The Blog of Author Robert K. Lewis

The News!

Here it is: The News!

I got a job blogging here! Criminal Element!

My posts haven’t started appearing there, yet, but very soon. This is an incredible crime fiction fan site, put on by Macmillan.

Here’s the official PR release:

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NEW YORK, NY, 4/26/2011–Macmillan announces the launch of a new crime and mystery-focused community website with a focus on sharing and enriching the experience of crime story fandom. Liz Edelstein, Senior Manager and editor at Macmillan Community Network, made the announcement, and said that the site will highlight different areas of the genre, from noir to cozies and everything in between.

The site will feature pre-release excerpts, original short stories from various authors in the space, topical blog posts, and will eventually be offering downloads and podcasts. It’s a place for fans of the genre to come together in one exciting online space. At launch there will be excerpts, original fiction and articles by authors Joseph Finder, Steve Hamilton, Rosemary Harris, Charles Ardai, Luis Alberto Urrea and more.

Much like its successful sister sites, science fiction community Tor.com and romance community HeroesandHeartbreakers.com, CriminalElement.com is “publisher neutral,” meaning that it will include author participation from all publishers and other content creators, and is not exclusive to Macmillan authors.

“This is not a typical review or promotions site,” says Edelstein. “We think of CriminalElement.com as a community for fans, by fans, and the focus is on editorial content rather than on marketing.”

CriminalElement.com will have a social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter as well; visit www.facebook.com/crimehq and www.twitter.com/crimehq respectively.

With CriminalElement.com, Macmillan is leading the charge in creating a themed community for authors and fans to interact and share their love of crime fiction and nonfiction.

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I’m incredibly blessed to be associated with this new site. The opening content is KILLER, man. Go check it out! You will NOT be disappointed.

rkl

3 responses

  1. TM

    Great news.

    05/10/2011 at 5:20 pm

  2. SJones

    This IS great news Robert! I’m enjoying your smokey gritty presence.

    05/14/2011 at 12:18 am

  3. Thanks, both of you!

    Yeah, I’m pretty stoked, and it’s started out pretty well, too. I’m relieved, trust me, lol! 🙂

    05/15/2011 at 6:02 pm

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