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March 30, 2012

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March 16, 2012

John Davis

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March 1, 2012

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February 18, 2012

I'll be appearing on a panel at the MWA Symposium Wednesday, April 25, during Edgars week, with Ace Atkins, Diana Gabaldon, and Kelley Ragland, moderated by Reed Coleman. There are a bunch of great panels throughout the day, and anyone can register to attend (with a discount for MWA members).



11:20-12:20:  Hanging with the Pros

What makes characters memorable?

        

Moderator:  REED FARREL COLEMAN, Former MWA EVP, 2-time Edgar® Nominee (Hurt Machine)

Panelists:   ACE ATKINS, 2012 Best Nov...
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Published on February 18, 2012 07:11 • 23 views

February 16, 2012

I'm very honored to have just received a nomination for the Agatha Award for best first novel - here's the list:



Best First Novel:

Dire Threads by Janet Bolin (Berkley)

Choke by Kaye George (Mainly Murder Press)

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry (Crown)

Who Do, Voodoo? by Rochelle Staab (Berkley)

Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend (Berkley)



Agatha Awards are given to books "best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others" - which, in general, contain no explici...
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Published on February 16, 2012 09:43 • 46 views

February 13, 2012

I'm incredibly pleased to announce that my novel Learning to Swim was nominated for a Barry Award for best first novel - as was my friend Taylor Stevens' The Informationist. (If you haven't read Taylor's book, you'd better get cracking, because her sequel's already out. Mine, you'll have to wait until November for, unless you're on my advanced copy list.)



And am also delighted to see my friend Reed Coleman's Hurt Machine on the best novel list, and Roger Ellory's Bad Signs on the best Britis...
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Published on February 13, 2012 05:23 • 34 views

February 1, 2012

Unless you're already registered, 'cause it's full up with a waiting list.



It's Booktopia 2012, an enormously cool event, a weekend retreat for listeners of Books on the Nightstand - this one is in April in Manchester, Vermont, partnered with the glorious Northshire Books. Here's the authors attending and their most recent books:





Susan Cain, QUIET
Kenneth C. Davis, DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT® HISTORY
Sara J. Henry, LEARNING TO SWIM
William Landay, DEFENDING JACOB (on sale 1/31/12)
Leslie...
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Published on February 01, 2012 07:46 • 27 views

January 24, 2012

Pretty much anything you need to know about agents is in this post by Chuck Wendig - seriously. I have so many favorite bits I can't even choose one to quote. (Warning to my more gentle readers: let's just say that Chuck would never be nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark award, which precludes the use of certain four-letter words.)[image error]
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Published on January 24, 2012 05:18 • 23 views

January 19, 2012

Just got the list of 2012 Edgar nominations from the Mystery Writers of America, and there's my book, nominated for the Simon & Schuster - Mary Higgins Clark Award. Pretty darned cool.





I can remember reading her first novel, Where Are the Children? many moons ago - and not being able to put it down. In fact, I'd like to go find a copy now ...[image error]
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Published on January 19, 2012 08:07 • 18 views

January 18, 2012

Because I get emails like this:

After being assigned to read a mystery/detection novel for my English class I chose Learning to Swim. I thought the assignment would take a long time because for a freshman in high school 300 pages is a lot! But I was proved wrong because I wasn't able to put the book down and was always wondering what happened next! I finished the book in 2 days, now all that's left of the project is to write a book review which will say nothing but good things! Thank you for...
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Published on January 18, 2012 15:10 • 19 views