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Notes on Thrillerfest

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I returned yesterday from Thrillerfest, a multi-day extravaganza of books, writers, panels and sleep deprivation held every year at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. If you’re a fan of mysteries and thrillers, I recommend you go at least once. You’ll get the chance to meet many of your favorite authors, hear them talk about the writing process, have them sign books and even be crammed into an elevator with some of them. If you’ve written a mystery or thriller, then …

Writing With … Chevy Stevens

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I’m super-psyched to welcome author Chevy Stevens to the blog. Chevy grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. Her first novel, STILL MISSING, was a New York Times Bestseller and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award and the International Thriller Award. Her second novel, NEVER KNOWING, was released Tuesday by St. Martin’s Press. You can find out more about Chevy at www.chevystevens.com Q. Tell us about your book and what inspired you to …

Short-short story contest

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The other day, I was doing a Google search for a topic that I now completely forget. But one of the images Google retrieved was this vintage science fiction cover. It was so cool that I just had to share it. I’m a sucker for octopi. I’m also a sucker for giant man-eating animals. This cover is the best of both worlds. It makes me want to read that story. Heck, it makes me want to write that story. Other people, I …