Check out this book, Days of Wonder, by Keith Stuart, as featured in this post from Linda's Book Bag blog.
Check out this review of the book, Motherland, by G.D. Abson, as featured on The Quiet Knitter blog.
** My thanks to Melanie at Mirror Books for my copy of this book and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour **
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION DEBUT DAGGER AWARD
‘The dark heart of Putin’s Russia beneath the glitz of St Petersburg provides the heady setting for this excellent and gripping debut… A Child 44 for Putin-land, this classy page-turner oozes with atmosphere.’
DAVID YOUNG, bestselling author of STASI CHILD and STASI WOLF
‘Gripping, authentic and fast-paced this is a fine thriller that will delight fans of Martin Cruz Smith.’
WILLIAM RYAN, author of the CAPTAIN KOROLEV series
‘Senior Detective Natalya Ivanova does for St Petersburg what Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko did for Gorky Park… taut, fast-moving and compellingly believable.’
TOM CALLAGHAN, author of A KILLING WINTER
Motherland is the first in a gripping series of contemporary crime novels set in contemporary St Petersburg, featuring…
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Check out these helpful writing links from this post on Traci Kenworth’s blog.
- https://colleenchesebro.com/2018/05/27/rain/ “Today, it rained. I saw thunder and lightning dance in the heavens as earth became soft and yielding with the showers. I begged Smaerd to tell me of rain. He looked at me and said “tell me what you know.”
- http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2018/06/megacon-orlando-2018-report.html “This is my third year in a row attending MegaCon Orlando and I got to check yet another swath of celebrities and cosplays off my bucket list!”
- http://phsolomon.com/2018/06/01/five-for-friday-sff-that-should-be-a-movie-or-tv-epic/ “Here’s a list of five science fiction and fantasy books/series that I’d like to see as a movie or a TV/Internet series:”
- Bonus: https://legendsofwindemere.com/2018/06/01/first-second-and-third-person-which-point-of-view-is-right-for-your-book-from-reedsy/ “The point of view that a novelist chooses for their story from has an enormous impact on how they write it, and the way that their readers will receive the book. A thriller narrated by a serial killer will be miles away from one that follows the perspective of…
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Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how a deadline will make you, break you or shape you.
Deadlines can be stressful.
But so can the lack of a due date.
When you’re given a deadline, what you do with it depends on your work strategy. If you’re a procrastinator, you’ll think about your deadline, start worrying about your deadline, and then — at the last possible second — you’ll devote all your time and energy into meeting it. And you’ll do a pretty good job regardless.
If you’re a planner, you’ll avoid most of that stress. You’ll chip away at your project a page at a time, and you might even get the assignment done early. There’s a good chance you’ll turn in work of the exact same quality as a procrastinator. You just have a different method of getting there.
But some writers really struggle not just to meet deadlines, but also to have them hanging over their heads in the first place. Technically, there are…
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Check out part 3 of the short story, The Sewing Circle, by Sally Cronin, from her Flights of Fancy collection as featured in this post from the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Welcome to part three of my novella The Sewing Circle from Flights of Fancy. In yesterday’s episode the sewing circle are united in the grief at the loss of their friend.
Part two of the story with link to part one: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-sewing-circle-part-two-by-sally-cronin/
The Sewing Circle – Part Three by Sally Cronin
The next afternoon, instead of sitting around completing sewing projects, the women sat quietly as each held a memento in their laps. The objects were neither expensive nor necessarily attractive, but they all reminded the women of some different aspect of Flo’s personality. Big Sal cradled a little ceramic dog that had obviously been lovingly handled over the years.
“Flo bought this when her little Yorkie died,” she wiped a tear from her cheek. “She was a feisty one that Flo and I bet if she was here she would have a thing or two to say about…
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Check out this post with four things that happen when you make writing a habit from the Uninspired Writers blog.
Good morning day dreamers and story tellers. I hope your week has been full of productivity and happiness!
I have had a rather long, stressful and fatigue filled week and yet somehow between it all I have found time to work on my novel edits every day! And it is because of this that I’d like to share my thoughts on today’s blog topic. I’d like to share four things that happen when you make writing a habit, despite your busy life.
1. It becomes hard to quit
Habits are hard to quit, which is often a bad thing. It this case though, it is a very good thing. Once you make writing a habit you’ll find yourself itching to write every day. While it may not always be possible to put pen to paper every day, the desire to is what is important. It means that you’re more likely…
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Check out this guest post from author Mae Claire as featured on John Howell’s Fiction Favorites blog.
I know it is a little odd to see a guest post on the day I usually run a Views of the Neighborhood. I’ve done this for two reasons. 1. My friend Mae Clair is launching a new book and I want to help spread the word. 2. I am in Phoenix this weekend with no opportiunity to capture some sights there. So I am proud to turn my blog over to Mae Clair.
Many thanks for having me as your guest today, John! I’ve been making the rounds with my new mystery/suspense release, Cusp of Night, a book that uses dual timelines and elements of the supernatural.
For the past timelines, I delve into aspects of Spiritualism in the late 19th Century. This was a time when sham mediums were so common many of them advertised their services in the classified ads of local papers. People were…
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