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Setting the scene
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A bit of a crowd-sourcing question for my author friends. Do you always set the scene at the very beginning, or do you sometimes start with a bit of action and then set the scene in context. I'm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brien Szabo Jan 17.

Pinterest? Instagram?
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What's the difference between Pinterest and Instagram? Can someone who has one, the other, or both, offer words of wisdom? Worth having? Or just another social media site to maintain to the detriment…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristen Elise Nov 12, 2013.

Murder Exchange

At long last, we have a forum on Murder Lab! Mystery, suspense and thriller peeps, please join us and start a topic so it doesn't look so lonely over there!…Continue

Started May 1, 2013

How to link a blog post that won't rotate off the page

As I scroll through discussion topics, promotion of book tours and the like, I am frustrated by many, many bad links.  Links often go to the right blog, but the wrong page or post within the blog.…Continue

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The Vesuvius Isotope Photo Tour

Here's The Vesuvius Isotope photo tour, which I'll be showing live at some of my upcoming events. This is literally a trip through the novel from beginning to end, excluding the Black's Beach footage to keep it rated PG. No spoilers here, but I'm hoping that you'll look at these and wonder what the heck all of those pics have to do with the story! Book Blogs doesn't seem to…See More
Jan 31

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Discounted! The Vesuvius Isotope

In honor of the upcoming release of Pompeii: The Movie, I've decided to make The Vesuvius Isotope available at a drastically discounted price. Brush up on your Pompeii and Herculaneum history, while also enjoying an action-packed romp through Italy…See More
Jan 24

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What is the Future of Bookstores?

Can bookstores survive in the era of ebooks and ecommerce?Dramatic changes in the publishing industry have impacted the way authors get their books to readers. Traditional book publishing and retail models have been battered by the rise of online retailers. The ebook revolution has given us more books to choose from,…See More
Jan 22

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Setting the scene

A bit of a crowd-sourcing question for my author friends. Do you always set the scene at the very beginning, or do you sometimes start with a bit of action and then set the scene in context. I'm talking about the difference between a quick action paragraph or something noteworthy about the character, followed by the scene description...versus scene description as paragraph one of the story or section. I have heard it said that you need a quick scene description before anything else to put the…See More
Jan 8

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Kristen Elise posted a discussion

Setting the scene

A bit of a crowd-sourcing question for my author friends. Do you always set the scene at the very beginning, or do you sometimes start with a bit of action and then set the scene in context. I'm talking about the difference between a quick action paragraph or something noteworthy about the character, followed by the scene description...versus scene description as paragraph one of the story or section. I have heard it said that you need a quick scene description before anything else to put the…See More
Jan 7

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Most Over-Used Protagonists in Today's Novel Part III: The Porn Star

OK. So Fifty Shades of Grey sold fifteen gazillion copies. I get it. Sex sells, and we have known this ever since the first sexually reproducing hermaphroditic flatworms evolved out of an amoeba's binary fission gone wrong. But please understand something, dear reader (by which I actually mean, dear writer.) The fact…See More
Dec 3, 2013

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Nov 13, 2013

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The *New* Great Library of Alexandria - a Photo Tour

Have you ever dreamed of wandering through the Great Library of Ancient Alexandria? Unrolling a papyrus scroll written by Cleopatra in…See More
Nov 13, 2013

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The Night Before NaNo: A Halloween Poem for the Eve of NaNoWriMo

In honor of Halloween, and, more importantly, in honor of NaNoWriMo Eve, here's a happy little diddy for those who will spend NaNoWriMo writing mysteries, thrillers, and horror stories. Get ready to get the NaNo murders started!Twas the night before NaNo, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, except for my…See More
Oct 31, 2013

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Pinterest? Instagram?

What's the difference between Pinterest and Instagram? Can someone who has one, the other, or both, offer words of wisdom? Worth having? Or just another social media site to maintain to the detriment of writing?See More
Oct 26, 2013

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Pinterest? Instagram?

What's the difference between Pinterest and Instagram? Can someone who has one, the other, or both, offer words of wisdom? Worth having? Or just another social media site to maintain to the detriment of writing?See More
Oct 22, 2013

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"Holy crap! DAN BURSTEIN (Secrets of the Code) is reading The Vesuvius Isotope! http://ning.it/1fTg1Bg"
Oct 22, 2013

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South on the Horizon: Lance Charnes' Follow-Up to Doha 12

Lance Charnes' debut thriller, Doha 12, is a "High Quality, Compelling Thriller. Terrific Reading!" Today, Lance's highly anticipated second novel is on the…See More
Oct 22, 2013

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Secrets of Inferno: A Review of an Analysis

Dan Burstein and Arne de Keijzer are the world's leading authorities on the novels of Dan Brown. Their first fact-checking analysis, Secrets of the Code, was in its own right a mega-bestseller, topping the charts for more than six months solid.Much like the author they analyze, Burstein and Keijzer have found a formula…See More
Oct 16, 2013

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""at last, strong female leads who are not over-the-top butch nor are they closed-off and unemotional" -http://ning.it/1fCJOOx"
Oct 16, 2013

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The Death Row Complex - Free Sample

By the time they caught up with him, he had forgotten to keep running. Lawrence Naden was incoherent and scarcely recognizable – the sloughed, discarded skin of a human being.It had been a rainy week in Tijuana. A brown river carried trash along the gutters of the squalid street. Piles of refuse collected in…See More
Oct 2, 2013

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About Me:
Kristen Elise is a cancer drug discovery biologist in a major pharmaceutical company; this company has a lot of lawyers and will thus remain unspecified.

