Looking for a Few Good Writers

Hey Author Friends: I have a few features on my blog that I've been ignoring for far too long, and now, with your help, I'd like to put a little more effort into them. I'm looking for authors (mainly crime… Continue Reading

Question o’ the Day – Rebecca Cantrell & Eric Beetner

I've been thinking about book promotion lately. Not sure why–probably because Left Coast Crime 2011 just finished up and a lot of my friends went. It made me ask the question: These days writers have to do quite a bit… Continue Reading

Question o’ the Day – Kelli Stanley

Since I'm in the process of plotting my second novel, the question of outlining (or not) is on my mind. I asked my friend Kelli Stanley, author of 2010 LA Times Book Prize finalist CITY OF DRAGONS, whether she is… Continue Reading

A Chat with Eric Beetner

Eric Beetner and JB Kohl are the authors of One Too Many Blows to the Head and the recently released Borrowed Trouble. Just to get you in the mood, here is the trailer for Borrowed Trouble:  Not bad, eh? This… Continue Reading

Question o’ the Day – Stephen Jay Schwartz

I had this idea to ask published authors random questions now and then, all geared toward aspiring authors like myself. Today, Stephen Jay Schwartz, author of BOULEVARD and BEAT, was kind enough to answer one of my questions about his… Continue Reading

Day 23 – Kelli Stanley Interview

December 23Day 23 Kelli Stanley Interview Before I get on with today's post, I want to remind you I'm donating $1 for every new Twitter follower between now and December 31 to Reading is Fundamental. Details here. Due to some… Continue Reading

Day 17 – Hilary Davidson

December 17Day 17 Hiliary Davidson When I first heard the premise of Hilary Davidson's debut novel, THE DAMAGE DONE, I knew it would be at the top of my "To Be Read" pile as soon as it released. Unfortunately, I… Continue Reading

Day 15 – David Liss

December 15 Day 15 David Liss There are two authors featured in “25 Days of Books” who, while they aren’t the reason I’m a writer, they are certainly big reasons for what I’m writing. One of these authors is David… Continue Reading

Day Nine – Stephen Jay Schwartz

December 9Day 9 Stephen Jay Schwartz One day I walked past my local coffee shop and I saw a flyer in the window. It was advertising a book called BOULEVARD by an author named Stephen Jay Schwartz. Apparently, much of… Continue Reading

Day Eight – Rebecca Cantrell

December 8Day 8 Rebecca Cantrell Earlier in the year, I was shopping at the Mystery Bookstore and when I picked up Rebecca Cantrell's debut novel, A TRACE OF SMOKE, store manager Bobby McCue said "Oh, that book is so good."… Continue Reading