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Barb Goffman: Method Writing is Murder

Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays! For a special treat, I’m sharing a video I did with multi-published, multi-award winning short story author, Barb Goffman. 1f12dc3352207d823b40716dacfa790a_8bwn

Barb has been nominated for the Agatha Award seven times, the Pushcart Award once, the Macavity twice — winning the latter in 2013 and also the Silver Fachion Award for the best single-author mystery short story collection published in 2013.

Anyone need a holiday gift? Not even the fussiest recipient can complain about receiving Barb’s great short story collection, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even,  this holiday season.

In the meantime, enjoy this interview where Barb tells me how Santa and those naughty elves ended up in one of her recent stories. If the file doesn’t load, please update your Adobe. And to leave a comment, please click HERE or scroll to the bottom.

81fGiQN+XVL._SL1500_ And in the mystery spirit, let us know what might incite you to go over the edge and push you toward murder? Is murder ever justified?

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Do you prefer full length novels, shorter novellas, or a book of shorts?

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Diane Kelly Profits From Tax Evasion!

Author Diane Kelly is actually making money from tax evasion! Death-Taxes-and-Peach-Sangria-115x188 Writing about tax evasion — that is.  Her books are murderously funny, the plot twists keep you dying to get to the end — where everyone gets their just desserts.

I sat down with Diane and found out her ideas come from her real life as a tax attorney.  Please enjoy this short interview, and remember to comment at the end.  Diane is giving away the first book in her IRS series:  Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure  to three lucky people!

Trust me, with April 15th looming in two short weeks, we can all use a laugh about now.

Her latest book in the series, Death Taxes, and a Peach Sangria just came out two months ago, and in honor of St. Patricks Day, she released a non-tax book called Love, Luck and Little Green Men.  As usual, they’re both hysterical.

 So, to win a copy of Diane’s Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, please remember to answer this question:  What is the funniest or most romantic thing about your taxes? (or leave a comment below).  You can earn an extra chance to win by commenting at DianaBelchase.com, too.  

And when you’re done with taxes you can sit back, think of the joys of spring, and the release of Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers this June 4th!

Brad Meltzer & The Fifth Assassin

Bestselling author, Brad Meltzer, sat down with Diana Belchase on the night his newest novel, The Fifth Assassin released at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC.  Find out how Brad came up with the idea for a Presidential serial assassin, the scoop on his TV show, Decoded, and how he ended up consulting for the Department of Homeland Defense.

Share with us your favorite President and why, and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of Brad’s new book, The Fifth Assassin!  Just leave a comment below.  Check back at the end of Manda Collin’s interview on Tuesday to see who won!

For a look at the Everybody Hates Brad Meltzer funny video The Fifth Assassinstarring his grandmother, her friends and his kids’ Little League team click here.  Buy the Fifth Assassin everywhere, preferably at your favorite independent bookstore.  And to see a truly heartwarming surprise Brad received at Politics and Prose Bookstore last week in another video I shot, please click here:  Brad Meltzer’s USO Surprise.  I guarantee there won’t be a dry eye when you’re done.

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Be sure to join us next Tuesday when Sarah Andre interviews our very own Manda Collins about the third and final novel in her Ugly Ducklings trilogy, HOW TO ENTICE AN EARL.

When Maddie’s brother becomes prime suspect in a friend’s murder, she’ll do whatever it takes to find the real killer. Even work alongside the newly elevated, Christian Monteith, Earl of Gresham, who poses a real danger…to her heart.

The Sparkle Abbey Writing Team

We all love our pets, but how many of us are willing to name ourselves after them?  Find out where the writing team of Sparkle Abbey got their names and how their pets fit in to their mystery series.  Plenty of laughs and interesting facts about cats and dogs that paint, plastic surgeon transvestites, and beauty queens who fight over inheritances and men.

I know you’ll enjoy!

And if you leave a comment telling us about why your own pet (or your neighbor’s pet, or your imaginary pet) should be included in it’s own book, THREE lucky commenters will win a copy of one of the books below!

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