The writing bug infected Kris as it does so many word addicts – by accident. Many years ago, while in the lab hunting for molecular inhibitors of a biological weapon, Kris stumbled upon a powerful activator instead. This discovery, this molecular grenade with the pin still attached, went into a freezer in a world-renowned research institute where it remains to this day. But not before prompting the question: what if?

Simultaneously, a literary friend challenged Kris to try her hand at story telling. So from the molecular grenade with the pin still attached, The Death Row Complex was born.

When the idea for The Vesuvius Isotope struck, Kris promptly locked Death Row into the freezer (along with the molecule that inspired it) to complete her second story, to which the first has now become the prequel.

Alongside hair-raising scientific findings, the novels of Kristen Elise reveal the underhanded, cut-throat underworld that is today’s pharmaceutical industry. Of course, these revelations are strictly fictional (again, those lawyers!) but they bring the reader through addictive, global adventures that remind us of one shocking truth: the Ph.D. is bound by no Hippocratic Oath.

Kristen Elise is a long-time resident of San Diego, California, where she lives with her human family and three canine children and continues to hunt for drugs and the stories they tell.
Website:
http://www.kristenelisephd.blogspot.com
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The Vesuvius Isotope Photo Tour

Here's The Vesuvius Isotope photo tour, which I'll be showing live at some of my upcoming events. This is literally a trip through the novel from beginning to end, excluding the Black's Beach footage to keep it rated PG. No spoilers here, but I'm hoping that you'll look at these and wonder what the heck all of those pics have to do with the story! Book Blogs doesn't seem to…

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Posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:01pm

Discounted! The Vesuvius Isotope

In honor of the upcoming release of Pompeii: The Movie, I've decided to make The Vesuvius Isotope available at a drastically discounted price. Brush up on your Pompeii and Herculaneum history, while also enjoying an action-packed…

Continue

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 11:58am

What is the Future of Bookstores?

Can bookstores survive in the era of ebooks and ecommerce?



Dramatic changes in the publishing industry have impacted the way authors get their books to readers. Traditional book publishing and retail models have been battered by the rise of online retailers. The ebook revolution…

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Posted on January 22, 2014 at 4:30pm

Most Over-Used Protagonists in Today's Novel Part III: The Porn Star

OK. So Fifty Shades of Grey sold fifteen gazillion copies. I get it. Sex sells, and we have known this ever since the first sexually reproducing hermaphroditic flatworms evolved out of an amoeba's binary fission gone wrong. But please understand something, dear reader (by which I actually mean, dear…

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 2:16pm

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At 4:21pm on May 12, 2013,
Author
thawilsonMAG
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At 9:19pm on April 6, 2013,
Blogger
Amber Turner
said…

Hi! So sorry that I am just now commenting back after...what...4 months? I have just recently (in Jan) had a baby boy so I've put my blog on the back burner for a while. I am just now getting a new post together after a trip to New Orleans. I had went on the idea that I would be gathering information about Marie Laveau for my "I'm back" post. I ended up learning a whole lot more about other things that I have seemed to of lost interest in her. Anyways - I went to your website and was wondering how do I follow? What did you mean about featuring me? Thanks so much! 

At 8:01am on March 7, 2013, Russell Brooks said…

Hello, Kristen,

Sorry I'm late on replying. I didn't get a notice that you contacted me. I've just followed your facebook page.

Russel

At 11:24pm on February 19, 2013,
Blogger
Zaina Fawn
said…

Hi, I'm from Social Network group. Since I couldn't follow a link to a separate thread for you I'm leaving my reply here. Following you. My links: http://bookblogs.ning.com/group/social-network/forum/topics/a-day-in-a-book-network-thread

At 4:39am on February 17, 2013,
Author
G G Collins
said…

Thank you very much. I just left my introduction on your blog. I think it must have to be approved because it didn't show up when I clicked "Publish." Took some time and did some reading while I was there. GG

At 4:05am on February 14, 2013,
Author
G G Collins
said…

Very glad to hear that. I think the problem was that I couldn't see the entire page on my screen and I just missed it the first time. But I've subscribed without problems. Thanks. GG

At 11:48am on February 3, 2013,
Author
G G Collins
said…

Goodness, it wasn't my intention to offend. I can't see your entire web page on my screen. I have to move it back and forth, so I completely missed the widget on the left where one could sign up via e-mail. The reason I didn't want to become a member is because that's one more password I have to remember. No reflection on you or your website. I'm sorry that my question hit you wrong. GG

At 12:30pm on February 2, 2013,
Author
G G Collins
said…

Thank you very much. I'm used to Wordpress, so every time I venture onto Blogger or another blog program, I'm faced with so many options, I don't know what to do. I appreciate your efforts on my behalf. 

At 1:00pm on February 1, 2013,
Author
G G Collins
said…

Hi Kristen. Is there a way to follow your blog without becoming a member or joining Facebook? Very interesting blog. Thanks, G G

At 3:32pm on January 12, 2013,
Author
Daniel de Culla
said…

Lovely to meet You. I enjoy You and Yrs so much.
Blessed Be¡

 
 
 

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