Christa Faust's Blog – July 2007 Archive (6)

This just in...

I just found out that I won a motherfucking Scribe award for Snakes on a Motherfucking Plane.

Added by Christa Faust on July 30, 2007 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Angel Hunt

Do you look like this?

Know someone who does?

The hunt is on. I’m looking for a model/actress to play Angel Dare in

the book trailer I will be shooting for MONEY SHOT. If you’re LA local

and interested in being a star (for thirty seconds), check out my craiglist ad for more details.

(Daniel, if you're reading this, I have not been able to post… Continue

Added by Christa Faust on July 29, 2007 at 11:16am — 4 Comments

Is it me, or the air-conditioning?

Yesterday’s panel “How to Write a Mystery” went well. There was a surprisingly large crowd. (I like to

think it was my fabulousness and not just people trying to escape the

heat and spend a few hours in an air-conditioned room with free coffee

and cookies.) I managed to pull off a very convincing impersonation of

someone who knows what she’s talking about. All and all it was a lot of


I also got in a nice Crimespace plug when asked to recommend… Continue

Added by Christa Faust on July 16, 2007 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

How To Write A Mystery

I'll be participating in this group event sponsored by Sisters In Crime, along with Eric Stone, Gay Toltl Kinman, and Bruce Cook:

How To Write a Mystery
July 14
2-4 P.M.
Burbank Library, Buena Vista Branch
300 N. Buena Vista
Burbank, CA 91505

Added by Christa Faust on July 10, 2007 at 5:36am — 4 Comments

Americanization and why I (heart) Ray Banks

I’ve been reading lots of British authors lately and it’s got me wondering about the whole Americanization debate. The claim that the average American reader can’t handle unfamiliar British spellings and books by Brits ought to be “Americanized” in order to sell to the McDonalds and Starbucks set.

Well, if the average American reader can’t cope with words like “tyre” or “kerb,” they’d probably be utterly mystified by Ray Banks’ Cal Innes novels. Which is a shame, because they’re… Continue

Added by Christa Faust on July 9, 2007 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

More Money!

For some reason, Crimespace is still not letting me post direct links in my blog entries, but if you go to my website

and click on "fiction," you can get a sneak peek at the first two chapters of my forthcoming Hard Case Crime novel MONEY SHOT.

Added by Christa Faust on July 7, 2007 at 3:06am — 2 Comments

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