December 2010 Blog Posts (124)

Digital short Saturday A.J. Pompano The Copycay Didn't Have Nine Lives

Hello and welcome to another edition of Digital Short Saturday. Today we have two digital shorts to bring you, the first is by A.J. Pompano with his Quincy Lazzaro series. Here are the particulars on the digital

short and the author:

“This is a Quincy Lazzaro Mystery short story. When Quincy is summoned to his writer’s group because one of the members has died, he discovers that murder is more than fiction in this group.”…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 4, 2010 at 10:52pm — No Comments

Graphic Novel Friday Changing Moon Mathieu Mariolle

Changing Moon is not just French but also a YA graphic Novel at that. I have posted on YA before but not on anything French. Yes, I admit to being that Giovanni Gelati, the one

that put up the Monty Python You Tube video entitled ”Taunting The


Oops there it is again, my bad. Seriously, this is an excellent graphic novel.

I want to give an…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 4, 2010 at 7:27am — No Comments


For those writers who do not receive the daily email from QueryTracker, I want to share news of a new book just released and available at Borders and - THE WRITER'S GUIDE TO PSYCHOLOGY: How to Write Accurately About Psychological Disorders, Clinical Treatment and Human Behavior.

The author, Carolyn Kaufman, whose doctorate is in clinical psychology, is a former psychotherapist and currently a full-time psychology professor at Columbus State…


Added by Glenna Fairbanks on December 4, 2010 at 6:55am — No Comments


Folks, the reporting feedback from those have purchased copies of my novel OF GOOD AND EVIL is so overwhelming that I had to share it with you.

A woman who called from California was so effusive in her praise and thanks to me for my book and characters that I was almost rendered speechless. Another caller, a man, informed me, "I could'nt put the book down!" A third person offered that my novel, "was the sleeper of the year!" And it goes…


Added by Gerald Gehrig Griffin on December 4, 2010 at 4:44am — No Comments

Meet me in VA this weekend

My next holiday season book signing is Sunday at Borders in Tysons Corner. Don't let winter winds intimidate you - In their covered parking garage parking is free for two hours with validation. Meet me there, just off the beltway at 8027 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA between 2pm to 6pm -… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on December 3, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Graphic Novel Friday The Best American Comics 2010 Neil Gaiman

Out of the three posts today on the graphic novels this is the one that I would consider more “grownup”. Looking for diversity in your content? Want to see a variety of writing styles? Looking to see as many

different art forms in graphic novels as possible in one place? Then this is

your graphic novel for all the right reasons. Here is what we have:

“The Best American Comics showcases the work of both established and up-and-coming…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 3, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

Interview: Novelist Dean Koontz

NYT bestselling author Dean Koontz took time for an interview today on Hook'em and Book'em regarding his soon-to-be-released novel What The Night Knows. (Release date: December 28, 2010). Once again, Dean keeps readers on edge with a novel that is hard to… Continue

Added by Mark Young on December 3, 2010 at 10:41am — No Comments

Jeffery Deaver Edge

I just need to get this out from the start: I loved this novel, seriously, loved it! This will definitely be in my top five reads of the year, not the quarter, the year. Synopsis first then let the love fest begin:

“When Washington D.C. police detective Ryan Kessler is targeted by Henry Loving, he and his family are immediately put under government protection. Loving is a ruthless "lifter", hired to

extract information from his victims,…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 3, 2010 at 7:15am — No Comments

Introducing Vampire Crimes, the highest octane noir & horror thrill ride you'll read this year!

I've just put out my first original e-book for Kindle and Nook, a high octane crime & horror thrill ride titled, Vampire Crimes.. Anyone who has read and liked any of my 'man out of prison' noir series (Small Crimes, Pariah, Killer) or my upcoming Outsourced, will really dig this book.

Vampire Crimes has a long history dating back to 1997. Back then I had written Fast Lane and Bad Thoughts and was… Continue

Added by Dave Zeltserman on December 3, 2010 at 3:18am — No Comments

Short Story Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winner of our Short Story Contest, Gloria Alden of Southington, Ohio for her story, Cheating on Your Wife Can Get You Killed. We received 26 entries from 15 states, plus one from Ontario, Canada.

