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Guilty Pleasures?

Guilty Pleasures?

Guilty Pleasures . By Rebecca Cantrell . What’s the guiltiest pleasure on my bookshelf? . I’m vaguely guilty about all the stacks of books I have that won’t even fit onto my shelves, but not enough to give them top billing. Because, really, they’re just a sign that I will never catch up and read more »

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Thriller, mystery, or cheater?

Thriller, mystery, or cheater?

by Rebecca Cantrell Here’s an opening based on a thriller I’m working on. I fudged a bit. The scene is set in Venice, so there’s no high rise, and Clara’s in her 20s instead of her 30s. But at least I followed a couple of the rules of the assignment. There’s a gun and he’s more »

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Inciting a riot for the paperback release of A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES

Inciting a riot for the paperback release of A NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES

By Rebecca Cantrell Today’s post is about inciting a riot and then getting off scot free. Hannah Vogel, as we know, never gets off scot free, no matter how glib she might be. This is because her author is mean to her and forces her to constantly confront Nazis in a time of escalating evil. more »

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My Reference Shelf?

My Reference Shelf?

Sorry for the lateness of today’s post. I just got back from the Tucson Festival of Books and collapsed in an exhausted, dried up husk instead of writing my blog post. Today’s topic? What’s on my reference shelf? I have all the standard writing books on the writing shelf to the left of the dresser, more »

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Dump the body

Dump the body

Your protagonist blows a tire on a deserted road. When she checks for the spare, she finds the body of a young girl (mid-teens.) What does she do? Living in Berlin in the 1930s with a small income, Hannah doesn’t have a car. In “A Trace of Smoke,” she couldn’t even drive, but by “A more »

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Promotional present from Santa?

Promotional present from Santa?

by Rebecca Cantrell Here’s my problem (and I suspect I’m not alone): there is TOO MUCH to do. I twitter. I Facebook. I do physical book tours. I do virtual blog tours. I check in at goodreads and shelfari. I blog. I read and comment on other blogs. I have a newsletter. I go to more »

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‘Twas the night before

‘Twas the night before

‘Twas the night before… By Rebecca Cantrell ‘Tis the season to be sentimental. This year I’ve been thinking about things that I’m grateful for as a writer. So, as a warning, I’m going to list them off now. It will be sappy. The less sensitive among you should go back and read Josh’s post on more »

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If Mina Won the Lottery…

If Mina Won the Lottery…

What would my protagonist do if she won the lottery? By Bekka Black (aka Rebecca Cantrell) If it were Hannah Vogel’s month and she won the lottery, I think her first order of business would be to hire someone to put out a hit on me so I stop messing up her life and let more »

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It’s alive!

After all that waiting, iDrakula is finally here! And in tons of formats. There’s the print book, at bookstores everywhere (and Amazon). There’s the ebook. I’ve only seen the iPad version so far but it’s lovely! And as an app in Apple’s app store! I’m a bit in shock that this little idea I had more »

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So close I can almost taste it…

iDrakula comes out as an iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch app in just two weeks! I can’t believe it’s almost here. That little idea I had on a plane is going to see the light of day (or the dark of night) so very soon. And the first trade review is in from Kirkus (they’re more »

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