Thursday Guest Bloggers
My most unusual guest this Thursday is the Private Investigator team of Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman known as the Writing PIs. Active as investigators, instructors, advisers to crime writers, and authors in their own right, the Writing PIs are celebrating the release of How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths.
More Great Info from Agent Rachelle Gardner
Is there any logical reason why an author would choose a smaller advance over a larger one? The answer is yes. Find out more in Rachelle’s blog post: Author Advances: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much?
What I’m Reading
Just started Beth Groundwater’s Deadly Currents, the first book in her white water river ranger series. This mystery has a “hit the ground running and don’t stop” beginning that kept me on the edge of my seat (and kept me up past my bedtime). I can’t wait to pick this one up and read on.
Next I’m going to read Todd Mitchell’s YA novel, The Secret to Lying. I’ve heard great things about this book, and after attending Todd’s class Sunday, I’m anxious to see how he puts his plot together. It was an excellent class, by the way.
Countdown to the Conference
In two weeks and one day, I’ll head for Denver for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference. The lineup of classes, workshops, conference sessions, panels, and speakers is online if you’re interested in attending.
I have another full day of book revising/editing planned.
Phone ringer turned off? Check.
Plenty of ice cubes for iced tea? Check.
Husband out of the house most of the day and evening? Check.
Chocolate supply replenished? Check.
Okay, I’m ready. Butt in chair, hands on keyboard!