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Writers to Watch
Here’s a few writers you should know about. Check out their works.
To see author interviews, check them out here.
David Daniel – Noted for his Alex Rasmussen series, Dave has established himself as a mystery pro. He’s also got excellent standalone novels, such as Reunion, and story collections, as Coffin Dust. He’s also a teacher and Jack Kerouac scholar– don’t know where he gets the time to create such excellent books. Dave is also in Insanity Tales with us. He gave a talk here.
Debbi Mack – Debbi’s got a series starring the character of Maryland attorney Stephanie Ann “Sam” McRae, a hard-boiled, tough-gal lawyer who helps the downtrodden, and “Least Wanted” is a slam-bang action ride. In the classic vein, the book opens with the arrival of a troubled (and troubling) client. Sam starts off on a simple matter, and soon becomes entangled with a batch of baddies, bodies, bruises, and blood.
Katherine Tomlinson – Former Editor of Dark Valentine, she’s also a talented and prolific writer in her own right. Hers was my first ebook purchase, and I was pleased to discover that along with publishing the kind of story I like, she also writes the kind of story I like. The collection “Just Another Day in Paradise” is superb, well worth the purchase price and the time spent devouring all the stories. This will be a hit with fans of Stephen King, tales in a similar vein, but given a personal stamp by the author. So when you’re in the mood for a shiver of frisson, or “exploring the dark heart of urban living,” pick up this collection and settle in for some chills.
Leigh Perry/Toni Kelner – Toni is another fun mystery writer, with the Where Are They Now series, as well as the Laura Fleming series. She also puts together fun anthologies, like Wolfsbane and Mistletoe and Many Bloody Returns.
Jennifer Pelland – A Science Fiction writer with an amazing book of short stories, one nominated for a Nebula award. A must read for anyone who loves good stories in this field: Unwelcome Bodies
Ellen Meister – Ellen has carved out a respectable niche in the world of women’s literature. She had a knockout first novel, followed it up with an amazing second, and is now on her third, a darker change of direction, but sure to be another great read.
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Resa Nelson – She is an EPPIE Award Finalist for Best Fantasy Novel, for “The Dragonslayer’s Sword,” so if you’re in the mood for fantasy, check here first. She also has “Our Lady of the Absolute,” a novel about a modern-day society based on ancient Egypt.
Rich Feitelberg – His first book in a series, Aure, the Topaz, is for those who can’t get enough fantasy: wizards, elves, demon-hunting sword slingers and sassy barmaids, in a world of powerful magic gems and battling forces.
Vincent O’Neil– He’s written a string of good mystery novels, including the Frank Cole series, set in Exile, Florida. Now he’s got a new one, “Death Troupe,” which follows a theatre group who do murder mystery plays, before things get a little too close to home…
Kari Lee Townsend– Kari’s got Tempest in the Tea Leaves- A Fortune Teller Mystery out.
Lindsay Downs– He’s got a variety of offerings in different genres.