Austin S. Camacho's Blog – July 2008 Archive (26)

Sweet Book Found

One of the best things about attending writers’ conferences is the chance to meet new writers and learn of their work before anybody else does. At Deadly Ink I got to know Peggy Ehrhart, a charming Jersey girl who used to teach English but now mostly writes fiction and plays guitar. She has written a mystery that didn’t at first look like my kind of book but held a few surprises.

The book, “… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 6, 2008 at 6:21am — No Comments

Elsewhere on the Web

Bebo characterizes itself as a next generation social networking service where members can stay in touch with their College friends, connect with friends, share photos, discover new interests and just hang out. In addition to a number of fun applications that you can add to your profile, Bebo offers easy ways to explore videos, music, a variety of groups and in one section, authors. Of course, my books are all listed in their author section at the bottom of the page - with excerpts to read.… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 4, 2008 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Another day at the Office

As most of you know, I am not yet so successful a writer that I can pay a Northern Virginia mortgage with the royalties. I continue my Clark Kent job, handling media relations for the Defense Department. For years I’ve used my lunch hour to work on my writing, but lately my professional world has become chaotic thanks to a shifting mission and personnel turnovers that force me to spend more and more time training new folks.

One thing I haven’t been able to train them to understand is… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 3, 2008 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

Another Kind Review

I pride myself on the readers my work attracts, and I met some pretty impressive people at the Philadelphia book fair not long ago. One of those people was Lynn Penn, who is not merely a chemistry professor, but is in fact the head of the Chemistry Department at Drexel University! Even though she didn’t get around to my novel, Blood and Bone, for nearly a month she was kind enough to write to me to let me know how much she enjoyed it. Every author wants to hear that his work kept someone up all… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 2, 2008 at 10:47pm — No Comments

Elsewhere on the Web

Friendster is one of the top online social networks. Friendster has attracted more than 70 million members by staying focused on helping people stay in touch with friends, meet new people, and find things that matter to them. This one makes it easy to connect with family and friends, schools and groups, activities and interests. It’s also a good place to maintain a blog, as I do. Friend me on Friendster.

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 1, 2008 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Author activity update

What a weekend it was for signing books. First I got to spread my novels across the globe from the Borders store in the Baltimore Washington International Airport. I learned there is a second, smaller Borders in that airport, and the manager asked to have some of my books shipped over there so she could sell them.

Saturday I spent a couple of hours in what turns out to be one of the smallest stores in the Books-A-Million chain. The folks at that store in Alexandria, VA told me… Continue

Added by Austin S. Camacho on July 1, 2008 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

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