July 2010 Blog Posts (145)

Getting Inside A Criminal's Mind

An aspiring novelist asks: How can you get inside a killer's head? Join us at Hook'em & Book'em as published authors and an ex-cop share insights.

Added by Mark Young on July 31, 2010 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Latest book featured on Indie Spotlight

My latest book, THE FINAL NOTE, is being featured along with an
interview on The Indie Spotlight
Lorie Ham

Added by Lorie Ham on July 31, 2010 at 4:16am — No Comments

National Implications

It is good to…

Added by Mosi Tyrone Wells on July 31, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

A banker gets his

We crime writers love to cast bankers as our villains. They’ve got money, so who’s going to have any sympathy for them? And they make us grovel when we go in for a car loan.

I cast a banker as my villain in my thumb novel, Iced, last year. I had him running an investment scam.

Fellow crime writer Mike Manno – we’re both published by Five Star – climbed aboard the anti-banker bus this year with… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on July 30, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Meet Me Tomorrow in VA

Tomorrow I sign my novels at the Borders in Tysons Corner from 2pm to…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 30, 2010 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Interview up at Writers Who Kill

Part one of an interview I did with E.B. Davis over at Writers Who Kill is up. Drop by and check it out. Leave a comment and you could win a signed copy of Where the Dreams End or Murder at Timber Bridge.

Added by KD Easley on July 30, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

William Kent Krueger won't kill off Cork O'Connor

For fans of William Kent Krueger’s Cork O’Connor mystery series – and I’m one of them – Krueger announced big news on his website this month. He won’t retire Cork as he said he would a year and a half ago.

Krueger wanted time to write a big stand-alone thriller that would get him a movie contract. To get that time, he said back then, Cork had to go, that Heaven’s Keep, his ninth book in the series… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on July 30, 2010 at 5:22am — No Comments

Borders now selling e-books

Amazon and Barnes & Noble have the hog’s share of the e-book market.

Yes, you can buy your e-books directly from the electronic book publishers – most of them small houses – but if you want Stephen King’s or Mary Higgins Clark’s latest book in digital, and those of other top-selling writers, you go to Amazon or B&N.

Now, though – as of this month – you can buy your e-books from Borders’ electronic bookstore. The company hopes to get 17 percent of the total e-book… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on July 30, 2010 at 4:21am — 1 Comment

State of Mind

When I settle into writing mode I sometimes seem to lose touch with this reality entirely and step into another. Occasionally I wonder if I'm really creatively inspired or just dangerously under-medicated.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 29, 2010 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Memo to Oliver Stone

In Israel, the Jews control the banks! They fill all the top positions in the media! They are behind all the major political powerbrokers! They even print the money!

Someone should look into this, Oliver, because I don’t think it’s just coincidence, and I know you’ll agree. I think you’re the man to expose it.

You said in an interview published this weekend that Hitler was “a Frankenstein,” and then went on to add that the Dr.…

Added by Matt Rees on July 29, 2010 at 7:28pm — 8 Comments

Interesting opportunity for writers

Author Stacy Juba has a very cool question to ask writers: What were you doing 25 years ago today? Or, more intriguing yet, what was one of your characters doing 25 years ago?

My answer appears today http://stacyjuba.com/blog/2010/07/28/25-years-ago-today-well-known-writer-and-blogger-jenny-milchman/

If you get a chance to stop by, I'd love to hear your comments!… Continue

Added by Jenny Milchman on July 29, 2010 at 5:59am — No Comments

Funny thing about those release dates.

It seems to me that until this novel, all of my other releases have observed release dates set by publishers precisely. This time things are different. THE MASUDA AFFAIR, scheduled for release July 28 (today) in the UK, suddenly went on sale on Amazon UK a little over a week ago. And now a fan in the U.S. writes me that he preordered copy, scheduled to be released in this country October 28, will actually be shipped to her August 2. What gives?

I'm not complaining, but isn't…


Added by I. J. Parker on July 29, 2010 at 5:18am — 3 Comments

The future of the book

If more of us writers are getting out there with more books, those of us who survive in this business and profit, says Neil Gaiman, are those who hustle. And few writers are more effective hustlers than Gaiman with his sci-fi novels, graphic novels, children’s books, a British television series, and, yes, movies. Gaiman’s written a flock of television and film scripts that have seen production, and two of his long works –… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on July 29, 2010 at 12:40am — 4 Comments

My Next Workshop

The Washington Examiner carried a nice feature on the upcoming Hanover Book Festival, where I will be giving a workshop on writing dialog. http://exm.nr/dDxZ9S

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 28, 2010 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Alphabetical Listing of NoirCon 2010 Panelists. Will you be there?



Added by Louis Boxer on July 28, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Kindle or paperback?

My latest books, The Kult and Deadfall are now available in either Kindle or paperback versions. One you can read in the bath, the other might be costly if dropped in the water. The choice is yours ;)


Added by Shaun Jeffrey on July 28, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Most Inspirational Writing Teacher I Ever Did Know!

Reporters, bloggers and readers often ask me about who was my most

inspirational writing teacher. Having attended and earned an MFA from

Vermont College, you might think it would be one of their esteemed

faculty. Not on your life! To be honest, I can't even remember their

names. My most inspirational teacher came into my life back in 1979 when

I was entering my second year of high school. Recently Writing Daze

asked me to blog about my childhood experience. This is… Continue

Added by Vincent Zandri on July 28, 2010 at 4:56am — No Comments

Dan Schorr, we will miss you

Newsman Dan Schorr died last week at the age of 93. He had worked up until two weeks before his death, for the past 25 years as a news analyst and commentator for NPR.

Schorr said public radio hired him because he was a living history book.

“A colleague stuck his head into my office [one day] and said to me, ‘Dan, excuse me, you covered the Spanish-American war, no?’” Schorr told All Things Considered host Robert Siegel in a 2006… Continue

Added by Jerry Peterson on July 28, 2010 at 4:23am — No Comments

Author Update

I had a very successful signing at the Borders Express in Fair Oaks Mall. This is one of the most supportive stores and it was a great day for multiple sales.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 27, 2010 at 9:34pm — No Comments

Review - Murder in Utopia, Philip McLaren


Author: Philip McLaren

Publisher: Cockatoo Books

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-646-50382-0

No of Pages: 195

Book Synopsis:

Doctor Jack Nugent never liked looking at dead people and he hated touching them. In spite of this, he acquired detailed knowledge as to what happened to human remains. In the small community of Utopia, in the middle of Australia, he'd picked up skills he simply never could have learned by staying in New… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 27, 2010 at 3:04pm — No Comments

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