We’re a group of writers, readers, and editors who share a passion for crime, mystery, and thriller fiction. We also love the new age of publishing and plan to share cutting-edge e-book news, as well as occasional writing and editing tips. The three novelists in our group all had long careers in journalism, and others of us have worked as librarians and editors. We met at Left Coast Crime this year and decided to stay in touch by pooling our talents and blogging together.
To entice you to follow yet another blog :), we’re hosting a huge giveaway in our first two weeks. Everyone who follows the blog wins a free e-book from L.J. Sellers, author of the bestselling Detective Jackson mysteries and standalone thrillers. In addition, Sellers offers one lucky winner the chance to have a name of their choice in her current novel.
Andrew Kaufman, author of the top-rated While the Savage Sleeps, is also giving away a character name, but his comes with the enticing opportunity to have that person killed off in his next novel.
Or you can win an e-copy of Where’s Billy from Judith Yates Borger, author of the Skeeter Hughes mysteries, which she calls “guilty pleasures for manic moms.”
For you writers, Jodie Renner, our resident editor, is giving away two critique-and-edits of the first five pages of a novel or short story, on April 22 and 29. Contact Jodie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to enter your name and genre for this draw.
And for those of you who still love the feel of a print book, Marlyn Beebe, librarian and book reviewer, is offering a hardcover copy of The Corpse Wore Tartan by Kaitlyn Dunnett.
Rounding out our group is Peg Brantley, aspiring novelist, who plans to share her insights and humor as she works her way toward publication. If you’d like to be a character in her first book, sign up to win.
To keep our content fresh, we’ll post guest blogs from experts in the e-book production industry and Q&As with crime fiction authors who are making bold moves in new age of publishing.
To get a free e-book of your choice from L.J. Sellers, simply sign up to follow the blog between now and May 1, then contact her at email@example.com, saying which book you’d like and whether you want a mobi or e-pub file. Check your choices on her website.
To win any of the specific giveaways, post a comment stating which item you’d like to be entered for. We’ll draw names for some of the prizes after the first week, then draw again for other prizes at the end of the second week.
Thanks for stopping by. Our first post, a two-book review dealing with the issue of bullying, will go up on Monday, April 18. We look forward to your input. BHNFTVY5UCN6