For about the last ten years I've been trying to convince everyone and anyone that there used to be sweets called Double Agents ... no-one believed me. So suck on this ... PROOF!
Added by Tony Black on November 26, 2008 at 4:38am —
I'm sad to announce that the five books which were due to be published this year by Steel Waves Publishing will not be appearing as planned. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Steel Waves have been unable to produce the books as per their schedule and have agreed to release me from my contract with them. This of course is an honorable thing to do but of course I must now begin the task of attempting to find other ways of getting the books before the public.
I thank everyone at Steel… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 26, 2008 at 4:04am —
An innovative and exciting new web site recently contacted me regarding an interview. http://www.completelynovel.com/
is a free web application for everyone who loves books - writers, readers, publishers, agents, printers. In fact anyone in the books business. The interview is posted on the community page of the CompletelyNovel website - http://www.completelynovel.com/community
. You will need to… Continue
Added by Pauline Rowson on November 26, 2008 at 3:47am —
I often like to share reader comments on my main web site.
In this case I’d like to introduce you to Chuck Hagar.
I met Chuck during my last visit to Borders Express at the Dulles Expo Center. He picked up a copy of Blood and Bone that day, and later wrote to me about it. Despite pointing out a factual inaccuracy in the book he flattered me by saying that the story held his attention so well that he missed his bus stop reading… Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 25, 2008 at 11:11pm —
With a bad economy, not-shopping has become cool. Instead of people bragging about how they found the Toy of This Year's Quest for their little darling or the latest gadget-that-we'll-never-fully-decipher for their spouse, we hear comments about cutting back made with a tone of "I'm such a good person for doing this." Newspapers are full of chatty little articles about how to have a scaled-down Christmas: play board games at home instead of going on expensive vacations, create homemade gifts… Continue
Added by Peg Herring on November 25, 2008 at 10:13pm —
Here's a book trailer for Master Detective. Note that there is a second book trailer by someone else. Hey, the more the merrier!
Added by John Reisinger on November 25, 2008 at 11:15am —
No s@&! If he did appeal, I have a feeling that he would be laughed all the way to the chair.
In 1980, when Joseph Edward Duncan was a teenager, he was convicted for raping a younger boy at gunpoint and diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. So people knew he was a psychopaths back in the 80s, why let him back out on the streets? Psychopaths can't be reformed, just ask one.
Twenty years later Duncan kidnapped and tortured two siblings, Shasta, 8, and her… Continue
Added by crimogenic on November 25, 2008 at 7:06am —
I am a believer in writers networking. We are solitary people, sitting often for hours, if not days and weeks, alone with our thoughts, sometimes a blank screen, and an idea. We play God to a world we create and bleed to bring our creation to life. Could God be as lonely as a writer trying to pound out that one true sentence?
I have been a member of Mystery Writers of America (www.mysterywriters.org) since the ‘80s. For the past 12 years, I have belonged to the Florida chapter of MWA and… Continue
Added by Michael Haskins on November 25, 2008 at 6:12am —
I'm pleased that the article I wrote for The Journal of The Whitechapel Society, 'Whodunnit...I Dunno'
telling of the genesis of my novel 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
has been accpeted and published for potential worldwide web syndication by Ezine Articles.com and can be seen at… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 25, 2008 at 4:38am —
Before heading off to Bouchercon this year I started to write a bit of fiction about the trip. I present the beginning of it here and will post the rest of it over the next few weeks.
Remember, it's fiction. It's all made up. All of it.
The Ten Rules
When I wrote my novel, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
, I used Elmore Leonard’s Ten Rules of Writing, and I’m pretty sure that Declan Burke used them when he wrote his novel, The Big… Continue
Added by John McFetridge on November 25, 2008 at 4:23am —
My weekend was a bit more varied than usual. I had mid-afternoon fun at the Borders Express in Springfield Mall. The Friday 3 pm to 7 pm slot was an experiment that paid off well. Saturday was an evening gig at the Books-A-Million in Greenbelt, MD. Again, 4pm to 8 pm isn’t my usual time but it allowed me to meet some new people. Sunday I greeted the after church crowd at Borders in Waldorf MD. From noon to 4 pm was the right time to be there, too, and lots of novels went out the… Continue
Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 25, 2008 at 2:01am —
Thanksgiving is travel time for a lot of us, and it brought up the question in a recent discussion of why we seem to want to be wherever we aren't. When we're home we imagine all the great places we could be, and when we're gone for more than a few days, we picture the idyllic peace of home. So which is best?
