Writing Tips From Amazing Crime Authors

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I’ve been very lucky to interview some talented crime writers this year. Here’s a collection of a few favorite quotes and a handful of Q&As from the first half of 2016—like THIS ONE with Gary Phillips.

This is by no means a full list of the interviews I have done this year, but a great place to start. If you like what you read, make sure to click the “Recent Interrogations” links at the bottom of each Q&A. And don’t forget to check out each author’s Amazon page. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

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Read the JEN CONLEY INTERVIEW

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Read the GLEN ERIK HAMILTON INTERVIEW

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Read the BRETT BATTLES INTERVIEW

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Read the SARAH M. CHEN INTERVIEW

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Read the ROB HART INTERVIEW

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Read the DHARMA KELLEHER INTERVIEW

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Read the JOE CLIFFORD INTERVIEW

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Read the RYAN GATTIS INTERVIEW

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Read the C.S. DWILDT INTERVIEW

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Read the MARIETTA MILES INTERVIEW

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Read the BRYON QUERTERMOUS INTERVIEW

BCC Cover FinalS.W. Lauden’s debut novel, BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION, is available from Rare Bird Books. The second Greg Salem novel, GRIZZLY SEASON, will be published in Sept. 2016. His standalone novella, CROSSWISE, is available from Down & Out Books.

 

Interrogation—C.S. DeWildt

DeWildt4Who: C.S. DeWildt

What: Author of CANDY AND CIGARETTES, DEAD ANIMALS, THE LOUISVILLE PROBLEM, and LOVE YOU TO A PULP. His new novel, KILL EM WITH KINDNESS, will be released by All Due Respect Books in June, 2016.

Where: Arizona

Interview conducted by email. Some questions and answers have been edited.

You and I met at the Left Coast Crime convention in Phoenix a couple of months ago. How was your experience at LCC? Have you been to many conventions? Are you going to Bouchercon this year?

First, thank you so much for inviting me to talk to you. I recently finished your novella CROSSWISE, and found it superb! Will start digging into BAD CITIZEN CORPORATION soon. [Editor’s note: Rad. Thanks!]

Left Coast Crime was my first ever conference, so I have nothing to compare it too. But I had a great time, met a lot of great people, drank more than I usually do, and basically pretended to be a professional for a few days. I also had my “panel-cherry” popped, which hurt much less than I expected. I would love to go to Bouchercon, but probably not this year though there are a ton of people I’d love to see who will be there. On a related note, my Left Coast Crime experience did teach me that I was pronouncing “Bouchercon” incorrectly. I was calling it Boo-ker-con. Yep. That’s me.

By far, though, the highlight was meeting you and the other guys at the Noir on the Radio reading.

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My LCC 2016 Schedule

LCC 2016

I’m heading to Phoenix this Thursday through Sunday for Left Coast Crime 2016. There’s lots of exciting stuff happening all weekend, but below is a guide for how you can find me…or just look in the hotel bar.

FRIDAY

1) “Meet the New Authors Breakfast—LCC2016″

7:30am (Yes, “AM”—not a typo)

2) Panel—”Rock and Roll Is Not a Crime”

3:00pm to 4:00pm

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3) Podcast—”Noir on the Radio”

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Noir on the Radio LCC

SATURDAY

1) Panel—”Fan Guest of Honor Chantelle Aimée Osman Presents The Match Game”

1:30pm to 2:30pm

  • Chantelle Aimée Osman (M)
  • S.W. Lauden
  • Hilary Davidson
  • Glen Erik Hamilton
  • Lesa Holstine
  • Janet Rudolph