Tag: Kate Shugak

I’ve already got a cause.

[from “Under the Influence,” a very short Kate Shugak story] Kate stood up. Mutt cast a languishing farewell look at Jim and padded to her side. “You’re scaring me, Chopin. You’re starting to sound like a crusader.” I’ve already got a cause, he thought as he watched her walk out the door.

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Something should be Done.

[from “Conspiracy,” a Kate Shugak short story] At the same time the Grosdidier brothers were settling on a command structure at home, they were willing, nay, eager to assert their independence abroad. There were a few years when Park rats had only to see the Grosdidier brothers coming in one door to exit immediately out…

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#thiswritinglife

[Written at Laurie King’s request for The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing, 2012.] Those “Eureka!” moments Writing successfully is sweat equity.  Butt in the chair, hour after hour, grinding out sentences and paragraphs and pages, none of which, one is grimly aware, may make the final cut when it comes time to edit. That…

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#thiswritinglife

One question every writer gets at every public event is what is our process, as in how do we write our books. For example, how many words do I write every day? I always answer in pages, lately five pages a day. I’m aware that that is an oblique answer, but there is a reason.…

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Hey, UK fans!

[*spoiler alert*: NOT an April Fool’s joke. I wouldn’t do that to you.] Great news from editor Clare Gordon at Head of Zeus, my UK/Commonwealth publishing partner– “No Fixed Line will be a Kindle Monthly Deal on Amazon UK for the entirety of April!” No rush, obvs, because the entirety of April!  Click here. “Fans…

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Queen for a day. And then…

It was a great event yesterday, when the Poisoned Pen Bookstore launched the 22nd Kate Shugak novel, No Fixed Line. You can watch the video below. Dana Stabenow talks about No Fixed Line These kinds of things are defined by the people who come and their enthusiasm and the questions they ask. Barbara estimates that about…

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Drum roll, please!

  Today at 2pm at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona, I will be applying this to this Yes, it is launch day for No Fixed Line, the 22nd Kate Shugak novel! If you can’t make it in person, they’ll be livestreaming my talk with Barbara on their Facebook page here. I’ll be doing…

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