Author Archives: Janice Hamrick

The Next Big Thing

Writer Marjorie E. Brody (contributor in Short Story America Anthology, Vols. I and II, and author of TWISTED, a psychological suspense) was generous enough to tag me in the ongoing The Next Big Thing game, in which authors get to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

3 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Might Not Be For You

As many of you know, National Novel Writing Month (known affectionately as NaNoWriMo) is more than halfway over.  If you aren’t already familiar with the movement, participants of NaNoWriMo attempt to complete a 50,000 word novel during November. The goal … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your (Writing) Career

Think about your career. What is the hardest thing you have to do? Writers will tell you it’s writing, and I’m not saying they’re wrong, but I’m talking about something else. In any career, there’s the part you love, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

I love getting to meet people who have read my books – it’s one of the very nicest parts of being an author. But one topic comes up frequently and yet always surprises me. People ask me where I get … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How Miss Marple is like a hot dog

I talk about my favorite amateur sleuths on the Algonquin Redux blog… When you think about any mystery series that you love, it’s all about the characters. Sure, you pick up that first book because the story sounds intriguing, but … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off

DEATH MAKES THE CUT arrives in style!

DEATH MAKES THE CUT arrives in bookstores today. So very excited! And it’s getting some lovely reviews: bestsellersworld.com Criminal Element Publishers Weekly Kirkus Reviews  

Posted in Books, Writing Life | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I Dream Books.com is giving away 10 copies of DEATH MAKES THE CUT. The contest ends on July 17th. http://idreambooks.com/books/149-Death-Makes-the-Cut. Good luck!

Posted on by Janice Hamrick | 1 Comment

Why I’m obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I describe describe the nature of obsession on the Criminal Element blog… Obsession. The grand passion that drives a nominally sane member of society to destruction, murder, and madness. Great literature of every era has explored this topic: Ahab’s obsession … Continue reading

Posted in Serendipity and other random thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Win a copy of DEATH ON TOUR from Goodreads!

To celebrate the upcoming release of my second book, I’m hosting a giveaway on Goodreads for my first novel, DEATH ON TOUR.   Goodreads Book Giveaway Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick Giveaway ends July 20, 2012. See the giveaway … Continue reading

Posted in Books | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Thanks for the memories…

Talking about memory on the Algonquin Redux blog… Memory is a funny thing. Why do we immediately forget the name of a person we’ve just met? Why is the name of the last book we read just on the tip … Continue reading

Posted in Serendipity and other random thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off