Congratulations to AbsoluteWrite members Stacia Kane and K.A. Stewart on today’s release of their respective books! I’ve been waiting for the release of both of these books with great anticipation, for what seems like months. Stacia Kane‘s new book Unholy Magic is book 2 of the Downside Ghosts series. You can read an excerpt on … Read more
I’m very sad to announce that British mystery writer Dick Francis, 89, has died. Mr. Francis wrote the first mystery novel for adults I ever read. I was a child who was too grown-up for my chronological age, but I loved horses passionately. I’d read all the Walter Farley books, Black Beauty, and pretty much … Read more
Need a remedy for the late-winter blahs? Suvudu announced they’ve got your cure. They’ll be hosting a live round-table discussion of Paranormal and Urban Fantasy. See the website for details: On February 17 (at 4pm EST), we’re bringing in some of the hottest voices in Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy for a round-table discussion and … Read more
I get to read a lot of interviews with writers, editors, publishers, and other assorted interesting people. This interview posted on Tartitude is very fun. Not just because award-winning NYT best-selling author Laura Kinsale has a new book out, but Hope101’s interview questions aren’t just the same old standards, either, and Ms. Kinsale’s answers have humor, … Read more
A rather silly and inaccurate article from WSJ proclaiming The Death of the Slush Pile. An excellent post on agent Janet Reid’s blog, Slush Works. A discussion on the AW forums, that references both essays. This stuff comes up every now and then. Every week it seems like some new Website goes up, announcing that they’ll … Read more
Writer Robert B. Parker died this morning at his desk, apparently of a heart attack. He was 77. I’ve loved his books for decades. I’ll miss his work, and his unique voice, very much.