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message 1: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments This is a great idea! So here goes - my first post in my very own Author's Corner. My name is Maggie James and I write psychological suspense novels. I'm also a voracious reader, and regularly post book reviews on my blog whenever I find a particular gem.

You can find out more about me, my books and my blog, via www.maggiejamesfiction.com. Why not enter the competition I'm running right now? You can win being a character in my fifth novel - although many of them have bad things happen to them! Details on the website.

If any of you would like to add me in as a Goodreads friend, I'm always open to that. In the meantime, happy reading!


message 2: by Stan (new)

Stan Morris (morriss003) Good for you, Maggie. I think having a individual thread is one of the best ways authors can promote their work. Be sure to add something here a least once a week so the thread will show up in the digest.


message 3: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments The Vigilante Author: my interview with Robert Bidinotto, author of the best-selling novel ‘Hunter’.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/2/p...
Robert Bidinotto


message 4: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Is your reading in a rut? Check out my blog post:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/2/p...


message 5: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Book review: ‘The Two Faces of January’ by Patricia Highsmith, which has now been made into a movie. Guest post by Michael Nutt.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/2/p...
The Two Faces of January by Patricia Highsmith


message 6: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Five Famous Fictional Psychopaths! From the coldness of Cathy Trask to the cannibalism of Patrick Bateman, this blog post examines five of fiction’s most chilling sociopaths.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 7: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Read my interview with award-winning author K.M. Weiland! In it, she talks about the inspiration for her epic fantasy novels, and her unusual idea for a future series. Check it out here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Dreamlander by K.M. Weiland


message 8: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments My next novel will examine Stockholm syndrome. In my latest blog post, I explain this fascinating psychological condition by looking at George Orwell’s epic novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. Check it out here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell


message 9: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Find out how an author creates a serial killer! In my latest blog post, novelist Tommy Lavalle shares his process for writing a compelling fictional psychopath, and offers 10 free copies of his book ‘The Spirit and the Shadow.’ Check it out here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 10: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Fast-paced and action-packed! ‘Bad Deeds’ is the second Dylan Hunter vigilante novel by Robert Bidinotto. Read my review here.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
BAD DEEDS (Dylan Hunter Thriller #2) by Robert Bidinotto


message 11: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments My novel ‘Guilty Innocence’ , a gritty story examining child murder and dysfunctional families, is FREE on Amazon until June 27. Get your copy here:
http://smarturl.it/guiltyinnocence
Guilty Innocence by Maggie James


message 12: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments The Bequia Mysteries are a compelling series of novels set in the Caribbean. Read my interview with author Michael Smart, in which we talk food, boats, planes and much more.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 13: by Maggie (last edited Jul 07, 2014 08:36AM) (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Ever been curious as to how an author writes a novel? In my latest blog post, I reveal what makes up a typical day for me, including Twitter, blogging and the occasional glass of Merlot!
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 14: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments ‘Bandits’ by Elmore Leonard is full of snappy dialogue, fascinating characters, along with a hearse or two and a leper colony. The novel is also a biting commentary on US foreign policy in Nicaragua. Read Michael Nutt’s guest review of this crime thriller on my blog:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Bandits by Elmore Leonard


message 15: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Does a novel need a happy ending for you to enjoy it? Or do you prefer your fiction to have a darker conclusion? Let’s discuss!
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 16: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments ‘Sister, Psychopath’ is currently FREE on Amazon until Friday, August 1. A study of sibling rivalry and dysfunctional relationships, the novel tells the story of one woman’s struggle to survive the damage inflicted by her sociopathic sister. Download it here: http://smarturl.it/sisterpsychopath
Sister Psychopath by Maggie James


message 17: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Five unusual ways to commit murder in novels. My latest blog post here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 18: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Which do you prefer, e-books or physical books? My latest blog post:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 19: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Wormy from The Daily Bookworm was kind enough to interview me for the site's blog. We discuss Paddington Bear, my biggest challenge as an author, and what I'm currently working on. Lots of other stuff, too!
http://thedailybookworm.com/maggie-ja...
Guilty Innocence by Maggie James


message 20: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Best-selling American novelist Robert Bidinotto has interviewed me for his blog. We talk about the epiphany I had in Chile, what a fly on my wall might witness, and the future direction of my writing career. Read the interview here:
http://www.bidinotto.com/2014/08/inte...
Bad Deeds (Dylan Hunter #2) by Robert Bidinotto


message 21: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments In ‘Lisey’s Story’ by Stephen King, we visit the magical world of Boo’ya Moon, where widow Lisey Landon learns to deal with the lunatic who’s stalking her as well as her husband’s death. Read my review of it here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Lisey's Story by Stephen King


message 22: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments The Guardian newspaper called Rachel Abbott an e-publishing sensation, and I’ve been lucky enough to interview her! Check it out here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
The Back Road by Rachel Abbott


