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Carl Vonderau wins Lefty Award

We were all looking forward to the Left Coast Crime conference early in March. And though it was cancelled after an abbreviated first day, registered attendees got to vote for the awards by email. And on March 23, we were delighted to find out that Carl won for his...

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Michelle Richter signs Pitch Wars 2019 mentee Zoe Wallbrook

Welcome to Zoe, who Michelle found through Brenda Drake's event Pitch Wars! In Pitch Wars,writers apply to be mentored by a writer (or team of writers) to help them polish their pitch and their manuscript. Michelle was definitely wowed by her campus mystery, mentored...

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Book-Buying Tips During Quarantine

An odd benefit of sheltering in place is that being forced to stay inside can be a great opportunity to get through your TBR list–all those books you’ve put on your wishlist To Be Read once you have the time. Now that we all have the time but not the luxury of being able to browse the shelves at the local bookstore, here’s how to get the books you want while being COVID-19 responsible.

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John Keefer, Veteran Video Games Journo, Signs with Fuse

After 40 years in journalism, John Keefer is starting a new adventure. He's a former Managing Editor at GameSpy, Crispy Gamer, The Escapist, Shacknews, and The Esports Observer. John's middle grade and adult projects are now represented by Tricia Skinner.

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Happy Book Birthday to Hollywood Homicide, the audio edition

Hollywood Homicide, Kellye Garrett's debut mystery, is finally available in an audio edition! Kellye's book won the Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty Awards. And the narrator is the incomparable Bahni Turpin, who's narrated books by authors including James Baldwin, Tomi...

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