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jeffrey-j-mariotte's picture
Jun.18.2011
Back in 1966 and 1967, Brian Wilson was recording tracks for the legendary, never-released Beach Boys album SMiLE. Part of the reason it was never released was that Brian was by then deep into the madness that would disrupt his life and career--madness that seems inextricably linked to his...
loren-rhoads's picture
Apr.22.2011
One of the things that really freaked me out as I read “Dead Men Do Tell Tales” was the chapter on the forensic study of insects.  I remember sitting hunched on the L Taraval streetcar, reading about the bugs that come in clockwork order to feast on the unburied dead.  The memory is so strong that...
sarah-u-wisseman's picture
Jan.08.2011
What made you decide to write mystery stories?  How did you get started?            My parents loved mysteries--in fact, they fought over a mystery novel on their honeymoon. I grew up in a house in Massachusetts full of old Penguin mysteries. Lots of Dorothy Sayers, Margery Allingham, Josephine Tey...
pauline-rowson's picture
Nov.08.2010
On 6 November  an idea of mine came to fruition and I am very pleased to say it was a huge success when a clutch of crime writers came face to face with the police and forensic experts to debate fact meets fiction in a lively, entertaining event.  The day was expertly chaired by experienced...
pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.18.2010
In this video clip I am talking to Tony Smith of Angel Radio about a unique event where I and four of my fellow international crime authors: Simon Brett, Graham Hurley, Peter Lovesey and June Hampson join police, CSI, forensic and fingerprinting experts in Crime and the City, CSI Portsmouth on...
pauline-rowson's picture
Sep.13.2010
Joining me, Pauline Rowson, at a unique event will be four acclaimed crime writers, Simon Brett, June Hampson, Graham Hurley and Peter Lovesey along with experts from the Crime Scene Investigation team and Fingerprinting Bureau of Hampshire Constabulary and experts from the International Centre for...
terry-odell's picture
Jul.14.2010
There are still lots of opportunities to enter my contest for a free book or short story download. Remember, there's no charge to download the free sample of Coping Mechanisms at Smashwords to find the answer to that part of the question. Details on the contest tab. And I brought back LOTS of...
jeffrey-j-mariotte's picture
Aug.22.2009
Many writers, if not most, would love to see their work show up on the big screen or the small.  We're in love with Hollywood, after all, where storytellers get paid well even if they're sometimes treated like second class citizens.  In TV, writers are accorded more respect, in general, than they...
sam-barry's picture
May.11.2009
Wedding season is upon us. Weddings are a multibillion dollar industry involving epic decisions such as picking out a dress, choosing a venue, the photographer, invitations, lawsuits, and in some cases tribal warfare. I, personally, am getting married to another person this June—specifically to my...