Monday procrastination roundup: Saving social media

I received an interesting offer last week. I was contacted by a fitness apparel and product brand who wanted me to be one of their Instagram brand ambassadors. They offered a tiny bit for free, discounts thereafter, and commission on sales. Two […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Before ‘Tiger King’

I knew about Joe Exotic’s big cat sanctuary long before Netflix featured him in a docuseries (one of their lesser crime docs, in my opinion) called Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. At various points in my life, I’ve lived within 140 […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: And the winner is …

Two of the biggest sets of crime writing awards were announced last week. On Monday, the Mystery Writers of America announced the 2020 Edgar Awards on Twitter and posted videos from the winners. The Edgars are named for Edgar Allan Poe and […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Plot versus character

The Internet is full of profiles and interviews featuring authors offering advice to other writers, glimpses into their lives, and gracious thank-yous to those who want to know about little ol’ them. This Texas Monthly story about Paulette Jiles is not one […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Bosch is back

Though it was the correct move — and one that everyone knew was coming — I was still disappointed when ThrillerFest was canceled this year. Not only is it a fun weekend in New York for authors in the mystery/thriller/suspense genres to […]

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Monday procrastination roundup: Dark side of the moon

Like many authors, seeing my characters depicted on a movie theater screen would be out of this world. Getting a novel optioned not only means more money (not always seven figures, but that does happen), but other cool perks like visits to […]

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