News Flash: Book Expo America, Dutch Translations, and Summer Picks

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Congrats to Andrea, who won a signed copy of Cutting Teeth from Julia Fierro! From the 2014 Debs… Lisa Alber is excited that she’s a member of the planning committee for the Left Coast Crime 2015 “Crimelandia” (i.e. Portlandia) conference. She’ll be organizing the writers workshop. Susan Gloss is thrilled that VINTAGE is a Brava Magazine Salon pick for 2014! Details soon for a book event and vintage soiree with Brava this…

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News Flash: Copy Edits, Travel Plans and Love from Booklist

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Congrats to Rhiann, who won a signed copy of one of Jenny Milchman’s books! From the 2014 Debs… Heather Webb spent the week poring over copy edits for her next book RODIN’S LOVER. She’s REALLY glad this is the final time she will have to read it, despite how much she loves the story. Lisa Alber is finalizing her travel plans for the Killer Nashville conference in August, plus she’s going to…

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Writing Conferences, or Why I Got a Suitcase for My Last Birthday

Monday, March 3, 2014

My first novel, THE BLACK HOUR, isn’t out until July, but I’ve been a part of the mystery writing community for several years. How? One word: conferences. I went to my first Bouchercon, the annual world mystery conference, as an aspiring author. I had a book almost done, but wasn’t quite ready to submit it. I also met mystery writer Clare O’Donohue. (Some might say that I didn’t meet her…

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