Sunday, September 23, 2007

Allan Guthrie Podcast is Up!

Suspect: Allan Guthrie
Age: Um...what was the question?
Occupation: Writer, editor, lit. agent extraordinaire
Last known location: The corner of Trouble and Pearce, Edinburgh, Scotland

In this week's episode, we pitch hard questions at HARD MAN author, Allan Guthrie. Listen in to find out his thoughts on men in kilts, his baseball bat of choice, and more than you ever wanted to know about meat carrots and vegetarian haggis.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007


Sandra Ruttan has some great news today - she's got a 2 book deal with Dorchester! Yay, Sandra! The first book is due out next May and I can't wait!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Cornelia Read Interview

The In for Questioning podcast is off to a great start. Cornelia Read is in the hot seat for this week's show. Check it out to hear all the gory details...

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Suspect: Cornelia Read
Age: Where are your manners?!
Occupation: Author, raconteur
Last know location: San Francisco Bay area

In this week's episode, we drag Edgar-nominated author Cornelia Read in for questioning. We discuss Cornelia's books, A FIELD OF DARKNESS (nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author), and her up-coming book, THE CRAZY SCHOOL. You won't want to miss Cornelia describing how to turn an innocent laundry basket into a murder weapon, her version of a ferret Rapture, or her verdict on the sexiness of patchouli.

Join us next week when we haul Scottish author, editor and literary agent, Allan Guthrie, in for questioning...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Type, Monkey, Type!

I've been so busy getting the new podcast up and running, that the writing has been back-burnered for longer than I like. Well, today I have no excuse. I'm stuck in a hotel room in Tucson with a few good books and a laptop w/o GarageBand - no way to get lost in sound editing until tomorrow afternoon! And that's a very, very good thing.

Been reading some super cool books lately, and I'm barrelling through Charlie Huston's latest, The Shotgun Rule. I'm loving it for a number of reason, but mostly just because Huston is just a damn fine writer. When I'm taking a break from my own work, books like this keep me motivated to get back to it. Sets up a weird tension at times, but mostly I just think it rocks.

Oh, and David Morrell is doing a workshop thing in Prescott this Saturday, so I've got that to look forward to. I'm keeping fingers crossed that it'll be fun and that I'll walk out with at least a few extra ideas or tools to add to the ol' writer's trick box.

Until then, this monkey's gotta get back to typing...

Saturday, September 08, 2007

In For Questioning

Today marks the official launch of "In for Questioning," a weekly podcast geared toward Crime Fiction - writers, readers, and various other criminally-minded types. I drag 'em in, ask the (sorta) tough questions and toss 'em back out again. So check out this week's show and see whatcha think! Questions or comments? Well, that's what the comments section is for, right? Or drop me an email at

Our first victim:

Suspect: Daniel Hatadi
Age: Old enough to know better
Occupation: Crime fiction writer, reader, founder of Crimespace, erstwhile musician and all 'round trouble-maker
Last known location: Sydney, Australia

In this week's episode, we haul Daniel Hatadi in for questioning. Listen in as I ask him about Crimespace, his "left under the bed" first novel, and his unnatural attraction to a dead rubber chicken. We also find out how Daniel would bump off Prof. Plum, and what goes next to the shrimp on his barbie.

Join us next week when we haul Edgar-nominated author, Cornelia Read, in for questioning...