September 2009 Blog Posts (173)

But the Idea Gets Across

But the Idea Gets Across



Rythme, ryhmn, broken time,

I write as rough as the edge of a dime.



Thoughts, themes, ideas, schemes,

I've got plenty of them, in my dreams....



Smoothness? Yes, sir!

I will try,



But like the dime,

That's rough on edge,



My works pass on in time,

And they act as though a wedge.



Place them in their right spots,

And watch them open your thoughts.



Read them when… Continue

Added by Roger C. Bull on September 27, 2009 at 12:10am — No Comments

Book trailers - 25 September 2009

This week has flown by and, I have to admit, I’ve hardly spent any time on book-related stuff. Instead, I’ve been having lots of quality mother-daughter time with my 2yro. Had a lovely visit to the Collingwood Children’s Farm today…but you probably don’t want to hear about the delight on my little girl’s face as she held a guinea pig and patted baby goats (yes, I know they’re called kids, but saying kids might have been… Continue

Added by Phillipa Martin (PD Martin) on September 26, 2009 at 10:02pm — No Comments

A POEM by Reid Jackson

INVISIBLE TO THE EYE

The eye reveals many wonders that are real

Our feelings react when absorbed by light

The heart and soul gains feeling and insight

Our mind is bombarded with a rainbow of colors

We ewww and ahhh at the beauty of creation

Filled with beauty, which lifts our elation

The ugly and bad is there

Reminds us, cast’s on despair

Greed, lust, anger are conveyed

The downside of man displayed

But seek ye the invisible… Continue

Added by RONALD FEASEL on September 26, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

All Change Please

All change please!! My next book Disgruntled has been renamed Terminated and will now be published next June instead of April.

Added by Simon Wood on September 26, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Scorched

This is the German cover to Accidents Waiting to Happen which I believe has been renamed, Scorched. I think. Anyone a good German speaker. The book comes out in Germany on Jan 1, 2010.

Added by Simon Wood on September 26, 2009 at 2:54pm — 2 Comments

A powerful killing scene ... by Thomas Hardy

He may not be a crime writer, but ...



I've recently reread Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure, which overall is a grim, depressing and tiresome novel. But one scene that impressed me was the pig-killing episode early in the book. Hardy isn't really noted as a writer about violence but I found this more powerful than many supposedly shocking scenes in novels of our own day. It occurs early in the novel when Jude and his… Continue

Added by Nick Gadd on September 26, 2009 at 12:02pm — 2 Comments

Friday Links: Ode to the Craft

After reading this article in The Village Voice (warning—lots of f-bombs), I got to thinking. Well, first I was laughing, then I got to thinking. Mostly about how dumb some people are, and then about how incredibly valid this point is: have respect for the years it takes to hone a craft, whether it’s painting, writing, or editing, whatever.



For this Friday link post, I thought I would… Continue

Added by F.T. Bradley on September 26, 2009 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

The First Excellence, printed proof has arrived!

I couldn't be more excited!

Added by Donna Carrick on September 26, 2009 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Writing to the Market

As if my plate isn't full enough at the moment, my agent seems to have started offering my literary thriller again, because here are two rejections. One says "nicely written" but rejects because "our readers" aren't terribly interested in Prussia. The setting of the novel is 18th century Germany. Prussia is only involved because the novel begins at Freiberg (Saxony!) with the final battle of the Seven-Years war. This was won by Frederick of Prussia. The rest takes place near Lake Constance and… Continue

Added by I. J. Parker on September 26, 2009 at 5:04am — 13 Comments

"Born To Be Wild" - The New Video From Mitzi TV

Find it here at: http://mitziszereto.com/blog

Added by Mitzi Szereto on September 26, 2009 at 3:57am — No Comments

Meet Me in MD or VA

Just a reminder that today my book signing is at Borders, 8518 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD from 2 pm to 6 pm.

