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Sorry About The Sweaty Palms

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Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Higgins Clark. We were at the same author event in Paramus, New Jersey, and I knew my mom would never forgive me if I didn’t get a book signed by her. She was warm, friendly, gracious and wrote the nicest note to my mom. But as I was approaching her table, my hands started to shake. I got tongue-tied. My brow started to perspire and my glasses began to fog …

Great Shots: All The President’s Men

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I love movies. In fact, before I became a mystery writer, my goal was to be a film critic. I even went to college for it, and while it was fun getting course credit for watching movies, the demand for film critics ranks only slightly higher than that of unicorn wranglers. So I fell into newspapers and, 15 years later, mystery writing. Still, sometimes those film studies classes come in handy. Right now, I’m writing a piece for Crimespree magazine that requires me to …

Bad Moon Book Trailer

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It’s common now for authors to promote their books with trailers, similar to the coming attractions you see in movie theaters. I see them frequently on author websites or at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble’s site. Some authors hire professionals. Some do it on their own. I’m a do-it-yourselfer. Before it was released, I made a trailer for DEATH NOTICE that was adequate, but not great. For BAD MOON, I decided to give making book trailers another try. I posted a …