So it's been an interesting week. Not only are the holidays hitting me upside the head with the strength of Muhammad Ali, but work and my so-called social life took a giant bite out of my "free" time.
However, I did have time to find some new great blogs! And on those blogs (and on some great oldies), are some can't-miss posts...
So here they are:
1. I was familiar with neither her writings nor her status before The Rap Sheet announced Dorothy Gilman's ascension to the MWA Grand Master throne in 2010. The article includes other interesting bits about MWA, but Ms. Gilman is worth a further look, as is the quite intriguing list of past Grand Masters! That is a list from which we mystery writers should be reading.
2. "New blog to me" means I spent too much time on the Internet this week, but I am glad I stumbled upon this one. Stephanie Thornton claims she is "just a high school history teacher obsessed with Hatshepsut;" and if that doesn't have you hooked, try this quote:
"Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two sides compressed by a Thigh Master."
I won't ruin the surprise. Check out this post at her blog.
3. New ways to publicize books! Got your attention? The blogger at Chasing Empty Pavements certainly got mine this week. She recommends the site www.bookdrum.com - which says it takes the book "beyond the page." Skeptical? Wary? (I am!) Still worth checking out. At least swing by Chasing Empty Pavements for the writings of an enthusastic, young booklover.
4. Finally, I discovered two blogs nearly simultaneously. At Constant Revision, blogger Simon C. Larter said he was busy guest blogging at Carol's Prints. That is the How, now for the What. Turns out Simon is a lightning rod installation professional turned flash fiction expert (pun greatly intended), while Carol writes, in her words, "YA fantasy and paranormal romance ."
I highly recommend Simon's post on Flash Fiction on Carol's blog. If you can dissect that sentence, you'll find your way to worthy links!
As usual, I will update this throughout the day as time allows. Please include your Great Finds of the Week in your comments!
5. Already an addition...Cathy at Kittling Books does a weekly roundup as well, and she recommended Murder is Everywhere. I checked it out, and I recommend it, too! Writers from four continents come together on one blog. Enjoy!