Bouchercon Tips Jul15

Bouchercon Tips

BOUCHERCON TIPS I’ve been going to Bouchercon since 1999 and I am a huge fan. It’s my favorite time of the year. Here’s some things I’ve picked up over the years. It’s such a great environment because no matter how different we all are we all love mystery and crime fiction. If you are using a camera: Pictures during panels and signings are cool. Pictures around the hotel and convention area are cool. If taking pictures of people you aren’t actually friends with in the bar or at a restaurant ask first. Folks hanging in the bar are relaxing and may not want that relaxing on the social media. Bringing books to get signed? So are a lot of...

Congratulations Paul and Juliet Jul09

Congratulations Paul and Juliet

We at Crimespree would like to shout from the rooftops a huge congratulations to Paul Oliver and Juliet Grames today as they start their new life together as a married couple. You are both awesome and we love you....

DC Universe “REBIRTH” Creator Signing

This morning, the Source Comics and Games had the unique opportunity to host a four-person signing of all Minnesota based comics creators. The signing was in relation to DC Comics best-selling Rebirth event. I was at the event nice and early, so I had the chance to beat the lines and chat a bit with all four creators while having my books signed. Minnesota native and veteran Superman writer/artist Dan Jurgens has long called the Twin Cities home. He is a regular guest at area conventions and events. He has worked on the Superman books off and on since 1989, including the Death of Superman storyline in 1992. Jurgens is now writing the iconic...

Bouchercon Bookroom by Reed Farrel Coleman Jun20

Bouchercon Bookroom by Reed Farrel Coleman

This is a piece Reed wrote for Crimespree last year. It was good advice then and it still is now. If you are an author going to Bouchercon…. read ahead. Bouchercon Book Room Several issues ago I discussed complaints some colleagues had shared with me about the stock carried by booksellers at recent Bouchercons. One incident was particularly egregious. A bookseller at a B’con in an author’s hometown, a store at which this author had done very successful launch parties, had only a handful of this author’s books for sale. While an extreme example, it was representative of what I considered a disturbing trend. The tendency for booksellers...

Upcoming Events at Once Upon A Crime Jun14

Upcoming Events at Once Upon A Crime

  Sat. 6/18 1:00 – Dennis Herschbach “An Iron Fist, Two Harbors” – Signing Wed. 6/29 7:00 – Victoria Houston “Dead Loudmouth” Casual chat and signing Sat. 7/9 12:00 – Gerry Schmitt “Little Girl Gone” Signing for new series of MN author Thu. 7/21 7:00 – Jessie Chandler “Blood Money Murder” Launch party for MN author Sat. 7/30 1:00 – Shaun Harris “The Hemingway Thief” Signing for debut novel Sat. 8/6 12:00 – Monica Ferris “Knit Your Own Murder” Signing for MN author Thu. 8/11 7:00 – “Cooked to Death” Launch of MN author Anthology Sat. 8/20 1:00 – Barbara Schlichting...

Steve Hamilton: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON Tour Dates May25

Steve Hamilton: THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON Tour...

Steve Hamilton has long been known as an exceptional author, but hype behind THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON has raised Steve’s profile to a level that Steve has never had before. Nick Mason is out of prison. After five years inside, he has just been given the one thing a man facing 25-to-life never gets, a second chance. But it comes at a terrible price. Nick Mason is out of prison, but he’s not free. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, he must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal kingpin serving a double-life term who still runs an empire from his prison cell....