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earl-merkel's picture
Mar.24.2013
Awright, thriller-writers: c'mon: I know it was one of you. Look-- I'm all for publicity stunts, but this carries "book promotion" a little too far, okay? — Earl Merkel Visit us at:www.earlmerkel.com "Friend" us at: http://www.facebook.com/earl.merkel
pauline-rowson's picture
Feb.27.2013
I had a great time speaking to the lovely members of the Holbury and Fawley U3A on Tuesday 26 February.  They made me very welcome and were a superb audience. I talked about how I write my DI Andy Horton marine mysteries and my thrillers.  I'm pleased to say that I will be talking at...
pauline-rowson's picture
Jan.17.2013
One of the essentials of a good novel is a strong central character, someone the reader can have empathy with, urge on, and on occasions get angry and frustrated with. Someone the reader can get close to and believe in. I like heroes so I guess my strong central characters have to be that...
pauline-rowson's picture
Nov.19.2012
Getting the right name for characters in my crime fiction novels can be a tricky business. Sometimes they come to me completely out of the blue, as I am creating a character, other times I will struggle to find the name that best suits that particular character and until I do the personality...
linda-jo-hunter's picture
Sep.23.2012
Let's face it . . a large body count does not make up for bad writing. Even though it seems like descriptions of different methods of killing someone are what readers and publishers want, it is not going to last.  The only thing that lasts is a good story.  I hate wasting time reading a...
fran-lewis's picture
Sep.04.2012
Gerard deMarigny's Cris DeNiro thriller series exemplfies what a true thriller should be. The characters and the subject matter are not only current and well researched but the plots and subplots keep the reader fixed to the printed page from start to finish. Writing about a real life event in...
karen-dionne's picture
Aug.27.2012
In an ocean of self-published titles, two questions surface: How can readers find quality e-books, and how can authors of quality e-books find readers? Before Amazon’s Kindle changed the face of electronic publishing, in 2006, 51,237 self-published titles were printed as physical books that year,...
pauline-rowson's picture
Aug.23.2012
There are many different types of crime novels and crime short stories ranging from gritty gruesome, cosy comfortable to cops, robbers and gangsters, racy, action-packed thrillers, historical or contemporary crime novels, detective or private eye and many more variations in between. Then...
jt-ellison's picture
Aug.21.2012
I am terrible at keeping big secrets, but this one I've managed. So thrilled to share this news that appeared in Publishers Marketplace yesterday: "Fiction: Thriller: NYT bestselling authors Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison's JEWEL OF THE LION and YARD OF GRAVES, the first two in the new A...
gregg-hurwitz's picture
Aug.21.2012
Discover the thriller that "succeeds on every level" (Kirkus, starred review) and "will end up on many best-of-the-year lists" (Associated Press). If you'd like a personalized, signed copy, place your order with Diesel Bookstore in Brentwood by 6pm PST tonight. Otherwise, you can order signed...