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Mystery Authors at Fall for the Book

It will come as a great pleasure I’m sure for you to know that many mystery and suspense authors will be at the upcoming Fall for the Book Festival, to be held at George Mason University and other locations throughout the DMV area! (That’s...

The Mystery of Raymond Chandler

One of the authors who have most influenced my writing is Raymond Chandler. So, since I don’t have a guest post for this week, here’s an interesting historical video about Chandler’s past in England and more. Enjoy!...

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Did you know there’s a book out there called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck? Really! :) I’ve even bought my own copy. In print. Know why? I’ll tell you. Because with my Barnes & Noble membership plus the coupon I used, it cost nearly the...

My Non-Bouchercon Post

Since I never quite made it to Bouchercon, I’ve been trying to rest and work on stuff just for fun. I’ve been in non-Bouchercon mode ever since I made the tough decision not to go. Even so, I haven’t stopped writing. I’m sorta kinda working on...

The Crime Cafe Interview with Allison Leotta

As indicated last week, today I have Allison Leotta as my guest on the Crime Cafe. So, check out the video! :) And don’t forget to check out her guest post and book giveaway! PS: Be sure to listen to Terry Ambrose’s Crime Cafe interview on SoundCloud! As...

Results of the Crime Cafe Crowdfunding Campaign

Yesterday, the deadline for contributing to the Crime Cafe crowdfunding campaign passed and … well … we didn’t hit our relatively modest goal of making $2,000. But there’s a lesson to be learned from this exercise. If you want to run a crowdfunding campaign,...

The Fiscal Realities of Fiction Writing

Many years ago, I delved into self-publishing my fiction writing sans any particular plan other than to bring my out-of-print first novel back to life and try to make the best of a bad situation. Like most indie fiction writers, I worked hard at marketing my...

A Crime Cafe Guest Post by Allison Leotta

It’s my pleasure to have as my Crime Cafe guest blogger today crime fiction author and former sex crimes prosecutor Allison Leotta. I recently had the pleasure of reading her novel THE LAST GOOD GIRL and, as one who’s somewhat familiar with the...

Happy Labor Day Weekend

I’ll keep this short, as it is Labor Day weekend and I’d like to spend some time relaxing like everyone else. What I’m going to do is recommend three books about women who work—two of whom are lawyers. What a surprise, huh? :) The first book...

Surprise! It’s Crime Fiction Friday!

Well, well … once again technology has played little tricks with me. However, you’ll be glad to hear that my crime fiction podcast originally planned for this week has, in fact, come off! So, once again, here’s the upcoming episode of the Crime Cafe...

Another Sample from My Second Hardboiled Mystery Novel

Given that only the first hardboiled mystery in the Sam McRae series is out, it seems only fair that you all should get a chance to read the second one! Both books did remarkably well (sales-wise) on both Amazon and Amazon UK. Not to mention Nook, where my first novel...

My Free Mystery Thriller

I’m happy to say that, for those of you unfamiliar with the Sam McRae mystery series, here’s your chance to find out about my second novel, a mystery thriller called Least Wanted! Would you like to try a sample? Then, here you go! :) LEAST WANTED by Debbi...

The Crime Cafe Crowdfunding Project Continues

So in the interest of keeping this short, I’ll simply refer you back to the post I put up on Friday. At that time, I mentioned that the Crime Cafe crowdfunding project had 23 days left in the campaign. Well, now we’re down to 20 days. Other than telling you about my...

Support the Crime Cafe Crowdfunding Project

Today is Friday, August 19, and in a matter of 23 days, the Crime Cafe crowdfunding project will hit the deadline. It’s my sincere hope that we can get more supporters before the “drop-dead date” of September 11. The deadline date is an odd coincidence of...

My Crime Cafe Interview with Denise Wallace

You may recall that last week I had a Crime Cafe guest post and short story giveaway from Denise Wallace. Click the link to check it out! :) So this week, for your watching and listening pleasure, I present my Crime Cafe interview with true crime author and...

Sam McRae’s Love for Pop Culture

One of the things that some reviewers have noticed about the Sam McRae mysteries is my tendency to frequently reference various types of pop-culture, such as music, movies, and TV shows. For instance, Identity Crisis makes an overt reference to this movie. I decided...

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