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Paul D. Marks
Author of the SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING mystery-thriller novel WHITE HEAT. Also short story HOWLING AT THE MOON -- short-listed for both 2015 ANTHONY and MACAVITY AWARDS. Author of a variety of stories in genres ranging from noir to straight mystery. Satire to serious fiction. Over thirty published stories, including several award winners. In a previous life have published numerous magazine/periodical articles, plus film work. See more at my website: www.PaulDMarks.com -- Follow me on Twitter: @PaulDMarks
Author of the SHAMUS AWARD-WINNING mystery-thriller novel WHITE HEAT. Also short story HOWLING AT THE MOON -- short-listed for both 2015 ANTHONY and MACAVITY AWARDS. Author of a variety of stories in genres ranging from noir to straight mystery. Satire to serious fiction. Over thirty published stories, including several award winners. In a previous life have published numerous magazine/periodical articles, plus film work. See more at my website: www.PaulDMarks.com -- Follow me on Twitter: @PaulDMarks
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A Rose, um, a Script by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet
Would ur manuscript sell better w/ someone else's name – like a well-known author – on it? Today at SleuthSayers


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Blog Alert: Promoting Your Work:

How do you get yourself and your books noticed by the public? We hear that many publishers aren’t doing much PR anymore. How do you stand out from the crowd? At @7criminalminds:

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The Ins and Outs of editing a #mystery anthology, in this case Coast to Coast: Private Eyes from Sea to Shining Sea, from Down & Out Books. #writers #writing #amwriting

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Blog Alert:
My Fabulous Writing Life – Or the Wonder of Me, Part Deux


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Blog Alert: The Wonder of Me…….. ;)
7 Criminal Minds are taking the chance to (re)introduce ourselves. First up – how we’ve arrived where we are in our writing careers. So if you want to get the skinny on the ‘wonder of me’ -- and how could you not -- check it out at the link below (and click the link, the pic is not a link):

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Today at SleuthSayers. – A tale of a young punk and John Fante, author of Ask the Dust, Dreams from Bunker Hill, Wait Until Spring, Bandini, and more. They never met, they never talked, they never corresponded (though sort of), but one was greatly influenced by the other.

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What does a writer do at the end of the year? Kick back or keep writing? Maybe a little of both. Today at 7 Criminal Minds, including a long list of movie suggestions, Christmasy and non, for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. 

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Remembering Los Angeles’ Bunker Hill in Books and Movies

If you have an interest in film noir, Raymond Chandler and John Fante, as well as L.A., I think you’ll find this blog post on Bunker Hill interesting. Home of Chandler and Fante during parts of their lives, location of many film noirs and other movies. I hope you’ll stop by and check it out.


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Dreams of Bunker Hill and John Lennon
How John Lennon inspired me to write. Plus a short history of LA's Bunker Hill (see the pic of the old Victorian homes being removed to make way for "progress"). Bunker Hill is also the home of many film noirs, including Criss Cross; Kiss Me, Deadly; Cry Danger. Today at 7 Criminal Minds. 

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What are you most thankful for in your writing career? What am I? When I sat down to think about it I found that I’m grateful for quite a bit. Please check it out at 7 Criminal Minds.
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