message 23: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Five of the dastardly ways fictional villains conceal murder - my latest blog post:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
The Hound of the Baskervilles (The Art of the Novella) by Arthur Conan Doyle


message 24: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Which books evoke a sense of nostalgia for you? My latest blog post:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 25: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments 'Novels are bullshit,' somebody once told me. 'And I don't read bullshit.' My latest blog post delves into why I think he's missing the point. Read it here:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 26: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Tony Riches has kindly featured my novel ‘Guilty Innocence’ on his blog ‘The Writing Desk. Check it out here:
http://tonyriches.blogspot.co.uk/2014...
Guilty Innocence by Maggie James


message 27: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Guns or roses? In a joint post with romance writer, Jerry Byrum, we examine whether an author’s gender influences your choice of novel.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Hot Snow by Jerry Byrum


message 28: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments The lovely Lisa Haselton has kindly interviewed me for her blog. We discuss my forthcoming novel, 'The Second Captive', whether I have any interesting writing quirks and how a typical day shapes up for me.
http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandintervi...
Guilty Innocence by Maggie James


message 29: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Time to spice things up on my blog! Today I interview erotica author Candi Silk. Together we explore the fascinating and sometimes controversial world of erotic fiction. Here’s the link:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Candi Silk


message 30: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Best-selling crime writer Rachel Abbott has kindly featured me on her blog. In the post, I outline a typical writing day. Do I burn the midnight oil as I write, whilst downing a bottle of booze? And what’s the connection between my local deli and my writing?
http://rachelabbottwriter.com/2014/10...


message 31: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Cape Currents has kindly interviewed me for his blog, Sweating the Writing. The interview's in two sections. In the first part, we discuss what has influenced me, both as a person and as a writer, as well as what lessons I've taken from my other careers. Here’s the link to part one.
http://sweatingthewriting.wordpress.c...


message 32: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments In my latest blog post, author Ellis Shuman and I explore whether an e-reader or a tablet is better for digital books. As part of our discussion, Ellis reveals what he and his wife get up to in bed (we’re talking literary activities, for those of you with smutty minds). Here’s the link:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 33: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Susan Leigh Noble has interviewed me for her blog, Into Another World. We discuss how much of me I put into my books, how I conceive my plot ideas, and my forthcoming novel, The Second Captive. Here’s the link:
http://susanleighnoble.wordpress.com/...


message 34: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments On my blog today, I interview bestselling crime novelist Craig Robertson. We discuss whether he’s a tiger or a pussycat, why he won’t write about zombies or elves, and which of his characters he’d like to take for a drink. Here’s the link:
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Craig Robertson


message 35: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Harshajyoti Das has interviewed me for his website, Fire Your Mentor. We discuss how I promote my books, my three all-time favourite novels, and what advice I'd give to motivate someone. Here’s the link: http://fireyourmentor.com/interview-w... Guilty Innocence by Maggie James


message 36: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Where do I get my plot ideas? Can you guess what role a monkey plays in the answer? Find out in my latest blog post!
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 37: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments The second part of my interview with Cape Currents on his blog ‘Sweating The Writing’ has now been published. We discuss my bucket list, as well as my future writing plans and how I juggle the demands on my time. Here’s the link:
http://sweatingthewriting.wordpress.c...


message 38: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments In this guest post for Hallowe’en, novelist Ashley Ladd reveals her spooky sojourn in a haunted hotel, and we discuss ones that feature in novels. Here’s the link: http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
Spooky Sojourn by Ashley Ladd


message 39: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Michael Brookes interviewed me for his blog ‘The Cult of Me’. We discuss what inspired me to start writing, which authors I most admire, and how I plan my novels. Here’s the link:
http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/201...


message 40: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Why you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books: my latest blog post.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 41: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Ever wondered how novelists create their characters?
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 42: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Ever wondered how a writer plots their novels?
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...
The Second Captive by Maggie James


message 43: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Published today! For sale this week only at $0.99/£0.99! The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises. http://smarturl.it/thesecondcaptive
The Second Captive


message 44: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Margerie has kindly interviewed me for New Asian Writing. We discuss the inspiration for The Second Captive, my publishing journey so far, and what I do when I’m not writing. Here’s the link:
http://www.new-asian-writing.com/naw-...


message 45: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments This is a proud week for me, as my fourth novel 'The Second Captive' has now been published. For fun, this week's blog post is an interview with the book's antagonist, Dominic Perdue. Find out what drives my latest sociopathic creation!
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


message 46: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments The lovely Elle Klass has interviewed me for her blog, The Troubled Oyster. We discuss what draws me to write psychological thrillers, where I get my ideas from, and what drives the protagonist in my latest novel, The Second Captive.
http://thetroubledoyster.blogspot.co....


message 47: by Maggie (new)

Maggie James (maggiejamesfiction) | 69 comments Five novels that don’t follow the usual chapter-by-chapter structure.
http://www.maggiejamesfiction.com/blo...


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