A few quick things!
My latest Do Some Damage blog post is up, and it deals with the peaks and valleys of social media. Check it out.
Fans want access. Your friends want access. Read the Greenwald book and you’ll see the government wants access (to everything). It’s up to you to decide who gets what, if anything – and what you want in return.
Also, keep in mind: your information is yours. You don’t have to share everything or put yourself out there in detail. You don’t have to tweet about what you had for breakfast. I do sometimes, but that’s me. You don’t have to tell your fans what movie you just saw. But you can. In an age where everyone wants to know every thought we have, it’s OK to keep some things in reserve because you want to.
Also, you should read Hilary Davidson’s excellent essay on the same topic over at The National Post, too., titled “Sorry, but social media will not sell your book.”
I talked to the wonderful Oline Cogdill over at the Mystery Scene Magazine blog about Silent City, my comic book work and what’s in store for Pete.
Today at comic news site 13th Dimension, I run down what I’ve been reading lately, including LAZARUS by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, FATALE by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, LOVE & ROCKETS, AMERICAN VAMPIRE and novels by Reed Farrel Coleman, Kelly Braffet and more.
Last, but not least, I’ll be moderating a panel this Saturday at Enigma Bookstore in Astoria focusing on Latino Writers who write crime fiction. I’ll be joined by Lyn Di lorio, Richie Narvaez and Steven Torres. Starts at 7pm – swing by!