Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee Oct20

Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee

Murder and Mayhem 10 years ago Penny Halle came to me and asked if Ruth and I could help her set up a mystery day. We brought in 7 authors and did a 2 hour panel. The next year we went bigger, a whole day of panels and more authors. Last fall we had around 14 authors and the event ran from 9 – 5. In less than two weeks we are hosting Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee for the first time, version 2.0 if you will. The facility is awesome, food courts, right in a hotel with a casino. We have 23 authors coming in. There have been a load of books donated for the book bags. Our book seller is geared up and ready to rock. We’ve had t-shirts and...

Veteran Benefit Book Fair November 8th Oct13

Veteran Benefit Book Fair November 8th

On November 8th in San Diego, California, the USS Midway will provide a dramatic setting as best selling authors plan on honoring military veterans presented by the Us4Warriors veteran’s support foundation and American Legion. The authors are hoping this will become a yearly tradition because it falls out on the weekend before Veterans Day. Book enthusiasts are invited to attend this unique event, “Veteran Benefit Book Fair” ( between 10 am and 4 pm. Because all proceeds go to veteran organizations people who want a book signed will have to buy books at the Midway/Fair bookstore. But the added benefit is that for...

BRAVO By Greg Rucka

Growing up in Wisconsin every winter we spent a lot of time sledding. The anticipation while climbing a hill towing your sled, jumping on and grabbing the handles like your life depended on it, the rocketing down a slick hill that lasted for hours and seconds at the same time and then the end sitting there dazed and exhilarated wanting to do it again. THAT is what it’s like reading Greg Rucka. And in BRAVO the hill is a mile long and covered in ice. Make a pot of of coffee and grab on tight, you’re in for a Hell of a ride.



Issue 57 of Crimespree featuring a cover story with Chelsea Cain should be shipping mid October. Below is a sample of the interior

Author Work-Spaces: J T Prescott Sep24

Author Work-Spaces: J T Prescott

J.T. Prescott: Living in the digital age a writer’s workspace can be virtual. The work in progress can easily be contained with all of its notes, background research, and revisions in a single laptop and carried around from place to place. In theory then I can write just about anywhere, but in reality I have my favorite places to write. Success in other areas of my life has allowed me more than my fair share of places to choose from and I feel fortunate. The Club This is the place where I do most of my writing. It has all of my stuff in it, but it’s also often a gathering place, so I call it the Club. During the day it’s the Day Club...



SUPERNATURAL Season 9 Warner Brothers     There is something about this show that makes me keep coming back for more. Not every episode is groundbreaking but they are all solid entertainment. It’s a great popcorn kind of show that doesn’t usually demand you to give it undivided attention and it’s not hard to follow. But it is fun, A LOT of fun. The brothers Winchester now have their own batcave, an underground Bunker they discovered that once belonged to “The Men Of Letters” who as it turns out had their grandfather in their ranks. This have given the show a little bit of grounding and we have less hotel scenes, though while fun...


ELEMENTARY Season 2 Paramount   When this show first aired I was reluctant to watch, I’m generally not a fan of Lucy Liu and the changes they were making seemed arbitrary. After viewing season 1 I revised my opinion and am a fan of the show.   Season 2 was stronger in part I believe because the characters are developing more of a relationship. I really enjoyed the episodes with Mycroft Holmes and hope he will continue to be a recurring character. Johnny Lee Miller also seemed even better than in the first season. I love the recovery angle they have working and having him become a sponsor for another addict really works. Watching...


CRIMINAL MINDS The Ninth Season Paramount Home Entertainment Release date: August 26th, 2014 I enjoyed this season a lot. Some of the things that were getting on my nerves a bit were actually toned down (such as Garcia’s over cuteness). The characters have all really grown into their roles on the squad and I especially think JJ (played by A.J.Cook) was terrific this season. We come into Season Nine wondering who the new boss will be and if the team will be losing Hotchner (Thomas Gibson) to a desk, not to worry, he’s still in the field. The opening two episodes tie together, The Inspiration and The Inspired had a nice twist which had the...

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. The Complete First Season

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 ABC Studios As a huge fan of the Marvel Comics movies there was no way I wasn’t going to pick this up. I love the character of Agent Coulson played by Clark Gregg. It’s been said before but it’s true, he is kind of the glue connecting all the movies. The first few episodes were fun, not earth shaking, but enjoyable. And then the show started to really get good. It reflected events from the movies and even had cameos. The most notable movie bleed through was post Cap America :Winter Soldier. Shield infiltrated by Hydra and the aftermath of that which included our gang of agents being on the run and not knowing...

Author Work-Spaces: Charboneau, Hyzy, Sakey

Here’s another batch of pictures of places authors work.