Today's world is saturated with information at every turn, and the landscape for critical commentary is rapidly shifting: shrinking coverage of books in newspapers and magazines on the one hand and a rising chorus of reader-based reviews at Goodreads, Amazon and other websites on the other. In the midst of these sea changes and this information overload crime fiction bloggers serve an increasingly important role - as voices of authority on the mystery world, keeping in balance their roles as keen-eyed critics and as book advocates, commenting on and celebrating new books and new authors in equal measure.
On Saturday, July 9, Sisters in Crime welcomes two distinguished book bloggers - Dru Ann Love of dru's book musings and Kristopher Zgorski of BOLO Books - to talk both about their work online and about their writing opportunities in other publications. Here at mid-year, they'll also share with us some favorite books of 2016 so far and others on the horizon ahead!
Here's more information on our panelists:
Dru Ann Love is owner/writer at dru's book musings (http://drusbookmusing.com) and at her daytime situation is a market research analyst. A New Yorker, born and bred, Dru Ann is an avid reader, writes poetry, quilts and loves attending mystery fan conventions with readers and authors. Dru Ann is honored that her musings will appear in Crimespree Magazine. Dru Ann may not be a writer, but her name has appeared in several cozy titles.
Book reviewer Kristopher Zgorski is an avid reader who presently works as a Production Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University Press located in Baltimore, Maryland, and is also the founder of the crime fiction book review blog BOLO Books (http://www.bolobooks.com).
His reviews regularly appear in Deadly Pleasures Magazine, Crimespree Magazine, and on the UK-based e-zine, SHOTS UK. Kristopher is a firm believer that there is a reader for every book and book for every reader.