Get ready, folks! The seventh season of the Crime Cafe podcast is coming soon! 🙂
This week’s guest post and giveaway come from Richard Meredith. For the giveaway, he’s offering an excerpt from his latest novel, Maskirovka — The Russian Science of Deception. Just email Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Book Excerpt” in the subject line. You can sample the first five chapters of his recently published book, The Crow’s Nest below.
An interesting thing happened to me during the horrible collapse of my book sales and income in 2011/2012. I ended up making the quarterfinals in a screenwriting contest!
At this point, I reached a definite crossroads in my career. Should I pursue screenwriting seriously? At my age???!!!
At the beginning of 2012, I attended a seminar on indie filmmaking. By that time, I had decided to seriously pursue screenwriting, and I understood that filmmaking was a group effort. The seminar was also recommended (well, really sold) as a good way for screenwriters to better understand the business.
Sam McRae Mystery #2
Tina’s indifference and bravado were absent in the Patuxent Detention Center’s visiting area the following day. She sat hunched in a chair across the table from me, wearing a plain white T-shirt and jeans. She looked at me with wide, fearful eyes.
“I brought these for you,” I said, handing over three young adult books I’d picked up at Books-A-Million in the Laurel Shopping Center, not far from my Main Street office.
“Thanks.” Tina set them on the table, without looking at them. “When can I leave?”
“I’m not sure,” I said. “There’ll be an emergency…
Hi! 🙂 I’m not literally traveling anywhere. Much. Yet.
But that picture kind of looks like my career. At this point, my career is like a badly-planned trip through Hell toward a semi-sustainable lifestyle with dystonia and conflicting stuff to do. I’ve reached the point where I’m sitting in the middle of a proverbial road, checking the map, and feeling slightly lost and a bit confused.
Hi! Today I’m going to talk about how sometimes you just have to get past your fears and do something.
This morning, instead of listening to anything else, I listened to what people had to say during this colloquium I was a part of. I was on a panel, Sisters in Crime. This was back in 2011. And the things that the other two people had to say were things I was most interested in. But then when I heard myself, I was like, I remember after I’d done it thinking, “Oh my God, I must’ve…