The Cocoon: Guest Post by Matt Coyle

May 2013 marked the long awaited (by me) launch of my debut crime novel, Yesterday’s Echo. It has been a dream come true and a lifetime goal achieved and never would have happened without the help of many people, most… Continue Reading

A Conversation with Susanna Calkins

Today, April 23rd, marks the release of a novel I’ve been looking forward to very much: A MURDER AT ROSAMUND’S GATE by Susanna Calkins. It tells the story of Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of… Continue Reading

The Next Big Thing

You may have noticed the recent “NEXT BIG THING” meme popping up on your favorite writer’s websites. Last week, Naomi Hirahara, author of the Edgar Award-winning Mas Arai series, tagged me and a handful of other writers, including Gar Anthony… Continue Reading

Dirty Deeds Done to Music – A Guest Post by Eric Beetner

Eric Beetner is a frequent guest on this blog, and for good reason. Not only is he a great crime fiction writer, he’s very supportive of fellow writers. In fact, he co-founded Noir at the Bar Los Angeles along with… Continue Reading

Author Interviews

Book Promotion: Eric Beetner Rebecca Cantrell Interviews: Eric Beetner Rebecca Cantrell Hilary Davidson Sue Ann Jaffarian David Liss Sophie Littlefield Stephen Jay Schwartz Kelli Stanley Path to Publication: Dani Amore Spring Warren Writing: Stephen Jay Schwartz Kelli Stanley Off-site: 50… Continue Reading

Get to Work

Hello fellow slackers! Procrastination is a problem for me, so I asked some of my author friends how they shake off the lazies and get to work: Eric Beetner “When I finally commit to a novel or even something short… Continue Reading

Get to Work – Thomas Pluck

"It's important to set aside time to daydream, as much as it is to have writing time. After all, you need something to write about." –Thomas Pluck Hello there, fellow slackers! Today we have another installment of "GET TO WORK,"… Continue Reading

Get to Work – Kris Neri

"Shortly before I fall sleep, I remind myself where I left off and what I'll want to tackle the next day." – Kris Neri As you know from this post, I recently asked several of my writer friends how they… Continue Reading

Get to Work – Eric Beetner

"When I finally commit to a novel or even something short I like to get it done and not lose momentum. I find inertia plays a big part in getting through a novel and keeping an even tone to the… Continue Reading

Dani Amore: My Path to E-Publication

Dani Amore is the author of DEATH BY SARCASM and DEAD WOOD. Today she was kind enough to stop by the blog and tell us about her path to publication. I decided to become an independent author because a famous… Continue Reading