H is for…

Guest Blogger: Alexander Gordon Smith In five days I head off to the States again for a book tour. It’s so exciting!! I’m in Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York, which are four places I have always wanted to visit. I know it’s going to be an amazing, if …

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Just because you can…

Guest Blogger: Marie Lamba Fiction writers can create a story out of anything, and every character they put down on paper can have their own conflict, their own storyline. This is both a blessing and a curse. When writing my new paranormal novel DRAWN, I knew I was creating what, …

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Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling

I’m guest blogging over at “Biff Bam Pop!, a website devoted to the world of pop culture, from comic books and video games, to movies, books, and music. I’m talking about Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter and Clarice Starling and what makes them such an intriguing couple in their own twisted way. And I’ve …

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Remembering Memorial Day

Guest Blogger: Harry Shannon My name is Harry and I’m a book addict. I grew up devouring horror and crime fiction, snatching up thrillers by Donald Hamilton, Richard Prather, Ed McBain and John D. MacDonald. Like a lot of us, I’d always meant to try my hand at a novel. …

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The “Reality” of Fiction

Guest Blogger: John Lescroart “This book is a work of fiction.  Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.” This disclaimer occurs behind the title …

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Introducing Laurie Faria Stolarz, Bestselling Author of the Touch Series

Guest Blogger: Laurie Faria Stolarz I’m so excited to announce the release of DEADLY LITTLE VOICES, the fourth book in the Touch series (Disney/Hyperion Books for Children). Inspiration for the Touch series: Following the success of my BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES series, in which my main character is plagued and …

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Welcome to Jeremy Robinson’s Great Kindle Giveaway and Blog Tour

“Hurray for free Kindles!” you say, but who the hell is Jeremy Robinson? Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the author of eleven mixed genre novels, published in ten languages, including the popular fantasy YA series, THE LAST HUNTER, and the fast-paced Jack Sigler series (also known as Chess Team—not …

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When Three Weeks Are Gone

Guest Blogger: Ilsa J. Bick Talk to folks in survivalist circles, go to classes and workshops and whatnot, and you hear a lot of stuff about threes: what has to be done in those first three minutes, three hours, three days, three weeks.  These parameters all make good sense, too, because …

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Where Do Ideas Come From?

Guest Blogger: Steven James Often readers will ask me where I get my ideas. Honestly, the question is a little perplexing to me since I’m overwhelmed by ideas and have hundreds of files of them. I can’t seem to write them down fast enough to clear my brain. I’m guessing it’s …

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Zombies

Guest Blogger: Jonathan Maberry DUST & DECAY (Simon & Schuster) is the second in my series of post-apocalyptic thrillers set fifteen years after a zombie plague has wiped out most of mankind. Okay…if you’re still reading this then you haven’t been scared off by words like ‘post-apocalyptic’ and ‘zombie’.  Good …

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