While we're all recovering from turkey and pumpkin pie overload, a troop of OTP authors gathered at their prospective blog sites to confess why they became writers. Also, the rabbi is playing Blog Tag, the professor has another “vlog” up, and Sally sips Mai Tais by the cyber seashore. All that and more on the Friday Round-Up!
WHY I BECAME A WRITER was the topic de jour for Thanksgiving Day. You can see OTP authors' responses at these websites:
MARTA CHAUSEE http://martachausee.blogspot.com/
JOHN DANIEL http://johnmdaniel.blogspot.com/.
CORA RAMOS http://coraramos-cora.blogspot.com/
LESLEY DIEHL http://anotherdraught.blogspot.com
JIM CALLAN www.jamesrcallan.com/blog
CHRIS SWINNEY http://clswinney.com
STEPHEN BRAYTON www.stephenbrayton.com
TERRY AMBROSE, author of soon-to-be-published “License To Lie,” participated in the Read Local - San Diego booth to help promote literacy in San Diego
MARK BOUTON, author of the FBI thriller “The Sacrifice,”spoke to members of the Farmer's Union in Wheaton, KS, on 11/19/12, where he discussed his FBI career and his writing.
JOHN BRANTINGHAM, author of the soon to be published “Mann of War,” has a video blog up on growing up in Los Angeles. http://www.johnbrantingham.blogspot.com
He also discusses how writing a mystery is akin to writing a sonnet at Novel Spaces: http://novelspaces.blogspot.com/2012/11/guest-author-john-brantingham-what.html
Who would SALLY CARPENTER like to sip Mai Tais with on Waikiki Beach? Find out over at Life's a Beach http://www.jayneormerod.blogspot.com/2012/11/beach-chat-with-sally-carpenter.html
No sunscreen needed!
BOB CAWLEY'S book, “Components of Murder” and “Who's Got the Money?” by MORGAN ST. JAMES and MEREDITH HOLLAND got shout-outs in the Las Vegas Review Journal as two of the Southern Nevada-Centric books now on the market.
CAROL CRIGGER received a review for “Three Seconds to Thunder” in the Spokane Coeur D'lane Living online magazine. She also has a futuristic fantasy out by Amber Quill Press.
LORNA COLLINS, author of “Ghost Writer,” wants to know what you're thankful for this year. http://lornacollins-author.blogspot.com
Too much turkey? Then find out Who Killed Tom Turkey over at MARJA MCGRAW'S blog:
RADINE TREES NEHRING, author of Ozark mystery “A Fair To Die For,” (and in the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame) talks about her misadventures in researching with the Dames of Dialogue: http://damesofdialogue.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/research-adventures-and-misadventures-by-radine-nehring/