Monday, May 14, 2007

CRIMINAL INTENT to USA net

According to Media Week's Programming Insider, spin-off Law & Order: Criminal Intent has been renewed for another full season -- which will play on cable network USA, owned by NBC Universal. Law & Order and Law & Order: SVU are also renewed at NBC for another season each.

Friday, May 11, 2007

BAD POETRY

Three items:

1) Today is agent Chip MacGregor's birthday! His annual "Bad Poetry Contest" is in progress right now.

2) It turns out that legendary short story writer Ed Hoch has published a stunning 938 short stories -- and is shooting for 1000. (Mentioned as part of a report on the "crime short story boom.")

3) Today, bloggers all over the Internet are posting the first chapter from Tribulation House. (You can also read it online or download a pdf.)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

FIRST CHAPTER: TRIBULATION HOUSE

Blog tour update: Last week's event got enough buzz that blog authority Technorati ranked my comedy-thriller Tribulation House the #1 most-discussed book on the World Wide Web. (Even today, we're still at #5.) And we shared the Top 10 with some very popular company, including the blockbuster The Secret and two Harry Potter books.

On Friday, our friends in the FIRST blog alliance are publishing the first chapter of Tribulation House all over the Internet. If you want to join the fun, just follow this link, copy the chapter (links and all), and paste it into your own blog.

(Or if you just want to read the chapter for yourself, that is also available at the above link. You can also read it online here or download it as a pdf.)

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Hey! Win a Copy of Tribulation House

The blog tour for my brand-new comedy-thriller, Tribulation House (Harvest House), is wrapping up -- but you can still try to win a copy of the novel by posting a comment here. (The rules are there, too.)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

"Christian Novelists On The Rise"

This month's Aspiring Retail magazine features a report on "Christian Novelists on the Rise," which you can read online here. (I appear on page 34.)

There is also a dandy review of Tribulation House on page 42.

Die Laughing: Funny Crime and Mystery Fiction

SHE'S THE SHERIFF!

A woman with a complicated past returns home to become the small town's new sheriff. Best Mann For The Job is by the writer/artist team of Chris and Erica Well. Read it from the beginning at StudioWell.com. Watch the trailer on YouTube.