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
*Blatant Self Promotion I've neglected my blog for so long, I doubt anyone will notice my return, especially since I'm back with purely self-serving motives. I'm back to promote two upcoming book events, and if you're in the area, I hope you'll consider attending. (And if you're not in the area, we've got plenty of… Continue reading After 5 months without blogging, I’m back with a bit of BSP*
Join me this Sunday in conversation with my good friends Jack Getze and Jane Kelly at the Ocean City NJ library..
According to the publisher (Scholastic) Dog Man has a 3rd grade reading level and a 2nd - 4th grade interest level. I guess that says something about my reading habits because Dog Man, the new book by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants) is certain to find its way onto my list of the best… Continue reading Dog Man
Aspiring mystery writers in CT, DE, NJ, NY, PA and WV have two weeks left to submit an application. The purpose of the scholarship is to inspire aspiring mystery writers by offering financial support to writers who want to take a specific class, attend a conference, or to do specific research as demonstrably necessary to… Continue reading Burstein Scholarship