Category Archives: Crime and Thrillers

What Marianne did…

Marianne has been writing to major deadlines for the last couple of years. Her Tara Sharp series has been optioned by Hoodlum, an award winning, multi-platform production company. Congratulations, MDP! The latest Tara Sharp book has just been released. Stage Fright. Here’s … Continue reading

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What Tansy Did…

I thought I’d do a round-up of what the ROR writers have been up to… Tansy Rayner Roberts says: I’m working on a Victorian chivalric romance with robots right now, which is great fun, while I wait for other news … Continue reading

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Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Competition

Asimov did it, Laura K Hamilton did it (in her first Antia Blake books). What’s that? They wrote mysteries, cross-genre mysteries. Clan Destine Press are offering a Cross-Genre Award ($300) in the:- 19th Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime short story competition … Continue reading

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A short story competition for writers of mysteries

Since I began interviewing spec fic writers I’ve noticed that many of them also write mysteries*. I think the world building needed to write SF or fantasy is similiar in some ways to the world building needed to craft a … Continue reading

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