It's all a matter of timing. My husband's tolerance for away-from-home time is a bit shorter than mine, but we do pretty well for three weeks on our annual vacation, three days… Continue
Added by Peg Herring on November 24, 2008 at 10:15pm —
Not much to report from last week, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Total word count for The Beholder is now up to 103,500 words and I’m very close to finishing the first draft. The climactic finale has been written and I’ve got just a scene and a half to go in which I’ll tie up a few loose ends. I was hoping to have completed these scenes on Friday but another bout of illness struck me down and kept me away from the P.C. (that’s twice in the last few weeks – sickly child or what?). If you… Continue
Added by Steven Hague on November 24, 2008 at 8:23pm —
A murder story in verse has won Sisters in Crime's 15th Scarlet Stiletto Award presented the tonight in South Melbourne (21/11).
Evelyn Tsitas (Canterbury, Vic), a former senior journalist at the Herald Sun, won the HarperCollins first prize of $750 plus the coveted trophy, a scarlet stiletto shoe with a steel stiletto heel plunging into a perspex mount for "Undeceive", a story about poetry, literary theft and betrayal. It also took out the Dorothy Porter Award for Innovation ($250)… Continue
Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 24, 2008 at 7:18pm —
My main blog has a post discussing the possibility of a strike by the Screen Actors Guild
, and how it can hurt both the Guild, and the major studios, and neither side seems to see it.
Added by D.R. MacMaster on November 24, 2008 at 12:37pm —
You never know when a simple sale will lead to greater exposure. This summer I participated in the Frontier Days in Arlington Heights, IL. along with June Sproat and Morgan Mandel; we sold our books to a woman who was chairperson of a book club, and she asked us to speak at one of their meetings.
I have spoken at a couple book clubs and expected eight to ten people to attend. The event was held at a lovely country club and we were asked to stay for lunch, so I was looking forward to… Continue
Added by Margot Justes on November 23, 2008 at 5:06am —
Tony Napoli's autobiography, My Father, My Don is a bold recounting of the confidential world that he and his father inhabited. Tony “Tony Nap” Napoli is the son of one of the most powerful and respected organized crime leaders of the modern era. Be sure to stop by Books and Authors http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/ November 22, 23, and 24 to learn more of his life growing up as the sun of a mob kingpin who ruled over the largest gambling empire in… Continue
Added by Donna Sundblad on November 22, 2008 at 11:33pm —
I told you that today I'm signing books in the Books-A-Million in Greenbelt, MD, at 6118 Greenbelt Rd., from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Sunday you'll find me at the big Borders at 3304-A Crain Highway in Waldorf MD. I'll be looking to catch the after-church crowd from noon to 4 pm. When you visit family on Thanksgiving, have their new books with you. If you miss me, you can still order my novels thru my web site, www.hannibaljonesmysteries.com
Added by Austin S. Camacho on November 22, 2008 at 11:24pm —
It turned out to be three pages typed..From the few people that have read it, they've said good things about it. I also got a "What is your problem? Why would you write something like that?" from someone at school who definitely does not have the capacity to write a good crime fiction. It's called Leah's Doll. (Hopefully the format didn't get too messed up!)
“No, no! Stop!“ Leah cried. The woman did not say anything. Right there in the middle of the crowd, this woman just… Continue
Added by Theresa on November 22, 2008 at 10:12pm —
Diane Fanning, Gary C. King, Suzy Spencer -- Coming Soon!!! Live on TRUE CRIMES, hosted by Burl Barer and Don Woldman 2pm Pacific, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern.
November 29th: DIANE FANNING, Edgar Award nominated author of numerous true crime classics. Her latest is THE PASTOR'S WIFE.
December 6th -- Gary C. King, the "King" of True Crime is back with another shocker! An Almost… Continue
Added by Burl Barer on November 22, 2008 at 5:00pm —