Author Interview ~ Kristi Belcamino

Hi there! I'm thrilled to join this group of blogging mystery writers, Lethal Ladies Write! I’m even more excited that award-winning crime fiction author, Kristi Belcamino, agreed to let me interview her for my debut post. I’ve been a fan of Kristi’s ever since reading an article, which showcased the opening lines of her debut novel, BLESSED ARE THE DEAD: Another boyfriend pissed off with me over a dead body. Or in this case, two dead bodies. How could I not keep reading? So I did. And then I *cough* stalked *cough* Kristi at a writer’s conference until she signed my copy of BATD. Let's meet Kristi: Kristi Belcamino is a Macavity, Barry, and Anthony Award-nominated author, a newspaper cop

Mystery Reads (and more) for the Summer

I admit to having diverse reading taste. I’m not just a mystery reader or romance reader or literary readers. I enjoy good books, no matter the genre. And I learned a long time ago that just because the book is a best seller doesn’t mean that it jibes with my own personal taste. (In fact, just the opposite may be true for me!) I thought I share some of my favorite recent reads and TV Shows. Books Fiona Griffiths Series by Harry Bingham I warn you. This series is addictive, but it’s not for everybody. I started to read the first book in this series last year and set it aside. I am a moody reader, what can I say? But I have a friend who kept going on about this series. So I picked the first b

15 Tips for Navigating Writing Conferences

I love writing conferences and book festivals. These are good ways for authors to network with readers, writers, fans, bloggers, and others in the publishing industry. I learn so much at each one. Here are some hints that I've picked up along the way that can help you navigate events and networking. Wear comfortable shoes. My Fitbit always gets a workout. Look into the dress code. Most conferences are business casual, but there are often award ceremonies that are more formal. Keep emails about events (with the contact information) that you're scheduled to attend. I always keep a folder with emails and receipts. It makes it easier if you have to remember a name or a time. Plan out your day of

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