Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Publisher’s View

Jessica Tribble has been Publisher of Poisoned Pen Press (PPP)  in Scottsdale, Ariz., since 2005, after enjoying the summer of 2004 as their intern. She described PPP as “one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the country.” They specialize … Continue reading

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Turning a Career of Travel Into a Novel

Diversion Books published the debut novel by Arthur Kerns, an espionage thriller called The Riviera Contract, in March 2013. For Art, it the extension of a long career in intelligence. “I’ve traveled to over 65 countries,” he said. “I saw … Continue reading

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4 Steps to a Winning Book Proposal

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Four steps is all it takes to write a proposal that will propel your novel to the best-seller list. Not so fast! Michael Hyatt is the former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, one of the … Continue reading

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Contracts and Critique Groups

Susan Spann’s debut novel, Claws of the Cat, was published by Minotaur Books in July 2013. It’s the first in her Shinobi mystery series. Set in sixteenth-century Japan, the novel features a ninja detective who solves murders with the help … Continue reading

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