— Fiona Quinn (@FionaQuinnBooks) January 30, 2016
Note that this article refers to the situation in the United States. Each country has a different penal system.
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By Chris Well
“Fueled by their successes in self-publishing, Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman launched Brash Books to help other crime writers find a broader audience. Lee is a successful TV writer/producer, and the author of more than 40 books–including several original mysteries in the “Monk” series, and the New York Times bestselling Fox & O’Hare series that he co-writes with Janet Evanovich. In this interview, Lee shares his journey from traditional publishing to self-publishing–and how it led him to publish others. He also explains why he walked away from “Monk,” how The Dead Man became part of Amazon’s Kindle Worlds, and why authors shouldn’t rush to publish…”
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By Courtney Shea
“Scotland’s Ian Rankin considers himself an accidental crime novelist, having fallen into the genre that made him a star. His latest, Even Dogs in the Wild, marks the 20th time out for everyone’s favourite curmudgeon, Detective Inspector Rebus. Here Rankin – who starts the Canadian leg of his book tour in Vancouver next week – shares some of the secrets to his success, including why writing sex is a not-very-sexy endeavour…”
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By Margot Kinberg
“One thing that crime fiction shows us is the complexity of human nature. We see just a part of that complexity when we think about people’s personal ‘codes of conduct.’..”
By Britt Peterson
“Ronald Goldfarb, a tanned, white-haired attorney with very black eyebrows and the self-assurance to tell the same jokes multiple times in front of the same person, published two books this year. One—a collection of essays he edited by various experts on Edward Snowden—would seem to be the one being feted last May at the Dupont Circle offices of the PR firm Levick, where an after-work crowd mingled over white wine in plastic cups and a sweaty grapes-and-cheddar plate. But the party was also celebrating the release of a very different book: Goldfarb’s romance novel, Courtship: A Novel of Life, Love, and the Law, published under the pen name RL Sommer…”
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By Zachary Petit
Bestseller Ann Rule had a heck of a journey to becoming a writer. Here is her incredible personal saga, and her tips on how to break into true crime. Bestseller Ann Rule had a heck of a journey to becoming a writer—something she never really wanted to be in the first place. “All I ever wanted to be was a police officer,” she told the crowd in her ThrillerFest session “How to Stalk a Serial Killer and Tell the Gruesome Tale: All You Need to Know to Write Great True Crime.” “The one thing I knew I didn’t want to be was a writer.” Rule thought it was all too hard—heck, you’d have to rewrite what you already wrote.