But before I get to that cool stuff, I want to announce that tomorrow’s even cooler guest author/blogger, Dean K. Miller, will have a special Valentine’s Day post and giveaway of the Chicken Soup for the Soul edition containing one of his personal essays.
A very cool anthology idea for a wonderful cause from crime fiction blogger and mystery author, Margot Kinberg
Here’s the scoop:
If you’re an author, please consider contributing a story for this collection. …
The stories will all focus on crime in the world of editing, publishing, writing and/or reviewing. Feel free to explore that theme in your own way.
Stories about fiction writing, non-fiction writing, research or academic writing are all fair game.
Please, no stories with excessive gore or violence against children or animals.
I’m hoping that the anthology would be ready by the end of this year for e-publication. So if you’re interested I’d ask that you’d be prepared to contribute your story by the first week of August.
If you already have a story that hasn’t been published elsewhere, feel free to contribute that.
Margot is producing this anthology as a tribute to Maxine Clark who loved to read crime fiction and was very supportive of crime writers. Any proceeds from this collection will be donated to the Princess Alice Hospice, which was so supportive of Maxine and her family during her last days and weeks.
For more information, hop on over to Margot’s blog post at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist…
A casting call for Whodunnit?, a mystery reality competition for the ABC Network
Have you ever wanted to be be on a reality show but were afraid you’d make a total fool of yourself?
Here’s a new opportunity, and it (hopefully) doesn’t involve living on an island with a group of unbathed humans or eating slop for a week if you lose a challenge.
Just a hint from ABC of what it’s about:
We are currently scouring the nation for armchair detectives, perceptive problem solvers or anyone who believes they have the mental acuity to go up against other like-minded sleuths for $250,000.
If you want to know more, head over to the ABC casting page and click on Whodunnit? Who knows, maybe we’ll soon be watching you on television and cheering you on as you try to win a quarter of a million dollars.
And finally, I’ve been assigned to a second panel for Left Coast Crime 2013, this time to moderate.
Yay! I love moderating panels. With an excellent lineup of panel members and a classic topic, I expect we’ll have an entertaining and lively discussion. LCC 2013 in Colorado Springs…can’t wait.