conference at the Orleans Hotel. I went last year and learned a lot plus meeting and networking with lots of teriffic people. Read the Spotlight and check it out. Public Safety Writers Association includes people who are currently in or retired from many aspects of safety like police, sheriffs, firemen, legal…Continue
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Wish to Hek Reviews: Universal Studios, Orlando
I’m releasing my inner geek here. I know I normally write a review about books in this blog but I wanted to change it up somewhat. If you want a cool, different from the norm book, read the oldie but goodie, My Bondage and My Freedom: The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass. It is devastating to read how a slave was treated back in the early history of the U.S. As a teacher I like to keep up with some…Continue
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I had a great time at my book signing at Borders in Waldorf MD. The store has a new manager but the customers were as welcoming as always and I'm sure I'll return soon. There was also a second author that day, promoting a book related to the Pirates of the Caribbean, so there was also a very convincing Jack Sparrow wandering the store to add to the fun. Jack posed for photos, but I signed more…Continue
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Some, though not all of my friends here, will know that in addition to my writing, I'm also a dedicated dog lover, rescuer, and owner of a number of rescued dogs of varying breeds. I'm delighted that Sonar 4 Publications, the publisher of my forthcoming novel Behind Closed…Continue
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I was lucky enough that my book, The Kult was optioned for film by an independent production company the other year. Even luckier that it's now actually been filmed. Just waiting for a release date, but the trailer is now online.
People are predictable. That’s what makes them easy to kill.
Detective Chief Inspector Prosper Snow is in…Continue
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From the bestselling author of STATE'S EVIDENCE and JUSTICE SERVED comes the legal thriller, PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE, now in Kindle and Nook.
When prosecutor's son is charged with a double homicide, she turns to her late husband's law partner to defend him; even as she takes on most important case of career in…
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THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego, my bestselling true crime book, climbs to #6 on Kindle's Top 100 Bestsellers in Serial Killers True Accounts.
Has also moved up to #14 in Kindle True Crime Books and #20 in overall Nonfiction True Crime Books. …
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Debut efforts are fun reads for me; I really enjoy them. Sam Lang’s though, is one of the best I have read in a while. Did you get a chance to read his guest post a few days back? I really enjoyed it. For me it showcased his ability to ratchet up the tension as time goes on. I know I am a few steps ahead in this story than you because I have gotten an advanced read on the material, but it is one tense series. As good as the first offering is, the rest of them just keep getting better and…Continue
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The award-winning Julius Katz mysteries have delighted thousands of mystery fans since first appearing on the pages of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in 2009, winning a Shamus, Derringer and Ellery Queen’s Readers Choice Award . 'Julius Katz' introduced readers to Boston's most brilliant, eccentric and possibly laziest detective,…Continue
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Happy Monday morning to everybody! I hope that everybody wakes up and punches the day right in the face and gets off to the excellent start that you want. What is the gist of this Monday mornings rant? The Author’s Lab/Collaboration series is. I have been fortunate to receive a number of questions as to what is going on with it and where is it we are going?
Here is what I can tell you right now: The next installment for this week is a truly amazing read from Mark Miller,…Continue
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When starting a new novel there are an infinite amount of questions to ask yourself. Other than plot, characters, world building and the like you have to find out what point-of-view you will be leading from. If you're not familiar with POV I suggest you do your homework. In a nutshell it means what voice are you writing in. Are you speaking from the lead characters POV by speaking in his/her voice as you tell their story? Or will it be a narration delivering the story in third-person as you…Continue
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I am pleased to announce the "publication" of Bullet for One, my new crime novel featuring private eye John Coburn. Find it on Amazon or Smashwords. Special thanks and acknowledgement to Rebecca Forster for designing the cover.
Here's the description:
JOHN COBURN IS A PRIVATE EYE WHO…Continue
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