Writing Fear

Guest Blogger: Weston Ochse I’ve been a horror author for about 12 years now. I never started out to be a horror author, but once I started being published, that’s what people started to call me. Which was cool. As long as there’s the word author at the end the …

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A Writer’s Tools and a Writer’s Process

Guest Blogger: Carla Neggers Thanks for having me here, Janice! Early in my career, I bought my first computer and started typing. Ah. I was in love. It was far more complicated and unreliable than computers are today, and, sure enough, one day I turned it on and got gobbledygook. …

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The Good Life

Guest Blogger: Kelli Stanley So. The Writing Life. Or, as I insist on calling it, the good life. And not the “good life” that Jerome Bixby wrote about in his infamously horrific short story (later filmed as a Twilight Zone episode  with Bill Mumy—remember it? But I digress …). Maybe …

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Every Writer’s Best Friend

Guest Blogger: Brad Parks A dear friend of mine walked out on me yesterday, just left without word or warning. It happened around 8 o’clock in the morning, shortly after I sat down to my keyboard to write. I didn’t even hear him go. He just scooted out, leaving me …

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Best Advice I Ever Got

Guest Blogger: Brad Meltzer After my first novel was published, I struggled with the next one. I wasn’t worried what people thought (I was working on it long before the first one ever came out). And I wasn’t worried about the rejection (my first novel—still unpublished to this day—got me …

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Best of Bouchercon

I hit up a bunch of authors and other publishing professionals who attended Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, for a bit of writing wisdom they took away from the con. Here’s what they had to say: BRAD PARKS—If you’re going to take writing advice from anyone, might as well be Michael Connelly—I …

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Good Vs Evil — The Ultimate Showdown

For WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE, we interviewed tons of experts aboutthe struggle of good vs evil in film, comics, pop culture, world myth, literature, and the real world. Here’s what some of them have to say about their favorite good vs. evil filmor book. ROBERT GREGORY BROWNE:  On a flat …

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY review of WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE

WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil

Here’s what PUBLISHERS WEEKLY has to say about WANTED UNDEAD OR ALIVE by Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman Wanted Undead or Alive: Vampire Hunters and Other Kick-Ass Enemies of Evil Jonathan Maberry and Janice Gable Bashman, Citadel, $16.95 paper (384p) ISBN 978-0-8065-2821-2 Maberry (Marvel Zombies Return) and thriller writer …

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Five Things You Can Do To Get Your Books Into Stores

While presenting at the Backspace conference, I had the pleasure of watching a number of other panels and presentations. One panel, “Buying and Selling: From Publisher to Bookstore,” consisted of publicist Dana Kaye Litoff, Agent Colleen Lindsay, Random House Book Rep Ron Koltnow, and Bookseller Dustin Kutz. Author A.S. King …

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