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pauline-rowson's picture
Aug.26.2011
I'm on a photo shoot this weekend aboard a very impressive and luxury Fairline motor cruiser. It's not DI Andy Horton's type of craft as my readers know - he is a 'proper' sailor, the type that likes a pole and a bit of a sheet on it - no, this boat is much more up Detective Superintendent...
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Aug.25.2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently invited Tracey Emin, a purveyor of work which is shit even by the standards of contemporary art, to produce something – they probably call it “an installation” – for Number 10, Downing Street. Emin, who won the Turner Prize for exhibiting her own used-...
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Aug.22.2011
On Saturday, I went to a small writing seminar, focused on writing crime/mystery stories. One of the presenters was a bloodhound handler, and I found her talk fascinating. Through her talk, I discovered that despite my research for a scene in Finding Sarah, I didn't know the right questions to...
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Aug.22.2011
Sisters in Crime, a non-profit organization with the mission to “promote the professional development and the advancement of women crime writers to achieve equality in the industry” has thrown down the gauntlet for a reading challenge and one for lovers of crime fiction. Sisters in Crime has...
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Aug.18.2011
There are lazy writers, writers who can’t say no, and then there are creative people who are able to combine their muse with their media. I’ve discovered this in recent months a couple of different ways. First, on a recent book tour, I spent a week at a book festival where I was together with the...
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Aug.17.2011
I will be appearing on Portsmouth Live TV on the Adrian and Sally Show at 4pm on Friday 2 September and on BBC Radio Solent on Friday 9 September talking to Julian Clegg on his very popular Breakfast Show. I'm looking forward to both interviews, when I'll be talking about the publication in...
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Aug.12.2011
My wife is in labor. Though by the time you read this, she’ll probably have delivered a baby girl. In days gone by, fathers hung around in the waiting room sharing cigars with new fathers. I’m glad that’s no longer a tradition – if I wanted to suck on something long and dark, I surely wouldn’t be...
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Aug.07.2011
In my latest podcast I use my experience as an award-winning writer of nonfiction, crime fiction, and historical thrillers to show how to structure your book and, in the case of fiction, how to lay out your plot. This is the second of three episodes titled How to Write a Book. The next episode will...
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Aug.04.2011
When I worked as a journalist at a major US magazine, it was clear that readers didn’t respond to hard news. They wanted features. Not fluffy features. Serious features. But they'd had enough of news stories about what happened that week. What did the editors do? They ordered correspondents to...
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Aug.02.2011
Today I'm welcoming a writing/private investigating duo, Colleen Collins & Shaun Kaufman, at Terry's Place. They're going to give us some handy hints about private investigators and surveillance. They're giving away a copy of their book, so be sure to read through and leave a comment.