Trust Me Out In Paperback

April 6, 2010

Trust Me is out in paperback today (Tuesday, April 6) in the US from New American Library/Onyx. I really like the cover. If you didn’t catch the book in hardcover, I hope you’ll give it a try in paperback. The book has seemed more timely than ever as of late, with reports of how the [...]

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My Big News

February 2, 2010

I’ve mentioned a bit about a new series of books I’m working on. I can now say that in the US, this series will be published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette Book Group. I’m thrilled to be with Grand Central, and to be working with the terrific team there, including the editor who [...]

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I Am Not Contributing to Your Overload

January 22, 2010

Over at the Murderati blog, J. T. Ellison writes eloquently about information overload and writers. I think she’s absolutely right. I get more done when I disconnect from the Internet than I do at any other point. You have to quit thinking of the Web as a necessary information feed and think of it as [...]

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The Organized Writer: Best and Less than Best of 2009

December 21, 2009

Here’s my list of my favorite tools for organized writers in 2009. And my list of products that are good, but could be better. I have no interest in doing a worst list. Best Of 2009: Scrivener. I had tried Scrivener a couple of times before, usually partway through a book, and I couldn’t get [...]

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The Organized Writer: Planner(s) for 2010

December 17, 2009

I really have to look at the world sometimes with two pairs of eyes. One is long term, the other is short term. Everything I do today should contribute to the long term goals that I have. (Oh, God, I sound like a self-help book. But this is still a true statement.) I’ve long used [...]

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The Organized Writer: How to Write a Great Novel

November 6, 2009

Here is a very good article from the Wall Street Journal on how several prominent novelists write their books, including my friend Laura Lippman. I am not afraid of your colored charts, Laura.

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Texas Book Festival

November 1, 2009

I had a great time Saturday at the Texas Book Festival.  Michael Merschel of the Dallas Morning News did a brief writeup here. I’m glad people seemed to think it was funny; this being my first “interview” to be done at TBF, instead of a panel, I was worried I wouldn’t have many people come [...]

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Inside the Writer’s Cafe Interview

October 30, 2009

Here’s an audio interview I did with Cheryl Nason, the host of Inside the Writer’s Cafe. It’s also available as a free download from iTunes (do a search on Inside the Writer’s Cafe–the podcast with me is entitled Spies and Terrorism.) Thanks to Cheryl for interviewing me about TRUST ME.

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Texas Book Festival this Saturday

October 29, 2009

This Saturday at the Texas Book Festival (held at the state capitol building), I’ll have the honor of being interviewed by the brilliant Steven Saylor, historical mystery writer extraordinaire, on “The Art of the Thrill”. This will be my first time doing more of an interview-style talk instead of a panel with several authors at [...]

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Censored in Tennessee

October 28, 2009

Apparently my novel FEAR is among those being defaced in the Maury County Library in Tennessee, by a person who objects to the language in it. This person is marking out words they don’t like. You can see the orange paperback edition of FEAR on a rack of books defaced by this freelance editor. Here’s [...]

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The Organized Writer: Quo Vadis Scholar Planner

October 19, 2009

I’ve mentioned before how much I like Exaclair/Clairefontaine products. Their notebooks are superb and I use a Exacompta Journal 21 as my daily planner. Recently Karen at Exaclair offered up some of their new Equalogy “green agenda” planners for review, and she kindly sent me on of their ecologically friendly Quo Vadis Scholar Weekly Planners to [...]

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