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Gone Guy?

In the past few weeks, there have been two notable mentions of my books as ones needing more notice. I was named in a list of best overlooked titles and then again at the recent Bouchercon panel on Voices on the Margin. Be sure to check both of these out -and take their advice and pick up copies of my books.


New Projects

One of my latest projects is a second volume of American women mystery authors of the 1940s and 1950s. Tentatlvely titled Atomic Renaissance Too (I know, my originality is startling) the new volume is going to include:

  • Frances Crane
  • Kelley Roos
  • Elizabeth Daly
  • Richard and Frances Lockridge
  • Mabel Seeley
  • Helen McCloy
  • Nancy Barr Mavity

Hearing is Believing...

The Audio version of The Scent of Murder, narrated by the talented Erin Coker is available as are Intent to Sell: Marketing the Genre Novel and Pulp Icons.

Atomic Renaissance came out from Audible recently as did Under Investigation and Who Was That Lady? is currently being reviewed for publication. Take a listen to it here. 

The Story of My Life

I'm in the midst of writing proposals for several other biographies at the moment. If you have any ideas for the biography of a writer who influenced mystery in the 20th century,  please feel free to email me and let me know. I'm very open for ideas and new projects. I'd had a few great ideas that I'm currently running past my agent.


Where in the World is Jeffrey Marks-iego?

In 2015, I plan on attending Malice Domestic and Bouchercon. I'm also hoping to do some research trips that may involve New York, Boston, Florida and other places in the US.


What am I currently writing...

I'm currently working on proposals for new biographies, which has been my focus for a while now. I'm finishing up a 3rd Marissa Scott mystery, along with researching potential biographical subjects. I'm trying my hand at a few locked room short stories as well. Lots of fun there -- I have a new appreciation for the details that went into these stories.


Murder Must Advertise - constantly



Genre fiction titles generated over $2,000,000,000 in 2011, yet few guides on book marketing will tell you how to best promote romance, mystery or science fiction novels. The brave new world of independent publishing is included as well as traditional and hybrid publishing.  

Most of the titles on book promotion deal with non-fiction, which is significantly different (and in many ways easier) than genre fiction. 

The fourth edition of Intent to Sell
is the only book designed to help authors learn about how to market their own popular fiction novels; it's a wealth of knowledge on how to approach the ever changing market of book promotions. 

The book includes marketing strategies on:
launching a new fiction title
promoting a series 
what to do if the book is nominated for an industry award
radio and television interviews
etiquette in approaching reviewers and media 




My very own Canine Crime...

Meet Tuppence (aka Penny) who is the newest addition to the family. She's named after Tuppence Beresford, a character in the Tommy and Tuppence stories by Agatha Christie. She gets into almost as much trouble as her namesake.....

Marketing tip of the month: The updated Murder Must Advertise website has a number of sources on the latest ways to market your book.

I'm enjoying the aggregator Hootsuite, which can handle multiple platforms easily. You can segregate your feed into categories by people or topics. It's easy to use and is only $10 a month for their professional version. 




Jeffrey's bookshelf: currently-reading

The Most Dangerous Thing
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