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A live broadcast from PP WebCon the world's first virtual mystery convention. Mystery authors Laurie R King and Nevada Barr discuss new technology and how it affects authors today.
Sick of thrillers in which the world will come to an end on Tuesday at ten after three if the hero doesn't knock off the head of the evil villain withe a karate chop? How about a new genre, the Cozy Thriller, that features real human beings just as you and I?
With Tom & Enid Shantz, of the Rue Morgue Press (and former booksellers) and Kate Stine, Editor of Mystery Scene. Moderator: Adrian Muller, freelance journalist, events organiser and CrimeFest co-host.
What are the changes that the speakers have noticed in the crime fiction/mystery world over the last twenty years, and what do they see happening in the future?
Twist Phelan writes the Pinnacle Peak legal mysteries (Poisoned Pen Press), each featuring a different sport. She is also a world traveler and endurance athlete. After success as a plaintiff's trial attorney suing corporate scoundrels enabled her to retire in her early thirties, Twist spent a decade living on a boat and in various places around the globe, during which time she competed in Ironman triathlons, skate-skied in Scandinavia, team-roped in the American West, paddled outrigger canoe in
Laurie King and Lee child talk to their Bantam editor, Kate Miciak
Leighton Gage, who writes crime fiction set in Brazil, hosted a show with four other top writers. Yrsa Sigurdardòttir (Iceland), Michael Stanley (South Africa), Stuart Neville (Ireland) and Cara Black (France) all talked about the genre. Unfortunately the first three minutes and fifteen seconds are plagued by feedback. Please download it and start listening from three minutes and fifteen seconds in. You'll enjoy it, especially the part about elves in Iceland.
PPP WebCon panel featuring mystery authors Ann Parker, Rebecca Cantrell, Kelli Stanley, Deb Baker, and Jeff Cohen. Moderated by Rachel Brady. (Hour 2 of WebCon.)
Alma A. Hromic (who now writes as Alma Alexander) was born in 1963 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, on the shores of the river Danube. Her father's employment with international aid agencies meant that the family spent twenty years living in various countries in Africa, including Zambia, Swaziland, and South Africa.
Educated in the United Kingdom and South Africa, Alma graduated from the University of Cape Town with an MSc in Microbiology in 1987. She quickly left the lab in order to write about it in
Strategic Book Club features Greg Rigby, author of The God Secret. His book uncovers a startling truth about the greatest mystery of all times—the origins of the Judeo/Christian God and its religious teachings. To purchase your copy of Greg's book, visit: http://www.strategicbookpublishing.com/TheGodSecret.html
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