A Stellar Writers Conference

Submitted by Karna Small BodmanSeveral of us Rogues just attended one of the best writers' conferences in the country. Sponsored by Mystery Writers of America, some 1,000 authors (published and aspiring) along with agents, editors, reviewers, librarians, booksellers and fans of the mystery crime...

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TORI TELFER GOES ROGUE

Submitted by Karna Small BodmanWe are delighted to welcome author and screenwriter Tori Telfer as our guest blogger. Tori graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University, received numerous writing awards and penned pieces for The Atlantic (online), Rolling Stone (online), Smithsonian...

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Settings that Inspire Stories

. . . by Karna Small BodmanAs Dr. Seuss put it:     The more you read     The more that you know     The more that you learn     The more places you'll goHow true.  When authors conjure up ideas for stories, many also endeavor to...

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For Writers – Lessons Learned

Posted by Karna Small BodmanWe Rogues have been telling you about Thrillerfest, the great conference of the International Thriller Writers Organization recently concluded at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. Building on K.J. Howe's summary of the highlights, I thought I would share a few tips I...

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Summer Reads by “Special Authors”

by Karna Small BodmanLooking for a few great thrillers for beach reads over the summer? There are several well known authors who have consistently hit the Bestseller lists for decades.  Some of them have decided to search for special talented "co-authors" they could collaborate with and get...

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Quintessential Rogues

. . . by Karna Small BodmanWe Rogues write novels about plots, spies, and danger among other things.  And we are often inspired by "real life" experts in spy craft, who we could call "Quintessential Rogues" in their own right.  I'd like to share two brand new stories with you about some...

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New opportunities for authors

Submitted by Karna Small BodmanThe industry magazine, Publishers Weekly, just announced that Netflix is on a book acquisition spree -- developing dozens of  screen adaptations of novels, short story collections and graphic novels, thus offering a greatly expanded opportunity for authors who...

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Turning Books into Movies

Submitted by Karna Small BodmanI'm sure that all of us have been to a movie theater or watched a film on TV and seen a credit line at the opening saying "Based on the Novel by ____"  Several well known authors have seen their books turned into blockbusters.  For example, Rogue friend,...

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