I spent my lunch break today in a seedy Indian diner while it was raining outside. It was a very noir scene, which was helpful considering I was writing some crime fiction as well. I’m working on the next book on my contract and it dawned on me after lunch that I actually forget sometimes […]
Today in my From the Editor post over at Exhibit A, I’m talking about adding photos to blog posts and whether it really makes a difference. I’d love to hear your thoughts. There’s also a special guest photo model for you.
I’m instituting a new letter from the editor feature over at the Exhibit A site today and my first topic is the stupid myth of publishing gatekeepers. This is of course drawn from my experience this weekend at Love is Murder which turned out to be a great conference for me, but for none of […]
I continue the great carnival bark that is my life lately over at Hey There’s A Dead Guy. Ben LeRoy lent me his spot to talk about Exhibit A. I chat about some of the cool books we have coming out as well as the difficulty I’ve faced trying to balance the desire to spread […]
I’m talking about myself, again, over at the Exhibit A blog but this times it’s about my history as an editor rather than as a writer. Check it out.
So the guts are over at the Angry Robot website, but the reason I was jetting all over Europe was to meet my new employers. As of last week I am taking over the Angry Robot crime fiction imprint Exhibit A. I’m tweaked and excited and overwhelmed and generally just feeling magical. This is pretty […]
One of the things about working from home full-time is that my engagement with the outside world, and particularly with adults in the outside world, is minimal. This is mostly okay with me, but every once in a while I start getting antsy to engage with co-workers etc. Today I had the chance to do […]
I have arrived in Milwaukee for Murder and Mayhem in Muskego. This is a surprisingly beautiful view of the parking lot from our room. The most beautiful view though is of the gas station across the street that has gas for $2.99 a gallon. Go Milwaukee.
I’ve discussed here on a number of occasions my concern with the increasingly isolated short crime fiction community and the false claims of a short story renaissance. A few Facebook posts recently reminded me of one particularly depressing moment from last year that I think needs further discussion. When I was in Milwaukee for Murder […]
You know, I’ve been blathering all over social media about my career change while I’ve neglected my one true love here. I’ll have some more Deep Thoughts about what led to the transition, but for now I’ll plunk my various status updates here for the permanent record for when Facebook eventually (hopefully) dies. So I […]