TOMORROW I head back to the big Borders at 11270 Bulloch Dr, Manassas VA. Just two miles from historic Bull Run Battlefield, this store offers a real literary getaway with enjoyable atmosphere. That book signing, starts at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 25, 2009 at 10:24pm — No Comments

THE LONG COATS Chapter 2

Ch. 2

Doolin`s gang stopped at a wide stream to water their steeds. The horses’ lips were dipped in the cool water satisfying their thirst acquired from the train heist. From the rise in the landscape the posse anxiously waited for the Sheriff`s signal. He raised his hand and signaled his posse into action. With guns drawn the galloping posse closed the distance quickly pouncing on their adversary.

The drinking horses were the first to sense the attack. Several horses` raised their… Continue

Added by RONALD FEASEL on September 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Review - Shallow Water, Stuart Black

Book Title: SHALLOW WATER

Author: Stuart Black

Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-921362-93-4

No of Pages: 344



Book Synopsis:



A lifeless body by the side of the road in Notting Hill... A gorgeous but high maintenance wife self-destructing because she's been denied access to the family fortune ... Another death - this time in the shallows of the stunning Great Barrier Reef...



Book Review:



Stuart Black,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 25, 2009 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Just signed with Shadow Line Press



Just signed with Shadow LIne Press contracts to have them bring out 'Death of a Young Lieutenant.'

Nope, no up-front money. But some nice royalty percentages if the thing sells. Haven't heard exactly when it'll come out. Sometime before 2050, I'm sure. I've got book two of the series more or less done. Yeah, I'm a little pumped over this.

Added by B.R.Stateham on September 25, 2009 at 7:54am — 21 Comments

Friend Request

I apologize for my faux paux. Recently someone requested a friendship link to my page. I inadvertently deleted the link. Please re-submit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Roger

Added by Roger C. Bull on September 25, 2009 at 12:35am — No Comments

Here's Another One

Yesterday I melded MACBETH and WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED AT THE CASTLE. How about this one:

Teaser: His body disfigured, his purpose unknown, he came toward the town. Was he back for vengeance?
For help? Or did his red skin signal a need for...blood?

Coming soon: The Return of the Count

Added by Peg Herring on September 24, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Meet Me in MD Tomorrow

This will be a big Borders Superstore weekend for me, on local tour for Russian Roulette. On Friday, I introduce the book to my friends in Historic Downtown Silver Spring from 2 pm to 6 pm. That Borders is at 8518 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on September 24, 2009 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Darden North answers the Dames's Dozen.

Mystery and Suspense Author Darden North Interviewed by Christy French on "Dames of Dialogue."



This is the link to the my interview posted September 23, 2009, on the "Dames of Dialogue" blog. The piece was billed as "This author delivers! Author & OB/GYN Darden North is in the house today on the Dames of Dialogue blog" -…



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Added by Darden North, MD on September 24, 2009 at 2:18pm — No Comments

FASR FORWARDto ch.18--MORAL DILEMMA

MORAL DILEMMA QUERY



This is a fast forward to chapter 18 of the story Moral Dilemma. In a nutshell in order to set up this chapter I will reveal bit of the preceding chapters. My hope is to get feedback on this chapter and the main plot of Moral Dilemma.



Jack meets a detective who has clairvoyant episodes. They always occur when a serial killer is in the act of killing his next victim. Often the serial killer hasn’t been discovered by law enforcement. The detective makes a… Continue

Added by RONALD FEASEL on September 24, 2009 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Jumpstarting Your Work

Dreaded writer’s block. Your muse has left you for another writer, the empty computer screen mocks you every day with it’s silent emptiness. Horrible, huh? Well, I have a confession to make. I know nothing about it, because it’s never happened to me. I’ve gotten too busy to write, or distracted with other things, or just been too out of it to get anything accomplished. But days on end where I can’t write anything? Nope. So here are a few suggestions to help on those days where your current WIP… Continue

Added by M.C. Peery on September 24, 2009 at 4:57am — 2 Comments

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