Review: Questions posed in Powerless linger well after novel is finished

by G. Robert Frazier If you’ve never given a thought as to what to do in a disaster, you’ll probably change your mind after reading Tim Washburn’s terrifying debut novel Powerless (Pinnacle Books). At the very least, you’ll find yourself taking an extra long look at those survivor magazines at the grocery store checkout lane, … More Review: Questions posed in Powerless linger well after novel is finished

Book review: White Leopard a gritty, graphic PI novel

by G. Robert Frazier Whether it’s shooting thugs in the kneecaps, punching them in the solar plexus, or chopping off their hands at the wrist, author Laurent Guillaume doesn’t pull any punches in his gritty and graphic English-language debut, White Leopard (Le French Book, $16.95). Guillaume’s anti-hero Souleymane (Solo) Camera is a tough-as-nails private investigator … More Book review: White Leopard a gritty, graphic PI novel

Around the Web: Bazaar of Bad Dreams has everyone talking about King again

by G. Robert Frazier Every day I scour the web and my newsfeeds for interesting articles about reading and writing. Because I’m such a swell guy, I then like to share the links to the best stories and most helpful advice I come across. Here’s a roundup of what I’ve seen and read this week … More Around the Web: Bazaar of Bad Dreams has everyone talking about King again

Killer Nashville writers’ conference full of inspiration, fun

by G. Robert Frazier The Killer Nashville writers’ conference has come and gone, I’ve had a day or two to decompress, and now it’s time to share some takeaways. Overall, the conference was an enjoyable and educational experience. Kudos go to conference founder Clay Stafford, Jaden (Beth) Terrell, staff and volunteers. Everyone was especially friendly … More Killer Nashville writers’ conference full of inspiration, fun

Killer Nashville: Mystery, suspense all about setting the pace

by G. Robert Frazier The pace with which you approach your work, as well as the pace of the work itself, emerged as a common theme at Day 2 of the Killer Nashville International Writers’ Conference Friday. Running through Sunday at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Nashville, the conference brings together hundreds of writers and … More Killer Nashville: Mystery, suspense all about setting the pace

Killer Nashville packed with informative panels, best-selling authors

by G. Robert Frazier This weekend’s Killer Nashville writer’s conference, which actually gets underway Thursday, promises four days of education, networking, and fun for mystery and thriller writers. Now that I’ve decided to attend (and catch the Austin Film Fest next year), I’m faced with another set of choices. Like many conferences, the event features … More Killer Nashville packed with informative panels, best-selling authors

Review: Medical thriller Fatal Complications best left in the waiting room

By G. Robert Frazier Believable characters – and what motivates them to do what they do – are the key to any great story. If the reader can’t buy into the character’s actions, then the story is going to fail no matter if everything else is done well. Unfortunately, Fatal Complications (Oceanview Publishing, Dec. 1, … More Review: Medical thriller Fatal Complications best left in the waiting room