Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Crime Community

There has been a flurry of excitement going on around the joint lately. I shared the video of my Ridley Pearson interview with you and now I have additional news. I'm going to be working with a crime fiction online community. The actual website for the community will go live after the new year, but my part of the community is already starting up. I will be maintaining two corresponding Facebook and Twitter sites. The Facebook and Twitter sites match up with subgenres of crime fiction. I will handle the Detectives and the Procedurals.

So, on Facebook, we have "The Agency" and "The Precinct." On Twitter, we have agencymysteries and mysteryprecinct. The entire project, which also includes categories of cozies, thrillers, and noir, is a brainchild of Macmillan, but it is not exclusive to authors and books published by Macmillan. What it is is a place to talk about crime fiction, and I'm very psyched about this. So, I hope you'll join the Facebook pages and/or follow the Twitter accounts and join in the discussions.

I plan to keep the content to each entity separate and unique from the blog. I may pass along news that is the same, if it's relevant to all entities, but the discussions and projects will be their own. And you can absolutely feel free to share your own questions or discussion topics. If it's of interest to you, it's probably of interest to others. If you're nervous about initiating anything yourself, drop me a line and I'll get it started for you. I simply ask that you always remain respectful and appropriate in your postings.

Right now on "The Agency" discussion board we're talking about what you'd get your favorite sleuth for a holiday gift. Come share your two cents on this one. And on the "The Precinct" discussion board we're sharing our favorite precincts. I know you all have one!

These communities can be great fun if there are people there sharing their thoughts and ideas. I hope you'll join in so we can all have fun together. It's a great way to meet people who share our interest in crime fiction. And I hope you'll pass the word along to anyone you know that enjoys crime fiction as well.

Definitely let me know if you have any questions or if you encounter any problems trying to find these. Thanks and happy reading!


Jenn's Bookshelves November 17, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

So exciting! I look forward to participating and discovering new books/authors!

Jen Forbus November 18, 2010 at 7:45 PM  

I'm glad Jenn! I think it's going to be a lot of fun. THANKS!!

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