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At 4:12am on January 12, 2008, Richard Madelin said…
Thanks for the invite Darren. I'll see you in the room.
Richard Madelin
At 2:11am on January 12, 2008, Declan Burke said…
Hi Darren - "No matter how dark, serious or grungy never forget to make a reader smile every now and then." Amen, brother ... If you fancy dropping over to Crime Always Pays and filling out a Q&A, I'd be delighted to have you on board. Cheers, Dec

http://crimealwayspays.blogspot.com/
At 11:15pm on January 11, 2008, D K Gaston said…
Hi Darren, thanks for the add.
At 5:50am on January 11, 2008, ruth said…
Trust me - I'd go for WYSIWYG (and did) - but I like to keep my hand in so am making an effort. It is amazing what you can do with a now ancient digital camera that over the last 7 years has taken some knocks and an ancient Photoshop package.
At 5:38am on January 11, 2008, ruth said…
Quitting the rate race was indeed/is indeed an adventure. Um, by "developing quite nicely" - are you referring to the actual place here, or my attempts at learning to code in pure CSS? I am hoping the former as I am still struggling with the latter.
At 5:22am on January 11, 2008, ruth said…
Hi Darren, thanks for the invite. You are definitely in the right place here now. I found the site accidentally and have come across a number of new, interesting authors along with some old favourites. You should enjoy yourself here.
At 3:36pm on January 10, 2008, Loretta Ross said…
Hi Darren! Sorry it's taken me so long to reply to you! Life has been really hectic this week.

This is what happened when I visited your website. First, there was nothing but a little circle going around. I waited for several minutes (I have dialup and am used to waiting for things to load) and eventually got an orange line. Then your navigation bar came up but when I tried to click on something it just jiggled at me. Finally I gave up and went to your other website to read your first chapter of Turtle Island.

Very interesting. How did you do your research, if you don't mind my asking, living so far away?
At 4:47am on January 10, 2008, Grant McKenzie said…
Hey Darren: Now that is a very cool cover for Turtle Island. I just received my first look at my debut novel's unofficial official cover today. It's quite a thrill.
At 1:16am on January 10, 2008, George Wilder Jr. said…
Thanks so much for the add. Your page sounds interesting. Wishing you lots of success. God Bless
At 12:58pm on January 9, 2008, Timothy Hallinan said…
Hi, Darren --

Thanks for the B-friend. Could not agree with you more about Henning Mankell. He knocks me out. We'll have to agree to disagree about the later Thomas Harris, though.

Tim
At 5:31am on January 9, 2008, Clea Simon said…
hey - welcome to Crimespace and thanks for the add!
At 3:17am on January 9, 2008, Camilla Trinchieri said…
Ciao Darren-Happy to be your friend.
At 2:53am on January 9, 2008, JusticeSquad said…
Pleasure to meet you. Thanks for the invite. Interesting write-up of yourself. I liked the part about making the readers smile now and then. It's not easy but not impossible either.
At 1:17am on January 9, 2008, LJ Roberts said…
Hi Darren, Thanks for the invite. I don't come onto Crimespace too often anymore. I don't blog but used the site as a place to upload my book reviews. I've since found GoodReads, which suits my particular needs much better.
At 9:17am on January 8, 2008, Karen from AustCrime said…
Hi Darren - thanks for the invite :)
At 8:15am on January 8, 2008, Dee Owen said…
Thank you for inviting me Darren,
At 2:14am on January 8, 2008, Michael W. Sherer said…
Thanks for the invite, Darren.
At 12:57am on January 8, 2008, James Oswald said…
Hi Darren, thanks for the invitation. That's a very disturbing cover photo - makes me want to go out and buy the book;}#
At 6:58pm on January 7, 2008, Hazel Edwards said…
Thanks for your comments about sample chapters and extracts. I was more interested in the CAL Copyright payment issue of whether works on an author's website would attract a copyright fee if sampled by CAL. who provide recompense for multiple usage.This affects whether authors can put up 'rights reverted' or 'remaindered' titles, for personal download only, and therefore attract a CAL recompense, or if it is free download, there's no financial return to the author-creator (other than PR) I think this is becoming a more important issue for authors with big backlists where international publishing companies amalgamate, remainder titles and creators get their rights back and decide to make those stories available electronically for readers on their own sites, either for free or a payment as e-books. I've been checking on the wording which allows your works to be copied but still be eligible for possible extra payments from CAL. Very complex administrivia, and steals time from writing original stuff which is more fun, and why we didn;t do law. Hope 2008 is productive writingwise for you and I'll follow up on your books.I'm getting my Crime page up this week on my website.
At 4:52pm on January 6, 2008, Hazel Edwards said…
Hi Darren and thanks for the invitation. I'm new to crime writing, but not to writing, is it's intriguing to see the sample chapters on the publishers' websites. How successful are you finding that as a form of PR? One of the copyright issues which has arisen for some of the Australian authors, is the wording on websites, so that CAL, the Copyright Agency will stay pay for downloads which are picked up in their sampling. Is that an issue for you? I've recently had to change the wording on mywebsite to '''for personal use only' to still be elegible for CAL payments on electronic downloads if they do sample my site,.Otherwise, it's a great way of giving a taste of the writing and I'm going to put up a Criem page with extracts on my site soon. Good luck with your new releases.

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