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Yearly Archives: 2012
Jonathan Santlofer's Blog
What can I say about Charlaine, except that she is the sweetest, nicest person to ever write about vampires, shape-shifters and you name it. She broke the mold when she crossed genres and became a success despite the warnings of agents and editors who told her it couldn’t be done. Listen to her tell how Read more…
Elmore Leonard was the very first Master Class writer I invited to Crime Fiction Academy and he said yes! He is every bit as sharp and funny as his novels, which you can see in this video.
This past September I was guest columnist for the Crime Fiction Lover blog talking about how one can become a crime writer. Here is an excerpt: “Today we’re honoured to present a guest column by one of the most respected names in crime fiction – Jonathan Santlofer. The author of numerous bestsellers in the genre, Read more…
Lawrence Block and I were interviewed on the Leonard Lopate show about writing crime fiction. “Jonathan Santlofer, Director at the Crime Fiction Academy, and Lawrence Block, author and Crime Fiction Academy Master Class Instructor, talk about the academy, a program at the Center for Fiction that’s dedicated to crime writing in all its forms. Jonathan Read more…
The mystery writing magazine Ellery Queen asked me to contribute a blog post about writing the short story. Here is an excerpt: “More and more the short story has become an important part of my writing life. The other day I was thinking about the old Alfred Hitchcock TV show, one in particular where the Read more…
By Micki Siegel When mystery writer and artist Jonathan Santlofer wakes up each morning, he can smell the roses — literally. That’s because Santlofer and his wife, Joy, a food historian, live right in the heart of Chelsea’s flower district. He recalls the day they saw the apartment, back in January 1979: “It was gardenia Read more…
Joyce Carol Oates is an icon in today’s literary world, a brilliant writer who believes that all novels contain some sort of mystery. Listen and learn from one of the great writers of our time.
I so enjoyed being interviewed by Jane, a writer of mysteries and a generous soul. To connect to Jane: www.janecleland.com