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Guess Who Attended the C3 Writers Conference

While I seem to have practically disappeared from the writers conference circuit lately (primarily due to travel and hotel costs), I’ve found a good one in Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity (otherwise known as C3). This annual conference has been one of my favorites... read more

The Crime Cafe with Crime Writer Gareth Spark

This episode of the Crime Cafe podcast features my interview with crime writer Gareth Spark. Now, while Gareth (sadly) doesn’t have a website (yet!), you can find him online on GoodReads, Amazon, Amazon UK, and this really interesting poetry site! πŸ™‚ Don’t... read more

Book Review of ‘A Checkered Past’

This week I’ve written a book review of the novel A Checkered Past by Daniella Bernett. See below! πŸ™‚ ***** In her latest Emmeline Kirby/Gregory Longdon mystery, Daniella Bernett brings a new twist to the relationship between the two principals. In the wake of a... read more

Guest Post and Free Story from Gareth Spark

It’s my pleasure to present this guest post and free story from my next author on the Crime Cafe podcast, Gareth Spark. Gareth writes in an awesome style that you can sample for free by clicking here to download his story “American Tan”, which to its... read more

Five (Potential) Health Benefits of Coffee

In honor of International Coffee Day, I want to share with you a few of the health benefits of coffee, according to Medical News Today. Especially since espresso is an important part of my daily diet. And my lawyer protagonist Sam McRae does love her coffee. Here are... read more

Great News for Bookstore Lovers

As an indie author who actually likes bookstores, I was thrilled to see that a new Barnes & Noble has opened up in my areaβ€”Columbia, Maryland!!!! (Have I used enough exclamation marks? πŸ™‚ ) It’s great news for all bookstore lovers. If I had a dime for every... read more

Part Two of My Sample Reading

To continue from where I left off last week, here’s Part Two of my sample reading! And my reading sample, so you can follow along as I read on the video. πŸ™‚ Part Two of Chapter Seven Suddenly, I was facing left, my cheek stinging, but I hadn’t turned my... read more

S. 4, Ep. 6: Crime Talk with Author Elka Ray

http://media.blubrry.com/crimecafe/p/content.blubrry.com/crimecafe/Crime_Cafe_with_Elka_Ray.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 16:01 — 18.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreThis week, the Crime Cafe presents crime talk between... read more

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