I attended a panel discussion and networking event last night, Tiger Talks in the City: Arts Entrepreneurship. The event was sponsored by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Princeton Arts Alumni. The focus of the panel was the theater, but the discussion could have been about most any artistic… Continue reading What is your success metric?
It was early in 2010, a few months after Five Star released the hardcover edition of It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Murder. I was speaking at the Jones Creek Branch of the East Baton Rouge Public Library. There was a nice turnout. I spoke for a while, answered some questions and signed some… Continue reading The effect of fire on the forest soils in the Pine Barren region of NJ
One of the things that I love at any good con is digging through the swag bag. I'd be lying if I said I keep everything, but I do appreciate every bit of swag. And there's always one thing buried deep in the bag that seems to have been selected by the cosmos especially for… Continue reading Hero’s Lust
Why do we do in-person book events in the age of social media? To sell books, certainly, but mostly, it's about the joy of connecting face-to-face with readers, of meeting people, talking about books, about becoming part of a community of book lovers. I spent yesterday at the Harlem Book Fair along with other members… Continue reading Connecting with readers
Have you ever wondered what happens when you fail to renew your domain name? Once upon a time, I owned jeffmarkowitzmysteries.com. I didn't need it anymore, so I let it lapse. Now it points to a Japanese detective site. And if you let google translate the page, you learn the following - What is needed… Continue reading Cat naked baby survey
On Tuesday, the MWA NY Crime Fiction Reading Series returned to KGB Bar. It's a great little bar in the East Village. And it was a great lineup of authors who read excerpts from their new and upcoming releases. And me? I had the pleasure of sipping a little scotch and hosting the gathering.… Continue reading MWANY at KGB
It was 43 years ago. I was hitchhiking around the country. (What else was I supposed to do? After graduating from Princeton, I applied for and was turned down by Ringling Bros Circus Clown College). So I pitched my tent deep in the woods and wrote in my journal. Every few weeks I would hike… Continue reading Such is life