Alden's story will be published in the January/February 2011 issue of Crimespree magazi ne, of which several hundred copies will be distributed to all conference participants in addition to regular subscribers.

Added by Love Is Murder Conference on December 3, 2010 at 3:08am — No Comments

You'll Be a Better Writer!

The MWA Writers' Track topics at LIM 2011 will include: "How to Write and Maintain a Series Character," "Outlining, Do You or Don't You?," "The Ten Things Every Mystery Writer Needs to Know about Publishing in the Marketplace Today," and "Query Letter Writing/Submission Proposal Writing."…


Added by Love Is Murder Conference on December 3, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Freelance Help

Today Brian Jenkins, a member of the writing staff, shares some useful info for those of you who would like to get paid for freelance writing on my main blog, Another Writer’s Life -…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on December 2, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Jodi Langston Nature of The Beast

Seriously power packed day here @ Gelati’s Scoop. I have another page turner here but it is of the virtual pages that I speak this time: Jodi Langston and her novel Nature of The Beast. I want to get right the particulars

of the novel so as not to waste any more time or virtual ink:

“When the doors open at the Star Light Casino in Brody, Minnesota, a serial killer turns it into his hunting ground. The challenge of two unsolved murders and…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 2, 2010 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Latest Review of 'Glastonbury'

I'm over the moon to see the latest review of my novel Glastonbury, that appeared today on GoodReads This is only the book's 2nd reader review so far but both have been 5 star reviews and one can't hope for anything better than that. Glastonbury is available in the USA from … Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on December 2, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Wikileaks: The Butler Did It

If I wrote a crime novel filled with the kind of twaddle that passes for breathtaking revelation in this week’s blanket Wikileaks coverage, it’d be panned.

Surprise, surprise. The Saudis want America to do a number on Iran, without taking responsibility for it themselves (and meanwhile Saudis are the big funders of al-Qaeda). Sarkozy shouts at his staff. Ghaddafi probably has sex with his blonde “nurse.” Diplomats sometimes say nice things in public about an…

Added by Matt Rees on December 2, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Blog Interview

For you members interested in splendid interviews, an interview on my book, OF GOOD AND EVIL, and myself appears on the Marilyn's Musings Blog. The link:

Added by Gerald Gehrig Griffin on December 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

An Interview With Steve Weddle

"You just don't have the kind of day I was having and not kill someone."

Now, what red-blooded lover of noir could read that and not want to know what comes next, or more about the writer? If you…

Added by Dana King on December 2, 2010 at 11:57am — No Comments

Romantic Wednesday Bethany Pierce Amy Inspired

Amy Inspired is truly an engaging and challenging novel. Where do you sit on the questions that she poses? This is after all a romance novel, one injected with humor, humanity, and the human condition. Here is the

synopsis so maybe you can catch a little flavor of what is in the pages: ”Amy

Gallagher is an aspiring writer who, after countless rejections, has settled

for a career as an English professor in small-town Ohio just to pay the bills.

All her…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 2, 2010 at 7:45am — No Comments

Roamntic Wednesday Kristen Heitzmann A Rush of Wings

I didn’t know that this was a repackaged version of her 2003 novel. Previous to getting this, I didn’t know much about her, so please excuse me for featuring something old as new. Nonetheless, there are some novels that

stand the test of time, and love, relationships, and broken hearts and seem as

timeless as a Frankie Vallie single. Here is what is going on in the novel,

check it out:

“Running from terrors both recent and…


Added by Giovanni Gelati on December 1, 2010 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Best Book Reviews is a free site where recommendations from authors like me guide readers to great books. It's a chance to see what your favorite author recommends, see who else recommends your favorite author, and find recommended books similar to your favorite titles. You can also browse lists of top recommendations by category.…


Added by Austin S. Camacho on December 1, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

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